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No1 Silverbank General Information

Heating & Lighting:

There is a log fire in the lounge with logs in the porch and log basket. Please take care when lighting the fire and use the fireguard if unattended.

There is a fireplace in the bedroom. Please do not light fires in this room, as it is too close to the bed to be safe.

The cottage has central heating, with the boiler and controls in the kitchen. It will be timed to go on and off during the day and evening. If you would like to change this there are instructions on the front of the boiler.

Most of the rooms have dimmer switches for the lighting to create the best atmosphere for you on your stay.

In the unlikely event of a power cut, there is a supply of candles. The trip switch is in the cupboard above the spiral staircase. Please use the telescopic ladders with care if you need to use the electricity cupboard. You will find them behind the sofa.

Please call Claira 07930 166 312 for further help.


The cottage never looks better than the light of the log fire and candlelight. Please take care when using candles in the cottage. We have supplied candle holders to be used at all times. Please do not leave candles unattended.


The very best quality linen and towels are supplied in the cottage. There is one set of bedding including feather duvet and pillows, covers, sheets and pillowcases per bed per week and one bath towel and one hand towel per person. Please bring more towels with you if required.


As the cottage is on the side of the fell there a number of steps inside the cottage and
the garden. Please take care with young children or the infirm. If you have any concerns we can discuss this at the time of booking.

Low beams/doors:

As the cottage is very old, please mind your head on low beams and doorways.
The beams in the loft room are low, please take extra care.


As there is a roll top bath in the bedroom please be careful not to leave it unattended whilst you are running the bath.


We can supply a travel cot and high chair on request. Please advise us in advance if you would require them. Please bring your own mattress protector and bedding for your baby.

We will always welcome children but please beware of the above issues such as steps, open fireplace, hot radiators and the Spiral staircase in the lounge. Please do not let children play on the pathway to the front of the house as the neighbours do park their cars in the driveway. The cottage has a large walled garden for playing. (Please take care with the 2 steps up to the sloped lawn.)

Guests with disabilities:

Please note the above issues with steps or call us to discuss your concerns.

Basic supplies:

We are happy to supply you with milk, tea, sugar, bread, butter and jam in case you would like some tea and toast on arrival. Also some cleaning goods and toilet roll. (With some other goodies around the house.)

The Spar shop at the petrol station is open until 10 pm. There is also a Co-op and Hutchinson’s supermarket in the village. We also recommend Booths in Windermere for a larger high quality supermarket and the lovely Lucy’s of Ambleside deli for something special.


There are 2 parking spaces allocated for you in front of the wall as you drive in the driveway next to the gateway. Please let us know if you need a 3rd space.


We welcome you to bring your bicycles and leave them in the garden. Please do not take them in to the house. You can always put them in the No 1 log store.

Waste/ Rubbish:

Please put anything that can be recycled (glass bottles and cans in small blue container and newspaper only in the other) in the box’s that are left in Log store Please put plastics in a plastic bag. Please put rubbish bags in the large wheelie bin in No 1 log store
Thank you.

Country living:

As you probably know country life is very different, with some shops closing around 5pm or earlier and take a way’s with ‘deliveries’ are not common to say the least.
The sound of barring sheep can be heard from on the fell but I am sure you agree it all adds to the charm.  

Shops, Restaurants, pubs.

There are a number of the above in the village. There is information in the cottage and on the web site in the future of some great handpicked suggestions.

Banks & cash points:

In true country style, Barclays bank is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
There is a link cash point in the post office and at the petrol station.
Most major banks are a 15-minute drive away in Ambleside.

Post office:

We have a post office in the village where you can also make some bank transactions.

Doctors/Dentist / Hospital:

There is information in the cottage of your nearest Doctor, Dentist and Hospital.

Tourist Information Centre:

This is situated opposite the ‘Crown Hotel’ in the village.

In the unlikely event of an emergency please contact Claira on 07930 166 312