Sitting Room

Dalefield House - Luxury Accommodation,

Quality accommodation in a tranquil setting. Ideal for family gatherings.

Stay just for the weekend 4pm Friday to 4pm Sunday - see bookings page

Victorian Charm
Dalefield dates from the 1860's and is blessed with a number of fine period features, from original fireplaces to ornate coving. High ceilings and the large hallway give a light, airy atmosphere, and we have sought to make the most of this fine property with the addition of handsome William Morris wallpapers, a claw foot slipper bath and cast iron radiators. An interesting collection of photographs by some of the pioneers of Lake District and mountain photography adorns the walls, including some very early prints of Ambleside (c. 1860) taken by renowned local photographer Moses Bowness. These we have printed from the original stereographic glass plates. We believe that the house was built for the station master though the railway never made it this far.

Sitting Room
A smart room with the original fossil limestone fireplace and bell handles for summoning the servants. Slump into one of the comfy sofas and relax in front of the open fire when it gets chilly. There is a TV with DVD and a selection of DVDs, and board games to play. In winter this room is so cosy and inviting. The roaring open fire is pretty as a picture and we think this is just the perfect place for Christmas or a winter break.

Second Sitting Room
This is our library/music room as well as children's playroom. There is a sofa, children's toys (lots of Thomas train set, duplo, dolls etc.) TV, piano, and an abundance of books.

Teddies   Piano   Kitchen

Kitchen and Dining Room
The kitchen has everything you would expect: gas cooker with 5 ring gas hob, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and a good selection of pans, knives, utensils, oven dishes and plenty of plates of various sizes, as well as a selection of wine glasses etc.

The dining room has a good size table, extendable to seat 10. Double doors lead directly into the garden.

There is a high chair available, as well as a cot. Please ask.

You will also find a file with menus and recommendations for local restaurants (of which there are about 20), and take-aways and a selection of walks and all the usual tourist brochures.

"Dear Paul and family, Thanks for the really nice homely home. It is very child friendly. We will definitely recommend to our friends" Mohammed, family and friends, London. May 2010

Bring the children
Give your little 'uns a great little break. Excellent outside space is one of the best things about Dalefield. A spacious flat lawn is just ideal for ball games.

Inside the house you will find a good range of toys for younger children as well as board games. Some of the beds are child size. We can provide a travel cot and high chair, children’s cutlery, plastic mugs etc.

In town, Rothay Park has acres of flat grass with a good playground, and is very close to the chip shop. There is a big new soft play area in town as well, just in case of rain.


Paul and Eleanor Knowles
Dalefield House, 1 High Gale, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0BJ
t 015394 31590   e

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