Climb the original winding staircase to arrive at this cosy room on the second floor. Its name echoes the original title for the cobbled alleyway that runs between the guesthouse and the stream (ghyll). The name arises from the din that was made by the woollen mills that surrounded the stream.

Within the room sits an elegant oak chest dating back to the Mid 18th Century, with the signature of its maker pencilled onto the side of one of the drawers. There are also lovely framed prints of the area. The refreshing hue of the Farrow and Ball paintwork, coupled with the William Morris Strawberry Thief fabric and curtains, finishes off this room perfectly.

Rattleghyll from window

Views from this room include glimpses of the imposing Fairfield horseshoe, as well as a panoramic view over Ambleside towards Loughrigg fell.

In your luxurious room, you will find a flat screen television with SkyCinema movies and NOWtv entertainment channels, super fast wifi and a variety of magazines or borrow a book from a small selection downstairs in the hall.

A welcome tray is provided, including coffee, tea and hot chocolate (Fair Trade), and biscuits. There is usually a sample of home-baking as well. In addition, a crystal decanter with a good splash of Port inside is cordially presented for your enjoyment.

The Bathroom

Rattleghyll bathroom

After venturing onto the fells, soak your aching muscles in the steaming waters of the bronzed Imperium clawfoot bath. This attention grabbing tub sits on a rather lovely stone-tiled floor. There is a Victorian style shower attachment with shower curtain and riser rail.

Fluffy bath robes, towels and face cloths are provided, as well as complimentary luxury toiletries from local Company, Pure Lakes.