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Dalefield House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Dalefield House,built for the Victorian Station Master, though the railway never came!

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Weekends, Short Breaks & Weeks at big house in Ambleside, Lake District. Stunning views

Just a few vacancies for Autumn are left


Weekend Fri 17th October reduced to £375

Several November and December weekends left

Weeks Fri - Fri £795 - £1695

Weekends Fri 4pm - Sun 4pm £545 - £625

Midweek Mon 4pm - Fri 10.30am £375 - £445

Perfect for gatherings of families or friends. Free Wifi. Children very welcome and 1 or 2 pets.

A large Victorian house with fantastic views, super garden and spacious rooms, ideal for a gathering of family or friends. The perfect spot to explore Ambleside and the Lake District. The sitting room has an open fire as well as TV and board games. A second sitting room houses a piano and children's toys. Upstairs, there a two floors with five bedrooms, sleeping 7 adults and 3 children + baby. Be first in the door to grab the fabulous master suite with king size bed, bay window and en suite bathroom with a simply divine cast iron roll-top bath. Outside, the big flat garden is much admired, and we defy you to find a better spot for a BBQ. Chuck on the Cumberland sausages! Dalefield is two minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside on a quiet private street with amazing panoramic views and lots of car parking too.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barrow 35 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 120 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house was built for the station master, though the railway was never built! Lots of Victorian charachter, including the grand open fire in the sitting room and bell handles for summoning the servants. High ceilings in most rooms give a light spacious atmosphere, and big bay windows give simply glorious views of the Lake District.

* Real log fire

* Free Wifi

* Childrens toys and books

* Collection of Mountain books and Victorian photos

* Sitting room and seperate childrens play room

* Walks from the doorstep

* 20 restaurants and 6 screen cinema within 5 minutes walk

* Lovely range of local independent shops

* Family celebrations, 40th, 50th birthdays etc very popular

Further details outdoors

Superb large flat garden - ideal for ball games. Rope swing - the children love it. Perfect BBQ location. Private parking for 5 cars. Lockable bike shed. The views from the garden are just wonderful, and it is really peaceful as well, being at the end of a quiet private road. Deer frequently come into the garden from the woods nearby.

The Cumbria/Lake District

We love the Lake District and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. For lovers of beautiful scenery and outdoor activities it is unrivalled in England. Combine the sumptuous landscape with the fascinating villages and important cultural history and you can see why the Lake District is many peoples favourite part of the UK.

Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is just a 10 minute drive away in Grasmere, and Beatrix Potter's house is not much further, near the delightful village of Hawkshead. You are also well placed to explore the picturesque towns of Keswick, Bowness and Windermere, all within a half hour drive. Windermere Lake Cruises operate frequent steamer services from Waterhead, at one end of Ambleside.


Sitting in an elevated position close to the centre of the pretty town of Ambleside, Dalefield House is perfect for a gathering of friends or family in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The large Victorian house enjoys stunning views and is ideally situated for hiking and mountain biking as well as watersports on Lake Windermere. Ambleside itself has a fine selection of restaurants, tea shops and country pubs, many within a five minute walk of Dalefield House. After eating out, Zeffirellis cinema in Ambleside has several screens to entertain you in the evening.

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Review 1-10 of 16

15 Sep 2014


"Great house and space. Excellent location"

Lovely house in great location . Few of rooms looking bit tired. House overall very clean. DVD didn't link to TV ? Outdoor area superb for kids. A great venue for a family holiday . Very good va… More

14 Jul 2014



Dalefield is a fantastic characterful residence with comfortable bedrooms, extensive lounge areas and all necessary kitchen and laundry requirements.The house is within a 2 minute walk to the centre o… More

17 Mar 2014


"Fantastic Find"

Dalefield is situated in a great spot just a few minutes walk from Ambeside centre yet still enjoys fantastic views over the town and hills beyond. It offers comfortable accomodation for a large group… More

10 Feb 2014


"A real find - great place for a larger group with all home comforts & beautiful views"

A superb location - only a short walk from the town centre. It is in a quiet road but with plenty of parking and stunning views of the hills. We found the house itself to be very clean and well equi… More

6 Jan 2014


"Brilliant Location and Gorgeous House to stay in!"

A large group of 30 years old stayed in this gorgeous house over New year and we loved every minute of it.We wanted to escape London and this place ticked all our boxes. Its centrally located with gre… More

25 Nov 2013


"Fabulous rental property for large group in Ambleside"

Our family party of 8 stayed in Dalefield House from 22-24th November 2013 and had a wonderful time.The house itself is large, comfortable, homely and everything we needed for a base for my Father… More

15 Oct 2013



Great location and a stunning house with great space inside and out, we will be going back again soon.… More

6 Sep 2013


"Amazing house! Perfect place for friends and family, especially for those with children!"

Stayed here for a long weekend. Beautiful views,and perfect location. We took several walks from the front door of the house, all suited for young kids. The house has tons of toys and plenty of room f… More

3 Jul 2013


"Ideal base in the lakes for an extended family with or without car"

This was our second summer at the Dalefield House, the first time with car, this time without. The House is located in the center of Ambleside - about 2 mins walk from Tesco and 3 mins via steps or 5 … More

31 May 2013


"Fabulous family weekend"

Comfortable, spacious family home with large garden ideal for our young grandchildren to have so much fun over the weekend.
There was everything we needed for the three generations of our family to have a most enjoyable time.
Such a fabulous house ideal for family celebrations.
Delighted we are returning for a week in July.

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