Idle Mill 2, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
5 star Ambleside accommodation at its finest and most fabulous, with penthouse views from rooms and viewing balcony.
Idle Mill is a traditional mill building, displaying a handsome combination of Lakeland stone and glass. It adjoins the acclaimed Glass House restaurant at the beating heart of vibrant Ambleside. The quality of self-catering accommodation in this two bedroom property is rightly rated with 5 stars; elegant oak floors, modern technology, decadent bedrooms, contemporary woodburner and far-reaching views through floor-to-ceiling windows. If you're looking for a real treat in the sought-after centre of this vibrant Lake District village, this is it.
Accommodation in detail
A glass bridge crosses the river to the entrance, where seating is available at the water's edge. Entrance leads to the penthouse level. Entrance to spectacular open-plan living area, with oak floor, sumptuous furnishings and fabulous views through full-length windows. Contemporary feature woodburning stove, viewing balcony and dining space adjacent to the designer kitchen. Both double bedrooms have their own luxurious bathrooms and far-reaching views. Master double features a unique 6-foot wide platform bed and elegant French fireplace.
Vibrant Ambleside is quite the cosmopolitan Lake District village, drenched with traditional charm but perfect for the more sophisticated or perhaps romantic self-catering holiday. The centre is full of fabulous restaurants, tempting delicatessens, friendly Lakeland pubs and bars, and an excellent cinema for rainy days or relaxed nights. Stroll a few minutes to the lake shore at Waterhead Pier, where you can catch a steamer cruise all the way to Bowness or Lakeside.
Ambleside is a famed gathering place for walkers and hikers, and there's no shortage of kit, camaraderie and advice in the many specialist outdoor shops on the high street. You'll find some of the Lake District's best-loved routes begin very close by - great for keen walkers or walking groups.
If you're looking to travel throughout the Lakes, you'll find drives are simple and manageable from Ambleside's convenient location on the A591.