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High Cleabarrow

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "High cleabarrow is a beautiful house with a lovely garden with a bonus of a tennis court."

    Very comfortable, clean, very well equipped just a fantastic house to stay in a beautiful area. By far the best holiday home we've stayed in to date, couldn't fault anything about it.

    So pleased to hear you had such a great stay at High Cleabarrow. Thank you for your complimentary feedback. The garden is ten times more beautiful in the summer!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Nov 2023

  • "High Cleabarrow was the perfect place to celebrate an early American Thanksgiving!"

    The Aga was fabulous- made the the best overnight turkey soup ever. The house managed to be cosy and spacious at the same time - perfect for the 9 of us. Would love to come back sometime in the summer! Gorgeous gardens and the table tennis was great.

    Delighted to hear you all enjoyed your stay at HC finding it perfect! Your top marks are appreciated … thank you …what we always strive/hope for! Hope to welcome you back … for some summer gorgeousness! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hi We totally enjoyed our stay at High Cleabarrow."

    Fantastic house and location. Very comfortable specially with the log fire on. Only issue was the amount of toads on the ground floor in the morning, however understandable given the location. We will be definitely staying again. Kind regards Neil and Debs.

    Thank you for your 100 percent feedback. Happy to read you enjoyed your stay at HC as much as you did .... even though some little “hoppers” invited themselves in. I’ve no idea how they managed to gatecrash . Down to the time of year I believe. Look forward to welcoming you back one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is amazing, characterful and charming ."

    It is very well equipped and the tennis court and games room are an added bonus. l especially loved the garden with its beautiful planting, gorgeous summerhouse (with view) and all its little twisting paths and surprises round every corner.

    So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at HC and that you found everything, both inside and outside, so special and interesting Property Owner

    Reviewed by Faith4.1Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely part of the world, the house is very nice but we feel a little let down on a few things that would make an average stay into a very good one: - the kettle was broken and we see from the comments section in the book that the previous 2 rentals the kettle was broken for them too - this is quite hopeless."

    - We were max capacity for the house and there was not enough loo roll, a simple thing to get right for your next tenants. - The pillows were thin and very uncomfortable, a few of us did not sleep well. These small changes would be transformative and make it an excellent stay, but sadly we can’t quite be so thrilled about the place when considering how much money we spent.

    Thank you for your comments. We were sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced during your stay. We do find that bedding, and pillows are down to personal preference. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team We take all comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom2.8Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous house and gardens although i think both needed a little TLC."

    We were a family of nine and the size of the house was excellent everything there we could have needed and great for the dogs. Felt the house was lacking in cleanliness in some areas and that the house was needing some updating mostly in the bedrooms. I think for the rental price more attention should be paid.

    Very glad to hear you found the house and gardens fabulous. A professional deep clean had already been scheduled for the week immediately after your stay. So, had your visit been just a week later you would have found HC “sparkling” I’m sure and meriting the top marks for cleanliness given by the guests who preceded you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather3.1Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous characterful cottage ,beautifully furnished so we felt immediately at home."

    The garden was magical, perfect for children to explore and have adventures and entertainment for gloomier days. It was ideal for our 3 generations to get together after 5 years for grandpa’s special birthday. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Oh! What a lovely review. Thanks for your top marks. So glad to hear you all enjoyed a fun-filled week and loved HC as much as you did…..and as much as we do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everyone loved this property."

    Warm and cosy. Wonderful to come back to after a days walking. Very well equipped and spacious, The AGA is fabulous and we cooked almost everything on it. Beautiful garden and really enjoyed the table tennis room. We had a great time here and were sad to leave. Great location and walks from the house which were brilliant. Would recommend this house most highly. Thankyou for a wonderful and memorable holiday

    So happy to hear the whole family enjoyed everything about HC and that you had such a memorable time. Thank you for your top marks and great feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "The online pictures were much nicer than the actual property."

    The house itself was smaller than expected especially the ceiling heights which we could forgive, the most disappointing element was the smell and cleanliness. We would not expect crumbs on the kitchen table and would have expected the carpet, sofas and soft furnishings to be cleaner. The beds and bathrooms were nice and clean but I think the carpet needs replaced in the small upstairs toilet, it smells like a public toilet. The house and gardens are full of lovely character but the garden especially was unkept and grubby. Its a shame as there is so much potential to this house. For the price we paid I expected much more from this house especially expected it to be immaculate.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the issues that you experienced with the cleanliness of the property. We take all feedback seriously and will ask our Housekeeping teams to look into this, so that our high standards continue to be met. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea1.9Feb 2023

  • "Really magical place."

    Wonderful cottage, cosy and spacious, brilliant amenities, amazing location and the garden is just the best. From grandparents down to the litttlies and the dogs we all thought it was the best place we have stayed. My mum had a wonderful 70th birthday. Thank you.

    Wow! Thank you. So happy to learn Mum enjoyed her special birthday at HC and that everyone , young and not so young, found it magical. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    The bed configuration was not as expected as the property listing advised 2 king size and 3 double, we had not requested anything different, but arrived to find 2 twin and 3 double. This was a minor inconvenience but not so much as to require us to reach out in any way. Great to have a ready supply of coal for use on the open fire. With a smiling face we found there being a massive pile of large logs, and no ability (no axe!) to use them, a little teasing. Kids enjoyed exploring the garden - watch out for the tics and the early morning gardener with his leaf blower!!

    Sorry there was confusion over bed set-up. Happy to understand this didn’t impact on your enjoyment of High Cleabarrow. The logs you refer to are a “work in progress” following Storm Arwen which brought down many trees in the garden ..... and are not ready yet for use on our lovely fire.! Probably available next year should you make a return visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair3.8Oct 2022

  • "High Cleabarrow is a spacious home with lots to do and only a 30 minute walk down hill to Bowness."

    We thoroughly enjoyed the table tennis, tennis court, board games, open fire and local walks. The kitchen is well equipped - we even found a cooking thermometer so we could make fudge! - but smelled of damp and some things needed a good clean before use. It didn't stop us from having enormous family suppers and entertaining friends! The bedrooms are lovely, the gardens are glorious and well tended and the house full of character. We had a wonderful week there. It is great value for money.

    So glad to hear you had a fun, wonderful week at High Cleabarrow and were able to enjoy all it offers .... character, space, tennis, table tennis, the gardens , location ...... etc . etc. ..... indeed, everything that we enjoy when there. Feedback appreciated. Thank you for bringing to our attention “certain issues” .... attention will be directed towards these. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Jul 2022

  • "After so many disappointments, I was particularly attracted by the garden."

    It was certainly large and well-maintained near the house, although further away some of the paths were obstructed by roses, and the pond is not as shown in the picture. It probably needs more than a few hours on Tuesday. When the weather was warm enough we had some pleasant hours sitting there. Inside, everything necessary is provided, apart from (as usual) cups and saucers; these seem to be regarded as old-fashioned. Beds were very comfortable and the heating upstairs was OK. The television was covered in dust and the remote for the dvd player was useless. The owners have admitted it doesn't work, although it's supposed to be "universal". Early on, I got new batteries for it in case that was the problem. Evidently, somebody thought the original one would be more useful at home. The big problem for us was the cold downstairs. The kitchen has an oil-filled radiator which we couldn't get to work (even though we have a similar one at home). The dining area we used for laptops and we sat in front of the one radiator. The lounge also has a single radiator which was inadequate for us oldies. At 82, I'm not going to lug large logs around and act as a stoker. After a couple of days we were thinking longingly of home. We got more heating by adjusting the thermostat. June is supposed to be a summer month but it isn't this year, except in the south-east. The sun doesn't make any difference because of the age of the house. We came back two days earlier and what a difference! No heating while away and none since. Old Droomer wasn't perfect (because of the steps) but the weather was similar and we had no problems with the heating.

    So sorry to read HC wasn't perfect for you and as we hope it to be for our family visits and indeed for all guests. Yes, June is supposed to be a summer month and warm. It is such a shame you were unseasonably unlucky as we had just turned the Aga off .... people were finding it too hot. Warmth is rarely an issue at HC because of the Aga and the free coal we provide year round. Never any need to lug logs. If only we had been alerted during your stay steps could (and would) have been taken to make sure you were comfortable and the Aga turned on. On the whole guests comment on the warmth of HC, atmosphere and temperature. We hope you will have made some good memories during your stay. Glad to hear you were able to enjoy pleasant times in our beautiful garden. And ......there will be cups and saucers should you return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Jun 2022

  • "I have stayed at Highcleabarrow on many occasions and everyone I have been with is really impressed with the property and value for money."

    Great walks from the door and within easy reach of Windermere and Ambleside. Great gestures from owners who provided cake and Campagne. Great holiday.

    So pleased to hear you’ve had such a good time at HC again. Gorgeous isn’t it? Sounds as though you love being here (as I am now .. lucky me) as much as I do! Thanks for your great feedback. Hope you’ll pay us another return visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Didn't attempt to use the Aga!"

    - But would have done if the other oven/cooker hadn't been there. We only stayed 2 nights over the Easter weekend, and it was perfect for our large family gathering. Easy to find. Lovely rooms. I would love to come back for a whole week sometime. I am happy to recommend - close to Bowness and Windermere (handy). table tennis table brilliant. I took my two dogs and their own throws to put on the carpet. Lovely gardens.

    Very happy to learn you enjoyed your stay at HC and that it earned your high approval rating. Thank you. We are with you there! Shame yours was such a short visit. Hope to welcome you back for a longer stay one day ... when perhaps you will be tempted to cook using our lovely Aga. It doesn’t bite ... promise!! We’ve enjoyed countless friends/family Aga cooked HC meals over the years ...really simplifies entertaining my book anyway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2022

  • "January 2022 - Family birthday weekend We had a fabulous stay at High Cleabarrow!"

    Trying to find it was a bit difficult but once we did and we got settled in it was brilliant! The house has all the amenities you need and feels like a real home away from home. The bedrooms were all a great size, plenty of bathrooms/toilets and the grounds are lovely - even in the depths of the Lake District winter! It is really well placed to access the south Lakes and some of our party walked back from Windermere one morning which they said was a 25 minute walk. We enjoyed the use of the tennis courts and also played a few of the board games on a rainy afternoon! Thanks again for a brilliant stay!

    Happy to hear you had such fun at HC. Tennis in January ..... brave!! Thank you for your kind comments. We too enjoy birthday (and other) celebrations there. Maybe we will welcome you back one day? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathalie4.7Jan 2022

  • "Well appointed cottage…."

    Homely and perfect for hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner party. Well located close to Windermere.. only minor point was the lack of recycling facilities

    Good to hear your New Year dinner party at HC went perfectly. Cumbria Waste, responsible for dealing with our bin, do say it is sorted appropriately. Best wishes for 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil3.8Dec 2021

  • "My family and I had a wonderful Christmas week in this beautiful old quirky house, this is the most well equipped house I have ever rented and we have rented many over the years."

    The arga was fabulous and cooked our Christmas dinner to perfection, all agreed it was the best Christmas Dinner to date. The welcome pack we received on arrival was such a lovely surprise and much appreciated, champagne, Xmas cake, port, biscuits and a family quiz game, it was both wonderful and thoughtful. The house itself was warm, cosy and inviting, with a beautiful Christmas tree and decorations, we had lots of fun playing tables tennis in the games room it was just a pitty we never got to explore the beautiful gardens as the weather wasn't great. The location of this lovely house was perfect, very close to Windermere but also quiet and secluded. My only niggle was that the carpets needed a good vacuum, we discovered that the hoover the cleaners used was totally blocked and didn't pick up at all, we managed to unblock it and gave the whole house a good vacuum on arrival day, also I think a new mop would be good, as the one their was pretty useless and shredded every time we mopped the floors, this is not an issue with the owners but Lakelovers should be aware of any cleaning issues. The beds were super comfy and the bed linen good quality. All in all we have a fabulous week in this lovely old quirky house and unlike the rest of my family, never bumped my head once. Thanks for a lovely stay. Tracey and family from The Wirral.

    So pleased to hear you enjoyed your Christmas stay at HC. Thanks for the alert regarding vacuum and mop ...... will be sorted in the very near future. Come back in the summer perhaps to enjoy all the gardens offer? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, warm, comfortable and really well equipped with everything you could wish for."

    Quirky and full of character and charm. The beds were really comfy with good quality bed linen. The gardens and grounds were beautiful. Loved it!

    So good to hear you loved HC and felt at home. We too love the quirkiness, charm and sense of history which surrounds us whenever we are there. Hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Oct 2021

  • "What a wonderful, charming house!"

    We have been really comfortable and felt very much at home here. The children have loved exploring the gardens, playing tennis and table tennis. We have had so much rain but it hasn't stopped us having a great time. The AGA has been amazing. Kept us all cosy and helped to dry the coats! Thank you. Great week.

    Oct 2021

  • "Fab time thanks!"

    Place was/is lovely. Thank you for the lovely cake and champers - much appreciated! We loved this house. It's been so warm and comfortable and the gardens are just beautiful. Wish we had more time to explore and enjoy the surroundings. Can't wait to tell friends and family about this wonderful place. Thank you,

    Oct 2021

  • "Following comments are suggestions."

    The house needs a good deep clean ,furnishings and carpets ( consider replacing downstairs flooring ). The dining room and lounge had a strong damp smell that was not pleasant. The tumble dryer does not work well, impossible to dry clothes , essential for families and wet days. Garden needs a good cut back as too overgrown. Patio area needs replacing as dangerous for little feet. Generally needs upgrading, without loosing its charm. Similar homes nearby, the outside areas were maintained better.

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Aug 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to High Cleabarrow and we’ve loved it both times."

    The only difference is that last time we stayed it was winter and the agha was working. It was a bit more difficult to prepare a family meal on just the normal cooker but we managed

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so pleased you love High Cleabarrow. We have spoken to the owner and they have reassured us that if you are thinking of booking again, they will make sure the AGA is on for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2021

  • "This week has been like spending time in a National Trust property."

    An incredible property and stunning gardens. The perfect place to get away from the everyday and have a proper break. Lots of fun and lots of games, especially with the ping pong and tennis. The surrounding area is beautiful and a week doesn't do it justice. Some beautiful walks and trips out. The weather has been a complete added bonus. One thing to add is that the kitchen has been the best one we have had in a holiday property. Perfect. Thank you for a fantastic property for a family holiday.

    Wow! Thank you. Exactly how we feel about HC. We too enjoy fun times with family and friends whenever we can. Glad you found everything to your liking... and just as we like to find it when we are there.. Hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A few points: Outside: On the positive side the garden was lovely and a major plus."

    However the tennis court had been badly resurfaced with bumps and ridges that made it almost unplayable. Inside: the property was rundown and could do with an upgrade. The mattresses were very old indeed and should be replaced with ones of a decent quality. The rest of the bedding was high quality - so we were happy with the duvets etc. The bath towels could be more a generous size The hot water had been timed to come on at limited times, which often meant a cold shower if you took a shower at the wrong time. Moreover the single towel rail was cold which made it hard for towels to dry. Signs: I would advise placing the name of the cottage on the gate post - the laminated sign stuck there says what it is not rather than what it is - which makes it hard to find.

    Thank you for your feedback after your recent stay at High Cleabarrow. We are so sorry to hear that the property failed to meet your expectations. Very happy to hear you thought the garden lovely! Regarding your comments on the tennis court,.. may we point out this is an amateur court .... as described in our details. We acknowledge it is a little bumpy in places but we understand it still, mostly, brings enjoyment. We are sorry to hear you found the property run down. The owner spends winter months doing maintenance up keep so we are surprised and puzzled to hear this. The bed in main bedroom for instance was replaced earlier in the year with a top spec super comfy alternative. So your comment about old beds baffles! And Visit England praise the beds/bedding. We will of course send a member of our compliance team in to ensure 4* Visit England accreditation is being upheld. Regarding the hot water we are sorry to hear this was limited. Perhaps we need to put the hot water on all day as it is currently set for the morning and then 5pm - 10pm. And the Aga (on during your stay) would have been the perfect drying zone..for everything, including towels! Lastly the owner has tried to previously add a sign but unfortunately the gate post at the end doesn't belong to her and the neighbour wasn't fond of us adding one. Having reached the gatepost you were so close! We have tried to make the directions as extensive as possible to help guests find their way easily and safely. Thank you again for your comments and hope you had a lovely week away regardless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan2.8Jun 2021

  • "What a really comfortable, cosy and completely charming house - a really great house with so many great features."

    Love the bumpy floors and all hidden features of days gone by. We'll be back. Thank you.

    Richard And CeliaJun 2021

  • "Have loved spending the week in this beautiful and charming house, finding it very well appointed and equipped."

    The collection of pictures is fab. Blown away by the garden - perfect for all ages. Thank you. Hope to return.

    Rebecca, Phil, Grace, Rose, Adam, Gemma, Zach, Janet And StanJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable stay."

    Fabulous location and restful garden. Jack's favourite painting is the abstract one in the bathroom. Fabulous holiday. We will be back

    Linda John, Victoria, Jack, Julie, Nuanna & TimJun 2021

  • "We’ve had a lovely stay again, full of fun."

    Piano playing and sing songs, table tennis, meals together round the big table, games in front of the fire, walks all around. This is such a welcoming house. Thank you for the Christmas decorations and treats. We’ve loved it. The children have had a great time together as have the next generation and the one above that! This old house has seen so much and we are just visitors during its long lifetime in this beautiful part of the world

    Caroline & MikeJan 2020

  • "If it wasn't for the cottage then the holiday wouldn't have been enjoyed as much."

    Thank you to the owners of High Cleabarrow and the cleaners. The cottage had good directions, extremely well equipped & warm. Cake and bubbly was well received. Honister & padding boarding-a must for the adventurous.

    Mrs ServiceSep 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time - the garden is amazing, we had so much fun playing tennis and ping pong."

    There was everything we needed in the house. The big bathroom is bigger than our bedroom!! It is such a homely house. We enjoyed dining at the great big table. Perfect! Excellent location with super walks from front door. Great choice of DVDs but we were lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy evenings in the garden. Lovely quirky homely house. Spot on!

    C, F & FriendsAug 2019

  • "Have had a really enjoyable week in this wonderful cottage."

    Weather mixed but the family managed to get out each day. Grandchildren loved feeding the birds and playing in the garden. Thanks for your wonderfully equipped holiday home.

    The W FamilyAug 2019

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage!"

    We really appreciate all the little things that you’ve done to make us feel welcome. We particularly enjoyed the tennis court and table tennis room. The garden is amazing and we’ve absolutely loved staying here. Thank you again.

    The G FamilyJun 2019

  • "Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home."

    A lovely stay with everything we needed. Kitchen is well equipped. What a great choice - a great property to spend a week. A grand week in a fab house. Cosy, picturesque and dreamy. The AGA is great. Many a laugh was had on the tennis court and in the ping pong room. We have all had a great, relaxing holiday in a stunning location. We hope to return. High Cleabarrow is beautiful! Comfortable beds, cosy and warm as toast, clean as a pin. The Aga was amazing. Perfectly located for all key areas and so quiet. Beautiful gardens even at this end of season time. Would absolutely recommend - perfect for a family reunion.

    The Livett FamilySep 2018

  • "We had a fabulous week."

    Lovely quirky house. Love the tennis court and ping pong for the grandsons. Gardens are lovely. Weather could have been a little better but it didn't stop us having a fantastic week. Thank you and best wishes

    McNelly GangAug 2018

  • "We've had a lovely week with great company and enjoyed the property."

    Particularly enjoyed the gardens, tenis court and table tennis room. Loved cooking on the AGA... best Yorkshire pudddings ever. Great week. Thanks

    Mrs TellynAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely week despite rain all week."

    Didn't get much chance to sit in beautiful gardens, had two BBQs in rain with umbrellas. Lovely and comfortable house and garden beautiful.

    Herring FamilyAug 2018

  • "Another fabulous holiday in your beautiful home."

    Weather has been smashing. Had great fun playing tennis and table tennis. Sat out on your gorgeous garden. Fed the birds and saw two squirrels often near the kitchen window. Have been on lovely walks nearby. Thank you so much for a lovely family holiday yet again.

    Finnigan, Smith, Dunn FamilyJul 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 5 x bedrooms; 2 x super king size or twin (please specify when booking), 3 x double bedrooms, substantial bathroom, separate walk in shower room, 4 WCs in total- 1 outside toilet, 3 toilets on the first floor and 1 in the main bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen, dining room, games room, gardens, tennis court and private parking for 5 cars
  • Please note: Highchair, travelcot, babybath and toilet seat for toddlers, but no stairgate, (guests will need to provide own cot linen)
  • Period Lakeland farmhouse, Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5
  • Open fire (coal free of charge year round)
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Tennis court
  • Aga with three ovens (except June, July & August)
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Electric oven with induction hob
  • Double garage and bike / golfing kit storage
  • original bread oven
  • Highchair & Travel cot
  • Summer house with furniture 2 fridges & freezer
  • Simply gorgeous gardens with patios and garden furniture
  • Dshwasher
  • Fairytale setting
  • Microwave
  • 2 minutes stroll to Windermere Golf Club
  • Oil central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

High Cleabarrow is a gorgeous and generously sized, 17th century traditional Lakeland farmhouse with a host of quirky features such as centuries old wonky floors, beamed ceilings and original oak panelling.

The property enjoys a wonderful and peaceful setting amidst enchanting gardens, it has its own tennis court, a table tennis room and is just a step away from Windermere Golf Club.

Dating back to at least 1704 (we believe it is a lot older) this property is a special find, it's a delight, it’s homely, it has atmosphere, it’s comfortable and full of character.

High Cleabarrow enjoys seclusion within its lovely two acre gardens, but also the convenience and attractions of Bowness and Windermere are just five minutes away by car.

At this traditional Lakeland retreat, blending modern living with the past effortlessly - the owners have finished it in-keeping with its age, yet adding modern touches of course. A large family bathroom, stylish shower room, comfortable bedrooms, even the small one, are very well equipped and cosy, thanks to the Aga.

There’s a farmhouse kitchen, a sizable dining room with original oak panelled wall and spice cupboard, and the relaxing living room with a wonderful open fire (coal supplied all year round).

With five bedrooms the house sleeps ten and outside you’ll find an amateur tennis court, a summer house with lovely views and beautifully manicured gardens.

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

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About the location


  • Ambleside 5 miles
  • Kendal 8.7 miles

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Please note: Highchair, travelcot, babybath and toilet seat for toddlers, but no stairgate