The Burrow accommodation summary
Open plan living/dining/kitchen
Twin bedroom - Please note this can be made into a Super King upon request
Large communal garden
It is fine to drive up to the back door of the apartment to unload but please park in one of the designated parking spaces during your stay. There is plenty of parking and the estate is usually quite quiet so you should have no trouble parking. The visitors parking area is the first parking area you come to when taking the left hand fork of the driveway, it is near the bins and the steps leading up to the house. You can park anywhere here except for the spot labelled separately for flat 11. If you carry on past the visitors area there is designated parking for each flat, the space for flat 1 is labelled The Burrow. It is quite a narrow space so you may prefer to just stick with the visitors area.Other Info
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by electric heating
WiFi access is available at the property
A single dog is welcome at an additional charge of £20.00
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £50. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.
An initial supply of fuel will be provided for the wood burner
Stock Park Mansion was built in the 1850's and The Burrow retains some lovely original panelling, wood parquet floors, high ceilings and large windows. Enter through the back door into a large hallway with plenty of space for boots and coat hooks over the radiator. To the right is the bright and spacious bathroom; fully tiled with a bath and large separate shower cubicle it is perfect for a relaxing soak at the end of the day with the added benefit of underfloor heating and a heated towel radiator to complete the experience.
Follow the hallway round to the left to find the beautiful open plan, dual-aspect living area. Cleverly divided into zones by the furnishings and united by the complimentary colours and finishes this is a peaceful and inviting room for relaxing in. In front as you walk in is the dining table comfortably seating four people for stylish meals in and to the right the kitchen units form a U shape in the corner of the room. The kitchen area has been designed to appeal to everyone with sleek fitted units and built in appliances. Keen chefs will find all the equipment they need arranged in the ample drawers and cupboards plus plenty of worktop space to prepare food to cook on the electric hob or in the eye level oven and grill, whilst those who prefer to let others take the strain when they are on holiday will appreciate the Welcome Pack and the dishwasher and microwave tucked away out of sight. There is also a built in washer dryer and large fridge freezer.
Beyond the kitchen two 2-seat sofas face a large stone fireplace with wood-burner for cosy, comfortable evenings in front of the fire. Grab a book from the selection on the shelves beside the fireplace or watch the smart TV, you can get the usual Freeview channels or log in to your own Netflix or Prime account. There is also a box of children's toys and books to keep the little ones entertained.
During the day the perfect spot to sit has been created in front of the window looking out over the lawns, fields and woods to the lake, two chairs with a footstool, coffee table and magazines invite you to sit down, relax and enjoy the ambience and the view in this lovely retreat. The original panelling round the window, the parquet floor beneath your feet and the peaceful view makes for a timeless elegance and a real connection to all the people who have sat and enjoyed this space too. Deer are often seen in the meadows in the mornings and evenings - what could be more tranquil?
Leading off the far side of the living room are the two bright bedrooms, to the left is the king size bedroom sharing the beautiful views down to the lake with the living area. A chest of drawers and hanging space provide storage and there is a full length mirror, bedside table and lamps over the bed. With a second window looking over grass and trees this room is beautifully light and serene with just the sound of birdsong to listen to as you wake.
Next door is a twin room (which can be made into a Super King upon request) with window looking out on to the side garden with lawn and woodland. Both beds have bedside tables and lights over the bed and there is hanging space, shelves, a chest of drawers plus a mirror.
Heading outside there is a log store beside the back door to supply the wood-burner and you can also exit the apartment through the front door into a shared lobby and then out into the garden. The large gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees befitting the surroundings of the mansion. A bench on the front terrace enjoys the stunning view across the lower lawn and fields to the lake with boats moored in the bay and the wooded slopes of Gummers How beyond. Beyond the formal garden take a walk down the track to the lake, there are meadows and woodlands to the left that you can explore at your own risk before you arrive on the lakeshore. At the lakeshore a natural shelving beach provides access to the lake for boats, paddling and swimming and there is also a 40ft jetty offering access to the lake. A grass area fronted by a timber walkway has picnic benches and plenty of space for children to play whilst adults can just drink in the peace and the amazing views, a stunning spot for picnics, BBQ's and making lasting memories.
Guests with their own boat can use a designated boat parking space and enjoy full access to Windermere.