Magical lake house, in a land far, far away, nestled between the majestic mountains and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this luxury private lake house set in six acres of enchanting grounds. Bordering Lake Windermere's sparkling southern shoreline and with only singing birds and friendly stags for neighbours, Winterfell promises a truly spellbinding escape.
Winterfell will be a sure journey’s end for those looking for luxury in the Lake District. Occupying a secluded location just 500 yards from the glittering waters of Lake Windermere, this stunning private home near Lakeside offers luxury dog-friendly accommodation in the most enchanting of settings. Surrounded by woodland and draped with ivy, Winterfell's hunting lodge-style Lakeland stone façade will entice goose bumps from the moment of arrival. Inside, rustic French flourishes melt into a snowy white colour palette, evoking an ambience of Narnia-esque magic where romance reigns.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Admire the owners’ striking collection of black and white photography as you wind up the staircase to reach the first floor where rolltop bathtubs, ornate fireplaces and Rococo beds dressed in crisp white linens tell a story of old-fashioned romance. Five decadently dreamy double bedrooms include one en suite shower room, with an additional shower room and family bathroom (including large separate shower) along the corridor. There is also a WC on the ground floor. Both the young and old are guaranteed a blissful night’s sleep under Winterfell’s spell of peace and quiet.
Like all the best fairy-tale homes, Winterfell is surrounded by beautiful walled gardens which spill out onto four acres of private meadows. Children will love to collect eggs from the free range hens and pluck apples from the fruit trees, truly embracing the rural idyll of country house living. Balmy summer days are best spent with a good book in hand, toes dangled in the cool, trickling stream with a melody of birdsong creating the soundtrack to the perfect afternoon. Pick from two al fresco dining areas for evening feasts in the great outdoors, before finishing the day snuggled up by the embers of the fire pit under a blanket of twinkling stars - don't forget the marshmallows!
It's no wonder the Lake District attracts over 15 million visitors every year; boasting panoramas to stir the emotions of even the most seasoned travellers. Bookworms will delight in visiting the area where Beatrix Potter took her literary inspiration, whilst adventurous types can embrace all that the rugged landscape has on offer including gorge walking, rock climbing and sailing. One of the best ways to admire the views is by lake cruise, taking passengers on a gentle voyage past mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands. For that special occasion, really push the boat out by combining a private charter with a Champagne lunch on Lake Windermere.
There is private parking for six cars. The well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen is a country chic dream, featuring double oven Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher plus washing machine, tumble dryer and American fridge freezer in utility room.
- SleepsUp to 10 guests
- Alternative Group OptionUp to 6 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Five double bedrooms
- BathroomsThe ground floor has a WC; the first floor has one family bathroom, one separate shower room plus one en suite shower room
- FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQYes, a gas barbecue is provided
- FeaturesFire pit
- PetsTwo dogs are welcome
Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
- Mod Cons65" Apple Smart TV with Sky and cinema surround system plus Smart TVs with DVD players in each bedroom and Sonos multiroom system on ground floorInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet plus landline for emergency calls (please note mobile signal can be patchy due to secluded location)Mobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
- RestrictionsSingle sex gatherings are considered with prior permission from the owner only
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: This fine country house has a touch of Parisian renaissance, conjuring up feelings of times forgotten. French and Italian influences set a romantic tone, perfectly matched with twinkling chandeliers and ornate beds.
Property Owner George says
My wife was born near the Lake District and spent many happy days here until she moved to London in her teens. We continued to visit with our children and realised our dream in 2007, buying our own holiday home in the Lakes. Above all we cherish joyful times staying in the house and hope you do too.
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FOOD AND DRINK
The rustic country kitchen provides everything you need to show off your culinary prowess to family and friends. Enjoy informal breakfasts perched on window seat in the kitchen beside the warmth of the Aga. For evening meals, gather the party around the main dining table, where the vintage French chandelier and garden views provide a memorable setting for celebratory suppers.
If you'd rather spend your break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
Whether you crave a high-end fine dining experience or a more relaxed gastro pub lunch, there are numerous places to eat around Lake Windermere and the surrounding towns and villages. The Drunken Duck Inn comes highly recommended for imaginative food in a relaxed atmosphere. Or for an upscale menu of seasonal fare, book a table at Simon Rogan's iconic riverside restaurant, L'Enclume.
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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.