Little Hart Crag, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
A sophisticated Ambleside apartment with an adorably quirky layout, in a very convenient location between the village centre and Waterhead Pier. Little Hart Crag is spacious, stylish and perfectly placed for an 'escape to the Lakes' at any time of year. The open plan kitchen and living space are carefully arranged to give the feel of separate rooms, without isolating the cook! Your bedroom is tucked away via a unique down-and-up staircase - a true contemporary character property! Standing opposite Hayes Garden World on Lake Road, it's certainly a great one for exploring on foot. Stroll out for breakfast in Ambleside, take a cruise on Lake Windermere from Waterhead Pier, enjoy scenic walks from your doorstep, and treat yourselves to a night on the town... all this and more without even using your car.
Accommodation in detail
One parking permit provided, with Low Fold car park very close by. Enter into the well-equipped kitchen area, with contrast slate floor setting it apart from the living and dining areas. The entire living space is modern and fresh, with luxurious leather furnishings and lots of light. A quirky down-and-up staircase leads to the double bedroom. Modern separate shower room.
Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, set against a stunning backdrop of Lakeland fells. It's undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for a romantic break in the Lake District; the village centre enjoys a number of acclaimed Lake District restaurants, and romantic cruises on Lake Windermere depart almost on your doorstep. The village centre is steeped with history, scattered with pretty traditional Lakeland stone cottages, but also stuffed with contemporary shops, lazy cafes and tempting delicatessens - try 'Lucy's of Ambleside' as an indulgent place to stock up the kitchen or pick up a picnic.
For an evening out, there are lots of options. Try a theatre dinner at Zeffirellis Cinema, Pizzeria and Jazz Bar, or sample the famous 'Glass House' restaurant which is housed in a beautifully converted saw mill. There are also several good pub restaurants overlooking the lake. Walking and driving is scenic in every direction; the A591 which passes through Ambleside is widely known as one of the UK's most scenic roads. It leads south to Windermere and bustling Bowness, or north past idyllic Rydal Water to Grasmere - where you can visit the home of poet William Wordsworth.
Our tip for a romantic Lake District drive is to head up to the Kirkstone Pass - a dramatically scenic road between Lake Windermere and Ullswater. The drive is breathtaking, with ample photo opportunities and a pleasant place to stop and stroll at Brotherswater. Finish by heading to Troutbeck village to enjoy a fabulous meal at the Queen's Head.