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Halecat House

Witherslack, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A sumptuous late Georgian property bursting with historic charm
  • Extensive grounds with lawns for kids to play on and an orchard for picturesque strolls
  • Enjoys views over Morecambe Bay Estuary
Property code: SZ229

Part of the Witherslack Estate, this unique property is perfect for families or groups looking for walks and wildlife in the Lake District, with Windermere and its surrounding fells nearby.

Make memories to last a lifetime in this grand Georgian property in the south-east corner of the Lake District National Park. The spectacular property sleeps eight guests across four bedrooms and also welcomes two canine companions. The holiday home is the perfect base for friends and families who want to get away from it all and enjoy quality time together, whilst exploring nature and embracing the great outdoors. After a long fell walk, return to the property to share a delicious dinner in the elegant dining room, before retiring to the beautiful lounge to chat long into the night in the glow of the open fire. The immaculate gardens are a haven for children and dogs, with vast lawns to play on. There’s also a peaceful summerhouse and ample room for al fresco dining. Enjoy outings to nearby Windermere (18 miles) or spend a day at the seaside at Grange-over-Sands (6 miles).

Enter the fabulous property via the imposing entrance hall, where you can store all your outdoor gear. Musical members of the group can entertain guests on the piano, and there’s also an impressive selection of books to peruse. A sweeping staircase leads to the four first-floor bedrooms, two of which boast en-suite bathrooms. The entire property has been impeccably decorated to complement its original style, with opulent soft furnishing and feature wallpaper, creating a truly unique backdrop to your holiday. Come together for evenings of great food and laughter in the stunning dining room, where an open fire creates a cosy atmosphere and floral drapes frame the windows overlooking the garden. The spacious lounge has ample room for everyone to spread out and unwind in front of another crackling open fire, where you can snuggle up with a book or watch a film together on the TV/DVD. Outside, the stately gardens are a sight to behold, with landscaped lawns, vibrant floral displays, and a damson orchard. Dine alfresco on the large patio or chill out in the relaxing summerhouse. You’ll find parking for all guests in front of the property.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size, 1 small double (7ft bed), 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 2 ensuite bathrooms with bath and WC, 1 family bathroom with a shower over bath and WC
  • Oven,microwave, dsishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine and iron
  • 2 open fires with fuel provided
  • Freeview TV, DVD player
  • Piano
  • Phone at the cottage for incoming calls only
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large enclosed garden with lawn, orchard, gazebo and patio with garden furniture (The gardens are open to the public on a few days throughout the year, please enquire at time of booking if you wish to visit when the gardens are closed)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Plenty of off road parking at front of house
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 1.5 miles
  • Extra children bringing their own beds welcome by prior arrangement
  • Please note: New Years bookings will be the 28th December 2022
  • Fireworks are only permitted on Bonfire Night, New Year and Diwali and must be finished by 11pm. Please be aware of livestock in the surrounding fields
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Round up the troops and head to Windermere to fully embrace the charm and culture of the Lake District. Climb to the summit of Orrest Head for the most magical views across the national park, or take to the water and enjoy a memorable ride on one of the iconic steamers. At lunchtime, journey to Bowness-on-Windermere for a hearty meal in one of the cosy pubs. The picture-postcard medieval village of Cartmel is just 7.5 miles away. Potter around its artisan shops and exquisite boutiques. Alternatively, spend a fun-filled day at the races at Cartmel Racecourse, which has a busy diary of events throughout the year.

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Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kathleen 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jayne 13th May 2022

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Fab huge house surprisingly warm. Super views. Welcoming. Best WiFi in hall. Comfortable. Gardens well maintained and our dog really was welcomed. The house was well furnished but not intimidating and catered well for our mixed age group of 3 to 100 but only 3 of us attempted the walk to the shop/pub. It was ideal to relax inside or out with plentyRead more of folding chairs avaliable. We weren't aware prior to booking of opening hours of gardens to public but turned out not to be a problem. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 2nd May 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 29th April 2022

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This is a wonderful property with room to spread out if you want and enough room to lounge together and certainly dine together. The view down the valley is wonderful and the gardens are immaculate. The bed we had was very comfortable, a great place for children to play hide & seek.

Reviewed by Denise 1st April 2022

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Great house, lots of space for the grandkids to play in on rainy days, the gardens are immaculate and beautiful.. loved Halecat so much.

Reviewed by Joanne 11th March 2022

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Beautiful period home with incredible history. Perfect for family/friends gatherings, gorgeous views and not far from a gorgeous walk, the local pub and grange over sands is a short drive away. The fires are super in the evening and the large dining room is amazing! Just incredible placewe loved it, and the dogs were in heaven with all that space oRead moreutside! Hide

Reviewed by Norma 28th January 2022

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Beautiful house and gardens. Location ideal for lakes and seafront. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Suela 5th November 2021

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LOCATION

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