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Foxghyll Country House B&B

Self Assessed
Under Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9LL, United Kingdom

Brilliant

4.9/5 from 58 Reviews

97% Would Recommend

Facilities

  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
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Foxghyll Country House B&B

(58 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.8
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 4.9
  • Location 4.9

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Foxghyll Country House B&B Information

Description

FoxGhyll Country House B&B, located 5 mins from Ambleside, on the historic literary road of Under Loughrigg. Originally built in the 1600’s in the style of a typical old Lakeland farmhouse, Foxghyll has undergone a diverse and colourful history. Having once had the famous writer, author and literary figure Thomas De Quincy as a tenant for a short time. The house was later occupied by the Hon. WE. Forster. MP for the borough of Bradford, and the first minister of education. It was during this time in the 1870’s that extensive additions were added in the decorative & imaginative style of an affluent Regency country house. Offering guests a peaceful and tranquil setting, yet all within easy access to Ambleside and all the amenities the village has to offer. In a 10-15 minute walk, or 5 minute drive from Ambleside town centre, you will find FoxGhyll Country House B&B. By the banks of the River Rothay. Set amongst a formally laid, 3-acre garden with a further 40 acres of woodland - all with direct access onto Loughrigg Fell itself. During the Spring and Summer months, Foxghyll’s private and secluded garden comes to life with a vast and varied array of plant and shrub life. The small stream that runs through the grounds, provides tranquility and composure to the residence. With excellent views of the Lakeland fells, guests can gain easy access to Loughrigg and the Fells and valleys beyond, from the garden itself. From land adjoining the River Rothay, Foxghyll can also boast private fishing. Foxghyll’s driveway also offers easy & accessible private parking. Foxghyll operates only 3 luxurious and unique en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with king size double beds. While the 'Front Room' & 'Spa Room' offer both 1x king size bed + 1x single bed - meaning they can also be used as twin bedded rooms. All rooms have been luxuriously renovated, with brand new bathrooms, all with bath-tubs and showers.

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Free high speed internet
  • Lounge
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing

Policies

Check in: 12:00 till 22:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:30
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from M6 (Manchester)) (84.0 miles)
    To find Foxghyll, take the A591. Go through Ambleside, heading toward Keswick, about one mile after leaving Ambleside you will see the village name-plate RYDAL on the left hand side of the road, slow down and turn left about 100 yards on over a humped back bridge across a river (road signed ‘Under Loughrigg’), follow the road round to the left over two cattle grids, past ‘Stepping Stones’ and Foxghyll is the 1st large white house on the right hand side. Approximately 3/4 of a mile after bridge.
  • Road from M6 - PENRITH (20.0 miles)
    From Keswick, travel South along the A591 for about 14 miles, passing Grasmere.  Approximately 2 miles after Grasmere you will reach a small village named RYDAL.  Look out for the 'Glen Rothay' hotel on the left,& 'Badger Bar'. After this, Slow Down & turn RIGHT over a small humped backed bridge off the main road.  (Approx 350 yards after Badger Bar).  Continue straight down this B road (Posted Under Loughrigg), over 2x Cattle Grids, & passing the Stepping Stones.  Foxghyll is 1st house on right

 

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