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Di Gale

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

A Large, Beautifully Renovated 18th Century Detached Home, 6 Bedrooms Sleeps 12

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Crosthwaite and Lyth Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

A tranquil country setting with incredible views & just 10 mins to Bowness

The White House in the Lakes is a large detached home with plenty of space for large families or groups. Just 10 minutes from Bowness on Windermere.

Situated within walking distance of 2 excellent dining pubs (The Masons Arms and The Hare & Hounds) and just a few minutes drive from several more.

Close enough to Bowness and Lake Windermere to enjoy some shopping or lake activities yet far enough away to enjoy the secluded setting. Lots of lovely walks on your doorstep including Gummer's How - one of the finest views in the Lakes. A large well equipped kitchen, countryside views from each stylish bedroom, modern contemporary bathrooms together with a light and airy garden room and a large oak beamed lounge, with woodburning stove, makes this a very easy home for you to relax and enjoy. There is plenty of space outside for BBQ's and outside dining and lots of room for games with the children or simply lying on the lawn with a good book!

If you'd like to read many of my past client reviews, (all marked 5/5!), please just look on Homeaway's sister site - Owners Direct and click on property code E7932.

PLEASE NOTE: our minimum stay is 3 nights, and 7 nights ONLY in July, August, certain holiday periods, Christmas week (20-27 December) and New Year week (27th December - 3rd January). PLEASE DO NOT ENQUIRE FOR 2 NIGHT STAYS OR FOR SHORT STAYS IN THE ABOVE WEEK-ONLY PERIODS. PLEASE SEE 'RATES' FOR SPECIFICS.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Di Gale (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Di Gale

Hi, I'm Di Gale, the owner of The White House In The Lakes. Thank you so much for taking a look at my treasured Lakeland home and I do hope you may come and visit. I live in Bowness with my family (Cumbrian born and bred!). I handle all enquires myself for The White House, so do drop me a line with your desired dates. I have a great team who work hard to make The White House a perfect, relaxing holiday home for you and your family and friends and being local, I am always available for any needs during your stay. See you in the Lakes soon!

Di Gale purchased this farmhouse in 1999

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review was placed by the guest on my listing on www.ownersdirect.co.uk/E7932



Guest Rating: 5 out of 5



On arrival at the house we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack of well thought out and good quality products - tea, coffee, milk, red and white wine, spread, orange juice, marmalade. We had fresh flowers on the table and the fire all ready made up ready to light. The house was beautifully appointed with stunning views across the valley. Decoration and furnishings were to a very high standard. Bedding was crisp and comfortable with big fluffy towels and bathrobes in every bedroom. The pictures are representative of the house. We stayed at the end of November and were very lucky with the weather. It was a lovely walk to the nearest pub. The only addition that would have helped would have been an OS map to orientate ourselves and find nice walks but this is by no means a criticism. We were a group of 10 and all loved the property, found it better equipped than any other self catering properties we had stayed at. Loved the personal touches like the fresh fresh flowers and didn't want to leave. We will be return.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
A Large, Beautifully Renovated 18th Century Detached Home, 6 Bedrooms Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews
5

Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

There were 9 of us there and we had a brilliant time. The owner is lovely and had everything sorted for us very quickly. We had no problems with anything and the house is huge with lots of space to hang out! Thanks again Di!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

A TRULY MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY ... MOST AMAZING HOUSE

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house is where we celebrated my extra special birthday back in October. To say all 12 of us thought we'd died and gone to heaven is an understatement!! It is an absolutely stunning house.....probably one of the most luxurious we've ever stayed in. The location, atmosphere and ambience is truly amazing. The attention to detail is perfect.....down to the gorgeous "White Company" bedding and toiletries. Pure luxury. We had dinner one evening, cooked by outside caterers, a wonderful Thai lady and her husband. All prepared in the house and beautifully served, followed by singing, music and dancing. Although there were 12 of us, the living accommodation is so spacious that at no time did it feel crowded. Great craic from start to finish. We cannot wait to return to sit in front of the amazing log burner in the winter or outside on the gorgeous patio in the summer, with stunning open views to the fields. This is just perfect for a weekend away from it all or a special celebration. It's just so relaxing. You must try it......unforgettable xxx

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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4

Spacious,Luxurious and cosy

  • 4 of 5

My husband arranged a surprise 60th birthday party for all my family.

What a clean quality house! Loads of space for all the family plus an Aga to cope with the volumes of food required.

The surprise continued with the arrival of an amazing chef and his assistant to cook us a very special meal on my birthday night

The location was fabulous no need for a car beautiful walks and great pubs straight out the door

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Very nice house in tranquil surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and spacious house in rural area. When seven women stays together-the amount of hot water was a little problematic ....

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mette Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a 5 star review and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in both my home and the Lake District. I do leave full instructions with regard to re-setting the hot water with the welcome letter and welcome pack. The instructions also contain information about the heating system and the woodburner. The hot water can be set to be on all day or boosted when required. I wonder if, perhaps, you omitted to read this information.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Can't recommend this property highly enough. It is spacious, clean and very well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will certainly be back. Brilliant location and a short distance from some excellent pubs. Di was very helpful and quick to respond to our initial enquiry.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, spacious and di was gracious enough to leave some basics for us. Highly recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Manchester
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Hare & Hounds
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Ferry Nab (crossing Lake Windermere)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Punch Bowl
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Grange over Sands
Car: recommended

The Lakes is a premium location for all outdoor activities.

From the house, you can wander for miles along the local country lanes, most leading to some of the most noted pubs in Cumbria, including The Hare & Hounds (1 mile), The Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank (1.5 miles and North West pub of the year 2012) and the renowned Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite - 2.5 miles.

There are numerous routes for both mountain and road biking in the area.

For sightseers, and beyond the incredible hills, mountains, forests and lakes, the delightful villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead, Sawrey (Beatrix Potter's home) are within 30 minutes.

If you are a sailor, then of course the Lake is close, to enjoy the water with boats for hire, or, if you bring your own trailered craft, the slip way into the Lake is 10-15 minutes away. Plenty of room here at The White House in the Lakes to park your craft between lake adventures.

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Rates & Availability

Crosthwaite and Lyth Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid July - End August 2016
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
September 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$691
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,884
 
 
October 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$593
From
$652
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,489
 
 
November - mid December 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$625
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,226
 
 
Christmas 2016 - New Year 2017
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,310
$6,255
 
 
January - Mid February 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$625
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,226
 
 
Late February 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$691
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,884
 
 
Late February - Mid April 2017
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$593
From
$625
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,489
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$652
From
$691
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,884
 
 
End April - May 2017
Apr 25 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$652
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,884
 
 
End May - Early June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
June - early July 2017
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$652
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,884
 
 
July & August 2017
Jul 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,543
 
 
September - December 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$652
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,489
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017/18
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,310
$6,255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $395

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Amenities

Crosthwaite and Lyth Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , double sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , The downstairs Toilet
  • Thick fluffy towels are included, as are all linens. All towels and linens are changed weekly. We also provide complimentary toiletries in all bathrooms, courtesy of The White Company, London.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Located on the 3rd floor, a large suite with private bath
  • All bedrooms have stunning country views with bright, sunny aspects. Extremely comfy and high quality beds with Egyptian high thread cotton linens and sumptuous pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The separate fully equipped utility room houses a large Bosch washer, tumble dryer, sink. This room also leads out to into the gardens. The Garden Room, a further living space, enjoys incredible westerly views from it's mass of windows, over fields and hills in all directions for miles. With patio doors leading to the upper terrace of the grounds. You are not far from Grange over Sands, a historic Victorian seaside town with great cafes, tea rooms & stunning views out to sea. You can see Blackpool Tower on a clear day! Past Grange, there is Ulverston, with pebble beaches to enjoy. Arnside, Silverdale and Morecambe are also close by. Bowness and Windermere both have small supermarkets and lots of cafes, restaurants and gift shops. At nearby Kendal you will find High Street shops such as M&S together with the larger supermarkets of Asda (24hrs) and Morrisons. You will find Banks at both Windermere and Kendal. In Kendal you will also find local Muse

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