Springwell Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 6
This grade II listed cottage stands proudly at the heart of Ambleside village; a stunning example of 16th century Lakeland made luxurious by a tasteful refurbishment. Original features to shine alongside sumptuous fabrics and homely furnishings; character beams, stable doors, stripped wooden floors and fabulous fireplaces. The property is cleverly arranged for sociable gatherings; there are two cosy lounges, and a stunning dining area which leads out to the patio area. Early risers or sharing couples will appreciate the upstairs landing area, which has additional tea and coffee making facilities. With the delights of Ambleside so close by, every guest can take the holiday at their very own pace.
Accommodation in detail
Permit parking available in this central Ambleside location. Entrance hall leading to the 2 cosy and relaxed lounges; one with lovely open fire and the other with an easy electric stove. A few steps lead down to the dining area, beamed and atmospheric with woodburning stove and a door leading out to the patio area. Separate very well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the large landing, with additional tea/coffee making facilities, leading off to the 3 spacious bedrooms; 2 king-size doubles and 1 twin. 2 modern bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower over bath.
Ambleside is a stunning traditional Lakeland village, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by dramatic Lake District mountains.
A popular base for walking in the Lake District, Ambleside also offers cosmopolitan shopping and eating. The pretty streets are packed with tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and local pubs serving real Lakeland ale. Lose yourself in the shops for an hour or two, visit the much photographed 'Bridge House' or explore the Roman fort Galava.
Stroll a few minutes out of the village centre and you'll reach Waterhead, where a handful of pub restaurants overlook Lake Windermere. Windermere Lake Cruises depart here at Waterhead Pier, providing scenic journeys to Bowness and Lakeside. Evening cruises are also available.
Exploring the wider Lake District is a breeze with Ambleside as your starting point. Historic Grasmere, the scenic Langdale Valley, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within easy driving distance, and also accessible by bus.