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Lake District Self Catering cottage, The Oaks, Bowness-on-Windermere, sleeps 25

Areas: Lake District

The Oaks
LA23 3JA

The Oaks, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 25

Pricing From: £4011.00

This detached country house is located in the village of Bowness-on-Windermere near Ambleside and can sleep 25 people in 11 bedrooms.

The Oaks is a detached country house situated in the village of Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. Hosting 11 bedrooms, this property can sleep up to 25 people. Inside you will also find a ground floor cloakroom, 2 x WC's, a kitchen with sitting area, dining room (seats 25) with lounge area.

Children's lounge, main lounge with electric stove effect fire, drawing room with wood-burning stove, main leisure suite with seating area and a sauna with walk-in showers. To the outside is off road parking for 10 cars and hot tubs on the main patio area overlooking the grounds. Situated in a picturesque location with much to explore in the nearby villages, The Oaks is a desirable cottage in an excellent part of England.


What a wonderful place! We had very high expectations from the pictures, and it exceeded them! We were a family group of 19 people aged from 18 months to 80, and every single one of us loved the place. Most rooms are en suite so a lot of the kids even had their own which delighted them. It felt like there could have been double our numbers and still not feel in the least bit crowded. All rooms were spotlessly clean and well made up with quality towels and bedding. The kitchen had at least 2 of everything and 3 or 4 giant fridges and dishwashers! There were more than enough of all glasses and crockery not to be waiting on the dishwasher for each meal, and plenty of plastic glasses for outside and the hot tubs, too. The pair of hot tubs were wonderful and having two meant we could designate one to the kids to splash about in while we quietly sipped our bubbles in ours. There were board games in one of the many lounges, but our kids spent most of their time exploring the grounds outside and loving having some freedom while we could keep an eye out from the patio / hot tubs / lounges. We had a wonderful series of birthday meals at the long tables in the conservatory looking out at the view, which was just off the kitchen making things really easy to serve and clear. A point to note, which I believe they are now looking into resolving: The accessible room is marvellous however our 80-year-old birthday girl found the bed just too high to get in and out of during the night herself, luxurious as it was. She's probably not much more than 5 foot tall and we?ve had the same problem in hotels, but just to be aware to check if they?ve found a resolution, if this might be an issue. My only other piece of advice is to ask for a map of the bedrooms before you go! The house really is huge and I found myself walking in circles trying to make sure I allocated the right children near the right parents in the right rooms before everyone arrived - more stressful than you might think haha! Lorna was our point of contact and couldn?t have been more helpful both before and during our stay. We all have nothing but praise for the place and just can?t wait to find another occasion to return! Thank you Lorna and The Oaks!

Lovely house lovely views
We visited he lakes again this year and decided to book The Oaks as so many of the family wanted to come along. The house suited us perfectly. The sauna and hot tubs were utilised every day and with such a central location there was something for all ages within a short walking distance. We had family from 80 years old to 18 months and the house was amazing. The floor plans on the website helped us plan before we arrived and Lorna was so much help. Will look to book again next year!

Lakes Trip 2019
Great house for a large family. We have been to the lakes manner times and this house suited us the best! Fabulous kitchen which became the hub of the house, not forgetting the hot tubs, sauna, fabulous views, the lake within walking distance, excellent sound system, movie TVs, loads of sitting room areas and of course the dining table to seat more than 25 people. We will definitely be returning to the lakes in 2020! Thank you Lorna for your hospitality, quick response to questions & humour. See you next year!

60th birthday celebrations
This place is absolutely amazing! Lots of space for kids to run and explore, waking up and looking out your windows to the views is amazing, so relaxing and peaceful, beds are so comfy had a greats night sleep every night!, the hot tubs are excellent! Only thing I would recommend is maybe insect/wasp repellent as there was lots of wasps in the house I could not fault anything! Would definitely recommend and stay again Kind regards The Newberrys
Chelsea N

This place is amazing, the pictures don't do it justice and the views from the hot tub are amazing! You are undisturbed at the back of the house with a massive garden to enjoy. We were a group of 25 and everyone is raving about it still. If you are a large group it's perfect, theres many living areas so if you need a quiet moment you've got plenty places to pick from. Movie nights there's enough couches for all. The dining table and the table outside which seats everyone is such a good touch, especially the outside one for the good weather we had. It's so close to the town, you can walk it if you're fit enough. Great location, lovely bars and restaurants all around and the house down to the finest detail is perfect!



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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 0.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 1.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Lake Windermere - 2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Holehird Gardens - 3.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Graythwaite Hall Garden - 3.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 3.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead, St Michael & All Angels - 4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Beatrix Potter Gallery - 4.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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