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The light and well equipped kitchen
The dining room and snug area
Lovely beams in the dining room
A spacious lounge to relax in
The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
A log burner for those chillier evenings
Great for all of the family
The snug to relax in
The main bedroom
Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
Great features throughout
It's the little touches
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
The large garden
Welcome in
Fantastic views
Lovely established shrubbery
Towards this fantastic property
Enjoy an alfresco meal
From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
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3 / 40  The light and well equipped kitchen
4 / 40  The dining room and snug area
5 / 40  Lovely beams in the dining room
6 / 40  A spacious lounge to relax in
7 / 40  The main lounge with plenty of comfy seating
8 / 40  A log burner for those chillier evenings
9 / 40  Great for all of the family
10 / 40  The snug to relax in
11 / 40  The main bedroom
12 / 40  Another comfy seating area in the main bedroom
13 / 40  Great features throughout
14 / 40  It's the little touches
15 / 40  En-suite to master bedroom with twin sinks and walk in shower
16 / 40  Have a soak in a bubble bath
17 / 40  A spacious dressing room completes the master suite
18 / 40  The dressing room has everything you need to get ready for the day
19 / 40  Another beautifully decorated double
20 / 40  Fantastic views
21 / 40  En-suite bathroom
22 / 40  A great double bedroom
23 / 40  With a bright en-suite
24 / 40  A bright and airy double
25 / 40  Another en-suite
26 / 40  Great views from the twin room
27 / 40  Lovely finishing touches
28 / 40  Bright and airy throughout
29 / 40  Well equipped office space with printer
30 / 40  The utility room
31 / 40  The BBQ for the warmer evenings
32 / 40  The large garden
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34 / 40  Welcome in
35 / 40  Fantastic views
36 / 40  Lovely established shrubbery
37 / 40  Towards this fantastic property
38 / 40  Enjoy an alfresco meal
39 / 40  From the bottom of the garden looking up to the house
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Damson Retreat

Bowness on Windermere (5mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: 76617

Surrounded by endless countryside studded with ancient trees, this impressive property is the ideal choice for up to 14 guests seeking an extra-special setting for a lavish staycation. Elegant yet rustic, your accommodation is perfectly suited for relaxing in style, featuring everything from child-friendly extras to cocktail-making kits for the grown-ups. Wrap up warm and set out to discover the unique landscape, enjoying bracing walks and gentle ambles around Lake Windermere, refuelling with a well-deserved lunch at a friendly pub.

Beneath the traditional exterior is a delightful haven characterised by wooden beams, crackling wood burners and seven lavish bedrooms – four of which boast their own en-suites. Entertain the troops with fireside feasts in the gorgeous dining room/snug, stepping down into the lounge for a nightcap on the exquisite sofas. From here, there’s even access to a hidden bedroom - a brilliant king-size room with its own en-suite shower room. You’ll find four further bedrooms on the first floor along with a shower room, and the remaining bedrooms are tucked on the second floor – watch out for the reduced head height! Give yourself the VIP treatment with a long soak in the Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and enjoy the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had in the master suite. Back downstairs, throw open the French doors of the lounge to reveal the garden, a fantastic space for BBQs and morning coffee with a view.

Satisfy your inner adventurer with lakeside walks and water sports at spectacular Lake Windermere, 7 miles away, or take to the water by boat to experience the beautiful scenery from a different perspective. Disembark at Lakeside Pier to potter about the pretty village of Newby Bridge, or change pace entirely and stick to dry land to explore the independent shops and eateries of Bowness-on-Windermere.

  • 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 and microwave
  • Utility room with additional dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Home office with printer and high speed internet
  • One electric vehicle charging point (free usage to guests during stay)
  • Shop 6 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV in both lounges and TV in master bedroom
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ronnie 6th May 2022

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Great location and superb hosts. Great equipment in the home and all very clean.

Reviewed by Hannah 29th April 2022

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Stunning property and excellently equipped with some lovely walks nearby. Cottage was great for our dogs and all of the 'little extras' were very much appreciated. Would 100% recommend.

Reviewed by Tracy 22nd April 2022

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Weve had a very comfortable week stay in Damson Retreat, the house is as beautiful as its comfortable. There is plenty of space for everyone, there was six adults and a baby. The owners are lovely and helpful, everything you could possibly need is catered for. The location is great as it is near to the surrounding villages.

Reviewed by Marc 15th April 2022

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Lovely stay in a gorgeous house! Damson Retreat was perfect for our week-long family gathering.

Reviewed by Mary 8th April 2022

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Absolutely perfect for our extended family holiday. Everything that we required was available and the rooms were so relaxing. Difficult to fault really.

Reviewed by Michelle 19th February 2022

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Fantastic property with lovely features throughout. It felt homely, very clean and everything was perfect. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owners had kindly left some provisions, which was very thoughtful. You do need a car if you want to venture to a pub as it's too far to walk. We went to the Hare aRead morend Hound in Levens and the food was lovely. I would highly recommend and hope to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Maggie 1st February 2022

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Reviewed by Ellen 28th January 2022

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We love this cottage. So much space ad perfect for a large group. So well stocked in the kitchen, fabulous dining table, great garden, lovely walks from the door and tonnes of info provided. Not only was the kitchen was so well stocked and the oven actually worked AND was easy to work which is unique for rentals. We were a group of 8 adults and 3 uRead morender 4s and 2 dogs and it was perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Lauren 29th December 2021

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Excellent property, so well equipped with really good quality items. There was everything you could possibly need including baby and dog supplies.

Reviewed by Madeleine 3rd December 2021

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We had excellent communication from the property owners before our planned stay. We had a lovely weekend in this beautiful property. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Janine 25th November 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 19th November 2021

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Beautiful house well located for visiting the area excellent places to eat out nearby and walking from the door. Very clean and well equipped, owners live close by and very welcoming and helpful. Our dog especially enjoyed the walking in the area!

Reviewed by David 5th November 2021

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Great property, the owners have clearly thought of everything and provided useful information on arrival

Reviewed by Yvonne 22nd October 2021

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We have just returned from a lovely week at Damson Retreat. The weather was against us but the house ensured we had plenty space in which to spend our enforced time inside. Spacious, warm and very comfy it had all the equipment you could ever want in a self catering property, The owners were on hand to answer any questions and we took note of theirRead more restaurant recommendations and were not disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 10th September 2021

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We really enjoyed our stay at Damson Retreat. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable - great beds, all the kitchen equipment you could possibly need and enough bathrooms to ensure nobody has to wait their turn. With a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher the chores are made easy. Dogs are made truly welcome too Read morewith beds, toys, extra collars, towels and poo bags! The house is set in a very peaceful location with great views, within easy drive of Lake sites Hide

Reviewed by David 13th August 2021

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I would have no hesitation in recommending Damson Retreat to anyone looking for a holiday in the Lakes, it is a spacious house with plenty of room for everyone, immaculate in it's presentation and more than fully equipped , every little detail has been thought out, it is the standard to which other property owners should aspire to. The location is Read moreperfect for touring the Lakes, near enough to all the major attractions and very tranquil in it's own grounds, you can't fail to enjoy a holiday here. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 17th July 2021

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Beautiful house tucked away in a very rural and quiet hamlet. Close to local amenities and perfect for a peaceful getaway.

Reviewed by Isaac 11th June 2021

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This is really a stunning property to stay in.. All the rooms are a good size with modern ensuite attached to most of them. The kitchen is very well equipped, everything you can think of it will have. The owners have gone above and beyond with the cleaning facilities with premium products used throughout. The area is beautiful and has lots of pubs/Read morerestaurants a short drive away however taxis are hard to come by. It is a very quiet area so I wouldn't recommend here to young groups of friends Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 4th June 2021

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Beautiful home, all parts of the your vacation catered for couldnt ask for any more. The cottage was spotless.

Reviewed by Jacqui 28th May 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 14th May 2021

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A beautiful house to relax and enjoy. The owner has thought of everything you could need to the smallest detail. Lovely walks and garden to rest and catch up on the adventures of the day.

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 Linda 18th September 2020

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The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and in a very beautiful small village in the Lyth Valley.the property was great but the Lakes itself was over crowded difficult to park always queueing came home early as a result .

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.

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

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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