Perfect escapes for couples don’t really come better than this. High Borrans Dell has serenity and space in abundance right in the heart of the Lake District countryside. This beautiful and spacious lodge is in the middle of open, lush fields alongside a working farm, making it a tranquil romantic retreat, but yet it is only 3.5 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Windermere, where there is plenty to see and do.
You’ll drink up the scenery at High Borrans Dell either while dining al-fresco on the large, furnished veranda or while relaxing in the open plan living space through a wall of windows. So you can admire the views whatever the weather. This self-catering delight is just a stone’s throw from wonderful walks and close by popular tourist towns, so it is ideally located whether you want to relax, shop, eat out, walk or explore.
Accommodation in detail
When you arrive at High Borrans Dell after a lovely journey along leafy country lanes, you will feel like you are a million miles away from hectic modern day life. Here you can soak up Lakeland life and really recharge your batteries. You'll enter into the entrance hall, which is perfect for storing walking and cycling gear after a day out exploring the great outdoors, only to wander into the open plan living space and stand gazing at the brilliant views from the windows of this light, airy and spacious home.
The open plan kitchen is a lovely space to prepare a meal, which on a nice day you'll want to eat al-fresco on the large decked veranda, which wraps around the home. For the ultimate couples retreat, there's a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room with an invigorating power shower. High Borrans Dell ticks all of the boxes for the two of you to escape away together.
While you might feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, High Borrans Dell is easily accessible from the M6, the famously scenic A591 and by train. Yes, it is a remote retreat in the 1000-acre High Borrans Farm with stunning scenery and wildlife to admire, but you'll only be a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of lake Windermere.
So, not only have you got lots you can explore right on your own doorstep, but its location makes it a great base for exploring too. A must is a short walk from High Borrans is Orrest Head, where the views over lake Windermere are simply breathtaking, with a short journey out to the popular tourist town of Windermere a must do too. Windermere just a few miles away and here you'll find a wealth of things to see and 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 are shops galore selling the finest Lake District wares, such as Booths supermarket, the headquarters of Lakeland Ltd and many local shops dotted up the high street. If you want to step away from the cooker, there are many fine places to dine too, so just take your choice from the range of good quality cafes and renowned restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are plenty of bars and pubs too where you can try a few local ales. And, well worth a good 25 minute walk is the award-winning 'The Watermill, inn at Ings, serving more than 16 real ales and great pub food.
The village of Bowness is a lovely day out. Here you will find plenty of attractions in the village and also on the shores of Lake Windermere, where you can also get aboard a famous steamer from Bowness Pier and travel the full length of the lake, even stopping off at the pretty destinations of Ambleside and Lakeside.
Bowness has a good nightlife with plenty 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. High Borrans Dell really is a perfect place for a couples retreat for relaxation and to enjoy Lake District life.
1 king size
Detached contemporary Lakeland lodge
Gas central heating
Electric woodburning stove
En-suite with free standing bath and seperate power shower
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