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Four rooms have king-sized beds, with one a four-poster. The fifth room, Maclaren, can be a super-king double or twin. All rooms have fridges, tea and coffee facilities, freesat TV, DAB clock radios, bathrobes and wifi.

All bathrooms have bath and shower, underfloor heating, big fluffy towels, bathrobes and a range of gorgeous, eco-scrumptious toiletries including bath salts and "body butter" moisturiser supplied by Mother Earth of Grasmere.

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Second floor, at the back of the house.

Definitely worth climbing the stairs for, with something of the raffish feel appropriate to a room named for C.B. Fry, the legendary Edwardian cricketer and all-round renaissance man. A lofty, spacious room with windows facing south and east, and luxurious furnishings including a hand-carved French-style mahogany bed and venetian glass dressing table.

Bathroom has double basins, large-head shower, separate bath and underfloor heating.

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Second floor front, with free-standing bath in room.

Named for C B Fry's great friend, the romantic Indian prince Sir K.S. Ranjitsinhji, known universally as "Ranji". An elegant batsman for both Sussex and England, Ranji more or less invented the leg glance and India's domestic one-day cricket tournament is named after him.

A lovely, romantic, room at the front of the house, which looks north-west. Our most requested room so far, with flamingo-strewn wallpaper, panelling behind the bed, slightly rococo furniture and double-ended bath in the room. There is a separate shower room for traditionalists, complete with underfloor heating, walk-in shower and views toward Claife Heights.

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First floor front

The original master bedroom of the house, named for the master batsman Jack Hobbs, who made a still-unequalled 197 first-class centuries in his 40-year career.

Spacious room, complete with original big bay window and cornices. Views towards Claife Heights and just a glimpse of Windermere in winter. The furniture is hand-painted, including the king-sized four-poster bed.

The lordly bathroom boasts a two-person walk-in grohe rainshower, lovely VIctoria & Albert free-standing bath and underfloor heating.

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First floor room at back of house

Spacious room with wooden shutters to bedroom and bathroom windows - perfect for late risers. Named for A. C. MacLaren, England captain and still the holder of the record individual total for Lancashire (a monumental 424 against Somerset in 1895).

MacLaren features an elegant colour scheme, in shades of grey and blue, with Venetian glass dressing table and full-length mirror and six-foot, zip-and-link divan which can be set up as double or twin beds.

The bathroom has underfloor heating, double washbasins and a digital remote control for the shower , so you can get the temperature just right before you even get out of bed.

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Ground floor room

Named for S.F. Barnes, the great Staffordshire bowler; the only minor counties cricketer ever to play for England, who also made Richie Benaud's all-time greatest XI.

A ground floor room with easy access to the dining room and snug. A light, airy room with funky bathroom including large Kudos/aqualisa digital walk-in shower, separate bath, double basins and underfloor heating.