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The Mounting Steps

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041364)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Serena

    “The location was perfect and the price was fair.”

    The cottage was lovely to stay in. As personal reference, some curtains in the bedroom would be nice as we found it to be quite light in a morning but other than that, we really enjoyed it and would definitely stay again.

    The cottage was lovely to stay in. As personal reference, some curtains in the bedroom would be nice as we found it to be quite light in a morning but other than that, we really enjoyed it and would definitely stay again.

    - Serena, September 2023

    Thank you for your positive feedback Serena and take on board your comments re the window shutters. Glad you enjoyed our cottage and we hope to welcome you back soon! Gill Property Owner


  • Arranged across 3 floors: 1 x king size bedroom with en-suite basin and wc
  • Main bathroom with new extended walk-in shower area and separate bath
  • Sitting room
  • New for 2023: refurbished kitchen with new integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer dryer (new pictures to follow)
  • Dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob and microwave
  • 40 inch Smart TV in the lounge, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 40 inch tv in the bedroom
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Riverside garden close by
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shops nearby
  • Babies accepted but guests need to bring own travel cot and high chair.

The property

This captivating period Lakeland cottage is set within a cobbled courtyard, alongside the imposing manor house it once served. The property resides in a sleepy hamlet at the head of Lake Windermere, but is just a pleasant 10-15 minute stroll from Ambleside village centre. A wealth of fascinating features surrounds the property, with the original horse 'mounting steps' framing the front door. Step inside and you'll discover the ultimate romantic hideaway, embracing 'country house chic' at every turn with contemporary comforts thrown in. Cosy up in the lounge, dine with a view to Lake Windermere (seasonal) and relax in the comfortable bedroom. You can even walk home from your evenings out in Ambleside or the Lakeside restaurants and bars! Accommodation in detail Enter into the elegant entrance hall with access to the bedroom with king size bed and en-suite comprising wc and washbasin. Upstairs to the stylish but homely lounge, with a stunning outlook and electric wood burning stove, fabulous for relaxing and watching a film together or reading the daily newspaper. The top floor has a modern country kitchen, well-equipped with oven, microwave and featuring a window dining table with ever-changing views over the Lakeland fells. New for 2023: fully integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Main bathroom with new extended walk-in shower area and separate bath. Guests have use of a riverside garden just across the road from the property, here you can relax on a summers evening with a glass of wine, whilst listening to the soothing sound of the water gently flowing past or even enjoying a picnic. Private parking for 1 car, right outside the door. Babies are accepted at the property but guest would need to bring their own travel cot and high chair. Location The property is found within the small hamlet of Clappersgate, just to the west of Ambleside village and on the way to the Langdale Valley. Only a 10 minute walk away, Ambleside is historic and attractive. Ambleside is a popular Lake District village, taking a very scenic location on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of Lakeland Fells. It's a superb choice for couples or groups, who'll enjoy being able to explore on foot and sample the very best of Lakeland village life! In Ambleside village centre, you'll find sophisticated shopping and fabulous eating - an array of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs await. Ambleside also has two cinema venues, adding to a wide range of choices for romantic or sociable evenings out!Why not take a cruise on Lake Windermere during your stay? Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Ambleside Pier at Waterhead, which is just a stroll from the cottage - a great way to explore Bowness and Lakeside without having to drive.Ambleside is a super base for walking in the Lake District, and the scenery is a constant source of inspiration for those who are packing their boots! Route information is on hand at Tourist Information and you'll easily find advice in the many expert outdoor clothing stores. There are also maps and books on hand at the cottage. Touring by car is scenic in every direction from your holiday cottage in Ambleside. Follow the A591 north past tranquil Rydal Water to historic Grasmere, and visit such attractions as the former home of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum. The A591 also leads easily south to Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere and on to Bowness. Ambleside is a fantastic central base whether you wish to hike in the fells, tour the Lake District's scenic areas or simply explore the charms of the local area.

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

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About the location


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.

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