Cleabarrow Manor , Bowness
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 20
This period property, residing within two acres of gardens and grounds, offers a unique opportunity for larger groups to experience the magic of 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, Cleabarrow Manor blends 17th century character with the height of contemporary panache. Three reception rooms are made for sociable gatherings; formal dining for 16, fireside conversation for many more and state-of-the-art entertainment for rainy days or late nights. The country kitchen with traditional Aga at the heart is complemented with modern appliances. Each bedroom is a luxurious retreat in its own right, and children (or big kids!) will be enchanted by the 'hideaway' top floor when they're not playing in the gardens (access across the lane).
Accommodation in detail
Cleabarrow Manor sleeps 16, with 2 double sofabeds in lounge areas to accommodate 20 in total. (Please note, one of these lounges is not enclosed) Wood panelled entrance hall leads 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, pantry, appliances and access to boot room, invigorating shower room and courtyard outside.
First floor: An array of bedrooms, most with views and two with en-suite bathrooms. A separate contemporary wing contains two king-size double bedrooms and a king-size open gallery bedroom with luxury shower room. House bathroom with roll top bath.
Top floor: accessed via a steep staircase, this floor contains two further bedrooms.
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.