The Old White Lion, Chapel Stile is a fantastic quaint Lakeland cottage dating from the 18th century. This lovely old cottage was once the village Inn – hence its name. Lovers of real ale may also care to note that they used to brew their own beer on the premises as well. The lane on which the property stands used to be the old road which ran through to Thrang Brow Quarry. Once it would have been bustling with life as the quarry workers called by for a drink on their way home. Now it is a quiet backwater, providing peace and tranquillity and fantastic views across the valley.
Accommodation comprises of on the ground floor a spacious lounge with feature beams and cosy open fire, dining room, galley style kitchen, and generous utility room with plenty of drying space and storage for outdoor equipment including bikes, walking boots and wet dogs!. Leading off the utility room is a shower room including a shower, w.c. and hand basin. Upstairs you have a spacious master bedroom featuring an en-suite wc, bath and shower, and two twin bedrooms and a separate wc / bathroom.. The Old White Lion had a new kitchen fitted in 2013, (see the photo gallery).
The heart of the village is just a short stroll away. In the village you can find the well stocked local convenience store -the Langdale Coop, Brambles Cafe, and the Village Church – The Great Langdale Holy Trinity, and The Wainwrights Inn which sells local brewed ales and provides good homemade food. The famous climbers inn The Old Dungeon Ghyll, New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, and Stickle Barn Tavern (now owned by the National Trust) are just up the Langdale Valley.
The property is close to a main bus route. Elterwater, the famous Britannia Inn and Elterwater Cafe are a short stroll away, with a fabulous walk along the river. The cottage is also handily placed to access the Langdale Valley, 4 miles from Ambleside and close to neighboring villages of Grasmere and Hawkshead.
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