Period property perfect for large families! Roger Ground House offers elegant accommodation for 10, emphasising homely comfort and quintessential Lakeland style. Situated just outside picturesque Hawkshead, you are firmly in Beatrix Potter countryside here. A holiday home with real history behind it and exceptional scenery surrounding it, this is premier choice for spending magical days with family or friends.
The little hamlet of Roger Ground, named after a local priest who was clearly a person of note back in the 17th Century, is an idyllic spot in which to take it easy and soak up that intoxicating Lakeland splendour. With a lovely orchard garden, you have plenty of outdoor space in which to fully unwind, and indoors a stunning dining-room with elongated table allows you to get together in comfort and style. Roger Ground House is just a perfect place to gather with friends or extended family.
Rustic charm and designer touches in the bedrooms make for a truly restful and replenishing experience. The Farrow and Ball colour scheme and Laura Ashley stylings perfectly complement this elegant residence, and the many original features of the Grade II listed Tudor-period property offer an authentic sense of cosy antiquity. Original wooden beams are echoed throughout, and slate-flagged steps lead you to the wonderful Tudor lounge where you can toast your toes by the wood-burning stove.
Less than ten minutes walk away along a country path, the pretty village of Hawkshead is a charming and homely base for your holiday. A treasure trove of tempting tea-rooms and traditional coaching inns, including the King's Head Arms, await you here when hungry. And you surely will be after all the walking that the landscape round about invites! The eaves of Grizedale Forest are no more than a mile from your doorstep, and Claife Heights lie between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere, as does the pastel splendour of Esthwaite Water. In the high country to the north of the village, be sure to hunt out the incredible beauty of Tarn Hows, too.
A spacious haven in a peaceful and stunningly picturesque location, we are sure our Lakelovers will fall in love with Roger Ground House!
Accomdation in detail
Entrance: Traditional Lakeland, rose-clad wooden porch. Front door opens into a slate-flagged floor and oak-beamed entrance hall.
Living-room: Elegant Georgian living-room with wood-burning stove and views of front garden.
Dining-room: A splendid formal dining room with long oak table and eclectic mix of antique dining chairs.
Lounge: Slate-flagged steps down to a cosy Tudor lounge with wood-burning stove.
Bedroom: Twin Bedroom with en-suite shower room overlooking the charming front garden. This is a perfect bedroom for those who find too many stairs a challenge.
Kitchen: A Shaker-style, fully equipped kitchen with range cooker and access to the Orchard Garden.
Cloakroom/WC: A useful extra toilet facility and storage room.
Bathroom: A large house bathroom with roll-top bath and roomy shower.
Bedroom 1: An elegant king-size room.
Bedroom 2: A versatile and spacious superking-size (zip-link) bedroom, with original oak panelling.
Shower-room: Tudor shower-room with WC.
Bedroom 3: The master bedroom, with super king-size (zip-link) bed, a charming view of the sunny front garden, and an en-suite shower-room.
Bedroom 4: Another excellent room with a superking-size bed (zip-link) and lovely views.
Please specify when booking if you want zip-links made up as super king-size or two 3ft twin beds.
Outside: Superb gardens and private parking for 4 cars.
3 Superking size zip link
1 king size
2 separate lounges with flat screen TVs & DVDs
Gas central heating
2 Woodburning stoves (both lounges)
Bathroom with roll top bath & shower cubicle
Tudor shower room and WC
2 En-suite shower rooms (downstairs bedroom and master bedroom)
Cloakroom with WC
Range style cooker with 5 ring gas hob, 2 electric ovens and grill
Washing machine & tumble dryer
Dishwasher & microwave
Two fridges and one freezer
Delightful gardens & orchard
Private parking for 4 cars