Looking for something special – where in the Lake District is the perfect place to stay? How about your very own lakefront cottage in a sublime setting on Windermere itself? Wow – what a view – wake up every morning and gaze at that simply breath-taking view – spend precious time together and relax. Here you not only truly experience Lake District life – you actually live on England’s largest and most famous lake!
This select group of cottages, alongside picturesque Mitchell Wyke Bay within the Lake District National Park, command this unparalleled view; are conveniently situated close to the Windermere car ferry and only a mile away from Far Sawrey with excellent country Inn and shop - bliss. Inside is a contemporary residence with walls of glass gazing as far as the eye can see over Windermere to the surrounding mountains; step out onto your balcony and soak up this amazing setting. If all this is not enough why not hire a boat for your holiday to explore the rich variety of destinations Windermere has to offer.
Accommodation in detail
Lund is named after microbial ecologists, John and Hilda (Canter) Lund for their contribution to the Freshwater Biological Association.
Park in your private spaces; a glass entrance hall with cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin; stairs lead to the spectacular open plan living spaces, the lounge area has direct access to the lakefront overhanging balcony and what a place to sip a glass or 2! Sumptuous furnishings will help you spread out here by the warming wood burner as you gaze at the ever changing mood over Windermere itself, dine overlooking that view and then open into the kitchen with all you may need and rare opportunity to gaze over the water while washing up! On this level is one of the king size bedrooms with amazing view and access to the balcony, al-fresco breakfast sounds tempting?en-suite luxury shower room. Upstairs to two further king size bedrooms also boasting those views and each with luxury en-suite wet room.
Mitchel Wyke Bay is situated centrally on Windermere in a peaceful and picturesque bay just north of the car ferry. Belonging to the FBA (Freshwater Biological Association), a thriving membership association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity that was founded in 1929. They promote freshwater science through innovative research and science projects, training courses and workshops, maintains specialist scientific facilities, manages a programme of national and international scientific meetings, publications and provides sound independent scientific opinion. By staying here, not only do you experience this exclusive opportunity with magnificent setting and views, your stay helps support this highly respected and internationally renowned organisation.
This secluded location provides shelter from the wind and waves creating a safe and calm environment. Why not view the FBA ?ferry-cam? at http://www.fba.org.uk/ferry-cam . Step onto the car ferry over the lake; one and a half miles from the main lakeside town of Bowness on Windermere, on the eastern shores of this lake, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth to explore and enjoy. Stroll to the lake shore in Bowness to hire a row boat or power boat, or take an elegant cruise on one of the Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car. There are several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. A mile away in the directions of Hawkshead you will find Far Sawrey, a picture postcard hamlet with small shop / Post Office and an excellent pub / restaurant serving great food and real ales. A little further to visit the former home of Beatrix Potter in Near Sawrey, and then picturesque Hawkshead with cobbled streets and more tempting eateries.
Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village, on the way to the Lyth Valley. This area is also renowned for gentle but very scenic walking, with a wealth of acclaimed Lake District country pubs to choose from at the end of the day.
Close to the village, you'll find Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House. This impressive property takes a stunning position overlooking Windermere, and has a range of interesting exhibitions.
Join the A591 to Ambleside and Grasmere, and you can explore the homes of famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth.
3 king size
Breath-taking lake and mountain views
Lakefront balcony with furniture
Biomass central heating
Wood burning stove
2 luxury en-suite wet rooms
Luxury en-suite bathroom
Cloakroom / 4th WC / wash basin
Fridge and freezer
Washer / dryer
Private parking for 2