Expect the unexpected in this guest house just one minutes walk from Lake Windermere and its beautiful bustling village Of Bowness on Windermere the heart of the English Lake District. Stephen and Louise have established something fresh and exciting here, maintaining a traditionally friendly and informal atmosphere while creating accommodation with all the cutting edge style of an expensive boutique hotel.
The guest lounge, with its lovely open fire place, leather furniture and mellow decor is in classic style, and is a great place to relax with a glass of wine, champagne or one of the local ales. Hearty breakfasts are served in equally stylish surroundings. Bedrooms are simply stunning and uncompromisingly contemporary, each having received the attention of a professional interior designer and each with its own individual style.
Rooms vary in size, Deluxe up to Suites the largest having Kingsize or Superking beds. All have luxurious goose-down duvets and fine cotton sheets, IPod docking stations, large screen TVs, DVD players with free access to a large collection and free Wi-Fi access in all rooms. The Fully tiled bathrooms feature designer stunning fittings by Villeroy and Boch, heated floors, mood lighting, dual fuel towel rails, spacious shower enclosures and bathrobes. Those with air spa baths have a mirrored TV at the foot of the bath for utter indulgence.
THE SANCTUARY PROBABLY THE BEST ROOM IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Separate from the main hotel the Santuary is a converted bungalow that has been transformed into its own private retreat featuring high ceilings, natural beams, remote control contemporary log effect fire, Bose surround sound throughout including the bathroom and hot tub, Ben Di Lisi glass bath, mood lighting throughout and much much more.....
The rooms facilities include:
The large bathroom is simply stunning and features the first Ben Di Lisi glass bath ever to be put into a hotel room. The floor is tiled with Black Magic marble tiles and the walls with Samara Platinum and has underfloor heating. The large shower enclosure features mood lighing and an Ethos Chromatherapy shower head for the ultimate showering experience. Twin sinks, twin mirrors, luxury toiletries, towels and accessories with a 18" television to watch while relaxing in the bath. The bathroom also features Bose surround sound too if you prefer to listen to your favourite music through the Ipod docking station. Through the bathroom and to the outside is a private Hot tub area that has been designed and built using Iroka timber featuring curved walls and decking. The area has mood lighting and outside Bose speakers to relax ideally with a bottle of Champagne. The hot tub can fit 2 people comfortably and has spa controls and underwater lighting.
The bedroom has been designed to an incredible standard with a Super King size bed with luxury goose down bedding and an enormous 8 foot high designer headboard. There is a built in designer remote control log effect fire with a 46" LCD television above which is connected to a Bose surround sound Lifestyle system with Ipod docking station and DVD player. There is a separate breakfast area, underfloor heating, built in wardrobes with a well stocked mini bar featuring contemporary cool lighting. There is a dressing table, hair dryer and remote control blinds in the high pitched ceilings with natural oak beams. The room has alternative mood lighting to set an ambiance especially in the winter with the warmth of the fire. The room has an internal phone to contact reception for any requirements, free internet access and free access to a large DVD library. The fabrics and designer papers are from the Royal Collection which have been produced from the Queens archives. There are tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary bottled water and biscuits in the room and all occupants have free access to brand new 3 million pound refurbished leisure facilities where you will find a luxury spa with a 20m pool, steam room and gymnasium located a two minute walk away.
Lake District Luxury Spa
The Cranleigh allows all their guests free access to a new 3 million pound refurbished spa located just a two minute walk away from their doors. The spa facilities are the finest anywhere in the Lake District and The Cranleigh are privileged to be one of the few Guesthouses in the Windermere area to be invited to allow their guests access.
Smooth away your cares and awaken you senses. Take a swim in the 20 meter swimming pool with stunning lake views or sit and unwind in the sauna or be brave hearted the ice room. Indulge and pamper yourself with the wide range of luxury treatments using Decleor products.
Facilities: 20m indoor swimming pool with views over Lake Windermere,State of the art fully equipped Techno gym, Thermal Suite, rock sauna, aroma room & ice room
8 treatment rooms, Jessica manicure and pedicures,St Tropez Tanning,Outdoor spa terrace overlooking the Lake Windermere,Relaxation suite,Hospitality area,Pamper days
Please note: all treatments and pamper days must be booked and paid for directly with the Old England Hotel Spa (0844 879 9144).
The Cranleigh has FREE parking for all its 18 individually designed rooms. 14 spaces are on site and the remainder off site a 200 yard walk away. Please be aware that parking is in short supply within the immediate area.
The Cranleigh is situated two minutes walk from Lake Windermere and one minutes walk to the central Village of Bowness on windermere the heart of the English Lake District where you will find a large selection of established restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. Fantastic scenic walks, golf, fishing, cycling, horse riding, historic houses, gardens and much much more. Situated in the perfect location to explore, relax and simply switch off from everyday life.
Latest Press Reviews
"More than a guest house - personal service, luxurious rooms and plenty of facilities"
Lancashire Evening Post
"Luxury rooms that ooze style, with matching wallpaper and a touch of glamour"
"The most relaxing way to end a day of hiking in the Lake District"
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The HideoutThe Hideout is a boutique property designed by the Cranleigh that you can book by the night. The Hideout is the only property in the area that offers this facility and provides people with a very special private, luxury five star experience just a 4 minute walk from the centre of Bowness on Windermere.
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