The Pod

Guests - FROM £488
(4.9 out of 5) based on 59 reviews
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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 central dining island with feature oak beam has everything you’ll need for either a weekend or 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 mid 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 Pod 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
  • 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 deep-cushioned sofa, colour TV and electric wood burning effect stove


  • Bedroom 1: Generous Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower, 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 Pod
(4.9 out of 5) based on 59 Reviews
On Saturday, 30 Dec 2023
Great location, on a small estate. Tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen. En-suite whilst small made efficient use of the space and the provided lotions, soaps, and towels were great! You have decent privacy as the property isn't overlooked. Quiet accommodation, although it is possible to hear the neighbours occasionally.
On Friday, 22 Dec 2023
Beautifully presented quaint cottage. Had absolutely everything we needed for our break and everything was to the highest standard. Will definitely return and can highly recommend.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Michelle's place was a home away from home for the days we stayed. it was cozy, had all the amenities and was at a beautiful location. I would definitely recommend it to others!
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
We had a 4 night stay here and we are already looking at when we can come back. Really cosy, quiet and surrounded by countryside, but still really easy to get to the main road to explore the Lakes. It was beautifully clean and had everything we needed for a relaxed stay!
On Sunday, 03 Dec 2023
Conveniently located and accommodation to a very high standard; delighted with our stay
On Friday, 06 Oct 2023
Everything about Michelle's apartment was amazing. We had no issue with parking luckily as no one else was next to us! Would definitely return thank you for having us!
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Very pleased with our stay. The pod was peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle. The Pod was also very close to the town of Windemere. We would stay here again.
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Very pleased with our stay. The pod was peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle. The Pod was also very close to the town of Windemere. We would stay here again.
On Thursday, 14 Sep 2023
Beautiful, clean and tidy property. The customer service was great and all the information had been provided so clearly beforehand. Perfect location we would love to go back!
On Tuesday, 05 Sep 2023
Amazing stay! Loved the location not, far from beautiful attractions. Host responded fast and were helpful. Perfect for couples. Will definitely stay here again!
On Monday, 04 Sep 2023
The pod was a lovely base for our stay in the lakes. A compact apartment that has everything you need. Apartment is very cosily furnished and is very comfortable. Location is very useful for getting out and about. Patio area is very nice however not private from the flat next door if they are also out - separated by a low level row of plants.
On Saturday, 12 Aug 2023
We came to stay in the lake district and were blessed with some amazing weather and no shortage of beautiful views. Michelle's cottage was a lovely retreat and hub to explore the many lakes, streams, and waterfalls. Inside the cottage was some information about the local area such as; places to eat, and some places to visit to get us started which was very helpful. The space itself was spotless and organised with everything you could need over your stay. Although the cottage is attached to a larger complex, the cottage was very well soundproofed and we were never disturbed by our neighbours. When we next travel up to the Lake District we will definitely keep Michelle's place in mind and recommend it to all!
On Friday, 21 Jul 2023
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.
On Wednesday, 12 Jul 2023
Lovely property and had everything we needed - lovely situation too
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
The perfect location for a self-drive tour. The structure of the room is great and the range hood works very well overpower.The oven is fully functional. A perfect cottage for holiday living
On Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
Everything about the stay here was great! Couldn't recommend it enough! A lovely walk into town if and great walks local to the Pod. The complimentary bottle of bubbles was a fantastic and unexpected touch, too!
On Thursday, 04 May 2023
Beautiful and stunning little pod cottage had so much planned so didn’t stay in for long but great to come back and have all the creatures comforts.! The ground where the cottage was very peaceful. Loved to stay again some time thank you
On Friday, 14 Apr 2023
This is such a lovely, peaceful place, close to Windermere but tucked away. Lovely to be greeted by lambs when you turn into the road and bird song from the patio. It’s a row of holiday cottages, and we did wish there was a full size hedge between us and the neighbours, as the other flats had - it seemed just to be these two that had a small row of pot plants between them. Also the modern and stylish sofa could have been comfier! But overall it’s a very well designed space, comfortable bed, good shower, great location and we would definitely stay again. Communication was excellent and we felt very welcomed! Thanks for a lovely stay!
On Monday, 10 Apr 2023
What can I say...It was a perfect stay. wonderful location. secluded and peaceful. Beautifully furnished. Very high spec. Book a stay, you will not regret it. The Heaning Estate is magical.
On Monday, 03 Apr 2023
Beautiful and stunning little pod cottage had so much planned so didn’t stay in for long but great to come back and have all the creatures comforts.! The ground where the cottage was very peaceful. Loved to stay again some time thank you
On Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022
An absolute fantastic stay. we came here for a mini moon after getting married and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Warm, great location, clean and modern. We will be coming back again! Definitely recommend.
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Absolutely loved our stay here. Perfect space and had everything you needed. Also loved the toiletries! Everything was so well laid out. Would definitely stay again
Corinne Hatt
On Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022
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.
On Monday, 14 Nov 2022
Conveniently located and accommodation to a very high standard; delighted with our stay
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
Very pretty property, excellent decor, spotlessly clean. Cosy setting and great attention to detail. Great off road parking. Great location, close enough to Windermere but far enough out to be in peaceful setting.
On Friday, 21 Oct 2022
An absolute fantastic stay. we came here for a mini moon after getting married and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. Warm, great location, clean and modern. We will be coming back again! Definitely recommend.
On Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022
Great location and views,. simply amazing place to stay and relax!! Staff always willing to help!!
On Tuesday, 09 Aug 2022
Went here for babymoon and can easily say it was perfect for what we wanted. The pod cottage was cosy, perfectly located and had a great mix of cottage wood beams but modern appliances. It was amazing. Would highly recommend to everyone.
On Friday, 05 Aug 2022
what can I say...It was a perfect stay. wonderful location. secluded and peaceful. Beautifully furnished. Very high spec. Book a stay, you will not regret it. The Heaning Estate is magical.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
Excellent cottage. Extremely modern and clean. Fluffy towels and dressing gowns. Bottle of bubbly a lovely touch. Central to Windermere and Ambleside. Private patio area. Will certainly visit again
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
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. One thing to note: There are no dual pin sockets in the bathroom for charging beard trimmers or electric toothbrushes, so make sure to bring one if you need it.
On Friday, 17 Jun 2022
Cosy/ small but very well appointed. Good location for getting around Windermere.
On Tuesday, 03 May 2022
A lovely base to explore the surrounding area. The pictures and information were precise. There was only one surprise... The bottle of bubbly waiting for us. Thank you.
On Friday, 04 Feb 2022
Perfect Location, Lovely Team and beautiful rooms. Plenty of room to park and only two minutes from the nearest town. Will definitely come again.
On Friday, 03 Dec 2021
Very nice cottage!
On Thursday, 11 Nov 2021
Cozy stone cottage with all the trappings of modern life with quality kitchen appliances and fittings. Was perfect for our honeymoon! A quiet place tucked away just 3mins drive from Windermere. Highly recommend, 5 stars.
On Saturday, 30 Oct 2021
The cottage looks just as on the pictures and it’s conveniently located a few minutes drive from the nearest town. The amenities and furniture are high quality and has everything you may need during your stay, including games and smart TV. You can also get food delivery from nearby restaurants.
On Friday, 03 Sep 2021
Lovely place nice short walk to Windermere - bathroom was a little small but a cute place overall Good facilities Big kitchen with everything you need Watch the rug as you come down the stairs … it’s slippy Overall good place to stay for being located close to everything at the lakes
On Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021
Fantastic minimoon in Heaning Estate, highly recommended
On Friday, 30 Jul 2021
lovely accommodation with everything you need, very comfy bed, well equipped kitchen and lovely interiors. really nice touches all around the cottage too, would definitely return here. only 5 mins drive into Windermere. seamless check in and out. beautiful estate and stunning views all around.
On Friday, 02 Jul 2021
Everything was clean and tidy and the bottle of Prosecco was a lovely touch”
On Friday, 25 Jun 2021
If you are thinking of booking The Pod or any of the other suites, do, and if you have never been to the Lake District, it's a must. The Pod on The Heaning Estate was a wonderful little find. We were so impressed from the minute we entered the estate to walking in finding a lovely bottle of Prosecco waiting for us. The Pod is beautifully fitted out and to a very high standard with all the mod cons. Everything has been thought of so it made for a very relaxing stay. It was lovely eating breakfast on the patio and listening to the water from the water fountain and we slept so well in the very comfortable bed. The communications were excellent. I had a few questions before and after our stay and each time was met with a really friendly voice at the end of the phone.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
The best cottage! Super clean, comfiest bed and an amazing location. We couldn’t have asked for more.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
A perfect little cosy cottage for a stay near Lake Windermere. Easy to access (via car) and lovely and quiet. The cottage was small but just what we needed, cosy, clean and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed was comfy. Would highly recommend for a stay at the Lakes!
On Friday, 04 Jun 2021
Great modern accommodation. Only a 3 minute drive from Windermere. Perfect little spot to stay if you are planning to stay at the Lake District.
On Friday, 07 May 2021
The Pod is perfect for 2 people for a short break, every detail exactly as advertised
On Friday, 16 Apr 2021
Great place in a great location. 5 star.
On Friday, 09 Apr 2021
Lovely place. Clean, accessible and comfortable. Would recommend for a high-quality, luxury stay.
On Friday, 08 Jan 2021
Amazing place, great location, super clean and modern, highly recomend!
On Friday, 18 Dec 2020
Beautiful cottage, finished to a very high standard, with good access to Windermere and Ing.
On Friday, 11 Dec 2020
lovely place and great communication! thank you:)
On Friday, 06 Nov 2020
The Pod was only completed in 2020 and has been finished to a high standard. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The inclusion of bath robes and slippers as well as the complimentary bottle of sparkling wine was a splendid touch. We can thoroughly recommend.
Sharon Blair
On Sunday, 25 Oct 2020
What can I say the cottage (The Pod) was amazing. It was furnished to a high standard and had all the appliances that you needed. Located in beautiful grounds and the views were great. Would highly recommend in staying at The Heaning Estate, I will definitely be back.
On Friday, 16 Oct 2020
The accommodation was fantastic, close to Windermere with great amenities. Perfect place for a quiet break but with plenty of places to visit near by
On Sunday, 11 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, 09 Oct 2020
Lovely place to stay for our family of three. The team were very accommodating. Good location for accessing the main walking/hiking locations.
On Friday, 09 Oct 2020
Lovely setting and the cottage is beautifully furnished, excellent kitchen and lovely bathroom with a rain shower - a real treat on a weekend away running.
David Nightingale
On Saturday, 12 Sep 2020
Really lovely place. Felt very spoiled. Everything we could possibly want, and very clean. When we come to the Lakes again, you will be our first choice. I have already recommended to others. Thank you
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Amazing, stylish and cosy place with brilliant modern amenities. Beautiful!
On Friday, 07 Aug 2020
This is a perfect little apartment for a country get-away. It's brand new, and very clean, with comfortable furnishing. The location is great - a short drive to Lake Windermere, and easy driving to lots of other beautiful spots. The apartment is fully set up for self-catering, and has a lovely little patio for al fresco dining if you get lucky with the weather. A very comfy large double bed, and a big smart tv. The only downsides: first, it's quite small; second, the connecting door to the neighbouring apartment (the door with black and white photo of trees printed on it) is very thin, so there's not much sound insulation between the two apartments on the ground floor.
On Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020
Great place to stay in the lake district
On Friday, 10 Jul 2020
Beautiful home that felt very luxury! Great views from the estate and a very handy location close to Kendal and Bowness/Windermere, with some great walks surrounding the home.
On Friday, 03 Jul 2020
Michelle’s place over delivered on all of our expectations. Location was easily accessible to Windermere, room was stylish and comfortable and the amenities were fantastic. We were upgraded to a bigger ‘house’ on the day we were supposed to arrive and it was perfect. I highly recommend.
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