“The most enviable abode in the country” – Harriet Martineau (1855) – When the mists rise in the morning on Windermere’s blue waters and the fell tops peek through, there are few lovelier spots to be than North Highfield. Incredible views over the lake are just one of the many charms of this spectacular country residence, and we can’t think of more hospitable luxury accommodation in the Lake District to entertain a large party of family or friends.
We're not alone in celebrating the virtues of North Highfield. The writer Harriet Martineau published her 'Complete Guide To The English Lakes' as long ago as 1855 and in dubbed this special property 'the most enviable abode in the country', and nothing in its serene situation, glorious outlook or stately demeanour has changed, save for a sympathetic upgrading to exacting modern standards.
Sprawling on the generous sofas surrounded by fine antique furnishings in the beautifully presented lounge, you can gaze out through the large windows right on to Lake Windermere and the distant fells on her far shore. An open fire here lets you get toasty on chill winter evening or after you've come in from a brisk walk on a bright autumnal day, and its a great space in which to watch a film together or get a games night going.
Your dining-room is full of elegant charm, and boasts the most superb views across the countryside to the mountains, providing a simply brilliant social space for dining together in style. You've two excellently specced kitchens to service all your culinary needs, and to make self-catering a breeze, even for a larger party.
Library with piano to try some tunes on an the best view in the house. If anyone in your has some classical music education, you can conjure up a really atmospheric scene in here!
The beautifully landscaped, enclosed, garden is a delight with well planted, mature shrubs and trees beautifully framing the view, herbaceous borders and sloping lawn and accompanied by the sound of the babbling beck as it cascades down to the pond.
That rare thing, a large and luxurious period property with such fine lake views, North Highfield is real Lakelovers treat that will never fail to impress.
Stunning Lakeland Residence
3 King size
2 Twin or Superking (please specify when booking)
3 Ensuite shower rooms
1 Family shower room
1 Family Bathroom
Stunning lake Views
Lounge with great views
Elegant dining room
Piano for guest use
Family dining table
Library with lake views
Nespresso coffee machine
Second dining area
Washer and Drier
Mature garden with lake views
Gas central heating
Private parking for 5 cars
Up to 2 medium size dogs welcome