Birkdale House - Beautiful Lakeland Holiday Home

Lake Windermere is one of the gems of the Lake District, and this beautiful Victorian home boasts views of the lake from three bedrooms, as well as views of the fells beyond the terrace. Yet there’s plenty to tempt you away from the panorama, with a cinema room and games room in the basement. With five large bedrooms as well as a drawing room, dining room and snug, there’s lots and lots of space for large family groups to enjoy their time away.

Birkdale House is surrounded by acres of private farmland and you’ll find an abundance of walks to enjoy in the grounds and beyond, either in the fells or down towards the lakeside. The summit of Brantfell is just a fifteen-minute walk from the property, while the Biskey Howe viewpoint is ten minutes away. Both offer stunning, panoramic views of Lake Windermere, the Langdale Pikes and the western fells beyond. Don’t worry if you can’t manage strenuous walks, there are paths for all abilities in the vicinity.

Check in/ Checkout Times

Check in: 4:00 pm | Check out: 10:00 am

Accommodation Description

Cinema room
With large Smart television, games console and surround sound. Amazon Echo.
Games room
With pool table and table football.

Ground Floor:
With large staircase.
Drawing room
With a real flame effect wood burning stove and Smart television.
Dining room
With formal dining for all guests and french doors to patio.
With a real flame effect wood burning stove and Smart television.
With and electric Rangemaster professional cooker, microwave, combined fridge/freezer and two dishwashers.
Utility room
With a washer/dryer and sink. Back door and plenty of coats and boots storage.
Wet room
With a walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.
Boot room
With a WC and wash basin.

First Floor:
Bedroom one

With a 6’ super-king size bed.
Bedroom two
With 4’6 double bed and en-suite.
Bedroom three
With a 6’ super-king size zip and link bed which can be configured as twin single beds, please confirm your bed configuration requirements at the booking stage.
Bedroom four
With 3’ twin single beds.
Bedroom five
With a 6’ super-king size bed and en-suite.
Family bathroom
With a roll-top bath and double shower, wash basin and WC.
With bath and overhead shower, wash basin and WC.

Sweeping drive with motion sensor lighting. Large lawn to the front, with terrace. Large patio area with garden furniture, steps and railing. Large lawn with mature shrubs and trees. Wooded area. Fully contained yard.
Parking area for at least five cars. Electric Vehicle Charging Point.

Additional Information:
Please note that Birkdale House is a traditional lakeland house with some low lintels and uneven floors in places. There are numerous changes in floor level.
Steps to the cellar are wooden and of original structure. Small children and guests with limited mobility may find them steep, however there is a sturdy handrail.
The rear of the property has some uneven ground and natural stone elevations. The outside area can become slippery when wet. Guests with limited mobility and children should take extra care and be appropriately supervised.
The wooden area in the grounds has a number of natural hazards including fallen trees. Please keep young children away from this area.
Food and wine delivery available on request.
Children of all ages welcome. Two travel cots and high chairs available on request.
Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge).
Pod Point Electric Vehicle Charging Point available, free of charge.

  • Child Friendly
  • Cinema Room
  • Countryside
  • Cycling Friendly
  • Detached
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Games Room / Play Facilities
  • High Chair Available
  • Internet
  • Isolated
  • National Park
  • Parking Available
  • Patio
  • Pets
  • Pub Nearby
  • Short Breaks Allowed
  • Travel Cot
  • Washing Machine

About the area

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Lake District. This is a haven for lovers of outdoor pursuits and you’ll find lots of opportunities for sailing and water sports in the town. There are plenty of shops and tea rooms too.

Also in Bowness you’ll find the World of Beatrix Potter Experience. There are displays showing some of her most famous creations, as well as interactive exhibits that bring the farmyard characters and animals to life.

Windermere is England’s largest lake and there are lots of things to do for visitors in the area. You can hop on a steamship or a cruiser or see the lake under your own steam by hiring a kayak or canoe. The western shore is particularly good for cycling, with family-friendly routes.

At the northern tip of Lake Windermere is Ambleside, a small town that’s big on activities. There’s a cinema here as well as a number of restaurants and shops. You can take a ferry at Waterhead Pier across the lake, or even hop on a horse-drawn carriage if you’re here in the summer months.

Blackwell Arts and Crafts House was designed as a special holiday retreat for a Manchester businessman in the Victorian era. The house still displays many of the original features and also hosts exhibitions throughout the year.

Take a short journey to Grasmere and you’ll be following in the poet William Wordsworth’s footsteps. He thought this was one of the loveliest spots of England, and made his home here at Dove Cottage. The cottage is now a museum and still contains many of William and his sister Dorothy’s possessions.

Another famous writer who lived in the Lake District was John Ruskin, whose former home, Brantwood, is now a museum to the arts. There are lots of treasures from Ruskin’s time, as well as quizzes and activities for the children to enjoy.

There are many choices for dining in the area such as Angel Inn, Villa Positana and House of Siam a popular Thai restaurant all in Bowness which is only one mile away from Birkdale House. Hooked fish restaurant in Windermere and Zeferellis vegetarian restaurant in Ambleside both come highly recommended.