Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 4
A luxurious 5 star apartment on the shores of Lake Windermere, offering a true taste of Lakeland grandeur in a spectacular setting. Skiddaw is within the Pullwood Bay estate; a magnificent residence built in 1891, surrounded by scenic grounds and formal gardens, and boasting over half a mile of private lake frontage. The setting could not be more indulgent, and the interior of the apartment certainly matches it. Designer furnishings, sleek walnut floors, lavish marble bathrooms and a bespoke Pogenpohl kitchen...an impressive venue for any sociable gathering. Being in the upper floors of the building, your stylish dining area looks out over the lake through a full wall of windows. Fine dining can also be enjoyed only a mile away at the famous Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant. Both bedroom suites enjoy inspiring views, and ensure a romantic retreat even for two couples.
Skiddaw has achieved Enjoy England Gold Award 2009/10 for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 3 cars within the Pullwood Bay estate.
Skiddaw takes penthouse level on the second floor. Private entrance hallway to the stylish living room with lake views. Bespoke Pogenpohl kitchen and scenic dining area with views down over the lake through lowered windows and 2 Velux's. 2 luxurious bedrooms (1 king-size, 1 twin), with fabulous views and marble bathrooms. Outside, the grounds are there to be roamed including the tranquil lake shore.
This Windermere lake shore self-catering apartment boasts one of the most tranquil, yet breathtakingly scenic locations in the Lake District. Pullwood Bay is only 2 miles from Ambleside village, and provides easy access to many of the Lake District's must-see destinations.
Hawkshead village lies to your south, the Langdale Valley to your west and historic Grasmere (home of William Wordsworth) to your north. Walkers will be spoilt for choice, with many famous Lake District walking routes nearby. From the gentle circuit of Tarn Hows, to the challenging routes on the Langdale Pikes, there's something close by for every ability.
Nearby Ambleside is one of the most sophisticated villages in the Lake District; the perfect place to stock up the kitchen and explore the interesting array of shops. The village is also a foodie's heaven - local delicatessens, hearty traditional pubs and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as the Glass House. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, only a stroll from Ambleside village centre. A great way to visit Bowness, or explore Lakeside at the southern end of Lake Windermere.