A short walk from Ambleside, you'll find this fabulous character property on the banks of the River Rothay. The setting is sublime with breathtaking panoramic views, and the property itself is a retreat to write home about. Once a coachman's cottage and stables, the property was later owned by Queen Victoria's physician, then more recently by a local artist.
A tasteful, contemporary renovation has made best use of the original stable space, to create an exceptional, interconnected living area flooded with light and full of character; old oak beams, sleek slate floors, exposed stone walls and a woodburning stove. The bedrooms too are spacious and bright, and the gardens are your haven for sunny days with many scenic patios and a path to Loughrigg Fell.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars. Elegant entrance hallway with stunning views; slate floors and old oak beams spread throughout the ground floor. The lounge (open to the kitchen and central hallway) is full of character, warmed by a woodburning stove, luxurious leather furnishings. Open kitchen / dining room with extensive facilities, utility and 3rd WC. Modern oak staircase to the first floor galleried landing, where there is access to the garden. Master king-size bedroom with fabulous views and en-suite bathroom, 2nd king-size bedroom, and 1 twin. Unique slate bathroom with shower over bath. The large gardens lead into private woodland glade and up the side of Loughrigg Fell.
It's hard to describe the magic of this location; on the banks of the River Rothay and nestled in breathtaking landscapes between Ambleside and Rydal Water. Even when explored by car, this area is one of the Lake District's most beautiful with Lake Windermere almost on your doorstep... and from your holiday property you'll enjoy panoramic views throughout your stay.
The nearest village is Ambleside, a short walk away on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside has long been one of the Lake District's most popular destinations; a pretty historic village that has grown to become one of the most sophisticated holiday communities in the Lake District. The location of The Mews is ideal for enjoying this fabulous village without being immersed in crowds. Superb shopping, excellent restaurants and fine local pubs share the streets with traditional Lakeland cottages and fascinating historic buildings. Just outside Ambleside village centre, Windermere Lake Cruises depart from the pier providing your car-free route to explore Bowness and Lakeside. A slightly longer walk will take you past serene Rydal Water and into the historic village of Grasmere; famed as a hub for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts but also home to such attractions as Dove Cottage - former home of the famous poet William Wordsworth.
As well as an abundance of walking to enjoy from your door, you'll find acclaimed Lake District country pubs aplenty in the surrounding area. The perfect way to refuel after a day on the fells (if you can tear yourself away from your own superb kitchen!).
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.
2 dogs welcome