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Jaspers Retreat

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing property!"

    ! Stunning. Everything provided for a very comfortable stay. 5* plus holiday. Will be back again and again. Views were amazing. This property is a credit to the owners. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your fabulous review ,we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Jaspers Retreat and hope we can welcome you back soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jene5.0Mar 2024

  • "A few issues covered by email to Sykes Cottage's, otherwise it was a great well needed change of scenery staying in a well appointed house."

    Reviewed by David4.1Dec 2023

  • "We stayed at Jasper's Retreat in November for a week."

    Weather wasn't brilliant but still found plenty to do. There was 6 of us and 3 dogs. There was plenty of room for all. The accommodation was big and roomy but still cosy. The underfloor heating and fire was great on the chilly evenings. The bathrooms were fab as was the walk in showers. Plenty of hot water. The bedrooms are a great size and the beds were very comfortable and all have good sized TVs. The kitchen had everything you could of wished for...plenty of cutlery, plates, dishes, mugs, glasses etc. The dining room table is big with plenty of elbow room and the furniture in the seating area is big and comfortable. Great size T.V too. The views are spectacular. I would love to go again in the summer months to be able to sit outside and look at those views. We did have a power cut due to storm Debi arriving but it really didn't bother us as we had torches and it didn't last that long, only around half hour. Great shopping in the town too. Good choice of restaurants and pubs. The dogs loved it too and didn't get under each others paws as there was plenty of room for them. They are biggish dogs too...Rottweiler, Alsatian and a medium sized rescue dog. Great field just up the hill for them to have a run round and also a park area down by the lake which is very secure and fenced off. Thank you for a great stay. We will no doubt be back.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jasper’s Retreat."

    It was a super base for our week in the Lake District. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and has been tastefully designed with lovely bedrooms and a lounge/dining area with views of Windermere and plenty of space for 3 couples to socialise. Our host was quick to address minor maintenance problems as soon as we reported them to her. We really hope to return in the future as we loved this property and its location.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property with stunning views over Lake Windermere."

    Beautifully decorated, large comfortable beds and plenty of room for our extended family and 2 dogs, would highly recommend and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property in lovely surroundings."

    A nice welcome pack was left including a bottle of prosecco. There is a well laid out open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a veranda and seating with extensive views to the lake and the hills opposite. Our weather was unfortunately not good enough to let us use it more than twice. There was a good range of board games in the lounge. Having good views also comes at a slight cost in that the property is at the top of quite a steep hill. We didn’t find this a great problem despite two of our party being in their 70s. The three bedrooms were roomy and comfortable with 2 having en-suite bathrooms. We had some doubt about what the cleaners had done before our arrival. The bathroom floors had been mopped, but the floor still had loose mop strands or (dog) hair on the floor. One of our party spent an hour “hoovering” up (dog) hair and spider webs (some with residents) from room corners and along door frames. There was also a pair of pants that had been there for some time on one of the outdoor decks. The main TV in the lounge is a Sky Glass unit that I believe is directly connected to broadband. While we had no problems with laptops or phones using the wi-fi the TV regularly had sync issues between the picture and sound. Our solution was to watch it on “catch up” after the programme had been running for several minutes. As said above, this is a lovely property in a great location, and would definitely considerate it again for a holiday. We notice from the owner’s replies to other comments that they are planning some extensive upgrades next year. Can I suggest then, consideration be given putting full length mirrors in the bedrooms, preferably close to a power point, so ladies can use a hair dryer near a mirror. One bedroom only had a mirror in the bathroom with a razor point. Alternatively, a dressing table with a mirror near a power point would be good.

    Thank you for your feedback .I am very sorry that you felt the need to hoover on your arrival ,this is totally unacceptable and I shall speak to housekeeping about this . However , I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Jaspers Retreat overall .As previously mentioned ,we are doing renovations in January and your suggestions are greatly appreciated. I hope we can welcome you back to Jaspers next year to see the changes we have made . kind regards Martin and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Norman4.4Sep 2023

  • "We came back from a wonderful week at Jaspers Retreat yesterday (8/9/23)."

    There were 6 of us and a dog, one couple both 60 and two couple in their early/mid thirties and we absolutely loved it (we were very lucky with the weather - hottest week of the year so far!). Facilities, views, position were stunning (could’ve done with air con though

    Hi, thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Jaspers Retreat again and we’re delighted that you were there to experience our tropical climate. To be fair, you are the first guests in over 6 years that has requested AC, but given the recent hike in temperatures in the UK it’s actually something that we’re currently considering funnily enough. Anyway, we would like to thank you again for choosing Jaspers Retreat for your stay in the lakes and we hope to welcome you back again very soon…. Kind regards, Martyn and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Jaspers retreat is a beautiful property with stylish and quality furnishings."

    It was cosy and comfortable, and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. This is truly a home from home and we would definitely return. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area was a joy.. well thought out and with stunning lake views. The bedrooms and bathrooms were beautiful and I can honestly say the beds were the most comfortable we have slept in over the 14 years we have been visiting the lakes. The outside balcony area was lovely, unfortunately we didn’t have enough of a dry spell to make much use of it, but a lovely place to sit and take in the views. One small point was that the decking felt like it needed a little attention.. and being so high up it could make you a little nervous to walk on. There isn’t much of a useable garden, which is a shame as we love a garden, but we knew this before we booked so it wasn’t a surprise. The location was great, and gave fabulous views, but those with walking difficulties would struggle with the climb back up the hill. All in all, Jaspers retreat is a joy. Thank you for sharing

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Jaspers Retreat and it remains a fantastic property in most respects."

    Fantastically situated with great views over the lake and access on to Brant Fell literally from the end of the road. The property is very spacious, with great bedrooms and bathroom facilities. Our only negative was noticing just a few minor elements, which could do with some TLC and addressing. For example some corners of the showers looked a little "shabby", cutlery and kitchenware could do with updating etc. On their own, just small things but with a property this impressive in most areas you would expect it to be followed through in all aspects and it would be a shame for it to be let down by what are very easily fixable things. Overall, though, another wonderful stay.

    Hi Kevin, firstly, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at our holiday home again and for providing such fantastic feedback. However, we are sorry to hear that you found a few minor issues and we would like to assure you that they are being addressed. As you will be aware, Jaspers Retreat is such a popular place to stay in the Lakes and we like to think that its luxurious surroundings (not to mention the views) is what sets it aside from anything else. We are genuinely blown away by its ongoing success, but as a result we sometimes struggle to find the time to keep on top of those special little touches that we know mean a lot to our guests. So you will be pleased to hear that we have booked the house out for 6 weeks in Jan/Feb 24 and we intend to give it all of the TLC it deserves including fitting a new kitchen and replacing all of the plates and cutlery, refurbishing all 3 bathrooms/bedrooms plus all of those special quirky little finishing touches that make Jaspers Retreat so special. Again, we are sorry that we didn’t quite meet all of your expectations on this occasion but rest assured, if you choose to stay again next year you won’t be disappointed. Thank you once again for choosing our holiday home and we hope to see you next year. Martyn and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed many times in The Lake District over the years and Jaspers Retreat is definitely the best Accommodation, absolutely stunning, views are incredible and they really have thought of everything."

    Just a recommendation to the property owners is to get some new crockery as quite a few of the Dinner plates and a couple of the mugs had cracks so havent got much more life in them. We will 100% return.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing beautiful property Had everything we needed and more Clean Well ..."

    Amazing beautiful property Had everything we needed and more Clean Well equipment Cannot find one fault apart from wish I could have stayed longer

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed it so much that you wished to stay longer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful house within easy walking distance of Bowness town centre, with its shops and pubs, but in a quiet location with parking for up to three cars."

    The house was well equipped for our party of six adults.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you all enjoyed the house and it's location. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Mar 2023

  • "Overall the property looks stunning with beautiful views and a great style."

    The location is central and parking was not a problem. Beds were comfortable and amenities were good. There were a few things that were disappointing and would benefit from improvements. when we arrived we had to get the vacuum out to hoover the living areas as there was bits, dust and crums all over the living area floor. Used Soap and fluff balls behind the bath in the master bathroom. Handles missing off the wardrobes and some of the bedside tables, toilet seat was loose in the downstairs en-suite room. There was dog mess in the garden which I stood in when taking my dogs out. Cheap plastic hangers in some of the wardrobes and not a sufficient amount of hangers for multiple guests. No extra pillows other than those on the bed. For the price I would of expected better, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed or resolved for future.

    Dear Guest, we are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced whilst you were staying at Jaspers Retreat and firstly, we would like to assure you that the issues have been passed to the Maintenance team and they will be addressed immediately. As the owners of Jaspers Retreat, we strive to make everyone’s stay at our holiday home as special as we can and that involves striving for perfection, but from time to time things get broken or stop working and they don’t always get reported and/or get missed during turnover. As you will be aware, Jaspers is very popular and the quick turnarounds makes it difficult to check everything. We do have 2 weeks every year set aside for decorating and major maintenance activities but as you have experienced, some of the smaller issues can sometimes get missed. So we would like to thank you for raising the issues and apologise again that we didn’t quite meet your expectations on this occasion. In terms of the dog mess in the garden, we allow guests to bring their furry friends on the basis that they clean up after them and 99% of them do, but unfortunately there’s always one or two that don’t. At the moment it’s just happening on the odd occasion but if it continues we may have to consider stopping owners bringing their pets - which would be such a shame. However, until then, please accept our apologies on behalf of the guests that stayed before you for leaving such a mess. We sincerely hope that this doesn’t deter you from booking Jaspers next time you’re coming to the lakes with your family and thank you for or all the positive feedback you provided too. Kindest regards, Martyn and Lisa Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry3.4Feb 2023

  • "Jaspers retreat is a spectacular holiday home."

    From the minute you walk through the door you're cocooned in a welcoming warm house. It's very clean and comfortable. We slept well in bed all three rooms boasting different beds and decor. Spacious bathrooms with the softest of towels and no end of hot water. A well equipped kitchen helped when we wanted to cook.The views of the fells from the balcony are lovely. It's dog friendly which meant our canine friends enjoyed their holiday too. The managing agents were tip top too. IF YOU CHOOSE THIS LAKELAND HOLIDAY HOME YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Jaspers Retreat, and that your canine friends did too! We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Jasper’s retreat was an amazing property and made me very jealous that I don’t have a property like this myself, would definitely return , couldn’t fault it, views are amazing too, we had ice and snow whilst there and can prove difficult to access if weather is bad."

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property - loved the extra touches, wine, biscuits, hand soaps etc."

    Definitely experienced some luxury. The only constructive comment I can offer is regarding the wood/kindling - considering the size of property & staying for a week I think being a little more generous with this would be something to think about ( we were actually left with 7 pieces of kindling) however I would stay here again in a flash.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property with everything we could have needed."

    Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant house, real luxury and beautifully furnished, lovely little touches in the house and high end products."

    Reviewed by Eva5.0Sep 2022

  • "I was disappointed that no wood/firefighters/kindling was left for the log burner, not advertised as being supplied and as pointed out by the agents upon contacting them but I feel it would be considerate to have it at the property in a log store, even if it needs to be replaced if used as per the dishwasher tablets as after arriving @ 19."

    00 after a long journey on a congested M6 tired & hungry, no wood present for the log burner was rather disappointing. Also, the marketing details for the spa is somewhat misleading as I feel it should clearly state that the spa /leisure facilities is 2.4 miles down the road. Again, this was a disappointment which resulted in the facilities not being used.

    Thank you for your feedback; I am sorry to read that you had a long journey to reach the Lake District. I don't usually leave logs in the property until the beginning of October but I take on board your comments and will consider providing them earlier. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful house."

    We’ve stayed several times before. Central to everything. Had some new additions. Sky glass tv was fab and new sofas and furniture all looked great and comfortable. Lisa the owner was so helpful and lovely. We will visit again and again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wow. What an amazing house and setting."

    Probably the best we have ever rented. The house was luxurious, beautifully decorated and it was obvious that the owners had put a great deal of thought to ensure our every need was catered for. We will definately be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house with stunning views"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Stayed there 3 times but each time there seems to be a problem with the smell from the en-suite bathroom in the very end bedroom. Had to buy extra air fresheners to help mask the smell. Other than that, Faultless.

    Thank you for your review . After reading your comments we have investigated the problem with the smell in the bathroom , had work carried out and this is now resolved . Once again, thank you for your feedback and your custom . LIS Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Jasper’s Retreat, a beautiful house and great location."

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous house in a fabulous location."

    It is central to Bowness (warning that it is at the top of a very steep road for those that have difficulties with walking). Well furnished and lovely enclosed garden for the dogs. Would definitely recommend and have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2021

  • "Unbelievable house, views were out of this world!"

    I would 100% recommend Jasper Retreat, loved every second

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "The property we stayed at was beautiful."

    Excellent location with stunning views. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Dec 2020

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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.


  • Highly commended - exceptional quality 5 star property
  • Arranged across 3 levels: 3 x bedrooms: 1 x king size four poster bed, shower room with wc, 1 x king size bed with en-suite, 1 x super king (or twin beds on request) with en-suite
  • Family bathroom with power shower
  • Utility room
  • Open plan sitting room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Gas central and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven with induction hob, American style fridge freezer with ice maker and water chiller, nespresso machine, filter coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TVs, BT sports package, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars (No parking immediately outside the boundary of the property)
  • Secure bike storage
  • Choices Leisure Club complimentary access
  • Garden, sun terrace, patios with furniture
  • Babies welcome but guests will need to bring their own travel cot
  • Up to 3 pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

A spectacular architect designed, 5-star property for a very special holiday or celebration, this outstanding residence offers the best of modern living and certainly has the wow factor.

Jaspers Retreat enjoys an elevated position on Brantfell, just minutes from the villages of Bowness and Windermere.

Glass balconies and floor to ceiling windows throughout Jaspers Retreat, make the most of spectacular views to Lake Windermere and the Coniston Fells beyond.

Whatever the weather, a choice of indoor or al-fresco dining make this an ideal property all year round. The large entrance hall opens into an extremely useful utility room with shower room and wc.

It also leads the way into a superb bedroom with four poster bed and glass doors opening onto a balcony, revealing more of those stunning views.

A few steps up from the entrance is the main living space.

A huge, open plan sitting room in which to spread out and relax.

Sumptuous furnishings, beamed ceilings, cosy underfloor heating and mesmerising wood burning stove make this a wonderful place in which to chat with friends.

A large family dining area is ideal for lazy breakfasts spent reading the papers, or elegant evening meals by candlelight and the kitchen is to die for, with its state-of-the-art appliances and glorious outlook.

The final two bedrooms are found just a few steps down from the entrance hall.

The master bedroom with en-suite, a divine family bathroom with walk in shower, and third bedroom with super king size bed which can be made up as a twin.

Be sure to request this in advance.

Both of these rooms have sliding glass doors that open on to a large patio overlooking the local countryside. This luxury Bowness holiday home is the epitome of luxury and style, somewhere guests will remember for a very long time

Please advise at the time of booking if you require the zip link bed to be made as singles/twin or super king, thank you
If you are booking a short break starting on a Monday, please call the office

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, cinema, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Old Laundry Theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and 'Go-Ape' adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas