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Under Loughrigg

Ambleside, 

Cumbria, 


LA22 9LL,  United Kingdom
Foxghyll Country House B&B offers bed & breakfast in style. This large Grade II Listed Regency-style country house, originally built in the 1600's and once home to literary figure Thomas DeQuincey. Set in a beautifully spacious & secluded private setting , located on the scenic Under Loughrigg Road. 5 minutes' walk to Rydal Water & 10 minutes walk to Ambleside centre. Foxghyll also offers full private parking, 3 acres of private landscaped garden +Private fishing, Full English breakfast included
  • En-suite rooms
  • English Breakfast
  • Large Garden
  • Free WiFi Internet access
  • Peaceful and tranquil
  • Historic Building
  • Beautiful Views
  • Free Private Parking
  • Mountains
  • Wordsworth
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Foxghyll Country House B&B, Ambleside are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.7
Value:
4.8
Friendliness:
4.9
Cleanliness:
4.8
Facilities:
4.5
Staff service:
4.9
Location:
4.8
Breakfast:
4.8
Guest Rating: 4.8
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Julie
With a colleague
Stayed: Mar '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Beautiful setting, comfortable with very accommodating owner"
A friend and I stayed for 3 nights with 2 days on a photography workshop. The owner was very welcoming, and the room was spacious, and clean with the beds very comfortable. Being out of Ambleside , bu… Read more
"Beautiful setting, comfortable with very accommodating owner"
A friend and I stayed for 3 nights with 2 days on a photography workshop. The owner was very welcoming, and the room was spacious, and clean with the beds very comfortable. Being out of Ambleside , but within easy walking distance or driving (if too dark or wet) made it a quiet and convenient base with a lovely outlook onto the fields and mountains.
The owner was very accommodating for our photography lessons allowing our tutor use of the lounge to talk through the sessions each end of the day. Read less
Likes:
The location, friendliness, peace and quiet and the comfortable bed. There was a tasty cooked breakfast.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Foxghyll Country House B&B, Ambleside
Laura
Young Couple
Stayed: Mar '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"A great break"
Great place and location. Very friendly and helpful staff.… Read more
"A great break"
Great place and location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Read less
Likes:
The idyllic location.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Foxghyll Country House B&B, Ambleside
Tracy
Young Couple
Stayed: Nov '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Perfect location, host, food, accommodation!"
The place is lovely, very homely and welcoming, rooms are spotless and inviting. Breakfast was delicious and Paul was the perfect host… Read more
"Perfect location, host, food, accommodation!"
The place is lovely, very homely and welcoming, rooms are spotless and inviting. Breakfast was delicious and Paul was the perfect host Read less
Likes:
Everything
Dislikes:
Nope!
Guest Review for Foxghyll Country House B&B, Ambleside
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Foxghyll Country House B&B
Cash (Sterling), Cash (Euro), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
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Check-in: 12:00 PM till 10:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Policies
Children Policy: Children over 8 welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
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.
Style of property
Boutique, Luxury, Stylish, Traditional, Unique
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