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Prospect House

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066342)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “My family, including a 3 and 0.”

    5 year old, stayed at Prospect House in September 2021 with some friends. Overall the house is finished to a very high standard and in a great central location, literally a 2 minute walk from bars, cafes and shops. Arrival and departure is a little tricky as there is no in site parking but you can park on the street next to the house. The Broad Street car park is an 8 minute pleasant walk (assuming it's dry) through the town. As other people have mentioned the door is a little sticky so do take ...

    5 year old, stayed at Prospect House in September 2021 with some friends. Overall the house is finished to a very high standard and in a great central location, literally a 2 minute walk from bars, cafes and shops. Arrival and departure is a little tricky as there is no in site parking but you can park on the street next to the house. The Broad Street car park is an 8 minute pleasant walk (assuming it's dry) through the town. As other people have mentioned the door is a little sticky so do take care when locking it. The kitchen was pristine on arrival and is well equipped. There's even a waste disposal unit which is great when you have a weaning baby. Bedrooms are spacious and all have great bath / shower rooms. The lounge is cosy, especially with the fire on. The TV is smart which again was good for keeping a 3 year old occupied while getting ready to leave the house. WiFi only works in the kitchen, the network isn't even visible in the lounge which confused us for a bit. Not mentioned in the description currently but there is a high chair and travel cot in the house. After a few days the house did seem to get quite dusty and our kids got allergy sniffles. Also, given the central location there is a degree of street noise at night. Fine for adults and our 3 year old didn't mind it but our 0.5 year old did get disturbed a few times. Aside from these small gripes we had a great stay and would highly recommend Prospect House for town based stay in The Lakes.

    - Ms Tweed, September 2021

The property

Found in the centre of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District is this stunning townhouse, Prospect House, set over four floors and boasting lavish style and décor. This four-bedroom property can accommodate up to eight guests on an amazing adventure to the Lake District, being in the centre of the action and just a stone's throw from the shores of Lake Windermere. Returning to the comfort of the striking sitting room after a rigorous ramble, featuring a rugged slate feature wall and an impressive, suspended woodburning stove, you can relax on the sofas amidst the bold décor as you watch the TV. Choose to unwind in the second sitting room found on the lower ground floor instead, offering a large plush sofa to curl up on and another TV, great for quiet moments catching up on your favourite show or family film nights. While on this floor, find a beautiful bedroom home to a super-king-size bed, which can be a twin on request, with a large sofa, dressing table and plenty of storage, served by the shower room also on this floor. Back on the ground floor is the gorgeous kitchen/diner, decorated with soft, neutral hues, and boasting a quality selection of appliances, including a large range cooker, for cooking up tasty meals for the group to be enjoyed around the elegant dining table. Make your way up to the first floor to find two further bedrooms, each home to a king-size bed and benefitting from a state-of-the-art en-suite shower room. Completing the property is the second-floor master bedroom, not only enjoying plenty of space, dual aspect windows, a king-size bed and ample storage, but also served by a stunning luxury bathroom with a freestanding bath for long relaxing soaks, a walk-in shower and a his 'n' hers basin. A patio area outside offers a charming spot to start the day with breakfast alfresco, before stepping out onto the streets of Windermere to begin the day's adventure; discover local cafés and restaurants to enjoy delicious food at along with pubs for well-earned drinks after a long walk, all on your doorstep! Lake Windermere is just a stone's throw away, head here for a world of activities; choose to relax on a Lakes cruise up to one of the other lakeside towns, hire a boat to go at your own pace admiring the scenery and various islands, take kayaks and canoes out onto the water or try some exciting watersports with a local activity organiser like water-skiing and paddle-boarding. Embark on a walk around Windermere's shores and nearby villages, or get your bikes out to explore the area further, ascending one of the surrounding hills to experience breath-taking views over the water and mountains beyond. Family fun can be had at Brockhole on Windermere, an activity centre offering archery and mini-golf as well as Treetop Lake District where visitors must traverse a rope obstacle course in the trees! Children and adults alike are sure to love The World of Beatrix Potter, a popular attraction in the neighbouring town of Bowness-on-Windermere bringing the beloved children's author's characters to life. Cruise up to Ambleside to enjoy a ramble up to Stock Ghyll Force or head south to Lakeside to visit the Lakes Aquarium. The Lake District is a walker's paradise with many peaks and fells to explore and hike up, with nearby challenges including Dollywaggon Pike, Cunswick Scar, Gummer's How and Helvellyn. Experience the Lake District in style with a family staycation to Prospect House.

Summary

  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x lower-ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor snug
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric double oven and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, cafetiere, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travelcot provided
  • Two parking permits provided for Broad Street car park
  • Patio with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

WINDERMERE

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.

Note: The property does have a highchair and travelcot (to be assembled on arrival)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter