A LUXURY chalet on the shore of Windermere — described the UK’s most expensive holiday lodge — has been put up for sale at £675,000.

The wood-built structure at Bowness, is being sold for £125,000 more than the previous costliest lodge, which sold at Abersoch in Wales.

The Windermere lodge is the largest on the Fallbarrow Park site, boasting 1,144 sq ft of living space — more than a typical city apartment.

The sellers, South Lakeland Parks, described the lodge as the “closest you can get to the lake without actually being in it”. But the downside is that it cannot be lived in for six weeks of the year.

The owner, who is not allowed to use the lodge as a main residence, will also have to stump up an annual site licence fee of £6,000.

And the lodge can only be kept on the site for 50 years, after which it will have to be removed.

Looking directly out onto England’s largest lake, the luxury three-bedroom property has split level decking reaching the water’s edge. It is the last lakeshore lodge to be built on the Fallbarrow site.

It has a modern open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, which all have uninterrupted views from floor to ceiling doors onto the lake and stretching out to the Lake District fells.

The master bedroom has the same view from the king sized bed as well as having a spacious dressing room and en-suite wetroom with underfloor heating.

The sellers claim it is the most technically advanced of its kind available today and has been fitted with all the latest mod cons; from dial-in controlled lighting and heating to an integrated FM sound system that runs throughout the entire property.

Because of planning restrictions, the lodge can only be occupied between March 1 and January 14 every year.

Fallbarrow will hold an open day to market the lodge on May 26 and 27.