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Silver How

(Ref. 1141905)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (3)
  • equipped (3)
  • highly (3)
  • lovely (3)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect location, beautiful cottage with wildlife on your doorstep."

    Lovely and peaceful for a relaxing holiday. Would be nice if there was a dryer, and timer on microwave needs attention.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Mar 2024

  • "A brilliant base for a Lakes holiday."

    Very comfortable, well equipped and clean. The location is perfect, just outside the main town, but within very easy walking distance. Plus plenty of options for walking from the doorstep. Having parking was a great bonus. We would definitely stay here again! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you for a lovely comfortable stay The cottage was clean , well equipped and cosy on those cool days Lovely views."

    A bonus to see the deer in the garden We had a lovely Christmas stay the only suggestion would be with booking over Christmas it would have been nice to see some festive decorations. Especially when Xmas week is more expensive than off peak. But this wouldn’t reflect our overall view of the cottage and we would definitely return . We would highly recommend so go ahead and book !!

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have been staying in Lakes cottages for over 25 years and this has to be in the top 3."

    .A well equipped kitchen, extremely comfortable and spacious, brilliant location with stunning views front and back. Privileged to have deer gracing our company just outside. Can't recommend this cottage more highly. We will be booking again for the Spring very shortly.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "The location of the property was great, however some mirrors at the end of the driveway would be of great assistance."

    You are partway into the road before being able to fully confirm your exit is clear. General provision in the cottage was great however some equipment (teapot, glasses) and furnishings (floor lamp in lounge lampshade) are in poor repair. Plentiful crockery, cutlery and cookware was great. Nightlights upstairs and downstairs were a welcome addition particularly for the kids. Soft furnishings/throws were lovely and made cottage VERY cosy! Another point which you may need to address with council, we put bin out as advised on the Thursday, it wasn't emptied. Bin wagon did come up the driveway but totally missed for no3.

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Oct 2023

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road designated parking for two cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub and lake 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Silver How is a beautiful stone-built property with a garden space and off-road parking, resting in the town of Ambleside, serving as an ideal getaway for a family or group of friends looking to explore the wonders of Cumbria.

A traditional Lakeland House with two well-presented bedrooms sleeping up to four people, Silver How is one of five exclusive properties originally built in a Victorian hamlet and set in a tranquil location mid-way between Ambleside and Waterhead alongside Lake Windermere.

The property is furnished in a contemporary style with carefully chosen colours and fabrics and affords an exceptional feeling of opulence.

You will find your named parking space at the end of the long private drive, making your way to the covered entrance porch.

Hang your outdoor clothes in the entrance hall, then walk into your stunning L-shaped open-plan living space.

Relax in the stylish sitting area with exposed brickwork and grey sofas, catching up on a good book in a space filled with warmth and unique personality.

Discover an attractive dining room and modern, fully-equipped kitchen, ideal for cooking up a storm and enjoying a heart-warming meal, or alternatively take a drink onto the south facing patio to sit and unwind as you look out to the lovely scenery set before you in a garden ideal for an alfresco affair.

Two charming bedrooms encourage you to get cosy for the night, after refreshing in the family bathroom, with a choice between a king-size with a handy en-suite, and a twin bedroom.

Walk to the Ambleside and browse the independent shops and enjoy one of its excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs or set off in the opposite direction to Waterhead to enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lake Windermere.

From here guests can picnic on the shore, try out wild swimming or hire a boat to explore its secluded bays.

If you feel like exploring the stunning scenery of the local area, set out on one of the many spectacular walks, available from your doorstep.

Walk through lovely Rothay Park, go over the charming stone bridge then push up to Todd Crag where you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the length of Lake Windermere and the breath-taking countryside beyond.

Silver How is also ideally placed to tour the Lake District by car or by bus, so why not set off for the day to discover the area’s quaint villages and hamlets, sparkling lakes and dramatic valleys?

For an idyllic base on your Lake District adventure, choose Silver How.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas