Crop Howe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041848)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Rochford

    “Great location and cottage, it had everything we needed, plenty of space for all.”

    Fab walks right from the front door and really easy to get into Ambleside. Shame that it was wet when we were there, this prevented us from making use of the excellent outdoor seating. Overall a great find, thanks.

    Fab walks right from the front door and really easy to get into Ambleside. Shame that it was wet when we were there, this prevented us from making use of the excellent outdoor seating. Overall a great find, thanks.

    - Mr Rochford, Aug 2019

The property

Arrive at this superb detached Lakeland residence and you'll know you've found something special. A couple of miles outside Ambleside, Crop Howe commands simply breathtaking views to the famous Langdale Pikes. The sheer quality within this luxurious ecco property combined with this sublime setting makes it a first choice every time and with so may repeat 'lakelovers' we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. The sleepy hamlet of Skelwith Fold is surrounded by gorgeous countryside as far as the eye can see and the famous Drunken Duck Inn is only a 20 minute walk. Back at the house, the living space is extensive, ideal for sociable occasions with wonderful views from most rooms. == Accommodation in detail A large heated porch with drying area leads you into Crop Howe; a hallway leads into the sitting room with spectacular picture window, reclining settees and access to the terrace and balcony via a patio door. The very well equipped kitchen has granite worksurfaces, with access to the large dining room, in turn, has large patio doors leading onto the decked area, a place to truly experience al-fresco living. On this level are both twin bedrooms and a king-size bedroom and two bathroom facilities. A staircase leads to the master king-size bedroom with that amazing view and a wonderful, private seating area to enjoy it. The en-suite with Jacuzzi bath is ideal for soothing the walking aches of the day. The external games room is a wonderful added feature of this property as are the gardens and don't forget that view... There are two showers on ground floor with small steps into. They are not walk in showers. There is a ramp upto the front of the property. It was built for an elderly lady with mobility problems. Location With all the charms of a large rural Lake District holiday home, this fabulous property is perfect for a walking holiday with so many routes to explore from the door. But it's also only a short drive away from vibrant Ambleside village and all the attractions of Lake Windermere. Close by, Ambleside is well-stocked with contemporary shops, renowned Lake District restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs. Stroll from the village centre to Waterhead Pier, and you'll find Windermere Lake 'steamers' provide your scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside. To your West, explore the breathtaking Langdale Valley, renowned for its unspoiled landscapes. Wander down to the valley bottom to admire more views or take on the famous Langdale Pikes, but remember you can't beat the views from Crop Howe. There are several excellent country pubs in the valley to complete your day, with the Skelwith Bridge Hotel being the nearest and The Drunken Duck being a 20 minute walk away. Ambleside is a great place to start if you plan to explore the wider Lake District. To your south is picturesque Hawkshead, famously home to the author Beatrix Potter whose home can be visited at Hill Top. Historic Grasmere is only a 10-minute drive away - a world-famous location for its connections with William Wordsworth.


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

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About the location


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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