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 'nitty gritty') 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 traditional Aga and additional 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 Aga and large electric range, pantry, appliances and access to boot room, walkers' shower room and courtyard outside.
Ground Floor: Dinning room, kitchen and utility room, 2 lounge/sitting rooms and 1 bathroom with walking shower
First 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
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.
1 super king size, 5 king size,
1 double & 1 twin
Two sofa beds (bedding provided upon request)
Wi-Fi (approx 8GB allowance per week)
Oil central heating
Open fire & woodburning stove
6 bathroom facilities
X-box 360 / Nintendo Wii
Aga (AGA will not be lit during May - September) & double electric oven / hob
Microwave & dishwasher
Fridges & freezers
Washing machine & tumble dryer
Private car parking adjacent to house and across the lane.
2 acre gardens & grounds (across the lane) with formal croquet lawn
Windermere Golf Club 2 minutes away