Retreats & Hideaways - Luxury Self Catering the Lake District

Dwarf Hall

Location: Ambleside

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Valid till 05/09/24.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Discount automatically applied. Minimum 3 nights.

Why we love it!

" We love that Dwarf Hall is steeped in history. As one of Ambleside's oldest buildings, each room is teaming with character and charm. With a high-end interior design finish, and birds eye views across the town to the fells beyond, we know you will love it as much as we do. "




   Child Friendly

   Pub Nearby


Introducing Dwarf Hall – where history meets modern comfort in the heart of the Lake District National Park. This 16th-century, Grade II listed barn conversion is rumoured to be one of Ambleside’s oldest structures, exuding the timeless charm of the region.

Boasting breath-taking south-facing views that stretch over the town toward the majestic fells, Dwarf Hall epitomizes the essence of the ‘Lake District experience.’

Just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Ambleside, Dwarf Hall offers a unique blend of serenity and convenience. This is the ideal retreat for those seeking the tranquillity of Lakeland life whilst relishing the lively ambience of Ambleside town. This cosy historical home makes for the perfect family bolt hole.

Wind your way up Chapel Hill and arrive at Howe Head, an area steeped in local lore. The streets, adorned with low doorways and slate signposts, guide you to Dwarf Hall’s private parking space, ensuring a seamless arrival.

Picture yourself laden with delicious treats, approaching the majestic front door framed by vibrant azaleas. The giant, locally crafted door stands as a testament to the rich history encapsulated within Dwarf Hall’s walls, offering a warm welcome to your home away from home.

As you step inside, be enchanted by the seamless blend of rustic charm and timeless elegance. Become part of the home’s extended history amongst locally sourced Kirkstone slate tiles, oak beams, and limestone accents along curved walls.

Ascend the steps to the upper floor and bask in the natural light cascading through the vaulted glass ceiling illuminating the open-plan layout. The spacious family bathroom, complete with bath and shower, conveniently serves all three bedrooms from the end of the corridor.

Calm and welcoming, with a good night’s sleep guaranteed, the double and twin bedrooms both offer cosy sanctuaries with captivating views of Ambleside’s rooftops and rolling hills. Both rooms are complete with handy storage, Lakeland themes artwork and stunning blue hues that pull from the crisp evening sky, visible from cosy beds.

The master bedroom, with its panoramic vistas of Top Cragg and Loughrigg fell, is a hiker’s dream come true. Bag a Wainwright without leaving your bed! The room breathes warmth and relaxation, a constant encouragement to hit snooze, pop the kettle back on or enjoy one more chapter. Why not treat yourself to an early night as the sky turns pink and watch the swallows dance in the twilight, from the comfort of crisp sheets and warm blankets. The large, south-facing room is practical as well as beautiful, with stunning furniture including a large wardrobe and bespoke cabinet ready to fill with all your favourite items.

The corridors and ancient passageways that flow within Dwarf Hall are a throwback to the building’s colourful past. Arrow slits become decorative features, curved walls house inlaid shelves and exposed stones contrast with the soft décor and warm lighting throughout the home.

The living room, with exposed oak beams and a harmonious mix of old-world charm and modern comforts, becomes your sanctuary within solid stone walls. Recline on soft leather sofas and relish the sun on your face. Or hunker down in the evenings and enjoy the peaceful ambience. The attention to detail in this room brings bursts of yellow cheer, a fun and upbeat addition to this ancient building. The room is the perfect place for the whole family to come together, whether that be over drinks and nibbles, board games, or your favourite TV shows on the smart TV.

Heading back past the imposing front door, steps lead down past the WC, ideally located for freshening up post-walk, and stowing coats and boots away in the cloakroom.

The heart of this home is the kitchen – a haven of culinary delights with dazzling natural light and seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Equipped with top-notch amenities, including a Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, and induction hob. Perfect for family gatherings and intimate dinners.
Through the kitchen, and down the slate steps into the depths of the building, a practical utility area houses a washing machine and larder. A second large family bathroom receded at the base of the steps. Complete with a walk-in shower to ensure the whole group can be up and out on time.

Step outside to the garden patio, a hidden oasis bursting with life. Enjoy alfresco dining amongst blooming flowers. With rambling roses and clematis clinging to the old stone walls, sit and watch the wildlife. Or, while away the afternoon with views of the mountains. This secret garden will quickly find a special place in your heart – you may never want to leave!

Located in Ambleside, Dwarf Hall offers easy access to boutique shops, cafes, and outdoor adventures, making it the ideal retreat for those seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

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Location: A little bit about Ambleside

An outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. Ambleside is situated at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. This charming town is the picture of Lakeland beauty, with tall grey slate buildings winding around higgledy-piggledy streets creating a warren of cosy cafes, country pubs and well stocked outdoor shops. Explore the peaks by foot or bicycle and feel the mountain air lift your spirits the minute you set foot in this iconic town.

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(Booking essential, subject to availability.  Offer available till 05/09/24.  Minimum 3 night booking.  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Discount automatically applied)

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