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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Finsthwaite

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Inviting Big Cottage, near Finsthwaite (1033LL)

This luxuriously eclectic 17th century Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply gorgeous panoramic views as far as the eye can see...

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 Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life but the views remain exactly the same - walk out through walls of glass onto the terrace or admire from the true picture windows, here you can't help but fall in love with the setting, but take a breath as these far reaching views are simply to die for! This stunning barn is named after a nearby specimen of the sycamore tree which is at its very best in the month of July.

Leave aside the 'million dollar views and setting' for a moment and wander into the beautiful garden with patios and furniture, what a great place to unwind and enjoy al-fresco Lakeland life with footpath leading through your paddock and up the fell to where the views over Lake Windermere are magnificent. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, The Property is a magical treat 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 complete with sociable 3rd reception area and with glass doors straight out onto the terrace; the relaxing living space with warming woodburner featuring a wall of glass opening into the terrace; also not missing out the Media room, a perfect escape for young and old and all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention.

The sleepy hamlet of Finsthwaite is the setting for this delightful barn only a short distance from Lakeside and the shores of Lake Windermere.


Accommodation in detail

Ample parking outside the property with useful courtyard including original shippon and secure bike storage. Entrance at the ground level into a spacious entrance hall with access to the useful utility room housing washing machine and tumble together with a feature Aga. On this level is access to the courtyard, a luxury monsoon shower room and the relaxing Media room. Pets are welcome on this level only and then stairs lead to the first floor but the intricate design of this bank barn means that this level opens to the terrace and garden, creating another ground floor level.

The living room is a relaxing space full of light through the wall of glass leading out to the terrace and with further picture window and window seat and even owl lights, expected of course in such a beautiful old barn. A short flight of stairs leads to the open plan kitchen / dining area complete with sociable seating area by the second wall of glass leading also out to the garden. This room has a feature vaulted ceiling with farming artefacts and the kitchen has all you could wish for wrapped up in Lakeland slate.

An inner hall gives access to two bedrooms; a twin bedroom and up a short flight of stairs the lofted king size bedroom complete with beautiful beams and design. Here is a wet room with invigorating monsoon shower and stunning view. A staircase leads from the living area to two further bedrooms, both king size and both simply sumptuous. Here is a luxurious bathroom with designer free standing bath and shower attachment. Don't forget the blissful garden and terrace, a place to truly unwind in.


In beautiful gardens with paddock circumscribed by blissful scenery and not forgetting the very nearby stunning walk around High Dam you could easily describe the setting here as secluded, yet only a short mile and you are at the very southern tip of Lake Windermere, in 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.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationCumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District


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