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A vibrant town surrounded by magnificent Lakeland Fells, by the shores of Windermere.

As a gateway to the stunning Langdale Valley, Ambleside is a magnet for visitors seeking a relaxing break or outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenge. Offering easy access to a wide range of activities, including water sports, walking, climbing and cycling, Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre caters for all tastes and abilities.

Unsurprisingly, Ambleside is known to many as the walking capital of South Lakeland and is abound with routes, from lakeside strolls to gruelling fells. For a less challenging walk, Loughrigg Terrace provides breathtaking views over Grasmere and Rydal Water, while Jenkin Crag provides the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

The fells just west of the town offer a great introduction to cycling in the Lakes, while those looking for a more strenuous ride should try the bridleway that links Ambleside with Troutbeck. Located in the town is the iconic Bridge House; one of the most photographed spots in the Lakes. There are also lots of wonderful literary and artistic heritage here which can be explored in the town''s galleries and museums and a plethora of specialist shops selling everything from outdoor equipment to local art and crafts; look out for the Made in Cumbria logo to show you are supporting the local craftsmen.

The ideal location for a rural break, search Ambleside holiday cottages today.

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  • Oak Cottage

    Kirkstone near Ambleside

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: CC123293
    Nestling high up on the Kirkstone overlooking the tranquil Stockghyll Valley, Ambleside and Lake Windermere, Oak Cottage is picturesquely situated on a 2700 acre traditional working Lakeland farm. Originally the old farmhouse, this 18th Century, well equipped accommodation retains many original features including low oak beams, farmhouse doors and a spice cupboard. The warm cosy, farmhouse is sure to make you feel relaxed and away from it all. With far reaching, spectacular views in every direction, Oak Cottage is idyllically situated for you to enjoy the magnificent walks which are available right from your doorstep. Highland cattle and Herdwick sheep graze and wonder freely on the surrounding farmland and Buzzards can be seen soaring above. An ideal spot for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The dark clear night skies are perfect for star gazing too.

    This property can be booked together with Willow Cottage (CC123284), The Nest (CC123290) and Hazel Cottage (CC123280) to accommodate up to 12 guests. Ideal for parties or weddings, you can even land a helicopter in the grounds!

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner and 28" Freeview TV.
    Dining room: With beams.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared courtyard. ¼ acre of grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No children under 12 years. NB: access via a rough track.

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  • Hayrake

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: CC123164
    With glorious views of the Coniston Hills and local fell ranges, Hayrake is in an ideal location, on the fringes of the village with all amenities close to hand. Built of Lakeland stone, the cottage is very characterful, with cosy rooms, exposed beams and that all important open fire, Hayrake is also home to other features that you’d expect from such an old property, including the odd squeaky floorboard and uneven floor! Emphasis is more on creating a homely atmosphere than frills and fanciness, however Hayrake is very comfortable and offers everything for the holidaymaker. On three floors, the views get better the higher you go so you may have to toss a coin to decide who will have the top room.

    Ground Floor: Hayrake has gas central heating and comprises:
    Sitting room: Cosy, with open fire (fuel not provided), TV and video.
    Dining/sun room: With good fell views and a good selection of games and books.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Narrow stairs from the ground floor to:
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.

    Second Floor: A narrow staircase from the first floor to:
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Double bedroom.

    All gas, electric, and bed linen included. Sorry, no room for a cot.There is some limited headroom in the bedrooms on the second floor. Outside there is a patio style garden with furniture supplied. Off road parking for up to two cars is available.  One well behaved pet welcome. Smoking permitted.

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  • 2 Fairview Terrace

    Ambleside

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: CC123219
    Set in a conservation area at the top of the fondly named ’Peggy Hill’, 2 Fairview Terrace is a traditional Lakeland cottage built around 1630 and the former shippen to a cluster of ancient buildings. A mere 2 minute stroll from the very heart of Ambleside, the location is perfect for enjoying walks from the door to Loughrigg Fell and the more challenging Fairfield range or perhaps a gentle stroll to Waterhead for a host of waterborne activities including rowing boats and the famous Windermere Lake Steamers.
    2 Fairfield Terrace is perfectly positioned for sampling the many delights that the popular village of Ambleside has to offer. This comfortable and homely cottage, enjoys fine fell views from most windows and is ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. With four good bedrooms and two bathrooms and set out across three floors, 2 Fairview Terrace offers a good degree of privacy for its guests. Blessed with an open fireplace, dressed with local green slate, this feature is perfect for gathering around in the winter evenings and recalling the day’s events with space for the family pet in front of the hearth too!

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into...
    Lounge: With open fire place (fuel available locally), TV with DVD and window seat.
    Kitchen/Dining room: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.

    First Floor: Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds, feature fireplace and fell views.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Master double bedroom with fine fell view.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair availableOutside: Utility houses the washer, dryer and freezer and is ideal for bike storage. Garden to front with furniture provided. Parking is for one car via permit.

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  • Derby Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC123106
    Derby Cottage forms part of a terrace of similar and substantial stone built three storey properties in the very heart of Ambleside. Situated as it is, the shops, amenities and restaurants are quite literally a stones throw away from the cottage, making Derby Cottage ideally situated for those who wish to enjoy the facilities of Ambleside. There are also ample local walks that can be taken from the doorstep and the southern shores of Windermere can be reached quite easily by foot.

    Ground Floor: Derby Cottage is heated by Gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, TV, video and DVD.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Single bedroom.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    Second Floor: A narrow staircase leads to second floor with:
    Bedroom 4:Twin bedroom. 
    Bathroom: With bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.

    All electric, gas and bed linen included. Cot available. Wi-fi access available.Enclosed rear paved area with garden furniture and mountain bike store. Parking permit for one car provided for nearby car park (on street parking by way of  blue disc parking available from local shops in Ambleside only for an hour. Blue disc parking arrangements is only valid for Ambleside only).

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  • Newrigg

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123279
    An imposing end of Victorian terrace set out over three floors, Newrigg boasts an enviable position very close to the shores of Lake Windermere and offers comfortable, homely accommodation for the larger party of family or friends. Stroll along to Borrans Park, a super place to exercise both yourselves and your dogs or visit the YHA, pet friendly with licensed bar and restaurant, just yards from Newrigg.

    The entrance at road level leads you into the Victorian hallway and into the spacious dining kitchen with feature fireplace, a super social area for all the party to enjoy and share in a hearty breakfast before you hit the fells or to create a special dinner in the evening. And if the weather is typically ‘Lakeland’, a great selection of books, DVDs, board games and even a Wii are available for all the family to enjoy and yes, that all important Wi-Fi access is provided.

    Ground Floor: Newrigg has gas central heating, secondary double glazing and briefly comprises:
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Entrance from the parking area into...
    Lounge: with feature fireplace, TV/DVD, selection of toys, board games, DVDs and a Wii.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Utility area: with washer, dryer and freezer.
    Ground Floor:
    On road level, main entrance hall leading to...
    Spacious dining kitchen: with feature fireplace, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and gas oven with hob.
    Shower room: with cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: Bunk room with full size beds.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with feature fireplace.
    Bedroom 4: King size bedroom with feature fireplace.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Two travel cots and two highchairs available. Limited Wi-Fi access available. Off road parking for 1 large car or 2 small mini size vehicles.

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  • Bramblebank

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC123206
    This delightful, modern property sits at the southern side of Ambleside on the original old road into the village.  Its slightly elevated position provides lovely views across the village to Loughrigg Fell and the surrounding Coniston & Fairfield ranges. The ideal choice for a relaxed, sociable holiday in the very heart of the Lakes, Bramblebank has ample parking, a lovely enclosed garden and views from most windows tempting even the most wary of walkers to enjoy some wonderful walks from the door. Within a couple of minutes, you can be in the middle of the active cosmopolitan village, with its wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as three cinemas, tennis courts, mini golf, the famous Windermere Steamers (for trips out to Bowness) and Hayes Garden Centre.
    Bramblebank is a very stylish and well-presented property and being set over three floors, offers flexible accommodation for the larger party. Equally however, the house would be ideal for a smaller party who want simply to spread out. A neutral theme throughout Bramblebank has been cleverly dressed with co-ordinated colours and modern accessories to continue the contemporary styling and to provide calm, peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The spacious kitchen/dining room is a great social area for guests to enjoy and ensures that even the appointed chefs for the evening can join in the banter and the planning of your next day’s excursions or ’adventures’.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Entrance into hallway leading to...
    Utility: With washing machine, tumble dryer, wash basin and WC.
    Kitchen/Diner: With large Rangemaster duel fuel cooker, dishwasher, two fridges, freezer and microwave, Bluetooth DAB radio. Access to the balcony with seating and extensive fell views towards Nab Scar & Heron Pike.
    Lounge: With comfy seating, HD TV & Recorder, Blu-ray DVD/CD player, I-pod (4&5) dock and BT Homehub Wi-fi with good selection of games, DVDs, walking/cycling maps and books.
    Access to the rear gardens is from the half landing
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With fell views of Loughrigg from the double bed, TV, DVD player, i-Pod dock and direct access out to the garden via the patio door.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, TV and DVD player and fell views. If required the twin beds can be converted to a super king size bed - this must be requested on booking.
    House Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV, i-Pod dock and radio and en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC. The windowsill seat provides extensive views towards the South Lakes and the Coniston fells.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV, radio and en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen is included and a cot (bring your own linen), highchair and safety gates are provided. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and ample drawer space.Enclosed west facing grassed rear garden and patio with BBQ and furniture provided. Off road parking is available for two cars. 5 Freeview TVs.

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  • Kilnshaw

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123292
    Kilnshaw is a light, spacious family home benefiting from a large, private garden with views over the Lakeland Fells and off road parking. A great social house with large windows and patio doors to take in the beautiful surroundings. Whether it’s family or a group of friends, you’ll settle right in, with ample living space with a real fire and generous size bedrooms. A short stroll from the centre of the popular town of Ambleside where you’ll find shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs to enjoy, yet tucked away down a quiet street with a great range of walks direct from your door. Ambleside provides a wonderful opportunity to escape and experience Lake District life at the northern end of Lake Windermere. Take a trip on a traditional steamer from Waterhead Pier to Lakeside or Bowness and enjoy a leisurely cruise surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of Wordsworth country. Grasmere, Windermere, Thirlmere, Derwentwater and Keswick are all close by.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Large with wooden floor, open fire, Freeview Smart TV, piano and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and vanity unit with basin.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With large shower.
    Cloakroom: With WC.
    Garage: With table tennis, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Wi-Fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank and several steps in garden. The approach to the property is up a steep hill.

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  • Holmdale

    Holmdale

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123283
    Perfectly placed in the heart of bustling Ambleside, Holmdale offers comfortable self-catering facilities for the larger family or gathering of friends. The boot room to the rear offers plenty of storage for bikes and walking clobber making Holmdale a great, central base for the adventurous guest! Two good bathroom facilities are shared between the four decent sized bedrooms dressed with quality linens on really comfortable beds. The layout of the kitchen makes for a social dining experience where everyone can take a part in preparing the dinner or a hearty cooked breakfast before heading out for the day. And if the weather is typically ‘Lakeland’, a great selection of books, DVDs, board games and even an X box are available for all the family to enjoy and yes, that all important Wi-Fi access is provided.

    Ground Floor: With gas central heating and briefly comprises:
    Tiled entrance hall leading into...
    Comfortable lounge: with leather seating, feature fireplace, large TV, DVD, Xbox and a great selection of books, DVDs and board games.
    Dining/kitchen: with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bathroom: fully tiled with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Double bedroom.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Two travel cots and two high chairs available. Limited Wi-Fi access available. Outhouse with washer, dryer and space for boots and bike storage. Enclosed rear yard with seating provided. Parking permit provided for one car for use on car parks throughout the area.Outhouse: with washer, dryer and space for boots and bike storage.

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  • Cobblestones House

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: CC123123
    Situated a short, level walk from the centre of Ambleside, Cobblestones House sits almost opposite the renowned Hayes Garden Centre and enjoys superb views across the village towards the Langdale Pikes. Offering four bedrooms, all en-suite and a spacious living area on the ground floor, the house is a great venue for a gathering of close family and friends looking to share a super base but ensuring a good degree of privacy for all of your party. Ample parking is available and the sunny, well stocked garden is ideal for taking in more of the beautiful views when the local weather will allow.

    Ground Floor: The versatile accommodation is laid out over 3 floors, centrally heated and comprises:
    Entrance hall and cloakroom.
    Lounge: With maple flooring, TV, video and inset gas living flame fire.
    Dining room: With superb views over the garden to the nearby fells.
    Conservatory: With superb views over the garden to the nearby fells.
    Kitchen: With double electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, integrated fridge and freezer.
    Drying/utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and shaver point.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 4: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Telephone for incoming calls available.The well stocked, mature, landscaped gardens are on two levels. All the bedrooms are situated at the front of the property to take advantage of the superb views to the fells. There is ample private parking for four cars. Wi-Fi available.

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  • Bridge House Cottage

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: CC123248
    The perfect venue for a larger gathering of family and friends, Bridge House Cottage enjoys a central location in the very heart of popular Ambleside almost directly opposite the famous landmark, The Old Bridge House which stands proudly over Stock Beck. Ambleside sits against a backdrop of dramatic scenery, the fells very easily accessible from the cottage for all ages and abilities. There are a host of indoor and outdoor attractions and activities to take you through the day and into the evening as well as a super selection of eating places to suit all palates and budgets.
    Set over three floors, Bridge House Cottage offers flexible, stylish accommodation with a good ratio of well fitted bathrooms to comfortable bedrooms. The spacious open plan living area has room enough for everyone to play a part in preparing dinner and large enough sofas for you all to sit and enjoy a film in the evening in front of the wood burning stove. The owners of Bridge House Cottage are happy for your dog to join in the fun and have thoughtfully provided the added facility of Wi-Fi.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge area: To front of the house with warming wood burning stove (fuel available locally), Freeview TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/Dining area: With electric oven, hob and microwave.
    Utility area: With washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom/Boot room: With WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen included. Wireless broadband access provided. Travel cot and high chair available.Outside: Small bench seating to the front. Parking via permit for 2 vehicles on nearby car park which can also be utilised on several other car parks throughout South Lakeland.

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  • Ghyllside 3

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: CC123162
    Stockghyll Park and Falls are popular with holidaymakers of all ages, being only a short uphill walk above the village and particularly fascinating in any season. Ghyllside is a spacious family home, which is situated in a very quiet and secluded cul-de-sac above the lower entrance to the Falls on the slopes of Wansfell. With super views towards the Fairfield Horseshoe at the front and Wansfell Pike behind, Ghyllside is an ideal base for a larger party of walkers or shoppers alike, given that this popular village has plenty to offer. A spacious bungalow with all the accommodation on one floor, except one bedroom and the garage, Ghyllside offers comfortable accommodation in a traditional, homely style. The house is well suited to family groups with pets, the owners simply hoping that you enjoy their second home, whatever time of the year. The enclosed rear garden and patio are well maintained and are sure to be put to good use on fine days.

    Ground Floor: Gas centrally heated, Ghyllside briefly comprises:
    Stairs down from the dining area leading to:
    Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom.
    Double garage: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Entrance Hall: Entered up external steps.
    Lounge/dining room: With TV, DVD player and open fire.
    Shower room: With handbasin and WC.
    Kitchen: Separate kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave, dishwasher and access to the back garden.
    Bedroom 2: Double bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Bunk bedroom with 2ft 6" bunks.
    Bathroom: House bathroom with bath, handbasin and WC.

    All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.   Telephone in property for incoming calls and local calls only. Wi-fi available.open front garden and enclosed rear garden and patio with furniture. Ample parking.  Dogs are accepted, but no cats.

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  • Blue Hill House

    Ambleside

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC123250
    Blue Hill House sits just above the ever popular village of Ambleside in a quiet residential area known as Fisherbeck. Slightly elevated, the house is just a short stroll from the village centre where you will find a host of indoor and outdoor attractions for all the family, whatever the weather. The village caters well for self catering guests and offers a good selection of supermarkets, butchers and bakers as well as an eclectic mix of tea rooms, bars and restaurants to sample throughout your stay.
    Blue Hill House enjoys fine fell views from the main living areas and the delightful glazed balcony across to Loughrigg and Coniston Fells. The two bedrooms on the lower ground floor have direct access to the sunny terrace, just the spot for enjoying some morning coffee and a good book. Set out over three floors offering each bedroom a good degree of privacy, the accommodation at Blue Hill House is of an excellent standard throughout and most suitable for either two families or four couples holidaying together. Solid wood floors marry beautifully with the natural slate and stone whilst quality furnishings and fittings including a wet room, complete the luxurious, contemporary theme.

    Ground Floor: Property has underfloor gas central heating and comprises:
    Lower Ground Floor
    Entrance hall leading to......
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and TV, with en-suite wet room with shower area, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. This room has a side door leading to the terrace.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed with en-suite steam enclosure shower with wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. This room has French doors leading out to the terrace.
    Utility room: With washer and dryer, central vacuum system and plenty of storage space.
    Ground/Mid Floor
    Kitchen: Well equipped with an excellent range of facilities wrapped in cool local slate with fridge/freezer, dual fuel range cooker, dishwasher, breakfast bar and microwave.
    Dining Area: leads through to....
    Conservatory Area: With seating and magnificent views.
    Lounge: With corner set gas stove, TV and DVD and access to conservatory.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

    All fuel, electric and bed linen included. Wi-fi available. Travel cot and high chair available.Private off road parking for 4 cars. Patio style garden and balcony with furniture provided. Lockable bike store for 2 bikes. NB: There is an unfenced small beck running through the bottom of the garden.

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