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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Halfway House

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Halfway House is set in a wonderful location, close to Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick, Windermere, Hawkshead and Bowness to name a few. It has an abundance of activities available straight from the doorstep from walking up Loughrigg, to canoeing the River Brathay. The house is beautifully furnished and with lovely lakeland views, it is a much sought after property. Halfway house has recently benefitted with an upgrade this season 2014 . The cottage has been featured in 'where to stay in Woman's Own and featured on the front cover and in the book of a lovely poetry book 'One Mans Words '.

To the ground floor there is a large kitchen/dining area with all the necessary facilities and more, a stunning lounge with an exquisite oak-beamed ceiling and original inglenook fireplace. It has 3 large settees for everyone to relax after a long day or curl up and watch a film. There is also a double bedroom with en-suite which has a bath with shower.

Upstairs there are 2 more bedrooms and a separate bathroom with a bath. One bedroom is a double with gorgeous hand-crafted, mahagony built-in wardrobes with secret drawers in, the other is a twin bedroom with 2 walk in closets.

There is an outbuilding with a washing machine and dryer and outside toilet and sink.

The house is full of character and offers families and friends/ business colleagues a fantastic place to spend time together and explore The wonderful Lake District.

P.S: Don't forget to feed the ducks and birds!!!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Morecambe Bay 80 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 148 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Zed bed available suitable for a child or small adult.

Selection of videos, cds and board games in the property.

Additional settee in downstairs bedroom.

Christmas tree and decorations provided over the festive season.

Further details outdoors

Parking up to 3 cars.

Storage in barn buildings for bicycles, canoes and any other equipment.

River access at own risk.

Large pond in front of property with picnic table situated next to it, overlooking the River Brathay and Langdale Mountains.

Raised decking through patio doors from the kitchen, with table and chairs for 8 people.

Further details

Separate cottage available sleeps 2 to increase party size or for smaller partied booking, contact me for more info if required.

About this location

The Lake District

The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes and its mountains (or fells) but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.

The majority of the area was designated as the Lake District National Park in 1951. It is the largest of the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales, and the second largest in the UK (after the Cairngorms). It lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria, shared historically by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire.

All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively.


Ambleside is a beautiful market town. Situated on Lake Windermere, it offers a whole array of activities. You can cruise the lake on a steamer, go canoeing, yachting, rowing, fishing, sailing and do various other watersports. Ambleside has lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. For italian food visit Dodds restaurant, for chinese takeaway the Lucky Dragon is the best, there are 2 Thai restaurants and they are both excellent. Lucy4s is great, it has tapas, perfect for sharing. Lucys on a plate is also delightful, as is The Glass House.

For a traditional lakeland pint visit The Drunken Duck where they brew their own ales. This is located near Outgate. Directions for all of these places can be given if required upon booking.

Of course there is a vast amount of walks available near Ambleside which you can buy maps for in the village if needed. You can set off walking from the house itself and walk the famous Langdale Valley.

Skelwith Bridge is a short walk away where there is a beautiful cafe and shop called Chesters which overlooks the weir of the river brathay and is very popular. Make sure you get a scone as they are homemade and delicious! The best ever!!! Also the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is great for pub food and a drink.

On your stay make sure you buy some Grasmere Gingerbread as it has won awards and is truly amazing.

There is a high-wire assault course in the trees at Grizedale Forest which is called Go Ape......not for the faint hearted or people scared of heights.

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18 Nov 2014


"Fabulous weekend getaway from the world!"

We had a lovely weekend in halfway house as a surprise for my mums birthday! The cottage was cosy and warm on our arrival and everything was better than expected! Even the dogs loved it too! Thanks Li… More

21 Aug 2014


"Idylic halfway house"

We have just spent three nights at Halfway House and we have enjoyed our stay very much. The house when we arrived was clean and welcoming and had everything needed to self cater for a family. Unfortu… More

18 Aug 2014


"Great but so much more potential"

There are so many things to love about this place, quiet location beautiful surroundings, practical space but (there is always a but) just a few little things would make it special such as fixing the … More

Thank you for your review and glad to hear that you thought halfway house was a beautiful cottage . I am sorry to hear you had a few minor problems which we will of course look into .I can only appologise about the cleaning firm this isn't normal practice departure is by 10.00am and my usual housekeeper is lovely and has a good rapport with guests . I will mention it to the cleaning company .many thanks

22 Jun 2014


"Excellent cottage and location"

The cottage is perfect for a holiday in the lakes, fully equipped (Wi-Fi would be a bonus, but not essential) The view from the rear patio is fantastic, we watched the barn owl hunting every evening.… More

19 Apr 2014


"Fantastic would have loved to stay longer"

Good accommodation in a fantastic location. The garden areas boast a shared but private fishing pond which my children loved and spent hours quietly remarking at nature. Perfectly positioned for easy … More

25 Mar 2014


"Cosy cottage, away from hustle & bustle!"

it was a lovely and cosy apartment with very well furnished and quaint furniture. Especially excited about the adorable utensils and cooking pots which made cooking dinner much easier for my friends and I. Overlooks a nice pond with a scenic mountainous region at the back. Wished the fountain/well and garden behind was better maintained though! but other than that, it was a lovely cottage and would look forward to coming back again (:

25 Feb 2014


"Lovely cottage in a great location"

This cottage was a wonderful fun place to stay for a girl's weekend away. Plenty of space and Liz, the owner, was incredibly helpful. The fact there was no signal or wifi made the trip fantastic … More

Thank you for your review and we are very glad you all had such a great time at halfway house.We hope to see you all again in the near future.

8 Feb 2014


"Lovely accommodation."

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Halfway House. The accommodation was spacious and well equipped and in a superb location. Liz, the owner was very helpful and accommodating of our needs. We will certainly consider returning.

4 Feb 2014


"Cosy Lakeland home from home"

Me and my family visited halfway house on the 18th January and spent a lovely holiday here. The house is typical Lakeland with beautiful ornate features that give it such a lovely homely touch. The pr… More

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time . We have recently upgraded halfway house too after your stay and would love to see you all again in the near future

19 Jan 2014


"Visitors be aware"

This could be a very pleasant cottage in a scenic location not far from Ambleside but it suffers from a lack of TLC. We were shocked to find a lot of mould growth and even though we kept the cottage w… More

We would like to respond to this review . The mould that is mentioned in fact is mildew on the bottom of the windows due to guests not opening windows especially during showering . The property has never suffered from mould . We have recently refurbished halfway house including replacing the windows to double glazed and redecorating right through our . Halfway house is annually inspected by an independent body Visit Britain and happily gains 4 star rating . This is a comment from their report 'a consistent level of high quality noted throughout the property providing a good standard at 4 star .. We have many visitors that come back year after year

Review 1-10 of 16

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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