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Granary Cottage ref: 126103

Troutbeck, Ambleside & Area
3 Stars
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  • Sleeps 22
ParkingNearbyGardenNo
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo

Description

Part of a Grade II listed building, Granary Cottage offers a delightful and a peaceful location in the heart of the historic village of Troutbeck. The building dates back to 1650 and the cottage occupies the former granary to the adjoining farmhouse. Inside, the property has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard whilst maintaining many original features including massive oak beams. The views over Applethwaite Common and up to Froswick and Ill Bell are stunning.

Whilst there is no garden, there is an outside seat at the top of the cottage steps and a bench with outstanding views to the fells just across the road.

Troutbeck village is within the Troutbeck Conservation Area and affords a picturesque setting on the west side of this glorious valley set between Troutbeck Bridge and the Kirkstone Pass. It is an example of a linear settlement of medieval origin with original drinking troughs visible along the road. Townend (National Trust), a traditional Lake District farmhouse, is a short walk away and there are wonderful longer walks from the village including over Wansfell to Ambleside. Holehird gardens are just two miles away (website info here) .

The village boasts two excellent hostelries, the famous Mortal Man (free Wi-Fi) and The Queen's Head*, both of which serve delicious food. A recent addition to the village delights is the refurbished shop and newly opened tearoom (Troutbeck Tearoom) which are just round the corner from Granary Cottage. The shop has an excellent stock of food, drink and household necessities, has daily papers (except Sunday) and lots of homemade foods are cooked on the premises.

The cottage is available for two adults or one adult and one child. One baby can be accommodated if guests bring their own travel cot.

*Sadly, The Queen's Head suffered a serious fire in June 2014 and will be closed for some time while restoration work takes place.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: Bedroom (with additional electric heating) accessed down a very narrow staircase which can be made up as a double or twins with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

First floor

Granary Cottage has oil fired central heating throughout and comprises:
Lounge/dining area: Open plan, accessed via external staircase, with TV and DVD/hi-fi.
Kitchen area: With electric combi-oven, ceramic hob, fridge and dishwasher.

Facilities

All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Sorry, no cot available.

Miscellaneous

Roadside parking close to the property is available. Seating for two people outside the front door of the cottage.  

This property will accept short breaks all year round, irrespective of when they are booked except for Christmas and New Year, as long as they don't cross over a two week period.

Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townWindermereShops50 yards
Distance3 milesRestaurant1/2 mile
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub1/2 mile
Distance3 milesLake3 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

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What our customers say about Granary Cottage

E Jarnicki -

Small but good. Lovely little village with great walks from front door.


J Shepherd -

We found the property clean, well furnished for two people, the appliances were top quality, and it was good value for the money. It was very comfortable.


B Gregory -

This is a cute, quaint, quirky property with a very large and very comfortable bed.


P Long -

Very quaint property with all the facilities we required


P Mckay -

TICKED ALL THE BOXES. VERY COMFORTABLE AND EVERYTHING WE NEEDED WAS THERE AND VERY CLEAN.


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Ambleside Roman Fort

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Cookhouse Galleries

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The Apple Pie

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White Platts Recreational Ground

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960


What our customers say

E Jarnicki - October 2013

Small but good. Lovely little village with great walks from front door.


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