Hideaway heaven in a Lakeland playground

Walk to the lake or just enjoy the view. Classic Georgian rooms, country chic furnishings and an ultra-modern kitchen with huge windows looking out onto Windermere.

A stunning Georgian home dressed in contemporary luxury

Fronting a verdant sweep of oak, fir and beech and keeping watch over Windermere’s waters is Lakeside House.

A stunning Georgian home dressed in contemporary luxury, Lakeside House is sustained by biomass and spiced by literary connections. They include Beatrix Potter, whose ‘The Fairy Caravan’ was set here, and William Wordsworth, who wandered the woods, lonely as a cloud.

Lakeside House is a hideaway heaven packed with places to be either apart or a part of things.

Snuggle up at the fireside with a page-turner. Party hard and clear your head fast in the Lakeland air. Sleep the deepest sleep in crisp linen. Explore the 500-acre ultimate adventure playground. Fish the trout-laden lake. Go Ape at Grizedale. Or just sit pretty and watch the lake steamer part the lapping waters.

Living Spaces

The lovely shape of the Drawing Room allows for sofas, armchairs and footstools to fall into casual and homely groupings. It has a nice feel and purpose without feeling designed. It’s beautifully light with pastel walls and floor-length windows on two sides and views to the lake. Perfect for daytime planning and evening socialising.

Perfect for relaxing, the Library is comfortable and casual and doubles as a leisure room with a card table set up for backgammon and board games in the dresser. It’s a lovely light room that catches the morning sun and has plenty of armchairs and large sofas to enjoy the views over the gardens to the lake.

Fully equipped would be an understatement for a luxury Kitchen that includes beautiful handmade cupboards, marble worktops, a glass washer as well as two dishwashers, conventional and steam ovens, conventional and induction hobs, remote-controlled extractor fan, two fridge-freezers, masses of glasses, crockery and cutlery, and plenty of spares in the larder area below the kitchen. One long table comfortably seats 18 guests for relaxed conversation. And glass doors and amazing views over the gardens to the lake. It’s a dream.

Cooking & Dining

The kitchen at Lakeside House is breathtaking, with floor to ceiling windows opening out to an ever changing view of the lake. In contrast the Dining Room is a grand affair, perfect for a big celebration – or supper of fish fresh from the lake.

We also know that part of the pleasure of being away from home is to take a break from domestic routine. So we’ve designed a menu of catering options, from shopping for you and providing a fully-stocked country larder for self-catering, to delivering delicious drop-off meals prepared locally using fresh, seasonal produce, or providing a superb professional chef to cater all or part of your stay.

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There are eight bedrooms in the main house and a further bedroom in Coachman’s Cottage close by. All the bedrooms are ensuite and each bedroom has something special about it.

The bedrooms are light and spacious with views to the lake or mature woodland. Every ensuite bathroom is beautifully finished, and many have a walk-in shower as well as a bath. Double beds are king size (6 foot) and superbly comfortable with quality bedding. Furnishings are smart and luxurious country house chic.

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What people say

What people say

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“We had time to sit and talk like an old-fashioned house party” - Shelly
“If you count up the numbers, 40 people passed through and I am certain they all loved it.” - Phillipa
“I have to tell you the dogs loved it too, and as the laundry room was so warm did not mind staying in it” - Olivia
“It is brilliant – how fortunate for us that we were the first, and thank you so much for the extra details” - Pheobe
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Big adventures under big skies.

See your itinerary through the window pane. The ever changing lake. The long walks under big skies, the chugging steamers, the abseiling, the climbing and the mountain biking. Go Ape! at Grizedale then finish with a fireside nightcap.

Big adventures under big skies. Big adventures under big skies. Big adventures under big skies. Big adventures under big skies.