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Black Combe Apartment

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Ambleside, Cumbria
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps6
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

Spacious apartment set in over three aces of landscaped gardens and enjoying lovely views of the lake. Centrally placed for exploring all of the National Park.

Stunning views of Lake Windermere
Four poster bed

Stunning views of Lake Windermere
Four poster bed

Whitecraggs is a truly magnificent setting amidst 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds designed by the famous Kew Plant Hunter, William Purdom, with mature specimens of rare trees and alpine plants, these three holiday apartments form part of Whitecraggs, a converted country house. On two levels, Black Combe Apartment (ref W41226) provides spacious accommodation with a romantic four poster bedroom. Skiddaw Apartment (ref W41227) provides cosy accommodation on the ground floor looking out over the gardens to Lake Windermere, whilst Scafell Apartment (ref W41228) is a delightful first floor apartment.
Commissioned and built in 1904, Whitecraggs is a prime example of pre-World War I architecture. Designed by Dan Gibson, also known known for his design of five other prominent Lakeland properties, it was seen as architectural rebellion when compared to the historic style of the earlier Victorian era. Built in a traditional Lakeland style, influenced by the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement, most of the original features and designs are still included today.
Situated in the tranquil location of central Lakeland, the area has been described as ‘a place of natural beauty’ by its commissioner and surgeon, Charles Henry Hough. Perched on the northern tip of Lake Windermere, Whitecraggs offers stunning views over the lake. It is surrounded by over 3 acres of landscaped grounds, made up of rare and exotic species of plant and alpine flowers, which Charles Hough shared his love for alongside William Purdom, otherwise known as the ‘Kew’ Plant Hunter. William Purdom and Reginald Farrer set out on what would later be known as a ‘horticultural triumph’, as they attempted major excavation of this rocky, sandy and stony land. In 1919, what is now known as the ‘rock garden’, was freely opened to the public, and became one of the main visitor attractions in the region.
At the northern tip of the lake, centrally placed for the Lake District National Park, there is abundant walking, fell climbing in the nearby Langdales, water sports or simply wandering around charming Ambleside, which dates back to Roman times. From here you can take the steamer to explore villages on Windermere’s shores, as well as Grizedale forest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with two additional singles. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating and electricity. Parking (2 cars).

All properties: Gas included (£15 per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Shared 3.5-acres grounds. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: There are steep sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    15/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    Full of character with stunning views over Windermere. Very easy access to Ambleside. Made very welcome by the owner.


  • 10

    20/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    Wonderful house and gardens, great location


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