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A classic grand Lake District property in exclusive grounds.
Dining table seats up to 18 guests.
The designer kitchen with central island unit.
Lounge with seats for 16 people.
Our terrace gets the sun all day.
Bedroom 1. With super-king-size sleigh bed.
En-suite bedroom 1. with Victorian bath and shower
Josiah Brown's our very own bar.
A large house to rent with its own bar.
Bedroom 2 with bath in the bedroom overlooking garden.
We have 2 baths which have beautiful views.
Bedroom 3 with bath in the bedroom overlooking garden.
Large lounge with huge leather Chesterfield sofas.
A special room for a special dinner.
The TV snug just off the kitchen.
A kitchen fit for any party.
Increase your guest numbers by 6 with Orrest Head Cottage within the grounds.
Bedroom 4, a triple which can also be set up as a super-king.
Bedroom 5, a triple which can also be set up as a super-king.
Bedroom 3 ensuite.
Bedroom 5 ensuite.
Extensive grounds.
Bedroom 4 ensuite.
Bedroom 2 ensuite.
Dining table seats up to 18 guests.
The designer kitchen with central island unit.
Lounge with seats for 16 people.
Our terrace gets the sun all day.

Orrest Head House, Windermere, Cumbria

Sleeps 2 - 12 5 Bedrooms 18 Dining

Historic house sleeping 12 in large grounds, for holidays and short breaks in the Lake District National Park

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Orrest Head House, Windermere, Cumbria, sleeps 2 - 12 in 5 bedrooms.

Orrest Head House is a grade 2 listed historic building with features dating back to 1672. All set in over 2 acres of private grounds. The house has been extensively restored and is now decorated in an eclectic mix of traditional Cumbrian cottage meets boutique pad.

The house features a huge designer kitchen with superb views including glimpses of Lake Windermere. Furnished with contemporary units, granite work surfaces, a central island unit, large table with bench seating, feature fireplace, separate preparation and washing areas and equipped for large parties.

The formal dining room has a large rustic table with 18 seats.

The TV snug just off the kitchen has a flat screen TV and seating for a small group to get away from the crowd.

The snug also leads to our 2 downstairs toilets.

The lounge is a grand space with huge specially commissioned Chesterfield leather sofas seating 16 people.

The house WOW! factor is Josiah Brown's - your very own bar. A fabulous space to kick-off any party.

On the first floor there are 5 en suite bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a super king size sleigh bed and flat-screen TV. The en suite features a Victorian style bath and separate shower cubicle with watering can style shower head, plus toilet and sink.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 each have a king size bed with flat-screen TV and feature an in bedroom bath which looks out over the garden. The contemporary en suites have a shower and toilet.

Bedrooms 4 and 5 are both triples, decorated in Cole and Son wallpaper with single beds, which can be pushed together and flat-screen TVs. Both have en suite shower rooms tiled in natural stone with toilet and sink.

Outside there is a large terraced area with table and chair set plus barbecue. The house backs straight on the footpath, which leads up through Common Woods to the summit of Orrest Head one of the best short walks in the Lake District. One of Alfred Wainwright's (the famous Lake District author) favourite walks.



Wifi in the house, however due to our remote operation we cannot guarantee compatibility and do not come out for technical problems.


There are no special features for disabled guests.

Dog Friendly

We welcome up to two dogs, (more by request).


7-ring burner, twin fan oven range cooker, wine cooler, 2 large fridge freezers, dishwasher, microwave. Central island and table with bench seating.

Dining Room

Formal dining for 18 people with large square table and feature fireplace. Next door to the bar for pre-dinner drinks.

Sitting Room

Grand room with plenty of natural light. Patio doors onto terraced area. Sumptuous leather Chesterfields for 16. Flat screen TV, iPod dock & open fire

TV and Music Facilities

TV snug room off kitchen with large flat screen TV and DVD. Flat-screen TVs in all bedrooms. Large Smart TV in lounge.

Games Room

We do not have a games room. But we do have our own bar!

Heating and Open Fires

Gas central heating, underfloor heating in kitchen, pressurised hot water system to deliver hot water to every bathroom. Woodburners in lounge and bar


5 in total, all with contemporary en-suite showers. 1. Super king 2. King with in bedroom bath. 3. King with in bedroom bath. 4. Triple. 5. Triple.


All crisp white cotton sheets and two towels per person supplied.


En suites: Bed 1. Large Victorian bath separate shower WC and sink. Other 4 bathrooms with contemporary tiles, showers, toilets and sinks.

Children's Facilities

Large private garden (rear part shared with Orrest Head Cottage).


Large patio area with table, chairs and barbecue.

Swimming Pool

We do not have a pool.


Large private parking area for up to 10 cars.


Smoking is not permitted indoors.

Booking Information

We offer Monday and Friday changeovers only. 4 night weekend breaks, 4 night mid-week breaks and 7 night breaks available.

Show Availability

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Orrest Head House

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Late Deals

September 2024 Late Deals

4-ngt md-wks 2nd, 9th, 23rd or 30th £1300. Wknds 6th, 13th or 27th £2356.

October 2024 Late Deals

3-ngt wknds 4th, 11th, 18th 2356, 4 ngt mdwks 7th £1300


Located in 2 acres of private ground, Orrest Head House sits just above Windermere Village and has direct access to the famous Orrest Head walk.

  • Windermere, 750 metres.
  • Booths supermarket 500 metres.
  • All the pubs, restaurants and cafes in Windermere are a 750 metre stroll away.
  • Manchester, 1.5 hours drive, 88 miles.
  • Windermere 500 metres.
  • Windermere staton 500 metres.

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