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Sleeps 11 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside
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Large Holiday House, near Ambleside (GL008GL)

Large Lake District cottage sleeping up to 11 people, or if booked with Dale End Barn (reference: GL007) and Dale End Loggia (reference: GL002) sleeping 17 people in total.

Occupying a splendid position on the lower slopes of Silver Howe, overlooking Grasmere Water, Heron Pike and the surrounding fells, The Property is situated one mile from Grasmere village along the winding Langdale/Red Bank Road. A traditional stone built Lakeland farmhouse with many attractive features, to provide a high level of comfort, space and flexibility of accommodation.

Entrance is into a large hallway with lakeland stone floor. Seating, bookshelves and a separate w.c. with hooks for coats and space for boots inside. Down a step into the large lounge seating 12, new large flatscreen tv with Sky, video & DVD, wood burning stove and superb views of the fells and Grasmere Water. The lounge leads through into a comfortable study with its own flat screen tv and additional seating for 7. Access to the garden and upper terrace, with rustic picnic tables with seating for 12.

The hand made oak fitted kitchen has views to die for and is of a traditional farmhouse style with La Canche range cooker, dishwasher and a separate utility houses a full size fridge, full size freezer and plenty of cupboard space for storing all your essentials. Either the kitchen or hall entrance leads into the dining room with a huge long table with spacious seating for 12, a real 'pass me the salt affair'! Off the dining room a door leads into the family bedroom on the ground floor, with king size and single bed plus ensuite shower room.

Upstairs: Wide stairs from the entrance hallway lead to the first floor. A short passage way leads to the adjoining door between the farm and the barn, and then onto the master bedroom with wrought iron bed and stunning views out over the water and fells beyond. The bedroom benefits from a newly fitted ensuite bathroom, with bath, shower over, sink and w.c.

Further along the upper landing is the second bedroom, which has a double bed, and the benefit of its own wash hand basin. The third bedroom is a twin room also with wash hand basin, and the last upstairs bedroom is a double room with king size bed, and ensuite bathroom hidden through mirrored doors. Also upstairs is an additional shower room and separate toilet. The garden is well laid out with a small stream & wonderful views over the water. A large patio with stunning views is accessed from the kitchen with steps leading down to the lower level of the garden with grassed area.

The house benefits from professionally fitted wireless broadband that runs across all 3 properties. Plenty of parking for 4-5 cars in the lower car park.

What's included?

We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.

Please note: The Property shares a small part of the garden with Dale End Barn - this has its own patio area in the lower section of the garden with its own picnic bench and stunning views.

Fire Pack / Logs available to purchase from the agency office.

Local Information
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Grasmere including a Co-op
Nearest Large Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere 9.7 miles. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal, approx 19 miles.
Food Deliveries - Asda, Sainsbury and Tesco deliver

Local Pub - There are a variety of pubs in Grasmere to suit every taste

Travel info
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 32 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 9.7 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 100 miles

A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 2.7 miles
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 11.3 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 8.2 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 11 miles
Waterhead - 6.7 miles
Coniston Gondola - 7.8 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 5.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 6.3 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 18 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 18 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 17 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 22 miles

Horse Riding
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 9.1 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.4 miles

Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside 5 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 12.5 miles

Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 9 miles

Summer ExternalBedroom 3LocationExternal ViewEntrance HallBedroom 1External - View 1Bedroom 2Bedroom 3 - View 2Bedroom 4Bedroom 5Field ViewBathroomBedroom 2 - En-suite - View 1Bedroom 2 - En-suite - View 2View From Garden
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Water Views
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


Check in / Check out

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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


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 shop 1.2 miles Nearest pub 0.9 miles


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