Above Stock Accommodation

The accommodation in on several levels:

  • Entrance Level
  • Living Room and Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedrooms
  • Information on the location is here

    Information on the facilities is here

    Information on Accessibility is here

    Entrance Level


    The entrance is at the rear of the building, a few yards up Peggy Hill. There are six steep steps up to it, with a handrail.


    There is a large entrance hall with plenty of room for hanging coats and storing boots.

    Extra Room

    Off the hall there is a small extra room, which many of our guests use for storing boots, rucksacks, etc.

    There are two drying racks and a fan heater to enable you to dry your clothes.

    Toilet with wash basin

    Newly refitted and redecorated

    Living Room Level

    Living Room

    The living room is a half-flight of stairs up from the entrance hall, facing south with two large sash windows (recently renovated). It is large, warm and comfortable. Several of our guests have commented that our photographs do not do justice to its position and spaciousness.

  • Comfortable sitting for 4 adults
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Satellite TV with DVD player
  • Stereo radio and CD player
  • Coal-effect gas fire
  • It has a view over the ravine of Stock Ghyll to the Market Cross, and you can watch the town's comings and goings from it, or look over the roofs to Loughrigg.


    The kitchen is off the living room. It is convenient and well-equipped, including

  • Modern halogen hob and electric cooker
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Extractor fan over the cooker, venting to the exterior
  • All basic cooking utensils, pots, etc
  • A clean drying-up cloth and "J" cloth are provided. There is often washing-up liquid, etc, left by previous guests. You can buy anything missing from Spar, the Coop or Tesco within 5 minutes walk.


    The bathroom is a half-flight of stairs up from the living room. It has a full-length bath with a thermostatic shower over it, and plenty of hot water, with WC and washbasin.


    Bedroom 1

    King-sized bed and plenty of storage

    Bedroom 2

    Two 3' single beds with hanging cupboard


    Above Stock is in the centre of Ambleside, convenient for the shops and restaurants, and overlooking Stock Ghyll High Bridge.

    Spar, the Coop and Tesco are all open 7 days a week and within 5 minutes walk. Walk down past the Rattle Ghyll Cafe to get to Spar and the Coop in Compston Road, or past the Tourist Information Centre and the Salutation Hotel to get to Tesco, opposite the White Lion.

    There is a bus stop outside the Salutation Hotel, but the main bus station is opposite the library - walk along Lake Road and turn right down Kelsick Road. The closest bus stop for Grasmere and Keswick is in Rydal Road past the main car park, opposite the Health Centre.

    The closest train station is at Windermere, about 4 miles from Ambleside, just by the bus station. There are frequent bus services, or a taxi fare was about £15 for the journey at the time of writing.


    Central heating - full gas-fired central heating, controllable by the guests.

    Free wi-fi.

    We can arrange for a cot and a high chair for a baby on request.

    Many of the pictures around the apartment are paintings by Jennifer, and are for sale. Please contact us if you are interested in buying one

    Sorry, there are no facilities for pets or smokers.


    Because there are steps up to the entrance, unfortunately we cannot accommodate people unless they can manage steps. For more information please go to our brief Accessibility Guide here.

    Last updated 15 September 2019

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