Cairn Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
Warm in character but contemporary in style, this central Ambleside cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location. It's an ideal retreat for one or two couples to relax, unwind and explore the Lakes at any time of year. Stylish dining facilities promise memorable sociable evenings in, while separate floor bedrooms, two luxury bathroom facilities and two lounges (one with plenty of 'big kids' games) ensure space and privacy when required. Outside, you'll find an enclosed rear patio for pre-dinner drinks, coffee or reading al-fresco. Famous walks begin on your doorstep, and only a stroll away you'll find pubs, sophisticated shopping, acclaimed restaurants and lake cruises. Perfect!
Accommodation in detail
Parking permit provided for outside or very near the cottage. Enter to the cosy lounge with sinking sofas, large TV/DVD and woodburning stove. Chic separate dining room with room for 6 people, leading to the 2nd lounge/games room with games console/darts etc. Neat fitted kitchen leading to the furnished, enclosed rear patio. Upstairs to the double bedroom and 2 luxury bathroom facilities, then upstairs again to a 2nd king-size double bedroom with dressing room.
Ambleside is a popular Lake District village, taking a very scenic location on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of Lakeland Fells. It's a superb choice for couples or groups, who'll enjoy being able to explore on foot and sample the very best of Lakeland village life!
In Ambleside village centre, you'll find sophisticated shopping and fabulous eating - an array of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs await. Ambleside also has two cinema venues, adding to a wide range of choices for romantic or sociable evenings out!
Why not take a cruise on Lake Windermere during your stay? Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Ambleside Pier at Waterhead, which is just a stroll out of the village - a great way to explore Bowness and Lakeside without having to drive.
Ambleside is a super base for walking in the Lake District, and the scenery is a constant source of inspiration for those who are packing their boots! Route information is on hand at Tourist Information and you'll easily find advice in the many expert outdoor clothing stores.
Touring by car is scenic in every direction from your holiday cottage in Ambleside. Follow the A591 north past tranquil Rydal Water to historic Grasmere, and visit such attractions as the former home of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum. The A591 also leads easily south to Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere and on to Bowness.
Ambleside is a fantastic base whether you wish to hike in the fells, tour the Lake District's scenic areas or simply explore the charms of the local area. Enjoy!