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The Spinney

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041718)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Kevin

    “We had a great stay at the The Spinney, it was super comfortable and really well located, so we would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get away for a break in this part of the country.”

    - Kevin, April 2024


  • Over 2 floors
  • 4 bedrooms; 1 x king size with ensuite, 1 x king size with open views, 2 x twin bedrooms, bathroom
  • Separate shower room
  • Spacious lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room.
  • 3 bathrooms - En-suite bathroom with shower over bath, bathroom with shower over bath, shower room with double shower unit
  • Choices Leisure Club access included
  • Near village centre
  • Feature balcony
  • Great river views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage parking & extra private parking space
  • Children's toys and DVDs
  • Double electric oven
  • Halogen hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Charismatic and spacious, this property is part of the select 'Falls' development. The buildings are beautifully converted in Lakeland stone from an old bobbin mill, nestled within 1.5 acres of tranquil woodland on the banks of the tumbling Stockghyll waterfalls. Just a stroll from the centre of Ambleside, you'll find this luxurious retreat with a unique layout. he lounge, which opens out to a waterfall balcony, is divine day and night. From the dining room you'll enjoy views to Nab Scar and Fairfield - what a backdrop! The vaulted lounge has an unusual galleried landing, creating a real sense of space. All bedrooms are spacious, with lovely outlooks but the master suite with glass doors to the balcony provides a romantic escape! The property is family friendly. The Spinney is a strictly no smoking (including the balcony), pet-free property. Accommodation in detail With private parking for 2 cars. A small flight of external steps leads to a veranda, and the entrance into the oak-fitted kitchen. Separate dining room with family-size table and fell views. Spacious lounge with vaulted ceiling, galleried landing, Lakeland fireplace, deep-cushioned furnishings and glass doors to a balcony overlooking Stockghyll Falls (smoking is not allowed on the balcony). On this level is a king-size en-suite bedroom with balcony doors, and a separate shower room. Upstairs to 3 further bedrooms; 1 king-size with open views and two twin rooms, one with woodland outlook and one with a velux and mountain views. 3rd bathroom facility with shower over bath. Location This large Ambleside self-catering apartment enjoys a wonderful location; peacefully secluded within its riverside development yet only a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic,and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Larger groups or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore. For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breathtaking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available. By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining?all just a stroll from your doorstep! The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.

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.