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5 Minute Walk To The Shores And Jetty Of Lake Windermere

Bedrooms 6
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location, Relax In The Garden And Take In The Calmness Of Your Surroundings

The house has been repainted and the kitchen and bathrooms retiled in 2017 to keep the house looking amazing. Stunning 6 bedroom, detached, luxurious holiday home. Ecclerigg Garth dates back to the 1850's but has been totally refurbished, leaving all the original charm of yesteryear. The property has 6 bedrooms split over 2 levels. All the bedrooms are on the same side of the house which makes it an ideal house for those with children. To the other side of the house is a brand new modern kitchen. New Granite surfaces have just been installed in 2016 making it look very classy. The kitchen leads to a separate utility room with a back door to the patio & garden. Downstairs also has a 14 seat dining room with a log burner and a separate playroom. Upstairs boasts a large magnificent feature lounge with a balcony that affords lake views. To the outside there is a patio with decking and a table that seats 14. There is a triple BBQ and outside lighting. The garden is enclosed and is more than ample for all your needs. If you are in the lakes for an activity holiday this is the place for you. We now also have the full Sky TV package for 2018 including all Sports and Movie channels. Leisure club membership is also included with your stay.

William Hodkinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About William Hodkinson

We are a family of 6 and this is our holiday home. We have 4 children who all enjoy the Lakes as much as we do. My email is willhoddy@aol.com

William Hodkinson purchased this house in 2010

Why William Hodkinson chose Windermere

The perfect location for everything. The property is a 5 minute walk from Lake Windermere and also a 5 minute walk from open countryside. Be it cycling or kayaking, the lakes has it all. The house is also a 5 minute drive to Ambleside, Windermere or Bowness.

What makes this house unique

Swimming in the Lake - The best pool around. Full Sky TV Package. The benefits of the property are too many to count. The magnificent views from the garden, the patio area where you can just chill out. If you want to go shopping there are the beautiful villages of Grasmere or Hawkshead within 15 minutes. Walking in the Langdales the Fells above Grasmere. Climbing Helvelyn, Scafell Pike, the Old man of Coniston, Skiddaw Visiting Buttermere, Derwent Water, Ullswater. Cycling around Thirlmere or in the little known roads of Mungrisedale. Mountain biking in Grisedale forest. This is just the start. There is so much to do. Or you could just chill out in Bowness or Ambleside in one of the many coffee houses, pubs or restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for an excellent weekend. The house was just perfect and suited our every need. We will be booking again next year. Sue 29/10/2014

What a place - Great memories and a super weekend that will be remembered for years to come. Emma and Friends 03/03/2014

This was our fifth visit to your amazing holiday home over the last 3 years. It gets better every time. Despite the weather we went for long walks, and the added bonus of having membership at Low Wood Leisre club really came in useful. The kids went swimming every day, whilst we chilled out in the hot tub. Also, it was really nice going out of season as things were not too busy.

Richard 07/01/2014

We had a wonderful New Year in your amazing house. Perfect size and location for all the family. Thank you Adam 03/01/2014.

Thank you so much for a superb weekend with friends and family. House was just perfect for all 3 generations. Bob 29/10/13

Property much better than expected. What a place! Richard 15/10/13

Great weekend in a fantastic house. Thank you. Samantha 24/09/13

Great week.... again. book me in for next year. Katie 30/08/13
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Windermere in Claife

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are also 2 further bathrooms, 1 with shower and jacuzzi bath, and 1 with double shower. And 2 further wc rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with en-suite and a walk in wardrobe. The en-suite has a double shower, twin sinks and a jacuzzi bath. In the rest of the house there are a further 4 double rooms (all mattresses upgraded in Aug 2016, and one kids room with 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
WORLD HERITAGE SITE 2018 WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKING FOR AUTUMN / WINTER 2018 AND EARLY 2019 Choices health club is included in the price of your stay. There is a Swimming Pool / Sauna / Jacuzzi / Hot Tub and Gym. Located 1 mile (2 minutes) from the house Stunning lake views Marina / Boat hire Outside: The patio furniture seats 14 people and has a triple BBQ for all occasions. There is a water feature and the whole area has lighting. To the end of the patio is a separate decking area with raised views. The garden offers views to lake Windermere as well as the famous old man of Coniston. For car parking it is possible to fit in about 5-6 cars in the entrance and a further 3-4 cars round the side of the house. The garden offers plenty of space for kids to play in a safe environment. There is also a spare shed which is for bike storage if you wish to bring a bike with you. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, a separate dryer, a sink and a beer Fridge. Both kitchen & utility have under floor heating. The back door leads directly on to the patio which is perfect for those long summer evenings sitting out and chilling. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. These are changed weekly. Other: Lounge balcony overlooks Lake Windermere & Hills. The main dining room seats 14 people and has a log burner for those cold nights. Next to the dining room is the play room for the kids to mess around in. This room has a TV with the full sky package


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average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this house for the weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. The house is beautiful and really well equipped. Everything we needed was there ready for us. We had two babies and two toddlers with us and the travel cots and a stair gate were also supplied. The garden is really lovely with a fabulous view and the house itself is in a great location. I would definitely recommend this house to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Clare. We are delighted that you found the house and location to be 5 star and we appreciate your feedback. We work hard to keep the house in pristine order. Thank you.
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house for the weekend for my husband's suprise birthday and 12 of us stayed in total. The House is amazing! As soon as we walked in we were all stunned and wowed by it all.

It was so much more than what i expected and all of us loved it! All the rooms throughout the house are lovely and it is a great size for a large group and has everything you need and more. The location is perfect and easy to find. We will definitely be returning next year and i would highly recommend the house to anyone, you will not be disappointed at all. It is simply stunning.

We can't wait to come back, we miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group - aged from 2 to 70 - on holiday for a family celebration and everyone loved it. The house and garden is wonderful - even better than we were expecting, we all wished we could stay longer. The house is extremely well-equipped with clear instructions and lots of information about walks and local attractions. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this house to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary with six other couples. The house is fabulous & very well equipped.

Nothing was an issue for the owners when I contacted them with any queries.

Stunning location, perfect to celebrate any occasion or just to get away and relax.

I would certainly recommend and would hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I would change nothing - even the weather was exceptional. We will be back ! Brilliant communication from the owners, nothing at all to fault.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cragwood Hotel
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Brockhole Visitor Centre
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Windermere Train Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Holbeck Ghyll

Special interest holidays:

The house is 100 metres from the entrance to the National Visitor Centre. Amongst other things, this offers lake cruises to Ambleside & Bowness, a cafe, lakeside walks, as well as a great adventure playground and blooming gardens. Have a great day out overlooking Windermere, between Troutbeck Bridge and Ambleside.

Enjoy the free adventure playground, or the new tree top adventure (similar to go ape). There is also canoe hire, crazy golf and other activities for all ages. Best of all, it is all right next to the beautiful lake Windermere. There is also an information centre, with good pushchair and wheelchair access. Free admission. Pay and display car park.


The coast is about 45 minutes by car.


Manchester Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.


For those rainy days the house boasts the full SKY SPORTS & MOVIE package both upstairs and down.

Lake District Visitor Centre - Brockhole 50 metres - enjoy the adventure playground, lakeside setting, exhibitions, fabulous gardens, information centre, gift shop and cafe. Free admission.

Cruising on Windermere - next door

Cycle hire by Windermere station 2 miles.

The Queens Head and The Mortal Man, 2 of the Lake Districts best pubs for fine ales and food a 3 mile walk. (Remember to take a torch for the walk home)

Further Details:

There are over 50 restaurants to choose from between Ambleside and Bowness.

No smokers and no pets please.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please note : 3 night weekend stays cost 75% of the weekly price. 4 nights is 80% and 5 nights 85%.
20% payment to be made at time of booking plus £300 refundable deposit. Payment of full balance to be made 6 weeks before booking commences.

Changeover Day:

Social Media:
We have special offers running throughout the year so please follow us on Twitter at @ecclerigggarth or Facebook at Lake District House ToRent for regular updates.

Please send us your photos and feedback as well of your stay!

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.