The Nook

One of the five traditional barn cottages redeveloped for the discerning, modern-day visitor, The Nook has been thoughtfully designed to provide exquisite accommodation for a couple. The emphasis here is very much on natural products, tactile fabrics and a relaxing vibe to ensure you make the most of your precious time away together.



Two sumptuous armchairs sit in front of an electric wood burning effect stove whilst the generous and well fitted kitchen diner has everything you’ll need for either a weekend or longer stay.

An ingeniously designed wet room is just off the lounge and you’ll find the generous natural themed king size bedroom with exposed beams and ensuite hand basin and WC to the first floor.

Blessed with a private, fully enclosed courtyard garden, The Nook has private parking for one car.

Ground Floor:

  • Open plan living space comprising quality kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, Nespresso machine and dining area.
  • Lounge space with two sumptuous armchairs, colour TV and electric wood burning effect stove
  • Wet room.

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Generous Kingsize bedroom with en-suite hand basin and WC.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and slippers provided
  • WiFi available
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Ample parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with seating provided
  • Nespresso coffee machine with an initial supply of coffee pods
  • Sorry, no pets allowed


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Vehicle Charge Point

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Children & Pets

  • No Pets

Local area

  • Remote


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 38 reviews.

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  • James says:

    We really enjoyed our stay here, the team couldn’t do enough for us in terms of responsiveness and the place was beautiful. Such a gorgeous surroundings and a cosy environment!

  • Sally says:

    We loved our stay in the Nook Cottage! The Heaning Estate is a beautiful location, very central to the surrounding towns and with lovely views. Everything was 5* and our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable

  • Val says:

    The Nook is the perfect 5 star cottage to spend a cosy, welcoming stay in the Lakes. A beautiful location with stunning views. We would definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Michael Harding says:

    Excellent for a weekend break in The Lakes. Lovely cottage in a very peaceful and tranquil location. Plenty to do within a short drive (or walk from the door). Highly recommended.

  • Gemma says:

    Absolutely lovely break in the Nook. Cottage was really lovely and clean and had everything you needed. The bed was amazing! Perfect location, and great communication with Michelle’s team. Can’t wait to visit again in the future. Thank you!

  • Matt says:

    We absolutely loved our stay at The Nook. It was a treat away while the grandparents looked after our daughter and everything was perfect. The accommodation was beautiful, the finishing and furniture of a really high standard and the little added treats were a real bonus particularly the copy of Wainwrights pictorial guide to inspire some walks.

  • Jo says:

    Our stay was absolutely perfect, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful place. Every aspect of the cottage was perfect and the special extras like toiletries, Prosecco & milk really topped off a great experience. We will be back (for better weather) this year for another stay and have recommended you to everyone we know

  • Michael Evans says:

    We had the most amazing stay at The Nook Cottage – Heaning estate. Having done my research before we booked I knew this was going to be somewhere special and we were not disappointed!

    The cottage was perfect and everything was in pristine condition. They have thought about everything, from the welcome bottle of Prosecco to the fresh milk in the fridge and the locally produced soap. I cannot fault this place at all.

    The location is perfect, close enough to everything but out the way. We definitely recommend dinner at Gilpin Spice but you need to book well in advanced. A walk up to Helvellyn and a drive along Wrynose Pass (if you dare). Mini cabs into Bowness are £10 if you fancied a few drinks or the local Chinese (magic wok) were very good for a take away.

    All in all a perfect trip and we will definitely be back.

  • Simon says:

    We had a wonderful stay at Bessyboot. The location is perfect and the facilities are exactly what is needed. Comfortable and cozy. Great walks from the cottage gate. Two excellent pubs nearby. The weather was perfect.

  • Ellie says:

    We have just got back from a lovely 3 night stay at The Nook. We have had such a lovely experience from start to finish. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and had everything that we needed and more. The bedroom was my favourite part of the cottage as the bed was so comfortable, we both have never had such a good sleep! Windermere and Bowness were both less than an hour walk away from the cottage and the cottage is situated in a location which is easily accessible to other towns by car such as Ambleside and Kendal. The cottage was extremely clean and well presented and the wet room was something we absolutely loved as we have never seen one before! The hosts (Lakeland Retreats) have been so welcoming and their communication has been excellent! Thank you so much for such a lovely break, Ellie and Liam☺️

  • Sarah says:

    A luxurious cottage surrounded by beautiful meadows and unbelievable views. The area is peaceful and relaxing in it’s own private grounds but is also close enough to get to Windermere Lake and Bowness for boat trips and restaurants.

  • Gavin says:

    This property is grossly understated. It is perfectly equipped and full of all essential equipment needed for a self catering break. Located approximately 1.5 miles outside of Windermere and 6.5 miles from Ambleside the location is perfect for those guests who enjoy brief walks into the village centres to avoid the traffic and parking issues that would arise at peak season times. The grounds to the property are privately shared between the cottages and houses available to rent and parking is ample. The ground floor is accessed from a shared vestibule leading to your own private secured entrance. On entering the property you face the winding staircase leading up to the spacious bedroom and toilet area. The ground floor comprises open plan diner, kitchen and lounge area with a separate door leading to a wet room with drench shower and hand held shower unit. The kitchen has a gas stove, fridge with small freezer compartment, 4 piece cutlery set, utensils, dish washer, dining service set etc. It was short of nothing! There is also an additional counter top freezer in the storage area along with cleaning utensils. The property is immaculately clean with modern decor. We would definitely book here again.

  • Anna says:

    Perfect stay, couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. A lovely accommodation with a perfect location

  • Dean says:

    What an amazingly place to stay!! Close enough to walk into town but far out that your not bothered by noises of cars.. the occasional sheep noise of the relaxing sound of the main water feature but it was honestly perfect!!

  • Kate says:

    What a fantastic property! Great location close to Windermere, stunning views, extremely clean and well-equipped rooms. I also loved all the small touches – guidebooks came in very handy, loved the local artwork etc.

  • Lindsay says:

    The cottage was absolutely perfect for our 3 day stay to celebrate my partners birthday! It was immaculate with everything we needed and is located about a 5 minute drive from the high street in Windermere. Would recommend most highly!

  • Hannah Symonds says:

    What a Fabulous place this is. My husband and I needed to have a few days away and this was the perfect place to escape too. We stayed in the Nook cottage and as soon as you walk through the door, it is so welcoming and cosy. The cottage is lovely, bed is huge and the place was spotless and clean. There are a few touches that make it homely. We look forward to coming back next year and staying for longer.

  • Manhal says:

    Amazing place would highly recommend

  • Paul Chapman says:

    The Nook is 5* , the best location to explore the Lakes . Great views , modern , clean and beautifully decorated and furnished.

  • Tom says:

    Simply incredible! We’ll be coming back soon.

  • Kelly says:

    This was our second stay at The Nook and it was just as good as we remembered it! A wonderfully cosy cottage in a gorgeous location. This time we visited with our 4-month old so staying somewhere warm and clean was so important as well as a bit of luxury for us to enjoy once the little one was asleep! Lovely hosts and the courtesy call ahead of travel was really appreciated. 100% recommend.

  • Sarika says:

    Lovely cottage! Would come back.

  • Gemma says:

    Gorgeous property set in the most beautiful surroundings. It is the perfect location as it’s set out in the countryside so its lovely and quiet with some nice walks on the doorstep, but then 5 minutes drive away and you’re in Windermere. A great base to start for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer, then this property lovely to come back to at the end of a long day as it’s so cosy! We would 100% recommend this property to anybody and would not hesitate to book for ourselves again

  • Mandy says:

    Very clean covid safe small cottage, well-appointed and very comfortable especially the bed, excellent toiletries with a nice bottle of fizz. Would highly recommend it.

  • Ellen says:

    Wow! What a stunning little cottage on the edge of Windermere. This luxurious one bedroom cottage on a country estate exceeded our expectations for our staycation honeymoon. The Nook provides a tradition Lake District cottage feel with a contemporary edge. It is in the perfect location if you would like to be away from the hustle and bustle of Windermere and Bowness yet still within a 20 minute walk. The house was spotless on arrival and we were provided will all the information needed for our week stay. We have already agreed it is a destination we will return to!

  • Rachael says:

    We would highly recommend this for a stay near Windermere. The location is stunning and offers peace and quiet for a countryside break. The apartment was spotless and exactly as described. Communication was quick and helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Loni says:

    Staying in the Nook felt like an extra special gift – especially for a much needed holiday! If you want a luxurious, well-designed and beautiful spot to relax in and enjoy the Lake District then this is the place to stay.

  • Zoe says:

    Lovely setting and accommodation furnished to a very high standard. Would stay again.

  • Timothy says:

    We loved our week’s stay at The Nook. An extremely comfortable property with everything you need and more. Great communication and Michelle was super helpful.

  • Ben says:

    Excellent cottage, clean and tidy. Michelle was wonderful at responding to messages.

  • Faye says:

    Beautiful location, the little terrace was delightful to catch the afternoon sun! Best shower we’ve ever used after lots of hiking and the bed was brilliant. Lovely little touches and a self-catering with a kitchen that is actually really functional! Would recommend hiring kayaks on ullswater from the sailing club on a sunny day.

  • Surjit says:

    Most beautiful stay, perfect location super peaceful and surrounded by gorgeous views

  • Hannah says:

    Thanks for an amazing stay at The Nook! It really was 5* accommodation, great location and we loved the personal touches like Prosecco on arrival. Would recommend to any couples looking for an indulgent break in the Lakes!

  • William says:

    Perfect space for a trip away! Very clean and tidy, everything was exactly as advertised. Exceptionally comfortable and just want we needed to come back to after long hikes during the day. The provided guides and books really helped us plan our days as well, would absolutely visit again.

  • Alexandra says:

    Great stay, would recommend

  • Kris says:

    Had a lovely stay. The estate was lovely and the accommodation really clean and modern, with great amenities. Good location for exploring the Lakes – if the weather had been better, it would have been easy enough to walk into Windemere to the restaurants

  • Tina says:

    A lovely stylish, clean and modern cottage, in a great location. Recently opened this summer.

  • Rebecca says:

    The Nook was the perfect couple getaway, really enjoyed our stay!

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