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Merewood Lodge

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041428)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • “The smell downstairs is musty and there is mould on the curtains and window frames beyond what a cleaner could do about it, it needs maintenance .”

    Several light bulbs were blown although it didn’t affect the light too drastically.If the downstairs matched the upstairs except for marked carpets( again beyond a cleaners remit) the stay would have been much nearer the 5 star rating.Arriving at the premises the downstairs bedrooms smell immediately makes everyone down.Toilet seats -5 star?? Great shame.

    Several light bulbs were blown although it didn’t affect the light too drastically.If the downstairs matched the upstairs except for marked carpets( again beyond a cleaners remit) the stay would have been much nearer the 5 star rating.Arriving at the premises the downstairs bedrooms smell immediately makes everyone down.Toilet seats -5 star?? Great shame.

    - Mr Mead, September 2021

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The property

This luxurious Lakeland cottage combines contemporary living with cosy styling set only a five minute stroll away from the shores of Lake Windermere - what a breath-taking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep, with Ambleside only 5 minutes away by car. The stylish finish to this luxurious cottage has to be seen to be fully appreciated and the upside down layout is very sociable making Merewood Lodge always a first choice. Once a coach house and stables to the 1st Earl of Lonsdale, Merewood Lodge was transformed and adjoins a select group of cottages in this glorious setting. Step inside and be transported to the classy yet characterful interior; lots of space and light elegantly mixes with sumptuous furnishing and luxurious bathrooms; everything feels generous the upside down layout takes full advantage of the views. A magical cottage and literally perfect at every time of the Lakeland year. ==Accommodation in detail A driveway leads to your private parking and entrance to Merewood Lodge. Entrance hall with lots of space for walking gear. On this level are the three bedrooms; 2 king size, one with en-suite shower room and the twin bedroom along with the house bathroom with bath and shower facility. Upstairs to the main living area, flooded with lights and admiring the wonderful views and with access to a balcony. The kitchen / dining room enjoys the views also, being separated by glazed walls. On this level is a cloakroom / 3rd WC / was basin. Outside to the delightful and relaxing shared garden, a place to while away beautiful sunny days. There is a private wild garden leading to a summerhouse (owner use) where you will find outdoor patio furniture Location This luxurious Lakeland holiday home near Lake Windermere provides a fantastic base for a holiday in the Lake District, or a sociable gathering, being ideally placed between Windermere village and Ambleside. The A591 is the main route into the heart of the Lakes, leading from Windermere on to Ambleside, Rydal Water, historic Grasmere, then branching off to scenic areas such as the Langdale Valley and Coniston. The National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole is a must for all who visit, with fabulous grounds leading down to the lake shore and a wealth of activities for kids and adults, they have also built a new pier here, so you can enjoy Brockhole car free - check the website for event details. Nearby Windermere is ideal for stocking up the kitchen; you'll find the Booths supermarket well-stocked with local produce and everyday essentials. The village also has a traditional butcher and several other local shops. Ambleside is only a few minutes' drive away; an attractive historic village with sophisticated shopping, tempting cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. There are also two good cinemas in Ambleside - perfect for a rainy day. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside, providing a car-free route to explore Bowness and Lakeside. No worries about parking!

Summary

  • 3 ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king size rooms (one with en-suite shower room), 1 x twin room, house bathroom with bath and shower
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and wc
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven with gas hob, microwave, frige, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Balcony
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Pub nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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.

Please note care needed in the wild garden as ground uneven, stepping stones and gravel. The summerhouse is owner use only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas