Located in an elevated position above High Gale, close to the centre of Ambleside Village, Coppertrees is a well-appointed two bedroom, link detached cottage that was originally built as the annex to the neighbouring Victorian property, Swallowhowe. Finished to a high standard the property is laid out as an upside down house with the principle living areas upstairs, however due to its hillside position there is direct access from the lounge to the patio and garden.
The village of Ambleside nestles in the valley below the cottage and is the ideal place to base yourself to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer from walking and mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing and sailing. Ambleside has a great wealth of cultural and historic attractions and of course local pubs, excellent restaurants, charming tea shops and contemporary coffee bars.
Offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a triple aspect lounge, a great kitchen, a beautiful hillside garden, patio and private parking, Coppertrees offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, whatever the time of year.
Accommodation in detail
The front door of Coppertrees opens to a hallway with coat hooks and boot racks and leads to the ground floor twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Climbing the stairs to the first floor there is a bright and spacious landing with a study area, the ideal spot to check your e-mails or for the children to catch up on their homework! The landing opens onto a lovely, triple aspect, lounge with feature fire place. The lounge offers beautiful views above the village to Loughrigg Fell and the hills beyond. Well furnished with comfy sofas and arm chairs the room benefits from patio doors that open to a patio area with outdoor furniture and provide access to the garden beyond. A family dining table is a great spot to enjoy breakfast with a view or to socialise in the evening with friends.
The kitchen is of a generous size, with shaker style cabinets, range cooker with gas hob and electric oven, a fridge/freezer, washer and dishwasher. As as you stand at the sink, preparing vegetables for dinner you will be enchanted by the ever changing view to the Vale of Rydal and the high fells of the Fairfield beyond.
The comfortable master bedroom with double bed is a relaxing haven at the end of the day and is complemented with a quality family shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Back outside, the fellside garden is a real sun trap complete with sloping lawn and mature shrubs and trees offering great views of sunset on a clear day. The patio is an ideal place to relax with a coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. The cottage offers one private parking space and the owner has made the garage available for the storage of mountain bikes, canoes and other outdoor equipment.
Coppertrees 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.
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.