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High Spy

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA22 9AF (Ref. 1042530)



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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “Great location, spacious and well appointed.”

    High Spy makes a very comfortable base for spending a week in Ambleside.

    High Spy makes a very comfortable base for spending a week in Ambleside.

    - Caroline, June 2021

This property is part of the Heart Of The Lakes collection.
We are a Local Lake District business offering a wide range of Lake District cottages, apartments and houses; some old, some modern and something for every taste, but ALL within the National Park and therefore in the heart of one of Britain's loveliest corners.

The property

Tucked away down a quiet cul-de-sac just a moment’s walk from the centre of Ambleside is this well-furnished, terraced cottage, High Spy.

Imaginatively remodelled, this 19th century property has been refurbished to a contemporary standard, offering a superb base for families or two couples eager to place themselves in the heart of this thriving town.

Enter into an enclosed porch where you can pop off your shoes and hang up those jackets before preceding into the spacious open-plan living area.

The entire ground floor of the cottage has been opened up and extended to maximise the light and offer a bright and airy living and kitchen area which is partially divided by a stylish staircase.

Here you can find everything needed to prepare those delicious family feasts before settling down by the flame-effect stove and catching up on your favourite programmes.

Head upstairs to the first floor where the younger ones can take comfort in the twin bedroom, styled with light colours and soft furnishings, as well as benefitting from their own shower room.

A double bedroom rests on the top floor and allows a fine view over the village rooftops to Wansfell from its high vantage point – a real treat to wake up to!

There is also a bathroom on the second floor too with bath and hand-held shower, basin and WC.

The centre of Ambleside is just a gentle stroll away and is where you can find many traditional inns, restaurants and independent shops worth browsing.

Those who like to fill their days amidst natural scenery should take the path up Loughrigg Fell for views over Ambleside to Wansfell, Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere which will stay with you long after you have left this picturesque place.

The charming village of Hawkshead is just a short drive away, a real favourite for the lovers of Beatrix Potter with the Beatrix Potter Gallery to visit and of course, Hill Top at Near Sawrey.

High Spy is an inviting and well-equipped cottage for a Lake District break, whatever time of year.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas flame-effect stove
  • Gas central heating with gas flame-effect stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No children under 12
  • Parking permit supplied for use on local roads
  • Rear patio with garden table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Note: Sorry, no children under 12