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The Old Barn

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041833)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Jeremy

    “This is a really lovely house; Superb location, very “safe” environment, large rooms, close to bus stop and Brockhole for strolls and Lake cruises.”

    Would recommend it and we would happily book again. Points for improvement: the downstairs toilet sink had a disconnected plug mechanism making it unusable, there were many pan lids of all sizes but only three oversized pans. Bring your own DVDs/CDs.

    Would recommend it and we would happily book again. Points for improvement: the downstairs toilet sink had a disconnected plug mechanism making it unusable, there were many pan lids of all sizes but only three oversized pans. Bring your own DVDs/CDs.

    - Jeremy, September 2023


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 bedrooms; 1 x king size with ensuite shower room, 2 x double bedrooms, bathroom
  • Spacious lounge
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Cloakroom with 3rd WC and wash basin
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Walking distance of National Park visitors centre and Lake Windermere
  • Private parking for two plus visitor's space
  • Wi-Fi
  • Double electric oven, gas hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Gas central heating
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel cot & Highchair provided


The property

This wonderful converted barn is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a 2 minute stroll from 'Brockhole', the National Park Visitor Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere. Within beautiful landscaped gardens, The Old Barn has a peaceful and secluded feel without any compromise on convenience, nestling amongst a group of Lakeland stone buildings once belonging to the 1st Earl of Lonsdale in the late 18th Century. Inside, you'll find fabulous light and airy living and dining space overlooking the gardens towards the lake and the spacious bedrooms ensure every guest feels special. Don't forget the beautiful patio also, a perfect place to truly relax and enjoy al-fresco living alongside the visiting wild deer. Accommodation in detail A private drive leads to The Old Barn with two private parking spaces right outside plus an addittional visitors space. A large entrance hall has access to a cloakroom/3rd wc/wash basin. The bright and airy kirchen/diner has everything you may need complete with a patio door to the furnished patio, ideal for alfresco living. The spacious living room has deep cushioned furnishings and is flooded with natural light, perfect for relaxing or planning your day with 'free' WIFI access; also with patio door access to the patio garden. Upstairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms, full of space and light and with beautiful views; the master kingsize with substanial en-suite shower room; the other two bedrooms are double bedrooms and the house bathroom has a bth with shower attachemnt. Outside there is a delightful patio and use of the landscaped gardens. There is also a complimentary cot and highchair for you to use. Location This imposing 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 caf?s 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!

Please be aware external painting work will commence on 17th June 2024

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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