A truly unique place for friends, families and groups to gather

With seven comfortable private bedrooms and spacious living areas, this historic house is ideal for groups of up to 16, where you can comfortably relax after a day in the Fells.

Welcome

The property is approached down four steps from the private driveway where there is parking for three vehicles

We have been welcoming lovers of the Great Outdoors for many years. For more than 70 years, it operated as a hostel. Converted to premium group accommodation in 2020, the very useful boot room, large catering kitchen, huge dining room and plentiful supply of showers have been retained.

Many original features have been lovingly restored, including fireplaces and wooden shutters.

Kitchen

Updated from its hostel days, the kitchen usefully retains many features to cater for large numbers.

Well-stocked with crockery, pots and pans, the kitchen contains a gas range cooker with large oven and five ring gas hob.

There’s also a separate electric grill, a microwave, a large American style fridge-freezer, two toasters, two large sinks with draining boards.

The hot water urn ensures a constant supply of tea and is perfect for easily making 16 drinks in one fell swoop! 

We loved gathering around the cosy kitchen table to plan our next day’s adventures.

Sarah H, Devon

Dining room

With light flooding through the large windows and illuminating the original plaster ceiling, the dining room is a special space.

The wooden floors complement the marble fireplace c1800, creating a characterful ambience that comfortably accommodates your entire group.

The patio doors open out onto a small private hedged area. With its two low benches and small bistro table, it’s the ideal spot to break away from the crowd and watch the sun go down.

We liked how the tables could be arranged flexibly to comfortably seat all 16 of us in any configuration. It even meant we could group the kids together on a separate table. Bliss!

Eleanor D, Nottingham

Lounge and snug

Round off a day on the fells or the lakes by cosying up in front of the wood burner stove in the lounge. Starter box of logs provided.

Or enjoy a classic film or the latest box set binge on the smart TV.

Alternatively cuddle up with a book and a glass of wine in the adjoining snug.

Boot room and store

In addition to the large boot room, there is a laundry / storage room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink, offering secure storage for up to three bikes.

The large boot room was brilliant. It was so handy for drying off the muddy dogs and storing and drying our wet outdoor gear.

Elaine H, Birmingham

Bedrooms

Wake up to the wonder of nature, with all bedrooms enjoying a superb west facing aspect towards Loughrigg, Todd Cragg and the surrounding Lakeland fells.

Split over two floors, accommodating eight on each floor.

First Floor

On the first floor are four generous bedrooms, with original feature fireplaces and large picture windows with fell views. There is one king size and one twin bedroom, both with wash basin.

The family bedroom features both a four-poster and single bed.

There is also a single bedroom with a pretty picture window.

Second Floor

Stargaze through the Velux windows and catch the mountaintops.

The king-size bedroom has a wash basin and offers a dual vista to also include Wansfell Pike. A single bedroom and a dorm style bedroom with 5 single beds complete the sleeping accommodation.

Bathrooms

A plentiful supply of WCs and showers is spread across both floors, meaning you never need to queue!

Soak in views over the Fairfield Horseshoe from the bath, or take your pick from one of six showers: two private single shower rooms, or four shower cubicles across two communal rooms – a fun homage to the hostel days.

There are also four separate WCs.

The side by side showers were great. They meant we could get ready together, enjoy a glass of fizz with our favourite tunes playing!

Emily W, Totnes

All bookings are managed through our lettings agent

What our guests say

We were group of 8 family. We had amazing stay and children loved cottage. We would definitely recommend this property.

Hitesh, 29 May 2022

We have just got back from a fantastic weekend in Ambleside. We were on a team-build so needed a large house to accommodate us. The group were really impressed with the accommodation. The house was spacious, the rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. There was an abundance of showers, so no queues in the morning. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining room was lovely. The garden furniture was a welcome addition too. The location is fantastic. Everyone wants to return next year.

Mark, 13 May 2022

A great weekend in a great location, ideal for families and walkers, the boot room is great when youve got wet gear from a days walking . The house is a little quirky but has everything you need and the beds are comfy. We stayed 3 nights, with at one time 12 people and 3 dogs, it ticked all our boxes. Look forward to returning

Jason, 29 April 2022