Located in the heart of the beautiful Lake District. Foxghyll sits just outside the centre of Ambleside, one of the Lake Districts most popular villages.
The spectacular mountains (or Fells as their known locally) surround the area. The lakes themselves add serenity to the valleys and provide spectacular views from mountain tops.
The Lake District is one of Englands most popular tourist areas, and a must see for any tour of Britain. The sheer beauty of the area attracts people from all over the world.
There are many things to do, from activity based holidays such as walking, climbing, canoeing & sailing. To basic sight-seeing tours, or visiting the many attractions in the area.
Lake Windermere; where you can take a steamer and travel the lake.
Dove Cottage; the home of William Wordsworth.
Hill Top; the home of famous childrens writer Beatrix Potter.
other attractions include Aquarium (Lakeside), Wildlife park (Penrith), Theatre's (Windermere, Kendal & Keswick).
Originally built in the 1600's in the style of a typical lakeland farmhouse, Foxghyll has undergone a diverse and colourfull history. Having once had the famous writer and poet Thomas DeQuincey as a tenant for a short time, the house was later occupied by the Hon. W.E. Forster, MP for the Borough of Bradford, and the first minister of education. It was during this time in the 1870's that extensive additions were made in the decorative & imaginative style of an affluent Regency country house.
For the last 2 decades however, Foxghyll has become one of the leading family rum B & B's in the area, offering guests a peaceful & tranquil setting, yet all within easy walking distance of Ambleside Town Centre. Set amongst a formerly laid, 2 acre garden and with direct access to Loughrigg Fell itself. Foxghyll sits as a haven to all those who seek to enjoy the beauty & serenity that the Lake District has to offer.
During the Spring & Summer months, Foxghyll's private & secluded garden comes to life with a vast and varied array of plant & shrub life, with excellent views of the Lakeland Fells. From land adjoining the river Rothay, Foxghyll can also boast private fishing. Foxghyll also provides ample private parking.
As a grade 2 listed building. Foxghyll has remained virtually unaltered inside since it's 1870 renovation. All guests rooms are to be found in their original size and design, with the original dressing rooms providing convenient en-suite bathrooms. The interior is decorated in a style befitting the house, as antiques, panelled doors and ornate plasterwork ceilings adorn the interior.
Foxghyll does only 3 letting guest rooms
, which means we can offer service on a more personal level, to ensure guest comfort.
All bedrooms offer comprehensive en-suite bathroom facilities, as well as essentials like tea / coffee making facilities, remote colour T.V, clock radio, hairdryer etc. All rooms provide adequate comfortable seating, with either setee or armchair.
Foxghyll offers the following 3 rooms:
The FRONT ROOM sits at the front of the house, overlooking the river Rothay. This room contains both a double & single bed, with bathroom en-suite. This room can be used as either a double or twin bedded room.
At the side of the house, overlooking the garden and with spectacular views of Wansfell Pike is the 4-POSTER ROOM. Built in the oldest part of the house, this spacious room features a cosy 4 poster bed, with bathroom en-suite.
The SPA ROOM offers guests the chance to relax in it's large en-suite bathroom with bubbly Spa bath. This room has both a double and single bed, which can be used to sleep a double or twin.
To set you up for the day, a substantial & traditional full English breakfast is served in the polished oak floored dining room. A Vegetarian breakfast is available on request.
Guests can also relax in the bright South facing private guests lounge, which offers direct access onto the garden.
On a night time Ambleside Town centre offers many different places to eat. From top 'haute cuisine' to bistro's, pizza restaurants, Italian, Tapas, Chinese, Indian and local public houses which serve delicious bar food.
Foxghyll offers personal care and attention to all our guests.
Rates & Availability
Foxghyll is open ALL YEAR.
SPA ROOM: £33.00 - £ 40.00 per person per night bed and breakfast.
FRONT ROOM: £32.50 - £ 39.50 per person per night bed and breakfast.
4-POSTER ROOM: £ 33.00 - £ 40.00 per person per night bed and breakfast.
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).
For stays of 4 nights or more, deduct £ 2.00 per person per night from the standard rate.
A beautiful house, relaxing stay
May 08, 2009 12:39 pm
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 ... more
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