Access Statement for Kirkstone Foot

We would like to extend a warm welcome to everybody at Kirkstone Foot. To ensure we can make your stay as comfortable as possible we would be grateful if you can inform us of any special requirements when booking.


We aim to provide an excellent visitor experience and continually strive to improve our service. We are a family run company specialising in self catering accommodation in the beautiful village of Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Kirkstone Foot is located in the grounds of an old Country House Hotel and our accommodation is located in The Manor House and the Coach House, the apartments have been converted and fully refurbished. As a business we believe that we should, wherever possible, appreciate the abilities, whilst giving full consideration to any disabilities of our customers, visitors and staff. Kirkstone Foot is located in a quiet location just off Kirkstone Pass Road.

Local Facilities

Kirkstone Foot is located a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside which is situated at the top of Lake Windermere on the A591.

We are approximately 40 minutes from Junction 36 on the M6 motorway, 5 miles north of Windermere and 15 miles from Keswick.

Local buses run from the centre of Ambleside and provides services to the National Park and surrounding areas.

The nearest Railway station is in Windermere, a short taxi or bus ride away.

Ambleside has a Post office, Tourist information Centre, Health Centre, Barclays and National Westminster Banks, CO-OP and Spar mini markets, two off licenses, a cinema and numerous shops.
There are a variety of restaurants in Ambleside to suit all tastes and budgets. These include traditional pubs, Indian, Italian, Thai, and Bistros. There are a number of café’s and a Gregg’s sandwich shop.

There is a telephone box about 200 meters away on Kirktone Pass Road.

Pre – Arrival

A comprehensive website details information on our various apartments.

Information can be provided in large print on request.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

On arrival please call at the office, which is the wooden building situated on the right hand side as you enter the premises, where you will be welcomed and shown to your apartment.
Each apartment has is own dedicated parking location for one car. . Extra parking must be agreed prior to arrival and in most cases we can provide extra parking. However, this cannot be guaranteed and is not available if all the accommodation is occupied.
Extra parking is available in the village.

Arrivals must be before 5pm on all days except Sundays which is 4pm. Arrival after these times must be requested prior to your arrival and arrangements can be made to collect your key, complete with directions to your apartment and car parking location.

The Manor House and Coach House are adjacent and opposite the office.

The grounds are a combination of paved and pebbled ground and guests are advised to wear sensible shoes and walk carefully, particularly in wet conditions.


The Manor House was converted from an old Country House Hotel and the Coach House was converted from one of the old out buildings in early 2000.
Consequently, due to the age of the buildings and the internal layout wheel chair access is limited. We advise potential guests or visitors to advise us of any special requirements prior to booking to ensure we advise on suitability for their needs. We will endeavour to assist, wherever possible, to ensure maximum accessibility for our guests and visitors.