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Stablemans Cottage at Stepping Stones

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042115)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “Great cost cottage with everything needed for an enjoyable stay.”

    Immaculately clean and very comfortable beds. Great location for leisurely walk to Ambleside or more challenging but beautiful walk to Grassmere. Lovely welcome pack and note from the owners

    Immaculately clean and very comfortable beds. Great location for leisurely walk to Ambleside or more challenging but beautiful walk to Grassmere. Lovely welcome pack and note from the owners

    - Caroline, December 2023


  • 3 bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room, 1 x king size, 1 x single, house bathroom with shower over bath, basin and wc
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, iPod docking station/radio/stereo/Sonos Speaker, WiFi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Shared gardens
  • Not suitable for children under 6
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

One of several truly romantic retreats within the historic 'Stepping Stones' residence, home to Wordsworth's family for more than a century. This property stands at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. It overlooks the famous Stepping Stones crossing the river Rothay which leads to close-by Rydal Water and is surrounded by stunning countryside scenes that inspired the famous poetry. This cottage apartment features traditional beams and fabulous vaulted ceilings combined with tasteful contemporary designed interiors. With peaceful landscapes and world renowned walks on its very doorstep, yet the village of Ambleside only a short distance away, this is a special place to fully embrace the sought-after Lake District lifestyle. == Accommodation in detail Park in the grounds of Stepping Stones, go up stone steps and walk through gardens to your own private patio area and front door. Entrance leads into a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with traditional vaulted ceilings and garden views. Two steps lead up to a cosy lounge with comfortable seating, flat screened TV, DVD and stereo. From the lounge two steps lead to a hallway, turning right leads to the ensuite bedroom and shower room, and in the opposite direction to the king size and single bedrooms and bathroom. The lovely bedrooms with pitched ceilings and Velux windows, combined with the character of the living and dining areas give you an instant barn conversion feel. Outside the gardens are beautiful with patio area complete with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living. Ring us in the office to find out more about the the reduction available. Location This secluded retreat near lovely little Rydal Water boasts strong connections with the poet William Wordsworth, who was inspired by the stunning surroundings. Walks from the door can take in Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount - two of Wordsworth's family homes. The poet's favourite viewpoint can be reached on the western end of the lake, and the tranquil surroundings are truly inspirational - not just to writers! The location is also only a short distance from the vibrant village of Ambleside. Here you'll find an interesting range of local shops, tempting delicatessens, traditional Lakeland pubs and top-class restaurants - even a cinema and live music bar. Lake Windermere can also be enjoyed from Waterhead Pier, where ferries depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside.

PLEASE NOTE that access to Stablemans Cottage is up steps at the side of Stepping Stones house to reach the garden. Some guests may consider the steps steep depending on their age/mobility. The property is therefore not suitable for those who struggle with mobility.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas