Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
Only a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside, this stylish modern bungalow enjoys peace and quiet on the lower slopes of Wansfell. With views to the surrounding Lakeland fells and a delightful enclosed patio garden for sunny days, Greenways is a comfortable and convenient Lake District retreat at any time of year. The accommodation is beautifully presented throughout, with a distinctly contemporary finish. The spacious kitchen is a joy for family or group meals, and the leather furnished lounge is just the place to unwind after a day exploring the Lakes. Ample private parking ensures you'll never be caught out in the car, and a garden hut is even available for storing family bikes or walking gear.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking outside the bungalow, only 5 minutes stroll from Ambleside's centre. Garden hut for storage and sunny patio garden with furniture. Entrance hall and cloakroom lead to the light and airy living room, with polished wood-style flooring, leather furnishings and outlook to Wansfell. The kitchen / dining room is spacious and well equipped, opening to the front patio.
Both double and single bedroom are crisp and comfortable with full wardrobe mirrors. House bathroom with shower over bath.
This contemporary Ambleside self-catering property provides an ideal base for exploring with or without a car. With Ambleside's vibrant village centre only a 5 minute stroll away, Windermere Lake Cruises departing to Bowness and Lakeside from nearby Waterhead Pier, and scenic touring and walking in every direction, you're sure of a varied and stress-free Lake District holiday.
Ambleside is one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan villages, with a superb range of shops, indulgent bakeries and cafés, tempting delicatessens and acclaimed Lake District restaurants for a special evening out. You'll even find a cinema, pizzeria and live jazz bar at Zeffirellis.
Steeped with history, Ambleside has many picturesque old buildings and retains its traditional charms. Don't forget to look out for the tiny 'Bridge House' - one of the most photographed sites in the Lakes. The Roman Fort Galava also sits just outside the village, as does William Wordsworth's former family home at Rydal Mount & Gardens.
Surrounded by the Lakeland Fells, Ambleside has long been a popular gathering point for walking in the Lake District. Numerous routes begin in and around the village, and you'll find advice on hand in local expert shops and the tourist information centre. With the A591 giving easy access south to Windermere village and Bowness, or north to Rydal Water and historic Grasmere and beyond, you couldn't be better placed for making the most of your time in the Lake District.
The town is alive with friendly local shops, cafés, sophisticated Lake District restaurants and Lake District family attractions including the adorable little 'Bridge House' and the Roman fort Galava. Ambleside also boasts an excellent cinema with pizzeria and live jazz bar - Zeffirellis. A short stroll will take you to Waterhead Pier, where Windermere Lake Cruises provide breathtaking scenery as well as your car-free route to Bowness and Lakeside. Bowness is known for its lively atmosphere and well worth a visit during your stay - you'll find lively nightlife and Lake District family attractions including the World of Beatrix Potter attraction.
Ambleside is also a prime location for walking in the Lake District. Routes for all abilities begin in and around the village, and you'll find route advice on hand in expert outdoor shops and the tourist information centre.
The A591 leads from Ambleside direct to several of the Lake District's highlights, so day trips or excursions will be simple and stress free. Drive south to Windermere and Bowness, or north to picturesque Rydal Water, historic Grasmere and beyond.