One Wansfell Holme, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 8
All the elegance of a Victorian Lake District mansion, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere and surrounded by National Trust land. This peaceful retreat is only minutes from Waterhead Pier and the bustling delights of Ambleside village; a fabulous location for larger groups and independent guests. One Wansfell Holme takes up the lion's share of this historic property, with access to most of the stunning gardens and grounds. Spacious and gracious, the residence is rich with period splendour but furnished with tasteful contemporary flair. You'll find endless reception space overlooking Lake Windermere, including a fabulous dining room which opens out to a conservatory. If you happen to be entertaining Royalty, the magnificent master suite will do nicely!
Accommodation in detail
A private sweeping driveway leads to private parking for 4 cars. Impressive sandstone entrance porch and grand reception hallway. Relaxed living room with large scenic windows. The separate dining room opens through twin French doors to a large conservatory. Well-equipped kitchen also with conservatory access. Ground floor utility and cloakroom / 3rd WC. A balustrade staircase leads to a landing, and the 4 spacious bedrooms (1 super king-size (6ft), 2 king-size (5ft), 1 twin (each 3ft)) each with lake views. The master king-size bedroom has an en-suite shower room. Luxurious Victorian house bathroom.
This luxury Lake District holiday home, close to Ambleside village, overlooks the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. The property backs onto Wansfell, a popular Lake District walking route offering spectacular scenery.
Ambleside village is the Lake District's most sophisticated community, attractive with its historic buildings and traditional Lakeland cottages, but well-served with contemporary shops and highly acclaimed eateries. You'll find high class restaurants such as The Glass House in the village centre, and excellent Lake District country pubs in the surrounding area. Don't miss a drive out to the Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant at Outgate, for a special treat.
At Waterhead Pier, Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - carrying passengers the full length of the lake. These elegant steamers are a great way to explore without a car, taking in the scenery en-route. There are also a couple of good lake shore pubs at Waterhead, just a stroll from One Wansfell Holme.