Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
For the latest information and online booking please check our own website at www.grovecottages. com.
High Grove is a magnificently spacious 3 storey cottage, situated at the end of the stone barn. There are fanstastic views to Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes and the Langdale Valley. The property has undergone a sympathetic conversion leaving the majority of stone walls and original timbers on show. The front door leads into the flag floored cloakroom with steps up to the inner hall, off which are one double and one twin-bedded room, both with lots of character and pine furniture. A shared bathroom (adjoined to both bedrooms) completes the picture downstairs. The kitchen, dining and living spaces all occupy the stunning open-plan first floor. Quality craftsmanship is on show everywhere, from the hand built kitchen (which features modern conveniences such as a dishwasher) to the solid pine furniture and flooring. A large flat screen Satellite TV with DVD and wireless internet access are on hand to while away the hours, and a more traditional selection of books and games are kept as an alternative to the x-box. The the open mezzanine 3rd floor provides even more space to chill out and take in the views, and can also sleep a 5th guest if required. High Grove is the ideal choice for those who value spacious, high quality accommodation for their Lakeland stay.
Visit England 4 Star Gold - More info and online booking through our own website - click on the link below.
Please note: The accommodation for the 5th Guest is a sofa bed situated on a mezzanine floor which is open to the rest of the kitchen and living areas, and access to the bathroom/toilet is via a bedroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 150 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
•4 Star Gold Visit England rated
•Sleeps 4 + 1 on mezzanine sofa
•Saturday Changeover day
•Price includes all bed linen, towels, heating & electricity
•Occupies both levels of the barn
•Bedrooms downstairs, living upstairs
•1 king-sized double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom
•Bathroom - bath with shower over
•Very spacious lounge area with Satellite TV/DVD, Xbox & games
•Wireless Internet Access & iPod speaker dock
•Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher
•Centrally heated throughout
•Washing machine / drier
•No smoking and no pets
•Free transfers to and from local train & bus stations
|Further details outdoors|
Reception area with information on local activities / events etc.
Secure bike storage available.
All prices include bed linen, towels, electricity & heating. We also include tablets for the dishwasher!
We do offer short breaks from time to time, as well as last minute booking discounts. Please contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to help!
Please note - guests sleeping on the mezzanine floor need to access the bathroom via one of the bedrooms.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The Lake District - from dramatic fells to sleepy shores, this is nature at its most inventive. With England's five tallest mountains and deepest lake, two national parks, three areas of outstanding natural beauty and a wealth of flora and fauna, Cumbria's rich natural environment is simply unique. The landscape is a real wonder of nature. Impressive peaks rise grandly, reflected in still waters. At their feet, intriguing valleys lie waiting to be explored.
There is also a social landscape to explore that has been formed over thousands of years and continues to be shaped by modern culture. From poignant ruins and drover trails to local legends and literary works, the region's history and heritage has played a defining role in the county's identity. But in recent years, another dimension has been added to Cumbria's unique personality in the form of contemporary theatre and dance, street art and state of the art galleries .
Ambleside, at the head of Windermere and the foot of the Kirkstone Pass, is in the very heart of the Lake District with easy access to Grasmere, Keswick, Windermere and the Langdales.
There are numerous activities close by including:-
-Grizdale Forest – walks, mountain biking and Go Ape
-Langdale Valley - great for walking
-Windermere, Coniston & Ullswater – kayaking, sailing and boat trips
-Hill Top – the home of Beatrix Potter
-The Aquarium and Steam Railway at Lakeside
-Brockholes National Park Centre
-Huge range of shops and restaurants, plus 3 cinemas in Ambleside.
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4 Jul 2014
"Beyond reproach - location, facilities, peaceful"
We stayed with another couple in the 'High Grove' flat which is on the end of the development, has 1 dbl and 1 twin bedroom linked to a shared bathroom on the ground floor, a large combined kitchen and lounge upstairs and a minstrels gallery snug in the roof space. Grove cottage is at the end of a mile and a half lane that climbs the valley from Ambleside, and continues as a track leading to the Kirkstone Inn - a family friendly 1hr+ hike; it took 25 mins down to Ambleside and 30 mins back along the tarmac lane - 20% gradient in places. High Grove, its cleanliness, decor, linen, and facilities are beyond reproach. Peaceful with stunning views in all directions and access to Wansfell across open moorland at the back I rate this as the best Lakeland self catering accommodation we have rented in 40yrs.Sarah the housekeeper gave us a warm welcome, the army of cleaners had the cottage ready early and in immaculate condition. Think we might go back again.
24 May 2014
"What a place and what a view!"
This was our first proper holiday with our one year old boy Edward and we had a super time.
High Grove was fitted with stair gates, a high chair and suitable cot so it was home from home.
The barn conversion is superbly finished and the views over the valley stunning.
We will be visiting again perhaps with family and friends, so may try the farmhouse next. Can't wait!
3 May 2014
We have just spent a week at high grove. The setting is exceptional, beautiful views and sheep everywhere.
The cottage itself is just gorgeous! Very well equipped for self catering and such sweet personal touches of fresh flowers and biscuits on arrival.
The living room being upstairs works so well as the views can be taken in while eating dinner and reading.
The cottage is around 1.5 miles from Ambleside. The return journey is a bit of a work out being uphill but it is so worth it for the outstanding, beautiful views.
We loved Ambleside and particularly enjoyed the gingerbread latte and hot cross buns at the "Apple pie"
Our recommendations for the week,
1) Easdale Tarn- get some gingerbread from the lovely shop by the church at the start of the trek up to the tarn
2) visit hawkshead for a leisurely stroll around the shops and to soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this lovely village.
3) the drunken duck is such a gorgeous pub with amazing views and lovely food!
We are sad to leave the most gorgeous cottage we have ever stayed in and the surrounding beauty of Ambleside and the Lake District.
We would highly recommend high grove and hope to return next year.
16 Sep 2013
Great location, fine views, cottage near perfect. Very quite, calm with direct access to walks. Would certainly consider to go back. Can't say anything negative really. Minor detail: when we arrived Sat afternoon, we couldn't get the sattelite TV working and tried to contact the manager (also left a message) but nothing happened. Finally we got it going after a while.
11 Mar 2013
"Home from home"
Having recently had our first baby we decided to try a self catering arrangement rather than hotel or B&B and how glad are we that we did! Firstly, High Grove appears to be part of a converted barn, t… More
6 Oct 2012
"This place really ticked all the boxes"
A beautiful setting, so private yet close enough to Ambleside. All staff from the booking to the arrival were excellent. The kitchen had all we needed and the extra touches of having board games, high chair, stair gates, XBox were so helpful with children. Very comfortable.
6 Sep 2012
"Wished we could have stayed longer, we loved it!!!"
What a wonderful stay we had at Grove Cottages. Five of us stayed at High Grove, 2 adults and 3 children aged 3, 7 and 8. We loved the cottage, there was plenty of room throughout and was well equipped with everything you need to make your self at home. The views from inside High Grove are outstanding. Location was perfect, with plenty of room outside, the kids loved playing around in the gardens, and for adults to relax and enjoy the views. It was great to step out of the door and get straight onto the fells for some walking.
We would without a doubt love to stay at Grove Cottages again.
10 May 2012
"Great views and the kids loved the farm"
We stayed for a week at High Grove and had a brilliant time. It was family friendly and the kids loved the mezzanine. The views from the living area are stunning, and I'm guessing the best of the Grove Cottages. It was also convenient for evening fell walking after the kids went to bed.
20 Apr 2012
"Wonderful cottage in fantastic location"
We stayed in High Grove with our 2 year old son. This is a wonderful place to stay and far exceeded expectations. The location - though off the beaten track - is quite stunning with views for miles. Our son loved being surrounded by farm animals and adored the nearby stream for paddling and jumping off stones. The cottage is large and spacious with excellent facilities. And the 'upside down' set up allows the views to be appreciated at all times. We'll definitely be returning next year.
21 Oct 2011
"Beautiful views and gorgeous stone property"
A stunning property set in and old farm setting at the end of a mile long lane. Stunning views of 'The Struggle!' and mountain. The old stone coverted property was lovely and very tastefully decorated. Very warm and comfortable.
Only slight downside was the beds had foots to them, so being tall were not quite long enough for us as we are both over 6 foot! and the bathroom is shared between the 2 bedrooms although this was no problem its worth knowing.
Really helpful staff on site showing us where everything was, there are properties attached but we heard no noise from them at all.
We will be going back next year. Lovely place.
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