The River House ref: CC123271

Clappersgate near Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars

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2
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The unique setting of The River House, at the entrance to the Langdale Valley offers guests the opportunity of enjoying a riverside location and a luxurious bolthole, somewhere to relax, unwind and share precious moments together. Easy access from the shared drive to the main road between Skelwith Bridge and Ambleside where you will find a host of interesting shops, bars and restaurants and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to experience but perhaps you’d prefer the tranquillity and beauty of the Langdales, on the doorstep, just waiting to be explored either by car, cycle or on foot Set among similar properties but with it’s own private garden and river access.
The dramatic scenery will change with the seasons but you can be assured of constant quality and attention to detail in this beautifully designed home. The elegant kitchen dining room, with handcrafted units and exposed beams throughout is dominated by the red Aga and a modern wood burning stove and guests will marvel at the cleverly disguised pool table provided for your enjoyment - it’s underneath the dining table! The unusually shaped lounge, furnished very much with your comfort in mind, overlooking the water, a soothing site and sound to enjoy at any time of the year.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil fired central heating, Bose surround sound throughout and comprises:
Spacious entrance porch.
Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.
Kitchen: Wrapped in cool granite with Esse range cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and drinks fridge.
Super Dining room: With wood burning stove, the table cleverly converting into full size pool table for your enjoyment.
Utility: with washer dryer and leading to an enclosed side garden.
Lounge room: With superb river views, large Freesat TV and DVD.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and river view.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed and en-suite with raised bath, shower attachment, wash basin and WC. French doors lead from this bedroom to a circular decked area.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for fire available locally. Sorry no travel cot or highchair available. Please note the charge per pet is £25 per week or part week.

Miscellaneous

Ample parking for two cars. Mature gardens and decking leading down to the water’s edge with furniture provided. Please note: there is a refundable damage deposit of £200 payable one week prior to arrival.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    1.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    1 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    5 Miles
  • Lake
    1.5 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

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.

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.

Russell Colman Photography

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

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!

Bridge House

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

Ghyllside Cycles

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

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

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.

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