Buttonhole Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
Every corner of this romantic cottage is as pretty as a picture; delicately refurbished with leather furnishings and French-style painted furniture, but retaining the irreplaceable charm of old exposed beams and traditional feature fireplace.
Buttonhole Cottage is a perfect retreat for couples; cosy up by the woodburning stove after an exhilarating day on the fells, dine-in in style or by candle light in the delightful patio area, fall in love with the delightful cottage bedroom and pamper yourselves in the decadent bathroom. Only 3 minutes from the vibrant centre of Ambleside, Buttonhole Cottage is well-placed for any special occasion. Treat yourselves to a meal at the acclaimed Glass House restaurant, or take a romantic evening cruise from Waterhead Pier. You won't want to leave!
Accommodation in detail
Entrance directly into the mood-lit lounge, with character beams, wooden floor, Milano leather furniture and woodburning stove.
A couple of steps lead to the cottage kitchen and dining area, with Heritage French cream dining furniture and access to the candle-lit enclosed yard. Upstairs to the gorgeous cottage bedroom, with French-style double bed and views to the Lakeland Fells. Separate walk-in wardrobe. Stylish bathroom with luxurious roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.
Ambleside is a perfect location for a romantic cottage holiday in the Lake District. Amidst breathtaking scenery and on the shores of Lake Windermere, the vibrant village centre is a foodies delight - there are numerous cafes, high quality delicatessens and a selection of acclaimed Lake District restaurants for that special occasion. Not to mention the cosy traditional Lakeland pubs and lively bars! You'll also find a superb cinema, pizzeria and live jazz bar, Zeffirellis.
Stroll a few minutes to the shore of Lake Windermere at Waterhead Pier, and you can catch a Windermere steamer to Bowness or Lakeside - two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations.
Ambleside provides easy access to many other must-see areas of the Lake District. For example, follow the A591 road north past tranquil Rydal Water and you'll reach historic Grasmere; this magical village is surrounded by the landscapes that inspired the poet William Wordsworth. Follow the A593 only a short distance to the Langdale Valley (one of the most popular locations for photography in the Lake Ditsrict) then on to picturesque Coniston. For a romantic Sunday drive, head to the Kirkstone Pass road which leads between Windermere and Ullswater. The scenery is unforgettable, and the Queen's Head provides an indulgent Sunday lunch en-route.