Built to impress, Cherry Trees is an imposing Victorian Gentleman’s residence that stands grandly on the hillside overlooking Lake Windermere on the edge of the village of Bowness-On-Windermere. When the architect conceived the design over 120 years ago the key focus of the property was to maximise the views to the lake, which can be seen from virtually every room in the house, and when the sun shines step outside and enjoy the views from the sun terrace, patio or the hot tub.
Having undergone a major refurbishment by the current owners, Cherry Trees is beautifully presented with high quality furnishings, beautiful decoration and the attention to detail is evident throughout. With a choice of five wonderful bedrooms, Cherry Trees, is ideal for special celebrations for family and friends and this is reflected in the amazing social space the house has to offer; a comfortable sitting room with cosy log fire, a beautiful conservatory that is flooded with light, a welcoming snug with dual aspect views to the Lake, a TV room with large screen TV, a formal dining room for special occasions and a breakfast room and social kitchen.
Within easy reach of the popular villages of Bowness and Windermere, just a few minutes’ drive from a range of award winning restaurants and country pubs, a couple of minutes drive to Windermere golf course and with a choice of walks from the door guests can quickly and easily be out and about enjoying the Lake District to the full and then retreat at the end of the day to this stylish and beautifully appointed cottage
Accommodation In Detail
As the gates swing open and you first approach the property there is a a heightened sense of anticipation as the breath-taking views are revealed the moment the guests step through the front door. With all the principal rooms in the house focus on the magnificent and ever-changing views of Lake Windermere, guests always feel in touch with the awesome scenery that forms the backdrop to the wonderful panoramas and vistas that Cherry Trees affords.
All the living accommodation is linked, on the ground floor, by an imposing hallway that runs through the house. On the south west corner, and with large bay window, complete with window seats, overlooking the lake, the comfortable lounge offers sumptuous sofas and armchairs arranged around the cosy log burning stove and TV. Patio doors lead from the lounge and the adjacent conservatory onto the large terrace that runs across the front of the house. In the centre the formal dining room is presented with a large family dining table, ideal for special dinner relaxing and socialising with friends. When guest want a little space to unwind they can escape to the cosy snug / reading room with its comfortable leather sofa and enjoying dual aspect views of Lake Windermere. Keep up to date with all the news or relax in front of a good film in the TV room with large screen TV and games console. To the rear of the house the beautifully presented kitchen has a large central island unit, granite work tops, a traditional aga, electric hob and additional electric oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and also benefits from the adjoining breakfast room where families will gather in a morning to plan their adventures for the day. A utility room is equipped with a washer drier and there is also a cloakroom WC on the ground floor
An imposing staircase rises to the first floor landing where there are five wonderful bedrooms to choose from all benefiting from views of the lakes and all with robes and toiletries. The dual aspect master bedroom is presented with a kingsize bed and Juliette balcony and window seat overlooking the lake and benefits from an ensuite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC. At the other end of the landing a spacious triple aspect bedroom enjoys wonderful views and is presented with a choice of superking or twin bed and benefits from a luxurious ensuite shower room with walk in shower. There are a further three bedrooms; a king size room, a twin room and the final room can be presented with a choice of superking or twin beds. These bedrooms are complemented by a superb family bathroom with a relaxing feature bath with views that are second to none, a walk in shower, basin and WC. (Where there is a choice of superking or twin beds please specify when booking to ensure the bedrooms are correctly presented on your arrival).
Stepping outside a large, terraced balcony wraps around the house where guests can relax and enjoy the views from the sparkling hot tub, the sun deck is ideal for cocktails on a summers evening. Alternatively, the secluded raised patio with outdoor garden furniture is ideal for an alfresco lunch. A landscaped lawned garden runs to the side of the house with a pretty summer house and on the lower terrace it’s game, set and match on the tennis court (racquets are available for guests to use)
Only 2 miles from Bowness to the east of Lake Windermere, this Lake District country house is perfectly placed for a peaceful yet convenient time here - 2 miles from shops and restaurants in Bowness, and the same distance from the glorious lake shores and boating attractions of Lake Windermere. The surrounding countryside is bliss for walking, straight from your door, and scattered with acclaimed Lake District pub restaurants. Some of the finest in the Lake District are within a very short drive.
Other popular Lake District villages and viewpoints are easily accessible from the A roads at Bowness, which lead to Windermere village then Troutbeck, then on to Ambleside, Rydal Water and Grasmere. Alternatively, follow the road south from Bowness to peaceful Lakeside and arty Ulverston. The Bowness car-ferry also provides access to 'Beatrix Potter country' and the picture post card village of Hawkshead. All-in-all, this prime position at the heart of the Lakes ensures that your whole party will be entertained throughout their stay.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
About the location
Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.
The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.
Preferential rates available at Carus Green golf course.