Mungeon Barn (1010)
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This luxurious 5 Star Gold awarded environmentally friendly detached barn conversion occupies a sublime setting close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, set within 400 acres of glorious grounds including a private lake with Rainbow Trout fishing, alongside a working Belted Galloway farm and with simply breathtaking views in every direction as far as the eye can see.
The word 'luxury' is often thought of as an overused adjective, yet based on all comments and feedback received we know this is an understatement for this outstanding barn.
For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, a secluded country hunting lodge atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life but the views remain exactly the same - walk out onto the viewing balcony or admire from the lofted conservatory, here you feel on top of the world, but take a breath as this far reaching view is simply to die for!
Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and wander onto the terrace complete with external hot tub, what a great place to unwind. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Mungeon Barn is a magical statement property delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering and the whole open plan first floor living space complete with warming woodburner, opening into a lofted conservatory and viewing balcony, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention.
The area has everything you could wish for and bustling Windermere and Ambleside are but a short drive away.
Accommodation in detail:
Entrance hall and a first sight into this captivating residence; spacious hall showing off a magnificent staircase and with oak and glass which spreads throughout. This luxurious barn complements its natural environment in every way as the owners wished to share their journey with all by creating a sustainable future and this is instantly evident here and just to mention one item; ground source underfloor heating. The barn is created 'upside down' to benefit from the vaulted living first floor level and the ground floor has sumptuous bedrooms; the master with wall of glass, sleigh bed and gorgeous en-suite monsoon shower room; a king size with stable door to the terrace and external hot tub! Another king size with stable door out to the garden area and a twin also with a stable door and a power shower room as well as a luxury bathroom complete with designer double ended bath and monsoon shower cubicle. There is a useful utility on this level. Then walk up the magnificent oak and glass staircase to the 'wow' factor. This is a living space like no other and here you gaze at the views and relax in sheer luxury; an open-plan substantial space with vaulted ceiling and exposed adorning beams complementing the plethora of oak throughout. Sumptuous furnishings to spread out by the woodburner, a 60" smart TV and a Blu-ray disc player, making it another great place to unwind. There is a dining area fit for kings and a few steps into a lofted conservatory where the far reaching views are mesmerising; this extra reception room is complete with relaxing furnishings and TV and DVD player. The kitchen is open to this space and with absolutely everything you may wish for as well as access to a viewing balcony which leads to the terrace. Outside you have so much to do with the external hot tub, a great place to escape everyday life, built-in barbeque for summer evenings, 400 acres of land to explore. What's more, as shown in one photograph,there is the splendid view over Lake Windermere in the distance. All this and a private lake stocked with Rainbow Trout, a peaceful place to spend time and be surrounded by the visiting otters and over 130 different species of birds, not to mention the characterful Belted Galloway which you will see from time to time and like us, fall in love with.
In 400 acres of grounds circumscribed by blissful scenery and not forgetting the private lake you could easily describe the setting here as secluded, yet only a couple of miles and you are at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, close to the small hamlet of Lakeside and another wonderfully peaceful setting with both the Lakeside and Swan Hotels serving tempting distractions together with superb leisure club facilities. Lush green countryside, scattered with pretty tarns and embracing all the elegance of the lake and river shores.
Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Lakeside Pier, ferrying passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Ambleside - two popular Lake District holiday destinations that you'll love to explore during your stay. Each has a wide range of shops and attractions, so why not do your shopping trip by boat?
Lakeside is home to two fantastic Lake District attractions; the freshwater Lakes Aquarium and one end of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway - take a short trip on a traditional steam train. Historic sites such as Scott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Holker Hall & Gardens are all within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist areas.
To your north west, you'll approach the landscapes that famously inspired the children's author Beatrix Potter via peaceful country lanes. Her former home can be visited at Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey. Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach the enchanting village of Hawkshead - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre. For some of the best mountain biking territory you will find Grizedale Forrest a must.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District is a place like no other. No other region in the world is so packed with such varied and stunning scenery in such as small area– and it's all on your doorstep with easy access by car or rail. The choice of outdoor activities is endless with some of the best walks, climbs and bike rides in the world, beautiful lakes for sailing, canoeing, windsurfing or just a cruise one of several ferry services. The National Park itself encompasses soaring mountains, native woodland (you might see a red squirrel!), lush meadows and of course the many famous lakes themselves. Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Ruskin and many more have been inspired by the Lake District and made their homes here. The homes are still here and open to visit and they too are surrounded by majestic mountain panoramas. There also some surprises – kids will love attractions such as the giant i-max screen at Rheged Visitor Centre, Go Ape aerial activities in Grizedale Forest and The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness. And where better to stay than a classic Lakeland Cottage. Lakelovers have over 400 properties in prime locations within the heart of the Lakes and we specialise in hand-picked properties that we know you'll love. Whether you want a grand property for a family gathering or a cosy bolt hole for two we can't wait to show you what we have for you to choose from. We know The Lakes inside out and we are just a click of a mouse or a phone call away.
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16 Feb 2014
"Couldn't be better"
This is the best self catering property we have ever stayed in , everything you could wish for and more . The area is is beautiful and Kath the host is delightful and couldn't be more helpful. Al… More
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