3Nestled between the majestic mountains and forested hills of the Lake District, lies this luxury private homestay set in six acres of enchanting grounds. Bordering Lake Windermere’s sparkling southern shoreline and with only singing birds and friendly stags for neighbours, Winterfell promises a truly spellbinding escape.

1Occupying a secluded location, just 500 yards from the glittering waters of Lake Windermere, this stunning private home near Lakeside offers luxury dog-friendly accommodation in the most enchanting of settings.

2Surrounded by woodland and draped with ivy, Winterfell’s hunting lodge-style Lakeland stone façade will entice guests from the moment they drive up. Inside, rustic French flourishes melt into a snowy white colour palette, evoking an ambience of Narnia-esque magic where romance reigns.

Wind up the staircase to reach the first floor where you’ll discover roll-top bathtubs, ornate fireplaces and grand beds dressed in crisp white line. Five decadently dreamy double bedrooms include one en-suite shower room, with an additional shower room and family bathroom (including large separate shower), lies just along the corridor.

Like all the best fairy-tale homes, Winterfell is surrounded by beautiful walled gardens which spill out onto four acres of private meadows. Children can collect eggs from the free range hens and pluck apples from the fruit trees, truly embracing the rural idyll of country house living.

5Pick from two alfresco dining areas for evening feasts in the great outdoors, before finishing the day snuggled up by the embers of the fire pit under a blanket of twinkling stars – don’t forget the marshmallows!

Adventurous types can embrace all that the nearby rugged landscape has on offer including gorge walking, rock climbing and sailing. One of the best ways to admire the views is by lake cruise, taking passengers on a gentle voyage past mountain scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands. For that special occasion, really push the boat out by combining a private charter with a Champagne lunch on Lake Windermere.

There’s private parking for six cars at Winterfell. The well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen is a country chic dream, featuring a double oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher plus washing machine, tumble dryer and American fridge freezer in utility room.

The rustic country kitchen provides everything you need to show off your culinary prowess to family and friends. Enjoy informal breakfasts perched on window seat in the kitchen beside the warmth of the Aga. For evening meals, gather the party around the main dining table, where the vintage French chandelier and garden views provide a memorable setting for celebratory suppers.

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