The Love Shack was built by and for those looking for understated luxury, design excellence and environmental sensitivity.
This award-winning detached timber house is situated in its own small fenced woodland with nearby parking and stunning views of Lake Windermere and open fields. Many species of birds and an occasional red squirrel frequent the trees surrounding the house.
The compact house is accessed via an imposing covered timber porch beyond which a series of low timber steps leading upwards to the house. Oak flooring and large picture windows generously reflect the dappled woodland light throughout the interior, and great care has been taken to furnish the house comfortably, ethically and characterfully with contemporary and vintage pieces.
The house has:
One double bedroom, inset balcony, large built-in wardrobe, automatic blinds and picture window overlooking Lake Windermere. Reached by short enclosed staircase from living area (partially mezzanine)
One open-plan south-facing living space accessed by staircase, with french doors onto deck and picture window including compact modern kitchen (halogen hob, combi oven / microwave, fridge with icebox).
Sitting area, flatscreen TV / DVD with Sky Movies & Sports, phone, unlimited wireless broadband and wood burning stove; dining area with electric heater; concealed washer / dryer.
Small modern bathroom with Japanese style square bath, towel warmer, shower and window with woodland view.
Outdoor timber deck with firepit and furniture. Garden room.
Covered entry porch and timber walkway with external lighting.
Easy access to Windermere town and Lake on foot, in car or via ferry and many local cultural attractions including Beatrix Potter's house in Sawrey.
NB As the house is in an elevated position it is accessed on foot via steps from the track / parking are. Regrettably it is unsuitable for people with mobility problems, and babies and pets should be supervised.
Architect-designed modern eco-luxury.
Secluded woodland spot with access to village amenities.
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View from terrace
Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. Organic cotton linens and towels.
Pets Allowed: Yes. One dog by prior arrangement, at owners discretion, not to be left unattended in house.
Local Services: Seasonal shop and pubs in walking distance.
Access from Newby Bridge on A590. Follow turning past Swan Hotel marked "Hawkshead, Lakeside, YMCA". Follow road to right for 5 mins until right hand turn to "Low Cunsey, Windermere Ferry". Take this turning and proceed along lakeside (5 mins) until small hamlet of Low Cunsey, stopping at "Barn South", a semi detached stone house with a wagon wheel on its wall. Behind this property in an elevated position is The Love Shack, accessed via an open gate right beside Barn South, 15m up a private track. Parking on the track or in adjacent parking bay.
Train to Windermere (connections to Oxenholme on West Coast mainline) then bus or taxi to Windermere Ferry terminal at Bowness. Ferry (10 mins) across Windermere, then walk / cycle taxi by prior booking to house by taking main exit road towards Hawkshead, then a left turning to "Low Cunsey". Proceed through hamlet until "Barn South" on right, a semi detached stone house with a wagon wheel on its wall. Behind this property in an elevated position is The Love Shack , accessed via an open gate right beside Barn South, 15m up a private track.