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Downlake House North of England

Waterside bliss in the Lake District

Take a dollop of lakeside peace, add in a gorgeous, architect-designed holiday home, and mix it up with an indoor climbing wall. That’s the Lake District for you – beautiful views, smart accommodation and a spirit of adventure. And this is Downlake House, your unique home from home in one of Britain’s most-loved beauty spots.

Gaze out across the expanse of Lake Windermere through floor-to ceiling windows. Mingle in the open plan living and kitchen area or escape to the snug or the office, the Sonos sound system following you with music, cricket commentary or your favourite podcast.

When the spirit of adventure takes over, hit the private gym, take the paddleboards onto the lake, or borrow the bikes and explore the local terrain. There’s also a boat to hire and of course, don’t forget the indoor climbing wall.

In the one-acre gardens which sweep down to the lake, slow the pace with a dip in the hot tub. There’s also a trampoline, sandpit and outside play equipment for the children.

After watching the sun set, move back inside, where two log burners keep you cosy, the well-equipped kitchen makes meal prep easy and, for the children, there’s a fabulous playroom, complete with a stage to showcase their talents.

When the soft Lake District air lulls you to sleep, six deluxe bedrooms give sanctuary to 11 weary adventurers. Choose the master suite for balcony views of the lake, a log burner and an ensuite.

Just a 5-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere and at the heart of The Lakes, Downlake House is a special place to bring your loved ones for an idyllic and memorable getaway.

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What we think

What a location! Occupying a prime waterfront spot on Lake Windermere, this beautiful retreat offers plenty of peace and tranquility but is close enough to the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere, if you can bear to tear yourself away from Downlake House’s many delights!

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What to Expect

Downlake House Alfresco Dining

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Downlake House just perfect. In all of our large houses to rent we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury cotton bed linen and bath towels
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen including double oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Dining table that seats 11 guests
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sonos sound system
  • Smart TVs in the lounge, playroom and top floor bedroom
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Gym with running machine, static bike, weights, gym bench and gym mat
  • Children’s playroom with stage, books, toys and games
  • Piano
  • Log burners in the lounge, snug and master bedroom (initial supply of logs provided)
  • Lakeside hot tub (seats 8)
  • Outdoor trampoline, sand pit and children’s play equipment
  • Complimentary bikes and paddleboards
  • Outdoor dining area, BBQ and fire pit
  • Direct access onto Lake Windermere
  • Exclusive boat hire (additional cost)

Lakeside Location

An idyllic location right on the shores of Lake Windermere in the stunning Lake District, England’s largest National Park.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 3pm on the day of your arrival and check out is at 11am.

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is parking for 5 cars at the property. 

  • Are pets allowed?

    Two well-behaved dogs are allowed at Downlake House, subject to prior agreement, for no additional charge (more may be possible on request). Please contact us before booking to discuss. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on soft furnishings.

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Downlake House. One travel cot is available on request (please bring your own cot linen). Highchairs are not provided. Please note, parents should supervise children at all times as the property is located on the banks of Lake Windermere and there is also a climbing wall, outdoor playground and hot tub.

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with any of the major supermarkets for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 3pm on the day of arrival.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table can seat up to 11 guests comfortably.

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Stag parties are not permitted at this property. Mature hen parties are sometimes permitted, but only with express permission from the property owner prior to booking. Please contact us to discuss.

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station is Windermere (3 miles / 9 minute drive).

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airports are Manchester (89 miles) or Liverpool (102 miles).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Downlake House. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747