Set in the small traditional village of Gilcrux, just outside the north west Lake District National Park, these three attractive holiday homes are well furnished and equipped in a contemporary style. Hollybank House (ref 29408) has an eleven-seater silver screen cine... …see more
The Library has an exceptional location, with unrivalled views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells from the sitting room and garden area. This ground floor holiday apartment is part of an exclusive small development of homes set peacefully amidst the spectacular... …see more
Amidst peaceful countryside just outside the village of Ayside, this semi-detached holiday home adjoins the owner's home, set on a working farm. Originally the granary at Grove Farm, now lovingly restored it features a beautiful garden to enjoy. Set on the edge of th... …see more
High in the North Pennines on Alston Moor an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Field Barn has been converted to provide a charming, detached holiday home. Retaining the old beams and adding modern facilities the cottage is off the beaten track and makes a delig... …see more
This charming Victorian Lakeland stone terrace cottage stands in the very heart of Windermere. The property has been refurbished throughout providing a warm and comfortable holiday home. Quietly situated 2 minutes walk from the bustling centre of this popular Lakelan... …see more
This refurbished home is set in a quiet tree lined cul-de-sac only 100 yards from lake Windermere this delightful semi-detached modern holiday home is in the heart of The Lake District. It has a beautiful enclosed garden to enjoy on those warm evenings. Located only ... …see more
This two-storey town house comprises two separate apartments, conveniently located just a two-minute walk from the heart of the bustling Lakeland town of Bowness and a short stroll from the lakeshore. The holiday apartments have been well-furnished and are very well ... …see more
This wonderful, imposing detached period property offers extensive holiday accommodation with delightful gardens, a large original orangery, a full size snooker table and a small outdoor pool. The impressive staircase, original open fires and servants' bells add to t... …see more
Lovingly converted from an old coach house, this fabulous 5 star studio apartment enjoys stunning view towards Lake Windermere. The Gallery is found in a peaceful, pretty location at the head of a private country lane - one of a few select dwellings. Close to Ambleside, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds; explore the delights of the lively village and lake shore, or hide away in blissful tranquility. The unique open plan accommodation has been furnished with no expense spared, to create a contemporary retreat with an infectious sense of calm. You'll find everything you need to relax, pamper and dine together - all the time enjoying one of the most enviable outlooks in the area.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Traditional entrance porch with space for walking clobber. A spatial flow staircase leads to the first floor accommodation - a very spacious open plan area that's cleverly arranged to provide a sense of space. Maple storage units surround a king-size bed. Dressing area and luxurious bathroom with whirlpool bath and power shower. The main living area is positioned to enjoy the scenery, with chic designer furnishings. The kitchen sits in a corner of its own, excellently equipped for romantic meals in. Outside you can wander through the tranquil grounds, or take a seat with a glass of wine!
The Gallery enjoys a prime Lake District location - whatever style of holiday you're looking for! The property lies within a select handful of converted properties, close to the shores of Lake Windermere and almost half-way between the popular villages of Ambleside and Windermere (with Bowness-on-Windermere also only a few miles away!). What's more, we highly recommend a romantic drive up to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck (to your north east) then over the Kirkstone Pass to serene Ullswater. An unforgettable day out with unforgettable scenery!
Windermere village is the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. You'll find a Booths supermarket there, stocking fine local produce as well as everyday essentials. Windermere also has a train station, and a range of local shops, pubs. Just a couple of miles down the road from Windermere, you'll find Bowness village on the east shores of the lake. Lively nightlife, restaurants and shops line the high street, and hire boats are a popular attraction in the Bowness Bay.
Ambleside lies to your north, via a scenic drive on the A591 (voted Britain's favourite stretch of road!). The pretty historic village nestles on the northern shore of the Lake, and has grown to become one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan communities without losing its traditional charm. Ambleside is a lovely place to while away a day, and to enjoy a romantic meal by night. Some of the finest restaurants in the Lake District are found in and around Ambleside. Cruises on Lake Windermere can be taken from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre.
Within a highly individual converted church outbuilding, The Sanctuary incorporates modern furnishings and comfort with the utmost style. It's a treat for one or two couples, or families, looking for something a little bit different in this popular Lakeland village. Overlooking the vast churchyard through patio doors, and with a Gothic stair window, this bolt hole is true to its original character. You'll love sleeping as late as you like in the comfortable depths of the bedrooms. Take breakfast in the kitchen or sip coffee on the patio while deciding what to do with your day. Explore the Lakes, stroll to the lake shore and later, swap stories of your adventures around a stylish contemporary glass dining table - or perhaps sample one of the restaurants within strolling distance?
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 2 vehicles. Enter to the luxurious open plan lounge / dining room, which is divided by a breakfast bar from the William Ball kitchen, equipped with dishwasher, electric oven and halogen hob. In the living room inviting leather sofas stretch out in front of the TV/DVD and doors lead to patio - ideal for summer drinks. Upstairs to the two bedrooms (1 kingsize, 1 double), tastefully furnished with plenty of cupboard space. Light, airy bathroom with walk in shower.
A self-catering cottage in Windermere will give you a real taste of the Lakeland lifestyle, with plenty of facilities and attractions on your doorstep. The village is less than 30 minutes from the M6 and also well served by a train station in the centre of the village. The village, found just off the famously scenic A591 - the main route into the heart of the Lakes, is only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Windermere village is well equipped if you want to eat in or out. You'll be able to stock up on quality fresh produce at the high class Booths supermarket. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is a mecca for cooks and the high street offers a wide range of smaller local shops. There are several traditional pubs in Windermere, serving good Lakeland ale and hearty pub meals. You'll find tasty cafes for long, lazy breakfasts and excellent Lake District restaurants such as Jerichos.
The A591 provides easy access to many of the Lake District's most famous walking spots, but there are also a few lovely strolls to enjoy around Windermere village. A short walk up Orrest Head affords fabulous views to Lake Windermere and is a must during your stay.
The nearby village of Staveley is the starting point for stunning walking and mountain biking in the Kentmere Valley. A short trip from Windermere are Coniston and the Langdale Valley, where you can begin some of the most spectacular walks in the country.
A former barn, this charming semi-detached holiday cottage makes a lovely family home and is ideally placed for touring the Lake District National Park. Situated in open countryside, just a 5-minute walk into the ancient village of Cartmel with its medieval priory, f... …see more
Rural bliss for a romantic break in the Lakes and a dream for your Lake District honeymoon. This charming Lyth Valley cottage offers outstanding views as far as the eye can see; standing only a stroll away from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn. Although within the grounds of a larger residence, Highbeck Cottage offers complete privacy and shares 3 acres of scenic grounds. Step inside and you'll find traditional character with a distinctly contemporary finish, all on one level and perfect for a couple. Wake up to coffee with a view on the patio, head out for a walk in any direction, cosy up with a film on the widescreen TV, then sleep well in total peace and quiet. All this and only a short drive to lively Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation in detail
A sweeping driveway leads to Highbeck and Highbeck Cottage, with parking for one car outside. Enter via porch for walking clobber, hallway with utility room and 2nd WC. Kitchen / diner well-equipped for two, overlooking the garden. The cosy lounge is full of character with exposed beams, electric 'woodburning' stove for ease and patio doors to the garden and patio area. A truly romantic king-size bedroom overlooks the Lyth Valley from its picture window, and is served by a luxurious en-suite shower room.
This romantic rural Lake District cottage lies only a stroll from the small village of Crosthwaite, in the north of the Lyth Valley and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere.
The Lyth Valley is lush and laid back, riddled with picturesque walking and cycling routes and renowned as a peaceful landscape compared to busier Lake District self-catering destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is set apart from Lake Windermere by a row of lower level fells, with plenty of opportunities to climb up high and soak up stunning lake views.
You'll never be too far from attractions, evening entertainment and sophisticated shopping in Bowness village, with Windermere Golf Club also nearby. Also from Bowness, Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Ambleside and Lakeside.
The Lyth Valley is also renowned for its scattering of high-class country pub restaurants, one of which stands only a stroll away from Highbeck Cottage. The Punchbowl Inn is one of the most widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs, nestling alongside a pretty old church.
This sophisticated detached Lakeland cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in absolute peace and quiet, commanding outstanding views. Abbotsgarth Heights commands a gently elevated position providing breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and when the leaves fall the view over Lake Windermere is magnificent. This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.
A soothing open-plan living space, with separate games / quiet room, makes the ideal environment for relaxed gatherings or sociable occasions. Two couples or a family can spread out and relax without treading on any toes; the two superbly chic bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom facilities.
Accommodation in detail
Driveway leads to private parking adjacent to the cottage. Entrance hall with elegant wooden floor and access to the two ground floor king size bedrooms (each with its own television); the king size with luxury en-suite shower room and the super king size room with separate luxury bathroom. The super king can be made into a twin room so please specify how you would like this when making your reservation. Utility area also on ground floor with storage space for walking gear. Superb Ash staircase leads to open-plan living room with a 40" widescreen HD TV (including a Blue Ray Player and HD recorder), stereo (including an IPod / iPhone dock, which also operators as a charger), sumptuous sofas and designer furnishings (including a dining table which seats 4), and Juliette balcony doors providing unimpeded access to that wonderful view. The modern kitchen is well-equipped even for entertaining. A separate games / quiet room provides for an HD television and PlayStation 3 entertainment along with a selection of Books, DVD's and CD's or simply a place to relax and gaze at that view. Dedicated Wi-Fi access throughout the house allows those who wish to stay in touch.
This luxury Bowness holiday home takes a peaceful scenic location, just off the heart of Bowness and only a 5 minute walk from the village centre itself. Bowness-on-Windermere is a popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay. Enjoy sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs, or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to explore without even using your car.
Couples or families will find plenty of evening venues to explore - from the cosy and traditional 'Hole int Wall' to the trendy Bodega & Sol tapas bar. Families can take their pick from a range of attractions in Bowness; mini golf on the Glebe, the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre.
Enjoying the wider Lake District is simple and easy with a self-catering property in Bowness as your starting point. The famously scenic A591 leads from nearby Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's a breeze to branch off and explore Ullswater, via the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, or Langdale, Hawkshead and Coniston water.
The 17th century charm of Cloverdale Cottage blends perfectly with the lush, green and laid back surroundings of the lovely Lyth Valley - just east of Lake Windermere and a short drive from Bowness village. Imagine a step back in time amidst the inimitable character old oak beams and traditional slate-flagged floors. Relish returning to the warmth of a roaring open fire after a bracing winter walk in the surrounding countryside. Wake up to the most beautiful views from your bedroom windows and easily plan a day of activities in nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere. Or, stay put in the valley and amble around the picturesque surroundings, dropping into the award-winning Punchbowl Inn for a pint or coming back to enjoy the sunset from the patio. Heavenly!
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 2 cars. Traditional entrance porch to the welcoming open plan lounge/dining room with picture windows, traditional beams, 2 large sofas and TV/DVD around attractive open fireplace. Characterful dining area open to the kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob and dishwasher. Upstairs to the king size master bedroom with en-suite, and the lovely twin. Second bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, the pretty garden, patio and sun terrace are an absolute treat in these blissful surroundings.
This romantic Lake District cottage in the Lyth Valley is ideally placed for a peaceful retreat. But the location is far from inconvenient; nestled in the village of Crosthwaite you are only a few hundred yards from one of the finest Lake District pub restaurants, The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant. You'll soon see why Crosthwaite's village church is a sought-after location for weddings in the Lake District. A few miles along country roads, and you'll reach Bowness and Lake Windermere, and the main A591 route leading you on to other popular areas such as Ambleside, Grasmere and beyond. From Bowness you can also take a car-ferry crossing to reach Hawkshead.
A Lyth Valley holiday cottage places you at the heart of one of the Lake District's most scenic areas of countryside. Famed for its lush rolling landscapes, excellent Lake District walking and a scattering of acclaimed country pubs, the Lyth Valley is also renowned for its damson harvest - visit in spring and you'll fall in love with the blossom.
This attractive, mid-terraced, former miner's cottage stands in the centre of the small village of Nenthead in the rural North Pennines, an AONB. The C2C cycleway and a network of footpaths, including the Pennine Way, can be joined from the holiday cottage. There are... …see more
What a superb, spacious and gracious Grasmere holiday home for soaking up the scenery! This stunningly presented Lakeland cottage takes an idyllic setting overlooking the vale of Grasmere towards Silver How and was once the coach house with surrounding stables. Stone Arthur rises behind, completing your breathtaking panoramic outlook. A treat for family groups or friends, Ben House has been furnished and finished with quality time in mind. The beautiful living room overlooks the large gardens as does the dining room and not forgetting the sun room. The kitchen has all you could wish for including an Aga, said to be the heart of any home. Each bedroom is a picture-perfect retreat with luxurious bathroom facilities.
Accommodation in detail
Pull into the driveway for Ben House and overlook the beautiful gardens with ample parking as well as a garage / useful secure bike store. A sun room / conservatory is a great place to relax on sunny days and then into the spacious entrance hall. The drawing room is great for relaxing and the dining room is fit for any formal get together with good food, even better wine and conversation late into the night. The kitchen has it all including an Aga and on the ground floor is a cloakroom / 4th WC, wash basin. A magnificent spacial flow staircase leads to the first floor and bedrooms; 2 superb king size with luxurious en-suite facilities; a further king size and a single bedroom with luxury bathroom incorporating a corner Jacuzzi bath and separate power shower cubicle.
This large cottage in Grasmere is truly enviable for its scenic location. With the views beginning at home, you'll be tempted to take on such famous Lake District walks as Silver How, Lang How and Helm Crag. Rising behind the property is the impressive 'Fairfield Horseshoe' - keen walkers will be spoilt for choice.
But a holiday property in Grasmere isn't just a dream for walkers. This historic Lake District village is famed for its connections with the poet William Wordsworth, who lived in the village at Dove Cottage - now owned by the National Trust and open to the public as part of the Wordsworth Museum. Artists will enjoy browsing several watercolour galleries in Grasmere, particularly the Heaton Cooper Studio which displays the Cooper family's famous work as well as that of inspired local artists.
The village centre has all the facilities you'll need during your self-catering holiday in the heart of the Lakes. From local shops and supermarket to quaint tea rooms and acclaimed restaurants - the Good Food Guide-
listed Jumble Room is a treat for a special occasion. For touring by car or exploring the Lakes, the A591 leads you effortlessly south past Rydal Water to Ambleside on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, or north to Keswick and Derwent Water. Also easily found to your south are the breathtaking Langdale Valley and the Lake District's third largest lake, Coniston.