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The Stables

Skelwith Bridge, Langdale Valleys

Ref: 2004

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Changeover: Friday


This very special detached stone-built residence stands in an elevated hillside setting with beautiful views down the Langdale Valley towards Wetherlam - a joy in any season and perfect for a Lakeland holiday at any time of the year.

The property has a degree of spaciousness and individuality hard to better in a holiday home and makes a comfortable base for relaxing, touring and walking amid some of our finest scenery.

The house was formerly the stables for a grand country house. It stands in its own enclosed gardens with ten acres of adjacent private woodland reached through a separate gate at the end of the terrace.

Accommodation: The usual entrance is through the back door which leads into a most useful boot room with heated boot rack and plenty of hanging space for outdoor gear. Well-equipped farmhouse dining/kitchen is in antique pine with fine picture windows opening onto the terrace outside. A door leads through to the spacious sitting room which has an wood burning stove (TV with Amazon firebox & Iplayer only, DVD, Wi-Fi, bluetooth speaker) and doors to the outside terrace.

A separate panelled snooker/pool room (7' slate bed and felted table) is fully equipped with cues and set for billiards, pool and snooker with a selection of games, jigsaws etc.. A 'hidden' bar can be accessed behind the panelling - wall mounted optics provided but do bring your own bottles!

Ground floor facilities are completed by the 'leisure suite' which offers a sauna, wet room, exercise bike and some smaller gym equipment (for use at guests own risk).

The house has two staircases. From the snooker room stairs lead to the first bedroom - a double en-suite with shower, basin and wc. The two other bedrooms are accessed via stairs from the kitchen which lead to a galleried landing area with flat screen TV with Amazon firebox and sofa, XBox and games.

At the end of the house there is a double en-suite with bath, hand-held shower, basin and wc, whilst to the left there is a further twin room also en-suite with shower, basin and wc. The twin and its adjoining room are interlinked by a connecting door.

Furnishings and fittings throughout are stylish and comfortable with fitted carpets and natural woods. Oil central heating.

Outside: Level south facing terraced garden with flower beds and ample space to sit out of doors. Garden furniture provided. Gateway to lower level terrace with adjoining ten acre hillside woodland. Ample parking for two/three cars.  Shops etc in Ambleside two and a half miles.  Skelwith Bridge - Chesters Cafe and pub and restaurant two thirds of a mile.

Note: Fuel tariff: April to September £25; October to March £50

1 dog accepted * non-smoking * duvets/beds made up for arrival * towels supplied * gas (propane) cooker with hob and double oven * dishwasher * fridge * freezer * auto washer/dryer * microwave * free wireless broadband  * payphone * bluetooth speaker * logs for open fire available locally * private parking * travel cot and high chair available - please order.


  • Multiple Bathrooms
  • Shortbreaks
  • Travel cot available to order
  • High chair available to order
  • Payphone
  • Fuel for fire available locally
  • Utilities by meter reading
  • Views
  • Outside Space
  • Pets
  • Games Room
  • Parking
  • Rural
  • Log burner or fire
  • Detached Property
  • Quiet location
  • Wi-Fi
  • Friday Changeover
  • Towels Inc
  • Non Smoking
  • Duvets/beds made up for arrival
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Gas cooker
  • Oil central heating
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Pets Allowed

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Property Reviews

A beautiful property in a perfect location. We have had a wonderful week - thank you so much.Sarah & Dave
Beautiful house, beautiful views. Very homely. Well equipped for all our needs. Great location. We would highly recommend staying here!Sofianos Family