Standing proud, in one of the best residential roads in Bowness-On-Windermere, Lexington House is a superb 5 Star Barn Conversion. Less than 500m from the shores of Lake Windermere and in the most desirable area of Bowness, Lexington House offers guests the best of both worlds. Choose between the peace and tranquility of the house and it’s grounds or venture into the vibrant village of Bowness, less than 250m away, with its eclectic mix of shops, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants. This property will accept 1 dog, by arrangement.
The front door opens to reveal a luxurious, boutique, home from home, which welcomes guests with its contemporary and high quality finish that is of the very highest standard with superb attention to detail. Choose from one of three magical bedrooms, each with luxury ensuite facilities. The stylish lounge allows guests to relax on the cosy chesterfield sofas in front of the log burning stove. This social space also enables you to dine with family or friends and make memories at the bespoke slate top dining table, set into the bay window overlooking the beautiful gardens.
The social element continues as you step outside the back door into large courtyard overlooking woodland with outdoor sofas and chairs where, on longer days, it is lovely to relax in front of the feature outdoor fireplace, with drinks and fizz!
Accommodation In Detail
There is a satisfying crunch of the gravel under your wheels as you pull into the drive way of Lexington House. Stepping through the front door way, kick off your boots and hang up your coat as this cool, contemporary house welcomes you. The light and airy lounge, with beautiful parquet floor, cosy log burning stove, sumptuous chesterfield sofas and armchairs is just the place to relax with family and friends and the bespoke slate topped dining table set into the bay window adds a very modern twist.
The cool, calm, kitchen sits right at the heart of the home, with its high quality units, integrated appliances and breakfast bar. The first class inventory is complemented by an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/drier. A choice of three boutique luxury bedrooms leave guest spoilt for choice – all are beautifully furnished with luxurious beds, high quality Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels and en-suite facilities to ensure they are the most welcoming retreat at the end of the day. The ground floor has a king size bedroom and is complemented by a smart en-suite shower room. The two first floor bedrooms are presented as a king size and super king; one with en-suite shower room and the other with a corner bath. The super king may be presented as either a super king or twin beds (please specify when booking). Private parking is available for up to four cars. If you are looking for a house, location and top quality finish that meets all of your groups needs, Lexington House will certainly tick all the boxes.
Lexington House sits in the main lakeside town of Bowness on Windermere. Convenient for local amenities and access to the fantastic cruising grounds of Lake Windermere as well as the surrounding National Park by foot or car. On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth to explore and enjoy. Stroll to the lake shore in Bowness to hire a row boat or power boat, or take an elegant cruise on one of the Lake Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car.
There are several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, also close by are many Michelin star for stylish dining, while the Porthole and Bodegas & Sol puts a contemporary twist on the tapas style. There are also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. Or better still within the Windermere Marina, less than a mile away, is The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. Eating out in Cumbria has never been better, and now there is a gem on our door step! Enjoy one of the two fantastic south facing terraces on those lazy summer days, spend a few hours in the bar or book a table in the first floor restaurant for something a little more special or of course enjoy the comfort of your own accommodation back at your very own lakeside boathouse.
Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village, on the way to the Lyth Valley. This area is also renowned for gentle but very scenic walking, with a wealth of acclaimed Lake District country pubs to choose from at the end of the day.
Close to the village, you'll find Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House. This impressive property takes a stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere, and has a range of interesting exhibitions.
Join the A591 to Ambleside and Grasmere, and you can explore the homes of famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth.
Another great idea is to take the car-ferry crossing, just a couple of hundred yards from your doorstep, over Lake Windermere from Bowness, to visit the former home of Beatrix Potter in Near Sawrey, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead.
About the location
Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.
The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
1 pet welcome by arrangement