Cunsey Lodge stands in an elevated position, looking across the meadows to the shores of Lake Windermere just yards away.
This superb estate house has been transformed to create high quality, luxurious and spacious accommodation that is ideally suited for friends and families to relax and unwind in beautiful surrounding.
Cunsey Lodge is presented with a choice of four bedrooms, two with Lake views and spacious triple aspect living accommodation with a welcoming lounge area complimented by a cosy log burning stove and lake views, a large, social family dining table and well equipped contemporary kitchen. To the side of the cottage there is a large dining patio and on the doorstep hundreds of acres of woodland wait to be explored.
The Graythwaite Estate date back to the 16th Century and is home to the Sandys family. Within the estate the family have developed a number of holiday cottages and facilities for their visitors including an indoor swimming pool. During the summer months enjoy the gardens of the estate that were designed by the acclaimed landscape architect Thomas Hayton Mawson in 1886. Enjoy the great outdoors with a great choice of walks through the estate from which you are sure to catch sight of the local wildlife that include a large herd of red deer or take part in the numerous land borne and waterborne activities that can be arranged on the estate that include archery, clay pigeon shooting, off road driving, canoeing, paddle boarding, sailing and even bubble football! All activities are organised by CBA Events, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Accommodation In Detail
The front door opens to the bright, airy and spacious living accommodation. Comfortable sofas are arranged around the welcoming and cosy log burning stove and the windows frame the views across the meadows to Lake Windermere and the hills beyond. As light fades and the views disappear settle back and relax in front of your favourite film.
The large family dining place will happily accommodate many family celebrations or relaxing social dinners with friends. The spacious fitted kitchen offers lots of space to cook and socialise with granite worktops, a five ring gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and American style fridge/freezer and wall mounted TV and all complemented by a comprehensive inventory offering everything you could need. A handy utility room is equipped with a washing machine and tumble drier and the rear hallway provides access to the back door and the cloakroom WC.
Stairs lead to the first floor landing that links the four superb, well furnished, bedrooms. To the front, and benefiting from beautiful views to Lake Windermere are the two king sized rooms, one with a luxurious ensuite shower room with walk in shower and the other with bath with shower over and both with basin and WC. To the rear of the cottage, and overlooking the woodland, are the two twin bedded rooms, one dual aspect with glimpses of the lake and offering an ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over and the other with a walk in shower and both with basin and WC.
To the side of the property there is a large patio with dining furniture which is just the spot to relax with a glass of wine or a Pimm’s on a summer’s afternoon or a BBQ in the evening.
Private parking is available for up to four cars. Shared use of the estate’s indoor swimming pool and gym available
Hawkshead is an adorable village of cobbled streets and traditional Grade II listed Lakeland cottages. You'll find a range of local shops here, including the Honeypot Delicatessen which offers a treasure-trove of Lakeland luxuries. Spend a lazy morning in one of Hawkshead's charming tea rooms or cafes. There are several TripAdvisor-rated traditional pubs in Hawkshead and we recommend the short drive to the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Outgate. A larger selection of shops can be found in Ambleside, a few miles away and the larger on-line supermarkets will deliver your groceries to Roger Ground.
Hawkshead is the perfect base for walkers, with routes, right from the doorstep, to suit all levels. Take the stunning walk to Tarn Hows, stroll on the shores of Esthwaite Water, which also has an excellent trout fishery or explore Grizedale Forest; a picturesque network of pathways, cycle tracks and sculpture trails. Why not take on Grizedale's Go-Ape, Latterbarrow, or Claife Heights, conquer the nearby Langdale Pikes or enjoy the watersports that nearby Coniston or Windermere have to offer.
The surrounding landscape inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home at Hill Top, Near Sawrey is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public. A truly magical experience for all! Directly behind Hill Top is Tower Bank Arms, a traditional pub with stone-flagged floors, Lakeland ales and a roaring fire.
Bowness can be easily reached via the car-ferry across Lake Windermere, only a few miles from your door. Bowness is a bustling Lakeland town, with contemporary shops and a wide range of entertainment. Hire a boat in Bowness Bay, or take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is just beyond Bowness village.
Large, detached Lakeland Cottage
Elevated position with lake views
2 en-suite Kingsize bedrooms
2 en-suite Twin bedrooms
Spacious open plan living accommodation
Log burning stove
Large screen TV
Family dining table
Large fitted kitchen
American style fridge/freezer
5 ring gas hob
Patio with dining furniture
Parking for 4 cars
No pets allowed
Organised outdoor activities and fishing available on the estate
Access to indoor swimming pool
Access to indoor gym