About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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
Nestled in the pretty Langdale hamlet of Chapel Stile, this 19th Century chic Lakeland retreat takes a picture-postcard setting overlooking the Langdale Valley. This sleepy village is an ideal base with its handy shop and excellent country pub yet an abundance of walks and mountain bike routes from its doorstep.
Step inside Fountain Cottage and you'll fall in love with the traditional character and instantly soak up the contemporary luxuries of a meticulous restoration contrasting the old oak beams, thick walls and stone floors with crisp modern decor.
Contemporary comforts spread over the three floors; sumptuous cottage bedrooms, sleek designer bathrooms and a top floor lounge with a newly installed woodburning stove and a furnished, south-facing balcony for lazy summer brunches or just a cool place to chill out after those hard days on the fells.
Lakeland slate on the outside and lovely mountain and village scenes through almost every window.
Active families will have no need to use their car, couples will relish the romantic location and cosy evenings by the woodburning stove and all will be glad of the short walk to the Good Pub Guide listed Wainwrights Inn.
Although this luxurious Lake District cottage is an outdoor lovers paradise, for those who want to just relax and be pampered the Cottage benefits from membership for two adults at the nearby Langdale Country Club. The Club offers a well equipped gym, swimming pool and sauna. Fountain Cottage guests are also able to sign in additional members of their party on the payment of a small day or evening charge. Children under the age of three benefit from free entry.
Come rain or shine whether you are looking for outdoor activity or a peaceful romantic retreat Fountain Cottage offers it all.
The large entrance hall with original flagged stone floor and space for outdoor gear leads upstairs to the excellently equipped Shaker kitchen / dining room which affords fabulous views over Lingmoor Fell. Through to the modern lounge with newly installed wood-burning stove and French doors leading out to the balcony again overlooking Lingmoor Fell.
The romantic double bedroom with a wrought iron bed is located on the entrance level and has its own en-suite with luxury power shower. Also on the entrance level is the luxury family bathroom which offers both a separate bath and power shower cubicle.
A flight of stairs leads down to the cosy twin bedroom which has its own outdoor access.
Outside there is a large shed for secure storage of bikes and outdoor equipment.
There is parking for 1 car directly outside the cottage with further on lane parking close by.
There is a wide selection of maps, books, guides and information on local activities for your use.
We also accept one small well behaved pet in the cottage.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 South Lakeland District
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.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic property in the heart of Langdale
Fantastic location, clean and incredibly homely cottage. Would definitely recommend for both family or friends breaks.
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!
Lovely, clean, spacious cottage that was suitably equipped with everything we needed for our stay in the Lakes. It is situated in a great location for walks and is near to a great pub! However, we would have loved for there to have been a recycling bin next to the cottage, which would be more convenient than taking our rubbish home with us or taking it all to Ambleside. Apart from this, we could not fault this wonderful cottage. Thank you!
Many thanks for your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fountain Cottage.
The issue of waste recycling is a difficult challenge for rural communities. Currently South Lakeland DC will not collect waste from holiday cottages as, quite rightly, its classed as trade waste. We have engaged our own trade waste collection service but, due to the remote location, a recycling collection service is not available. By way of illustration of the difficulties for rural communities its interesting to note that SLDC have themselves only recently started to experiment with recycling collection in rural villages.
When services are available for recycle collection of trade waste in Chapel Stile we will of course adopt such a service. Until then we have to rely on guests taking recyclable materials to the Ambleside recycle center.
Simon & Belinda
Gorgeous cottage in a small picturesque village, well placed for some lovely walks. Great eateries within easy walking distance. Definitely recommend.
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.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Book via telephone or email. Payments by BACS, cheque or Paypal. Changeover Day: Normal changeover day is Friday. For alternative days please contact the owner. Notes on prices: Short breaks are available outside peak season (minimum of 3 x nights). One small well behaved pet accepted at a cost of £20.00 per week.