Cowan Head consists of eight apartment buildings, a leisure centre with heated indoor swiming pool, sauna,steam room, Jacuzzi and a nine hole practice golf course on an area of almost fifty acres. Entance to the estate is via an electronically controlled security gate.

Developed to a high standard by J.N. Bentley Ltd. of Skipton several of the buildings were converted from original mill structures while others are newly constructed. The first residents moved into their homes in 1994 and the final phase of construction was completed in 1999. Appropriately integrated old and new buildings, named after local fells, compliment their Lakeland environment providing new architectural interest.