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The Old Beams

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041175)

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Patman

    “Although the cottage was in a great position, what let it down big time was the fact that you could hear people walking about above us.”

    Won't be staying there again. Shame because it was a great location. We also found the bed to be very uncomfortable.

    Won't be staying there again. Shame because it was a great location. We also found the bed to be very uncomfortable.

    - Mr Patman, May 2021


The property

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation of this beautiful apartment and and those superb views. Gaze out of the picture windows towards Loughrigg Fell and relax in your private sun trap of a garden area where meals al-fresco are ideal. Aptly named with 'old oak beams' and slate and oak floorings which contrast sumptuous, deep-cushioned leather furnishings and crisp traditional walls, the warming woodburning stove provides for cosy nights in, cooks will be delighted in this state of the art kitchen, and the central location for easy eating out. A luxurious bedroom complete with separate dressing room only adds to the romance of this sought-after romantic Lake District treat and not forgetting the luxurious slate bathroom perfect for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. == Accommodation in detail Park right outside The Old Beams and wander through your private patio / garden. Traditional entrance porch into the open-plan living space; a first sight of that glorious view, admire the cosy yet sophisticated space and intricate old oak beams. Relax by the woodburner and step into the kitchen area which has everything you may need. The romantic bedroom is beautiful and we all love a separate dressing room; the slate luxurious bathroom perfect. Outside is the delightful patio garden, a real sun trap and ideal for al-fresco living.Location Ambleside is a popular Lakeland village on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Attractive with its historic Lakeland stone buildings and winding streets, the village has grown to become one of the most sophisticated destinations in the Lake District. In the village centre, you'll find a wide range of shops from boutiques to expert outdoor clothing stores. Classy cafes are around every corner, so there are plenty of opportunities to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Some of the Lake District's finest restaurants are found in and around Ambelside - such as the Glass House in the village centre, or the famed Drunken Duck Inn just a short drive away at Outgate. Of course, it's a must to enjoy Lake Windermere during your stay. Just a short stroll outside Ambleside village centre is Waterhead Pier, where Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to ferry passengers the full length of the lake. The traditional 'steamers' are a wonderfully romantic way to explore, with no need to use a car, and stopping off at Bowness or Lakeside. For a taste of the wilder Lake District, take a short drive to Coniston or the breathtaking Langdale Valley - both within easy reach. Or, head up onto Kirkstone Pass - a high and dramatic road that winds its way between Windermere and Ullswater.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double with dressing room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan dining and sitting area with woodburing stove.
  • Gas central heating, with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Private patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a few minutes stroll.

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.

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