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Oak Howe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041945)

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Dr Chandler

    “Oak Howe is very well laid out for 2 couples holidaying together.”

    Each room with its en-suite provides a bit of privacy and the communal area is practical too.

    Each room with its en-suite provides a bit of privacy and the communal area is practical too.

    - Dr Chandler, Sep 2019

The property

A sophisticated Lake District bolt hole, ideally suited to one or two couples, in a peaceful and elevated setting just a stone's throw from Ambleside village centre. You'll be impressed by the creature comforts, which include free WiFi, stylish en-suite bedrooms (set apart for privacy and with TVs), luxurious lounge and woodburning stove. On milder days, take to the pretty, furnished garden. The location is ideal for a group holiday - where every guest can take their own pace. Cruises on Lake Windermere, contemporary shopping and evenings out in Ambleside village, hikes on the Lakeland Fells - all begin on the doorstep with no need to use a car.== Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. On the ground floor you enter to a useful cloak area for walking clobber and find a double bedroom complete with TV and en-suite with shower and bath. Upstairs on the first floor the contemporary fitted kitchen and spacious living / dining room is full of light from a large window, with leather furnishings, woodburning stove, TV/DVD and a dining table for eating in. The second double bedroom is also accompanied by TV and en-suite shower room. To the rear of the property is an enclosed, planted garden with dining furniture and a distant view to the Loughrigg fells. NOTE - This property will be a Friday changeover from 2nd November 2018. Location 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 bedrooms; 1 x king size with ensuite, 1 x double bedroom with ensuite, luxurious lounge/diner, contemporary fitted kitchen, cloak area, garden with dining furniture and private parking for 2 cars.
  • 1 king-size and 1 double, both en-suite with power showers, electric oven, four ring hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas central heating, wood burning stove, washer / dryer, dishwasher, terrace & patio garden, close to village centre, 2 dogs accepted, Wi-Fi, winter and last minute short breaks, two private parking spaces on the drive, bed linen and towels provided.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute