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Shepherds Fold

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042561)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “I felt that the interior pictures of the property on your website had been lightened and brightened as we found the cottage dark and gloomy and very small.”

    Providing the square feet of each property would be a help. The bed was comfy but was a very small double bed. The garden was nicely kept. Your website showed what looked like a nice glass enclosed seating area, with chairs, at the back of the house but in reality this now housed the washing machine and dryer. Although the kitchen was well equipped in terms of cutlery, crockery and glasses, there was nothing to make anything other than instant coffee. Most irritating of all was the total ...

    Providing the square feet of each property would be a help. The bed was comfy but was a very small double bed. The garden was nicely kept. Your website showed what looked like a nice glass enclosed seating area, with chairs, at the back of the house but in reality this now housed the washing machine and dryer. Although the kitchen was well equipped in terms of cutlery, crockery and glasses, there was nothing to make anything other than instant coffee. Most irritating of all was the total lack of any clearning equipment such as cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid etc. I have had this before with cottages in The Lakes but we had a holiday cottage on Dartmoor earlier in the year that was immaculate and wanted for nothing and it has made me realise how little effort is put into Lake District holiday rentals; presumably because it is so popular. The reason I would not recommend Sykes is that we paid approx £750 for a week in this small cottage and I notice that for the same week next year over £1,000 is being asked. An absolute rip off and not a nice way to treat your customers.

    - Mrs Chapman, September 2021

The property

Situated in what is known as 'Old Ambleside', this charming Grade ll listed building, dating from the early 17th Century, is prettily set amongst the oldest and quaintest cottages in the village. There is hardly any passing traffic and the village centre is only a short walk away reached down a pedestrian only lane. Ambleside with its extensive range of restaurants, pubs and shops, provides the perfect holiday base at any time of year with many places of interest. There is hardly any need to use the car on a daily basis with many walks to be enjoyed in the area. Accommodation: From the front door, the traditional stone porch leads into an open-plan living/dining room (TV/DVD, Stereo) with built in oak wall cupboard for coats and outdoor footwear, plus feature Lakeland stone hearth housing a gas burning stove. Stairs from lounge lead to two bedrooms, both tastefully decorated comprising a twin bedroom and a double bedroom. Fitted bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin. Carpeted throughout, Shepherds Fold with its original beams and old-world charm, is a warm and welcoming retreat at the end of a busy day. Original heavy wooden door half way up the stairs leads into a small conservatory with heating and comfortable seating, a delightful additional feature. Outside: Door from the conservatory leads out onto a well maintained, very pretty elevated garden with mature shrubs and garden furniture. Although parking is often available in the lane a permit provided for one car allows free parking on the local car park which is a short distance away at the bottom of the hill. Ambleside village centre approx 200 yards.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility Room with washer Dryer
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis and one parking permit for SLDC car parks
  • Elevated garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

Note: The conservatory is accessed halfway up the stairwell

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