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Cleabarrow Manor

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040970)

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  • Sleeps 20

  • Bedrooms 9

  • Bathrooms 6

  • 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


The property

This grand period property, with two acres of gardens and grounds, offers a unique opportunity for larger groups to experience a Lakeland country house. Highly flexible accommodation for up to 20, offering tremendous value and set in a gorgeous countryside setting only 2 miles from Bowness and Lake Windermere. 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, including some original bathroom and kitchen facilities. 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. The property layout can be seen on the floorplan shown in the property photographs and you will note some rooms are remote from the lounges / dining rooms which benefits those wanting a quieter position in the house. For your entertainment, you will find Wi-Fi (see specifics) and large screen TVs. Two (conjoined) lounges with woodburner / open fire are supplemented with a separate dining room, with formal dining for 16. The country kitchen with large electric range at the heart is supplemented by an adjacent traditional utility room and 'walker's' shower facility. Children (or big kids!) will be enchanted by the chance to play in the extensive lawned garden (access across the lane from the house). ==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. Super wet room, breakfast kitchen with large electric range, pantry, appliances and access to boot room, walkers' shower room and courtyard outside. Ground Floor: Dining room, kitchen and utility room, 2 lounge/sitting rooms and 1 bathroom with walking showerFirst 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. Second Floor: accessed via a steep staircase, this floor contains two further bedrooms (one double, one twin). Please note that decor styles and facilities vary considerably in this property from modern to traditional rooms.Top floor: 1 bedroom Location 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 A roads at Bowness, which lead to Windermere village then Troutbeck, then on to Ambleside, Rydal Water and Grasmere. Alternatively, follow the 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.


  • Eight bedrooms split over first and second floor: 1 x first floor super king-size, 4 x first floor king-size, 1 x second floor king-size, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • 2 x ground floor sofa beds (bedding provided upon request)
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • 4 x first floor bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Shed
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dining room
  • Snug/second sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Large double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • 2 acres of gardens and grounds and formal croquet lawn across the lane
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Pub 1.4 miles
  • Shop 1.4 miles
  • Bowness 1.4 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas

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