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The Mounting Steps

38 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 a...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 to relax after a long walk on the fells. The private parking is directly outside the front door alongside the 'mounting steps.' There is use of a river garden, where you might be lucky enough to spot a deer, a kingfisher or even an otter! Such an idyllic, romantic hideaway provides a perfect retreat for any special occasion. Being set at the foot of Loughrigg Fell, walking s offered in every direction, including a footpath almost straight from the doorstep to Loughrig Fell.. More
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About the Owner
Margaret H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
5 Croft Courtyard, Clappersgate, Ambleside, LA22 9LE Mounting Steps Cottage Welcome 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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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Such a warm comfortable house just a short 10min walk into Ambleside Lovely warm and comfortable home with all the comforts of home A well equipped kitchen comfortable bed and a lovely deep bath to soak in after your Lakes walks and a milkman every...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank SJWk1
Mags1952, VR Owner at The Mounting Steps, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We too sometimes enjoy a damp afternoon or evening at the cinema. Ambleside has a lot on offer. It's greatest attraction, being that there are countless walks to explore.

Reviewed January 15, 2018

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

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 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...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Rosalie W
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank daniellekenny79
Reviewed April 6, 2017

The house is fantastic, well equipped and very comfortable. It is just a short walk from Ambleside so we walked in every day which took about 10 minutes. There are some great walks straight from the house. Rates very reasonable. Would stay again.

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank SarahH282014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
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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.
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