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High Cleabarrow

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042181)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Kevin

    “I have stayed at Highcleabarrow on many occasions and everyone I have been with is really impressed with the property and value for money.”

    Great walks from the door and within easy reach of Windermere and Ambleside. Great gestures from owners who provided cake and Campagne. Great holiday.

    - Kevin, May 2022

    So pleased to hear you’ve had such a good time at HC again. Gorgeous isn’t it? Sounds as though you love being here (as I am now .. lucky me) as much as you/I do! Thanks for your great feedback. Hope you’ll pay us another return visit! Property Owner


The property

If quirky features appeal - including centuries old wonky floors, beamed ceilings and original 17th century oak panelling and you seek a holiday home with a bit of a difference, then High Cleabarrow may well tick the boxes for you. This gorgeous traditional Lakeland farmhouse enjoys a wonderful peaceful setting amidst enchanting gardens. With its own tennis court and table tennis room and just a step away from Windermere Golf Club, this property is a special find. Dating back to at least 1704 ( we believe it is a lot older), High Cleabarrow is a delight. Homely, atmospheric, comfortable and full of character, High Cleabarrow enjoys seclusion within its lovely 2 acre gardens whilst the convenience and attractions of Bowness and Windermere are but a 5 minute drive away. At this traditional Lakeland treat, modern living blends effortlessly with the past and the owners have finished it in keeping with its age, yet adding the modern touches of course.A huge family bathroom, chic shower room, comfortable bedrooms (even the small one) very well equipped and cosy (thanks to the Aga) farmhouse kitchen, a sizeable dining room with original oak panelled wall and spice cupboard, and the relaxing living room with fabulous open fire (coal supplied year round). Outside the table tennis room (always plenty of bats and balls), amateur tennis court, summer house with lovely views and those lovely gardens. ==Accommodation in detail A secluded private driveway leads to a courtyard entrance to this interesting property; here there is lots of parking, a double garage ideal for safe storage of bikes, golfing kit and the like and even an outside WC / wash basin. There is a traditional entrance porch at the front of the property but we prefer to gain access via the farmhouse kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped with an Aga as well as electric oven, induction hob and there is even the original bread oven! Off the kitchen is a useful utility room / pantry which leads to both the gardens and the courtyard. The dining room is spacious with large oak table for family meals and then there is the living room set out with deep cushioned furnishings to relax by the roaring open fire (coal supplied) as well as a grand piano for any musicians. Upstairs via the concealed staircase to the bedrooms and bathrooms; 2 super king size or twin depending on how you would like it set up, and 3 double bedrooms, each with glorious outlook over the gardens, a substantial bathroom complete with double ended bath and separate walk-in shower, a separate shower room and a further cloakroom meaning the property has a total of 4 WC's. Outside to the magic of the 2 acre gardens, we hope you have a flavour from the photographs; pathways lead to secret hiding places, the open air tennis court, the summer house and the bridge leading over the pond (please be vigilant with small children); all this and then a games room equipped with table tennis, we know there will be competitive sports played here at High Cleabarrow! Location Only 2 miles from Windermere and Bowness villages to the east of Lake Windermere, this Lake District country farmhouse is perfectly placed for a peaceful yet convenient time - 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 5 x bedrooms; 2 x super king size or twin (please specify when booking), 3 x double bedrooms, substantial bathroom, separate walk in shower room, 4 WCs in total, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen, dining room, games room, gardens, tennis court and private parking for 5 cars
  • Please note: Highchair, travelcot, babybath and toilet seat for toddlers, but no stairgate, (guests will need to provide own cot linen)
  • Period Lakeland farmhouse, Wi-Fi, private parking for 5, open fire (coal free of charge year round), utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, tennis court, Aga with three ovens (except June, July, August & September), games room with table tennis, electric oven with induction hob, double garage and bike / golfing kit storage, original bread oven, highchair & travelcot, summer house with furniture 2 fridges & freezer, simply gorgeous gardens with patios and garden furniture, dishwasher, fairytale setting, microwave, 2 minutes stroll to Windermere Golf Club, oil central heating, bed linen and towels provided.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

Please note: Highchair, travelcot, babybath and toilet seat for toddlers, but no stairgate