est. early 20th century
The Lake House
Set in approximately 50 acres in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the stunning South Lakes, sits a truly magnificent and captivating Dignitary Countryside residence offering everything a discerning guest could possibly want.
Built in the 1930s by a prominent local family, this residence has had an interesting past; the property was and is indeed now a fine, Dignitary Countryside Residence but during World War II it was utilised as an officers’ barracks and during the 1950s a legendary entertainer stayed here for two summers, using it as a convenient base from where to enjoy his hobby of fishing.
It is British at its finest and provides everything you would want in terms of hosting, working and relaxing.
Panoramic British Countryside
Situated amongst the picturesque fields just outside of the village, the Dignitary Countryside Residence enjoys stunning panoramic views of uninterrupted, rolling countryside. Just a short stroll or drive away, the village provides all the local amenities of a classic rural village including village store, newsagent, post office, public house. There are also a range of sporting facilities to hand for those who enjoy the great outdoors, from horse riding along the many bridal paths to fishing on the river and also an excellent selection of beautiful golf courses located nearby.
A further appeal to this enviable location is that it is conveniently located for both quick access to the nearby historic city of Lancaster, Kendal and The Lake District, making this house the perfect Dignitary Countryside retreat with city amenities still in easy reach. The West Coast mainline connection at Lancaster offers a fast service to London Euston and Glasgow/Edinburgh, and the international airports at Manchester and Liverpool are both easily and accessible.
White.Gold & more
The 9,427 square foot Main Residence's symmetrical design of the imposing exterior has been painstakingly added to by creating a striking and balanced first impression. Featuring four reception rooms, the unique and exquisite accommodation is carefully set out over three floors, offering a total of 7 beautiful bedrooms and 7 bathrooms complemented by superb and flexible living spaces include a gym, spa and bespoke Lefroy Brooks sanitary ware, Nuvo audio, Lutron lighting and Crestron media systems throughout.
An elegant, Florentine brushed, marbled reception hall welcomes you from the front of the house providing just a hint of the splendour that lies beyond. The entrance flows effortlessly into the social dining area wihat enjoys direct access to the terrace, flowing beautifully into the glorious sun room with glazed roof to the terrace above and French doors to the outside. A useful utility and cloakroom sit off here, leading through to a purpose built gymnasium with adjacent wet room. A spacious wine cellar and hobby room/tack room doubles as a laundry room and has a useful shower completing this wing of the house. Straight ahead off the entrance hallway sits the beautiful lounge room with a wealth of handmade windows, one featuring a stained glass panel depicting Countryside Residence. The room is adorned with delicate and interesting plasterwork matched by an elegant open fireplace.
Three beautiful bedrooms on the ground floor comprise of two sophisticated doubles, one with an ensuite bathroom finished in polished Florentine marble and a breath taking master/guest suite, discreetly tucked away and accessed via a 'not so secret' bookcase from the quiet study room. This enormous, bright bedroom has floor to ceiling windows and doors allowing for direct access to the outside terrace, the room having a projector screen TV, electric blinds, dressing room and exquisite private bathroom with roll top bath and wet room complemented by black, Brazilian slate tiles creating an ultra modern look.
The marble staircase is adorned with solid brass and wrought iron rails and is blessed with a full height, feature window to the half landing leading to the first floor where the alternative master suite offers a feeling of sheer opulence by way of stylish and quality Ramwell fitted wardrobes. The room also enjoys direct access to the glazed terrace. The spacious ensuite is dressed in Florentine marble and is blessed with a roll top bath, wet room area and his and hers sinks. Two further ensuite doubles have been carefully dressed with quality fixtures and fittings and each enjoy an ensuite shower room with their own unique style of tiling, be it tumbled Mazzano, light Emperadore and marron Emperadore. The final bedroom suite enjoys a delightful triple aspect, a host of bespoke fittings, again by Ramwells and a delightful ensuite shower room.
The second floor of the Dignitary Countryside Residence offers a hi-tec cinema room with interesting glass floor allowing for plenty of light to flow through from top to bottom and vice versa. The media hub of the house sits on this floor and houses the lighting, Sky, CCTV and bespoke sound systems. Ample storage is available on this floor and a useful cloakroom is on hand.
Dignitary Countryside Residence enjoys a secure, electronically gated entrance into a cobbled and gravelled parking area at the front with central water feature and fountain. Ample parking is available for over a dozen vehicles. The lush, green gardens to front of the house are planted informally with mature trees and shrubs leading to a more formal area of raised beds with greenhouse, garden shed and glazed workshop area. Incidentally, a gardener's room has been incorporated into the main accommodation with useful kitchenette and cloakroom. We have cleverly created a double, secure heated dog kennel with enclosed run just off the tack room, an ideal place for hosing down sports equipment or, indeed, your dogs. To the rear of the Dignitary Countryside Residence the grounds are set to more formal beds with delicate box planting designed to co-ordinate with the planting scheme and surrounding a central pond. Beyond here, there is a sizeable paddock.
Entertaining your Guests
Stone steps from the ground floor terrace lead to an attractive and expansive roof top terrace, the perfect social entertaining space when the weather will allow, surrounded by glazed panels allowing you to take in the breathtaking views across the site and to the countryside beyond.
Our own motor boat and rowing boats allow you to explore Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake at your own pace.
Experience the breathtaking views only available from being out on the water. Jetties along the shore allow you to get off the boat and explore the lakeside towns, or stop off for lunch.
Only serving the best
All our produce is meticulously sourced from the best suppliers, hand selected by our team. Much thought and planning has gone into choosing the very finest companies to work with to make sure they are worthy of a place at your table.
Country's rich culinary tradition
Discover dining beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner with chef-led experiences, wine tastings, al fresco, brunches and other special events we will organize for you dining that reflects traditional beauty and modern elegance. Our Chefs showcase their talents 24-hours a day. The art of tea is elevated at the salon-inspired lounge.
- Estate Manager
- Private Cook
- Kitchen staff
- Housekeeping staff
- Spa / Pool / Sauna
- Fresh Flowers
- Nanny Service*
- Special Flower Arrangements*
- Massages & Beauty Treatments*
- Tai Chi*
- Martial Arts
- Artist / Painting
- Personal Private Trainer*
Our South lakes Dignitary Countryside Residences is 75% cleared of EMF’s ( Electromagnetic Fields ) against this very modern and very real danger. We have deploid Electromagnetic shielding that blocks RF Electromagnetic waves, radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation.
- Medical Service*
- Mobile Hospital Units*
EXTRA SECURITY / ANTI DRONE
Security is maximised with the aid of sophisticated equipment and a 24 hour security service. *We can inc. the use of a drone detection & defeat system, the anti-drone device detects and identifies commercial drones within a 20+km range, providing GPS positioning of both drone & pilot together with the drone’s speed & heading. Once a real drone threat has been established, the system enables a 500m+ electronic ‘exclusion zone’ to be created around The Dignitary Countryside Residence.
The Lake House
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, expansive patios and stunning panoramic countryside views, the unique and exquisite accommodation is carefully set out over three floors boasting 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. The Lakes House features wine room, gym/spa and pool, 12+ car parking & platform for helicopter. Set in approximately 50 acres.
Inclusive all listed services.
Residence currently available.
Long term commitment.