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Swirl How

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042698)

4.9

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Liz

    “Swirl How is a comfortable cottage in a quiet location in Ambleside.”

    Beds and living areas were comfortable and the kitchen is well set up for self-catering. I was, however, surprised to find that there was nothing but salt in the cupboards, not even the makings for a cup of tea or a bit of oil and vinegar. I comment on this as all of the other places we staying in during our 6 weeks in England did provide those things. The cottage is 7-10 minutes walk into the town centre, with lots of options for meals, etc. along with access to a good bus service connecting ...

    Beds and living areas were comfortable and the kitchen is well set up for self-catering. I was, however, surprised to find that there was nothing but salt in the cupboards, not even the makings for a cup of tea or a bit of oil and vinegar. I comment on this as all of the other places we staying in during our 6 weeks in England did provide those things. The cottage is 7-10 minutes walk into the town centre, with lots of options for meals, etc. along with access to a good bus service connecting the Lakes district which we used a few times to avoid the narrow country lanes and high parking fees. There are a couple of small supermarkets in Ambleside but a much bigger one a short drive away in Windemere.

    - Liz, June 2024

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Freeview TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Private driveway parking for two cars
  • Secure bike storage in garage (No parking)
  • If you have a vehicle with a low suspension, please approach the driveway at an angle and take caution
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

After undergoing substantial refurbishment Swirl How is now a perfect base for a Lake District holiday. Its facilities, comfort and views coupled with an excellent location within an easy downhill walk to the amenities of Ambleside mean that it is ideal for families and couples alike. With 180 degree panoramic views over Ambleside and the surrounding fells the views from this property really do take some beating. Located in a quiet residential area of Ambleside there are numerous walks from the door including Jenkins Crag and Wansfell. Windermere Lake is a short walk away where lake cruises can be enjoyed, boats can be hired or for the more active a great variety of watersports can be undertaken including canoeing, water skiing and sailing. In the evening Ambleside offers a good selection of places to eat from traditional pubs to vegetarian and Thai restaurants as well as a multi-screen cinema. Accommodation: One small step takes you through the front door and into the hallway. The lounge (flat screen TV, DVD, living-flame gas fire and wi-fi) has full-length double patio doors, which open out on to the patio dining area to take full advantage of the beautiful views. The dining area, just off the lounge, has an open archway through into the kitchen making the property feel very sociable whether you are eating inside or out. There are three bedrooms, one with king-size bed, one with double bed and a third bedroom, which can be used as a single or a twin (single with second hideaway bed- please let us know if this is required ). All have fitted carpets, built-in wardrobes and co-ordinating curtains and fabrics. There are two bathrooms, one is a fully tiled shower room (shower, basin and wc), the second is also fully tiled (bath, separate shower, basin and wc). Swirl How's furnishings are comfortable and up to date throughout with neutral coloured paints and carpets and splashes of colour in its co-ordinating fabrics. With double-glazing and gas central heating this property is sure to be a cosy, holiday retreat in any season. Outside: Patio doors from lounge lead on to the large enclosed sunny patio, with superb 180 degree panoramic views over the village of Ambleside itself, onto the fells of Loughrigg, Todd Crag and the mountains beyond. The patio is equipped with garden furniture and is ideal for a morning cup of coffee or glass of wine and barbecue in the evening. Garage for secure bike and outdoor equipment storage (No parking in garage). Parking on the driveway for two cars. Ambleside village and lake half a mile approx.

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

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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.