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Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
Lounge area
Enjoy the views
Spacious open-plan living
Dining area
Light-filled hallway
Beautiful features
Shared entrance
King-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Take a refreshing shower
King-size with en-suite
Light and airy
Enjoy a nice soak
Everything you need
Entrance
Lovely lawns
Benefiting from own private patio
View towards the apartment
1 / 20  Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
2 / 20  Lounge area
3 / 20  Enjoy the views
4 / 20  Spacious open-plan living
5 / 20  Dining area
6 / 20  Light-filled hallway
7 / 20  Beautiful features
8 / 20  Shared entrance
9 / 20  King-size bedroom with en-suite
10 / 20  En-suite
11 / 20  Enjoy the views from the bedroom
12 / 20  Take a refreshing shower
13 / 20  King-size with en-suite
14 / 20  Light and airy
15 / 20  Enjoy a nice soak
16 / 20  Everything you need
17 / 20  Entrance
18 / 20  Lovely lawns
19 / 20  Benefiting from own private patio
20 / 20  View towards the apartment

Summer Hill House - Apartment 4

Spark Bridge, Cumbria
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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Property code: LCC51

Overview

Dating back to the late 1700's, Summer Hill is a beautiful Grade II listed country house of classical Georgian design, set in extensive, landscaped gardens, with sweeping lawns and an ornamental fountain.

A much-loved private family home for over 200 years, the present owners, Brian and Rosemary, have carried out an exciting re-creation of the property, changing it into five super, privately owned apartments, retaining the grandness of the period architecture, but adding a contemporary modern twist to the project. This apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully put together reflecting the Visit England 5 Star Gold Award.

The house is tucked away on a gentle hill above Spark Bridge, just below Coniston Water. The location gives you easy access to the lakes and mountains lying to the north, along with the Grizedale Forest. To the south lies the Cartmel Peninsula with its pretty villages and rugged coastline of the Morecambe Bay, and east is Newby Bridge at the foot of Lake Windermere.

Apartment 4 occupies the upper floor, where from the outside front elevation, the three windows seen above the original grand entrance door, form the main living space.

Living Spaces

Access to the apartment is from the lower side entrance, where a communal grand staircase takes you up three levels, past gorgeous tall windows affording picture perfect views and on up to the top floor landing with is niche flanked by two grand fluted columns.

Enter into the hallway with its skylight allowing light to flood in and walk through to the main living space. Open plan, you have to one end a super modern kitchen and dining area offering all mod cons for easy living.

To the other end is the sitting room area, with a huge contemporary sofa and two armchairs, perfect to sit back and relax. The windows are filled with views of the grounds, and from the side elevation there is a wonderful view across to the Morecambe Bay and the distant Arnside fells.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off the entrance hall are the two bedrooms. Both are large elegant rooms, comfortable in their furnishings and both with king sized beds. Bedroom one with views out to the main lawn and the bay, has an en-suite bathroom along with a huge shower cubicle, WC and basin. Whereas bedroom two with garden views, has a super en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin.

Garden Spaces

Outside each apartment has its own allocated private garden space, where the rest of the extensive grounds are there for all to enjoy.

In Summation - Summer Hill will afford guests a perfect holiday base or a super romantic retreat for weekends, anniversaries and honeymoons, where the local area gives you much to see and do, along with ease of exploring the wider Lake District National Park and its sublime landscape.

Out & About

The landscape is the backdrop for Arthur Ransome's famous children's novels, the Swallows and Amazon adventures, and is perfect for walking and cycling.

Spark Bridge lies west of Lake Windermere in the Crake Valley. To the north you have the Furness Fells which encompass the might Grizedale Forest with is many trails and forest art, along with Coniston Water, one of my favourite lakes, and the Coniston mountain range, dominated by the mighty Old Man overshadowing Coniston's village at the head of the lake.

A short walk from the apartment brings you to the Farmers Arms at Spark Bridge, a great old pub with friendly staff, or the Royal Oak for local ales and food. For variety, the Red Lion Inn lies a little further away at Lowick Bridge, again serving good local ales and hearty pub food, and visitors are welcome to join in the pubs events such as the weekly quiz nights - all great fun.

South you have the Cartmel Peninsula and the Morecambe Bay. As grand as any of the lakes, the bay offers walks out along the shoreline, giving you miles of silver sands, rocky bays to explore, and the wonder of the tidal bore, which rushes in twice daily.

On the peninsular are two delightful villages. Grange over Sands overlooks the bay and offers plenty of good local shops. Over the fell lies Cartmel, one of the prettiest villages in the lakes. A huge priory sits at is centre, where little streets radiate off the village square. As well as being famed for its architecture, the village has become a haven for great cuisine, with four pubs, and Simon Rogan's two establishments, Rogan and Company, a easy bistro style venue, and his world famous L'Enclume with its Michelin Star and voted the Good Food Guides number one restaurant for 2014.

To the west lies Ulverston, on the Furness peninsula. A pretty town with a maze of cobbled streets, alleys and ginnels it offers plenty of shops and cafes along with excellent pubs and restaurants and, on the edge of town, is Booths supermarket.

The town is most famous as the birthplace of Stan Laurel, but also for its festivals. There are festivals for walking, music, egg rolling, flag day and, perhaps most spectacular, the Lantern Festival to list but a few and it is worth checking what's on and when with the Tourist Information Centre. Along with the festivals the arts play a big part in the life of Ulverston, where there is a good cinema and the ‘Coronation Hall’, a fine theatre, offering plays, music and opera.

Just east is Newby Bridge at the foot of Windermere. Some excellent inns are to be found along with the Steamboat terminal at Lakeside offering trips up and down the lake.

Just above Newby Bridge, at Finsthwaite, is a fairly little know walk around the two waters of High and Low Dam. Easy to access they make for a perfect easy short walk, with time for a leisurely picnic by the water's edge.

North and to the Coniston fells. Bethacar Moor is crisscrossed with tracks and pathways, rewarding you with bracing walks and fine views. At the foot of Coniston you can explore the shoreline with its little bays, and running west from the lake lies the Grizedale Forest.

Coniston village sits at the head of the lake, sheltered in the lea of the Coniston mountain range. Radiating from the stone bridge, spanning Church Beck, the four main streets are a bustling community with a fine church, shops, a post office, cafes, a local brewery, and five good pubs.

This is a village with much to do, the location perfect for outdoor pursuits. Climbing, walking, cycling and water sport holidays are just some of the activities on offer. On all points of the compass there are trails, leafy forest paths, tracks and lake shores to explore, and you need travel very little to find a new and exciting landscape.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Bedrooms - 2 king size bedrooms
  • Bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room with basin and toilet and 1 with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower enclosure, basin and toilet
  • Kitchen – Electric oven & hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electricity and central heating included
  • TV with DVD player
  • CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Welcome tea/coffee tray & biscuits. Complimentary Bucks Fizz & Continental Breakfast supply of croissants & artisan jam.
  • Private patio area with garden furniture
  • Regret no children under age 12, babes in arms welcome
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Susanne October 2017

We had a wonderful week in apartment 4, Summer Hill. The house and its setting are beautiful, the apartment well-equipped and appointed, and the views spectacular. We will definitely be back. It's a real find.

Reviewed by Lorraine Hunt and family August 2017

We enjoyed our stay at Summer Hill very much and hope to return . The apartment was very clean and well equipped with fabulous views over the surrounding area. We found the directions to the property were fine and communication with your company very good. A very peaceful enjoyable escape from London!!

Reviewed by Steve Cramp May 2017

My wife & I had a very enjoyable stay at Apartment 4. The instructions to find the property were excellent. The accommodation was exactly what we expected from the descriptions given and for a top rated property. We have no suggestions for changes/improvements.

Reviewed by Andrew, Amy, Jane & Derek October 2016

Lovely and very comfy apartment thank you for making it so cosy. We have had a lovely couple of days Hawkshead is lovely for a little wonder.

Reviewed by Lewn family September 2016

Delightful apartment and we appreciated the many kind finishing touches' thank you.Many lovely lakeside, fell walks. Hollands in Coniston for soup lunch and cakes, House & Siam in Bowness for supper.

Reviewed by David, Leona & Kerri September 2016

Great apartment with lovely views. We enjoyed our long weekend! Thank you for the welcome pack.

Reviewed by The Rowleys August 2016

We've had an amazing 2 weeks at Summer Hill, the best holiday property we have ever stayed in! The apartment was very comfortable with stunning views, the welcome pack was very thoughtful as was the towel/bedding change at the end of week 1. We have had some great weather and done lots of walks, boating, biking and horse riding! Rusland Pool Hotel Read moreis worth a visit for super home cooked food. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by The Frederiksens June 2016

We've had a wonderful stay at Summer Hill House enjoying breakfast and dinner in the sunshine in the garden, quite amazing. The house and garden is a delight and we feel very lucky to have found this beautiful and peaceful place. The lakes have been a fantastic experience. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Clive, Jackie, Vic & Val May 2016

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house we have loved it. Shame the weather wasn't great but we managed to see many of the lakes and Muncaster Castle highly recommended. Keswick market on Thursday and lunch at a fab cafe next to the gelato and fudge shop! Hope to return one day.

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Extensive shared grounds with views towards the apartment
Lounge area
Enjoy the views
Spacious open-plan living
Dining area
Light-filled hallway
Beautiful features
Shared entrance
King-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Show 8 moreTake a refreshing shower

Location

Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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