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The Hideaway

(Ref. 987913)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 22 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 11 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Over four floors
  • 11 bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x ground-floor/quarter landing super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor/quarter landing king-size with spiral staircase to ground-floor en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, double basins, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x lower ground-floor king-size with access to patio and en-suite roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite power shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating
  • 2 x electric ovens, 6-ring induction hob, separate gas grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine, drinks trolley, bottle fridge
  • 12 x Smart TVs with Netflix, DVD Player, Fibre WiFi, soundbar, selection of books and games, pool table and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot only available on request
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Enclosed private garden with lawn, furniture, water feature and barbecue
  • Garden shed for storage
  • Two well-behaved medium-sized dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Strictly no stag, hen, or similar parties
  • Note: Fireworks are NOT permitted at the property
  • Note: No loud noise outdoors between 10pm and 7am
  • Note: £600 Good Housekeeping Bond payable to owner prior to arrival - information provided within key collection details
  • Note: Image for newly designed open-plan kitchen/diner is for design purposes only, as colours and layout may vary; from January 2023 - March 2023 there will be works ongoing at the property for the Newly designed Brand New Open Plan Kitchen
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted to be in bedrooms or left alone in the property
  • Note: Owners live on-site in adjoining single-storey building

The property

Resting in the picturesque setting of the Lake District National Park, on the owners' grounds in Windermere, Cumbria is this impeccable, semi-detached house of The Hideaway.

Built in 1887, The Hideaway was the former school master’s house for the college next door (now converted apartments), but is now a magnificent retreat for a large family of 22; The Hideaway's accommodation is not only stylish and packed with charm but is spread over three floors. With a contemporary twist, while sympathetically reviving the property’s Victorian features, this abode pulls on inspiration from the owners’ travels, and they have planned, designed and project managed the renovation, choosing and co-ordinating all finishes, colours and fabrics with meticulous detail. Completely non-smoking, this beautiful house offers exceptional self-catering accommodation & facilities; make your way inside to the entrance hall and turn right to discover a pleasant snug with drinks station and bottle cooler, that leads into the games room which hosts a pool table that is ideal for the kids to relax in.

Continue to the large sitting room which offers a Smart TV and plush seating overlooking the garden; the perfect spot to enjoy quality time together and unwind. The newly designed full refurbished open-plan kitchen and dining area is a fabulous contemporary space for the whole group to gather.

The designated chef(s) will have used of a fantastic range of appliances, ensured to make your self-catered stay a success, rustling up anything from simple meals to a feats for the whole family.

Leading into the dining area, overlooking the garden, sit down with up to twenty guests where meals can be savoured and you can crack open a bottle of wine and let the drinks flow, whilst you catch up with your loved ones on your outdoor adventures and excursions. As the day comes to an end, choose between 11 beautifully decorated bedrooms to rest in, the ground-floor/quarter landing features two rooms, a super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom and the other being a fabulous, split level king-size which features a Smart TV, inviting heated tile flooring, and a spiral staircase to an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath, twin basins and homely heated tile flooring for a touch of luxury. The lower ground-floor garden room which is access from within the main house features a small patio which is set down from the main garden and en-suite bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath and heated tile flooring.

Progress from the main hallway upstairs to the first floor to find five more fantastic bedrooms, all en-suite with one being a super-king-size or twin with an en-suite bathroom, another being a king-size with an en-suite bathroom that has been designed with couples in mind, with freestanding bath taking centre stage; two more king-sizes and two doubles, all with en-suite walk-in showers. Climb the stairs to discover the second-floor bedrooms, three tastefully furnished rooms designed with their own unique colour schemes, two of which are king-sizes as well as a double, all benefitting from en-suite power showers and one with its own freestanding roll top bath; all of the eleven en-suite bathrooms also feature heated towel rails and the bedrooms host Smart TVs, so you can enjoy some late-night entertainment from the privacy of your own bed. The garden itself hosts a spacious lawn and water feature, where ample seating can be found, so all the group can enjoy alfresco meals together in the warmer months! With no passing traffic, this peaceful retreat is exceptionally quiet, located down a quiet lane behind the village of Windermere, yet still offering easy access and just a short walk to Windermere Village and just longer but idyllic walk to Bowness and Lake Windermere; this makes The Hideaway the perfect spot to explore this beautiful area and experience everything the Lake District has to offer. When you finally feel like tearing yourself away from this gorgeous home-from-home, progress into Windemere, where not only an abundance of amenities can be found, but a great selection of attractions can be discovered, including walks along Queen Adelaide's Hill and Orrest Head Viewpoint, watersports at Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre and tours of the fascinating Windermere Jetty Museum. Continue a short distance south to Bowness-on-Windermere, a town offering access to the lakeside, green space of Cockshott Point, along with access to a marina, where you can hire wake surfing equipment or board a ferry over to Far Sawrey, where the Claife Viewing Station and Hill Top attractions await.

Ambleside isn't far and is a great day out, with its access to Stock Ghyll Force Waterfall, Skelwith Force Waterfall, Rydal Cave and the Ambleside Roman Fort. There is still so much more to see in the Lake District National Park, with Scafell Pike and Helvellyn enticing climbers, Ullswater and Derwentwater drawing in watersports enthusiasts and towns, such as Cockermouth and Kendal offering marvellous days out for all!

Enjoy a break in the Lake District with all your loved ones with a stay at The Hideaway.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas