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Silver How

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7 Nights See prices

  • £425  to  £600

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking

About Silver How

Silver How is a picture-perfect Cumbrian cottage in one of the prettiest towns in the Lake District National Park. The 18th-Century stone cottage is on a quiet residential street in the old part of Ambleside, less than 200 metres from the centre of town and within a short stroll of shops, cafes, and friendly pubs like the Golden Rule. The three-bedroom cottage sleeps up to five adults (or four adults and two children) and is popular with families and couples. Silver How has a private parking area which is situated just a two minute walk from the cottage - a real bonus in the old part of the town where parking is limited.

Ambleside is on the shores of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, and visitors have easy access to spectacular walks and memorable bike rides from the door. Start your visit with a ferry trip, buying your ticket from the terminal at Waterhead Pier in the same way that holidaymakers have done since 1845. Regular services run to Bowness and Wray Castle, although you may prefer the self-guided option of hiring a motor or rowing boat.

Staying in Ambleside means you're close to one of the most frequently photographed sites in the entire Lake District. Stock Ghyll Force is about half a mile or a 10-minute walk from the cottage. Its 70ft-drop is impressive at any time of the year, but especially after its been raining. It is easy to believe that the force of the water powered up to a dozen local mills. While you're there, stop by Bridge House in Stock Ghyll Beck and take a photo of the 17th-Century cottage now in the expert hands of the National Trust.

In addition to sailing on Windermere, day trips can include walking or cycling to places such as Loughrigg Fell, Wansfell, Scandale and Fairfield. It's also possible to walk or cycle to Rydal Water and Grasmere. Local attractions include the Armitt Museum's specialist collection of rare books and manuscripts, including some original works from Beatrix Potter. The Romans also loved the Lake District, and there are ruins of a fort nearby at Galava, with finds from the site on show at Kendal Museum.

The location of Ambleside, and the comfortable accommodation of Silver How cottage, really are the perfect choice for visitors to be able to experience some of the best parts of the Lake District.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Anne Butcher joined Independent Cottages in November 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Silver How is a period cottage with accommodation over three levels.


  • Light the fire and put your feet up after a full day of exploration. The comfortable living/dining room has an open fire and an electric fire, a flatscreen TV with Freeview channels, DVD player, and a selection of books for guests to enjoy. The solid wood dining table seats six people.
  • Convenience is key in the fitted kitchen, where cupboards are full of all the utensils and equipment, plates and glasses guests need to self-cater. There is also a washing machine.
  • Stairs lead down from the kitchen to a warm, dry cellar which has a table tennis table and room to store and dry off walking gear and boots. This room has a freezer, tumble drier, large radiator and wall mounted fire.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, wardrobe, bedside tables with reading lights, and a TV. Windows frame beautiful views towards Heron Pike,
  • Second bedroom with two full-sized single beds, a wardrobe, and bedside tables with reading lights. As with the master bedroom, the view is of Heron Pike.
  • Bunk bedroom with full-sized (3ft-wide) bunk beds that can accommodate one adult or two children/teenagers.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, a vanity unit with basin and a shaving point.
  • WC with a handbasin.

Outside: There is a small courtyard garden with a table and chairs at the rear of the cottage. The cottage has a private parking area located a 2-minute walk from the cottage - a real bonus in the old part of the town where parking is very limited.

Additional Information: Utilities, sheets, and WiFi are all included, as is coal for the fireplace. Guests to provide towels. One well-behaved dog is welcome through prior arrangement and for a small surcharge. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted.

Silver How Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 21st May 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £240 - £255 | 4 nights: £320 - £335 | 5 nights: £405 - £415 | 6 nights: £490 - £495

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Fri, 1st Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Jul 2022 - Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 23rd Jul 2022 - Fri, 26th Aug 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 27th Aug 2022 - Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 10th Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4-5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Bunks)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Anne Butcher
Member Since November 2020

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Silver How 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022