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Halfway House

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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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
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 Double beds (2), Single 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

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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Review 1-10 of 16

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 (:

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.

25 Feb 2013


"Superb place to stay"

Halfway House was the perfect destination for our Valentine's trip. The house is a delight and the situation just couldn't be better. It was snowy - very snowy - when we got there at night so we were not aware of the beautiful views from the property. When we drew back the curtains on Valentine's morning we were amazed. We want to return now to experience a meal on the verranda on a sunny summer evening.

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:06 Jul 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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