Curlew Close, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
This attractive 3 bedroom cottage takes a lovely location marking the entrance to the 50 acre Pullwood Bay Estate and is set just by the Ambleside to Hawkshead road. Forming part of the courtyard entrance to Pullwood Bay, Curlew Close sits on the edge of pretty woodland and is just a ten minute stroll from the lake shore. The spacious property is simply flooded with light through large windows. On a sunny day, throw the kitchen's patio doors open and soak up the day. The lounge warmed by an open fire, ample dining space and good sized bedrooms, Curlew Close provides family-sized self-catering accommodation in a location reserved for a very lucky few. Whatever the time of year, all our guests here only long to return.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking within the Pullwood Bay estate.
Open plan lounge / dining room with open fire, leather furnishings and almost a full wall of patio doors. The kitchen is open to the living area but is clearly a separate room, also with large patio doors. On the ground floor is the pretty double bedroom, enjoying the same access to the patio and served by a WC and washbasin. Upstairs to the two twin bedrooms, and the house bathroom (no shower).
This unique Lake District self-catering property provides the rare opportunity to sample life at the water's edge, with over half a mile of lake frontage (10 minute stroll from the propery) within the Pullwood Bay estate. It's quite simply one of the most magical settings in the area, and a real treat for a family holiday in the Lake District.
Pullwood Bay is only 2 miles from the bustling Lakeland village of Ambleside, on the northern shore of Lake Windermere. There you'll find sophisticated shops, entertainment, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and the opportunity to view the Pullwood Bay Estate from the lake by taking a cruise on the Windermere steamers. The village is your first stop if you're looking for advice on walking in the Lake District, and of course many of the most tempting routes begin within easy reach. Our favourite walk from the Pullwood Bay estate is the very short one to the famous Drunken Duck Inn; a renowned Lake District gastropub serving fabulous food and quality local ale.
If you can tear yourself away from this fabulous cottage, follow the A591 south from Ambleside and you'll easily reach Troutbeck, Windermere village and Bowness Bay. Follow it north, and you'll head into William Wordsworth country, passing peaceful Rydal Water and arriving at Grasmere. Don't forget to visit Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum, and also Rydal Mount, another Wordsworth family home. Follow the A593 to reach spectacular Tarn Hows, with its unmissable circular walk, then on to Coniston.