The Bower House is a luxury holiday cottage for two on the edge of the pretty village of Morland in Cumbria.
Lovely view to Cross Fell
The Bower House has been converted into a stunning single storey holiday cottage. It is built of local limestone and sandstone under a Westmorland slate roof. There is a real ‘Wow’ factor as you walk through the oak door and see the amazing view through the huge picture window ahead of you. You then notice the wonderful boarded floor made from Morland oak, the sturdy A-frame high roof, the wood burning stove, the comfortable twin sofas and arm chair, the grandfather clock, the 32” flat screen TV and Hi-Fi system, and the antique furniture. Comfortable double bed with Sealy mattress.
Double glass doors open onto the wide sandstone terrace with dining table and chairs set above the private field and garden and the long lovely view to Cross Fell, highest of the Pennine range.
Guests are normally able to access the new Hot Tub (Jacuzzi) at neighbouring Greengill House by arrangement at the time of booking or on arrival. The hot tub is enclosed at the sides but has a great view to the Pennines and the sky. £20 for up to two exclusive sessions of up to one hour each.
Relax on the comfortable three piece suite, one three seater sofa, one two seater sofa, one armchair, grouped around the stove and the TV, and overlooking the magnificent view across the Eden Valley.
The TV is a 32” flat screen with all Freeview channels and a DVD player. The Hi-Fi speakers are in the wall at the far end of the room. CDs are provided but please bring the music you like. Free unlimited superfast WiFi. Mobile reception is patchy but phones usually work on the terrace.
The main room has three lighting systems, table lamps around the walls, three central lights on a dimmer switch, and spotlights on pictures and walls which may be turned on and off individually.
The Bower House is centrally heated by an oil fired system. There are radiators in each room including the utility room, except the kitchen which has electric underfloor heating. Radiators have individual thermostats. Built to modern building regulations, the Bower House conserves heat well, and you will normally find that the wood burning stove, if used, makes the radiators hardly necessary.
Choose from a wide and interesting selection of books, novels, local guides, maps and games. Gas BBQ by request for summer dining on the terrace.
Off the main room is the fully equipped kitchen, and beyond that the bathroom with bath and shower, and window onto fields.
Underneath, accessed from outside, is a lockable utility room with washing machine, drying facilities and room for a bike or two. There are bike washing facilities in the neighbouring cobbled yard, as well as a private off-road out of sight parking space.
A folder contains useful information of all kinds, including details about the equipment and facilities and emergency contact information.
History note: The Bower House is an old name but is the original house at Greengill Farm. It was replaced by two storey Greengill House in 1825. Originally there was a stone flagged living room with fireplace, and a separate sleeping room up wooden steps over calf pens below. Sleeping over the animals made for a warmer night!
The Bower House (sleeps 2)
|8/1/18 to 29/3/18||£295||£195|
|30/3/18 to 28/6/18||£395||£250|
|29/6/18 to 2/9/18||£495||£295|
|3/9/18 to 1/11/18||£395||£250|
|2/11/18 to 20/12/18||£295||£195|
|21/12/18 to 6/1/19||£700||£350|
|7/1/19 to 31/3/19||£295||£195|
|1/4/19 to 30/6/19||£395||£250|
|1/7/19 to 1/9/19||£495||£295|
|2/9/19 to 31/10/19||£395||£250|
|1/11/19 to 19/12/19||£295||£195|
Normal change-over days are Friday and Monday, but can be flexible at quiet times of year. Cottage check-in from 3pm. Check-out 10am.
Prices include oil, electricity, logs, coal, linen and towels.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome. £20 per dog per booking.
Short breaks welcome
- 3 weekend nights, Fri, Sat, Sun
- or 4 weekday nights Mon-Thurs
- variations possible