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Welcome to The Hollies, a beautiful and super stylish home ideally situated between the picturesque town of Windermere and its neighbour, Bowness on Windermere. Perfect for a little rest and relaxation but within a short walk of all the hustle and bustle of the prettiest town in the Lake District. With five bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms and plenty of space downstairs to get together with friends and family in beautiful surroundings, The Hollies is your perfect retreat in the stunning Lake District.
Sitting prettily on a quiet side street only minutes from Lake Windemere, you will find The Hollies. Enter through the front door into the imposing hall graced with beautiful original quarry tiles. A large vintage mirror is a lovely addition to the hallway and adds to the designer led ambience of the property. The sitting-room has large squashy sofas, coffee tables and a fantastic square bay window, a collection of stylish magazines are stored in a vintage glass fronted cabinet and other individual touches give this room a style all of its own. a perfect place to gather and relax together. The more formal dining-room leads off the sitting-room, the wood-burner keeps you toasty on cooler evenings. From this room French doors lead out onto the rear courtyard. The kitchen is the real heart of the home with its bottle green AGA and has been designed with style and sophistication in mind. Perfectly equipped for the most enthusiastic of cooks to whip up a feast for family and friends. The gorgeous, large farmhouse table in the dining area seats everyone and looks out onto the courtyard garden. Wander outside to dine al fresco through the french windows, that's what holidays are all about. On the ground floor you will find bedroom one with a view over the courtyard and its own spacious en suite. The shower will refresh you each morning ready to start the next day's adventure.
After a fun filled day make your way upstairs and you will find four very stylish bedrooms, three with en suites and a family bathroom boasting a luxurious corner bath, perfect to soak in after a day walking around the lakes and over the hills. The twin bedroom with a bookcase full of children's books and pretty decoration will delight the younger members of your party. Scrumptious linens, fluffy pillows and duvets and co-ordinated soft furnishings await. The long hallway has an art gallery vibe with black and white photos marking an important representation of a local fair through the decades.
Outside, through one of the three French windows, you will find the lovely private courtyard, equipped with table and chairs. Take a seat and relax with a glass of wine or enjoy al fresco dining as dusk falls.
Located in a quiet street not far from the centre of Windermere and Bowness, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Only a short walk away you can explore the World of Beatrix Potter, finishing with a tasty lunch at the cafe before going out to explore Lake Windermere, the largest of all the lakes. Enjoy the amazing sights either by cruise boats, motor boats, rowing or kayaking, all available to hire nearby. From Ambleside's Waterhead Pier you can take ferry rides to Newby Bridge, Wray Castle, Bowness and the Brockhole Visitor Centre. For a different take on the lakes why not visit Stock Gyll Force - a magnificent 70 foot tall waterfall at the top of the lake. For those who fancy a spot of retail therapy, Windermere and the neighbouring towns and villages, such as Grasmere and Ambleside, have an abundance of individual shops showcasing wonderful local crafts and artisans. If you are feeling more energetic and enjoy a great view then put on those walking boots and head to Brant Fell viewpoint. Further afield Wansfell or Loughrigg Pike are not for the faint-hearted but worth the climb. Restaurants and cafes aboud, there is even a Michelin starred restaurant if you fancy a real treat. Try Grasmere Gingerbread, you won't be dissapointed. One stay will never be enough !
Sitting/Dining-room Smart TV and 2 wood-burners
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with gas-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with bunk-beds (3') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-room
Bedroom 5 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 3 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, WC and wash-basin
- No pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Public car park (400 yds distant) and parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Step inside and you will find a stunning and beautifully presented home with fabulous interiors.
The large kitchen table is a great place for a sunny morning breakfast.
Original beams and flooring really showcase this amazing kitchen.
Sink into this luxurious bed with fine linens.
Guess why it's called "The Hollies" !
The stylish front garden of The Hollies.
Relax and rewind in the serene courtyard with pretty borders.
Lake Windermere looking calm and a beautiful day.
The gardens are as stylish and beautifully designed as the house.
Get your boots on for a walk up the fells.
The hallway guides you into the large and beautifully designed kitchen.
The Hollies has a gorgeous light and airy feel.
Settle down with a glass of fizz and relax after a day on the lake.
The sitting-room has plenty of space for the whole family to gather and relax.
Enjoy memorable holiday meals gathered around the dining-table.
The dining-room has doors out to the rear courtyard and a cosy wood-burner for out-of-season breaks.
The Aga is the heart of the well-equipped kitchen, framed with the stunning beam above.
You will love cooking on the four oven Aga using local produce.
Large doors lead out to the courtyard garden and let the sunshine in.
Country living at its best.
The ground floor bedroom with a comfy 'zip and link' super-king bed looks over the courtyard garden and boasts a stylish en suite.
Luxuriate in the en suite to bedroom one, complete with a rainhead shower.
This is a truly stylish en suite shower-room.
This gallery of art showcases important historical photos of the Appleby Horse Fair.
Take a look towards the music corner.
Gather together for a musical evening and a tinkle on the piano.
This room is beautifully styled with gorgeous linen and squishy cushions, go on, lie back with a good book.
The sofa is perfectly placed to relax and overlook the front garden.
Cosy up in bedroom two.
Take a leisurely bath in the en suite to set you up for the day
Pretty throws and a colourful rug in the twin bedroom will make any child smile.
Books galore will keep the children amused for hours.
The large family bathroom is nestled between the twin bedroom and the bunk bedroom.
The children's dressing up box is full of treasures and makes this bunk bedroom a haven for fun and frolics.
An en suite shower in the bunk bedroom.
There's always time for breakfast in bed, you are on holiday !
Bedroom five is decorated in a calm and relaxing style with an en suite shower-room.
Prepare for the day in your very own en suite shower-room.
The lovely courtyard with Lakeland slate walls is just the place for outdoor dining.
Pack your sunhat and a good book and put your feet up in the pretty courtyard garden.
The holly bush in the pretty front garden of "The Hollies".
Enjoy time on the water or take a hike up the fells, there's so much to choose from.
Take a leisurely cruise on Lake Windemere.
Take a look at the top of Lake Windermere and the view down the lake.
While you're there spend time visiting the other beautiful lakes. This is Buttermere.
Grab your binoculars and take in a spot of bird spotting on the edge of Lake Windemere.