The Big House

The Big House is a magnificent abode, set at the front of the estate affording superb views across the immaculately manicured grounds to the fells beyond. The well-planned layout lends itself perfectly to a larger gathering of close family and friends looking to spend precious quality time together.


The Superbly Well-Fitted and Equipped Kitchen

Catering for those budding chefs among your group; with its central island there’s plenty of work-space and elbow room for everyone to lend a hand in the preparation of that special family lunch or dinner.


A Cosy Snug

At the front of the house, with original fireplace and a wealth of wood panelling, the snug is the perfect spot for having some quite ‘me’ time, reading your holiday novel of choice or planning the next day’s walk.


The Beautiful Bedroom Suites

Sitting on the first and second floor are a mix of twin, zip and link, kings and superkings, each individually designed to reflect the location, the heritage, and beauty of the area.

Dressed with stunning soft furnishings and married with perfectly chosen accessories, each bedroom is blessed with top quality mattresses adorned with luxurious linens to ensure a restful night’s sleep.


En-suite Bath or Shower Rooms

Fully tiled en-suite bath or shower rooms, each, again with an individual theme and first class fittings, complete the offering.


Ground Floor:

  • Entrance porch leading to inner hallway and snug.
  • Spacious living room with comfortable seating, colour TV, electric fireplace and French doors to outside.
  • Elegant dining room seating 14 with electric fireplace and French doors to the outside.
  • Well equipped kitchen with large range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and central island. French doors to the rear courtyard.
  • Cloakroom with handbasin and WC.

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 4 (Autumn): Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower, handbasin and WC.
  • Bedroom 3 (Woodland Pine): Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower over bath, handbasin and WC.
  • Bedroom 1 (Gorse & Grey): Superking bedroom with seating area, balcony and en-suite shower over bath, handbasin and WC.
  • Bedroom 2 (Litchen): Superking bedroom with en-suite shower, handbasin and WC.

Second Floor:

  • Bedroom 6 (Stags & Snow): Twin bedroom with en-suite shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.
  • Bedroom 5 (Geese & Grey): Superking suite with balcony to the front, en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, shower, twin handbasins, and wc
  • Bedroom 7 (Heather): Superking zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower, handbasin and WC.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and slippers provided
  • WiFi available
  • Ample parking for 7 cars
  • Garden and terraces with seating provided
  • Nespresso coffee machine with an initial supply of coffee pods
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • A £300 security and good housekeeping deposit applies to this property


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot


  • Parking
  • Vehicle Charge Point

Local area

  • Remote

Bed Type

  • Single Bed
  • Superking Bed


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Bedroom Size

  • Twin Room

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(5 out of 5) - based on 12 reviews.

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  • Noura says:

    A gem!! I can not stop talking about the beauty of the house to everyone i know!

  • James says:

    10/10 would recommend, fantastic house and location

  • James says:

    10/10 would recommend, fantastic house and location

  • Jennifer says:

    The Big House on The Heaning Estate is fabulous. All fixtures and fittings are to a very high standard and very comfortable. Big white fluffy towels, local toiletries that smelled divine and very comfortable beds. Slippers and robes were also provided in every room. Luxury! And the views were absolutely fantastic. We were lucky to have cloudless skies for 3 days. What a bonus. We would certainly love to revisit next time we have a big birthday to celebrate!!

  • Eleanor says:

    The Big House is set in a wonderful location, and is a quick drive into Windermere where there are lots of amazing walks! The house itself is beautiful, the dining room was a perfect size for our group as was the lounge. The house is well decorated and stayed nice and warm and was a lovely place to spend a long weekend with a large group.

  • Shannen says:

    Amazing house! Had the best time. The host was attentive and helpful. The rooms and their en-suite were beautiful.

  • Alex says:

    Gorgeous house with breathtaking views.

  • Ruth Power says:

    A fantastic property for a big family gathering! The rooms were all beautiful and the house was spotless! The estate has beautiful gardens to enjoy and everyone in our group from 4 to 80 had a great time. Thank you!

  • Michelle says:

    A fabulous place to stay, a beautiful house in a stunning location, all contact with Lakeland Retreats was prompt and efficient!

  • Lyndsey says:

    Our family enjoyed a long weekend in the Big House, cooking a Sunday roast for 11 has never been so easy as the kitchen was well equipped.

  • Jag says:

    The Big House is absolutely stunning! You can tell straight away that no expense has been spared and is well equipped for anyone’s stay! We did not need much contact with Michelle, but a courtesy call before our arrival was a very welcome touch. I couldn’t recommend a stay enough!

  • Lisa says:

    A wonderful house – a really 5star experience and a fantastic location!

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