Holly Nook, Ambleside
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 8
This outstanding Windermere lake shore property is a dream in every way. Offering complete privacy within landscaped gardens, elegant space for larger sociable gatherings, direct access to the lake shore with private jetty (perfect if you plan to bring a boat) and the vibrant centre of Ambleside only minutes away. The lake views from Holly Nook's conservatory-style living area make it one of the most envied properties in the area. At any time of year you'll soak up an ever-changing and world-revered scene from morning through until night. If you and your family or friends can tear yourselves away, you'll find an excellent pub restaurant just a stroll away along the waterfront.
Accommodation in detail
Gated access to the private parking area, with space for 3 cars. Enter to a contemporary dining area, perfect for sociable occasions. The dining area is open to a conservatory-style living area, which in turn opens out to decking and gardens overlooking the lake. The modern kitchen provides an additional dining facility, with access to a rear breakfast patio.
Ground floor utility and power shower room. An inner hallway leads to the 3 chic double bedrooms, bunk room and 2nd house bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, gardens lead down to the private waterfront and jetty.
This fabulous self-catering property with Windermere lake access stands in private grounds very close to Waterhead Pier, and just outside the vibrant village of Ambleside. The location is perfect for enjoying a gorgeous section of Lake Windermere; the views to surrounding fells are sublime - particularly from the water - and if you cruise on the lake you'll find plenty of spots to moor up and stop for a drink or a meal. If you don't bring a boat of your own, you can stroll to Waterhead Pier and catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness or Lakeside - a perfect way to explore without taking the car.
Only a few minutes away is the cosmopolitan Lake District village of Ambleside. Steeped with history, the village is now a vibrant mix of sophisticated shops and expert outdoor stores, tempting delicatessens and a wide range of options for evening entertainment. From traditional Lakeland pubs to renowned Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House, you'll find plenty of options for an evening meal. If family entertainment is on the cards, take the opportunity to visit Zeffirellis cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar.