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Luxurious ski-chalet chic on the shores of Lake Windermere

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury, ski-chalet-style house with games room and stunning lake views

This five-bedroom house is located on the edge of Lake Windermere, just a short drive from Bowness. This impressive Lakeland stone house has been painstakingly designed to create the ultimate luxury holiday pad – think incredible lake views, designer details, a home cinema and a games room with pool table.

Antlers dotted around the house, warm plaid fabrics and faux fur rugs all contribute to the ski/hunting lodge feel. There is even a giant antler chandelier in the main living room where large double-fronted windows open onto the acre of garden. But despite these amazing features, Grey Gables maintains a cosy, home-from-home feel. The family room's Stuv wood burner faced with local Burlington Stone and the secondary snug are both ideal for late-night Scrabble and Monopoly marathons.

The kitchen boasts stylish stone surfaces, appliances by Gaggenau, furniture by Ralph Lauren, Andrew Martin and Van Thiel, and all the latest mod cons including a Quooker tap. The adjacent breakfast area with its rustic green oak dining table and benches overlooking the lake, is perfectly positioned to catch the morning sun. A few stairs lead to a more formal dining area with 3.5m bespoke log-edge 12-seater Whetstone Oak table.

The cinema room has a 65 inch screen, Cambridge Audio speakers and a stunning Mah Jong sofa from Roche Bobois which creates the ultimate chill-out den to watch favourite film classics. There's also a large games room with bespoke 8ft table.

A glass and stainless steel staircase leads to five en-suite bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, four of which have uninterrupted lake views, and three of which have balconies. Each of the spacious bedrooms has ViSpring beds, two of which can be made up into twins. The master and ‘room one’ both have oval baths overlooking Lake Windermere, perfect for a sunset bathe. All bathrooms have Mandarin Stone walls and giant drench showers adding to the luxurious feel.

Outside, there's an impressive terrace with dining area and sun loungers, as well as a BBQ area and extra seating. The acre of gardens surrounding the house is planted with native grasses and shrubs. Lawns to the front and rear lead down to the lake and provide ample room for ball games, while the jetty is the perfect place to tie up your kayaks with direct access to the water. If you want to hire kayaks or boats during your stay just head to Bowness and there are plenty of options.

There are endless walking and cycling trails on the doorstep, not to mention opportunities for water sports. You can also enjoy excellent pubs and restaurants nearby including The Drunken Duck and the iconic L'Enclume restaurant.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Windermere in Cartmel Fell

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is a free-standing bath in the bedroom
    En-suite 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is a free-standing bath in the bedroom
    En-suite 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Five luxury en-suite bathrooms containing Drench shower, basin and WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Featuring free-standing oval bath overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Featuring free-standing oval bath overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as twin on request
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as twin on request
  • Five king-size, en-suite bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, four with uninterrupted lake views, and three with balconies. Each bedroom has a ViSpring bed and two can be made up into twins on request. The master bedroom and 'bedroom 1' both have oval baths overlooking Lake Windermere.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Features include the uninterrupted views across the lake, a boathouse and jetty affording direct access to the water, and the spacious gardens. Inside, enjoy designer touches such as appliances by Gaggenau and furniture by Ralph Lauren, Andrew Martin and Van Thiel. There's also a home cinema with 65 inch screen and Cambridge Audio speakers, plus a games room with bespoke 8ft pool table.


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Nearest Train
5 Miles
Windermere Railway Station
Other Activities:

From the house you can kayak off the jetty or enjoy one of the many walks that allow you to take in the beauty of the area. There are endless lakeside trails and more strenuous mountain climbs. Windermere Cycle Hire Centre is located at the Windermere Railway Station and there are also many horse riding centres close by. Enjoy a lake cruise, marvel at NT Wray Castle set amongst woodland on the western shores of Lake Windermere, or visit Holker Hall where there are children's play areas and places to picnic. Great restaurants abound including The Drunken Duck at Ambleside and Cartmel's renowned L'Enclume Restaurant.

Grey Gables sits directly on Lake Windermere, with the pretty town of Bowness just a couple of minutes away by car.


Prices & Availability

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £1,000.00

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