Ideal Quality Retreat for a Larger Gathering of Friends and Family

The rather splendid Oakroyd is a well-placed, high-quality retreat set in a quiet backwater of Ambleside, the ideal venue for an annual gathering of family and friends seeking a central base, somewhere to spend special time together and create unforgettable holiday memories. A traditional Lakeland stone and slate house, Oakroyd offers a winning combination of space and comfort and ticks all the boxes in terms of your holiday home wish list. Light, bright and tastefully decorated, the owners have taken great care to ensure the excellent facilities are both practical and stylish and set out over three main floors, the views of the surrounding fells get better the more stairs you climb!

Ambleside is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, wonderful walking and cycling opportunities, the village is an obvious choice for the first time or returning outdoorsy visitor. Tick off some of the 214 famous Wainwright’s from the doorstep here at Oakroyd or tackle one of England’s most challenging cycle routes, ‘The Struggle’, 400 metres above Ambleside and the highest road in the Lake District. For a more sedate pace, take a leisurely stroll through Rothay Park, over the stepping stones and along to Rydal Water and Caves, a lovely, scenic route with plenty of picnic and photograph opportunities along the way.


A Winning Combination of Space, Comfort, and Character

Set out over three main floors, enter Oakroyd from the front and into a long hallway which leads left into a sunny lounge room with deep-cushioned, comfortable sofas to relax back into in front of the TV., the bay window allowing for plenty of light to flood in. The dining room beyond is home to a Morso wood burning stove and offers ample seating for all your party. The newly fitted kitchen beyond is very well equipped with quality appliances, ample storage for all your food items and cupboards thoughtfully stocked with all the culinary items you’ll need for your week’s stay.

A glorious Super-king bedroom sits on the first floor offering delightful views of Loughrigg fell, prettily decorated with plush furnishings and striking accent colours. A spacious and stylish house bathroom has a freestanding roll-top bath, basin and WC and there’s a further shower room on this floor with a large walk-in shower cubicle, basin and WC. The second floor is home to two more bedrooms, both twins with superb views of Loughrigg and Fairfield Horseshoe, one with an en-suite WC and basin.  All the bedrooms are furnished with high-quality beds dressed in white linens to ensure a restful sleep.

The basement has good head height and is great for storing all your outdoor clobber. Outside, a fully enclosed courtyard has ample furniture for everyone. A residents parking permit is available for on-street with a further permit for use on a number of nearby car parks which can prove quite a saving on the cost of your holiday.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall
  • Lounge room with bay window and wood effect laminate flooring, comfy seating and TV
  • Dining room with Morso wood-burning stove and ample seating for all of your party
  • Kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and access to the rear courtyard

Lower Ground Floor:

  • Accessed from the dining room, a great room to store all your outdoor equipment

First Floor:

  • Super king bedroom with views out towards Loughrigg Fell
  • Shower room with large walk in cubicle, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC

Second Floor:

  • Twin bedroom with en-suite WC and basin
  • Twin bedroom


  • Lakeland stone-built home from home
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Enclosed courtyard to the rear
  • One pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • Residents permit provided for parking on street and further permit
  • Provided for use on the nearby car park
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Children & Pets

  • Dog Crate available
  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available


  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking
  • Traditional
  • Washing Machine


  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

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