This fabulous Victorian Lakeland residence stands on the banks of the
River Leven, at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Set in half an
acre of private gardens leading down to the water's edge (perfect for
fishing and canoeing), Newby Bridge House is a magical place to escape
from everyday life. Step inside, and you'll find period charms blend
perfectly with a contemporary boutique style.
Luxurious furnishings, stylish reception rooms (including 2nd TV lounge
/ games room and elegant dining room) and bedrooms straight out of a
Country Life magazine. Although within private gardens, the property
stands alongside the A590, so getting around is a breeze. You'll also
find 2 great pub restaurants just 100 yards away.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 4 cars. Enclosed porch for walking clobber,
entrance hall with original Victorian tiles. Homely living room with
large leather sofas and bay window. A 2nd lounge / TV room / games room
which overlooks open fields complete with X-Box and a PS2.
Well-equipped kitchen and separate yet open-plan dining room with
access to the garden. Upstairs to the boutique-style bedrooms; 2
double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms that can be confugured as
doubles(super-kingsize) , house bathroom and shower room.
The southern end of Lake Windermere is renowned for its peaceful
atmosphere, being much quieter than the busier Lake District holiday
destinations further up the lake. However, you're very close to the
hamlet of Lakeside and Lakeside Pier, where the famous Lake Windermere
steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Ambleside - a wonderful way to
explore these areas without driving.
There are some lovely walks in the area, such as Wainwright's
Finsthwaite Heights route from Newby Bridge. The route approaches High
Dam - a picturesque tarn that you might just have to yourselves on
quieter days. You'll also find several Lake District family attractions
within easy reach. Also at Lakeside is the Lakes Aquarium - a fresh
water aquarium displaying local wildlife. The Lakeside & Haverthwaite
Railway offers an opportunity to take a short trip on a restored
traditional steam train.
Lake District historic sites such as Holker Hall and Gardens, Cartmel
Priory, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall are all
within easy reach by car, with no need to navigate through busy tourist
To your north west, via picturesque country lanes, you'll approach
Esthwaite Water and the landscapes that famously inspired the
children's author Beatrix Potter. Her former home can be visited at
Hill Top, in the small village of Near Sawrey (also home to the
fantastic Tower Bank Arms). Only a mile or so further, and you'll reach
Hawkshead village - a wonderful place to while away a day, exploring
quaint cobbled streets and a blissfully car-free village centre.
Pets information: Pet policies vary by property, please check the
properties listing on Lakelovers website for full details.