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Orchard House

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042654)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “Would benefit from some outside(or balcony) seating.”

    Remote control batteries. Lovely house and location(apart from steep climb)

    - Mr Harris, July 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay. The balcony seating was temporarily interrupted by the destruction of existing chair by previous guests and the necessity to replace in midst of severe supply-chain delays for garden furniture. There are now three balcony chairs at the premises, two garden chairs in the garage, one wood garden table (seating 6) and one wood garden bench (seating 3) outside the property. Remote control batteries have been replaced. It is the hillside on which the property is located that provides the quiet and views that guests enjoy" Many Thanks Owner relations

The property

Orchard House enjoys a particularly fine location right on the edge of the village at the end of a quiet lane and provides a light, spacious and high quality retreat in any season. The detached property is one of two built in the divided grounds of a former Lakeland residence - there is no passing traffic and yet you are handy for all the village facilities. There are numerous walks from the door including over Wansfell to Troutbeck, Loughrigg Fell, Rydal Mount and the Coffin route to Grasmere, and the lovely paths to Low and High Sweden Bridges and beyond onto Low Pike and the Fairfield Horseshoe or Red Screes. Ambleside centre is within walking distance for all your local shopping plus a host of eating places to suit every taste and pocket. Orchard House is set in almost three acres of grounds on various levels with woodland and a stream, which attracts a wide variety of birds and wildlife. Paths lead to a higher-level private meadow from where you can enjoy exceptional views over Ambleside to Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. >> Take 360 Tour here << Accommodation: Built to take advantage of the fine views with the main living accommodation upstairs the interior has been carefully planned with every thought for your holiday comfort. Steps to covered entrance porch and then into main hallway. The three ground floor bedrooms are - master double en-suite with king-sized bed (bath, handheld shower, basin and wc) and two spacious twin rooms. Main family bathroom has bath, separate shower, basin and wc. Ground floor laundry. Upstairs there is a further spacious double bedded room with king-size bed. Additional shower room (shower, basin and wc). The main living area on the first floor features a huge and attractive dining/kitchen with two windows and double doors leading through to the family sitting room (flat screen TV with Sky Freeview, DVD, video, log burning stove and free wi-fi). Door to south facing balcony. Further spacious second sitting room is ideal for quiet relaxation and also has its own balcony (mini hi-fi/CD/radio). The property has a lovely bright and welcoming feel with quality oak floors throughout enhanced with rugs, stylish furnishings and a high degree of comfort. Mature trees around the house allow seasonal views and there are fine distant vistas from the top of the garden. Outside: The grounds extend to around three acres as described above. Plenty of space for sitting outside with garden table and chairs provided. Ample parking in the drive for 2/3 cars. Secure bike storage in garage by request. Approx. half a mile down the hill to Ambleside village centre.


  • Property heating: Gas, other heating sources: Open Fire
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No highchair or travel cot available at this property
  • Parking
  • 1 x Garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.39 miles
  • Pub within 0.26 miles

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

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About the location


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.