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BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND COTTAGE, Stunning Location, Perfect base for family/couples

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Peaceful picturesque riverside setting. Many walks from door & near Ambleside.

This idyllic retreat within the historic 'Stepping Stones' country house, once home to Wordsworth's family, stands at the foot of Loughrigg Fell. It overlooks the famous stepping stones crossing the River Rothay which leads to close-by Rydal Water and is surrounded by stunning countryside scenes.

Stableman's apartment cottage features traditional beams and fabulous vaulted ceilings combined with tastefully designed interiors. With peaceful landscapes and an abundance of walks on its very doorstep, yet the village of Ambleside only a short distance away, this is a special place to fully embrace the sought-after Lake District lifestyle.

Park in the grounds of Stepping Stones, go up stone steps and walk through gardens to your own private patio area and front door. Entrance leads into a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with traditional vaulted ceilings and garden views. Two steps lead up to a cosy lounge with comfortable seating, flat screened TV, DVD and stereo. From the lounge two steps lead to a hallway, turning right leads to the ensuite double bedroom and shower room, and in the opposite direction to the king size and single bedrooms and bathroom. The lovely bedrooms with pitched ceilings and Velux windows combine well with the character of the living and dining areas. There are stunning fell top views from all bedrooms. Outside there are beautiful views from the garden and a private patio area complete with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living.

The bedroom layout is attractive for just one couple wishing for more space, for a family/group of up to five or for two couples to holiday together.

We have 2 parking spaces to allow for this accommodation flexibility.

Stableman's is the perfect peaceful place to stay being in a stunning location with so many walks from the doorstep, yet convenient for bustling Ambleside and easy access to many parts of the Lakes.

A truly idyllic base to spend your holiday.

3 NIGHT WEEKEND & 4-NIGHT MID-WEEK BREAKS AVAILABLE IN LOW SEASON FROM £370 (all linen & heating/electricity included)

10% DISCOUNT FOR ONE COUPLE when closing off part of the bedroom area may be available at certain times of year.

Short Stay discounts or reductions for whole weeks are available for arrivals within 14 days.

More Details

Owner
Julia
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Julia

The Lakes is a very special place for me and my family.

Stableman's is in our favourite area for walking and exploring the Lakes - the characteristic comfortable cottage within such a historic Lakeland house with gorgeous riverside location and beautiful all-round views are an added bonus.

Having used holiday cottages ourselves, we know what is important to help make our guests feel very much at home to enjoy the best holiday experience.

I am always happy to help with any queries about the cottage or area.

Why Julia chose Ambleside

The stunning peaceful yet convenient location, the views and riverside setting, the large variety of walks straight from the door and the flexible layout of quality comfortable accommodation make Stableman's the ideal holiday retreat for one or two couples, for a group of friends or for a family.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is near the kingsize and single bedrooms and has a toilet, washbasin, bath and shower over bath. The separate shower room is en-suite to the double bedroom and accessible from the hallway. This has toilet, washbasin, shaving point and heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King-size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Shower en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Part of the bedroom area can be locked off to suit one couple
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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BEAUTIFUL LAKELAND COTTAGE, Stunning Location, Perfect base for family/couples
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5

A fantastic location and perfectly equipped cottage just outside Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful winter break in the Lakes and this cottage is in an idyllic and quiet location overlooking a stream with the hills beyond. The cottage is very well equipped and warm.

Thanks for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to the Lake District for years and we wished we'd come across Stableman’s cottage sooner. It is the best place we have ever stayed in. The location is beautiful, the cottage well stocked and thought out, full of character, and what a joy opening the blind in the mornings to such a stunning view. It truly felt comfortable like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely holiday cottage in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we were looking for from our trip. It is a beautiful comfortable base with so many walks around, easy for Ambleside and a perfect central location to drive to other places. The views are stunning, the kitchen well equipped, very comfortable beds, good communication and information from the owner. Everything we needed and more in such a gorgeous place.

We had a wonderful stay hoping to return next year. Thanks for the hospitality.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, attractive cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Stableman’s Cottage. It had everything we could possibly need, was warm, comfortable, peaceful and attractive. The layout was ideal and gave both couples individual privacy. The fantastic location was convenient for all we wanted to do and see with beautiful views. We would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

First class cottage in breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

Super week.

The accommodation was spacious, yet cosy and comfortable, with good decoration, furnishings and kitchen appliances/equipment. Location was breathtakingly beautiful and very convenient for all sorts of excellent walks. Ambleside was easy by car or foot. Walked to Elterwater and Grasmere without too much effort so hardly got in the car.

Overall a super holiday cottage and what a bonus having a connection to Wordsworth and being by the river!

We loved it so much that we’re now planning to make the most of their special winter short break offer.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Excellent cottage. Everything you need for a very enjoyable break. Location was ideal and beautiful. The cottage was attractively decorated and furnished with modern appliances but also managed to keep its character. Very comfortable bed and gorgeous views from the bedrooms. Extra bathroom very useful. A lot of attention to detail and the owner was very helpful with the booking and information. Good pub down the road, Ambleside close by and plenty of walks to choose. I don't usually write reviews but this was the best place we'd stayed in the Lakes and would highly recommend. Their offer of short stays in the winter is very tempting

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Manchester
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Windermere
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
M6

Set in idyllic rural surroundings with a view that has hardly changed since the property was in the Wordsworth family, Stepping Stones is just minutes from Ambleside. Guests have a true getting away from it all experience in beautiful surroundings and stunning scenery spectacularly located by River Rothay near Rydal Water. There are many wonderful walks straight from the door, ranging from short walks to full day hikes.

Alternatively a few minutes in the car takes you to the vibrant village of Ambleside known by locals as the jewel in Lakeland´s crown. Here you will find an interesting range of local shops, tempting delicatessens, traditional Lakeland pubs and top-class restaurants - even a cinema and live music bar. There are also endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Lake Windermere can also be enjoyed from Waterhead Pier, where ferries depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside.

Nearby too is Grasmere, a wonderful Lakeland village with views abound. Grasmere has drawn poets, artists and painters for centuries. Famously the home of William Wordsworth in Dove Cottage, from 1799-1808.

Bowness on Windermere is the most popular tourist destination in Cumbria; it is a hive of activity with plenty to see and do. Both young and old love to feed the ducks and swans at the water's edge and the many steamer cruises and boat hire are popular choices. There are cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and shops to help you while away the hours. The famous Beatrix Potter museum is well worth a visit too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
8 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£499
 
 
High
9 Feb 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Low
23 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£499
 
 
Mid
22 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Premium Short Break
30 Mar 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£815
 
 
Premium
6 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
High
13 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Mid
20 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
High
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Mid
11 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
High
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Peak
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
High
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Peak
29 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Premium
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Premium Short Break
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£495
for 3 nights
From
£165
£815
 
 
Peak
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
High
7 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Mid
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
High
12 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£615
for 7 nights
£615
 
 
Premium
19 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Mid
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Low/Short breaks
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£499
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Good housekeeping deposit of £130 required as per terms and conditions. This used to be arranged directly with the owner 6-8 weeks before arrival but bookings from 20/11/17 will be through Owners Direct. Final information about the cottage and access are provided directly by email from the owner at least one week before arrival. Details on e local area, walks, restaurants can also be provided after booking is confirmed.

Short breaks available at certain times of the year
Discounts available on full week's stay 14 days prior to arrival

Check in from 4pm on day of arrival
Check out by 10am on day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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