Awarded with prestigious 5 ***** “Visit Britain Award” 1 Priory Manor, is a Grade II, Victorian Gothic Manor, c1869.
is located in the heart of The Lake District a World Heritage Site. With its commanding presence and unique Tower,
Priory Manor is one of the most photographed buildings in the area.
If you are looking for an “Adult Only” romantic getaway at a luxurious private home in the beautiful Lake District, you have found the perfect place!
Awarded the coveted 5 Star status from Visit England, 1 Priory Manor, a Grade II, Victorian Gothic Mansion, built in 1869 as a private residence for Manchester businessman William Carver. Priory Manor overlooks the beautiful grounds and rolling fields that lead down to the shores of Windermere, England's largest natural lake, the Langdale Pikes and beyond. To fully enjoy the breathtaking views, Mr. Carver added a Tower Room, giving him nearly a 360* view of this magical place.
Ideally located in the heart of The Lake District, it's the perfect base to take in the scenery, enjoy one of the many walks, from low-level
lakeside strolls to challenging felltop hikes. Priory Manor is centrally located, making it the perfect place to visit the historic villages of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will find an abundance of pubs, restaurants and shops.
A few miles further out and you will find the picturesque villages of Hawkshead, Ambleside, Elterwater and Grasmere.
For those of you seeking solace, tranquility, inspiration and/or escapism and adventure, The Lake District is your "go to" destination.
Over the centuries it's jaw dropping beauty has inspired the likes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
Today, The Priory has since been divided into two private, luxurious residences. The small terraced garden residences below the hedge of The Priory's private garden, were once the location of the green houses. The beautiful building to the right of The Priory, was the Coach House.
The main entrance, with its gorgeous gothic front door, is the entrance to 1 Priory Manor. The beloved tower room and grand staircase with the priceless stained glass windows, are all .are part of 1 Priory Manor.
Entering the residence through the gothic front doors, you will find yourself in the reception room. To your right, the grand staircase, home to "The Ladies of Priory Manor".
Six eloquent stain glass windows, depicting Peace, Love, Hope, Faith, Charity and Industry. These priceless masterpieces were commissioned by William Carver and must have had significant meaning to him. Look closely and you will see that his initials were part of the harlequin pattern.
The staircase will take you up to a lovely sitting area and a long hallway that leads to both the Master and Guest Bedrooms.
Follow the stairs up to the 3rd level and you will find a charming little getaway. Here you will find the final staircase that leads you up to the Tower Room, a great place to escape and have a cup a tea or a morning coffee.
Make your way back down the staircases and through the double doors, you will find the impressive drawing room with its beautiful view of the lake. Luxurious, yet cozy, this is the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day of touring.
Walk outside to the terrace, a perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat or share a bottle of wine. Follow the stone stairs down to the garden and then follow the private pathway that will take you down to the lake, a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.
The local grocery store, Booths, is located next to the train station, only a ½ mile away, giving you even more options to easily travel to London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Priory Manor has a well-equipped kitchen, including the Nutribullet, Nespresso, Cappuccino Machine, Juicer etc.
Free WIFI, Flat Screen TVs, DVD Players, Wireless Speakers, iPod Docks, Hairdryers and Straighteners.
Local brochures and restaurant menus are located in the small office, right before the Drawing Room
NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS WITHOUT APPROVAL
Windermere is the perfect location, centrally located, just a stones step away from the hustle and bustle tourist area of Bowness -On -Windermere, but close enough to access both villages.
1/2 mile easy walk to Windermere village center, where you can find the train station and local pubs, restaurants, shops, chemist and grocery stores. Next to the train station, you will find “Lakeland” a wonderful Kitchen and Homegoods store, (with an excellent cafe located upstairs) and Booths our favorite grocery store.
1 easy mile walk along Rayrigg Road to Bowness-On-Windermere where you can stroll along the buzzy lake front, take the ferry for trip around the lake, rent boats & bikes. in the village you will find an abundance of pubs, restaurants, shops and the local movie theater.
A few miles further out and you will find the picturesque villages of Hawkshead, Ambleside, Elterwater, Grasmere, Stavely, Ings, Rydal, Troutbeck, etc.....
All which can be reached by car, bus, taxi, bike, boat, walking and ferry.