The Junior Suites
The Junior Suite wing was built in 1997 and whilst attached to the main house, stretches north to south through the gardens of the original house. The wing is single storey, so no noise from above, and all lead directly out into the gardens through patio doors. Even in less than perfect weather, you can experience the garden from the comfort of your lounge, enjoying a good book or perhaps a spa treatment. Each patio area has outside table and chairs from spring.
The large bathrooms all have separate walk-in showers, spa baths and luxurious toiletries. As with all our bedrooms, they are equipped with flat screen TVs with digital television, minibars, tea and coffee facilities with home-made biscuits and fresh milk, and a flask of iced water.
Troutbeck has patio doors facing west, and two large double windows facing south and north – consequently, it is bathed in light with three very different views. To the south it overlooks the south gardens and terraces with ponds and waterfalls; to the west, woodland and wild meadow and to the north, the croquet lawn and llama paddock.
Interior Design – The luxury fabrics featured include wools, heavy herringbone chenille, and Serengeti hides on the ottoman and footstools. Layers of texture are also introduced through the woven rugs and the Pollack wool throws on the bed, while the solid reupholstered armchair pairing invites guests to stop and sit for a while.
Grasmere faces east, and is ideal for those that love the sunrise, which dapples through a beautiful cherry tree, a joy in spring with its display of white blossom, and in autumn when the leaves turns bright gold.
Interior Design – Strong and warm shades of aubergine and taupe with, antique mahogany furniture, Textura wallpaper and fabrics by Fox Linton, Mulberry, Debar, Marvic and Zoffany.
Patterdale is next to Grasmere and enjoys the same delights of the blossom tree. The lawn outside Patterdale finishes at a border, where yellow lilies are particularly vibrant.
Interior Design – A lovely light room with flashes of orange and taupe with Zoffany wallpaper and fabrics by Fox Linton, Andrew Martin and Zimmer & Rhodes.
Thirlmere, like Buttermere, is slightly different being split level, which gives it an extra depth. The patio doors face west onto the croquet lawn and llama paddock. A pond and waterfall to the north of the croquet lawn can be seen, and this is a perfect spot to read. This room gets full sunshine from mid afternoon and is wonderful to watch the sunset.
Interior Design – Victorian-inspired with bold blacks and gold dominated by a Victorian wrought iron four poster bed.
Buttermere, like Thirlmere, is slightly different being split level, which gives it an extra depth. The patio doors face west onto the croquet lawn and llama paddock. A pond and waterfall to the north of the croquet lawn can be seen, and this is a perfect spot to read. This room gets full sunshine from mid afternoon and is wonderful to watch the sunset, and also has a large window to the east so enjoys light at all times of the day. At the side of Buttermere is a wonderful rockery with predominantly Japanese heathers.
Interior Design – Shades and textures of maze, moss and straw with Noblis and Brian Yates wallpaper and fabrics by Sahco Hesslein, Zoffany, Larson, Colefax & Fowler and Robert Allan. Vincent Sheppard and antique pine furniture.
Kentmere is very popular, having a large window facing west over distant woodland and the llama paddock, and patio doors to the north leading onto the croquet lawn.
Interior Design – With the use of vinyl wall coverings, subtle Aztec prints, natural woven headboard fabrics, herringbone wools contrasted with lush fur throws to keep you cosy inside whilst watching the llamas outside. The abundant natural light in the room is enhanced with subtle shades of linen, raw silk and porcelain china on the bed wall lights and desk lamp, and with wool bouclé upholstery, linens and weaves in the soft furnishing. The feel is one of casual relaxation and sophisticated understated style.