Gale Lodge Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished property in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners.
Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge 'Cottage' provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory.
With the ease of cosmopolitan Ambleside on your doorstep, this is a wonderful Lake District retreat at any time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Entrance porch, spacious hall, fitted-out 'boot room' and ground floor shower room / WC. Well equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen with large dining table.
Bright and spacious lounge, with elegant oak beams, relaxing furniture and real flame woodburner fireplace, leading to the conservatory and twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to the private patio. Upstairs to the spacious master bedroom with 'gothic' window and luxury en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, and the second cosy, kingsize bedroom with contemporary shower room. Travel cot, books, toys and games provided for children and babies, please bring your own high chair, if required. For further details visit galelodgecottage.co.uk
This luxury self-catering property in Ambleside places you at the heart of the Lake District's most vibrant lake shore village. Ambleside is alive with sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants including 'The Glass House', and a selection of cosy pubs. Ambleside also has an excellent cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar. Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take a steamer cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, a great way to explore without using a car.
Ambleside is always popular with keen walkers, with so many famous routes beginning nearby. You'll find expert advice and equipment available in a range of specialist shops; don't forget to also seek route advice at the tourist information centre.
For touring the wider Lake District, Ambleside is a fantastic place to start. The A591 leads effortlessly to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere where you can visit the former home of poet William Wordsworth.
Visit nearby Hawkshead and the home of Beatrix Potter, or branch off the the breathtaking Langdale Valley for a taste of secluded rural life.