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The Cranleigh

The Cranleigh,
Kendal Road,
LA23 3EW

Tel: 015394 43293

Props :Stephen & Louise Hargreaves

The Cranleigh is the highest graded Guest House having been awarded a
5 Star Gold Visit Britain and 5 Star AA Highly Commended in Bowness on Windermere

Expect the unexpected in this new Award winning 5 Star AA Gold 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.

The Sanctuary is probably the most luxurious room in the Lake District

Owners 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 king-size or super-king 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 such designers as Villeroy & Boch and Ben De Lisi, 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.

As an added bonus guests have free use or nearby leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, gym and squash courts. The Cranleigh has 14 car parking spaces it is no smoking throughout with private parking off site, please ask and is unsuitable for children. Invited and featured in the AA Britains Best B&B guide 2009, highly recommended.

The Hideout

Are you looking for a unique and exciting romantic experience that has never been offered before in the Lake District, where you and your partner can completely unwind? This is the place for you. We have created a new concept for staying in complete luxury, coupled with your own privacy, where you can book a private boutique home for one night or more. Our first property, the Hideout, is located 750 yards from The Cranleigh and is your own private retreat for the duration of your stay. It is conveniently located only 5 minutes’ walk from Lake Windermere and the beautiful village of Bowness. The property is perfect for a mini-moon, for celebrating a special occasion, or if you simply want to feel totally relaxed and alone with your partner.

The Hideaway 17

Finished in April 2009 this super King-size stunning suite offers accommodation at the highest level in the area with incredible in room facilities with an amazing bathroom, featuring a tranquility air spa bath.


Stunning Traventine floor to ceiling wall tiles faturing Blue Majic rib cut and broken on two walls with Emprador mosaics and Blue polished Majic on the floor. Large 'His and Her's' shower enclosure with two shower heads that light up. Extra large two seater air spa bath featuring tranquility underwater lighting for the ultimate bathing experience with a 17" mirrored television. Underfloor heating throughout, mood lighting throughout, designer taps with Ben De Lisi potware. Heated towel rail, luxury bathrobes toiletries and accessories.

Room facilities

Super King size bed with large padded fabric headboard
Separate lounge area with 50" wall mounted Plasma television with DVD player
Ipod docking station connected to individualy controlled ceiling speakers
including the bathroom
Bespoke handmade designer furniture
Internal phone to contact Reception for any requirements
Well stocked mini bar
Large wall mounted flat screen television in bedroom with DVD player
Access to a large DVD library
Goose down duvet with pure cotton bedding
Free internet access
Reading lights on both sides of the bed
Designer lighting throughout including bathroom
Designer wall coverings and coordinating soft furnishings
Quality tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits including complimentary bottled water

Finished in March 2009 this King-size double room is stunning and the bathroom is fantastic. Located within The Cranleigh


Stunning brown and cream designer Ben De Lisi bathroom. Air spa bath with underwater lighting and mirrored television at one end. Separate shower enclosure. Love me black taps and shower head, mood lighting throughout, heated tiled floor, illuminated make-up mirror, dual fuel towel rail, luxury towels, bathrobes and bathroom accessories.

Room facilities

King size bed with large padded fabric headboard
Bespoke handmade designer furniture
Internal phone to contact Reception for any requirements
Large wall mounted flat screen television
DVD player with free access to a large DVD library
Goose down duvet with pure cotton bedding
Ipod docking station to play your own music on
Free internet access
Reading lights on both sides of the bed
Designer lighting
Designer wall coverings and and coordinating soft furnishings
Quality tea and coffee making facilities and biscuits including complimentary bottled water


Lounge and Breakfast areas

All these areas have been thoughtfully designed to the highest standard, with an open fire in the winter to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine or locally brewed beer from the award winning Coniston or Hawkshead brewery.

This Lake District hotel is family run and under new ownership. The Cranleigh is unique for Bowness on Windermere. Stephen and Louise, the owners, have bought The Cranleigh with a vision to create a luxury cutting-edge guest house, with in-room facilities that rival the best hotels around. Our aim is to change the perception of traditional guest houses by creating a haven of style and comfort with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the centre of the English Lake District.

Much care and effort has been spent on design, layout, decoration and furnishings on all new superior and luxury rooms not to mention their superb bathrooms. The lounge, dining and reception areas of the main building have also been refurbished using contemporary classic design as a theme throughout, with the finest quality fabrics and furnishing. It was very important in the initial design and layout to create a finish that complemented the Arts & Crafts design of this period property.


New luxury and superior rooms have all been designed individually by a professional interior designer to create an ambience of total comfort with fabulous in-room facilities providing true value for money! 

These rooms include most or all of the following:
40 inch LCD TV's
Luxury goose down duvets with pure cotton sheets
Air spa baths and spacious illuminated showers
17 inch mirrored TV's in all rooms with baths
Quality towels, bathrobes and accessories
Sumptuous bedding and fabrics
DVD recorders
Heated bathroom tiled floors
iPod docking stations to play your own music
Dual fuel towel rails
Free internet access in all new rooms
Shaver sockets
Hair dryers
Tea and coffee making facilities
Free use of leisure facilities including a pool, gym sauna, steam room,
squash courts and snooker
Superb quality home-cooked breakfast using the finest locally sourced produce (of course, we also cater for vegetarians and special dietary requirements.

The Cranleigh is a licenced property and offers a selection of quality wines, champagnes and local brewed beers. Why not indulge in a bottle of Perseco a beautiful sparkling wine delivered to your door in an ice bucket with two glasses for a remarkable price of only £17.95.

All our guests are welcome to free use of leisure facilities which are only located 200 metres from our door. These facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, squash and snooker.
At the hotel we are always available to help make your visit to the Lake District a memorable one. If you are looking for some where special to eat or would like a recommendation to any of the established restaurants the area has to offer, we are here to help. 

What to see and do

The Cranleigh is an ideal base for touring and sightseeing the breathtaking Lake District landscape, for leisure and pleasure, which lies on our doorstep. You will find plenty of local walks and the ever popular Orrest Head with excellent views of the Lake Windermere and the Lakeland fells and beyound. Plenty of activities can be found close by fishing, cycling and mountain biking, boating, and horse riding. Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Hawkshead, Coniston and the Langdale Valley are all within 20 - 40 minutes drive by car making us a ideal choice to stay.



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