Traditional 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Character Lakeland Cottage. Wood burning Stove and Balcony With Mountain Views. Walks & Cycle Routes on the Doorstep. Langdale Country Club Spa Membership
About Belinda Randall
Simon and I live in the Lake District. Simon is retired and I have my own Chiropractic clinic. We are passionate about the outdoors and spend all of our free time walking, mountaineering, mountain biking and running. Before living here we come to the Lakes for many years and fell in love with the beauty and solitude the Langdale valley offers in all seasons.
Belinda Randall purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Belinda Randall chose Ambleside
The Langdale Valley has something for everyone with gentle river walks to delightful cafe's and pubs to the big summits of Bowfell, Crinckle Crags and Scafell Pike all accessible from the front door of Fountain. You can escape the crowds and have the fells to yourself or if you are looking for restaurants, cinemas and shops, Ambleside is only 15 minutes by car. Chapel Stile is a buzzing little hamlet with it's village school, well stocked co op shop and great local pub "Wainwright's Inn". Fountain Cottage is a real gem and a relaxing haven for all.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fountain Cottage benefits from free membership for two adults to the Langdale Country Club, which is located a short walk away. The membership includes a 10% discount off meals in the restaurant and the locally owned "Wainwright's Inn". There is high speed broadband and wifi available in the cottage. We provide an extensive selection of maps, route suggestions and guide books for your use during your stay.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The cottage is superbly situated, with stunning views, thoughtfully and comprehensively equipped and we recommend it highly.
Delightful cozy cottage in quiet village
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here which says a lot. A sparkling clean home from home which has everything you need for a very comfortable stay with the added bonus of membership at the local spa. Contains lots of information on local walks and pubs etc. We will be going again.
Fantastic property in the heart of Langdale
Fantastic location, clean and incredibly homely cottage. Would definitely recommend for both family or friends breaks.
Hi Stephen, great to know that you enjoyed your holiday at Fountain Cottage. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
A little gem of a place to stay in the midst of an area where there is so much exploring to do.
This was a return visit- that has to say something. The cottage is home from home and immaculately clean and very comfortable. We had excellent weather to walk in and enjoyed using the spa. We will be booking again to explore more of that amazing area.
Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed your return to Fountain Cottage. Our intention is to create a home from home for our guests and we are pleased that our efforts are appreciated.
Lovely cottage, very well equipped. We had a very enjoyable week.
This cottage was an excellent choice. It was very well-equipped and had everything we needed for the the week. It has been maintained to a high standard and was a lovely place to relax and unwind. The location is excellent, being only a few minutes walk from the local shop and pub, and the river. We had our two year old with us and the cottage worked very well for the three of us. Would highly recommend.
Excellent location in quiet village, well equipped and comfortable cottage with character.
An excellent place to stay, with a number of lovely family walks accessible from the door, such as over to Grassmere (a steep but enjoyable clamber), and the Stickle Tarn Trail nearby. The Langdale Country Club membership was excellent and provided swimming in their well equipped spa pool as an activity for rainy days. Cottage was well equipped, with everything you could need in the kitchen, log burner in the living room, and clean and comfortable bathrooms and bedrooms. The village was quiet even in summer holidays, a contrast to Ambleside which although only a few miles away was terribly busy. The local Co-op has all the essentials, and the Wainwright Inn was a decent pub for a meal. Easy access to sites around the area, we had an easy trip to Beatrix Potter's house and Wray Castle, and to Windemere for kayaking another day. A great place to stay!
The Langdale Country Club is half a mile away from Chapel Stile. The cottage has two adult memberships but additional guests can be signed in on payment of a small charge (Children under 3 are free). The pool is open daily (except from 4pm to 6:30pm) with adults only between 8am to 9am and after 9pm. The local mountain river which runs through the Langdale Valley and Chapel Stile is a short stroll away with a picnic area. Grasmere, Lake Windermere and Coniston are each within 15 minutes drive
Manchester Airport is 100 miles away and 1 hour 45 minutes by car, or direct rail to Windermere then a 20 minute taxi drive from the station. West Coast Virgin rail Pendelino Service to "Oxenholme Lake District" then 45 minutes by taxi or connections to Windemere as above. Local Bus has a 15 minute link to Ambleside the nearest market town.
Ambleside 4 Miles. Langdale Pikes and access to Scafell Pike via The Old Dungeon Ghyll is 3 miles. Grasmere 4 miles for Wordsworths Cottage. Sailing on Windermere and Coniston or Steam Boat Trips are 8 miles. Grizedale Forest is an easy drive for Mountain Bike trails such as the infamous "North Face Trail", Orienteering and the popular "Go Ape".
A local co-op village store provides all the essentials and is a 2 minute walk. Adventure and water sport activities are available from Ambleside, Windermere and Coniston. Wordsworth's Cottage at Grasmere is "over the fell". The local pub "Wainwright Inn" is a 10 minute walk (10% discount off menu, when you take the Langdale membership card) and the Britannia Inn with it's comprehensive local beers and tasty menu is a 15 minute pleasant stroll by the river. The infamous Drunken Duck Inn is a 10 minute drive away or a 90 minute walk if you are feeling energetic. Endless walking opportunities and mountain biking routes from the front door.