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Perfect spot to enjoy a glass of your favourite drink after a long day of exploring
enjoy socialable dining with your family
A great space for entertaining
Large kitchen to prepare your family's favourite meals
Open-plan kitchen/dining area
Enjoy the views from the first floor window
Mesmerising views from the property
Lounge which can be located on the second floor
Sit back and relax after a long day of exploring
The spiral staircase leads you to the lounge
Climb the spiral staircase to the lounge
Double bedroom loctaed on the ground floor
Enjoy a relaxing nights sleep
Freestanding oval bath in the en-suite bathroom
A touch of grandeur in the en-suite bathroom
Double bedroom with fantastic views
Amazing views to wake up to
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom which can be made up as a king-size
En-suite bathroom
Stairs lead you to the first floor
Savour the amazing views
Towards the property
Ullswater nearby
Enjoy some of the finest views of the Lake District
Towards the Georgian-style property
The approach to the property
1 / 27  Perfect spot to enjoy a glass of your favourite drink after a long day of exploring
2 / 27  enjoy socialable dining with your family
3 / 27  A great space for entertaining
4 / 27  Large kitchen to prepare your family's favourite meals
5 / 27  Open-plan kitchen/dining area
6 / 27  Enjoy the views from the first floor window
7 / 27  Mesmerising views from the property
8 / 27  Lounge which can be located on the second floor
9 / 27  Sit back and relax after a long day of exploring
10 / 27  The spiral staircase leads you to the lounge
11 / 27  Climb the spiral staircase to the lounge
12 / 27  Double bedroom loctaed on the ground floor
13 / 27  Enjoy a relaxing nights sleep
14 / 27  Freestanding oval bath in the en-suite bathroom
15 / 27  A touch of grandeur in the en-suite bathroom
16 / 27  Double bedroom with fantastic views
17 / 27  Amazing views to wake up to
18 / 27  En-suite shower room
19 / 27  Twin bedroom which can be made up as a king-size
20 / 27  En-suite bathroom
21 / 27  Stairs lead you to the first floor
22 / 27  Savour the amazing views
23 / 27  Towards the property
24 / 27  Ullswater nearby
25 / 27  Enjoy some of the finest views of the Lake District
26 / 27  Towards the Georgian-style property
27 / 27  The approach to the property

The Bothy - Wreay Mansions

Ullswater, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC58

Overview

The Bothy lies above the western shore of Ullswater, one of a small huddle of houses and cottages collectively known as Wreay Mansions. Approached by a leafy lane, leading into a shared private drive, The Bothy, along with the few other adjoining properties, sit under a wooded ridge looking out toward the lake. Whether by chance or design, the setting offers one of the finest views of Ullswater with its magnificent backdrop of fell and mountain.

The Bothy was built in 2009 on the site of an original and derelict building of the same name. Designed by owner James to be in keeping with the architectural style of the area, it was constructed by local craftsmen using slate and sandstone from Cumbrian quarries.

As with many Lake District houses it is bank built, giving two entrance levels, where at the front you enter the ground floor and from the rear there is an entrance into the first floor.

If the exterior echoes the past, the interior is modern and contemporary, offering guests a beautiful quality home to enjoy their time in the Lake District. For us this a quite special property, perfect for grown-ups to holiday in style, as well as families looking for somewhere that little bit special, where the Visit England 5 Star award recognises the effort the owner has given to the property and, we hope, the pictures tell the full story.

The Living Spaces

At the rear of the property a narrow lane rises to the level of the first floor, where you will find parking for one car and very handy for unloading your supplies. Double glazed doors lead into the first-floor level kitchen and dining space.

Open plan, it is the perfect space to prepare your favourite dishes. All mod cons have been provided at the business end, including an American style fridge-freezer with an ice maker for those long cold drinks and a wine chiller for your whites, pinks and bubbly. Off the kitchen is a small laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

The dining table sits in the middle of the room and to the far end is a sofa. The widows allow light to flood in and are filled with a stunning panorama of the lake and mountains, a true room with a view.

From the dining room, a door leads through to a hall where there is one of the finest features of the house, the spiral staircase. Running from top to bottom, the treads wind around a beautiful polished and machined red stone core where, with its glass and brushed steel furniture, it is quite a work of art and beauty.

Go up and the stairway opens into the centre of the attic sitting room. Set under the pitched ceiling is a large comfy L shaped sofa, armchairs and a scattering of bean bags. Light floods in through the large Velux windows which offer another splendid view of the lake. Come cooler months there is a real flame gas fire to add to the ambience, perfect to tuck up with a blockbuster on the wide screen Smart TV.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are three bedrooms for you to choose from, each equally comfortable and furnished with style. On the ground floor, you have the master double with a 5Ft bed and en-suite bathroom having a super free standing oval bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. The twin bedroom has two zip and link single beds, (which can be made up as a king on request when booking), along with an en-suite shower room, with shower, basin and WC.

Up the wonderful stairs to the middle level and there is a further double bedroom offering one of the best views of the lake. The room offers a 5Ft double bed and Smart TV, along with an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Back to the ground floor where you have a house WC with basin.

Garden Spaces

To the front of the row of properties there is a large, sloping grassed area scattered with a few benches for all to share. With its panoramic view of the lake and mountains, it will be perfect for children to play and adults to simply relax, spread out a blanket and enjoy a picnic on a warm summer's day, all against a view spectacular – perfect.

There are a few garden chairs and small table which can be set up by the front door, or perhaps by the kitchen-dining area for breakfast alfresco.

Out & About

Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District. Compared by some to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, it is a serpentine body of water snaking a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain.

Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages.

One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Explored from the southern end of the lake, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg, Fairfield and Helvellyn, you take the path from Glenridding over to the east side of the water. The route takes you all the way to Sandwick and onto Howtown. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat from Howtown back to Glenridding, but do check boat times and last sailings.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles with en-suite bath and shower rooms and 1 twin with en-suite shower room (can be made up as king-size by prior request)
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower and 2 shower rooms
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, wine chiller, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, Panini toaster, washing machine and tumble dryer in laundry room
  • Smart TVs and DAB radios
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 1 car by entrance, further parking for 1 car in communal parking area 150 years away
  • Pub under 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Perfect spot to enjoy a glass of your favourite drink after a long day of exploring
enjoy socialable dining with your family
A great space for entertaining
Large kitchen to prepare your family's favourite meals
Open-plan kitchen/dining area
Enjoy the views from the first floor window
Mesmerising views from the property
Lounge which can be located on the second floor
Sit back and relax after a long day of exploring
The spiral staircase leads you to the lounge
Climb the spiral staircase to the lounge
Show 15 moreDouble bedroom loctaed on the ground floor

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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