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.Orrest Head House and Cottage share exclusive grounds within a short stroll of Windermere village and have direct access to one of the Lake District’s finest short walks “Orrest Head”. Visit Britains’ five star Orrest Head House is geared up for the guests from both properties, having large dining room, lounge, kitchen and even it’s own bar. If you take both houses together you’ll have the two acres of private grounds to yourselves. This really is a fantastic place to get together with friends and family.
Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake. The lake stretches from Waterhead, near Ambleside, to Lakeside at its narrow southern end, over 10 miles in length and the largest lake in England. Wooded slopes dotted with cottages and houses line its shores, while the water itself is usually busy with ferries and yachts.
Windermere is not as busy as it’s near neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere, but has its own charm and attractions. It has excellent amenities and a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars all within easy reach. The village has good public transport links with its own train station and bus routes.
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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 3 single beds (2 single beds can be super kingsize on request) with lake view. En suite shower room with toilet and sink
Bedroom 5: With 3 single beds (2 single beds can be super kingsize on request) with lake view. En suite shower room with toilet and sink
All fuel, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi 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 ref CC127230). Patio with furniture and barbecue. Wi-fi Internet available. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance