Other Stuff and Important Info.
Your Private Wing
Ada's Retreat is a private and separate part of a very large Lakeland stone house, the other half is only occasionally occupied throughout the year, by us, Louise and Steve, and we're a quiet pair of old codgers.
If you have any concerns then please do contact us.
We have an acre of sunny and private garden for you to enjoy, plus chairs, table, and collapsible garden chairs.Take a book and a cuppa - and flop anywhere you wish.
An absolute given in today's world, and whilst you might get 4G on your phone, our internet speed is at a pace which enables you to surf the web, but sadly can't cope with streaming films or anything else.
Maps and Walking Books -
lots! all in the house...
GOLF? yes, a super course
just 5 mins away
Planning on packing the kitchen sink?
If you're anything like us, you're hoping for a home from home -
or better, and we hope that Ada's Retreat will be just that.
If you have any queries as to what to pack, especially if you're coming by train, check what's provided or please do ask.
We'll help if we can.
the nightly rate is from £120 Nov through to March, and £140 April to October -
we charge a little more for bank holidays and Christmas.
If things are on the quiet side we may offer a discount.
please note for bookings of less than 6 nights we ask for a midweek cleaning contribution
of £40. We pay our lovely cleaner £75 per session and if we have two changeovers in a week then we pay £150!
Arrival, Departure, Parking & Transport
We will email or post confirmation, directions and a list of great eateries to you, following payment of final balance.
Check in time is after 3pm please, departure by 11am latest please.
Plenty of private off road parking. However, with good public transport, boats, stout walking boots, bikes,and the Mountain Goat, you can manage easily for a few days without a car. The train station at Windermere is a 5 minute taxi ride away, the fells are just behind the house, and the lake a 5 minute walk away.
Pets & Children
Sincere apologies, we love both children and dogs but Ada's Retreat is kitted out for two adults only. Please do not bring pets or children - we will ask you to find alternative accommodation if you arrive with little people (either hairy or otherwise) in tow, and you will forfeit the total cost of your accommodation.
Once again sincere apologies.
We part own a fab hotel,
" Lindeth Howe " which welcomes both with open arms.
A washing machine only (we hardly ever use a tumble drier in our own home) as the warmth of the rooms, airers -and quite often!- sunshine, means clothes dry quickly.
A collapsible clothes dryer is provided.
Ada's Retreat is for non-smokers only. Please do not smoke either in the house or the garden.
The stairs to the bedroom are fairly steep and therefore not suitable for those with extreme mobility issues, if unsure please contact us.