Imposing Gentleman’s Residence Located In The Heart of The Lake District

This incredible Victorian gentleman’s residence lies in the heart of the Lake District in the town of Windermere. Oakburn could not be more perfectly located to enjoy everything that the South Lakes has to offer, without even having to get in your car. Boasting character and luxury throughout, offering ten guests an unforgettable dwelling to enjoy whilst exploring the delights of Cumbria’s National Park. Oakburn offers superb features including beautiful bedrooms, exceptional social spaces, a traditional wood-burning stove, large bay windows and lofty, high ceilings.

Arguably the most popular area in the whole of the Lake District, Windermere is truly the centre of the action. The town centre is just an easy 10 minute walk away from Oakburn. You can stroll the quaint streets lined with local shops, indulge in trips to one of the lovely cafés and find pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. There are several award-winning and Michelin starred restaurants close by.

A pretty 15 minute walk will take you to the lakeshore where you can sip wine and watch the sunset over the Langdales. Getting out on the lake is one of the best ways to enjoy this glorious area; try out a new watersport like paddle-boarding or sailing, Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre is a 20 minute walk away and Bowness waterfront just a 15 minute stroll – cruising Lake Windermere is a leisurely and scenic way to get around too.

Plenty of beautiful walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of Oakburn, local peaks include Orrest Head, School Knott and Brant Fell so pull on your boots and you can be up onto the fells within 10 minutes.


Incredible Accommodation, The Perfect Choice For A Special Gathering of Family and Friends

Be welcomed into this exquisite property via the grand panelled hallway with its magnificent original staircase and make your way into the beautiful open-plan living space where you can look forward to relaxing and socialising with your loved ones. Be impressed by the array of quality appliances in the kitchen, with a two oven AGA range, electric double oven and five-ring induction hob, Quooker tap, two large fridge freezers and two dishwashers at your fingertips and an excellent array of cooking equipment, this is truly a “cooks kitchen”. The rustic kitchen island presents the perfect spot at which to perch with a glass of wine while the cooking smells fill the room. Retreat to the window seat to soak in the view over the garden towards Claife Heights and the lake, or relax by watching the TV from one of the armchairs, before all are called to gather at the long wooden table in the elegant dining area.

Warm yourself up in the cooler months by settling in the snug where a wood-burning stove can provide the heat as you get lost in a good book, or watch a movie. When you want to bring everyone together for an evening of fun, head down to the sitting room on the lower ground floor where several sofas await you along with a TV, a snooker/pool table and table football, offering the perfect environment for making happy memories.

Adjacent to the kitchen, the utility room is a lovely room featuring pale blue hues on the walls and cupboards, home to a washing machine and tumble dryer, large butler sink with Quooker tap, and lots of space for drying any damp clothes after a day on the fells.

Enjoy spending time in the beautiful garden where two patio areas make excellent spots for alfresco dining, having a BBQ and soaking up the last of the evening sun.

End your day by heading up to one of the five comfortable and elegant bedrooms, each beautifully furnished and boasting plenty of storage for your belongings, as well as featuring lovely views to wake up to.

Find three bedrooms on the first floor, including a king-size and a double, both enjoying en-suite shower rooms, and a further king-size served by the stunning family bathroom where a large feature bath provides a sumptuous spot to unwind. The second floor affords both a king-size and twin room with views over the lake and fells, with both served by a fabulous shower room with a large shower cubicle.

Ground Floor

  • Beautiful entrance hall
  • Open plan Living Space
  • Kitchen – AGA range, Electric double oven, 5-ring induction hob, Microwave, 2 x Fridges, Freezer, 2 x Dishwashers
  • Dining Area
  • Sitting Area with doors to the outside
  • Utility
  • Enclosed garden with two patio areas with outdoor furniture and space for BBQ

Lower Ground Floor

  • Sitting room with Sky TV, pool table, and table football
  • Snug with wood burning stove underfloor heating and Sky TV

First Floor

  • King-size bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • King-size bedroom
  • Family bathroom with large feature bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Separate WC

Second Floor

  • King-size bedroom with lake views
  • Twin bedroom with large 3ft 6in beds and lake views
  • House shower room with large cubicle, basin and WC


  • Wood burning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Gas central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • 2 x Boiling water tap
  • 3 x TVs, Sky, Netflix
  • Snooker table, football table
  • Selection of books and games
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power, bed linen, and towels included
  • Off-road private parking for five cars
  • Lockable garage for storage of up to 10 bikes, SUPs, kayaks, etc
  • Use of 2 sea kayaks, paddles and jackets (at your own risk)
  • Heated towel rails
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Travel Cot and High Chair available
  • A £300 security/good housekeeping deposit is payable prior to arrival
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine with an initial supply of pods
  • We warn guests with pacemakers that this property has an induction hob. Please seek advice and take care.



  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room

Retreats for

  • Family


  • Freeview
  • Sky Package
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Saturday Changeover


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 10 reviews.

Respond to Oakburn

  • Lamya says:

    Michelle and team, thank you for being such a great host! Our experience at Windermere was fantastic. My family and I enjoyed this beautiful property and facilities. We hope to repeat the experience in other sites under your supervision.

  • Elias says:

    Great location The house is in perfect condition We enjoy very much Lakeland Retreats are great hosts. Everything we ask we got it and first class. All the rooms and bathrooms are great. Thank you

  • Saal - Venkers Family (London | Miami | Denver | Bradford) says:

    We had such an incredible time here. It was an international gathering with family coming in from the US to spend time together and with our new-born (on her first holiday!). We would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you so much.

  • Aarons Family says:

    What an amazing house – we have had a fantastic week here, and for the first time on holiday we chose to stay in rather than going out on many evenings, because we loved being in the beautiful kitchen so much! The location is so perfect for exploring the area and we found all of the information in the folder very useful. We absolutely loved the gin too – thank you!

  • Monaghan says:

    Oakburn is a beautiful house in an amazing location and you even provided wonderful weather for us! We can recommend Cafe Italia in Windermere. A perfect getaway holiday, thank you for making it possible. We have made lovely memories.

  • Towbridge says:

    Super house, loved it – so much space! Children especially liked the games room downstairs. Lovely view. Perfect base to explore the lakes on our first visit up here. Thank you – the Trowbridges.

  • Ellie says:

    Oakburn is such a perfect home. Warm welcome and homely. We have truly relaxed and enjoyed every second. The weather was perfect – thanks for making our holiday so perfect. Ellie and Ross x

  • Joyce says:

    What a wonderful few days in a fabulous house. It has so many attractions and excellent facilities such as the games room in which we had an excellent evening having a pool competition. Christine and Ian are super hosts and we have loved the Lakes for many years. Look forward to coming again. Joyce and Andrew

  • Chris says:

    A lovely week – boat trips, walks and beautiful places to visit and a warm welcoming house to come home to. What a treat! Even the rain couldn’t spoil our stay. We all went home feeling refreshed and more ‘normal’ after a strange year. Thank you! Chris, Elaine, Tom, Carole and Steve xx

  • Emily says:

    We absolutely loved our stay at Oakburn. The location was brilliant and the house was above and beyond expectations. It was very comfortable and felt like home. I cooked with herbs from the herb garden outside and all enjoyed cooking toast using the AGA stove very much. The snug was a highlight room as it had a fireplace and was so cute and cosy. We woke up the morning with a beautiful view of the lake and we walked to School Knott and Orrest Head from the doorstep. We loved it and will hopefully be back again.

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