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Owl Barn

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 906015)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Chetwin

    “The room arrangement at Owl Barn ...”

    The room arrangement at Owl Barn was perfect for our family group, providing extra privacy for the couple using the upstairs bedroom. ...

    The room arrangement at Owl Barn was perfect for our family group, providing extra privacy for the couple using the upstairs bedroom. Everything we needed was provided, and the WiFi was unusually good. We wanted to explore and walk every day, and found that being only a mile out of Windermere provided good access to the mountains in the southern Lake District, yet Owl Barn was insulated from the noise of the busy A591 road by being a few hundred metres away, so no worries about traffic passing. We had a problem on our 4th day when we drove in to the main gateway off Heaning Lane from the Mislet direction. This involves a 180 degree turn, so we did a 3 point turn. This was fine to clear the stone gateposts, but the left rear wheel went into a 200mm deep hole where the tarmac is missing, the the rear bumper was ripped off the car. We are facing a bill of £600 to £1000 to get this repaired. To continue using the car it was necessary to try to push the torn bumper back in position, and hold it there using some tape that we had. The Owner of Owl Barn said the missing tarmac is the responsibility of the County Council. Surely the best solution is to get this gap filled with tarmac ASAP, as a paint mark on the edge show that other tenants have had a problem here too.


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Windermere 1 mile.

This delightful, detached, stone-built barn conversion cottage is part of a group of four dwellings in the hamlet of Heaning, superbly located just a seven minute drive to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Set one mile away from the bustling town of Windermere itself, this fabulous cottage is the perfect base for friends and families to gather and explore the Lake District.

This Windermere cottage offers three wonderful bedrooms, with the master king-size double room featuring a four poster bed, its own en-suite shower room, and views spanning the surrounding rolling countryside.

On the lower ground floor of this Windermere cottage, there are a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, and a superb family bathroom where you can unwind with a relaxing soak in the tub after a day of exploring.

This Windermere cottage houses a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting room.

Curl up by the fire on cool winter nights and plan tomorrow’s escapades over delicious, home-cooked meals around the dining table.

Outside this charming Windermere cottage is a shared front garden and a private seating area.

Sit outside and soak up the summer sunshine, basking in the peace and tranquillity of your beautiful surroundings.

Being superbly located within the Lake District National Park, the charming South Lakeland villages of Troutbeck, Ambleside and Grasmere are all within a 20 minute drive of this Windermere cottage.

Why not pack a picnic and walk up Orrest Head for breathtaking views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells?

Or, for a different approach to exploring this captivating area, cruise up the lake on a Windermere Steamer.

The vibrant lakeshore town of Bowness-on-Windermere has a host of colourful shops and cafés, with a varied selection of restaurants to sample.

Younger guests will love the World of Beatrix Potter where they can meet Peter Rabbit and his friends, or at Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, unleash your wild side and swing through the tree top adventure course.

There are plenty of rewarding cycling trails available for cyclists of all abilities, leading up to the Kentmere Valley, a great way to take in this mesmerising landscape and stay active!

This superb Windermere cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the Lake District, at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower ground floor double, 1 x lower ground floor twins. Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Shared external utility. Sitting room with electric fire and dining area.


  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front shared lawned garden with private seating area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be intermittent

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About the location


Windermere Train Stain 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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