Loughrigg Heights, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This sophisticated detached bungalow takes a peaceful setting, on the lower slopes of Wansfell and only a few minutes stroll from Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windermere. With magnificent views to Loughrigg Fell and the surrounding Lake District mountains, Loughrigg Heights is full of space and flooded with light. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature both in the living room, and the stunning master bedroom suite with sitting area and en-suite bathroom. Both bedrooms enjoy bathroom facilities, making the property suitable for couples, families or friendly gatherings. A separate dining room provides for cosy evenings in, and the location ensures that evenings out in Ambleside will be a breeze. On sunny days, the decked garden is a dream for al-fresco living.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars outside the property. Entrance hall with space for walking clobber, leading to the superb living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and relaxed, deep-cushioned furnishings. Separate dining room and contemporary kitchen, well equipped for family or entertaining. Master king-size bedroom suite with bathroom, sitting area and large glass doors opening to the garden. Stylish twin bedroom with separate bathroom. The private decked garden is a treat on sunny days, and ideal for al-fresco living with direct access from this single-storey accommodation.
Ambleside is found via the famously scenic A591, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The attractive village is a popular base for a self-catering holiday in the Lake District, due to it's scenic backdrop of lake shore and Lakeland Fells, it's convenience for excellent walking in the Lake District, and it's contemporary and sophisticated village centre. Visitors also enjoy lake cruises on Lake Windermere, which depart regularly from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside's village centre. These famous steamers travel the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness Bay and tranquil Lakeside.
Ambleside is a great place to start if you plan to explore the Lakes. But many choose never to use their car, with so much to enjoy in the village. You'll find everything you need on the contemporary high street, and all kinds of eateries from sophisticated delicatessens, to climbers' cafes, to acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. Ambleside also has two cinemas.
The town is full of history, dotted with traditional Lake District cottages and boasts several sites of interest. 'Bridge House' is one of the most photographed buildings in the area; an ancient and tiny historic home, teetering on a bridge in the middle of the village. Ambleside also has a Roman fort, Galava. One of William Wordsworth's former family homes can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens. His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also open to the public and only a short drive away on the A591.