What a location! This unique Lake District character property takes its name (which means high road) from its spectacular position – just off the dramatic Kirkstone Pass. Occupying the upper 2 levels of a traditional property in Troutbeck village, Via Alta presents luxurious and spacious accommodation under splendid vaulted ceilings, warmed by a feature woodburning stove and with en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom.
The views from the house are unforgettable, and the Wansfell Pike walking route is metres from the door. Walkers will be spoilt for choice, and foodies will be glad of the short stroll to the Mortal Man, serving excellent Lake District gastro pub food and real local ale.
Accommodation in detail
This property is arranged over two levels with bedrooms and lounge arranged on upper two floors to take advantage of the views. Enter from ground level and ascend internal staircase to a superb living room with exposed stone wall, feature woodburning stove and vaulted ceiling with skylights. Modern, well-equipped kitchen and elegant dining area with comfortable room for 6 people. 2 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, all with en-suite bathrooms and luxurious carpet under foot. There is also an additional house bathroom, designed for a long soak after a day on the fells! There is also access to a shared garden.
Between Ambleside and Windermere, this holiday home in Troutbeck Valley is set amidst spectacular Lakeland Fells at the start of the dramatic Kirkstone Pass road. Although popular for its unique rural landscapes, Troutbeck village is free of busy car parks, tourist centres and hectic shopsalthough a small village shop / tea room / part time post office stocks some basics. Most of the village is classed as a conservation area with many listed and National Trust owned buildings, including Townend at the edge of the village, which can be visited for a taste of Westmorland life from centuries gone by.
Despite this air of escape, it's only a few minutes drive to facilities and restaurants in Windermere, the shores of Lake Windermere itself and the main road route to visit Ambleside, Rydal Water, Grasmere and beyond. A perfect Lake District self-catering base where you can escape the hustle and bustle, discover a wealth of unforgettable walks on your doorstep, and keep rainy day activities such as the Lake District visitor centre Brockhole, within easy reach.
2 double bedrooms, 1 twin
Open plan kitchen
Four ring electric induction hob
Tranquil rural setting
Private parking for 2 vehicles