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The Oaks

Bowness & Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 942045)

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  • Sleeps 25

  • Bedrooms 12

  • Bathrooms 11

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 25

  • Bedrooms 12

  • Bathrooms 11

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
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    “Mrs”

    What a wonderful place! We had very high expectations from the pictures, and it exceeded them ...

    What a wonderful place! We had very high expectations from the pictures, and it exceeded them! We were a family group of 19 people aged from 18 months to 80, and every single one of us loved the place. Most rooms are en suite so a lot of the kids even had their own which delighted them. It felt like there could have been double our numbers and still not feel in the least bit crowded. All rooms were spotlessly clean and well made up with quality towels and bedding. The kitchen had at least 2 of everything and 3 or 4 giant fridges and dishwashers! There were more than enough of all glasses and crockery not to be waiting on the dishwasher for each meal, and plenty of plastic glasses for outside and the hot tubs, too. The pair of hot tubs were wonderful and having two meant we could designate one to the kids to splash about in while we quietly sipped our bubbles in ours. There were board games in one of the many lounges, but our kids spent most of their time exploring the grounds outside and loving having some freedom while we could keep an eye out from the patio / hot tubs / lounges. We had a wonderful series of birthday meals at the long tables in the conservatory looking out at the view, which was just off the kitchen making things really easy to serve and clear. A point to note, which I believe they are now looking into resolving: The accessible room is marvellous however our 80-year-old birthday girl found the bed just too high to get in and out of during the night herself, luxurious as it was. She’s probably not much more than 5 foot tall and we’ve had the same problem in hotels, but just to be aware to check if they’ve found a resolution, if this might be an issue. My only other piece of advice is to ask for a map of the bedrooms before you go! The house really is huge and I found myself walking in circles trying to make sure I allocated the right children near the right parents in the right rooms before everyone arrived - more stressful than you might think haha! Lorna was our point of contact and couldn’t have been more helpful both before and during our stay. We all have nothing but praise for the place and just can’t wait to find another occasion to return! Thank you Lorna and The Oaks!

Awards

  • Gold Winner

    Best in North West England 2019

Sykes Gems recognises the very best properties in our collection. Winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges, taking into account customer satisfaction scores.

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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 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 idiosyncratic 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.

Floorplans

2. First Floor1. Ground Floor

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Summary

  • 12 bedrooms: Ground floor: 1 x super king-size 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 (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, 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, WiFi
  • 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 has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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, 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 less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are 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.

Region Information

Cot and highchair only available on request.

Note: Check-in 5pm.

Note: Strictly no stag/hen or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas
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