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The Mounting Steps

The original horses' mounting steps next to the front door.
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37 reviews
The original horses' mounting steps next to the front door.
Sleep well in the four poster bed. Dressing table, & built-in wardrobes provide ample storage
The kitchen is very well equipped with fine views of Wansfell & seasonal views of Lake Windermere.
Relax in the whirlpool bath after a day's walking.
The Mounting Steps is a captivating Grade 2 listed building set in a striking cobbled courtyard
Enjoy the beautiful river garden.
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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 2
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
This captivating period cottage lies within a striking cobbled courtyard and resides alongside the imposing manor house it once served . A wealth of original features surround the property, with the original horse's 'mounting steps' outside the front door.

The accommodation comprises of an elegant entrance hall, giving access to the delightful bedroom which has a four poster bed and an en-suite WC and wash basin.
A staircase leads to the stylish and comfortable lounge with tv, dvd player & sound system. There is plenty of reading material including information on places of interest, walking routes and maps.
The top floor has a modern dining kitchen with lovely views towards Wansfell and seasonal views of Lake Windermere. The bathroom has the luxury of a double ended whirlpool bath and mood lighting. A wonderful way...
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About the Owner, Margaret H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 37 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
5 Croft Courtyard, Clappersgate, Ambleside, LA22 9LE
Mounting Steps Cottage
Greg and I wish you a very pleasant holiday in Ambleside. Thank you for choosing our cottage; we are very proud of it and hope you will enjoy the ambience of the cottage and the surroundings.
The cottage is available from 3pm on your day of arrival. The key is located in a combination locked box which is located on the right hand side of the front door.
We ask that you vacate by 10AM to give us time to clean the cottage before the next guests arrive.
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Listing #HL6126685
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Excellent - based on 37 reviews
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2018 for a stay in June 2017
person found this review helpful

Lovely property, very well equipped. Very convenient for langdales and Ambleside. Nice and spacious and lots of guide books and maps for the area.

Rosalie W
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We were very happy with the location within easy walking distance of the town. It had a lovely setting across the road from the river with the use of a table and chairs beside the river. The accommodation itself was three stories which did get a bit tedious at times but was extremely comfortable.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Mounting Steps in March 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The location was excellent for access to Ambleside and the many beautiful walks that await in the nearby hills and valleys. The property is comfortable, homely and clean and the jacuzzi bath was a particularly welcome feature after a long day exploring the fells! We'd...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Full
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18 Mar 2018 -
24 Mar 2018
7 nights
25 Mar 2018 -
7 Apr 2018
7 nights
8 Apr 2018 -
5 May 2018
7 nights
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About the neighbourhood
Being set at the foot of Loughrigg Fell, walking is offered in every direction, including a footpath from the doorstep to Loughrigg itself.. There are countless walks straight from the cottage, from the challenging Fairfield Horseshoe to a very pleasant stroll up to Stockghyll Waterfall. .Grasmere is within walking distance; and there are some very popular walks such as The Coffin Route and Loughrigg Terrace..For those who don't wish to spend their holiday walking, there are numerous places nearby to explore. For example Dove Cottage, the family home of William Wordsworth, plus the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere. And of course there is the Beatrix Potter 17th century farmhouse (Hill Top).
Getting around
Ambleside is in the heart of The Lakes, so there are many routes to explore, whether by car, by bike, by bus or on foot OR a combination of ways!
• The 505 CONISTON RAMBLER stops more or less opposite the cottage
• So too does the LANGDALE RAMBLER 516
. If you go into Ambleside, you can catch buses to Kendal, Windermere, Grasmere, Keswick.
If you take advantage of the bus pass offers, then travelling by bus is very economical !
We often catch a bus e.g. To Coniston, then walk back over the fells to our cottage.
Car not needed
How to get there
Railway: Windermere: 8.0 km
From Ambleside follow signs for Coniston, Hawkshead A593.. You will go over a narrow humped back bridge, follow the road for a few hundred yards. The first property on the right is a large cream Manor House called “Croft”. The second turning is into Croft Courtyard, the Mounting Steps is directly in front of you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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