Fisherbeck Farm Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
Gazing out over the Lakeland Fells and surrounded by private gardens, this beautifully refurbished and undeniably romantic 17th century cottage stands pretty as a picture. And it's only a minute's walk from the vibrant centre of Ambleside. Step inside to find fresh decor and stylish furnishings blending perfectly with the traditional character of old oak beams and pretty shutter windows.
Can you spot the ancient meat hooks in the kitchen? Or are you marvelling at the heated Spanish marble floor? Even two couples will find Fisherbeck Cottage a wonderul retreat, with unforgettable views from each double bedroom and a scenic patio for evening drinks. Bliss!
Accommodation in detail
Entrance hall with space for walking clobber and a modern bathroom with separate WC. Oak floors lead to the lounge, with leather furnishings, fire and stunning shutter windows with views to Loughrigg Fell. Stylish kitchen / dining room with Spanish marble underheated floors and granite worktops. Upstairs to the two double bedrooms with glorious views, one with en-suite WC / wash basin.
This contemporary Lake District holiday cottage really has it all; spellbinding views, a one minute stroll to Ambleside and the shore of Lake Windermere only a few minutes further.
Ambleside is one of our most popular Lake District holiday destinations, right at the heart of the Lakes, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and perhaps the most 'cosmopolitan' village in the region. Ambleside is steeped with history, dotted with ancient Lakeland cottages and quaint cobbled yards, and home to the tiny 'Bridge House' - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District. But it's also well-served with sophisticated shops, indulgent cafes and a range of acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House - which even tempted Gordon Ramsey.
If you're planning on walking in the Lake District, you'll find your feet in Ambleside. The village is a traditional gathering point for hikers and there's route and equipment advice on hand in an array of expert outdoor shops.
You're also well placed for exploring; stroll to Waterhead Pier and catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Follow the A591 to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere - former home of WIlliam Wordsworth. All the highlights of the Lake District National Park are within easy reach.