Nr Ambleside, Cumbria

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


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  • 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 such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

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.

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