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High Biggin

(Ref. 1042756)

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "There is a lot to like about High Biggin - it's old and quirky, very spacious, has lots of nice features and is in a lovely location overlooking Lake Windermere."

    It was also warm and cosy with the aga based heating system. Having said that, it was described as luxury accommodation but it's quite tired and in need of some refurbishment in a few areas. For example there were a number of cracked panes of glass throughout the house, lots of cracked tiles on the kitchen floor and lights not working or without bulbs making parts of the house quite dark at night . The biggest bugbear for us was dealing with rubbish. The bins were all full to overflowing when we arrived. One large double bin was removed to halfway down the long and very steep driveway, and was emptied during our stay, but it was not returned to the bin location outside the house. This made dealing with rubbish quite tricky for us having a small child still in nappies and two birthdays being celebrated during our stay. There was also no recycling guidance that we could see. Although we had an enjoyable week, I'm not sure we would choose to stay there again!

    Reviewed by Anne3.1Nov 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed by our group of seven , including two teenagers."

    The accommodation and facilities were first-class with the attention to detail particularly commendable. We had to phone the hotel for the missing outdoor cushions which were sent immediately! Disposal of rubbish proved to be a problem! When we arrived the two smaller bins and a large bin were full..The large bin was moved down to the gate by somebody and was emptied but not the small bins.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house is abolutley fantastic- perfect location, amazing views, lovely interiors."

    We enjoyed every minute of our holidays! But: the information about the key collection at the reception of the beech hill hotel was not correct. After 25 minutes of waiting in the queue at the reception, we were told, the key is already in a key safe at the house- that was quite disappointing. There were also some less important issues in the house itself: the frying pans are all very old, only one was usable. The ashtray in front of the kitchen was not emptied, the bins outside were full,former guests left some garbage at the terrace, some of the windows are cracked. It is such a beautiful house, so it is a pity, that it seems like nobody really cares about it.

    Reviewed by Susanne3.8May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views."

    We very much enjoyed using the hot tub and playing the piano (although this could do with some TLC). Very spacious, especially in the bedrooms and bathrooms. A little tired elsewhere in places, particularly in the sitting room, which was disappointing given the cost of the cottage. The equipment provided in the kitchen was limited for a party of 8, especially in terms of crockery and lighting in the living areas was poor. When a shower broke, a handyman arrived very quickly and dealt with this efficiently.

    Reviewed by C4.1Jul 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite spa bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite spa bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twins on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug room with woodburning stove - Please note, this property is only available from; Friday-Friday Friday-Monday Monday-Friday
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Aga oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample parking
  • Terrace with patio furniture, barbecue and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This picturesque property lies to the south of Bowness in an enviable position boasting stunning views of Lake Windermere.

Offering the perfect venue for many happy holidays within the most beautiful surroundings, whether it be your annual family holiday, a special occasion or simply a luxurious getaway in which to recharge your batteries – you have found it in High Biggin.

Built in the 19th century, the property offers a wealth of character features, which the owners have enhanced with tasteful and contemporary styling.

The quality of this outstanding property if also confirmed by the fact that it has received a 5 star Gold Award from Visit Britain.

The entrance into the hallway leads you to the L-shaped sitting room with character beams and traditional woodwork, complemented by an arrangement of plush seating and a woodburning stove for those chiller months of year.

Allow the chef amongst the group to relish in the spacious kitchen, fitted with more than enough appliances to cater for a short stay.

Upstairs plays host to four tastefully presented bedrooms, refurbished with every thought given to your comfort and are very well-proportioned.

The master with super-king-size bed is exceedingly spacious and features its own dressing room, lounge area, en-suite bathroom and private access to a picnic area at the side of the property, as well as the fantastic lake view.

The second bedroom comprises of a king-size bed with dressing area and fully tiled en-suite bathroom and offers private access to a balcony with table and chairs for two, perfect for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine whilst admiring the lake views.

The third bedroom has a king-size bed and benefits from the same superb lake views and en-suite facilities, whilst the fourth bedroom offers flexibility with a zip/link double bed which can be arranged as a twin and is again spacious with a private bathroom just next door.

Continuing to impress, outside you will find a large terrace with barbecue area which is sure to be treat in the summer, plus a private hot tub with seating for 6/8 people, perfect for a relaxing soak under the stars.

There is a sloping garden area which surrounds the sides and rear of the property and ample parking for up to four cars in the driveway.

Less than a ten minute drive by car will find you at Lakeview Spa where you have the added benefit of being able to enjoy the outstanding facilities including a sauna, steam room, outdoor spa pool and a number of luxurious treatment services.

Your local amenities can be found half a mile away in Bowness and include a series of independent shops, pubs, bistros and restaurants catering for a variety of tastes and preferences.

Get to know your surroundings further with a cruise onboard the iconic Windermere steamers where you can stop off and explore Ambleside or Lakeside for a day.

For those looking for a more active way to spend their week, climb the mountain peaks of Claife Heights, go mountain biking at Grizedale Forest or test your bravery at the Go Ape Treetop adventure.

High Biggin is everything you could wish for in a holiday property, the high quality of its interior and the amount of facilities it has to offer will make an excellent holiday in any season. Please note, this property is only available from; Friday-Friday Friday-Monday Monday-Friday

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, cinema, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Old Laundry Theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and 'Go-Ape' adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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Note: Local charges apply for the use of the spa at Lakeview, which is £17.50 per person for the duration of the stay