Greenbank House ref: UK1152

Skelwith Bridge, near Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

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10
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Bedrooms
5
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Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
No pets allowed
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

You will not be short of space when you stay at Greenbank House. This large, welcoming property with attached annexe is set in the hamlet of Skelwith Bridge, and only yards from the picturesque River Brathay, with some lovely walks right on your doorstep. With views over Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell, and large gardens to explore the flora and fauna, you will soon be in your own peace and tranquillity and away from it all. Let your children play hide and seek whilst you sit back and enjoy a good book, or a sip from a cup of tea whilst you thumb through a local guide for the next place to visit.

The main accommodation is set over two floors and has the benefit of its own private, attached, self contained annexe. Sit and enjoy the stunning views from the first floor living room, which also has a wood burner and plenty of comfy sofas to relax on and recall the day’s adventures. Entertain in the conservatory/dining room and absorb the surrounding private landscaped gardens and views. The large sun terrace is perfect to sit out on and make the most of the outlook, and with a large fully equipped kitchen, you have all the amenities to inspire any meal.

The village of Skelwith Bridge is home to the famous ’Chester’s By The River’ restaurant, which serves homemade cakes and lazy lunches, or enjoy a drink at the local bar. Nearby Skelwith Force waterfall is well worth a walk up to. A short drive and you are in Lakeland’s finest towns of Coniston, Ambleside and Windermere, or for the more adventurous, why not try some of the most acclaimed walks in the Langdale Valley? Beach 25 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Main House:
Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room 1: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize sleigh bed, Freeview TV, electric wood burner and door leading to garden.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First Floor:
Living room 2:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room/conservatory.
Kitchen 2: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Annexe: All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
Step to...
Bedroom area:
With double bed.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating (in main house), economy 7 central heating (in annexe), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed terraced garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is 1 step from the ground floor kingsize bedroom to the terrace, 8 steps from the conservatory down to the patio area and 11 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    7¼ miles
  • Lake
    2 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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