Towards this fantastic property
The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
A spacious lounge to relax in
A log burner for those chillier evenings
Great for all of the family
The light and well equipped kitchen
Lovely beams in the dining room
The dining room and snug area
The snug to relax in
The second log burner
The utility room
Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
The main bedroom
Great features throughout
It's the little touches
The jack and jill bathroom
Have a soak in a bubble bath
The twin room
A little bird told me...
Another beautifully decorated double
Fantastic views
En-suite bathroom
A great double bedroom
With a bright en-suite
The next pretty double
A bright and airy double
Another en-suite
Great views from the twin room
Bright and airy throughout
Lovely finishing touches
From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
Enjoy an alfresco meal
The BBQ for the warmer evenings
The large garden
Your own little hideaway
Welcome in
Fantastic views
Lovely established shrubbery
1 / 38  Towards this fantastic property
2 / 38  The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
3 / 38  A spacious lounge to relax in
4 / 38  A log burner for those chillier evenings
5 / 38  Great for all of the family
6 / 38  The light and well equipped kitchen
7 / 38  Lovely beams in the dining room
8 / 38  The dining room and snug area
9 / 38  The snug to relax in
10 / 38  The second log burner
11 / 38  The utility room
12 / 38  Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
13 / 38  The main bedroom
14 / 38  Great features throughout
15 / 38  It's the little touches
16 / 38  The jack and jill bathroom
17 / 38  Have a soak in a bubble bath
18 / 38  The twin room
19 / 38  A little bird told me...
20 / 38  Another beautifully decorated double
21 / 38  Fantastic views
22 / 38  En-suite bathroom
23 / 38  A great double bedroom
24 / 38  With a bright en-suite
25 / 38  The next pretty double
26 / 38  A bright and airy double
27 / 38  Another en-suite
28 / 38  Great views from the twin room
29 / 38  Bright and airy throughout
30 / 38  Lovely finishing touches
31 / 38  From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
32 / 38  Enjoy an alfresco meal
33 / 38  The BBQ for the warmer evenings
34 / 38  The large garden
35 / 38  Your own little hideaway
36 / 38  Welcome in
37 / 38  Fantastic views
38 / 38  Lovely established shrubbery

Damson Retreat

Bowness on Windermere (5mls S), Lake District
Visit Britain rating: 5 starsVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

 

  • Visit Lake Windermere, with watersports, National Trust’s Wray Castle and Beatrix Potter attractions
  • Relax in front of one of the two wood burners on those chilly evenings
  • Enjoy the spectacular walks of the surrounding countryside and the Lyth Valley straight from your door
Property code: 76617

Relax with friends and family in this stylish property set in the Lake District National Park, with plenty to explore, including Lake Windermere, the city of Lancaster and the surrounding countryside.

Ideally located for experiencing the Southern Lake District and close to Lake Windermere and Ambleside. For those looking to explore the area on foot or two wheels, you are surrounded by beautiful Lakeland countryside. Head to Lake Windermere for fun days out, with a range of water sports to enjoy. The area abounds with many National Trust properties such as Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter and Wray Castle. Located in the Lyth Valley with its natural tranquillity and great walking, you will be spoilt by the choice of gastro pubs and restaurants in the immediate area, including one within walking distance of the house.

Enter this This renovated Farmhouse, built in the early 1700s, through the porch and oak front door into a large dining room complete with original oak beams and a cosy snug area centred around a wood burner and Smart TV, which has been lovingly created to provide the perfect holiday home for large groups. The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric Range oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer with an ice maker and filtered water, a dishwasher and microwave, complimented by a second dishwasher in the adjacent utility room where there is also a washing machine and tumble dryer, where there are beds for your four-legged friends and plenty of room for outdoor wear, boots and shoes. Not to forget a large wine fridge. A couple of steps down will lead you to the main lounge, with another wood burner and a Smart TV, French doors in the main lounge open onto the garden, a great space to relax on those nice evenings. There is also a handy separate WC across the hall. The first floor is made of four bedrooms, and the shower room and WC, the bedrooms include two king-size bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and WC, a double room and a twin room. The hidden bedroom is accessed from the main lounge by venturing up to the first floor you will find a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC. Venturing further up to the second floor is a further twin bedroom and the master king-size bedroom with your little snug with TV and an en-suite Jack and Jill bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, also accessed from the hallway. Each bedroom has its own individual style achieved with quality bedding, furniture and soft furnishings and touches to create a relaxing haven away from home.

Heading outside, there is a large patio area with plenty of seating for your whole party plus a BBQ for al fresco dining to admire the views. There is an additional decked area at the bottom of the garden with gazebo and seating, a great spot to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the setting and watch your dog’s enjoy the lawn. There is off-road parking for six cars at the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2020, January & February 2021 BOOKINGS - Guests coming from tier 1 and 2 may book a holiday provided the party are from one household (including support bubble).
    At this time, the owners have chosen to only make 4 of the 7 bedrooms at Damson Retreat available. They are happy to offer a mix of bedrooms to best suit your party’s needs.
  • 7 bedrooms – 4 king-size, 1 doubles and 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite Jack and Jill bathroom, 3 en-suite shower rooms and 1 separate WC 
  • Electric Range oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with dishwasher, wine fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars available
  • Wi-Fi included (super fast fibre broadband)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 8 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV in both lounges and TV in master bedroom

Anthony Cole

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Anthony.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Simon, 23rd October 2020

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What an amazing house. Fantastic location, very private and perfect for a larger group or family. We have 4 kids ranging from 2 - 21, and all were catered for brilliantly. The hosts really have thought of everything, from cocktail making kits to toddler loo seats and fire guards. We couldn't recommend this house enough, it is one of the best we've Read moreever rented, and we've been holidaying in the Lakes for 30 years. Hide

Reviewed by Jean-Paul, 9th October 2020

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Damson Retreat has everything you need for a relaxing holiday! The extra little touches make it a home from home

Reviewed by Tania, 25th September 2020

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The house has been made so welcoming. The owners have thought of everything you might need. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Ken, 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Brian, 21st August 2020

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A wonderful property, full of character, very well maintained and stocked, and excellent communication from the owners. They have clearly thought through what is needed for guests (including children and their parents) to enjoy their time without any worries or unmet needs; all the details are there.

Reviewed by Lorna, 14th August 2020

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You could not find a more comfortable and charming property than this. My large family and two dogs Settled into its homely atmosphere immediately . The garden was charming with its lovely summerhouse. Whilst there we made blackberry jelly for our four-year old granddaughter who picked the berries in the lane up the road. The location is very ruralRead more but that suited us. Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 7th August 2020

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A beautiful home with ample space and facilities. Credit to the owners. Well equipped for any sized family. Quiet and idyllic location with friendly neighbours. Perfect location to visit all local attractions attractions.

Reviewed by Michael, 24th July 2020

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Damson Retreat was a perfect holiday HQ for our family group of 7. Excellent facilities, very clean and tidy and a super spot for enjoying the lakes, walks and hospitality both locally and further afield. The owners were very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Jayne, 7th March 2020

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A lovely house perfect for large family gatherings. Exceptionally well equipped nothing overlooked.

Reviewed by Amanda, 21st February 2020

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The cottage was absolutely fantastic! Steven was an excellent host and really had thought of everything down to the fresh flowers in the house and the tea, milk, biscuits and prosecco he left on our arrival. The house was absolutely spotless, very well equipped and so homely and comfortable! We could not recommended this place enough!! The house reRead moreally is a credit to Steven and his wife! Hide

Reviewed by John, 11th February 2020

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Our 6 night stay at Damson Retreat was a fantastically luxurious experience. From the moment Steven welcomed us in to the time we left, everything was perfect. Warm, cosy, bedroom and seating/dining for 14, more than ample crockery, cutlery and bathroom luxuries. Beds for our two dogs, even toys for dogs and children alike. A wonderful host and a cRead moreottage to revisit when next we meet en masse. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 27th December 2019

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Damson retreat is a wonderful cottage which accommodates 14 comfortably. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has everything you could wish for. Steven is a super host and nothing is too much trouble. Having stayed in numerous cottages over the years this is by far the best and I would highly recommend it to any group.

Reviewed by Claire, 24th December 2019

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Perfect property for a large group. The owners have thought of everything! It was a joy to spend Christmas here. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the cottage is really cosy and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone. Gorgeous bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. Nice walks from the doorstep and a fabulous pub/restaurant within walkingRead more distance. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the stay and thought the property was amazing! Hide

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Towards this fantastic property
The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
A spacious lounge to relax in
A log burner for those chillier evenings
Great for all of the family
The light and well equipped kitchen
Lovely beams in the dining room
The dining room and snug area
The snug to relax in
The second log burner
The utility room
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Location

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1/3 Deposit

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