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Auld Picture Hoose ref: 127197

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge
3 Stars
details
  • Sleeps 44
ParkingPermitGardenNo
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo

Description

Windermere Village has a large variety of mouth watering restaurants, local shops and interesting retail outlets for the first time or returning visitor. The Auld Picture Hoose is in the centre of this popular village and numerous walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep including "Orrest Head" only a few hundred yards away, from where the views over Lake Windermere are simply mesmerising.
A first floor apartment, Auld Picture Hoose is ideal for those wanting to be in the heart of this fabulous part of Lakeland. Recently upgraded to a good standard including new bathroom and kitchen, two bedrooms make this the perfect choice for two couples or a small family and with an excellent selection of public transport available, just a two minute walk from the apartment, sightseeing and day trips have never been so easily accessible

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Accommodation details

First floor

The property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
Shared Entrance Hall: Leading to first floor accommodation.
Lounge/Diner: L shaped lounge dining room with colour TV, video and DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven, ceramic hob,dishwasher,fridge/freezer and microwave.
Bathroom: Fully tiled with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With twin beds

Facilities

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available

Miscellaneous

You can park outside the apartment for up to one hour during the hours of 10am and 6pm with no restrictions from 6pm to 9am.   A permit is available for the nearby car park (approx 3 minutes walk) Alternatively long stay, unrestricted parking is available a couple of streets away.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townWindermereShops200 yards
Distance200 yardsRestaurant200 yards
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub200 yards
Distance200 yardsLake1.5 miles

About the local area

Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake. The lake stretches from Waterhead, near Ambleside, to Lakeside at its narrow southern end, over 10 miles in length and the largest lake in England. Wooded slopes dotted with cottages and houses line its shores, while the water itself is usually busy with ferries and yachts.

Windermere is not as busy as it’s near neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere, but has its own charms and attractions. It has excellent amenities and a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars all within easy reach. The village has good public transport links with its own train station and bus routes.

Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north in between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Troutbeck Bridge has its own local amenities including a public swimming pool and a local pub. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, café, shop and extensive grounds down to the lake and jetty.

Situated between Kendal and Windermere is the lovely village of Staveley which is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes. It mainly comprises of grey slate buildings which are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Auld Picture Hoose

Miss -  ray -

Lovely, comfortable apartment in the prime location - ideal for those holidaying without a car.


Br Hall-Falconer -

The apartment far exceeded our expectations in every way. It was perfect for our family and roomy enough to allow the kids a little privacy. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.


Mr   hall-Falconer -

Excellent. Exceeded expectations.


J K Snowden -

Really like the Auld Picture Hoose. 3 pubs and many restaurants all within 2 mins away plus local shops. Loved the pork pies and staff in butchers(one nearest co op).


W Webster -

Excellent,clean and well-furnished accommodation.


Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

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Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

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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.

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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.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

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.

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.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stockghyll 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.

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!

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.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home. Tel: 01539 432617

Townend

The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

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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 thrill great activities on the water.

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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.

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.

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!

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960


What our customers say

Miss -  ray - November 2013

Lovely, comfortable apartment in the prime location - ideal for those holidaying without a car.


Br Hall-Falconer - July 2013

The apartment far exceeded our expectations in every way. It was perfect for our family and roomy enough to allow the kids a little privacy. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.


Mr   hall-Falconer - July 2013

Excellent. Exceeded expectations.


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