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The Oaks

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Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 25 Guests

  • 12 Bedrooms

  • 11 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a stunning property for a large family group."

    Appointed to a very high standard. Fantastic kitchen facilities. A wonderful mix of space to be together and also corners to retire too. The beautiful views were a bonus. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    Close to other rentals on the estate but still very private. Our party didn't have a bad word to say about the place.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Oaks is a beautiful house, 18 of us stayed and it catered for all of our needs."

    The photos were what drew us to book the house, however, even these do not do the house justice. It is immaculately clean, we had everything we needed and the hot tubs and sauna were a real treat! The showers were hot despite the number of us using them at the same time. The location is wonderful - just a short walk into Windermere with some beautiful tracks for us to explore the nearby hills/viewpoints. The views from the house were beautiful too. We would definitely look to book again. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we all had a fantastic time!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. The Oaks Team really appreciates seeing these comments and that you have had such a great stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a very special property."

    We held a 50th birthday party here over a week in November and had a spectacular time. The house has every comfort imaginable and the sauna, hot tubs and pool table were particularly popular! The huge kitchen was a focal point - so well equipped and so many dishwashers, cookers, kettles etc. A number of people commented on how comfortable the beds were. Spotlessly clean. Well done to Sarah and the team - they could not have been more helpful!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay and the kitchen is a great space. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Oaks Country House was perfect for our family holiday."

    We numbered 21, and were 3 generations from 3 continents (UK, USA and Australia). The house is very well equipped, furnished, clean, spacious, and obviously well cared for by the managers. It has a fabulous kitchen area with everything youd need. Communication was excellent and the welcome much appreciated. There was room for everyone, the leisure area was well used, as was the dining room, which easily accommodated our party. We were able to easily access walks and Lake District tourist spots by car and foot. We'd highly recommend a stay here.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Oaks is an amazing property and was perfect for my group."

    I run a large walking group and although the property fits 25 people we had 17 staying. Some people know each others and some are meeting for the first time. When you throw 17 + people together into one house with a mix of personalities you need space. The bedrooms being able to split into twins and most having an ensuite is ideal for our group. Lots of lounge areas o people can find somewhere quiet if they need to. The hot tubs and sauna were an amazing feature after a hard day walking. The kitchen was very equipped making group meals around the fab table easy. If I am going to be picky an electric whisk would have been nice ( making pavlova and beating eggs whites for 3 large pavlovas was hard work on the arms, good job there were plenty of us to take turns )

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback and The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay. We like to hear any suggestions to help keep improving our facilities and we do have a food processor with attachments and a wand in the kitchen, but was maybe hidden in plain sight! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a wonderful place!"

    Everything wonderful, magical and sparkling. We hired for a large group celebrating our friends wedding and it fit the bill and more. Could not have asked for a better location (spot the deer!) and for so many people in one place we all could find a quiet spot or a noisy one depending on what you wanted. The facilities were great with a cleaner coming each day of our hire to clean the hot tubs, so many ovens, plenty of plates and utensils. Could have done with more mugs and tall glasses but I’m now being picky. We loved it and so pleased to have been able to have the privilege to have stayed.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2023

  • "The house was even better than the pictures on the website."

    It was a perfect location, the owner had thought of everything and we did not want for anything. The local information provided by the owner was really useful. The hot tub maintenance during our stay was excellent. We would definitely recommend the property.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send this. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay and thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you again too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is fantastic with great facilities and great location."

    We were a family gathering of 24 people yet there was enough space to always find a quiet sitting room or to gather togeher as a large group. The well equipped kitchen and dining facilities mean that we could prepare meals and enjoy them together. The hot tubs were wonderful. If anyone is looking for a large property for a luxury holiday with family/friends then we can highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send this. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay and we try and think of everything to help with your stay. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to see you again too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at this lovely property with our whole family."

    The house is extremely comfortable, well equipped and family friendly. The small issue we had in one room was dealt with immediately. We would highly recommend this property.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send this and it's lovely to know you enjoyed your return stay with us once again. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay and thank you for recommending us. We hope to see you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Oaks exceeded our expectations."

    My extended family (12 of us) stayed a week and enjoyed the spacious accommodations (12 rooms), large kitchen (3 refrigerators and 3 dish washers) and large dining area (seating for 32) with views of rolling hills and grazing sheep. Multiples sitting rooms and places to watch tv, play games and read were also appreciated. Very memorable week in an exceptional property!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send this. The Oaks Team really appreciates hearing that our guests have had such a great stay and so glad you enjoyed the space and views from the house, which are very special, and you had such a memorable holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holden5.0Jun 2023

  • "What an amazing house, we had a wonderful stay."

    The kitchen was well stocked, the hot tubs and sauna wonderful after a full day’s walking. As for the view from the terrace - incredible!!! Thank you

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Oaks."

    We are a big group and have stayed at many properties across the UK. This is the best property we have stayed at!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a perfect venue for a family event to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday."

    All our guests loved the house and there was something for everyone from the youngest of our grandchildren aged 6 to the more mature guests. The grounds and views are wonderful and there were plenty of local walks to suit all abilities. The house is a convenient 20 minute walk away from Bowness and all its facilities. The manager of the site was also very helpful.

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2023

  • "We all had a great time and will be booking the Oaks again when an anniversary such as our recent Diamond Wedding comes around."

    The staff at the Oaks were very helpful when we arrived for the start of our holiday. And I will certainly recommend the Oaks to the people I know. In the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful house, great location well equipped thanks for 3 great days"

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Another excellent stay at The Oaks."

    We stayed over the weekend for a friend's surprise 60th birthday and we had a fabulous time. The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped. All the rooms are nicely decorated and there are lots of communal spaces too. The two hot tubs were a big hit as was the sauna. We have talked about making it an annual trip.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was beautiful, had everything you could think of and was perfect for our group stay."

    The view out of the back of the property was superb, great to look at whilst sat in the jacuzzi! The location was great it? it was only a short walk into Bowness. Would highly recommend the property to anyone for a large group stay. There was a small issue with the WiFi and not all the guests were able to access it. This was not a huge issue though.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay. We are sorry you had some difficulty in accessing the internet, we have since had some upgrades to the network which have made significant improvement, so should you stay again we hope you will have a more consistent connection for all guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Feb 2023

  • "An excellent property in which the photos don't do it justice and its better in real life."

    A few issues cropped up during the week which you would expect for a property of this size but all issues were dealt with efficiently. Should we need a property of this size again then we will be back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful place to have a large family reunion."

    The children and the grandchildren enjoyed the hot tubs until the weather got so hot that they were not so inviting. The large garden, with shade, was an added bonus. Sarah Johnson was very helpful with our enquiries re bike store and internet, (it turned out we should have been logging into Oaks Guest (I think) not The Oaks.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property and the staff who ran the estate were extremely friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just back from a wonderful weekend break at The Oaks."

    The house & facilities exceeded our expectations. We were a group of 24, the house was perfect. Lots of lounges to relax in but it seemed we spent sent most of our time in the fabulous kitchen! The wonderful weather meant we took full advantage of the terrace, hot tubs & spectacular view. The communication & updates from the management of house was excellent. They met us on our arrival to make sure we were happy which we certainly were. It was truly a very special weekend for us all.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was out of this world !"

    ! Enough sofas for everyone to have one of their own. The house was spotlessly clean. Gardens, hot tubs & sauna were fabulous. The house had everything we needed and more ! Perfect location for Bowness and surrounding areas. Host was very accommodating ! Thanks again

    Reviewed by Lianne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Cleanliness was to a high standard. All the facilities are fabulous. The view to the back of the house is just beautiful. We saw deer, hares, foxes, birds of prey and pheasants. The hot tubs and saunas are an added bonus and were used a lot during our stay. The beds are extremely comfortable. The living areas were spacious and well decorated. All in all a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant, everything thought of and more than enough utensils and washing items."

    So much space - we were 19, as some dropped out at last minute - and it sleeps 24, no-one disturbed anyone, just bodies floating round as they went about their business!! Quiet areas, kitchen sofas, 'games' room etc. Great for chilling, even with the Lake District weather, or being busy with activities, even goal posts for a knock about. We wish we could have stopped longer. Wonderful staff and customer care. I have emailed with 'suggestions' for little tweeks and possible hand rails for disabled access from disabled room to top lounge but we managed nevertheless. Would highly recommend and certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our Group of 17 persons have had weekend celebrations together on four occasions in the past."

    This one was the best…we liked the Oaks because the kitchen facilities were the best we’ve had, the bedrooms were of a very high standard and the location by Lake Windermere was excellent.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Location was excellent and taxi service from Carlos was spot on ."

    Very good accommodation and very clean

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The pictures on the website do not do justice to the property."

    The provision of essentials like tea/coffee dishwasher tablets were invaluable due to our late arrival time. The views are magnificient, the area so peaceful, it was just the perfect location for our family get-together. I would (and already have) recommend this property to anybody.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the oaks cottage, it was better than expected."

    .very spacious and clean, had all the facilities required..

    Reviewed by Tasneem5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Oaks was better than expected."

    A beautiful property with plenty of room for a large group. Multiple living spaces so plenty of room to space out. Multiple ovens and dishwashers really helped when cooking for a large group. Has every appliance you would need for a a self catering holiday. We got some nice weather so could take advantage of the outdoor seating and garden, again plenty of space to play games or relax soaking up the sun. Not that it was an issue but some previous places I have stayed have things like cooking oil/sprays etc but there wasn’t anything like that so just make sure you bring everything you would need. Not sure if that is because of COVID. Also not a lot of toilet roll. Walking into Bowness was only a 10/15 min walk once we found the quickest route. Cross straight over the road at the bottom of the drive. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2020

  • "The best holiday home i have add Butifull inside outside fully modernised very ..."

    The best holiday home i have add Butifull inside outside fully modernised very well equipped very comfortable and looked after end Clean please no cutting any corners very spacious and beautiful equipped kitchen Big and spacious and beautiful sitting areas with comfortable couches all over the House and very comfortable beds in all rooms and good Showers no problem with hot water magnificent garden and beautiful views two beautiful Jacuzzis in the garden and sauna inside close to the Jacuzzis very quiet neighbourhood and beautiful surrounding grounds peaceful and quiet

    Reviewed by Yosef5.0Aug 2020

  • "The place is amazing."

    Superb facilities and the surroundings wow!. Everything you need for a great relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "An exceptional property, very quiet location, but only 1 mile from the centre of Bowness."

    Lovely bedrooms, and very comfortable lounges. Very well equipped kitchen and a great dining room. Large outdoor area, with 2 hot tubs, which were well used after a hard days walking the fells. Very helpful Manager who sorted any problems out. We used an outside caterer on the last night, which was very good, and a very reasonable price.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely big house with good facilities and comfort en suite bedrooms."

    Hot tubs got lots of use and great views of fields and hills from the patio with plenty of room for children to play and run around.

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous venue, very well equipped kitchen and plenty of everything you need for a large group of people."

    We had a great weekend and made plenty of use out to the hot tubs and outside area in general as the weather was kind to us! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something for a large group of people and would definitely go back!! Many thanks Lynn

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2019

  • "The welcome hamper was a lovely touch, we had the most amazing weekend in the Oaks, the house was decorated to a very high standard and was spotless."

    Definitely recommend for other large groups .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Simply beautiful house which exceeded all expectations."

    It was perfect for our family celebrations and we were well looked after by Joanne and Lauren who catered to all our needs. Great location. Fantastic views!!!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous house and location which far exceeded expectations and certainly had the wow factor!"

    Plenty of room for our guests and need to especially mention the catering team who made and served a meal for us which made it a special occasion.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was wonderful and the staff very helpful."

    Location ideal with easy taxi rides th Bowness saving the trouble of trying to park. Hot tubs and sauna an added bonus . Very comfort able for a large group. I would give it 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is a fantastic house which is well appointed and in a beautiful and quiet location, yet within easy reach of Bowness."

    We would recommend staying here to anybody and everybody. This was our annual family gathering, 6 Grandparents, 10 Parents and 8 grand children under the age of 4. The house provide plenty of space for us all to enjoy the weekend, with enough space for the children to play, lounge areas to get away from the chaos! and relax. The kitchen is excellent and very well appointed, as our the bedrooms and bathrooms. Our only compliant would be the lack of a plan of the accommodation on the Sykes website which makes it difficult to allocate rooms and bed configurations required. Other websites do this and we find it invaluable when deciding if a house is suitable for our purposes before booking. This was overcome by the very helpful on site team who should be complimented for their attention to detail. Also it would be useful; if Sykes titled photographs so you can understand which rooms are which.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Nov 2018

  • "The Oaks is an amazing house, extremely well equipped for the amount of guests, very clean and comfortable."

    We all enjoyed the hot tubs (even in the rain) and sauna. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2018

  • "We have been to many holiday homes."

    The Oaks is the best which we stayed. Very high standards..5 star got everything What you need..very spacious rooms with all facilities...including Kitchen and bathrooms..Sauna and hot tubs give you added pleasure...clean,tidy and hygienic...beautiful views..very safe...Jo and Russell were very helpful and wonderful people..definitely on our return list.

    Reviewed by Priyanthi5.0Aug 2018

  • "This was the most beautiful house, it was well appointed and had everyone's needs taken care off."

    We were lucky enough to have the best weather in years and made good use off the Hot tubs and grounds,but I am sure we would have been just as happy to use indoors equally as well if the weather was poor. Fabulous kitchen and just soooooo much space, plenty of cloakroom facilities downstairs . A thoroughly well thought out house and an ideal way to spend a week celebrating my 60th with family and friends . Definitely on my return list.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday home for large family get togethers and family ..."

    Fantastic holiday home for large family get togethers and family occasions Furnishings and accommodation are of the highest standard

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fab-u-lous is the only word to describe this property."

    The standard of accommodation is first class from the bedrooms to the lounges to the wonderful kitchen- even the artwork has been carefully chosen to enhance the rooms. It has a real "wow" factor which begins in the wonderful entrance hall and the dining room is superb. We were a party of 25 ranging in ages from 12 to 82 celebrating a 60th birthday. The house met all our needs having a large number of ensuite rooms and disabled facilities. One of the requirements for our trip was the ability for everyone to sit down together and have a celebratory meal- the dining room was beautiful and has a view to die for. The hot tubs and sauna were very popular and towels were provided for everyone to use. We had snow which made the experience even more magical and on two nights had clear skies which meant we could see hundreds of stars in the sky and not a sound could be heard. Plenty of room for everyone and we would certainly like to visit again!!

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Mar 2018

  • "We had a party of 18 family and close friends and the house was excellent in all aspects."

    The owners could not do enough to make our stay memorable and would definitely go back. Well done for creating a comfortable house where you never seem to be getting on top of each other unless you wanted to.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2018

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  • 12 bedrooms: Ground floor: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC (Disabled friendly bedroom with wheel chair access), First floor: 1 x super king-size double with ensuite bath, walk in shower, double basins and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with vanity unit, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (2'6” twin) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 x super-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), sofabed and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Entrance hall, second entrance hallway with cloakroom area and boot storage and 2 x WC's
  • Spacious kitchen with sitting area
  • Dining room (seats 25) with lounge area
  • Childrens TV lounge with 54'' Smart TV
  • Main lounge with 54'' Smart TV, soundbar and electric stove effect fire, drawing room (accessed via french doors from main lounge) with wood-burning stove
  • Main leisure suite with seating area, 54'' Smart TV, pool table, sauna with walk in showers, separate WC
  • Outside 2 x hot tubs on the main patio area overlooking the grounds.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove and 2 x electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, ice maker, drinks cooler, tumble dryer, 4 x dishwashers, 3 x Smart TV with soundbar
  • Sky TV & Netflix in main lounge, leisure room and children's TV room
  • WiFi
  • Pool table
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel for stove on collection from on-site store
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair only available on request
  • Allocated off road parking for 10 cars by the main entrance
  • Additional parking available at main car park approx 150 yards away
  • Undercover lockable bike rack
  • Spacious grounds with patio, gardens, furniture and 2 x hot tubs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: Community library of books and games available free of charge at site office
  • Note: Strictly no stag/hen or similar
  • Note: This property only accepts a check in on a Friday or Monday
  • Private boat available for hire with a skipper on lake Windermere,bookable with the owners at the site for an additional cost
  • Private chef bookable with the owners for an additional cost
  • Smart TV’s in all bedrooms
  • Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by
  • Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

The property

This magnificent detached country house, built in 1862 is set in a most enviable position amongst beautiful woodlands on High Lindeth Fell just a mile from Bowness-on-Windermere.

The country house has been refurbished to a very high standard and is set in its own grounds with beautiful southerly and westerly views of the Lakeland fells.

The grounds afford all visitors peace and relaxation, with mature trees, firs, bracken and the surrounding fells all on display.

This is a great place for family and friends to get away from it all, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the very special qualities of this premier holiday home. The Oaks was completely renovated in 2017, with no expense spared in re-creating the past glories of this exceptional imposing property.

There are modern installations throughout and a wonderful blend of the original features, such as the beautiful main staircase, the mullioned windows and the old pantry, seamlessly integrated with more modern and contemporary styling.

A well thought out layout provides something for everyone, a main leisure suite offers a great place to relax and unwind with a lovely seating area boasting pleasant views, pool table and a fabulous sauna to soak away the aches and pains.

Outside, the property has a private elevated patio area with two hot tubs that provide the perfect location to sit, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Featuring a main living room with cosy seating areas, a stylish drawing room with comfortable window seats, a warm wood-burning stove and the clever use of connecting doors that offer flexibility to use both rooms together.

The spacious dining room overlooks a flat lawned area with captivating views out across the grounds and rolling hills to the south, with direct links through to the magnificent kitchen.

The kitchen boasts a central island, a range of modern contemporary fittings and a pleasing snug area to relax and enjoy a cold drink from the wine cooler.

A separate TV lounge provides a great place for the children and smaller groups to break out and provide some peace and quiet.

There are two spacious ground floor bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities and one room designed specifically for wheelchair access, making it the perfect choice for anyone with limited mobility.

A useful entrance hall with cloakroom, two separate toilets, a pantry, washing and drying room all go together to provide everything a large group will need.

Two separate sets of stairs offer access the first floor, where there are ten impeccably designed bedrooms, eight with ensuite facilities and the majority with wonderful views onto the garden and woodland areas.

A spacious master bedroom, modern house bathroom and a well laid out family room with sofa bed.

Outside, there is a spacious parking area, formal and wild gardens and a lovely lawned area to enjoy a picnic whilst admiring the special surroundings and catching the odd siting of the local wildlife, including the occasional deer.

Less than a mile away is the wonderful and charming Windermere Golf Club, a most welcoming club.

A short walk takes guests down to the lake ferry where a short 'cruise' gives access to the far shores of Hawkshead, famous Coniston with the magnificent peaks of Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston to name but a few, as well as the magical Tarn Hows area.

All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are a short drive or a good walk from the Oaks, including a wide range of attractions for all ages, ranging from Peter Rabbit to hand-made chocolate shop and the wonderful walks along the Bowness promenade where the many cruise ships run down the lake to Ambleside and Newby Bridge.

Discover picturesque local walks along footpaths bordering the site, including the Dales Way which runs by the Golf Club and Crook and Staveley and for the more adventurous walks across to Cartmel Fell.

There is a leisurely family walk directly from the site to the nearby Brant Fell, which provides stunning views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells, including the Langdales and Crinkle Crags which offer harder challenges to the more adventurous walkers.

The Oaks, a stunning location offering excellent holiday accommodation with everything you could wish for.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Note: This property only accepts a check in on a Friday or Monday

Note:Cot and highchair only available on request.

Note: Check-in 5pm.

Note: Strictly no stag/hen or similar.

Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by

Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas