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Ananda House

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Was a very nice cottage with everything you need the owners have thought of ..."

    Was a very nice cottage with everything you need the owners have thought of everything you may need the cottage is in easy walk of amenities

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Ananda House."

    The property is extremely well furnished; the bed is a full super king size and extremely comfortable, the sofas are great for cosy evenings and the general fit and finish of the place is lovely. Our dog absolutely loved the garden, which is fully enclosed so we had no worries letting him run around freely. There was plenty of pans and cooking utensils for us, and both the hob and oven are clearly very new and work brilliantly. The house is also positioned really well, it's a short walk down into the local shops and if your dog needs a longer run, there's a massive playing field straight across the road. It's in a quiet area and the garden would be a perfect place to sit out in during the summer to relax with a book or three! A couple of things which could be improved and to note: - The entrance hallway has a fantastic warm radiator but unless we missed it there is absolutely nowhere to hang up wet coats after a rainy walk. It would be great if the owner could add a freestanding unit by the radiator. The same really applies for shoes, if you go for long walks you'll likely get muddy boots which it would be good to have a small rack for, just to keep them tidy. - The shower is incredible, however the gap between the wall and the fixed glass screen where you get into the shower is fairly small and extremely close to the extremely hot vertical radiator, so you have to be careful not to injure yourself when getting in/out. We managed ok but might have been a struggle if we were larger! Would also have been good to have had more space to hang wet towels (maybe a towel rail instead of the radiator?), this would probably have been more of an issue if there was more than just the two of us staying. Overall though, our experience of the house was great and we'd definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property, close to amenities, warm and comfortable, however some essentials such as bread knife, tea pot, a decent tin opener and bigger selection of crockery would have been appreciated."

    There was minimal information regarding waste disposal. Somewhere to hang outdoor clothing other than 2 hooks in the cupboard would have helped as it was for 5 people. All in all a relaxing holiday, with a very good cafe, round the corner.

    Reviewed by Maureen3.1Nov 2023

  • "Ananda House is an absolute gem of a property."

    The house was very well laid out and equipped, with a good sized secure garden and driveway. The location of the property is perfect for a walk into Windermere village or down to Bowness for a stroll and lunch by the lakeside. Also perfect for a quiet getaway with plenty of walking routes and short drives to enjoy, with a large local park nearby as well safe for children and dog walks.

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing, property was lovely, highly recommended definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was in a well positioned area of Windermere."

    Only 10 mins walk to centre of town and ideal for families as a park straight across the road. Generally very clean, I had to clean the toaster and surface top as lots of crumbs there. Plenty of indoor seating and dining table seating. I didn’t like the memory foam mattress in my room or the feather pillows which made my stay uncomfortable but do understand some people would prefer these. The kitchen was well equipped and nice to see clean oven trays (looked brand new). My only disappointment was the garden and the front of house. The lawn was overgrown and weeds everywhere. It was difficult to check before letting our dog out. We did sit on the outdoor furniture, just a pity our grandchild couldn’t make use of the lawn area. Overall a nice stay, just needs to look as nice outside as inside.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely week away the house was so jammed full of thoughtful items and beautifully presented."

    Only thing that would of helped would be somewhere to hang our wet coats. Would 100% come again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Dog Poo and dirty plaster in the garden Grass not cut Eccentric cutlery- gold everywhere!"

    Accommodation immaculate Further from town centre than we expected Great park for dog opposite. Probably better location could be found!

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issue that experienced with the dog mess in the garden, had we been made aware during your stay, we would have attended to resolve. We will look at the listing to ensure that information is up to date. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Jun 2023

  • "The best quality, cosy rooms with everything you need, even chopsticks."

    Definitely, five stars location to the lake and Brant Fell.

    Reviewed by Chi Jen5.0Jun 2023

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV, 1 x double, 1 x 4' 3" double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • 2 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Check in from 16:00, check-out by 10:00

The property

This semi-detached cottage sits close to the centre of Windermere, just a short wander from a range of amenities and attractions, in the Lake District.

Delightfully presented with an enclosed rear garden, woodburning stove and off-road parking, Ananda House is a wonderful retreat for a family and their pet looking to spend some time in the Lakelands.

After parking up directly outside, head through the door into the lounge, where you can kick back beside the woodburner and choose a film from the Smart TV. Allow the designated chef to become acquainted in the kitchen, making use of the electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer, perfect for keeping on top of your laundry.

Continue outside to the rear garden, where you can bask in the evening sun with a favourite tipple in hand, set in an enclosed space so your furry friend can safely explore.

Whisk away upstairs and make yourself comfortable in the bedrooms, complete with a super-king-size with Smart TV, a double and a 4’ 3” double, each neutrally presented.

Completing the interior is the shower room, ideal for freshening up before heading out the door.

Explore Windermere high street with its range of independent shops selling local produce, traditional butchers, restaurants and pubs, offering something for everyone.

Head to National Trust's Wray Castle, take a walk through Brockhole on Windermere, or learn about the area's rich history at the Lake District Visitor Centre.

Five miles away lies Ambleside, an idyllic town home to the Ambleside Roman Fort, a must-see for keen historians, whilst there is also the Bridge House and the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force worth adding to the itinerary. Escape to the Lake District with a relaxing stay at Ananda House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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