Simply stunning. 25 feet of wall to wall, floor to ceiling, glass windows overlooking Knipe Tarn and the surrounding woodland. Whatever the season, just sink into the armchairs and watch nature at it’s very best. The family has always loved watching the ducks at dusk, gliding in squadron formation to the centre of the lake.
Interior Design – The detailed Grandiflora wall panels either side of the bed remind you of the beauty of the grounds, whilst introducing the rich blue accent colour to the subtly toned ivory, taupe and walnut scheme. A stunning Fox Linton woven silk closes across the wide window and adds pattern and texture to the Larsen wallpaper and luscious Stark carpet. The large bedside chests, dressing table provide slick Italian finishing from Poliform.
‘Maud’ is a lovely large room, with views down the Lyth Valley to the east, and south over Knipe Tarn. Being on the first floor, the views extend beyond the woodland surrounding the lake and across the Lake House grounds. A great vantage point to observe the aerial acrobatics of the bats at dusk as they swoop over the lake. Maud also has a fabulous feature fireplace. Please note the bathroom does not have a bath.
‘Gertie’ faces east and has magnificent views down the Lyth Valley, reaching as far as the Morecambe Bay coast on a clear day; watching the sun rise through this misty valley is a perfect start to the day, accompanied by a cup of tea in bed. Another large window shows distant views over the Shap mountains, often snow clad in winter; in the foreground enjoy the kitchen gardens, with vibrant coloured flowers grown for the hotel.
Interior Design – This bedroom was conceived through the highly polished blonde veneers of the furniture suite, with hand printed gold wallpaper from Knowles & Christou and high buttoned chenille bed head. Two period armchairs sit happily on the muted colours of the Zeigler rug and Colefax & Fowler checked footstools.
‘Beatrice’ has two large velux windows looking over the lake, as well as a large window to the west over the surrounding woodland. This room also has a small adjoining bedroom, ideal for one or two children, or as an office if you really do need to bring work with you. ‘Beatrice’ is part of the main building, but has the advantage of its own entrance and staircase.
Interior Design – The hand-made Mulberry curtains are set against the beautifully textured browns and creams of the Colefax and Fowler wallpaper, creating a very natural setting against the woodland views, playfully exemplified by the antler bedside lamps and curtain rails. Fabrics are from Zoffany, Pierre Frey, Brunschwig & Fils, and carpets are from Stark.
Smaller than the other Lake House rooms it may be, but ‘Ethel’ commands one of the most delightful views over the lake. Situated at the end of the ground floor corridor, ‘Ethel’ has easy access and is tucked away in it’s own corner of the house
‘Adgie’ faces west with views of the surrounding woodland, and has patio doors. Please note Adgie does not have a bath.