Highfield House is a beautifully appointed substantial Victorian property which sleeps nine in five bedrooms. Located in the popular village of Ambleside which offers a great array of shops, pubs, restaurants and a cinema. It is also a 10 minute walk from Lake Windermere. To the rear there is a furnished patio and a good-sized lawned area with garden furniture. A perfect peaceful place to relax on a summer’s evening with a glass of wine. Highfield House has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a superb very spacious property that is ideal for friends and families – the den / games room will appeal to children of all ages. Rare for Ambleside is the provision of ample private parking for 5 cars. Whatever the season, this property is perfect; from al-fresco living to family meals in the superb dining/kitchen area or cosy days by the fire (can you see our cuddly sloths??).
Accommodation In Detail
Highfield House is spread over four floors. The front door opens to a spacious hallway that runs the ground floor through to the rear door that opens onto the patio and garden.
To the ground floor is a spacious lounge with a large bay window which allows the light to flood in and is furnished with comfortable sofas which are arranged around a large TV screen and ornate open fire place. To the rear of the house, the modern kitchen has all you may need (with smart black granite worktops) which complement the fitted units. It is equipped with a gas Rangemaster hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a quality inventory. The dining area has a large table and is ideal for family occasions or social dinners with friends.
The lower ground floor has a fantastic family den/games room, a great room to escape to read a paper or a book, or for the kids to play on the PlayStation or watch a DVD on the large TV. A convenient additional WC is located on this floor.
To the rear of the property there is handy utility room where the washing machine and tumbler drier live.
On the first floor is a superb family bathroom with roll top bath, corner shower cubicle, basin and WC. Choose from two well-presented king size bedrooms, both with TV’s and one with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and basin. On the second floor there are a further three well-presented bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms. The first is presented with king size beds, the second can be made up either with king size or twin beds (please specify on booking), and finally there is a pretty single bedroom.
To the rear of the property there is a lawned garden with a patio with outdoor garden furniture , bike and Kayak store and beyond there is private parking for five cars.
Ambleside is one of the most vibrant, and perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District. It's lake shore location and excellent facilities make it the ideal choice for a self-catering break. Only seconds from your door you'll find a superb range of excellent restaurants, tasty cafes, local delicatessens, interesting shops, cinema and more. The shore of Lake Windermere is also only a stroll away at Waterhead Pier, where pub restaurants overlook the lake and Windermere Lake Cruises depart with trips to Bowness and Lakeside. A unique day out!
For exploring the rest of the Lake District, walkers and cyclists (or even just self-confessed foodies!) will find Ambleside an ideal base. The A591 leads you south to Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness, or north to Rydal Water, Grasmere then on to Langdale, Coniston or Keswick.
Period Lakeland residence
2 Dogs welcome
Private parking for 5 cars
Centrally located within easy walk of the village centre and the lake
3 King size bedrooms
1 Super king or twin bedroom - specify when booking
1 Single bedroom
3 En-suite shower rooms
1 En-suite bathroom
Luxurious bathroom with roll top bath and shower cubicle
Family games room with play station and smart TV with Freeview
Large family sitting room
Living flame gas fire
Large smart TV with Freeview
Superb kitchen/Dining room
Family dining table
Rangemaster with 5 ring gas hob
Washing machine and tumble dryer
Patio and garden with patio furniture
Gas central heating