The Garden Suites
Each Garden Suite has a private decking area accessed through the lounge patio doors. Within the decking is a submerged cedar wood hot tub. These hot tubs are designed for six people, so they are the ultimate luxury for two. Maintained at 38-40 degrees centigrade (the temperature of a hot bath), these hot tubs are ideal in winter or summer. In fact many guests prefer them in winter as there is no better way of warming through aching muscles after completing a crisp Lake District walk, followed perhaps, by a luxury hotel spa treatment.
Each suite is approximately 45m2 with open plan bedroom and lounge, and bathrooms with separate walk-in showers,sumptuous baths and luxurious toiletries. The lounges have feature fireplaces; flats screen TVs with DVD, mini bars, tea and coffee trays with home-made biscuits, fresh milk and flasks of iced water.
Facing east, catch the sunrise over the magnificent oak tree set 25 meters from the decking, which is also floodlit at night. Unique to Cat Bells, the bathroom also has patio doors leading to a private garden surrounded by meadow.
Interior Design – Soft, indulgent tones of cappuccino, mocha chino and latte coffees from Brazil, complimented with the rich wenge wood and fresh zing of lime, accented in the walls with handpainted wallpaper from Knowles and Christou. Pattern silks and the curtain fabric “Sukhumvit” in trevira from Bangkok suggest a far eastern flavour.
As with Dollywagon Pike’s, Crinkle Crags’ decking faces due south and captures the most sunlight with some of the best views over the distant moorland. A pond and waterfall are at the base of the decking, creating tranquil ambience whilst submerging in the hot tub.
Interior Design – An opulence of Middle Eastern and African influences with warm ginger and spice colours, dominated by the spiral accent wallpaper from Noblis with its hints of gold swirl. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of rustic leaf mirror and timber statues from Ecco Trading and a William Yeoward desk. Fabrics from Zimmer & Rohde, Sacho and Brunschwig & Fils all adorn the footstool, sofa and armchair.
As with Crinkle Crags’, Dollywagon Pike’s decking faces due south and captures the most sunlight with some of the best views over the distant moorland. A pond and waterfall are at the base of the decking creating tranquil ambience whilst relaxing in the tub.
Interior Design – Orchid wallpaper from Cole & Son is matched to the soft Farrow & Ball green, the Danish blue Grundorf timber floor, and Inizio carpet by Christy’s. The panelled bed head wall is coloured bamboo by Noblis with Issus by Jim Thomson sitting against it comfortably on the bed head. The curtain “Corello” by Zoffany is suggestive and “Moondust” by Jim Thompson covers the disguised sofa bed by Kanaba in Spain. The individual armchairs are adorned in “Velvet” by Zoffany.
As with St Sunday Crag’s, Haystacks has a corner window facing southwest which engulfs the lounge in afternoon sunlight. A fabulous beech tree, a real delight in autumn, overlooks the decking. To the West are ponds and waterfalls with a llama paddock on the far side.
Interior Design – It suggests far off steamy Amazonian forests. Aubergine and olive green leaf textures give the feel of the forest, grounded by the tree trunk coffee table. Delicious silk tapestries by chenilles and wallpaper “Cactus Paisley” by Neisha Crossland. Soft furnishings provide strong velvet colours in the form of Stripes from Zoffany and Osbourne & Little’s “Polo design” on the dressing chair. Fabrics supplied by Zimmer & Rohde, Lelievre and Fox Linton. An eclectic mix of furniture pieces keeps your imagination active.
St Sunday Crag
As with Haystacks, St Sunday Crag has a corner window facing southwest and the lounge is often flooded with afternoon sunlight. Towards the south are views across the croquet lawn, and to the west, ponds and waterfalls with a llama paddock on the far side.
Interior Design – Dominated by the use of black furniture from Julian Chichester’s “Russian” dressing table and bedside tables, set against smart tan wall and the Flirtacious “Paper Roses” from Cole & Son. The element of fun is embellished by the canary yellow wall, and sumptuous fabrics such as “Sottusopra” by Dedar add to the tactile qualities of the room. Duravit pottery and hansgrohe silverware complete the standard.
Tucked away on the far west of the building, this suite has complete privacy. The views to the west are of woodland, and craggy Lakeland fields border your garden, home to our llamas; perhaps it’s not so private after all! The bedroom boasts a very high ceiling, resulting in a huge feeling of space.
Interior Design – The Neisha Crossland design on the accent wall offers serenity in the soft tones and colours, very modern, very simple. A dropped CTO pendant spreads a flood of light over the corner sofa in dark wenge with polished chrome detail. The carpet “expression” in basil ties the finishes together. The surprise is the distressed silver dressing table and Holly bedsides from Julian Chichester, lending a Hollywood feel.