Located only five minutes’ walk from the popular village of Bowness, Pavey Ark takes full advantage of its hillside position with beautiful views to Lake Windermere, Claife Heights and the Coniston Fells beyond. Pavey Ark is finished in a traditional manner by its owners to give the property a homely feel. The large lounge provides the ideal spot to relax whatever the weather with large panoramic windows opening onto a large balcony area with lake views and a living flame gas fire ideal for chillier evenings. Great for families with a grandly appointed media room with large corner leather sofa and large screen TV.The property includes an indoor swimming pool maintained at 29 degrees, sauna and seating. Pavey Ark is set in a couple of acres of grounds that include terraces to relax or dine and mixed woodland which is great for families to enjoy or to simply watch the wildlife including badgers, red squirrels and a family of red deer that all frequent the grounds. The property sleeps 6 but an additional single bedroom allows your group to spread out if preferred.
Accommodation In Detail
The property is approached along a private driveway with parking for up to four cars.
On entering the property there is a sun room ideal for reading and plenty of space for coats and boots. The hallway leads to the kitchen, the pool area and large lounge. The owner has selected antique and period pieces of furniture to make this room the heart of the house. Comfy sofas and arm chairs sit around a large coffee table, spectacular panoramic floor to ceiling windows open to a large balcony that looks out to Lake Windermere and the hills beyond making it the ideal place to while away the day from dawn to dusk and no better place to enjoy the evening sunset. The lounge include a TV and a feature fireplace with living flame gas fire. The magnificent 18th century refectory table seats eight and is great for socialising or entertaining. A Grandfather clock adds to the special character of the room.
The fitness room, overlooking the gardens, offers an indoor swimming pool, sauna and exercise bike.
The kitchen offers everything you could need for your stay and features an eight ring range cooker with double oven, fridge/freezer, wine cooler and breakfast table.
The bedrooms are laid out on the lower ground floor. The master bedroom offers a king size feature bed and en-suite bathroom both bath and shower cubicle, the second and third bedroom both offer double beds and there is a handy fourth single bedroom - all the bedrooms overlook the gardens. The bedrooms are complemented by a family shower room.
Not many properties so close to the heart of Bowness village can boast such a plot - including mixed beech and oak woodland, idea for children to explore and play. The grounds also have three terraces, all of which include garden and patio furniture and offer studding views to Lake Windermere and the surrounding views so there is always somewhere to sit and relax.
A Bowness holiday cottage provides an ideal base for a holiday in the Lake District, whether you're looking to explore the whole region or simply enjoy the attractions surrounding Lake Windermere. Bowness village sits on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere. Access to the lake is only a few minutes' stroll from the village centre, at Bowness Bay, where hire boats come and go and Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to both Ambleside and Lakeside. A great way to explore without driving!
Family attractions in Bowness include the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction - a favourite with the kids. You'll also find mini golf and tennis off the lake shore, and Windermere Golf Club just a few minutes' drive out of the village. There are a wide range of cafes and restaurants in Bowness, to suit all tastes and budgets. From top quality fish & chips to fine dining at the Porto Restaurant, there's something to please everyone. Bowness also has a mainstream cinema, and the Old Laundry Theatre offers an interesting programme of performances.
Detached Lakeland House
Indoor swimming pool and sauna with en-suite shower
Large grounds including woodland area
Luxury media room with large screen TV
1 King size bedroom with ensuite shower room
2 Double bedrooms
1 single bedroom
1 Family shower room
Large lounge / dining room
Large balcony with lake views
Living flame gas fire
Kitchen with breakfast table
Electric Range cooker with Hob/Electric Oven
American style fridge/freezer
Gas Central Heating
Large Garden with two terraces
Parking for 4 cars
Children over 3 years old only (must be supervised if using pool)