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Iveing House

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 4
3 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious character house in Ambleside, perfect for large groups and families
  • The boot room and secure bike storage make it ideal for keen walkers and cyclists
  • A great selection of shops, restaurants, and bars within a quarter of a mile
Property code: 87181

Unique spacious period property, located in the heart of Ambleside, with far-reaching views over the fells. Ideal for families and groups coming together to explore the Lake District, with town amenities on your doorstep.

This fantastic holiday let, situated a half mile’s walk from the head of Lake Windermere, is perfect for you and your guests - including up to four dogs! Sleeping 16 across seven bedrooms, this house is ideal for family or friends’ reunions. Enjoy sociable dinners catching up with your loved ones in the huge dining room, or spend evenings curled up on the sofas in front of the wood burner in the lounge, chatting away until it’s time for bed.

The property, which was built in the 1770s and has been both an artist’s studio and a youth hostel in its time, is spacious and welcoming. The kitchen retains some of its useful commercial features, including deep sinks and a hot water urn that makes the tea round a doddle! On the first floor, four peaceful bedrooms have original feature fireplaces and large picture windows with fell views; the final three bedrooms are on the second floor and the dorm-style room with five single beds is the perfect den for kids. Outside, there is a small lawn area with a bench to the side of the house which is a tranquil spot for a morning coffee before you head off into the hills.

Step out of the front door onto a range of walking trails to suit all abilities; the popular Fairfield Horseshoe starts under a mile from the house, and there are plenty of child-friendly loops around Ambleside itself. Grizedale Forest (8 miles) is also brilliant for kids, with over 40 sculptures for them to find, and stunning views from Lake Windermere to Coniston Water. Make sure you visit Aira Force (18 miles), the most famous Lake District waterfall, and sample some mint cake in the pretty town of Kendal.

  • 7 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 family room including a double four-poster and single , 1 twin, 2 singles, and 1 bedroom with 5 single beds
  • 5 bathrooms – 1 bathroom, 1 shower room with WC, 5 private shower cubicles across 3 rooms and 4 separate WC’s
  • Range style oven with gas hob and electric oven, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher
  • External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs included)
  • Due to its age, unfortunately this property is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility as there are many steps
  • Private parking for up to 3 cars, There is a slight gradient when entering the car park, low fronted cars need to drive slowly
  • Lockable storage for bikes
  • Shops, bars, and restaurants are within 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Manikantan 24th June 2022

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Reviewed by Hitesh 29th May 2022

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We were group of 8 family. We had amazing stay and children loved cottage. We would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Mark 13th May 2022

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We have just got back from a fantastic weekend in Ambleside. We were on a team build so needed a large house to accommodate us all. The group were really impressed with the accommodation. The house was spacious, the rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. There was an abundance of showers so no queues in the morning. The kitchen was well eqRead moreuipped and the dining room was lovely. The garden furniture was a welcome addition too. The location is fantastic. Everyone wants to return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Jason 29th April 2022

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A great weekend in a great location, ideal for families and walkers, the boot room is great when youve got wet gear from a days walking . The house is a little quirky but has everything you need and the beds are comfy. We stayed 3 nights, with at one time 12 people and 3 dogs, it ticked all our boxes. Look forward to returning

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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