Only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier and a leisurely stroll from Ambleside's vibrant centre, this beautifully refurbished Lakeland cottage is a truly enviable bolt hole. One or two couples will relax and enjoy the sophisticated living space, perfectly arranged for memorable social occasions.
Solid oak floors offset crisp white walls throughout stylish double bedrooms, luxury bathroom, cosy living area and swish open plan dining kitchen - where we fell in love with the baby blue retro fridge! Walk from your door to Wansfell, hop on a steamer at Waterhead Pier, or simply soak up cosmopolitan Lakeland life in Ambleside...
This superb retreat ensures every guest can take the holiday at their own pace.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for one car, with additional parking close by. A Victorian stained-glass entrance leads to the modern open plan living space, with solid oak floors, luxury furnishings and large original sash windows. Well-equipped designer kitchen and sophisticated dining space. An oak staircase leads to the two superb double bedrooms, one of which overlooks Wansfell and has a walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious house bathroom with his and hers sinks and shower over bath.
This super-stylish Ambleside holiday cottage takes a fantastic location; only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's shore and Windermere Lake Cruises at Waterhead Pier. The property is located on the main road route through the Lakes making it ideally positioned for travel to all the sights of the Lake District. It is also just a very short stroll from the centre of Ambleside village. On the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan communities. You'll lose yourself in sophisticated shops, sample local produce in cafes and delis, and try acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as Lake Road Kitchen and The Stamp House.
Surrounded by Lakeland Fells and walking routes, Ambleside village is a traditional gathering point for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. You'll pick up all sorts of tips in the expert outdoor shops, and find route guides available at the Ambleside Tourist Information Centre.
If you're looking for historic interest or a bit of culture, there's plenty to see. The village's much-photographed 'Bridge House' is one of the oldest and smallest houses in the Lake District. The Roman fort Galava is just outside the village, and poet William Wordsworth's former family home can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens.
With the A591 providing easy access to historic Grasmere and beyond, you'll find endless Lake District attractions within reach. Our tip is to take a Sunday drive from Ambleside over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass - your scenic route to Ullswater with lunch at the renowned Queen's Head en-route.
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.
No babies or children under the age of 8 years old.