Catch up on some TV after a long day walking
Sit and enjoy the quiet
Check out the views
Lounge area
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Light filled rooms
Cook up a storm
Great for a night in
Everything you need
Contemporary decor
View towards the lounge
Enjoy a long soak
Refresh with a shower
Finishing touches
Double- bedroom
Chic design
Another glorious view
View to en-suite
Stylish furnishings
Rest a while
Nice touches
Heated towel rail
Extensive landscaped gardens to enjoy
Stunning features
Hallway to your apartment
Relax on the patio
Towards the house
Located in the grounds of a Georgian Manor house
Shared entrance
Exquisite features
Beautiful shared gardens
1 / 35  Catch up on some TV after a long day walking
2 / 35  Sit and enjoy the quiet
3 / 35  Check out the views
4 / 35  Lounge area
5 / 35  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
6 / 35  Light filled rooms
7 / 35  Kitchen
8 / 35  Cook up a storm
9 / 35  Great for a night in
10 / 35  Everything you need
11 / 35  Contemporary decor
12 / 35  View towards the lounge
13 / 35  Hallway
14 / 35  Bathroom
15 / 35  Enjoy a long soak
16 / 35  Refresh with a shower
17 / 35  Finishing touches
18 / 35  Double- bedroom
19 / 35  Chic design
20 / 35  Another glorious view
21 / 35  View to en-suite
22 / 35  Stylish furnishings
23 / 35  Rest a while
24 / 35  En-suite
25 / 35  Nice touches
26 / 35  Heated towel rail
27 / 35  Extensive landscaped gardens to enjoy
28 / 35  Stunning features
29 / 35  Hallway to your apartment
30 / 35  Relax on the patio
31 / 35  Towards the house
32 / 35  Located in the grounds of a Georgian Manor house
33 / 35  Shared entrance
34 / 35  Exquisite features
35 / 35  Beautiful shared gardens

Summer Hill House - Apartment 5

Spark Bridge, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC52


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, today there has been 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.

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.

Living Spaces

No 5 lies on the first floor, with access from the lower side entrance, where a grand communal staircase takes you up three levels, past soaring tall windows, affording picture perfect views and on up to the top floor landing with its niche flanked by two grand fluted columns.

Enter into the hallway and walk through to the main living space. Open plan, to one end is the modern kitchen and dining area offering all mod cons for easy living.

To the other end lies the sitting room area, with two plump sofas perfect to curl up on and relax, read or take in a movie. The window is filled with views of the grounds, and in the far distance a wonderful view of the Morecambe Bay and the distant Arnside fells.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The bedroom lies to the rear of the building with picture perfect view out to gardens. The double bed is complimented with stylish furniture and fabrics, the combination offering a peaceful place to rest and sleep. There is a small en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Along the hall is the ‘house’ bathroom, a modern mix of marble, glass, chrome and tile, with half size bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

The grounds are a joy, a mix of landscaping and woodland. Each apartment has its own allocated small private patio 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 £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over half-bath, and WC
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • Smart TV/DVD and Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, regret no children under 14
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 1 mile
  • £100 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd October 2018

A little bit off the beaten track, not easy to walk anywhere but this is an asset. The views are fabulous. The apartment is very homely with great attention to detail

Reviewed by David 15th October 2018

Great apartment and great location. It was out first holiday with our 10 month old baby, with some early wake up calls but the views over the gardens and valley from the living room are really worth getting up for. Only 10 mins from the train station which takes you to Lakeside where you can get a boat to all the main areas around Windermere. Hope Read moreto return in the near future Hide

Reviewed by Judith 17th August 2018

Excellent property, immaculately furnished, superbly comfortable and very well equipped. The delightful setting provides both seclusion and tranquillity, yet is only a few miles from well known attractions of the Lake District.

Reviewed by aaron 13th August 2018

This place really is stunning and I have no doubt Ill be back soon.

Reviewed by Gerard & Mary February 2018

The accommodation was excellent. Very high quality in terms of furnishing and kitchen equipment. Everything was extremely well organised. We shall be making repeat bookings in the very near future

Reviewed by Hannah & Jess January 2018

What an absolutely lovely apartment! We loved every minute of our stay great place, location and amazing attention to detail. We will definitely be back! Thanks so much!

Reviewed by Sue & Ean November 2017

We found the apartment excellent. How can you improve on perfection, attention to detail is evident. We will return, we had the privilege of being the first in the apartment! Many thanks.

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Catch up on some TV after a long day walking
Sit and enjoy the quiet
Check out the views
Lounge area
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Light filled rooms
Cook up a storm
Great for a night in
Everything you need
Contemporary decor
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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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