NEW PROPERTY UPDATE Released with availability from Christmas 2017 the existing artists impressions used in this listing is soon to be updated with photography.
At the foot of Loughrigg Fell, across the River Rothay from the famous 'Stepping Stones' lies this unique and contemporary self-catering abode. Just a short river bank walk into Ambleside centre and within the charming Town of Rydal.
This unique and modern property has been in the making for years, the owners have dedicated a lot of time to create such a well-designed space. Built on the site of the former stables belonging to the Stepping Stones Estate; it overlooks the River Rothay and breath-taking Lakeland countryside. The Gallery one of three properties in this building.
The design of this property was born out of the desire to blend in to the surrounding landscape; that's where the curved shape and the pitched green roof. The idea was to be as eco-friendly as possible with locally sourced stone and a very low carbon footprint. Floor to ceiling height windows have been used a considerable amount in this build to take advantage of the breath-taking setting and of course to draw in as much light as possible.
Holiday makers will admire the quality interior design of this property, it appeals to those guests looking for something unusual and exceptionally well thought out. The owners have worked closely with a designer to ensure the interiors compliment the building and its incredible location, attention to detail is truly at its finest here; evidenced from bold and bespoke kitchen right down to the last thread of designer fabric in the bedroom.
Accomodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars
A Lakeland slate route takes you through the grounds, crossing over the beck to the rear entrance of the property located through a small private courtyard. The walker-friendly entrance offers a place to take off boots and coats after a long day on the fells.
Enter into the hallway, leading you to the front of the property. The hallway separates the two bedrooms in this property, each with a private ensuite; one boasts a large walk-in monsoon shower and the other complete with a free-standing designer bath and shower attachment.
Carry on along the hallway until you reach the open plan living space at the very front of the property, taking in the views offered through the floor to ceiling windows which sweep across the entirety of the property.
The living area offers everything that you would expect from this Lake District holiday cottage in terms of cooking, dining and relaxing; including underfloor heating on those colder days and a log burner to create a cosy and romantic atmosphere in the evenings. When summer comes around, guests can take delight in spending time on the front terrace; glass of wine in hand, while absorbing the terrific setting in all its glory ? and let us not forget the beautiful wildlife who are lucky enough to call this place home.
It would be difficult to imagine a more magical location; sitting at the foot of Loughrigg Fell, just a stones throw from the banks of River Rothay nestled in between Ambleside and Rydal Water, what more could you ask for? And if you do need more you might even be blessed enough to see the deer occupying this area along with the ducks, herons and the occasional otter. By foot or car, this area is one of the Lake District's most alluring with Lake Windermere almost on your doorstep... and from your classy abode you'll enjoy panoramic views throughout your stay.
The nearest village is Ambleside, a short 20 minute walk away on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside the long standing title of the most beloved Lake District destination; an elegant, historic village that has grown to become one of the most sophisticated holiday communities in the Lake District ? and great for all your essentials (a new pair of walking boots maybe?).
Enjoy your quiet and secluded holiday home whilst being less than a 10 minute drive away from superb shopping, excellent restaurants and fine local pubs. Just outside Ambleside village centre, Windermere Lake Cruises depart from the pier, providing your car-free route to explore Bowness and Lakeside.
A short walk in the other direction 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 a wealth of walking to enjoy from your door, you'll find acclaimed Lake District country pubs aplenty in the surrounding area including the Badger Bar with its log fires, local ales and home cooked food a mere 7 minute walk away. The perfect way to refuel after a day on the fells (if you can tear yourself away from that view!)
Stylishly appointed Lakeland luxury
Breath-taking panoramic views
On a riverside walking route to Ambleside village (20mins)
2 king size
Under floor heating
Contemporary Woodburning stove
Bespoke floor to ceiling glazing
En-suite walk in monsoon wet room
En-suite bathroom with designer freestanding bath & shower attachment
Electric oven with halogen hob
Fridge & freezer
Private parking for 2 cars
Private terrace and furniture
Sorry no babies
Children from 7 years