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Silver How

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1141905)

4.3

Lakelovers rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Michael

    “Silver Howe is in a great location for an easy 10 minute walk into Ambleside town centre and set far enough away from the road to be quiet and peaceful.”

    It’s spacious inside with outside seating overlooking a field and small wood at the back. The wi-fi and smart TV both worked well. We found the sofa and armchairs were too soft with little support for our liking - others may find them ok though. When we booked Silver How, it was listed by Sykes as a new holiday let, but it was clear when we arrived that it isn’t and is in need of some TLC. It’s a shame, because mostly the shortcomings are minor and easily fixable and if they were, I’d ...

    It’s spacious inside with outside seating overlooking a field and small wood at the back. The wi-fi and smart TV both worked well. We found the sofa and armchairs were too soft with little support for our liking - others may find them ok though. When we booked Silver How, it was listed by Sykes as a new holiday let, but it was clear when we arrived that it isn’t and is in need of some TLC. It’s a shame, because mostly the shortcomings are minor and easily fixable and if they were, I’d have given a 5 star rating. In no particular order, these were the shortcomings we found: * There was an Iron but no ironing board * There was a dustpan and brush but no broom for larger areas. * In the absence of a broom we tried the vacuum cleaner, but quickly switched it off due to the foul smell it gave out when running. * The provided clothes airer is unusable, due to worn clips, which causes it to collapse as soon a you hang anything on it. * There are no instructions for the washing machine. * Couldn’t use the ceiling lights in dining area as they flicker. * The washing machine door is hanging off due to a cracked hinge - it still closes with care though and works. * We were initially unable to lock the back door because the mechanism needed lubricating (a drop of WD40 sorted it out). * The bottom hinge on the back door is loose and broken. * The toilet seat downstairs is poorly fitted and won’t stay in the up position - just annoying really. * The cold tap lever in kitchen was very loose and hanging off (tightening with an Allen key improved it). * The door seal on the shower cubicle (bathroom off the landing) is hanging off. * The seal on the shower screen (in the en suite) is cracked and falls off if the screen is moved to access bath. * The double bed is badly stained. We discovered this when we had to rotate the mattress (one end seemed to have sunk). However the sheets and mattress protector were clean. * At the top of the stairs the roof seems to be leaking with a large damp stain on wall/ceiling. * General cleaning could be better - a lot of dust behind the beds, sofa and chairs, with cobwebs everywhere, including a large spider community in the en-suite extractor fan.

    - Michael, May 2024

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road designated parking for two cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub and lake 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Silver How is a beautiful stone-built property with a garden space and off-road parking, resting in the town of Ambleside, serving as an ideal getaway for a family or group of friends looking to explore the wonders of Cumbria. A traditional Lakeland House with two well-presented bedrooms sleeping up to four people, Silver How is one of five exclusive properties originally built in a Victorian hamlet and set in a tranquil location mid-way between Ambleside and Waterhead alongside Lake Windermere. The property is furnished in a contemporary style with carefully chosen colours and fabrics and affords an exceptional feeling of opulence. You will find your named parking space at the end of the long private drive, making your way to the covered entrance porch. Hang your outdoor clothes in the entrance hall, then walk into your stunning L-shaped open-plan living space. Relax in the stylish sitting area with exposed brickwork and grey sofas, catching up on a good book in a space filled with warmth and unique personality. Discover an attractive dining room and modern, fully-equipped kitchen, ideal for cooking up a storm and enjoying a heart-warming meal, or alternatively take a drink onto the south facing patio to sit and unwind as you look out to the lovely scenery set before you in a garden ideal for an alfresco affair. Two charming bedrooms encourage you to get cosy for the night, after refreshing in the family bathroom, with a choice between a king-size with a handy en-suite, and a twin bedroom. Walk to the Ambleside and browse the independent shops and enjoy one of its excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs or set off in the opposite direction to Waterhead to enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lake Windermere. From here guests can picnic on the shore, try out wild swimming or hire a boat to explore its secluded bays. If you feel like exploring the stunning scenery of the local area, set out on one of the many spectacular walks, available from your doorstep. Walk through lovely Rothay Park, go over the charming stone bridge then push up to Todd Crag where you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the length of Lake Windermere and the breath-taking countryside beyond. Silver How is also ideally placed to tour the Lake District by car or by bus, so why not set off for the day to discover the area’s quaint villages and hamlets, sparkling lakes and dramatic valleys? For an idyllic base on your Lake District adventure, choose Silver How.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas