Forming part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development, The Mulberry At Applethwaite Hall provides a contemporary, luxurious retreat for those wishing to be within walking distance of the Lakeland town of Windermere and her busier neighbour, Bowness yet far enough away to appreciate a peaceful, countryside location. One of the exclusive apartments created within a stunning former Arts and Crafts country house, this first floor, spacious apartment offers some superb views across the manicured grounds to the Langdales beyond and an unforgettable self-catering experience in the very heart of the Lakes. The owners are life-long lovers of the Lake District and have created a stylish and comfortable space complimented by artwork and crafts by local artists.
Just a mile from the centre of Windermere, a manageable walk for most, The Mulberry at Applethwaite Hall is not only well placed for enjoying a wealth of outdoor activities for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities but provides the opportunity to sample the eclectic mix of boutiques, coffee shops and galleries that this traditional town has to offer. By night, the street and pavement lighting transform Windermere's pedestrian area creating an almost cosmopolitan feel, the perfect time to sample some of the international cuisine on offer and a cocktail or two to round off a perfect day.
Accommodation in detail
Sharing the rather grand entrance to the main building, The Mulberry at Applethwaite Hall can be found on the first floor and is all on one level and South West facing. An inner hallway offers useful hanging space for walking gear and leads into the main entrance hall which opens into the stunning open plan living space complete with original stone mullioned windows providing a wonderful outlook over the mature grounds and to the Langdales in the distance. This super social space, beautifully presented in neutral shades with accent colour, offers sumptuous corner seating, large wall mounted Smart TV with DVD player and Ruark digital radion and blue tooth connected speaker. The room blends effortlessly through to the adjacent kitchen and dining area where you'll find all the facilities you'd expect from such a quality conversion; Neff appliances of oven, hob, microwave fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/drier and yet more of those stunning, original window openings! A generously proportioned walnut dining table is ideally positioned for social dining and fell views.
Both bedrooms have been designed and styled with the emphasis on comfort and quality incorporating oak furniture, high quality bedding, natural wool fabrics and accessories, perfectly chosen artwork and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 1, a kingsize, benefits from the adjacent Villeroy and Boch house bathroom with shower over the bath, handbasin and wc. Bedroom 2 is a spacious superking made up as a double (can be made up as a twin - please request at time of booking) with access to the en-suite Villeroy and Boch shower room with cubicle, handbasin and wc.
The owners are keen walkers, and have made maps and walking guides available for guest use. For those occasional damp days, a Dry-Soon Airer has been thoughtfully provided for walking gear.
There is a private, numbered car parking space for one car within the level parking area and further visitor's spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Guests at The Mulberry at Applethwaite Hall enjoy full access to the Hall's beautifully manicured lawns, home to a host of wildlife including a family of deer, squirrels and a variety of native birds. For cyclists, there is a secure, covered bike store.
Whether you're an experienced or novice walker, sailor or cyclist visiting the lakes, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities for everyone right on the doorstep. Orrest Head and Post Knott are within easy walking distance and offer amazing views of England's largest Lake, a perfect amble for you and your dog; various watersports line the shores of Windermere to include sailing, paddleboarding and canoeing and Grizedale Forest is close by providing a variety of trails for cyclists and mountain bikers of all abilities.
Applethwaite Hall is in an enviable location; easily reached by car (just 20 minutes from J36 of the M6) or by train and perfectly placed to explore Windermere village, Bowness, Lake Windermere and all the Lake District has to offer.
Windermere is a lovely place to make yourself at home with an abundance of cafés, restaurants and traditional Lake District pubs to choose from and plenty of shops for stocking up the kitchen. A number of superb walks begin nearby, including the easy ascent of Orrest Head which promises spectacular views to Lake Windermere from the top. There are also many National Trust and other historic properties and gardens to enjoy near at hand including the 400 year old farmhouse at Townend, Holehird Gardens (the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society) and the beautifully restored Arts and Crafts house, Blackwell.
For touring by car, you'll find Windermere a great place to start. A famously scenic stretch of the A591 leads to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. Branch off into the Troutbeck Valley and take one of the most breathtaking scenic drives in the Lake District - over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater with a stop at the acclaimed Queen's Head for lunch.
Sophisticated, first floor apartment in a stunning Lakeland residence
2 Spacious bedrooms
1 King Size
1 Superking or twin
Luxury en-suite shower room
Lavish house bathroom
Spacious open plan living
Delightful views of the grounds
Extensive fell views towards Langdale and Loughrigg
Neff hob, grill and cooker
Washer / Dryer
Dry Soon airer cupboard
Access to beautiful communal grounds
One private parking space and visitor's spaces available
Electric Smart Heating
49" Smart TV
A quiet, rural location yet within 1 mile of Windermere town centre
Walks from the door
Babies and children welcome (Travel Cot & High Chair provided)
1 well behaved pet dog welcome