Hartley Wife

Storrs Hall near Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 923244)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr Raymond
    June 2016
    “A lovely place to stay, very ...”
    A lovely place to stay, very tranquil and relaxing with great views of the lake.
    A lovely place to stay, very tranquil and relaxing with great views of the lake.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Storrs Hall Lodges

Bowness-on-Windermere 2 miles. A group of nine single-storey lodges, set in the grounds of Storrs Hall, a magnificent Grade II listed Georgian Mansion which operates as a wonderful four star country house hotel. The lodges sit in 17 acres of spectacular grounds which run down to the shores of Lake Windermere. These delightful holiday lodges are situated off a courtyard and are comfortably furnished with many of them boasting lake views. Each lodge has its own private patio with a picnic bench where you can relax in peace after a day out and about in the Lake District National Park. You can also enjoy the surrounding grounds which are shared with the hotel’s guests; discover the woodlands and manicured gardens which lead down to a jetty on the lake and watch the cruisers as they drift past. Stroll across to the hotel and treat yourself to a glorious afternoon tea, or really push the boat out and sample their exquisite dinner menu. Bowness-on-Windermere is just a five minute drive away and has a colourful mix of shops, cafes and galleries to enjoy. The Windermere Steamers depart from Bowness taking visitors down the lake to Lakeside with its Aquarium and the Haverthwaite & Lakeside steam railway, or head down to Ambleside and sample its delights. These comfortable lodges are superbly positioned to enjoy the magnificent Lake District National Park at any time of the year.

The property

Hartley Wife is a comfortable romantic retreat situated in the grounds of a superb country house hotel on the banks of Lake Windermere.

The accommodation is open plan with a well-equipped kitchen and a sitting area which leads to a private patio.

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the hotel or spend your holiday exploring the wonderful Lake District National Park.Note: This property can be booked with eight other properties, together they sleep 34.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and access to 17 acres of hotel’s grounds
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, bar in hotel 2 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 2 mins walk
  • Note: The lodges are set in a woodland location with their own parking area
  • Steps provide the only access from the car park which are not suitable for people who have mobility issues or require wheelchair access.

About the location


Windermere Train Stain 0.4 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