Priory Manor ref: CC127047

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Church or Chapel 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 
  • Station within 1 mile 


An ancient priory awarded Grade II status by English Heritage, Priory Manor is a Gothic mansion built in 1869 for William Carver who was a Manchester cotton mill owner. It offers guests the opportunity of experiencing some of Lakeland’s true heritage whilst sampling luxurious and unique accommodation. The Gothic front doors open into the reception room and from here you will see the grand staircase, home to ’The Ladies of Priory Manor’. Many Gothic characteristics remain including the tower where there is almost a 360° view of the surrounding area, the amazing porch and a host of gargoyles but tear yourself away from the building itself and be mesmerized by the views of Lake Windermere, simply breathtaking at any time of the year and to be enjoyed from most rooms in the house.
Shared access is available to the lake shore where you can picnic, paddle or launch a canoe or small boat whilst taking in the sites of majestic Windermere and her surrounding fell range.
The styling here at Priory Manor is exquisite, a beautiful, eclectic mix of ancient and modern with a little quirkiness thrown in for good measure. There are six magnificent stained glass windows depicting Peace, Love, Hope, Faith, Charity and Industry and William Carver’s initials form part of the pattern in each one suggesting that these words had a deep meaning to him. Lavish drapes, Designer Guild soft furnishings and glorious wall coverings marry perfectly with heritage bathrooms, a handmade kitchen original woodwork and stained glass resulting in a glorious home, perfect for a romantic getaway with your loved one or for that special break with friends. And the piece de resistance, take the stone steps to the first landing of the tower where you will find an impromptu bar area so why not pour yourself a g&t, pull up a stool and soak up all that Priory Manor has to offer?

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises
Gothic porch leading to spacious hallway with study area and Wi-Fi provided.
Kitchen:-With range cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and Amazon Echo Dot..
Elegant Lounge/Dining room: With TV, DVD, i-pod dock, Bose speakers and Amazon Echo..
Access from here to the patio area.

First floor

Cloakroom: On the half landing with wash basin and WC.
Spacious landing leading to...
Bedroom 1: King size bedroom presented in a French style with super lake views and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: Master suite, king size with fabulous lake views and seating area. The room has an en-suite roll-top bath with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and bidet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Sorry no children under the age of 16 years old.


Private parking for 2 cars. Terrace with furniture provided. Shared gardens leading to shared lake shore area. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £500. Visit England 5 Star.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.5 Mile
  • Distance
    0.5 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    0.8 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards

About the local area

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 charms 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.

Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north in between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Troutbeck Bridge has its own local amenities including a public swimming pool and a local pub. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, cafe, shop and extensive grounds down to the lake and jetty.

Situated between Kendal and Windermere is the lovely village of Staveley which is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes. It mainly comprises of grey slate buildings which are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley.

Things to do nearby

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

The Belvedere Pamper Company, mobile beauty & pampering treatments directly at your accommodation. We heard great things: They do beauty, massage & nails treatments, they arrive fully equipped and ready to perform the treatments.


Kankku is where you can experience the thrill of off road driving in your very own 4x4. The adventurous off roading routes in the heart of the Lakes are sure to impress. Tel: 015394 47414

Lake Supertours

Based in Windermere in the Lake District the 16 seater mini coaches offer Lake District tours which include scenic and cultural attractions. All drivers and guides are professionally qualified. Tel: 01539 442751

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Monties Cafe
Monties Cafe

Open every day, serving hearty breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. Monties Cafe always aims to use as much local produce as possible.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

St Martins Church
St Martins Church

This impressive parish church was built in 1483 and comprises of an outstanding east window, statue of St Martin and marble reredos by Paley and Austin. The church is open to visitors on wednesdays and thursday mornings.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District! Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on board then take a walk around the lake or visit one of the many attractions nearby. Well behaved dogs travel free. Tel: 01539 443360

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Windermere Golf Club

Set in the middle of the National Park and in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, Windermere Golf Club is popular with golfers of all ages and abilities. After an exciting game you can soak up the friendly atmosphere in the bar or enjoy the stunning scenery in the restaurant.

Total Adventure Limited

Activity days for small and large groups based in Bowness on Windermere. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling and orienteering. Tel: 01539 444451

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Brockhole Visitors Centre
Brockhole Visitors Centre

Located right on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District Brockhole provides an excellent place to learn more about The Lakes in a stunning setting. The magnificent house is set in thirty two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds which stretch right to the shores of the lake. Here you can discover interactive exhibitions, adventure playground, a great gift shop and family caf�.


The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

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