In brief: A delightful country house with many features from the Arts and Crafts movement.
Our highlight: The breathtaking views down to the River Brathay and the fells beyond.
Insider guide: Set upon Nanny Brow Crag, this house retains many of its original features and charm, including an Art Deco three-piece suite and hand-made oak leaded windows. Play board games from a period armchair in the cosy lounge, or look for deer in the private woodlands. Many of the rooms have beautiful antique beds, as well as flat-screen TVs. If you can convince yourself to leave these surroundings, the house has direct access to the fells.