The Lake House

For up to 8 People

About the Accommodation

The house, dating back to 1837,  was one of the first country houses built on the shores of Lake Windermere.

We think it occupies THE best site on the lake!

There are great views from the house and gardens out over Lake Windermere to Wray Castle, the Langdales, Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam and Loughrigg, and we are at the foot of Wansfell Pike and close to the Fairfield Horseshoe,

In front of the house there is a footpath along the lake shore (on National Trust land) which starts less than 100 metres from the property boundary (the lake itself is less than 50 metres from the property boundary).

At the back of the property there is a courtyard and access on to a track which leads direct to the woods and fells or a walk to the nearby villages of Waterhead and Ambleside. 

The house has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. It has 4 luxurious double bedrooms, all ensuite. There is a beautiful big kitchen and dining room, and an elegant drawing room + large reception room, a study etc. Onsite parking is provided for 3 cars, but if you need more please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. The large private garden to the front of the house looks directly over the lake.

We are close to Ambleside (centre of the Lake District), with easy access to other villages, the lakes, and the fells.

As good as it gets!

Address: Wansfell Holme, LA23 1LS Windermere, United Kingdom

Size: 320.0 m², 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Beds: 2 Single beds, 3 Double beds, 1 Sofa bed, 3 Couches

Prices: 375 GBP - 600 GBP / Night


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Dryer
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Terrace
  • Hangers
  • Pets allowed
  • High chair
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Breakfast
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Shampoo
  • Iron
  • Smoking not allowed


Please park on the private drive for The Lake House, which is outside the kitchen and courtyard, which is to the left of the house and through some tall stone gateposts when you get to the top of the main drive. It is possible to get 3 or 4 cars in this space, but if you need more spaces please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. 

Breakfast is only available by prior arrangement.


The house is approximately 1 mile from Ambleside, which is at at the 'heart' of the Lake District.

Distances to other local villages and lakes are as follows:

3.4 miles to Windermere village (which is not actually on shores of Lake Windermere!)

3.5 miles to Rydal (Wordsworth centre and Rydal Water),

4.5 miles to Bowness-on-Windermere 

5.5 miles to Grasmere 

5.5 miles to Hawkshead,

14 miles to Glenridding (Ullswater)

18 miles to Keswick (Derwentwater) 


The best way to get around is by car, but if you don't drive:

a) there are plenty of local taxi firms 

b) you can walk to the ferry pier in less than 10 minutes, where you can take the ferry to many sites around Lake Windermere.

c) There is a reliable bus service. (The bus stop is a 5-10 minute walk away) at Waterhead.

d) Windermere railway station is 3 miles away. There’s a taxi rank just outside the station

e) Bicycles and boats can be rented locally