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The Haven

(Ref. 1069448)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The only thing would be more kitchen utensils, cutlery and glass wear for a big group it was hard to sort things out at meal times when we didn’t have enough things."

    Couple more baking trays and larger bath towels. Otherwise the house was amazing, beautifully done out. Perfect house for a weekend away. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Kitchen equipment was poor, very basic, items incomplete, saucepan handles loose, no non stick pan, I had to buy one."

    An unbelievable amount of glasses but no cupboard or drawer space for food. Fridge and freezer were not the temperature they should have been even on the highest setting. The jacuzzi had to be vacated because it made the occupants have breathing issues and had a terrible smell, this had to be sorted. I contacted you on the Saturday, you said the owner would be out to fix it out no one came until Monday. Parking outside the property was fraught as COTTAGES.COM used the street as their own business carpark, parking not only company vehicles but privately owned vehicles every day. They left a company car permanently parked outside our property. The heating was supposed to come on at set times but it went off at 10am and we had to boost regularly to get it to come on later in the day. The jacuzzi maintenance arrived at the property on the morning we were leaving at approx 8.45am, filling the yard access to the gate with multiple obstructing pipes and hoses which meant we had to clamber over these to remove the rubbish bins from the property. The TV in the living room kept freezing and the Remote control was extremely ineffective. The bottom bed sheets on each bed were not the extra deep kind required so the corners just kept rolling off and had to be remade every day, the mattresses were very heavy and made the task even more cumbersome. There were no logs supplied despite it saying so in the listing. Pool playing was difficult in the space provided and the rooms did not contain enough seating for the whole party to sit together. Lovely house, clean, WiFi great, tv in games room awesome, location great except for parking issues, but poorly equipped kitchen and details listed above mean that for me it's not worth the premium price paid.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We take all comments on board, and will be looking into the points raised. Thank you The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.1Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely family holiday."

    Everything we needed in the kitchen to make our meals the games room was amazing we didn’t see the children they were there playing either snooker or games. The only issue we had was the rain pouring down over the front door due to a bad leek .There was also a leek in the top bedroom when it rained.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Dec 2023

  • "What a wonderful place to stay highly recommend The Haven great location, lovely decorated the photos dont do it justice."

    Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2023

  • "The front top bedroom was quite cold."

    Water cascaded from the front gutter over the entrance doorway in the rain. This was also noisy when trying to sleep. There was no starter pack provided for the wood burner. We struggled a little with the heating timer and it seemed to come on at odd times. Everything else was really good, very well equipped kitchen plenty of towels and lots of space. we really enjoyed the hot tub and pool table.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Liked the property and great location but for the price there were too many things wrong."

    The hot tub was tiny and cold on arrival and couldn’t be used until the following day. No welcome information about how to use things, what we needed to do when we left etc. some of the bedding and towels were dirty on arrival, I called to asked for replacements and they happily Said they would send clean ones but they didn’t turn up for two days. We had a leak through the ceiling in one of the main bedrooms with water rolling down the walls. The hot tub is tiny for the size of the apartment and the garden furniture although we didn’t use it was broken. Finally the walls are literally paper thin. Not sure if this used to be one house with next door but I could hear every word being spoken by the people in the adjoining apartments! Was also advised we would get some compensation for our issues but nothing yet

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We feel that the pictures of the hot tub online are representative of it's size. Hot tub requirements mean that the water is changed on the day of guests arrival in order to ensure it is clean and safe, meaning that water needs to subsequently warm up. I have looked and can see that departure instructions were sent to your booking email address. The housekeeping team will review the errors that occurred during your stay. We are glad that you liked the property and what the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee3.1Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house luxury surroundings made our family reunion superb!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great stay!"

    Really comfortable and clean, mostly had everything we needed but just a few things that would've helped. A full length mirror, the front bedroom doesn't have a mirror at all. A caffetier and a tea pot would be super helpful. Loved that everyone had a hairdryer, all the communication was helpful and the booklet with local walks was very handy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessie4.1Jun 2023

  • "We booked The Haven for a week stay in Lake District ."

    The House was perfect for our group with homely feelings. We loved every moment there from enjoyment at meals on kitchen table to relaxing evenings in TV room and hot tab after day outings. Definitely will book via Sykes in future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all the extras your property had to offer. We hope to welcome you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sohail4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful property exactly as advertised."

    It made a great base for our group of girls for a reunion/wedding party. All of us would return to The Haven for a longer stay in the future.

    Reviewed by O5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really nice house all the party enjoyed stay would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous house, lots of space and finished to a high quality."

    Little things which would make a big difference would be some sharper kitchen knives and more serving dishes. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property with quality fixtures & fittings."

    Warm & cosy house with very comfortable beds with TVs in every bedroom. Plenty of fluffy towels, toiletries and hot water. Lots of hanging space in wardrobes and for coats and boots in hallway & kitchen. Games/cinema room was a lovely feature especially for the children and had additional storage and an extra toilet. The hot tub proved to be very popular. The Haven is in an excellent location for shops & restaurants. Parking is always at a premium in Windermere but we generally managed to park near to the house. As we were the first guests in the property there were some teething problems but these were quickly resolved by the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

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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.


  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV, sitting area and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, sitting area and Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 1 x king-size with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cinema/games room with 72" Smart TV
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove (wood not included)
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, wine cooler, and dishwasher
  • 7 x Smart TVs, WiFi and pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear yard with patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the front door, please take care

The property

Sitting in the heart of the Lake District National Park, in Windermere, Cumbria, is this impeccable, four-storey, mid-terrace house, The Haven.

Accommodating a family of 10, The Haven rests moments away from the Park's outstanding watersports, walking trails and sights, whilst also offering its own gorgeous interiors with the Park's slate peppered throughout.

Make your way inside to be welcomed by a sitting room, where Chesterfield sofas offer you a space to unwind in front of the crackling woodburning stove; switch on the Smart TV and enjoy your favourite shows here!

Progress to the kitchen/diner, a contemporary space boasting shaker-style cabinets and integrated appliances, where the budding chef of the group can enjoy whipping up culinary delights for everyone to relish at the sleek dining table.

Alternatively, you can take the meal outside to the enclosed yard, before savouring a soothing dip in the hot tub!

When sleep calls, venture to the first floor to find three of the five well-appointed bedrooms, including a king-size with access to an en-suite wet room, another king-size boasting a sitting area and Jack-and-Jill access to a superb bathroom, along with another lovely double.

Ascend the stairs again to the second floor to find two fabulous king-sizes, one of which enjoys a sitting area and an en-suite shower room, and the other enjoying its own en-suite shower room.

All the bedrooms feature Smart TVs, so you can enjoy late-night entertainment from the comfort of your own bed!

An idyllic break awaits at The Haven.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1069445, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

The Haven And The Willows

The Haven and The Willows are a fabulous pair of terraced houses, resting next door to each other in the charming town of Windermere, Cumbria. Both properties enjoy stunning furnishing throughout, including slate accents, hot tubs in the rear yards, as well as parking. The Willows also offers a cinema/games room, ideal for when both groups want to get together and unwind. The surroundings enjoy Windermere's delightful sights, including Lake Windermere with its ferries, watersports and trails, Queen Adelaide's Hill with its hiking trails, and access to a handy railway station! When you don't fancy cooking, you'll be pleased to know that Windermere is home to a quirky array of restaurants and eateries, including the highly popular Homeground Coffee + Kitchen, as well as the iconic restaurant of The Pig! Venture slightly further afield to find the charming town of Bowness-on-Windermere, where the delights of The Windermere Jetty Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction await, as well as access across the water to Claife Heights. Ambleside is also within reach, a town resting moments away from glorious walks up peaks and past waterfalls, as well as being home to Ambleside Roman Fort and the renowned Bridge House. Wherever you choose to go during your break, The Haven and The Willows guarantees a wonderful base to return to each day.

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

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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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Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500 on this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute