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High Biggin

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042756)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

What a gem! At Heart of the Lakes we try very hard not to over exaggerate the descriptions of our properties but this really is the exception to the rule. High Biggin is so delightful and will surely be the venue for many happy holidays in the most beautiful surroundings. If you are looking for a special treat for your family holiday, maybe for a special occasion - a birthday or anniversary celebration or simply a luxurious getaway in which to recharge your batteries - you have found it in High Biggin. This picturesque property lies to the south side of Bowness in an enviable elevated position with stunning lake views from the terrace and main windows. Built in the late 19thC it offers a wealth of character features, which the owners have enhanced with tasteful and sympathetic modern styling and up-to-the-minute fittings of a very high quality. This is the kind of holiday home you dream of finding and we cannot recommend it highly enough. The quality of this outstanding property is also confirmed by the fact that it has received a 5 Star Gold Award from Visit Britain. With Bowness an easy stroll just half a mile away you can eat out in style, enjoy lake cruises or boat hire. You will be handy for the golf club and many other local activities, although once here you may never actually wish to leave the relaxing ambience. The owners are also able to offer (by extra arrangement) a housekeeping service, an in-house breakfast service or a chef to come in and cook for you - anything from a lunchtime BBQ to an evening dinner. They can also provide champagne and chocolates or fresh flowers for your arrival. Less than 10 minutes by car will find you at Lakeview Spa where, during your stay, you have the added benefit of being able to enjoy the outstanding facilities including a sauna, steam room and outdoor spa pool, or treat yourself to a treatment. Accommodation: Entrance through the main door leads you into the hallway. L-shaped lounge with character beams and woodwork has an open fire (flat screen TV with freesat/DVD). Separate dining room. Large kitchen with open plan snug area (flat screen TV with freesat/Wii) and patio doors leading out to the terrace and hot tub. Separate store room with American style fridge and also separate laundry facilities lead off the kitchen. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite and one with its own private bathroom. All the bedrooms and bathrooms have been stylishly refurbished with every thought given to your comfort and are very well-proportioned. The master double with super king-size bed is exceedingly spacious and features its own dressing room, lounge area, flat screen TV with freesat and private access to a picnic area at the side of the property, as well as the fantastic lake view. Its en-suite bathroom has a large spa bath and separate shower (basin and wc). The second double (king-size bed) with dressing area and fully tiled en-suite (bath with shower over, basin and wc) has access to a private balcony with table and chairs for two where a morning coffee or evening glass of wine can be enjoyed whilst admiring the lake views. The third double (king-size bed) also has superb lake views and en-suite facilities (large separate shower, basin and wc), whilst the fourth bedroom (6ft zip-link bed can be made as a double or a twin) is again spacious with a private bathroom just next door (large separate shower, basin and wc). All rooms have iPod docking stations and fitted carpets throughout. High Biggin is everything you could wish for in a holiday property, the high quality of its interior and the amount of facilities it has to offer will make a wonderful holiday in any season. The BBQ and terrace area will be a summer treat whilst the Aga will ensure you are warm and cosy throughout the year. The stunning views and hot tub along with everything else on offer make this property an all year round delight. Outside: Spacious terrace with patio furniture has lake views and its own hot tub (seats 6/8). A BBQ area with gas BBQ leads to the patio doors into the kitchen. Sloping garden area surrounds the sides and rear of the property. There is ample parking for up to four cars in the driveway to the side. Village and amenities approx half a mile, lake approx half a mile. NOTE: Local charges apply for the use of the spa at Lakeview which is £17.50 per person for the duration of stay. Time slots need to be booked at reception on arrival.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite spa bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite spa bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (zip/link, can be twins on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Aga oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample parking
  • Terrace with patio furniture, barbecue and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Note: Local charges apply for the use of the spa at Lakeview, which is £17.50 per person for the duration of the stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

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