Swallows Nest, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
In a truly romantic rural setting outside Ambleside village, Swallows Nest is an enchanting hideaway within a contemporary Lakeland barn and complete with roses around the door. Escape together and soak up the atmosphere of panoramic fell views and glimpses of Lake Windermere. You'll fall in love with the interior of this topsy turvy, sumptuous and cosy retreat. The stylish living space is made for cosy nights in with leather furnishings, warming woodburning stove and a first class kitchen for cooking up a storm. On sunny days, take your romantic meals outside on the patio. Exhilarating walks surround the property, and you'll find one of the Lake District's finest country pubs - the Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant - only a stroll away.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car, right outside the property. Wander through the small, scenic garden to the entrance. Enter to the open plan living room with picture windows all around, a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams, leather furnishings and woodburning stove. The dining area and neat contemporary kitchen are open to the lounge area. An open staircase leads down to the romantic bedroom, with half-glazed stable door and Sanderson style brass bed. Small but luxurious en-suite bathroom. Outside, the garden has a small patio with furniture for meals al-fresco.
Perfectly located between Ambleside and Hawkshead, off the northern shores of Lake Windermere, this enchanting rural property provides an excellent base for a romantic Lake District holiday. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, you'll find famous Lake District walking routes such as Tarn Hows, Conison Old Man and the Langdale Pikes within a few minutes drive.
Ambleside village is only a short drive away, and your ideal stop off for stocking up the kitchen or picking up a few local treats. The cosmopolitan village centre boasts sophisticated shopping, lazy cafe culture and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. You'll find access to Lake Windermere just outside the village centre at Waterhead Pier, where romantic cruises depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside.
Ambleside also has two wonderfully quirky cinema venues; Zeffirellis Cinema, Pizzeria & Jazz Bar and Fellinis Vegetarian Restaurant and Studio Cinema. To your south, pretty Hawkshead village is well worth a day of exploring. The cobbled streets of this historic village are quite enchanting, and there are several fascinating local business to explore.
If country pubs are your thing, you'll be spoilt for choice. In addition to the award-winning Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant, which is enviably close, you'll find a several enchanting traditional pubs to explore in the Langdale Valley - just a few minutes drive away.