Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 3
This attractive apartment is perfect for couples or small families who'd like to explore Ambleside village, stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere and walk in the surrounding area. The accommodation is all on one level and very comfortably furnished, mostly in antique pine. You'll enjoy shared use of a communal garden, and access to a small patio area from the living / dining room. Loughrigg is found in a peaceful location only a short walk from shops, restaurants and historic attractions in Ambleside village centre. Waterhead Pier is also within easy walking distance, where elegant Lake Windermere steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - a wonderful way to explore without using your car. However, if you would like to tour the Lakes by car, you'll appreciate the private parking in this popular village. Come and go as you please, with no parking struggles at the end of the day. A great base at any time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Access to communal gardens, shared with other properties in the development.
Entrance to a communal hallway with secure telephone entry system. Private internal entrance to a hallway with cloaks cupboard and space for walking clobber. Comfortable lounge with dining space, deep-cushioned furnishings and TV/DVD. A French window offers access from this room to a small patio area.
The fitted kitchen is well equipped and has a small more casual dining area. 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom, luxurious new bathroom with shower over bath and additional en-suite WC with wash basin.
Ambleside is easily found at the north end of Lake Windermere, via the famously scenic A591 road. The A591 is the main route into the heart of the Lakes, so touring by car is a breeze. Ambleside village is as much a place to embrace Lakeland village life as it is a base for exploring and walking in the Lake District. With a backdrop of lake shore and breathtaking Lakeland Fells, it's a wonderful base for a Lake District holiday even if you don't plan to stray too far from your base.
The village is steeped with history, scattered with attractive traditional Lake District cottages, and the contemporary shopping streets remain a delight to explore. Sample excellent cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House, and stock up the kitchen or pick up a picnic at one of the excellent delis, such as the renowned Lucy's of Ambleside. Ambleside also has two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis Cinema, Pizzeria and Jazz Bar, and Fellinis Vegetarian Restaurant and Studio Cinema.
Historic attractions include the much photographed 'Bridge House', which has to be seen to be believed, and the Roman for Galava just outside the village centre. William Wordsworth's former family home can be visited close by at Rydal Mount & Gardens - a must during your stay. If you are a Wordsworth fan, remember that Grasmere (his home during his most renowned years of work) is only a short drive north on the A591.