Idyllic, impressive and ideal for a wonderful and romantic getaway in the Lake District – that’s High Borrans Dell. This amazing lodge is one of only a few to be located alongside a working farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside for a tranquil retreat but yet only 3.5 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Windermere. High Borrans Dell matches superbly matches its surroundings – light, airy and spacious.
With a large, furnished veranda just perfect for relaxing outdoors and with a wall of windows, this self-catering gives you amazing views for a peaceful retreat – whatever the weather.
A stone’s throw from wonderful walks and close by popular tourist towns, High Borrans Dell really is everything you need for a fabulous holiday in the heart of the Lake District.
Accommodation in detail
You'll find High Borrans Dell down a leafy country lane, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and the perfect place to soak up traditional Lakeland culture and recharge your batteries. The entrance hall is perfect for storing walking and cycling gear after a day out exploring the great outdoors. But while you may have just closed the door, you've not shut out the views because once in the open plan living space, you can gaze at the views across the countryside through the large windows – just fabulous.
The kitchen is open plan too and a great space to cook up a fine meal. But, on a nice day you'll want to eat al-fresco on the large decked veranda, which wraps around the home. And no couples retreat would be without a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room with an invigorating power shower. High Borrans Dell really does have it all for a romantic retreat away.
If it is a remote Lakeland retreat you crave, then this is the place for you. You'll feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with nothing but stunning scenery and wildlife to admire – a great place to relax. It is easily accessible from the M6, and by train, and right next to the famously scenic A591, the main route into the heart of the Lakes, and only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere.
High Borrans Farm is a 1000 acre hill farm, with 1200 Swaledale ewes and 25 beef suckler cows. The land rises to about 1300 feet on heather-clad fell tops. Its location makes it a great base for exploring, with plenty on your doorstep too. A must is a short walk from High Borrans Lodge is Orrest Head where the views over Lake Windermere are simply breathtaking.
But should you want the buzz of a town, then Windermere is only a few miles away where you'll find a wealth of things to do since it has an abundance of shops, fine restaurants and bars, cafes and also some of top tourist attractions in the Lake District. There's a high-class Booths supermarket, selling the finest Lakeland produce, the headquarters of Lakeland Ltd and the high street is packed with local shops, many selling traditional Lakeland good. Pubs serving real ales and traditional meals are aplenty and if you don't fancy cooking, just take your choice from the range of good quality cafes serving up breakfast and lunch. And, for a special meal, there are several fine-dining restaurants too.
Bustling Bowness village is also worth a trip out, where more attractions await on the shores of Lake Windermere. Scenic cruises aboard the famous steamers run from Bowness Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Ambleside and Lakeside. It also has lots going on at night too with a range of fine restaurants and bars – including contemporary tapas at Bodegas & Sol, or stylish dining at The Postillion Restaurant or traditional dining at The Hole int Wall - and even a nightclub, so there's plenty going on to make a night of it before you head back to the rural retreat of High Borrans Dell.
So, High Borrans Dell really is a great place to explore and soak up Lake District life and enjoy a perfect escape.
1 king size
Detached contemporary Lakeland lodge
Gas central heating
Electric woodburning stove
En-suite power shower room
Electric oven & gas hob
Dishwasher / microwave
Fridge & freezer compartment
Washer / dryer (in outhouse)
Large verandah with open views and access to fields
Private parking for 2 cars