Welcome To Foxghyll Country House B&B

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For over 30 years, Foxghyll Country House B&B has offered guests a luxurious stay and warm welcome in Ambleside, the heart of the English Lake District. This large country house, originally built in the 1600's & once home to author and literary figure Thomas DeQuincey, offers guests a unique B&B experience.

Located on the incredibly scenic Under Loughrigg Road, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. - Foxghyll Country House B&B offers 3 large and luxuriously individual en-suite guest bedrooms, with full private parking, 3 acres of private landscaped garden - with direct access to Loughrigg Fell.

Onsite there is Private fishing. Hearty full English breakfast. We are Open all year..

Foxghyll Guest House, located 5 mins from Ambleside, on the historic literary road of Under Loughrigg. Originally built in the 1600’s, 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.

A peaceful setting

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 ten minute walk, or a five minute drive from Ambleside town centre, you will find Foxghyll. By the banks of the River Rothay. Set amongst a formally laid, 3-acre garden and with direct access onto Loughrigg Fell itself. Foxghyll sits as a haven to all those who seek to enjoy the beauty and serenity that the Lake District has to offer.

Tranquility and composure

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.

Easy & accessible private parking

Foxghyll’s driveway also offers easy & accessible private parking.

As a grade 2 listed building, Foxghyll’s internal architecture has remained virtually unaltered inside since it’s 1870 renovation. All guests’ rooms are to be found in their original size and design, with the original dressing rooms providing convenient en-suite bathrooms. Therefore, Foxghyll can offer guests the choice of three large, spacious and luxurious rooms. Each with their own individual features and characteristics. All rooms offer comprehensive en-suite bathroom facilities, as well as essentials like tea / coffee making facilities, Flat Screen  TV, CD PLayer / clock radio, hairdryer etc.   All rooms provide adequate, comfortable seating; with either settee or armchair.