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Hollybrook is a semi- detached house that is located just a few minutes walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside in the very heart of the Lake District. Situated on the banks of Stock Ghyll Beck, which is adjacent to the back garden. There is a seating area with views of the Ghyll and cascading waterfalls.
The property is well presented with a choice of three bedrooms (including one on the ground floor), an open plan lounge/dining room, a spacious kitchen and a garden that offers a variety of places to sit, relax, eat, drink and play, Hollybrook is a super retreat for friends and families throughout the year.
Less than a ten minute walk from the house, the village of Ambleside is waiting to be explored with a great choice of bars, restaurants and cafes, lots of local shops and all the amenities guests would need to create a memorable holiday. The whole of the Lake District is waiting to be explored. From Hollybrook there is a wide variety of walks direct from the property plus a great choice of options for mountain and road cyclists and for those wanting to take to the water Lake Windermere is just a mile away.
Accommodation in Detail
The front door opens into a porch with space to remove boots and outdoor gear before entering the hallway from which four steps lead down to the main living accommodation. A welcoming lounge / dining room awaits with comfortable sofas arranged around the coal effect gas fire and 49” Ultra HD TV with Sky and BT Sports. A comfy wing back chair sits in the bay of the window overlooking the garden and woodland. A lovely spot to relax with a book. The large family dining table is just the place to plan your day over a hearty breakfast or to relax in the evening over a family dinner and from here the patio doors open to a covered veranda (with seating for two) and the back garden. The well equipped fitted kitchen also overlooks the garden and is equipped with gas hob, double electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and small breakfast bar. The Utility room provides additional space, is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer plus table and seating for two (a great play area for children) Additional coat hooks for outdoor wear are provided. A heated adjacent conservatory with chairs and coffee table provides a peaceful space where guests can enjoy the views over the back garden.
Leading from the hallway there is the first of the three comfortable bedrooms, presented with a welcoming King size bed with ample storage. This bedroom It is complemented by the shower room located just across the hallway with shower cubicle, basin, WC.
Stairs lead to the first floor and the remaining two bedrooms, the first presented as a Master with a King size bed, fitted wardrobes and bay window overlooking the garden, Ghyll and surrounding woodland. There is also a 32” TV with Sky Q including Sky Sports. The final bedroom is presented as a spacious twin bedded room with ample storage and a wardrobe. The family bathroom is located between these two bedrooms and offers a p-shaped bath with over shower, basin, WC. Both of the king size bedrooms offer 32” TV with Sky Q including Sky Sports and USB charging points and both the bathroom and shower room include electric shaver/charging points.
The gardens at Hollybrook wrap around three sides of the property. To the rear there is a large patio with picnic table, swing seat and well planted borders, on the lowest level of which there is a further patio area with bistro table and chairs overlooking the Ghyll and waterfall. To the side of the garden there is an outdoor covered BBQ area with adequate seating for six people. Extra seating and tables are provided by the front of the house. A path leads to the front garden with well stocked borders and patio providing outdoor seating, dining table and chairs. This is a lovely quiet, private sun trap area ideal for relaxation.
Private parking is available on the driveway in front of the house and garage for up to three cars.
Please note: Due to the proximity of Stock Ghyll Beck that flows beyond the fence at the bottom of the garden, the owners respectfully remind guests, that children should not be left unattended in the garden.
A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year.
For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the renowned Glass House restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellinis has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music.
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.