The “fairest spot and earth” was how William Wordsworth described Grasmere 200 years ago and today this pretty village, surrounded by the high fell and one the side of the pretty lake with which it shares its name, the village remains one of the most delightful parts of the Lake District.
In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat.
Set in the grounds of a glorious gentleman's residence, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvelous and peaceful setting, with Windermere village and the lake only a few minutes' stroll away. Stretch out on luxurious furnishings around the woodburning stove, with a wall-wide window pouring light and scenery into the room. Dine together in a sophisticated dining hall, or chat over breakfast in the separate dining kitchen. Entertaining won't be a problem!
Ellerbeck Bridge is situated in the sweet village of Underbarrow, on the edge of the Lyth Valley. This stunning property has been recently extended to create a suitable base for any occasion, Ellerbeck bridge prides itself on being finished to a high standard throughout, offering plenty of living space and beautiful views, you really do get the best of both worlds. Complimenting the location of this property is the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' which is only a few minutes' walk down the road, there are also many other country pubs within driving distance. Ellerbeck Bridge has an excellent location, there are plenty of laid back country walks and it is also close to the market town of Kendal, or the foodie village of Cartmel, famous for Cartmel Races. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.
Glen Bank is a striking 5 star Gold Award property situated in the centre of the charming village of Brampton in the picturesque rural Eden Valley area of Cumbria, with easy access and one mile from the market town of Appleby.
Lakelovers' luxury at the heart of Coniston village! Right in the village centre, this beautifully converted 18th Century farmhouse offers stylish and unique accommodation for a party of six. Home comforts and high hills make this a perfect base for good friends or a small family to enjoy the very best of the Lake District. Rose Cottage is crammed full of character, history and romance!
This beautifully appointed Gold Award winning property sits in a gently elevated position in the historic conservation area of Ambleside and provides spectacular views to the magnificent Lake District mountains from almost every room. Every creature comfort is provided with lots of thoughtful touches above and beyond the expected.
A tranquil setting amongst green rolling countryside and stylish yet homely accommodation for your party of 8 people await you at Birchmill Cottage. Stone-flagged floors, exposed beams, and gloriously soothing views from every window make this a really special place to discover and get away from it all!
Wow! Quite simply, the vista from the front of Tower Cottage is one of the finest we've seen. Lake and mountain views to die for! Combine this with a high-end, super-stylish interior and a characterful and homely living environment, and you have a real Lakelovers favourite! Stunning accommodation for 6 on the edge of popular Windermere village in this elegantly converted former coach house.
The farmhouse is a 17th century detached property exuding character which effortlessly mixes with its 21st century indulgences; ecologically warmed throughout and sleeping up to 8. Luxuriously furnished for relaxation and completed with true flair, creating the perfect holiday home for the Lakes in this sublime setting. The interior, although oozing character, is designed and executed to the highest standard.
Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, step through the gates at Silver Howe and you discover a beautiful home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees, offering a unique property that makes this the ideal holiday cottage for both family and friends.
Whilst being only a five minute stroll from the heart of Windermere village centre, this imposing Lakeland residence, encapsulates Lake District luxury living, commanding magnificent panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the timeless Lakeland fells beyond.
A magnificent seventeenth century property, in a little cluster of four hundred year old houses and barns. Spacious accommodation with exposed beams, an open fire, oak flooring and slate kitchen. Completely refurbished and under new ownership for 2012. Birkett House Provides luxury accommodation in a quiet rural setting, but is only a five minute drive from Windermere and Ambleside. The village post office across the road is one of the last of it's kind and two excellent village pubs are a short stroll away. There is great walking in all directions from the door.
This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Tourist Board 5 star. Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage has a divine location within the tiny hamlet of Clappersgate - only a mile from vibrant Ambleside and providing a gateway to the breathtaking Langdale Valley. Retaining all its 'olde worlde' charms, this property has been refurbished with such impressive attention to detail that you'll be won over the moment you enter. A captivating fireplace, pretty window seats and traditional country kitchen (with an Aga at its heart) are perfectly enhanced by designer furnishings, stylish presentation and a touch of contemporary chic. It's hard to put into words, but be assured that every corner of this property, including the delightful patio garden, is as pretty as the scenery.
Home Farm House is a lovingly restored 19th century building set in the beautiful countryside of the north east Lake District just a few minutes' drive north of the shores of Ullswater. It was once a working farm but now has been converted into a charming holiday retreat. With an eye to detail and quality, the owner has created a highly desirable and luxurious holiday home that is now available for you to enjoy and to form the basis of many happy and fond holiday memories.
True to its name this charming, charismatic 5 Star Cottage is a romantic hideaway like no other. The interior has been designed for couples who want their time together at home to be as special as their time exploring the lake district. Within the conservation area yet only two minutes into the many delights available including restaurants, pubs and local shops. Wake up to a wonderful, ever changing view over Ambleside village to the Lakeland fells, stroll to the lake shore for a romantic cruise, dine in together or enjoy an evening out, explore the fells or relax at home, Valentine Cottage is a memorable retreat at any time of year.
Approaching the cobbled courtyard entrance to Wykefield, the promise of what is to come will incite the prickle of goosebumps in even the most well-travelled guest. Surrender to the drama and majesty of this idyllic residence with a luxury self-catering break within the picturesque hamlet of Near Sawrey. It is less than a 5-minute stroll from Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, Hill Top, and the cosy pub, The Tower Bank Arms. The famous author holidayed twice at the house which Wykefield is part of and it was here that she made her final edits to her first little book, Peter Rabbit. Once you have fallen for this sympathetically combined Victorian and contemporary Lakeland abode, gazed out at the infinite views of breath-taking countryside and glimpses of lake, you'll find it hard to think you would rather be anywhere else in the world. Let this 'magical corner' of the Lake District lure you under its spell...