High Standards, Happy Guests

We pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of
luxury accomodation and it’s great to see our guests agree.

Interior Was Fantastic

We had the most incredible stay in the Small House. The interior was fantastic - beautifully furnished with all the appliances/utensils you might need. The service from booking right through to the actual stay was excellent. When we had an issue with a blind, it was sorted out within an couple of hours. The views were incredible. The location was really quiet, but really close to Windermere and other local walking spots. I didn’t want to leave, and I will be back.

Ulrike - The Small House

The Perfect Place

It’s the perfect place for a yoga retreat! Loved it last year and all my students want to do it again.

Carly Harding, Founder, Lakes Yoga - The Hub

Standard of a 5* Hotel

We had a fabulous family holiday in The Small House. As a family of 6 with 4 older children (15, 15, 17 and 22), the space suited us perfectly. Two siblings shared a twin room, two sisters had a double room and my partner and I had a fabulous large double room with stunning views of the surrounding countryside - even from our bathroom. All rooms are ensuite so everyone had enough privacy and their own space. Being slightly disorganised I left booking restaurants to the last minute which was somewhat of a mistake given we arrived at the start of a very sunny and busy week and popular restaurants had limited availability.

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Everything was of Top Quality

We loved the small house! Firstly the Heaning estate is conveniently located just outside of Windermere amongst some other properties which had a village like feel. The views are just beautiful. The property itself was incredibly stylish, spotlessly clean & superbly appointed. Everything was of top quality! Michelle and her team were on hand to answer any query promptly & professionally yet in a friendly manner! I will definitely be back to the Small House & Lakeland Retreats in the future. We couldn’t have wished for a better stay!

Joanne - The Small House

Highly Recommended

Fantastic property, great location. The cottage was exceptional, just as described. The cottage had everything we needed for the week, very comfortable was a lovely quiet location, easy commute to Windermere. Would highly recommend.

Chris - The Stable Cottage

Magnificent Estate

The venue is understated. A magnificent estate and property. It was much more than we expected, clean, amazingly designed (would love the interior designers details!)… Would definitely visit again. Seamless process and clear communication. Highly highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!

Haseeb - The Stable Cottage


10/10 would recommend, fantastic house and location.

James - The Big House

Fantastic Property

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!

Ruth - The Big House

Excellent Standard

Top quality accommodation, excellent standard, beautiful location.

David - The Small House

Simply Amazing

This house was simply amazing. Everything about it is just great. The house is even better than the pictures. The surroundings are stunning and we all had a great time.

Jacob - The Big House

5 Star Experience

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

Lisa - The Big House

So Quiet and Peaceful

We had a wonderful stay in the small house, although not so small. The views were amazing even from our bathroom window. It was so nice to come back after a day out to such a warm cosy cottage. It is a very stylish well thought out property, spotlessly clean. The beds were so comfy and it is so quiet and peaceful. Nice touch a couple of bottles of wine were waiting on our arrival. Wish we could have stayed longer. Even if the weather is bad it is so nice to sit and relax and enjoy the views.

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Stunning Views

One of the best stays we’ve ever had! The accommodation was tastefully decorated throughout, with a lovely open plan living area & beautiful spacious bedrooms. The location was absolutely idyllic, with the most stunning views. Communication with the host was superb & the check in was a smooth process. We wouldn’t hesitate in staying here again or in recommending to others; thanks so much!

Kim - The Small House

Thought about Everything

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.

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The place was fabulous!

Rocio - The Big House

Extremely Comfy

Absolutely fantastic place! Located in a beautiful setting with a short drive to Windemere/ Bowness. The cottage was immaculate with everything you could ask for and the bed was extremely comfy. This is my third time booking with Lakeland Retreats and they are an excellent company. 100% recommend! Looking forward to booking again in the future. :)

Saul - The Stable Cottage

Amazing Walks

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.

Eleanor - The Big House

Ideally Situated

A really well appointed and extremely clean and comfortable place to stay, ideally situated for the Lake District and Windermere and surrounds in particular. Fabulous!

James - The Small House

Super Views

We had a super stay in The Pod. The accommodation is excellent and very comfortable with everything you need, including lovely toiletries. The location is very convenient for Windermere and Kendal. The Heaning Estate is beautiful and very well kept with super views. Excellent communication from the team. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.

Corinne - The Pod

Absolutely Stunning

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!

Jag - The Big House

A Fantastic Stay

We’ve just been to The Small House (an ironic name indeed as it is anything but small!) for five days. The location, surroundings and outside terrace were sublime allowing us to completely relax. The house itself and its facilities, furnishings, beautiful comfy beds and attention to detail in all the rooms were fantastic and we are already looking at dates for our return. A fantastic stay, thank you!

Kerry - The Small House

Amazing Accommodation

Had an amazing 5 days in the lakes made even better by the amazing accommodation. Lovely clean and cozy cottage away from any noise, everything you could ask for and more. The team were quick to respond to any queries and (although not needed during our stay) made us feel like we could contact with any issues we may encounter. Would 100% recommend to anyone!

Abigail - The Corner Cottage

Modern & Minimalistic

We hosted a yoga retreat at The Heaning and we used The Hub for our daily yoga practice.

The space was perfect, it was modern and minimalistic that fit with our brand perfectly. It was warm and cozy so our guests were very comfortable. And the adaptable lighting made it easy to switch from energising morning yoga to creating a relaxing ambiance for evening sessions.

Madeleine Sidi, Founder, Stride & Edge - The Hub

Well Equipped

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.

Lyndsey - The Big House

Loved the Toiletries

Superb location. You could walk into Windermere easily and also find some good walks straight from the door. Fabulous views. The decor and facilities are excellent and tastefully done. Beds extremely comfy. Loved the toiletries so much we went & found Pure Lakes in Staveley to buy some. Good response from maintenance team to fix minor problem. Parking plentiful plus electric car charging point was areal bonus. 100% recommend The Small House.

Lynne - The Small House

Anything But Small

We loved The Small House, which was anything but small! It’s incredibly comfortable and has a real boutique hotel feel to it. It’s in a fab location too. I would highly recommend this property.

Julie - The Small House

Welcoming & Calm

We stayed in the End Cottage which we found to be excellent. The whole place was clean, tidy and felt both extremely welcoming and calm upon arrival. Every small detail within the lodge is attended to, with great facilities for self catering whilst also being a 5-10 minute drive directly into Windermere. We found being just outside of the main town to be perfect, as you could dive into the attractions of the town for the day and then retreat to the quiet and beautiful grounds that surround the cottages. All in all a wonderful stay that we would recommend to anyone.

Matthew - The End Cottage

We Were Blown Away

We made our booking through Lakeland retreats which was so easy. Nearer to the time the correspondence was fantastic. I had lost my original email and started panicking and the staff sent it all straight. They also sent through fantastic directions and lots of things to do whilst we were there. The property was off the scale, we were blown away by how amazing it was and even had a bottle of Prosecco waiting when we arrived. The attention to detail in the property was incredible, the bedrooms were massive the beds were so comfy I would have taken them home.

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Breathtaking Views

Gorgeous house with breathtaking views.

Alex - The Big House

Stunning Scenery

Corner Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage in a lovely village surrounded by the most stunning scenery. It has all modern fixtures and fittings whilst still retaining lots of old features and cosy cottage charm. It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and the boot room is ideal if you have dogs. There were numerous walks from the door and also great pubs and cafes. We felt extremely at home and would definitely visit again.

Karen - The Corner Cottage

A Gem

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

Noura - The Big House

Absolutely Gorgeous

Wow, what a place! The property was clean and well presented upon arrival, and the estate itself is absolutely gorgeous! If you didn’t want to leave the site, and just stay in the cottage and take in the views, you could. Windermere is a stones throw away and whilst it is a bustling place, the cottage and estate have a quiet and calming feel to it. I would 100% recommend anyone and everyone to come here, we’ve had a beautiful stay and we really couldn’t say anything negative about our experience. Thank you to our host for providing such a beautiful property!!

Dean - The Stable Cottage

Such a Special Place

We’ve spent a wonderful week in the Small House. Not only was it fitted out superbly but the location was great, only a 20 minute walk into Windermere. It’s rare to find such a special place and this is one of them. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

Sara - The Small House

Perfect Retreat

Exceeded expectations! Lovely property in a beautiful setting. It was a perfect retreat. The property was really well equipped which was super helpful. The location was ideal for and it was so peaceful. The dressing gowns, slippers and Prosecco was a really lovely extra. The instructions and property information was very well done. Overall a great stay and would visit again.

Tracy - The Nook

Stunning Location

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

Michelle - The Big House

Great Location

We had the best long weekend staying in End Cottage. The cottage has been finished to such a high spec you instantly feel at home when you arrive. It’s in such a great location with Windermere down the road and so many places are an easy scenic drive away. There are plenty of footpaths and walks to do from your doorstep if you don’t fancy driving too. The outside courtyard is great and despite being next door to other cottages it all feels very private.

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A Perfect Blend of Business & Leisure

The Hub at Heaning Estate in Windermere is an exceptional venue that effortlessly merges business functionality with a luxurious for private dining. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing this hidden gem, and it exceeded my expectations on every level.

From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the stunning surroundings. The estate itself is a testament to elegance and sophistication, set amidst the picturesque beauty of Windermere. The Hub, situated within the estate, provides an atmosphere that is both serene and invigorating.

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Home from Home

The location is stunning. The Pod had everything needed for our stay all high end appliances inclusive of dishwasher, washing machine, microwave a full hob and oven cooking equipment plus tea, coffee, sugar and milk. A lovely additional touch of the Heanings Prosecco, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, hand wash and sanitiser. The umbrella was very much appreciated and I felt this was home from home all what we needed to take was our clothes and shoes.

Nadine - The Pod

Really Clean

We had a beautiful stay at the Pod. The space was really clean, the grounds and scenery were gorgeous and we even had complimentary Prosecco waiting for us upon arrival. Thank you for making our Lake District trip special.

Ella - The Pod

A Dream of a Place

It’s such a dream of a place. It was a perfect stay, we all loved it so much and can’t wait to return.

Lydia - The Big House


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!

Jennifer - The Big House

Fabulously Comfy

Lovely clean home which was a pleasure to stay in. Fabulously comfy and well equipped.

Georgina - The Small House

Absolutely Beautiful

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.

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Breathtakingly Beautiful

Just back from our annual holiday in the Lake District. Our usual place cancelled on us last minute, so we were particularly relieved to find this property. The setting is breathtakingly beautiful and the Corner Cottage is lovely, designed very smartly and tastefully; we loved the clean and understated Nordic style. Everything we needed was there, with a couple of extra cherries on the top (complimentary Prosecco, sumptuous dressing gowns etc).

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Ticked all the Boxes

Absolutely loved our stay in End cottage… It ticked all the boxes for us. We were thrilled to find a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us after our long journey and milk in the fridge. Everything we could have wanted was provided from a tv that enabled us to log into our streaming services to blackout blinds in the bedroom and a bottle of water should we need a drink during the night.

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Incredible Venue & Experience

We were lucky to hold our annual directors’ planning days at the Heaning Estate and what an incredible venue and experience.

Staying in the Big House for two days with all of our team, the décor and touches were better than any 5 star hotel we have experienced with these days before. It was great for all Directors to have their own space to relax outside of the workshops and to experience the grounds surrounding the area. The House is in beautiful surroundings with views overlooking the gorgeous landscape. The bedding and soft furnishings are to the highest standard - more than you would expect from a house rental – we especially liked the Heaning bodywash and body lotion!

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Absolutely Stunning Place

Absolutely stunning place we stayed in the end cottage they have thought of everything. Location is beautiful and quite with beautiful views. Plenty of information given before you come of walks, eating places courtesy call before we came to ensure we know all about the property. Not far to walk to Windermere. We will definitely be returning next year.

Sadie - The End Cottage

Great Experience

Fantastic location just outside of Windermere with great access to the rest of the Lake District. Amenities and features of the cottage make you truly feel as though it’s a home away from home. We especially appreciated their copy of Lake District monopoly. Overall great experience, and would not hesitate to return or recommend to others.

Adi - The Corner Cottage

Amazing House

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

Shannen - The Big House

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