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.
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.
Sorry no pets * non-smokers please * duvets/beds made up for arrival * towels provided * gas central heating and hot water on demand * all fuel included * logs for stove available locally * free wi-fi * extra large gas/electric cooker * fridge * freezer * dishwasher * microwave * auto washer * dryer * payphone * travel cot and high chair available - please order * parking in the drive * safe storage for bikes in garage by request * village centre half mile.
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Beautiful Property Will be back with lots of friends from the USA. Will book again.Mr Stanley
Fantastic house in a great location! The house was perfect for two families to enjoy a week in the Lakes.Mrs Wagstaff
A beautiful house in an excellent location. We have visited this property before and would definitely book againMs Salt