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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Inviting Holiday Home, Ambleside

Greenbank House is set in the stunning Langdale Valley and that offers some of the most stunning mountain scenery anywhere in the Lake District. This large property offers a great location for friends and families to gather to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Situated only yards from the River Brathay and just a few minutes' walk from the cascading Skelwith Force waterfall and close to Chester's riverside cafe, renowned for its mouth-watering homemade cakes and the popular and cosy Talbot Bar which offers great Lakeland fare and local Jennings ales.

Greenbank House can be opened up to form one large, sleep 8, four bedroom, three bathroom property, with large gardens, ample parking and plenty of space for everybody to enjoy their stay.

The house offers great views across the valley to Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell from the warm and welcoming lounge with a log burning stove which is complimented by a lovely conservatory and well-appointed kitchen. The spacious bedrooms offer a welcoming retreat at the end of the day. With an additional lounge, second breakfast kitchen and a bedroom suite with a private sitting room, Greenbank House offers the opportunity for everyone to find their own space to be able to read, watch TV, socialise or the children to play.

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Accommodation in Detail

A small flight of stairs lead from the large porch to the hallway that runs the length of the property opening onto the large lounge with log burning stove and TV. The dining table is positioned in front of the large panoramic window which floods the room with light and offers unsurpassed views across the valley to the fells beyond. From the lounge there is a welcoming conservatory/sun room with triple aspect views of the gardens and the countryside. The living accommodation on this level is complemented with a large kitchen complete with all the amenities that you could need. There are two bedrooms also on this floor; a dual aspect double bedroom with ensuite shower room and WC and a twin bedroom along the corridor a family shower room.

Returning downstairs there is a second lounge with large panoramic windows, TV and breakfast kitchen and dining table. A patio door opens directly on to the garden. There is a cosy double bedroom and adjacent family bathroom with both bath and shower and separate WC. To the front of the property, also on the ground floor, there is a large bedroom suite, complete with sitting area offering beautiful views and door to the garden and a TV, a bright and airy double bedroom and well-appointed bathroom with bath and shower over. Just off the entrance hallway to the house there is a handy utility room and ample space for storing and drying boots, waterproofs and outdoor gear.

Location

Skelwith Bridge sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale, offering countless gentle or challenging walks conveniently starting from your door. With 'Chester's By The River', just a short walk and perfect for breakfast or much more, the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is just a ten minute stroll from the house and you also have 'The Drunken Duck' just up the road, which is a firm favorite with all; whether it's a pint of one of the famous 'Barngates' beers or dinner in the restaurant, it really is worth the visit.

The nearby Elterwater hamlet is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path alongside the tumbling river and within the hamlet is the Britannia Inn - a quintessential Lake District tavern serving great food and real local ale. For something more up market why not try the Eltermere Inn, serving lunches, afternoon teas and dinner in front of their roaring fire. If you want somewhere to unwind, why not visit the award-winning Langdale Estate where you can enjoy their impressive range of leisure, spa and dining facilities.

A holiday in Skelwith Bridge takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps, but places you in an ideal location for exploring. This is also a prime Lake District holiday destination for walking in the Lake District. Some of the most famous Lake District walks begin on your doorstep; including Loughrigg and the tarn. Your location just off the A593 makes exploring the wider reaches of the National Park a breeze. For example; follow the road back to Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere, then north to Rydal Water and Grasmere, or follow the A593 south to picturesque Coniston.

Whatever the season, and whatever style of holiday you prefer, the Langdale Valley provides blissful seclusion and world class walking, never too far from the Lake District's most vibrant communities.

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  • Garden Furniture
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  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Parking, Private
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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationAmbleside

Known as one the best towns to use as a base for exploring the Lake District, Ambleside is located on the edge of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake making this region a favourite with water sports enthusiasts and walkers. As a gateway to Scotland, this area has several interesting Roman fortresses to visit, such as Galava, Ravenglass and Hard Knott Fort.

The Lake Windermere ferry is a convenient service for crossing the shores and exploring the area, with cruises and boat hire available. A popular local attraction is Hill Top, the farmhouse owned by Beatrix Potter which is worth a visit for fans of the author. An iconic building of Ambleside is the tiny Bridge House over Stock Breck, and a short walk from the town is Stock Ghyll Force where there is a safe railed off point to view the impressive 70 foot waterfall.

Wray Castle is a great family day out, with dressing up for children and lots of outdoor space with play equipment. Grizedale Forest has numerous walking and cycling trails with a Go Ape tree top obstacle course on site. The Armitt Museum houses a gallery and collection of museum exhibitions. Open to the public, Dove Cottage was the family home of William Wordsworth and guided tours are available of the small museum and gardens. Also in the area is Rydal Mount House with portraits and memorabilia of the poets work.

Cumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District Nearest pub 1 miles

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