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A Large, Beautifully Renovated 18th Century Detached Home, 6 Bedrooms Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A tranquil country setting with incredible views & just 10 mins to Bowness

The White House in the Lakes is a large detached home with plenty of space for large families or groups. Just 10 minutes from Bowness on Windermere.

Situated within walking distance of 2 excellent dining pubs (The Masons Arms and The Hare & Hounds) and just a few minutes drive from several more.

Close enough to Bowness and Lake Windermere to enjoy some shopping or lake activities yet far enough away to enjoy the secluded setting. Lots of lovely walks on your doorstep including Gummer's How - one of the finest views in the Lakes. A large well equipped kitchen, countryside views from each stylish bedroom, modern contemporary bathrooms together with a light and airy garden room and a large oak beamed lounge, with woodburning stove, makes this a very easy home for you to relax and enjoy. There is plenty of space outside for BBQ's and outside dining and lots of room for games with the children or simply lying on the lawn with a good book!

If you'd like to read many of my past client reviews, (all marked 5/5!), please just look on Homeaway's sister site - Owners Direct and click on property code E7932.

PLEASE NOTE: our minimum stay is 3 nights, and 7 nights ONLY in July, August, certain holiday periods, Christmas week (20-27 December) and New Year week (27th December - 3rd January). PLEASE DO NOT ENQUIRE FOR 2 NIGHT STAYS OR FOR SHORT STAYS IN THE ABOVE WEEK-ONLY PERIODS. PLEASE SEE 'RATES' FOR SPECIFICS.

More Details

Di Gale
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Di Gale

Hi, I'm Di Gale, the owner of The White House In The Lakes. Thank you so much for taking a look at my treasured Lakeland home and I do hope you may come and visit. I live in Bowness with my family (Cumbrian born and bred!). I handle all enquires myself for The White House, so do drop me a line with your desired dates. I have a great team who work hard to make The White House a perfect, relaxing holiday home for you and your family and friends and being local, I am always available for any needs during your stay. See you in the Lakes soon!

Di Gale purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review was placed by the guest on my listing on www.ownersdirect.co.uk/E7932

Guest Rating: 5 out of 5

On arrival at the house we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack of well thought out and good quality products - tea, coffee, milk, red and white wine, spread, orange juice, marmalade. We had fresh flowers on the table and the fire all ready made up ready to light. The house was beautifully appointed with stunning views across the valley. Decoration and furnishings were to a very high standard. Bedding was crisp and comfortable with big fluffy towels and bathrobes in every bedroom. The pictures are representative of the house. We stayed at the end of November and were very lucky with the weather. It was a lovely walk to the nearest pub. The only addition that would have helped would have been an OS map to orientate ourselves and find nice walks but this is by no means a criticism. We were a group of 10 and all loved the property, found it better equipped than any other self catering properties we had stayed at. Loved the personal touches like the fresh fresh flowers and didn't want to leave. We will be return.
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Crosthwaite and Lyth in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , double sinks
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , The downstairs Toilet
  • Thick fluffy towels are included, as are all linens. All towels and linens are changed weekly. We also provide complimentary toiletries in all bathrooms, courtesy of The White Company, London.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on the 3rd floor, a large suite with private bath
  • All bedrooms have stunning country views with bright, sunny aspects. Extremely comfy and high quality beds with Egyptian high thread cotton linens and sumptuous pillows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The separate fully equipped utility room houses a large Bosch washer, tumble dryer, sink. This room also leads out to into the gardens. The Garden Room, a further living space, enjoys incredible westerly views from it's mass of windows, over fields and hills in all directions for miles. With patio doors leading to the upper terrace of the grounds. You are not far from Grange over Sands, a historic Victorian seaside town with great cafes, tea rooms & stunning views out to sea. You can see Blackpool Tower on a clear day! Past Grange, there is Ulverston, with pebble beaches to enjoy. Arnside, Silverdale and Morecambe are also close by. Bowness and Windermere both have small supermarkets and lots of cafes, restaurants and gift shops. At nearby Kendal you will find High Street shops such as M&S together with the larger supermarkets of Asda (24hrs) and Morrisons. You will find Banks at both Windermere and Kendal. In Kendal you will also find local Muse


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A Large, Beautifully Renovated 18th Century Detached Home, 6 Bedrooms Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.9375 based on 29 reviews

A birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5

A big event and I was so relieved when I walked through the door.The place is lovely. All the kitchen necessities available for a good old party.Loads of parking, important for those traveling a distance. The standard of the bedrooms was good. And the views were to die for. We even managed to fit in a Perseids meteor shower!Loads of storage room and good utilities. Close enough to Windermere for provisions,yet far enough out to be remote. Local pubs busy but ideal for those nights you can't be bothered to cook. In a beautiful part of the Lakes I had never thought of exploring. We had a marvellous time!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated, comfortable property in lovely location. Highly recommended .

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning house, which was very well stocked with thoughtful touches, such as fresh flowers in the kitchen and a 'welcome basket'. There were high quality toiletries provided in the bathrooms. All my guests were very impressed with the accommodation and our only quibble was that it was difficult to identify the correct house upon arrival as there is no house name visible.

The owner has promptly replied to all my emails and been very helpful - we'd all love to visit again

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home, the pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Had a family reunion in Feb 2017 and this property was the perfect venue. It is secluded and beautifully furnished with several great pubs in walking distance. We will definitely book it again in the future. Our only observation is that the beautiful Aga is not so straight forward to use and we felt that some instructions might be useful for future guests. Customer service from the owner was first rate.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a family holiday celebrating my husbands 40th birthday. It was just perfect. The house, the views, the area all amazing!!!

The house had absolutely everything you possibly needed, everything beautifully presented and arranged!!

We arrived to the basic goodies left out which was such a special added touch.

We will definitely be back. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

There were 9 of us there and we had a brilliant time. The owner is lovely and had everything sorted for us very quickly. We had no problems with anything and the house is huge with lots of space to hang out! Thanks again Di!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is where we celebrated my extra special birthday back in October. To say all 12 of us thought we'd died and gone to heaven is an understatement!! It is an absolutely stunning house.....probably one of the most luxurious we've ever stayed in. The location, atmosphere and ambience is truly amazing. The attention to detail is perfect.....down to the gorgeous "White Company" bedding and toiletries. Pure luxury. We had dinner one evening, cooked by outside caterers, a wonderful Thai lady and her husband. All prepared in the house and beautifully served, followed by singing, music and dancing. Although there were 12 of us, the living accommodation is so spacious that at no time did it feel crowded. Great craic from start to finish. We cannot wait to return to sit in front of the amazing log burner in the winter or outside on the gorgeous patio in the summer, with stunning open views to the fields. This is just perfect for a weekend away from it all or a special celebration. It's just so relaxing. You must try it......unforgettable xxx

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Hare & Hounds
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Ferry Nab (crossing Lake Windermere)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Punch Bowl
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Grange over Sands
Car: recommended

The Lakes is a premium location for all outdoor activities.

From the house, you can wander for miles along the local country lanes, most leading to some of the most noted pubs in Cumbria, including The Hare & Hounds (1 mile), The Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank (1.5 miles and North West pub of the year 2012) and the renowned Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite - 2.5 miles.

There are numerous routes for both mountain and road biking in the area.

For sightseers, and beyond the incredible hills, mountains, forests and lakes, the delightful villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead, Sawrey (Beatrix Potter's home) are within 30 minutes.

If you are a sailor, then of course the Lake is close, to enjoy the water with boats for hire, or, if you bring your own trailered craft, the slip way into the Lake is 10-15 minutes away. Plenty of room here at The White House in the Lakes to park your craft between lake adventures.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Crosthwaite and Lyth, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
January - Mid March 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid March - Mid April 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid April - Mid May 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late May - Early June 2018
25 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early June - Mid July 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid July - August 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September - Mid October 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late October - December 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018/19
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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