Grey Gables – Information
Grey Gables is one of the Lake District’s most beautiful properties, recently completed to a exceptionally high standard and simply oozing style and charm. Every aspect of this stunning home has been designed to maximise natural light and the breath-taking views, with floor to ceiling windows affording magnificent uninterrupted views over Lake Windermere.
The fabulous double height entrance hall leads your eye straight to those wonderful views, with double doors to the lounge and adjoining snug. Throughout the house there is a strong emphasis on natural materials, giving the feel of a luxury hunting lodge or ski chalet, with antlers, faux fur rugs and beautiful fireplaces adding to the stylish yet cosy and homely feel.
The lounge is a stunning room with a vast “U” shaped sofa, perfect for reclining in front of the bespoke fireplace flanked by local Burlington stone. This room is flooded with natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling bi-fold doors to the terrace giving direct access to the acre of private gardens and the shores of Lake Windermere, affording beautiful lake views, along with a glass wall opening the space up through to the front of the house. There is a lovely snug room adjoining the lounge with comfy seating perfect for board or card games long into the night, or just curling up with a good book from the library or star gazing through the telescope.
The main downstairs living space offers a wonderfully light and airy open plan luxury kitchen, dining room and family room, with bi-fold doors opening on to the terrace perfect for al fresco dining or soaking in the views next to the roaring fire. The sleek bespoke kitchen features Gaggenau appliances and natural stone worktops, along with three ovens and a state-of-the-art five ring induction hob to make cooking a breeze.
The beautiful green oak breakfast table and benches is located next to the kitchen overlooking the lake, with the family room extending beyond with sumptuous leather sofas and a beautiful fireplace with a Stuv wood burner, and makes a wonderful spot to relax and catch the sun with the bi-fold doors peeled back to bring the outside in. A more formal dining area offers a beautiful bespoke oak table by Whetstone Oak, 3.5m long with seating for 12 guests.
There is also a wonderful games room with a bespoke 8ft pool table, a library of books and a flat screen TV, perfect for kids of all ages to kick back and relax or catch up with the latest sports games. The home cinema room has an amazing Mah Jong sofa from Roche Bobois, a 65 inch screen and Cambridge Audio speakers to create the ultimate home-movie experience. The huge local Barthlolomew’s walking map of the local area on the wall is also a great talking point to plan days out and about.
For those looking to enjoy the great outdoors, there is dedicated boot room with a collection of multicoloured Hunter wellies, and a downstairs cloakroom with a shower room and laundry facilities, perfect for washing away the day’s activities on the lake or in the mountains.
From the entrance hall, a bespoke glass and stainless steel staircase leads to the galleried landing, giving access to the five en-suite bedrooms. Each spacious bedroom offers supremely comfortable ViSpring beds, floor to ceiling windows and exquisite bathrooms with Mandarin Stone walls and luxurious drench showers to wash away the stresses of the day. Bedrooms One and Two have vast oval freestanding bathtubs in the bedroom overlooking the lake, perfect for soaking for two enjoying a glass of chilled champagne, with Bedroom Four also featuring a freestanding bathtub in its en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom One is a decadent room with a walk in wardrobe, separate living room with stairs to a galleried mezzanine chill out area and a spacious bedroom with a super king bed, dual aspect floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, and sliding doors lead to a private balcony. Along with the freestanding bathtub overlooking the lake, there is a beautiful en-suite bathroom with slate tiling, his ‘n’ hers stone sinks and a walk in shower.
Bedroom Two is also an extremely spacious room with a super king bed, private balcony, a flat screen TV and a freestanding bathtub with wonderful lake views through the floor to ceiling windows. The en-suite shower room has a lovely walk in shower and twin sinks, and a wardrobe/dressing area.
Bedroom Three has beautiful lake views through floor to ceiling windows, a king size bed, a flat screen television and two armchairs overlooking the lake. The beautiful en-suite bathroom has a feature wall of oyster splitface tiles and a powerful rainfall shower.
Bedroom Four has dual aspect windows and a private balcony overlooking Lake Windermere, with floor to ceiling windows. This bedroom features a super king zip and link bed which can be arranged as twins on request, a flat screen TV and a spacious en-suite bathroom with slate tiling, a freestanding bath and a separate walk in shower.
Bedroom Five overlooks the front of the house and has a super king zip and link bed which can be arranged as twins on request, a flat screen TV and an en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower.
Grey Gables stands in over an acre of landscaped gardens, with lawns to the front and rear of the property, gently leading to the shore of Lake Winderemere. There is ample room for outdoor fun and games such as rounders or a game of football, and the private jetty is perfect for kayaks or boats for more fun on the water. There is a wonderful terrace with sun loungers ideal for watching the sun set over the lake, and outdoor dining furniture and a BBQ area with extra seating for al fresco meals.