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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Pretty Family Retreat, Ambleside

Part of a magnificent period property, Tarn House sits above the picturesque Skelwith Village in the Langdale Valley. This is a genuine walkers' paradise; commanding ever-changing views from the garden over the spectacular valley and circumscribed by the Lake District's most famous fells.

Chester's Cafe and the Skelwith Bridge Hotel's Talbot Bar are only a short stroll away. Inside you'll find a true taste of traditional Lakeland grandeur; high ceilings, polished floorboards, Victorian tiling and Inglenook fireplace blend beautifully with rich fabrics and lavish furnishings. This is a place to spend quality time with family or friends, at any time of year, whether relaxing or exploring. Visitors have described the interior design as thoughtful and creative, the setting as magical and the location as "amazing".

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Accommodation in detail

A shared private driveway leads to private parking for 3 cars. Victorian tiled entrance hall to the elegant living / dining room with large picture window, lavish leather furnishings and woodburning stove. Local slate kitchen with access to the exterior and separate laundry room. Upstairs to double and twin bedrooms, Victorian bathroom and reading room / 2nd reception room. Upstairs again to two more fabulous double bedrooms, plus a second bathroom. Outside, an outcrop of rock forms an interesting feature and stone steps lead to an upper garden with far reaching views.

Location

A Skelwith Bridge holiday home takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps, but places you in an ideal location for exploring the highlights. Skelwith Bridge is a small hamlet in the heart of the Langdale Valley, within easy reach of shops, Windermere Lake Cruises and restaurants in Ambleside, but surrounded by sublime countryside scenes.

Many famous Lake District walks begin in and around Skelwith Bridge; choose from challenging routes on the Langdale Pikes, Loughrigg and the tarn, or peaceful strolls on the shores of Elterwater to name but a few. Nearby Ambleside is a great place to stop off for hiking advice, with a tourist information centre and many expert outdoor stores.

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.

A summary of recent guest comments include:

"A fantastic house, warm and welcoming and an amazing location. We would love to come back next year!"

"Very well equipped, very clean and well presented. Location spot on - you can walk to places without the car"

"So much thoughfulness and creativity added to make this such a lovely home to stay. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended"

Short breaks of 3, 4 or 5 nights are accepted at Tarn House - please book online or call us for prices and availability on 015394 88855.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

Conditions

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 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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