Birkdale House


Thank you for a fabulous long weekend stay at Birkdale House in Windermere. Perfect location for a group of friends to catch up and luxuriate in the beautiful spacious home and the idyllic rural surroundings. Difficult to believe we were so close to all the amenities and hub hub of Bowness on Windermere because it was so peaceful and quiet other than bird song and trees rustling. No need for the car – from the house we could walk onto the Dales way – up to School Knott Tarn for a swim (well some of our party) – and also the tremendous views from Brantfell nearby.

The house is terrific – careful thought and attention to has been given to every aesthetic and practical detail. Loved it. Sad to leave – must revisit.

Sarah and friends

“We had the most wonderful week at Birkdale House.

The house itself is beautiful and set in such a wonderful large garden with a view right down to the lake and over the surrounding hills. It’s so peaceful and quiet there, despite being just 10 minutes walk from the town of Bowness, it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere.

The house itself has been newly renovated and everything was perfect. All the bedrooms were super comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the cinema / games room was such a great bonus, especially for our kids! I was particularly impressed with the Big Green Egg barbecue outside on the terrace where we spent plenty of time as we were so lucky with the weather.

What I was most impressed with was the level of service. Rachael from Matson Ground Estate was so helpful from the moment I first called ahead of our holiday, right until the end of our stay. Nothing was too much trouble, and she helped us to arrange a private chef dinner at the house, a special in-house pub delivery and even a babysitter. If there was any small issue, someone immediately came round to fix it. We were so well looked after and it made a huge difference.”

Max C

Our luxury last minute Christmas break that was so very much needed. Birkdale House was utterly amazing. As a family of four with two children, it had everything you needed and more. Amazing house, amazing amenities, amazing location, not to mention the views! And I’ve never seen a holiday house so clean!

I can’t thank you enough for making our break so relaxing and special.

Amy and family

We spent a lovely September weekend at the fantastic Birkdale House, and while we were only a small group (due to Covid restrictions) we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

There is a real “wow factor” to the first sight of the main building and gardens, and it feels like you are transported back in time to a much grander era. Once inside, each room is superbly furnished, and truly luxurious.

The superb basement games room adds to family atmosphere, and provides a great lounging area if the grandeur of the reception rooms leaves you a little nervous with smaller guests.

The fully equipped kitchen was wasted on us, simply because we found the huge fire pit in the garden just too good an opportunity to miss.

Upstairs the bedrooms are all well appointed, and the beds extremely welcoming, especially after enjoying a short walk to the local viewing points which are literally on the doorstep.

All in all, we had a great stay, and we can only hope that one day we can return with a bigger family group, and really do the place justice.

Linda and family

“We had a wonderful weekend at Birkdale House for my husband’s special birthday. The house is very much a home from home with all the creature comforts you could need with a little bit of added luxury.

As it was a special birthday, we had booked some extra events such as in-house massages, a skippered boat day and an in-house Michelin-star chef dining experience, all of which were fabulous!

All the events were organised by Rachael who was exceptionally thoughtful (and patient with my never ending emails of requests prior to us arriving) and helped make the weekend one we won’t forget.

Thank you to everyone.”

If you would like to book Birkdale House for a special birthday weekend, please do contact us.

What an amazing week at Birkdale house!! 

The location of the house was perfect. Set within private grounds in what felt like rural countryside but was only a ten minute walk from Bowness town centre and a five minute drive to Booths!

Every detail has been carefully considered and the result was a wonderful stay with all the amenities we could require. The small details of welcome hamper, freshly cut flowers within the house and bathrobes was a real treat.

The kids enjoyed the table football/pool room, alongside the large cinema room to the ‘big green egg’, perfect for barbecuing a delicious joint purchased from Jo McGrath at Yew Tree Farm. 

A big thank you also to Rachael who was able to assist with a few small queries to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. 

We would most definitely visit again … a real gem!!

S Binns

“Just wanted to say how sad we all were to leave this morning and head home. I can categorically say that the few teething problems did not mar a fantastic week away. We managed to do everything we wanted to do and the house was perfect, meeting all our requirements.  We didn’t want to eat out so we really appreciated the kitchen and dining room and the kids loved the outside spaces and the basement which was a blessing for us as well as they kept disappearing requiring very little input from us!”


We loved the property. It exceeded our expectations. The house was spotless and the position couldn’t have been better.