The unique character of the 18th Century Cumbrian farm known as Whitbarrow Hall has been retained as the Resort has grown to 140 cottages and apartments as more of the farm buildings, such as the old Coach House, the Piggery and the Dutch Barn, have been tastefully restored and converted. Many of the one, two and three bedroom apartments feature natural stonewalls and ancient oak beams, each with its own character. As with all Seasons Resorts, they are furnished with everything you need for the perfect self catering holiday, with fully fitted kitchens, freeview television, dvd players and a dvd library. The reception area and some apartments have been specially adapted for wheelchair access.
A cobbled, flagged ‘village’ street, overlooked by the clock tower, runs between the converted natural stone farm buildings, with paths leading off through pretty archways to flower-decked courtyards, each with its own lawned area.
The Resort has many onsite facilities including a full equipped leisure club with heated swimming pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room, gym and games room, bar, restaurant and holistic therapy centre, together with access to a wide range of activities such as horse riding, archery, fishing, fell walking, quad biking, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling and canoeing.
There is a duck pond and abundant bird and wildlife, the Resort is one of the few places in the UK that you can still see native red squirrels. There is also a nature trail nearby.
Try the ‘Vassa’ holistic therapy centre for a range of treatments and massages, reception staff are available to help and advise on how to make the most of your day and tips on where to find the most delicious local food. Horse-riding, archery, fishing, fell walking, quad biking, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling and canoeing can all be arranged on request at the Leisure Club. Water skiing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, scuba diving, sailing dinghies and boat trips are all available at nearby Windermere.