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The light and well equipped kitchen
The dining room and snug area
Towards this fantastic property
The large garden
From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
The main bedroom
It's the little touches
Great features throughout
A spacious lounge to relax in
A log burner for those chillier evenings
The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
Lovely beams in the dining room
The snug to relax in
Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
En-suite to master bedroom with twin sinks and walk in shower
Have a soak in a bubble bath
A spacious dressing room completes the master suite
The dressing room has everything you need to get ready for the day
Another beautifully decorated double
Fantastic views
En-suite bathroom
A great double bedroom
With a bright en-suite
A bright and airy double
Another en-suite
Great views from the twin room
Lovely finishing touches
Bright and airy throughout
Well equipped office space with printer
The utility room
The BBQ for the warmer evenings
Welcome in
Fantastic views
Lovely established shrubbery
Enjoy an alfresco meal
1 / 42  The light and well equipped kitchen
2 / 42  The dining room and snug area
3 / 42  Towards this fantastic property
4 / 42  The large garden
5 / 42  From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
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7 / 42  The main bedroom
8 / 42  It's the little touches
9 / 42  Great features throughout
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11 / 42  A spacious lounge to relax in
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14 / 42  A log burner for those chillier evenings
15 / 42  The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
16 / 42  Lovely beams in the dining room
17 / 42  The snug to relax in
18 / 42  Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
19 / 42  En-suite to master bedroom with twin sinks and walk in shower
20 / 42  Have a soak in a bubble bath
21 / 42  A spacious dressing room completes the master suite
22 / 42  The dressing room has everything you need to get ready for the day
23 / 42  Another beautifully decorated double
24 / 42  Fantastic views
25 / 42  En-suite bathroom
26 / 42  A great double bedroom
27 / 42  With a bright en-suite
28 / 42  A bright and airy double
29 / 42  Another en-suite
30 / 42  Great views from the twin room
31 / 42  Lovely finishing touches
32 / 42  Bright and airy throughout
33 / 42  Well equipped office space with printer
34 / 42  The utility room
35 / 42  The BBQ for the warmer evenings
36 / 42  Welcome in
37 / 42  Fantastic views
38 / 42  Lovely established shrubbery
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40 / 42  Enjoy an alfresco meal
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Damson Retreat

Bowness on Windermere (5mls S), Lake District
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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
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

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 area.

Due to its rural location in a tranquil hamlet of houses, with neighbours nearby, this property is perfect for quiet family reunions but it is not suitable for parties.

Enter 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 your group. 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 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 three bedrooms, and the shower room with WC and an office with ethernet access and printer. The bedrooms include two king-size bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and WC, and a twin room. The hidden bedroom is accessed from the main lounge by venturing up to the first floor where you will find a king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and WC. Venturing further up to the second floor is the master king-size bedroom  suite with your lounge area with TV and an en-suite with bath, separate shower and WC. Accessed from the en-suite bathroom is the dressing room.  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 patio at the bottom of the garden with seating and a large cantilever parasol, a great spot to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the setting and watch your dogs enjoy the lawn. There is off-road parking for four cars at the property.

  • 5 bedrooms – 4 king-size (top floor master king-sized bedroom suite with lounge area and dressing room) and 1 twin
  • 5 bathrooms - 1 Shower room with WC, 1 en-suite with separate shower and roll top bath, 3 en-suites with show and WC and 1 separate WC 
  • Electric Range oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, air fryer and microwave
  • Utility room with additional dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in both lounges and TV in master bedroom
  • Portable Sonos Bluetooth speaker
  • Cot and fireguards available upon request
  • Home office with printer and high speed internet
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars available
  • Please note due to proximity to neighbours and the quiet nature of the rural setting, no loud noise should be made outside at any time of day and all guests to be inside the property from 10:30pm
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £50. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 29th March 2024

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A really excellent property; very well presented and welcoming on arrival. It was extremely well equipped with quality throughout. We loved the high quality coffee maker, who knew my son-in-law was a budding barista! The position in a quiet village in the Lyth valley was very much to our taste, with great walks from the house but within easy strikiRead moreng distance of the Lake District honey pots. Excellent choice of good quality places to eat out. A lovely place for family to spend time together. Hide

Reviewed by Gerry 12th January 2024

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Reviewed by Julie 15th December 2023

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Reviewed by Lyn 6th October 2023

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We had a lovely week at Damson Retreat. The house is very comfortable, well equipped, very clean and warm. It's very well situated for visits to Bowness, Ambleside, Grassmere, Tarn Hows, Buttermere and we even managed to trip to the Wildlife Park at Bassingthwaite, which was really worth the visit. My husband is disabled so there were a few difficuRead morelt areas to access but all in all he managed well. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 8th September 2023

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Probably the best equipped cottage weve ever stayed in. Fixtures and fittings plentiful and of great quality. Spacious- all the bedrooms are lovely but the best room is amazing!! Good to have so many en suites, and a study too. Loads af space downstairs, huge table, big lounges. Great kitchen, good crockery and glassware. 2 dishwashers, bean-to-cupRead more coffee machine, Dualit toasters - all good quality stuff. Makes a difference Garden lovely, big BBQ, good quality furniture. Fantastic! Hide

Reviewed by Julia 25th August 2023

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A most beautiful property Exceptionally well equipped Tastefully decorated

Reviewed by Ian 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Karine 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 9th July 2023

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The cottage has been thoughtfully equipped with more than enough of everything that you need to for such a large place. It also caters really well for a dog in the mix. Most of the rooms having ensuite facilities really works well and the rooms are all really beautifully set up. The downstairs space is equally as lovely / useful as is the garden haRead moreving furniture cushions to hand should you get some sun! It's well situated for drives out to make the best of the Lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 9th June 2023

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Spacious, beautifully furnished & well equipped . A fabulous house for family groups with a super responsive and helpful host.

Reviewed by William 2nd June 2023

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Lovely accommodation in a beautiful village. It was very well appointed and communications with the owners was excellent. We were there with 3 children under 6 years old and 6 adults and everything we needed was at hand. Recommended

Reviewed by Alison 26th May 2023

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This truly is an amazing property, well set out, lots of space for the whole family and we really appreciate the extra living room for our games nights!. (We were 8 adults and 2 children) It was nice not to have to take cleaning/washing/dishwasher supplies, youve converted me to some new eco friendly products. The garden is a beautiful haven after Read morea busy day, well thought out with both sun traps and shaded sitting areas. Thank you for an amazing holiday, see you again. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 28th April 2023

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Had a fabulous weekend!! Property had everything that we needed. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Margaret 14th April 2023

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A beautiful house for a large family holiday with all the facilities you could possibly need.

Reviewed by Anne-Marie 7th April 2023

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The cottage was amazing and every little detail catered for. Nothing was too much trouble and the cottage was spotless. We were made to feel very welcome and there was a lovely arrival hamper waiting. The surrounding neighbours were also friendly. We will definitely rebook in the future.

Reviewed by Emma 13th January 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd December 2022

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Wonderful cottage. We stayed for a long weekend in December and it was still warm enough with the log burners. Although it is a fairly large house with 5 bedrooms it still felt very cosy. EV charger was a real bonus. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Emily 13th November 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and everyone commented how comfortable and beautiful the house was! We loved the little details such as fresh flowers, welcome treats and how well stocked everything was. Lots of space for 9 adults plus doggo, and enjoyed the walk to the local view point! Easy reach if Windermere and surrounding attractions.

Reviewed by John 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Glennys 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Diane 7th October 2022

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What a beautiful cottage and garden! Everything was spotless and the cottage so well equipped, there was everything you could wish for and more. The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms were all good sizes. Little extras such as fresh flowers were a nice touch and the welcome pack was great too. We all had a wonderful stay and as a party of Read more10 there was plenty of room for us all. Will be booking again and look forward to coming back. Hide

Reviewed by Shaf 2nd September 2022

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What can I say, this property and our stay was amazing from the second we stepped foot inside. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Leaving us treats and milk etc, but not just that as none of us drank alcohol, the owners left us with soft drinks. They accommodated to all our requests and were on hand if and when we needed. Read moreThe property is amazing and luxurious. Amazing details in each different room and spacious in such a lovely location. Total recommend. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Laura 26th August 2022

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The house itself is beautiful! Theres nothing that isnt provided for - kitchen appliances were in abundance, loads of communal space for the family to hang out. Nathalie & Rob are excellent hosts. They took the time to find out who was in our party and made sure everyone was super welcome- even down to leaving a gift basket of nappies and a baby moRead morenitor tor the baby, and dog treats for our pooch. Couldnt have asked for more from them. Highly recommend a stay! Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 29th July 2022

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Excellent property in idyllic rural location. Equipped to very high standard. Highly recommended.

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The light and well equipped kitchen
The dining room and snug area
Towards this fantastic property
The large garden
From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
The main bedroom
It's the little touches
Great features throughout
A spacious lounge to relax in
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