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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041135)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Matthew

    “Information needed on how to recycle plastic and glass etc.”

    The property book doesn’t say anything about how to recycle just to bin everything in the black bin bag. We took our recycling to the recycling centre in Ambleside which could be recommended to guests.

    The property book doesn’t say anything about how to recycle just to bin everything in the black bin bag. We took our recycling to the recycling centre in Ambleside which could be recommended to guests.

    - Matthew, July 2022


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with TV, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and underfloor heating
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeveiw
  • Bose sound system, WiFi
  • good selection of walking books, maps, games and DVD’s
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Cottage garden with Summer house which can be used as secure bike storage
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles


The property

Byways is a lovingly restored, traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. Situated on the hillside, with fell views, a few minutes' walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside. The cottage offers a seamless blend of original character, contemporary living and a high quality finish, complemented by a pretty cottage garden and patio compplete with summer house and garden furniture. Offering two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a bright and cheery lounge, a spacious kitchen/diner, Byways is an ideal retreat for those looking for quality accommodation in a handy location with walks and great mountain biking direct from the door. The vibrant village of Ambleside with its great selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and local shops are just a few minutes away. == Accommodation in detail. From the graveled driveway the front door opens to a bright and welcoming sitting room with comfortable sofas arranged around the cosy log burning stove, ideal on a cooler winter's evening and the ideal accompaniment to a good film on the TV. There is also a good selection of DVD's to entertain you on those less sunny days. The kitchen/diner is both well planned and well equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The oak dining table is just the spot to enjoy dinner with friends in the evening or to relax over a leisurely family breakfast. Heading upstairs there are two bedrooms to choose from; to the front of the property, there is a large south-facing King-size room with a Freeview TV and views to the garden and Wansfell. The second, to the rear of the property is a pretty twin bedded room with views of the Fairfield Horseshoe Returning to the ground floor there is a well-planned, quality family bathroom with bath and rain shower over, basin and WC with underfloor heating. To the rear of the property the utility/boot room offers plenty of space for boots, coats and outdoor gear and is home to the washing machine and tumble drier. With a door leading to the lane outside, it is ideal when returning from a muddy walk or a day on the hills. To the front of the cottage there is a pretty cottage garden with patio area and summer house with garden furniture. The summer house can be locked if you wish to store cycles. Parking for two cars. Location Byways is a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Friends or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore. For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available. By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining which is all just a stroll from your doorstep! The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.