Orrest Head House was built in 1672 and was one of the first houses in Birthwaite, (as Windermere was known before it was renamed when the railway arrived in the 1850’s). Orrest Head House stands at the head of Windermere village and shares over 2 acres of stunning private grounds with Orrest Head Cottage (which can also be rented through Cumbrian Cottages CC127230). As you’d expect the house is packed full of eclectic features, which have evolved in over 400 years of history. After a recent renovation the house features a state-of-the-art kitchen with an adjacent TV snug room, lounge with huge sumptuous Chesterfield sofas seating 16 people, formal dining room with a grand square table again seating 16. And perhaps the most outstanding feature is Josiah Brown’s bar, your own pub within in a house, perfect for a party! Upstairs there are 5 large bedrooms all en suite including 2 with in bedroom baths overlooking the garden. Outside there’s a large patio area with barbecue and seating for all of your party. Parking for at least 10 cars. Plus direct access on the path to Orrest Head one of the finest short walks in The Lake District.
Property has gas central heating with commercial grade hot water system and comprises:
Entrance Hall leading to:-
Dining Room: With seating for 16
TV Snug: With large flat screen TV and seating for 4 people
Large Designer Kitchen: With under floor heating, twin fan oven, 7 ring burner, range cooker, 2 large fridge freezers, wine cooler, microwave and dishwasher. Contemporary units with separate prep sink in central island unit and washing up area, large kitchen table with bench seating for 12 people.
Lounge: With seating for 16 people, open fire, flat screen TV and patio doors, which open onto a raised patio area.
Wellie Room: (posh utility room), with separate entrance for muddy boots, washer, dryer, huge stone sink plus central heating boilers.
Josiah Brown’s Bar: Named after the houses owner from 1670’s who enjoyed his fair share of entertaining, this historic room certainly would have made him proud. Perfect for a party.
Bedroom 1: Large room with garden views, furnished in mahogany including a super king size sleigh bed. En suite bathroom with Victorian style bath, overlooking rear garden, large shower cubicle with watering can shower head plus toilet and sink.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed plus bath in bedroom with views overlooking the garden. En suite shower room with large shower cubicle, sink and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed plus bath in bedroom with views overlooking the garden.En suite shower room with large shower cubicle, sink and toilet
Bedroom 4: With triple single beds with lake view. En suite shower room with toilet and sink
Bedroom 5: With triple single beds with lake view. En suite shower room with toilet and sink
All fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs for open fire provided (more available locally). Travel cot and high chair available.
Ample parking for over 10 cars. Large private gardens (shared with Orrest Head Cottage). Patio with furniture and barbecue. Wi-fi Internet available. A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable one week prior to arrival.