The Grange Lodge, Windermere
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
Week commencing 8th June 2013 Reduced from £800 to £640
Week commencing 15th June 2013 Reduced from £800 to £640
Set in the grounds of a glorious gentleman's residence, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvelous and peaceful setting, with Windermere village and the lake only a few minutes' stroll away. Stretch out on luxurious furnishings around the woodburning stove, with a wall-wide window pouring light and scenery into the room. Dine together in a sophisticated dining hall, or chat over breakfast in the separate dining kitchen. Entertaining won't be a problem!
The bedrooms are a delight, with the king-size rooms on separate floors; even sharing couples will have plenty of breathing space. On warm days relish lovely grounds and gardens. Bliss! The Grange Lodge has achieved Enjoy England Gold Award 2011/2012 for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 3 cars. Entrance porch with cloakroom/3rd WC. Dining hall with large table, wicker chairs and glazed double doors into the lovely lounge with its wall of windows, leather sofas, inset woodburning stove and TV/DVD. Bright, airy breakfast kitchen with dining table, electric oven, gas hob and dishwasher. Master king-size bedroom, with beautiful oak bed and en-suite shower room. House bathroom at the top a staircase leading down to the 2nd king-size and twin bedroom. Both have views over gardens to the mountains.
A self-catering cottage in Windermere is a prime location for soaking up the best of the Lake District. You'll find Windermere a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Lake District, and a delightful Lakeland village to enjoy during your stay. The village is just off the A591, the main route to the heart of the Lakes, and is less than half an hour from the M6. Windermere also has a train station right at the centre of the village.
In Windermere you'll find a high-class Booths supermarket, stocked with fine local produce and daily essentials. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is a must for anyone who likes to get creative in the kitchen. Windermere high street has a traditional butcher and a selection of shops selling local produce. A clutch of pubs in the village serve good hearty food and Lakeland ales. There is also a selection of tasty cafes for breakfast out and excellent Lake District restaurants.
Just a walk or short taxi ride away, the bustling village of Bowness nestles on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere. Hire boats and row boats bob on the water in Bowness Bay, while Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside. The cruises offer buffet meals and live music during summer evening cruises.
Wonderful walks begin from Windermere and nearby, including to the spectacular viewpoint at Orrest Head - the first Lakeland summit visited by Alfred Wainwright. You're also only a few miles from Staveley, where you can start a number of stunning walks into the Kentmere Valley, but a scenic drive will also take you to Ambleside, Coniston, the Langdale Valley or Grasmere, home to some of the most memorable walking routes in the Lake District National Park.