Cleabarrow Manor , Bowness
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 20
Week commencing 30th August 2014 Reduced from £2995 to £2396
Week commencing 6th September 2014 Reduced from £2650 to £2120
This grand period property, residing within two acres of gardens and grounds, offers a unique opportunity for larger groups to experience a Lakeland country house. In a gorgeous countryside setting only 2 miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere, and with several sophisticated country pubs in the area. Parts of Cleabarrow Manor originally date from the 1600s but major additions were added in Victorian times and so you find a wonderful blend of characterful period styles and original features throughout, retaining the styles of various eras. From stately grand bedrooms to cosy and contemporary rooms, there's something for all tastes including a state of the art wet room for that all important luxury shower after a hard day's walking. For your entertainment, you will find Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and large screen TVs. Three reception rooms are made for sociable gatherings; formal dining for 16 and then withdraw to one of the reception rooms and relax in front of the wood burner / open fire. The country kitchen with traditional Aga and additional large electric range at the heart is supplemented by an adjacent utility room and original pantry. Children (or big kids!) will be enchanted by the chance to play in the extensive lawned garden (access across the lane). There is a wild flower garden too.
Accommodation in detail
Cleabarrow Manor sleeps 16, with 2 double sofa beds (linen for sofa beds provided on request) in lounge areas to accommodate 20 in total. Old oak panelled entrance hall and entrance to the first reception room with superb views, woodburning stove, TV and games consoles. Extensive 2nd living room, with sumptuous sofas, open fire and 48" LCD TV. A separate dining room seats 16 and serves well for special occasions. Breakfast kitchen with Aga and large electric range, pantry, appliances and access to boot room, walkers' shower room and courtyard outside.
First floor: An array of bedrooms, most with views and two with en-suite bathrooms. A more modern wing contains two king-size double bedrooms and a king-size bedroom with shower room. House bathroom with roll top bath.
Top floor: accessed via a steep staircase, this floor contains two further bedrooms (one double, one twin)
Only 2 miles from Bowness to the east of Lake Windermere, this Lake District country house is perfectly placed for a peaceful yet convenient time here - only 2 minutes from Windermere Golf Club, 2 miles from shops and restaurants in Bowness, and the same distance from the glorious lake shores and boating attractions of Lake Windermere. The surrounding countryside is bliss for walking, straight from your door, and scattered with acclaimed Lake District pub restaurants. Some of the finest in the Lake District are within a very short drive.
Other popular Lake District villages and viewpoints are easily accessible from the A591 at Bowness, which leads to Windermere village then Troutbeck, then on to Ambleside, Rydal Water and Grasmere. Alternatively, follow this road south from Bowness to peaceful Lakeside and arty Ulverston. The Bowness car-ferry also provides access to 'Beatrix Potter country' and the picture post card village of Hawkshead. All-in-all, this prime position at the heart of the Lakes ensures that your whole party will be entertained throughout their stay.