If you would enjoy a unique experience in a beautiful location then this could be the exchange for you. Based on a traditional Mongolian design this locally crafted Yurt is situated in a stunning position in the grounds of Rydal Hall, Rydal nr Ambleside with panoramic views to the Lake District fells and Windermere.

Wood burning stove, supplied with wood.
Wood floors and locking double doors that open out onto a decked eating area.
Sleeps 4. Double bed and 2 single beds.

Clear dome to ceiling so you are able to go to sleep watching the stars.
Hammock under tree close to the Yurt.
Cooking area with double calor gas hob and water supply a few yards from the door. Cooking utensils. Solar fairy lights and lighting.

Table and chairs. Large Cool box and freezer packs.

Communal, modern, attractive toilet block with showers 50 yds down the hill on campsite with freezer and electric power points.

Car Parking 50 yds downhill.

Launderette in Ambleside.

The Yurt is only a hundred metres from Rydal Beck which has a spectacular series of stunning waterfalls and plunge pools for swimming in. Situated beside a century old grove of giant redwood and looking down on a thousand yr old sweet chestnut tree this is a site close to nature. The poet William Wordsworth lived a short distance at Rydal Mount[open to public] for 30 yrs and derived huge pleasure and inspiration from the area.

From the small hamlet of Rydal there are a wide variety of beautiful walks including the Fairfield horseshoe, Loughrigg and its Terraces, Red Screes etc.

Helvellyn and Striding Edge are a short distance. Lower level walks can take you around Rydal Water, Rydal Cave, Grasmere[lake] or you can follow the River Rothay to Ambleside.

Rydal Hall is a historic house now used as a Christian Centre that provides accommodation for individuals and groups. It is set in 30 acres of grounds and there is open access throughout. Enjoy the restored formal Mawson gardens, the reflective quite garden with its historic 'grot' and waterfall vista or roam into the woodland with its unusual sculpture path. Take time out at the Old Schoolroom tea room or tea gardens looking onto Rydal Beck waterfalls. Wander up to the Organic garden or view the hydro electric scheme, fed from Rydal Beck, which powers the campsite.
There are an abundance of historic sites and National Trust properties within a short distance including Rydal Mount, Dove Cottage, Wray Castle, Allan Bank, Townend, Blackwell, Brockhole, RHS Holehird and a variety of other venues. Plenty to do and see from this central Lakeland property.
Great site for children with plenty to explore

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • No pets allowed

Rydal nr Ambleside (HE30077)

Cumbria,   England

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offers


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Membership expiry date: 30 Apr 2016