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Deer Wood at Applethwaite Hall

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Deer Wood."

    A lovely place to stay, spotlessly clean and tidy in a quiet location just outside Windermere. The bed was particularly comfy and our dog was very grateful for the treats that were left for him, such a nice touch ! We were really impressed with the bathrooms and has given us ideas for when we update our own back home ! We would definitely recommend Deer Wood. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Deer Wood is a lovely apartment in a great location."

    We have stayed here on a number of occasions because we find it so welcoming and comfortable. This stay we did feel bedroom carpet and sofa were beginning to need professional clean or upgrading. That said it didn’t stop us from having a great break.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed another visit to Deer Wood. We take your comments on board, and will ask our Housekeeping Team to look into your comments about the sofa and carpet. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jul 2023

  • "Everything was as we hoped for ,a very enjoyable break."

    We will certainly book again.thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely apartment, very well maintained with a high level of amenities."

    Thank you for your lovely comments, We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "So clean and comfortable."

    Beautifully furnished and a lovely setting. Just perfect

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect, beds were very very comfortable as were the pillows, amazing location and so close to Windermere, it was February so very cold but on a nice day you could probably walk into Windermere ."

    Beautiful beautiful house and the views were outstanding, home from home

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexea5.0Feb 2023

  • "The apartment is beautiful and feels very homely and comfortable, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!"

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place and we really hope to come back again someday soon

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great stay thank you, beautiful spot."

    Close to facilities and really easy to get out and up into the fells and hills. The twin bedroom heater was not turned on for the duration of the week, which meant the room was really cold, not sure if this is broken or just purposefully turned off. The apartment felt overall clean and comfortable however the kitchen floor wasn’t as clean as it could have been for example we spilt something on the floor and cleaned it up and realised the cloth was rather dirty not from the spillage. The apartment has everything we needed and very much enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will look into the issue that you encountered with the heater, and ensure that the kitchen floor is clean. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jan 2023

  • "Gorgeous property/apartment, lovely setting, and great location."

    Would be great if landlord installed some slow car chargers (or even 13Amp outdoor sockets as cheaper) near parking bays for car charging at night), and there are ways to check how much usage and charge for it, fairly. Otherwise lovely place.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Oct 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Deerwood - we came back as the first year was perfect, and it was just as perfect this time around."

    Fabulous accommodation, with everything you need. Lovely big spacious rooms. Really is home from home. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy The Lakes.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2022

  • "The apartment lovely done to a high standard, everything there what you wanted ..."

    The apartment lovely done to a high standard, everything there what you wanted , and outside area was ideal, we had an amazing stay and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Second stay in this comfortable apartment."

    Scored lower for cleanliness as we had to contact Lake Lovers about a couple of issues.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2022

  • "Well,presented Well equipped Clean and homely Good instructions and info on ..."

    Well,presented Well equipped Clean and homely Good instructions and info on location Felt classy Wouldn’t hesitate returning again

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Deer Wood."

    The apartment is stunning and in the most beautiful location. Perfect for exploring the lakes. We particularly loved having the walk to Orrest Head on our doorstep, such wonderful views and driving back to see deers grazing in the field each day. It was lovely to have the large grass area in front of the hall for the children to play on. The apartment was spotless and provided everything we needed for an amazing stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bridey5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment in a beautiful setting."

    We felt very comfortable during our stay. Nice to have the outside verandah and decking area too - ideal with our four-legged family member. Ideal location for exploring The Lakes, and great to be able to do walks from the property without having to get into the car. We hope to return sometime. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Our recent holiday at Deer wood was fantastic."

    Beautiful location, so peaceful. Very well equipped and scrupulously clean . Only one thing I would say that is missing is a small fence on the back to join up with the railing , then pouches can wander out on to the back with out out fear of falling or wandering off and having to be on a lead when sat outside. We have booked again for later on in the year Thank you for a wonderful break Ann

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful Apartment, we really enjoy our stay in a relaxing atmosphere, well-equipped owners have thought of everything for an enjoyable stay."

    Beautiful furnishings to a high standard. Lovely thought to decorate a Christmas tree & provide a bottle of bubbly & biscuits loved the special thought to provide a basket of goodies for our dog. Thank you. Short drive to Windermere/ Bowness. Lots to see & do. We would love to return to this property & Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was a home away from home."

    Absolutely beautiful and an affordable price in 2021. Real luxury for us four. We would come back if price is right. Only a note the heater in diner lounge never came on and it got quite cold last few nights we were there but lakelovers gave us a heater. Could do with a security light in garden as we had a dog and you couldn’t see where you were going. And to make it absolutely perfect and safe for our dog you could do with a fence and gate behind the outdoor table and chairs. But none of this would stop us from returning. Thank you for letting this property and sharing it with others. Absolutely stunning.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2021

  • "A high quality very comfortable apartment which is well equipped."

    We enjoyed our stay and the fact that whilst we were not too far from Windermere we were in quiet surroundings and could walk from the door. Very comfortable beds and great showers. Would certainly look to stay here again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property is in a lovely spot and is of a good standard."

    No mattress or pillow protectors, which is not hygienic. The heating was ok, but cold at times.

    Reviewed by Julian3.4Oct 2021

  • "Gorgeous apartment where the owners have really thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible."

    A short drive to Windermere, the apartment is ideally located.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have been travelling across the UK over many years and to be fair Deer Wood ..."

    We have been travelling across the UK over many years and to be fair Deer Wood was one of the best with exceptional accommodation and ideal location

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2021

  • "Deer Wood is a lovely property, equipped to a high standard and in a good location."

    Leaving no cleaning cloths or kitchen roll etc even with the challenges of Covid is a little poor. We had issues with the washing machine as it would not work and had to report this to Lakelovers twice. No-one came back to us. Eventually fixed 2 days later very quickly as it seemed the water had been switched off, and not by us!

    Reviewed by Catriona4.1Apr 2021

  • "This is out little slice of heaven."

    We love the lakes, especially here. Deer Wood is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax. Will definitely be returning for as long as possible.

    Marianne & JohnOct 2019

  • "Really it's all been said before, a lovely apartment, very spacious and well kitted out."

    Many thanks for the wine and goodies and for simply being here. Will highly recommend to friends and hope to visit again.

    Mr MillmoreOct 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment – one of the best we have stayed in."

    We will definitely be back. Lovely and clean and everything we could hope for. Loads of walks direct from Deer Wood.

    Mrs GibbinsOct 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful location and lovely apartment."

    It felt very homely and we were sad to leave.

    Mr & Mrs TownrowSep 2019

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay."

    The appalling weather tried to spoil it but it failed largely due to Deer Wood being so good

    Nigel, Tracy And Bix (the Westie)Mar 2019

  • "One of the most well equipped Lakelovers properties we have stayed in over the last 10+ years."

    Mary, Stewart And Radley (the Chocolate Labrador)Mar 2019

  • "What a well placed apartment!"

    Great walks straight from the door, close to amenities, clean and inviting. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy this magical place from your lovely holiday home.

    Harriet & ChrisMar 2019

  • "The apartment is so warm and welcoming."

    Beautiful decor has clearly been carefully and lovingly selected. The grounds and views are wonderful, it feels like such an escape yet Windermere is a short walk away. It’s perfect. Such attention to detail...wine, dog treats and even Christmas decorations!

    Miss RowlandDec 2018

  • "It has been a perfect weekend away."

    The apartment is spotless and breathtaking. We've had a wonderful stay. Will definitely be returning. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your amazing home.

    Marianne, John And Skye RocheOct 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our first holiday in the Lake District at fabulous Deer Wood, with the bats, birds and deer visitors."

    Thank you for the treats that you left us, it made us feel really welcome.

    Adam And Louise LeaveyOct 2018

  • "The perfect place for a relaxing week at the end of a busy year."

    Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your fantastic holiday home with us.

    Andrew And Sue PembertonSep 2018

  • "Lovely stay, relaxing beautiful apartment."

    Will hopefully come again one day. Great location

    The May FamilySep 2018

  • "This is a stunning place, so peaceful and picturesque."

    A lovely relaxing break which is just what we needed.

    The RedshawsAug 2018

  • "Fantastic apartment, felt at home So peaceful and quiet just what was needed."

    Great loccation not fa from town and much to do Many Thanks

    Wylie FamilyAug 2018

  • "Lovely relaxed time in this special place."

    Great location with everything we needed here so close by, yet so quiet! So peaceful sitting ourt on the decking Would love to come back

    Hugging FamilyAug 2018

  • "Hot Hot Hot outside!"

    Yet appartment stayed cool inside! What a wonderful place. Thank you for sharing. Spotted both deer and badger in the wood and evening sunsets 5 minutes walk. Hope to be back soon

    Carl And Nic FieldsJun 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Sophisticated, comfortable period ground floor cottage style apartment
  • Sleeps 4: 1 King size bedroom with luxury ensuite, 1 Twin bedroom
  • Luxury family bathroom
  • Spacious open plan living with delightful woodland views
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Covered verandah with seating, private garden with decking and garden furniture
  • Access to beautiful communal grounds
  • Views from balcony and decking
  • One private parking space and visitor spaces.
  • Electric Central Heating
  • Neff appliances: Electric cooker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer / Dryer,Fridge Freezer
  • Covered verandah with seating
  • Private garden with decking and garden furniture
  • Wifi
  • Smart TVs Bluetooth music system
  • Secure bike storage
  • Babies and children welcome
  • 1 Pet welcome

The property

Part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development, Deer Wood At Applethwaite Hall is a contemporary, luxurious ground floor retreat, close to the bustling town of Windermere and her busier neighbour, Bowness, yet peacefully situated.

The apartments are created within a stunning former Arts and Crafts country house, offering superb views across the manicured grounds to the Langdales beyond.

One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

A private entrance on the ground floor with a light and airy entrance hall and beyond to the spacious open plan living space; a wonderful social area with the emphasis very much on comfort.

The quality kitchen is well equipped with Neff appliances, and an adjacent dining area with solid wood furnishings completes the lounge area.

A door leads out to a cleverly created sunny private decked garden, perfect for enjoying an aperitif before dinner.

There’s also a covered veranda with further outdoor seating to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the woodland beyond. Just a mile from the centre of Windermere, Deer Wood makes an ideal base for enjoying a variety of walks or cycle rides from the door.

The delights of Windermere and Bowness offer you an array of interesting shops, bars and bistros as well as well stocked supermarkets and every day amenities, and of course, access to Lake Windermere at Bowness.

Orrest Head and Post Knott are within easy walking distance and offer amazing views of England's largest Lake, a perfect amble for you and your dog; various watersports line the shores of Windermere to include sailing, paddleboarding and canoeing and Grizedale Forest is close by providing a variety of trails for cyclists and mountain bikers of all abilities.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5 miles
  • Kendal 8.7 miles

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter