Gilbert Scar Foot ref: UK1116

Under Loughrigg, near Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Boutique Collection 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • All En-suite 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Situated down a quiet country lane and right in the heart of the Lake District, Gilbert Scar Foot is the perfect home from home. Attached to the owners’ B&B, this spacious Victorian property offers very good quality accommodation, and provides a tasteful blend of contemporary and Victorian décor throughout. Enjoy the glistening reflections of the River Rothay from the bay window in the living room, or spend your evening with friends or family in the large open plan living area. The bedrooms have been stylishly furnished and have views of either the River Rothay or Loughrigg Fell. The private terrace also provides spectacular views of the surrounding fells.

Just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Ambleside, Gilbert Scar Foot is the perfect place from which to explore the Lake District National Park. Waterhead, where you can take a trip on one of the Lake Windermere steamers, is just a short walk away, and there are many attractions within a few miles which can be reached by foot, bike or car. Nearby walks around beautiful Rydal Water or the breathtaking views from the top of Loughrigg Fell, never fail to impress. Brockhole, with its park and visitor centre, and Wray Castle (National Trust), make for great family day’s out. Perhaps have a picnic on the lawn while enjoying the view over Lake Windermere? For the more adventurous walkers there are the famous peaks of Great Langdale. After a busy day, what better way than to come back to Gilbert Scar Foot, relax, unwind and take in the evening views. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

7 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, 43" Smart TV and beams.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Terrace with garden furniture. Landscaped garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture (shared with B&B). Private parking for 2 cars; additional parking in B&B car park. No smoking. Please note: No children under 10 years old. There are 2 steps and a sloping bank in the shared garden. There is an unfenced river in the B&B car park.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    4 miles
  • Lake
    1½ miles

About the local area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This bustling, busy market town offers visitors numerous shops, cosy pubs and plenty of places to eat out.

Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains and is an excellent base from which to tour the Lake District. A short walk from the town centre is Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70ft waterfall and to the southeast is Jenkins Crag (730ft), with its great views of Ambleside and the surrounding hills. Well worth a visit is Stagshaw Garden, a woodland garden with lovely floral displays set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Windermere. From the garden walks lead through Skelghyll Woods to the fells beyond.

For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore of Lake Windermere, boat trips down the lake and back, or maybe just potter around the many outdoor shops, craft shops and galleries before a good pub lunch.

Things to do nearby

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Biketreks

Enjoy the beautiful Lake District countryside starting off in Ambleside. Explore the quiet roads and country tracks on bikes hired from only £25 a day! Tel: 01539 431245

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the great activities on the water.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is `The Apple Pie', famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

Loughrigg Fell Walk
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

White Platts Recreational Ground
White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

Mountain Journeys

Family Adventure Days, rock climbing and abseiling taster days plus rock scrambling, gorge scrambling and guided mountain walks all within the National Park. Tel: 07971 622616

Ghyllside Cycles

Bikes, accessories, clothing, cycle hire and cycle repair all under one roof in the Lakeland village of Ambleside. Tel: 01539 433592

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home.

Zeffirellis

Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk
Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stock Ghyll force tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

The Armitt Trust and Museum

This unique gallery, museum and library combines fun, art and entertainment to teach the visitor all about Lakeland and its people. Learn all about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Harriett Martineau and John Ruskin.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

This is a fantastic climbing venue in Ambleside with indoor climbing wall, bouldering room and small cafe. These superb indoor facilities are open to all those over the age of 5 and with opening times which extend on into the evening - its great for when you can't get into the hills.

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