The Nook at The Heaning Estate

Guests - FROM £615
(5 out of 5) based on 82 reviews
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Availability & Reviews

A One Bedroomed Barn Cottage

A sumptuous sofa sits in front of an electric wood-burning effect stove whilst the generous and well-fitted kitchen with a central dining island with a feature oak beam has everything you’ll need for either a weekend or a longer stay.

The generous, natural-themed king-size bedroom has a wealth of exposed beams and en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. Blessed with a private, fully enclosed courtyard garden, The Pod has private parking for one car.

With the entrance at ground level, the quirky layout sees the sleeping area to the first floor and the living space to the lower floor.

One of five traditional barn cottages redeveloped for the discerning, modern-day visitor, The Nook has been thoughtfully designed to provide exquisite accommodation for a couple. The emphasis here is very much on natural products, tactile fabrics and a relaxing vibe to ensure you make the most of your precious time away together

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vehicle Charge Point
    Free access to the estate's shared fast charger
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Luxury
  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Remote
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Open plan living space comprising quality kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, Nespresso machine and dining area.
  • Lounge space with two sumptuous armchairs, colour TV and electric wood burning effect stove
  • Wet room.


  • Bedroom 1: Generous Kingsize bedroom with en-suite hand basin and WC.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen, towels, dressing gowns and slippers provided
  • WiFi available
  • Miscellaneous:
  • Ample parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with seating provided
  • Nespresso coffee machine with an initial supply of coffee pods
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
Location & Nearby


The Heaning Estate is located just a short distance from the bustling town of Windermere here in the beautiful Lake District, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Set along a private lane off the A591 and just over a mile south of the village, the site is accessed along a sweeping, tree-lined drive and enjoys a commanding presence on the landscape with superb views towards the majestic Howgills, Windermere village and the High Borrans range resulting in a picture-postcard backdrop to this unique estate.

A two-year labour of love has seen the estate owners draw on their own family holiday experiences to ensure they provide their guests with just a little bit more than you’d expect from a self-catering break – a bit more space, a lot more quality, somewhere special to enable everyone to relax, unwind and to share precious family time together.

Along with experienced, local craftsmen and renowned interior designers, the extensive renovation works have involved centuries-old working practices to totally transform the original, imposing Victorian gentleman’s residence and adjacent sixteenth-century barn cottages, groaning with history, into their present-day, pristine condition.

Authentic Lakeland Exteriors And Grounds

The authentic Lakeland exteriors and grounds have been painstakingly rejuvenated and beautifully married with an eclectic interior palate of contemporary living, fashionable dining and distinctive sleeping spaces, all thoughtfully designed with the sole purpose of your assured comfort and enjoyment in mind.

To Suit Your Individual Requirements

The estate comprises no less than five glorious one-bedroomed barn cottages, a stunning three-bedroomed home and an exquisite seven-bedroomed Victorian dwelling which can be booked individually, all together or in any combination to suit your individual requirements.

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Guest feedback for The Nook at The Heaning Estate
(5 out of 5) based on 82 Reviews
On Monday, 24 Jun 2024
Absolutely perfect. We have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Nook. The Scandinavian style and modern interior were exceptional, providing everything we needed for a perfect getaway. The accommodation was impeccably clean, and the location and setting were wonderful. Having breakfast on the patio with the sound of the fountain in the background was simply idyllic. The grounds are immaculate, and the e-charging facilities made our stay even more convenient. The nearby Watermill offered excellent food and a microbrewery, and the walk to Windermere took only 25 minutes. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible – thank you for a perfect stay.
On Monday, 27 May 2024
Very homely cottage, had everything you needed and was extremely comfortable. Great location, with some nice walks on your doorstep which is an additional bonus.
On Tuesday, 07 May 2024
Lovely property in private grounds. private parking & flexible checkin. Spotlessly clean & very comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons. Open plan kitchen & living area with double doors onto private patio. Narrow staircase up to a roomy bedroom with plenty of storage. Upstairs loo & basin & wet room downstairs off the livingroom. would have preffered upstairs shower but no problem with the wet room, roomy, spotless & towelling robes to hide modesty when moving back upstairs. A walk into town could take 20/30 minutes with a few hills, so if not very mobile would recommend a car into town. Very responsive host. Lovely stay. Thanks
On Saturday, 06 Apr 2024
It was a beautiful cottage in a calm and relaxing location, rural but close to the amenities, The cottage was cosy, comfortable and well equipped. I had an amazing weekend added to by a Marriage proposal and a sparkly ring. I would have liked to have stayed longer, maybe a month!
On Monday, 01 Apr 2024
An amazing experience, the accommodation surpassed my expectations! Extremely cosy and a perfect spot for a weekend escape or long rest. Beds are extremely comfortable, all amenities needed were present and also a lovely touch with the region through pictures and other little details. You should visit to find out yourselves..:)
On Tuesday, 19 Mar 2024
he estate was so blissful. From the beautiful grounds .To the calming waterfall outside our window. To the niche clean cottage. Barn conversion style. The mountainous view from our bedroom window was like a postcard. Everything was simply fantastic.
On Monday, 18 Mar 2024
Unbelievable little place to stay, we loved everything about The Nook and cannot wait to return!
On Thursday, 23 Nov 2023
I stayed at the Heanings in November 2023 when the dark nights had well and truly set in. The Heanings was a lovely place to stay - cosy, well equipped, and in beautiful surroundings.
On Sunday, 08 Oct 2023
Absolutely loved staying in the nook! It was just as described, beautiful location and a lovely clean home for the week. The Monopoly game made it a very fun and competitive stay too! Thank you so much for having us.
On Friday, 06 Oct 2023
The stay at The Nook was unreal. Such a peaceful area yet so much too see and do. Such easy check in and the home was immaculate! Netflix on the TV and an amazing place to stay, I will definitely be returning.
On Friday, 25 Aug 2023
Great Location, Great accommodation.
On Saturday, 19 Aug 2023
The Nook is a delightful cosy cuddle. Absolutely loved our time here. Highly recommend.
On Friday, 11 Aug 2023
It was the best weekend. It was my birthday and I went with my friend of over 50 years. We had a fantastic time. So relaxing. The accommodation was gorgeous inside and out. Everything you could need for a weekend away. I picked Nook specially because of the two armchairs and I can honestly say - after sitting in them all weekend - how comfortable they were. By far the best birthday I have had in a long time.
On Wednesday, 09 Aug 2023
The Nook is located on a beautiful estate just a few minutes east of Windermere...perfect base for exploring the Lake District. The apartment is cozy and decorated to a high standard. Host was always responsive and very accommodating when we asked about an earlier check in time.
On Sunday, 30 Jul 2023
Location and quality of the Nook are amazing. The only downside for us was people being really loud outside after midnight and then all the alarms going off around 3am...the fire engine coming out and didnt get back to bed til 4am, because someone in thr "big house' decided to make burgers at 3am. Whilst I appreciate people are here for a lovely time, its upsetting to have part of it ruined by other peoples selfishness. There were people staying that had babies and we were all standing outside. That said, The Heaning Estate is amazing and I think its the only place we would stay now.
On Monday, 05 Jun 2023
Lovely house, great views! Would recommend to friends and family for sure
On Tuesday, 30 May 2023
A wonderful place to stay. Facilities and condition of service was outstanding. Beautiful location and lovely warm and welcoming accommodation. Exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend.
Peter & Michelle
On Saturday, 20 May 2023
Beautiful barn conversion in a stunning location. Totally top notch. Super clean, which was wonderful.
On Monday, 24 Apr 2023
Beautiful little home, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of London city life and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful outdoors!
On Saturday, 15 Apr 2023
Beautiful little home, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of London city life and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful outdoors!
On Friday, 14 Apr 2023
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.
On Friday, 07 Apr 2023
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.
On Monday, 13 Feb 2023
We really enjoyed our stay here, the team couldn’t do enough for us in terms of responsiveness and the place was beautiful. Such a gorgeous surroundings and a cosy environment!
On Monday, 07 Nov 2022
Beautiful location and so close to Lake Windermere and other places to visit in the district. Well appointed rooms just lounge area (The Nook I think) wanted more relaxing seating to collapse into at night. Very picturesque and peaceful area, secluded from main road.
On Friday, 28 Oct 2022
The Heaning Estate is a beautiful place to stay. We stayed in one of the cottages which was stunning. I couldn’t rate it highly enough for people who want to get away to the countryside. Lovely walks and cosy nights in front of the log burner. We will definitely be returning in the not to distant future. Thank you
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
We loved our stay in the Nook Cottage! The Heaning Estate is a beautiful location, very central to the surrounding towns and with lovely views. Everything was 5* and our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable
On Sunday, 16 Oct 2022
The Nook is the perfect 5 star cottage to spend a cosy, welcoming stay in the Lakes. A beautiful location with stunning views. We would definitely recommend to friends and family.
On Monday, 10 Oct 2022
No other words than PERFECT. Already planning to come again! No better place for a couple getaway to the Lakes.
Michael Harding
On Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
Excellent for a weekend break in The Lakes. Lovely cottage in a very peaceful and tranquil location. Plenty to do within a short drive (or walk from the door). Highly recommended.
On Saturday, 17 Sep 2022
Absolutely lovely break in the Nook. Cottage was really lovely and clean and had everything you needed. The bed was amazing! Perfect location, and great communication with Michelle’s team. Can’t wait to visit again in the future. Thank you!
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
We absolutely loved our stay at The Nook. It was a treat away while the grandparents looked after our daughter and everything was perfect. The accommodation was beautiful, the finishing and furniture of a really high standard and the little added treats were a real bonus particularly the copy of Wainwrights pictorial guide to inspire some walks.
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
Absolutely lovely break in the Nook. Cottage was really lovely and clean and had everything you needed. The bed was amazing! Perfect location, and great communication with Michelle’s team. Can’t wait to visit again in the future. Thank you!
On Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022
Our stay was absolutely perfect, thank you so much for creating such a wonderful place. Every aspect of the cottage was perfect and the special extras like toiletries, Prosecco & milk really topped off a great experience. We will be back (for better weather) this year for another stay and have recommended you to everyone we know
On Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022
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. We definitely recommend dinner at Gilpin Spice but you need to book well in advanced. A walk up to Helvellyn and a drive along Wrynose Pass (if you dare). Mini cabs into Bowness are £10 if you fancied a few drinks or the local Chinese (magic wok) were very good for a take away. All in all a perfect trip and we will definitely be back.
On Monday, 11 Jul 2022
The Nook is an absolutely beautiful cottage to stay in. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated and maintained. A perfect base for our Lakes getaway. Great host information and recommendations for the surrounding area. We would definitely stsy again!
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Bessyboot. The location is perfect and the facilities are exactly what is needed. Comfortable and cozy. Great walks from the cottage gate. Two excellent pubs nearby. The weather was perfect.
On Friday, 10 Jun 2022
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. The cottage was extremely clean and well presented and the wet room was something we absolutely loved as we have never seen one before! The hosts (Lakeland Retreats) have been so welcoming and their communication has been excellent! Thank you so much for such a lovely break, Ellie and Liam
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
A luxurious cottage surrounded by beautiful meadows and unbelievable views. The area is peaceful and relaxing in it's own private grounds but is also close enough to get to Windermere Lake and Bowness for boat trips and restaurants.
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
Lovely stay, beautiful views, very clean and very modern. Would love to visit again in the future.
On Sunday, 13 Feb 2022
This property is grossly understated. It is perfectly equipped and full of all essential equipment needed for a self catering break. Located approximately 1.5 miles outside of Windermere and 6.5 miles from Ambleside the location is perfect for those guests who enjoy brief walks into the village centres to avoid the traffic and parking issues that would arise at peak season times. The grounds to the property are privately shared between the cottages and houses available to rent and parking is ample. The ground floor is accessed from a shared vestibule leading to your own private secured entrance. On entering the property you face the winding staircase leading up to the spacious bedroom and toilet area. The ground floor comprises open plan diner, kitchen and lounge area with a separate door leading to a wet room with drench shower and hand held shower unit. The kitchen has a gas stove, fridge with small freezer compartment, 4 piece cutlery set, utensils, dish washer, dining service set etc. It was short of nothing! There is also an additional counter top freezer in the storage area along with cleaning utensils. The property is immaculately clean with modern decor. We would definitely book here again.
On Thursday, 09 Dec 2021
Perfect stay, couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. A lovely accommodation with a perfect location
On Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021
What an amazingly place to stay!! Close enough to walk into town but far out that your not bothered by noises of cars.. the occasional sheep noise of the relaxing sound of the main water feature but it was honestly perfect!!
On Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021
What a fantastic property! Great location close to Windermere, stunning views, extremely clean and well-equipped rooms. I also loved all the small touches - guidebooks came in very handy, loved the local artwork etc.
On Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021
The cottage was absolutely perfect for our 3 day stay to celebrate my partners birthday! It was immaculate with everything we needed and is located about a 5 minute drive from the high street in Windermere. Would recommend most highly!
Hannah Symonds
On Friday, 12 Nov 2021
What a Fabulous place this is. My husband and I needed to have a few days away and this was the perfect place to escape too. We stayed in the Nook cottage and as soon as you walk through the door, it is so welcoming and cosy. The cottage is lovely, bed is huge and the place was spotless and clean. There are a few touches that make it homely. We look forward to coming back next year and staying for longer.
On Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Amazing place would highly recommend
Paul Chapman
On Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021
The Nook is 5* , the best location to explore the Lakes . Great views , modern , clean and beautifully decorated and furnished.
On Saturday, 30 Oct 2021
Simply incredible! We’ll be coming back soon.
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
This was our second stay at The Nook and it was just as good as we remembered it! A wonderfully cosy cottage in a gorgeous location. This time we visited with our 4-month old so staying somewhere warm and clean was so important as well as a bit of luxury for us to enjoy once the little one was asleep! Lovely hosts and the courtesy call ahead of travel was really appreciated. 100% recommend.
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
Lovely cottage! Would come back.
On Friday, 15 Oct 2021
Lovely cottage! Would come back.
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Gorgeous property set in the most beautiful surroundings. It is the perfect location as it's set out in the countryside so its lovely and quiet with some nice walks on the doorstep, but then 5 minutes drive away and you're in Windermere. A great base to start for exploring all that the Lake District has to offer, then this property lovely to come back to at the end of a long day as it's so cosy! We would 100% recommend this property to anybody and would not hesitate to book for ourselves again
On Monday, 23 Aug 2021
Immaculate accommodation! Would highly recommend to anyone who wanted to stay in the area.
On Saturday, 21 Aug 2021
Very clean covid safe small cottage, well-appointed and very comfortable especially the bed, excellent toiletries with a nice bottle of fizz. Would highly recommend it.
On Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021
Wow! What a stunning little cottage on the edge of Windermere. This luxurious one bedroom cottage on a country estate exceeded our expectations for our staycation honeymoon. The Nook provides a tradition Lake District cottage feel with a contemporary edge. It is in the perfect location if you would like to be away from the hustle and bustle of Windermere and Bowness yet still within a 20 minute walk. The house was spotless on arrival and we were provided will all the information needed for our week stay. We have already agreed it is a destination we will return to!
On Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021
We would highly recommend this for a stay near Windermere. The location is stunning and offers peace and quiet for a countryside break. The apartment was spotless and exactly as described. Communication was quick and helpful. We will definitely be back!
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
Staying in the Nook felt like an extra special gift - especially for a much needed holiday! If you want a luxurious, well-designed and beautiful spot to relax in and enjoy the Lake District then this is the place to stay.
On Monday, 19 Jul 2021
The Nook was perfect. The location, decor etc was amazing. Very clean and everyone was so helpful.
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
Lovely setting and accommodation furnished to a very high standard. Would stay again.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
We loved our week's stay at The Nook. An extremely comfortable property with everything you need and more. Great communication and Michelle was super helpful.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Excellent cottage, clean and tidy. Michelle was wonderful at responding to messages.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Beautiful location, the little terrace was delightful to catch the afternoon sun! Best shower we've ever used after lots of hiking and the bed was brilliant. Lovely little touches and a self-catering with a kitchen that is actually really functional! Would recommend hiring kayaks on ullswater from the sailing club on a sunny day.
On Friday, 11 Jun 2021
Very well presented and perfectly located for walking. We went on a few walks straight from the accommodation which turned out to be some of our favorites! Would highly recommend for a cozy base.
On Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Excellent cottage, clean and tidy. Michelle was wonderful at responding to messages.
On Sunday, 23 May 2021
Most beautiful stay, perfect location super peaceful and surrounded by gorgeous views
On Tuesday, 18 May 2021
A beautiful spot near Windermere, with easy access to hiking and walking (even in the rain). Accommodation was just the right size for 2 of us; clean, cosy and warm, with pretty much everything you could need. The porch area for coats and muddy boots was super useful! Easy to check in and out too. Really felt like an escape.
On Thursday, 29 Apr 2021
Lovely place in a fantastic setting! Beautiful cottage (especially the bedroom) in a lovely estate of cottages with great views. A little walk to Windemere if you want to. Shower is downstairs but worked well!
On Monday, 26 Apr 2021
Stylish stay in a beautiful location.
On Friday, 16 Apr 2021
The Nook was a lovely place to stay, but please be aware that you pay a significant additional charge when booking via Airbnb.
On Thursday, 24 Dec 2020
Thanks for an amazing stay at The Nook! It really was 5* accommodation, great location and we loved the personal touches like Prosecco on arrival. Would recommend to any couples looking for an indulgent break in the Lakes!
On Friday, 18 Dec 2020
We cannot recommend the Nook enough! It is such a beautiful location and the property is so well manicured inside and outside. The short walk/drive into Windermere is a bonus and there are plenty of helpful tips left by the owners for areas to explore. The property is so cosy, furnished to an excellent standard, and truly feels like home. Gerry and Michelle really made it feel like Christmas with the nice added touch of a Christmas tree. The entire stay was the peaceful rest we needed after long days exploring the Lakes.
On Friday, 11 Dec 2020
Thanks for an amazing stay at The Nook! It really was 5* accommodation, great location and we loved the personal touches like Prosecco on arrival. Would recommend to any couples looking for an indulgent break in the Lakes!
On Friday, 09 Oct 2020
We chose Michelle’s place based on the location and the fantastic reviews. We were not disappointed, the cottage was cosy, immaculately clean and a perfect location from which to explore the lakes. Check in and out was simple and straightforward, and parking was ample. We would 100% recommend this space to other traveller and we would not hesitate to return at a future date
On Friday, 02 Oct 2020
Perfect space for a trip away! Very clean and tidy, everything was exactly as advertised. Exceptionally comfortable and just want we needed to come back to after long hikes during the day. The provided guides and books really helped us plan our days as well, would absolutely visit again.
On Friday, 02 Oct 2020
Wonderful , clean accommodations in the heart of the Lake District. Beautiful walks and all together a wonderful , romantic get away for my husband and I. We will definitely re-visit!
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Great stay, would recommend
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Lovely accommodation, which is extremely modern, clean and relaxing. Great location to get into Windermere and all the surrounding villages and walks. We will be back!
On Friday, 14 Aug 2020
Had a lovely stay. The estate was lovely and the accommodation really clean and modern, with great amenities. Good location for exploring the Lakes - if the weather had been better, it would have been easy enough to walk into Windemere to the restaurants.
On Saturday, 08 Aug 2020
A lovely stylish, clean and modern cottage, in a great location. Recently opened this summer.
On Friday, 07 Aug 2020
Beautiful property, class decor, spotless cleaning, excellent stay.
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
The Nook was the perfect couple getaway, really enjoyed our stay!
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
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