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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.

As you approach this property you are welcomed by the sound of running water from the adjacent waterfall. From here you can enjoy the best of both worlds: doorstep access to one of the Lake District’s finest towns, as well its most beautiful walks, cycle trails, water sports and tourist attractions. Ambleside is undoubtedly one of the best bases to explore the Lake District and is particularly popular with climbers and walkers. From the doorstep are walks to suit every ability, from the classic Fairfield Horseshoe to more child-friendly loops. A 0.5 mile stroll brings you to the head of Windermere where you can hire a boat or catch a ferry to Bowness-on-Windermere or Brockhole activity centre.

This property is ideal for bringing together large groups, four dogs are also welcome. Occupying an elevated position, it is tucked away on a quiet road in the heart of Ambleside and enjoys first floor panoramic views across to Loughrigg Fell. Built in the 1770s, this historic property has been both an artist’s studio and a youth hostel. Many of the original features such as fireplaces and wooden shutters, have been lovingly restored. Enter the property via a large boot room. This opens into the spacious but welcoming kitchen that retains some useful commercial features such as deep sinks and a hot water urn, perfect for making about 16 cups of tea in one fell swoop! There is a large gas range-style hob, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. The laundry room has a washing machine and tumble dryer, with secure storage for up to 3 bikes. Along the corridor from the kitchen, you will find the enormous dining room. Light floods through the large windows, showing off the original plaster ceiling, wooden floors, and marble fireplace. The tables can be arranged flexibly to comfortably seat 16 guests in any configuration. Round off the day in front of the wood burner stove in the cosy lounge. On the first floor are four spacious bedrooms, with original feature fireplaces and large picture windows with fell views. There is one king size and one twin bedroom, both with wash basin. There is also a single bedroom and a family bedroom with a four-poster double and a single bed. A plentiful supply of WCs and showers mean that you will never need to queue! Soak in fell views from the bath or take your pick from one of five showers: a single modern shower room or four private shower cubicles, spread across two rooms. There are also two separate WCs. On the second floor, you can stargaze through the Velux windows and catch the mountaintops. There is a king-size bedroom with wash basin, a single and a dorm style room with 5 single beds. There is a shower room and two separate WCs.

Parking for three cars, There is a slight gradient when entering the car park, if driving a low fronted car/sports car, please drive slowly into the car park,  you are less than 0.25 miles from the local amenities such as shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, bakeries, a cinema, park with well-equipped play areas, mini golf and tennis courts. Tucked behind the property is a cosy two bed apartment that is also available for rent, meaning you can accommodate a total of 20 friends or family.

  • 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 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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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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Iveing View

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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