Silverthwaite

Nr Ambleside, Cumbria
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The sitting room at Silverthwaite, Ambleside, Cumbria
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The dining room at Silverthwaite, Ambleside, Cumbria
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One of the large double bedrooms at Silverthwaite, Ambleside, Cumbria
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 009018

About Silverthwaite

An inspiring spot looking out over Langdale Valley with Arts and Crafts influenced detail inside.

This grand five-bedroom house was built by suffragist Amy Sharp, in the early 1900s. You’ll see why she chose this spot overlooking the Langdale Valley, it’s truly inspiring. Much of its Arts and Crafts influence remains inside from the period fireplaces and the wooden floorboards to antique furnishings and floral detailing throughout.  

Set in woodland, rich in flora with interlinking paths, this is a stay for exciting Lake District adventures. Head towards Skelwith Bridge and discover mesmerizing waterfalls, Skelwith Force and Colwith Force that tumble into the River Brathay. Longer walks could take you to the iconic Tarn Hows, Langdale Pikes or Grasmere. If you like heading out on two-wheels there are many cycle routes in the area, the cottage is well equipped with lockable bike storage and a cleaning kit. 

Further afield in the Lake District, you’ll be less than a 10 minute drive to the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Head to Low Wray where you can hire a canoe or kayak. Or chill out in Ambleside, on the northern tip of the Lake, for its shops, Roman fort and Stagshaw Gardens. 
 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, large sitting room opening out to the garden with stove and breakfast area, dining room with open fire, snug with wood-burning stove and kitchen. There is an additional outside lavatory.

  • First floor

    Five bedrooms (two doubles with en-suite shower rooms, 1 double, 2 singles) and bathroom with roll top bath.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please those images in the main website page.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: Space is available for four cars.

Access: The house is situated at the top of a fairly steep drive with a tight bend. This may cause access problems in severe weather.

Garden: Large gardens, mainly woodland surrounding a smaller informal lawn area. The extensive grounds are enclosed by boundary walls and fences but there are streams so children should be supervised.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

Television: FreeSat is provided at the cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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