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Ghyll Foot Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041933)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Grieves

    “The property has the potential to be a fantastic holiday let that we would have returned to again and again, the location and facilities are great.”

    However extremely poor cleanliness and general property maintenance let this down completely. Unfortunately this is not the first time we have had issues with Lake Lovers and cleanliness of their properties so I was reluctant to book, however I have wanted to stay at this particularly property as the location has great sentiment and meaning to me. Several of the fixtures and fitting are broken or in poor state of repair, including a lamp which is covered in duct tape and actually fell and ...

    However extremely poor cleanliness and general property maintenance let this down completely. Unfortunately this is not the first time we have had issues with Lake Lovers and cleanliness of their properties so I was reluctant to book, however I have wanted to stay at this particularly property as the location has great sentiment and meaning to me. Several of the fixtures and fitting are broken or in poor state of repair, including a lamp which is covered in duct tape and actually fell and narrowly missed my mother’s head. The property is in dire need of a deep clean, and given the list of cleaning we were sent from Lake Lovers to do before we vacated the property, I am led to believe that the absolute bare minimum is done between stays, which is a worry at the best of times, but particularly during Covid times. Dirty finger marks could be seen over numerous appliances and fittings, the carpets were covered in dirt and pet hair, the bin was filthy, the high hair provided was covered in food, a box of fire lighters was left open in the lounge prior to our arrival and the stench of petrol/fumes meant the lounge was completely unusable on our first day, the tumble drier does not have a door catch so does not work and the washing machine drum was black with filth and mold. All in a all, what had the potential to be magnificent holiday, was ruined by lack of care and attention from Lake Lovers and their property services.

    - Mrs Grieves, December 2021

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The property

Situated in the heart of Ambleside Village, this whitewashed character cottage is a real treat. Filled with charm and character this traditional cottage has been lovingly restored retaining much of the original charm whilst adding everything you could need for a memorable stay. Tucked away just a stone throw from the village's main street in the heart of the bustling and vibrant Lakeland village of Ambleside, the cottage oozes charm from the moment you set foot through the door. A fully equipped modern kitchen, provide all you could need whilst the dining room provides the ideal place for a relaxing breakfast or socialise with friends over dinner. Upstairs, the cosy lounge with log burning stove is a tranquil retreat and a great place for watching the comings and goings in the village from the window seats. Two comfortable bedrooms are complimented with a spacious bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Ghyll Foot is a real hideaway from which to explore, walk to the nearby Stock Ghyll Falls, leave the car behind for the day and enjoy the beautiful walk to Grasmere along the shores of Rydal Water, the more adventurous can seek out the challenging Fairfield Horseshoe one of the classic mountain walks the Lake District has to offer, literary fans can easily visit Rydal Mount, the family home of William Wordsworth, or simply enjoy the eclectic selection of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes that Ambleside has to offer. == Accommodation in detail The property is set over the three upper floors of this characterful property. The lower ground floor is the local traditional barbers shop, handy for a quick trim before an evening out! The cottage is accessed by a small flight of stone steps and on entering there is a handy storage cupboard for coats, boots and walking gear. The bay window in the dining room is an ideal spot to sit and read and the cosy cottage kitchen is well appointed and equipped and there is also a handy utility room. Upstairs there is a charming lounge overlooking the village complete with window seats and a cosy log burning stove. Please be careful whilst using the wooden stair case. Off the landing is a double bedroom that is tastefully furnished and a WC. On the top floor and in the eves is the master bedroom complete with king size bed (this bedroom can be made up as a twin bedded room if requested in advance of arrival) and a spacious bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Bedrooms feature a television. To the rear of the property there is a small yard and to the side of the property a traditional bench, an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by! Location Ambleside village is one of the Lake District's gems; traditional yet cosmopolitan, friendly and full of quirky Cumbrian surprises. An excellent range of local shops provide everything you need to stock up the kitchen, a wide range of excellent restaurants are available to try (including those on the stunning shores of Lake Windermere), Lakeland pubs to wind down in and an excellent cinema too. The main attraction is of course Lake Windermere's shore, and within a few minutes you'll be walking on to Waterhead Pier and taking a leisurely lake cruise to Bowness or Lakeside. For day trips throughout the Lakes, Ambleside is a great place to start. The A591 leads north to Rydal Water, Grasmere, Coniston and Langdale, or south to Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: Sleeps 4
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 king size or twin-bedded room
  • Bathroom with large walk-in shower
  • 2 WCs.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tv in each bedroom
  • Electric oven
  • Gas Hob
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen with underfloor heating
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Parking Permit for local car park
  • Pets welcome (1 medium size dog max)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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