Deer Corner, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This spacious cottage takes a gorgeous location, on the edge of woodland and is located by the entrance to the prestigious Pullwood Bay Estate, just by the Ambleside to Hawkshead road. Deer Corner is just a 10 minute stroll through the estate grounds to the lake shore. The estate comprises 50 acres of stunning grounds and attractive woodlands along more than half a mile of private lake frontage. This is a unique opportunity for couples or families to sample a sought-after Lake District lifestyle, in one of the region's most attractive settings. You only need take a leisurely stroll through the grounds to admire Lake Windermere, and you'll find walks in abundance from the door. Days and evenings in will be comfortable and relaxed, with superb dining space for sociable meals. And when you fancy a treat, you are an enviable short walk from one of the best-known country pubs in the Lake District, the Drunken Duck. Perfect for a special occasion.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for one car within the Pullwood Bay estate.
The open plan lounge / dining room is thoughtfully arranged for sociable use and comfortably furnished, with a warming open fire. The kitchen is separate to the living space; a fresh modern and well-equipped room with breakfast table. Upstairs to a lovely double bedroom with feature ceiling, additional twin bedroom and the bathroom with shower over bath.
Couples or families will love the location of this contemporary holiday cottage on Lake Windermere's shore. The Pullwood Bay estate offers easy access to the water's edge, as well as only a 2 mile walk or drive to lose-yourself shops, tasty cafes and acclaimed restaurants in Ambleside village. At the northern shore of Windermere, Ambleside is a historic Lake District village with several interesting sites, including the tiny 'Bridge House' and the roman fort Galava. Rydal Mount & Gardens, William Wordsworth's former home, is near the village and of particular interest to fans of this famous Lake District poet. Stroll from the village centre to Waterhead Pier, where you can catch a steamer and cruise the full length of the lake. A great way to explore further entertainments and family attractions in Bowness and Lakeside, two other popular locations for self-catering accommodation in the Lake District. Bowness is vibrant and bustling, featuring all the delights of boats coming and going in the bay as well as the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Continue on the ferry to Lakeside, and you can visit the Lakes Aquarium.
For walking in the Lake District, Pullwood Bay is a great place to start with a wide variety of routes to enjoy nearby. To your north, the Langdale Valley and surrounding area is a haven for donning your boots. Take waterfall walks at Skelwith Bridge, venture to Loughrigg Tarn or take a leisurely stroll to the shores of Elterwater from the garden of the Brittania Inn. If you're more adventurous, you might want to try the famous Langdale Pikes, or continue south on the A593 to Coniston and the fabulous Coniston Old Man.