Large country guest house offers superlative B & B. 2 Acres of secluded garden with spectacular views. All within easy walking distance from Ambleside. Direct access to Loughrigg Fell, private fishing & parking. 3 luxurious rooms (Spa bath+4 poster)
Heading North, take the A591 from Ambleside heading toward Grasmere. About 1 mile after leaving Ambleside you will see the village nameplate RYDAL. SLOW DOWN, about 300 yards after the sign is a humped back bridge to your LEFT which takes you over the river. Once over the bridge, go over the 2 cattle grids and FOXGHYLL is the first large white house on the right hand side. (About 3 quaters of a mile after crossing the bridge).
What a fantastic old house Foxghyll is! Steeped in history and in a wonderful location, one's first impressions are of dissappointment that it is a guest house; not, in the strictest sense, a family home. However, the owner and her son soon eliviate such thoughts with a quiet mannered welcome and a helpfulness (especially from the charming and astute Paul) that will remind you common courtesy still exists! The room was utterly breathtaking and I admired the clear effort made NOT to modernise such historic but beautifully maintained rooms. The breakfast was exceptional and portion generous. Indeed, extra requests did not fall upon deaf ears! I needed internet access for business reasons - no problem. Arrived late? Immediately offered foods that, suprisingly, were NOT added to my bill as dreaded 'sundries' upon leaving. Wonderful value for money, a hidden gem in the Lakes. I will definitely be staying again.
Listing # RA-1023000