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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

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Review(s)

  • “Good honest property.”

    Clean, but not sure about deep clean!

    Clean, but not sure about deep clean! It is part of a bigger complex, not evident in description. Quiet, good beds, nice. Does need a bigger tv! Would recommend, A trip to Lakeland brewery and hall, a must.

    - Mrs Parker, September 2020

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
  • 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 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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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