Property Reference: LM8
  • Sleeps8
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade5 Star rating

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • BoutiqueBoutique
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Set in landscaped grounds on the wooded slopes above Lake Windermere, Craigside features stunning views and spacious, beautifully appointed rooms (all bedrooms en-suite) to create this wonderful detached holiday home. This architect-designed property provides a unique atmosphere to relax in comfort and elegance, whilst close to the fashionable lakeside village of Bowness (1½ miles) with its stylish boutiques, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. The first floor living area has huge picture windows looking across the lake towards the Grizedale Forest, the Coniston range and the Langdales. The secluded yet sunny garden features sloping lawns, a high natural rock garden and tall trees. A private stile gives access to extensive walking trails, hills, crags, and woodland. Wildlife abounds and an occasional deer might stealthily intrude on the garden whilst the paddock in front is often the home to quietly grazing horses. The elevated terrace offers peace and tranquillity to relax for a quiet drink, read or just to watch the bird life. The kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking with white tableware and fine glassware to set off the large oak and slate dining table. The property is double-glazed throughout and utilises a high efficiency heat pump and oil combined central heating system. At the heart of southern Lakeland, the area abounds with historical houses and gardens including Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and many National Trust properties. The Lake District is an absolute paradise of superb walks, climbs and scrambles with fantastic views as a reward for the effort. Shop 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, dressing room, oak floor and en-suite walk-in shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Open-plan, spacious living/dining room with gas fire, large picture window, oak floor and spacious, well-equipped kitchen with induction range with double oven, induction hob, granite worktops, cork floor and door to decked terrace. Utility. Double bedroom suite with 5ft bed, dressing room/study, oak floor and en-suite bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Wonderful home and what a fantastic view of Lake Windermere from the dining room. Excellent facilities in the home making it a fantastic base to see Cumbria. We really enjoyed our time out in Ulveston. Aug 2011.
  2. We all had a fantastic week. Craigside has fantastic facilities with wonderful walks. The house is amazing and we even saw a wild deer in the garden. Thank you for a great time! Aug 2011.
  3. This is an excellent holiday setting and the accommodation was exceptional in all aspects. May 2011.
  4. Situated overlooking lake Windermere, Craigside is the most wonderful property. Spacious, clean and wild fell-side garden with a style over the top wall. Climb the style and you are immediately immersed in the magical solitude of the Lakes. Easy walk suitable for children and less energetic walkers.(A short incline then relatively "flat" )Wonderful view from the bench at the top of the small hill. The house is wonderful. Beautiful picture windows, comfy sofas, easy clean kitchen with all requirements. Beds comfy and ensuites luxurious. Lower double room has a wet room so easy showering for those challenged with climbing into a bath. The underfloor heating also makes this house warm and a home from home. Have a look at the virtual tour... this tour does not do the house justice! The view from the reception area window is amazing. We had no problems with the TV etc. All instructions provided and easy to follow even for me! The location is central with easy runs to the rest of the Lake District. I recommend a visit to Grisedale forest, just across lake Windermere, for beautiful walks for all abilities. Cycling and More energetic Tree climbing at Go Ape. I didn’t try this but I would have if I was younger!Interesting Forest sculpture and plenty to do for the little ones.This outing is about 30 minutes away by road or you can go across the Lake on the Ferry. There are plenty of brochures to give you ideas in the house. Rainy days? Just chill on the sofa and watch the Lake’s moods change through the huge picture window. Shopping abounds in Windermere where there is a handy supermarket near the station and other smaller shops eg Tesco express along the main street, Not to metion the many places to eat out. Oh and if it’s Al fresco you want.. there is a lovely big decked Patio area with table and ample seating . Great for family outdoor meals or just watching the birds go about their business in the surrounding trees. I had a wonderful week.I Simply want to go back. March 2011.
  5. Craigside is a wonderful, welcoming house, beautifully decorated and furnished, and amazingly well-equipped. The views of Lake Windermere are truly stunning. We had some problems with the central heating which were dealt with immediately, and we received support and help from the owner’s representatives, who expressed their apologies for the inconvenience. We definitely intend to return to Craigside; thanks for a lovely family break. Feb 2011.
  6. The property fitted our needs perfectly. Nov 2010.
  7. A well equipped property with wonderful views. Aug 2010.
  8. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Craigside. The property was beautiful, luxuriously appointed and the facilities exceeded our expectations. The location was convenient and the views of the lake and surrounding countryside were lovely. July 2010.
  9. Well presented, and equipped. April 2010.
  10. Wonderful views over the lake in warm, comfortable, modern and efficient amenities. March 2010.
  11. The accommodation could not be faulted. March 2010.
  12. Fantastic location, with amazing views and great walks on the door step. The house has excellent living accommodation. Feb 2010.
  13. Craigside was a dream property! We all wanted to claim squatters’ rights as it was so luxurious in every way. The house exuded quality and care with thoughtful additions such as beautiful toning cushions and a plentiful supply of maps and reading material. Even for eight there was loads of space and we should imagine that in the summer to have dinner on the elevated terrace overlooking Windermere would be heaven. Deer appeared in the grounds -jumping over the wall, much to our delight and amusement. We were visited by pheasants and the odd rabbit too. It is a property to which we should like to return and there can be no better recommendation than that! Feb 2010.
  14. The accommodation was perfect, it was very spacious, comfortable but most important to me it was very clean! There was everything you needed and more, the fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Thank you. Feb 2010.
  15. The view from the lounge was outstanding. Having been recently upgraded the facilities were excellent. Dec 2009.
  16. It is out of this world! Extremely relaxing, makes you go home refreshed but wanting to renew your own furnishings and decorate. Oct 2009.
  17. This was my quote in the visitors’ book in the property: "Quite simply the best holiday cottage we have ever rented". Oct 2009.
  18. Beautifully refurbished and equipped to the highest standard, we have previously encountered. (we are regular self caterers!) Its location was outstanding with views to die for. Sept 2009.
  19. The accommodation was spacious and well laid out with a well equipped kitchen. The property was conveniently located outside Bowness-on-Windermere in a beautiful setting, secluded from the main road. During our visit the garden was visited by deer, rabbits and red squirrels. The view from the house and garden over Lake Windermere added to our enjoyment. Aug 2009.
  20. Craigside exceeded our expectations in all possible ways. The quality of the accommodatation was exemplary. April 2009.
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