- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Broadband / WiFi
Greenmount is a superb ground floor apartment within the magnificent Bannel Head House, built in 1900 as a Victorian gentleman’s country residence. With spacious rooms, high ceilings, and beautiful feature windows, the light floods into the house accentuating the beautiful furnishings and original features. Situated on the south east corner of the Lake District national park, just a ten minute drive from Windermere, five minutes from the market town of Kendal and less than half an hour from the Yorkshire Dales Greenmount is perfectly place from which to explore both the Lakes and the Dales. Choose from either of two lovely bedrooms, relax in front of the spectacular original fireplace, dinner at the beautiful dining table or relax with a good book overlooking the gardens. As you explore the surrounding area, you will discover a great variety of country walks, pretty villages and charming country pubs. The bustling market town of Kendal is just a few minutes’ drive away offering a great choice of restaurants and local shops Travelling further afield, to the north the central Lake District is waiting to be discovered and to the east the scenery changes and visitors will quickly find themselves in the lovely rolling countryside of then Yorkshire Dales. Accommodation In Detail There is a satisfying crunch of gravel under the wheel as you pull up on the driveway in front of Bannel Head House to admire the imposing Victorian country architecture. Several steps rise from the driveway to the front door that opens to the hallway that runs through the apartment. The spacious sitting room, with its high ceiling and oak floors benefits from a large bay window with tall feature windows that allow the light to flood in and guests can relax in comfortable feature armchairs with a good book or the weekend papers whilst enjoying the views out to the garden. Deep, sumptuous, sofas are arranged around the original feature fireplace with log burner. When dinner is served, relax with family and friends around the smart family dining table. Choose from either of the two large, well furnished bedrooms both with comfortable king size beds, To the rear of the house the master bedroom is complemented by a luxurious ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. To the front of the house, the second bedroom is a bright and airy dual aspect bedroom with large tall windows again offering views over the garden. The kitchen offers a contemporary twist on a traditional theme, with smart, fitted units, a large electric hob with integrated electric oven and combination microwave, plate warming draw, an integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A tall bar table with stools offers a place to sit and enjoy a drink whilst dinner is prepared or for a quick breakfast in the morning. In the shade of the red Japanese maple the owners have created a south face patio with outdoor garden furniture and guest can enjoy the four acres of shared, mature, formal gardens. Parking is available for two cars. Location For a truly relaxing holiday in the Lake District, this self-catering property on the edge of the Lyth Valley is ideal. Only 10 minutes from Windermere and Bowness, 5 minutes from Kendal and twenty minutes from the Yorkshire Dales you'll find something for everyone. The Gateway Inn and the Plumgarths food centre with farm shop, bakery and popular café are an easy five-minute walk away. The Lyth Valley is located to the east of Lake Windermere, overlooked by the famous Lake District walks on Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar. The sheltered valley is famous for its damson orchards, which give rise to gorgeous white blossom in spring. The landscapes are scattered with country homes and rural Lake District cottages, as well as a choice of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs, such as The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank. A romantic walk nearby is the ascent of Gummers How, which offers simply wonderful views of Lake Windermere from the top. The Cartmel Fell tarns walk is also a lovely afternoon's worth, starting at Bowland Bridge's historic church. The popular foodie villages of Cartmel and Kirkby Lonsdale are both within easy reach offering fine local artisan foods and award winning restaurants. Cross the valley and you are into the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines with beautiful villages, rolling moors and cascading waterfalls.
- Two bedrooms: 2 x king size double
- 1 x Ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Sitting room with dining area.
- Gas central heating and log burning stove
- Electric hob, electric oven, plate warmer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/drier
- Garden with patio area
- Private parking for two cars
- Sorry no pets
- Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.
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About the location
Windermere 8 miles.
A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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