Set in a conservation area and the oldest part of the Ambleside, this characterful Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th Century and is situated in an enviable position at the top of the affectionately known ‘Peggy Hill’. Tucked away in this quiet yet central village location, Shepherds Fold is a quality cottage in a truly unique Lakeland setting. The village centre is a stone’s throw away (though it should be noted for accessibility that Peggy Hill is short but steep)- brimming with interesting galleries, outdoor shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to tempt you throughout the day and into the evening. Wonderful walking and cycling can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and the shores of Windermere and its host of water-based activities are a gentle twenty-minute stroll away.
Shepherd’s Fold is a mid-terrace property packed full of charm and character, all the while paired with contemporary and well-appointed fixtures that clearly demonstrate the outpouring of care that the cottage owners have invested in recent years. The deceptively spacious and interesting layout creates a superb facility for a self-catering break, whatever time of year you choose to visit.
Enter past the small walled garden rockery, from the quiet back street elevated above the village, into an open plan area that makes excellent use of its available space. To your left you’ll find everything you and that group need for preparing and enjoying meals together, with a well-thought-out and thoroughly modern kitchen supplying happy diners at the dedicated table and chairs.
To the right, you’ll find a friendly gathering space with exposed beams and sofa seating arranged to bring everyone together after a big day out. There’s a wireless speaker and an up-to-date TV for when you all just want to kick back and unwind.
Straight from the rear of the lounge area, you’ll find a set of stairs that lead to a mezzanine level surrounded by windows for a bright airy laundry area and access to the patio garden to the rear.
Continuing up the stairs you reach the top floor landing with access to the double bedroom – with exposed wood and ample storage, twin bedroom – with more warm wood tones and 2 comfortable beds, and lastly, the shared family bathroom – with a clean, modern tile finish.
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