Roger Ground House, Hawkshead
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 14
Week commencing 22nd June 2013 Reduced from £1600 to £1360
This spacious 16th century Lakeland house near Hawkshead is something of a local celebrity! Originally owned by and named after the local priest, Roger Ground House has been sympathetically but luxuriously restored, incorporating lavish bedroom suites and making the most of exceptional reception space. Quintessential Lakeland blends with sumptuous Laura Ashley and Farrow & Ball colours to create an interior fit for any glossy magazine, and recently chosen as a photo-shoot location for a local fashion brand. You'll fall in love with the gardens, and find enchanting walks from the doorstep - Esthwaite Water is a short stroll away and Grizedale Forest less than a mile.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 4 cars. Traditional porched entrance to a slate-floored, oak-beamed hall. Elegant 'Georgian Lounge' overlooking the garden, cosy 'Priest's Lounge' with woodburning stove. Formal dining room with oak table set. Stone steps to a cream Shaker kitchen with range cooker and orchard access. Cloakroom/WC.
Lower level: 'Garden Room' twin en-suite bedroom overlooking the garden. Half-level: large house bathroom with roll top bath and marble shower. 'Priest's Bedrooms' (double and triple) with oak panelling. 'Priest's Bathroom' with shower over bath.
First floor: 'Rose Room' master en-suite with 6ft bed and sofa bed. 'Blue Room' with kingsize and bunks.
Roger Ground House and the attached apartment known as Lydia's loft are located in the small hamlet of Roger Ground, just south of Hawkshead village and close to tranquil Esthwaite Water. The rural surroundings are peaceful and picturesque, but still within easy reach of Hawkshead Village to the north, popular attractions in Bowness and on Lake Windermere to the east.
Hawkshead village itself has an adorable car-free village centre, of cobbled streets and traditional Lake District cottages. You'll find tempting local produce, excellent country pubs and a few food shops in Hawkshead village, and there's a wider choice only a few miles away in Ambleside.
Roger Ground is a great base for walking in the Lake District. Stroll around Esthwaite Water (also an excellent trout fishery), wander around Tarn Hows near Hawkshead, explore cycle tracks and sculpture trails in the Grizedale Forest to your west, or venture to famous routes in areas such as the Langdale Valley and Coniston.
Beatrix Potter once lived just south of Roger Ground and Hawkshead in the village of Near Sawrey. The children's author was inspired in these landscapes, and her former home is open to the public at Hill Top in Near Sawrey. A truly magical experience!
Bowness can be reached easily via the car-ferry over Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lake District holiday destination, with contemporary shops and wide range of entertainment. Hire a boat in Bowness Bay, or take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is also just outside Bowness village.