Enjoy the views straight out to the gardens with this ground floor apartment
Open-plan living space
Lounge area
Enjoy breakfast on the patio or an evening vino
Kitchen area
Part of a Georgian Manor
Relax and take in the view
Sleek and glossy kitchen
Breakfast bar
View towards the lounge area
Cook up a storm
Modern applicances
En-suite shower room
Finishing touches
King-size bedroom
Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
Ample storage
Bath or shower
View towards apartments
Stunning location
Shared entrance
Private patio
Beautiful surroundings
1 / 24  Enjoy the views straight out to the gardens with this ground floor apartment
2 / 24  Open-plan living space
3 / 24  Lounge area
4 / 24  Enjoy breakfast on the patio or an evening vino
5 / 24  Kitchen area
6 / 24  Part of a Georgian Manor
7 / 24  Relax and take in the view
8 / 24  Sleek and glossy kitchen
9 / 24  Breakfast bar
10 / 24  View towards the lounge area
11 / 24  Cook up a storm
12 / 24  Modern applicances
13 / 24  En-suite shower room
14 / 24  Finishing touches
15 / 24  King-size bedroom
16 / 24  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
17 / 24  Ample storage
18 / 24  Bathroom
19 / 24  Bath or shower
20 / 24  View towards apartments
21 / 24  Stunning location
22 / 24  Shared entrance
23 / 24  Private patio
24 / 24  Beautiful surroundings

Summer Hill House - Garden Apartment - No 2

Spark Bridge, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC53


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 private family home for over 200 years, it has undergone an exciting re-creation changing it into five super, privately owned apartments, retaining the grandness of the period architecture, but adding a contemporary modern twist to the project. No 2 Garden Apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully put together, merging contemporary with classical offering guests a chic easy living holiday base, where the quality will be reflected by the expected Visit England 4 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 west is Newby Bridge at the foot of Lake Windermere.

The house is bank built where Apartment 2 occupies part of the lower ground floor and where you enter the property, and part of the middle level which has most of the living spaces and bedroom and offers access out to the veranda and gardens.

The Living Spaces

The living space is one very large room, showcasing period architecture detail, with contemporary and vintage furnishings. To one end is a super modern fitted kitchen offering all you need to rustle up lazy lunches and tasty suppers. The business end of the kitchen is divided from the main area by a long island unit and breakfast bar, overhung by a drop ceiling with hidden lighting.

The remainder of the room is presented as a wonderfully spacious sitting room. Designed for easy living, a large contemporary modular L shaped sofa sits on a burnished parquet floor and faces the huge French doors. Offering views to the garden and letting a perfect light to flood in, they open out onto the veranda where you can sit and enjoy a morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine.

Bedroom and Bathrooms

The bedroom with king-size bed is also on the middle level. Simple but elegantly furnished with well chosen vintage pieces, it has delightful views out to the west gardens. Adjoining the bedroom is an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.
If you want a long soak no problem, as there is a further bathroom on the lower level with super bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

Grounds & Gardens

Outside each apartment has its own allocated private garden space, where the rest of the extensive grounds are there for all to enjoy, however No 2 benefits from having its own private space on the veranda, perfect for an evening drink with a beautiful backdrop of manicured lawns and mature shrubs and trees.

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 mighty Grizedale Forest with its 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 & Company, an easy bistro style venue, and his world famous L'Enclume with its Michelin Star and voted the Good Food Guides number one restaurant for 2015.

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 £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, 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 1 car
  • Pub 1 mile
  • £200 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 13th September 2019

The accommodation and location were beautiful and exactly as the photographs. Well maintained, good linen and bathrobes were nice. Well appointed bathrooms and good kitchen. Wifi was variable at best, but it is a rural occasion so that's understandable. No toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, milk, soap per bathroom as you might expect from other holiRead moreday lets so suggest taking these. Not the end of the world and still had a fabulous time, but these simple things would help. Hide

Reviewed by John 14th June 2019

Fantastic place

Reviewed by Olive 10th May 2019

The apartment is really attractive with gorgeous views from all windows. It was very clean and tastefully furnished. The bed was very comfortable and wardrobe space excellent with plenty of hangers. The situation is peaceful but not isolated and the gardens are well-maintained with outside seating. Ulverston is nearby with a good selection of shopsRead more and Booths Supermarket is a must for everyday shopping. Hide

Reviewed by Megan 3rd May 2019

Spacious apartment that is extremely comfortable. The garden is beautiful & we saw lots of wildlife from the living room (deer, rabbits). If you are looking for a quiet location that provides easy access to the Lake District national park I would highly recommend this accomodation. We arrived to find a welcome hamper with tea/coffee & bubbly which Read morewas lovely. We drove to the Royal Oak pub for dinner one evening. Food was lovely and the staff were very pleasant Hide

Reviewed by Carol 19th April 2019

Gorgeous location, very quiet, beautiful garden. Property excellent, comfortable, clean, well appointed and equipped. Best rented property ever had in the Lakes.

Reviewed by Tina and Nick, Suffolk October 2018

We had a lovely time staying here. It's a beautiful place to relax and also to explore the lakes. Lovely decor and very clean, we would definitely come back again. We saw plenty of wildlife in the grounds, especially early in the morning on the lawn and around the water feature. A big thank you from us both for our perfect stay in your apartment :)Read more Hide

Reviewed by Jacqui and Lawrence September 2018

Thank you. Beautiful apartment. Luxury weekend break.

Reviewed by Warren, Barbara & Alfie August 2018

Beautiful cosy weekend stay - cottage has everything you could need and more - will definitely return! Many Thanks!!

Reviewed by Ms Sharon Le Corre March 2018

We had a wonderful time and will be back in the future.

Reviewed by Helen September 2017

We were very happy with the apartment. Well equipped, lovely "feel". Loved the extra touches and welcome pack. Beautiful grounds and very quiet. We would certainly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Simon Butteriss August 2017

No 2 Summer Hill is just as good as the pictures and marketing suggests! The location is excellent, a perfect base from which to explore the Lakes and the perfect retreat from the pace of everyday life. Coniston and Windermere Lakes just a short drive away and the coast just a short drive in the opposite direction.The apartment has all the luxuriesRead more of home and eating in was so simple with the fully equipped kitchen. Sitting on the terrace enjoying the morning and evening sunshine and views of the gardens made breakfast and dinner all the more tasty. The comfortable bed and great quality linen means a good nights' sleep is assured, that and the peace and tranquillity of the location of course. This was our first holiday in the UK for some time but staying here has already prompted us to start looking for our next opportunity! Joining instructions were spot on and the basics of cleanliness and maintenance were met without fail. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay and with any luck we will book again! Hide

Reviewed by Marianne and Louis July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this luxurious, stylish and comfortable apartment. It is beautifully finished and appointed with an extremely well-equipped kitchen and thoughtful touches such as excellent speakers and lovely AVEDA toiletries. After a long drive from London, we particularly appreciated the welcome hamper with prosecco, biscuits anRead mored tea and coffee (especially the prosecco!). The apartment is just as it looks in the photographs - if not even nicer!- and is very spacious, light and airy.Summer Hill House is well located for exploring the Southern Lake District, being only a 20-minute drive from Coniston and even closer to the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The house and grounds are tranquil and beautiful and made for a very relaxing and restorative stay. We would very much like to return. Hide

Reviewed by Yvonne Yule June 2017

The Apartment was as advertised, and truly 5* in every respect. It was spotless and the little touches of luxury such as bathrobes, Aveda toiletries etc., just topped off our stay. We have wasted no time in sharing our experiences with family and friends who have checked out your website already. We intend to spread the word, and certainly intenRead mored to return some time in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha Phillips May 2017

we were totally overwhelmed by the beautifully appointed apartment which is set in the most stunningly tranquil gardens surrounded by colourful rhododendron bushes. The furnishings and fittings are of the highest standard and the extra touches (the Aveda products, the wool rugs, the Bose wireless speaker) are better than I have experienced in the lRead moreoveliest of hotels. My partner and I spent time discovering the area but equally enjoyed spending time in the apartment and enjoying some much needed relaxation and peace. I would definitely recommend Summer Hill for a couple who are keen to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Loved every minute of our stay and felt very spolit! Hide

Reviewed by Lucille Robertson May 2017

We would highly recommend Summerhill House garden apartment 2. It is stunning apartment mixing historic character with high quality modern fittings and furnishings, is well equipped, spotlessly clean and was very comfortable accommodation. It is set within beautiful peaceful grounds offering a relaxing retreat. The apartment is well located within Read moreeasy drive of the rest of the Lakes and we also enjoyed visiting other places outside the National Park including the pretty Cartmel village and Grange over Sands with its lovely promenade walk. Overall we would give the accommodation 10 out of 10.We also highly rate The Lakeland Cottage Company. This is the second time we have booked accommodation with yourselves and the handling of our booking has been very professional and efficient and we would not hesitate to book with you again. Hide

Reviewed by Howard May 2017

We had a fantastic long weekend at Summer Hill.The preparatory emails were clear and helpful, and the description and photos of the apartment were full and complete, but it was still a thrill to walk into the pristine accommodation which exceeded our expectations in every way. We've been raving about it to others so who knows :) ...... And you can Read morebe sure that, if we're coming to the Lakes again we'll be booking through the Lakeland Cottage Company without a shadow of a doubt. Hide

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Enjoy the views straight out to the gardens with this ground floor apartment
Open-plan living space
Lounge area
Enjoy breakfast on the patio or an evening vino
Kitchen area
Part of a Georgian Manor
Relax and take in the view
Sleek and glossy kitchen
Breakfast bar
View towards the lounge area
Cook up a storm
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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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