Warm in character, this beautiful centrally located Victorian Ambleside cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location. It’s an ideal retreat for two couples or a smaller family to unwind and explore the Lakes at any time of year.
Slightly elevated, you can gaze out at the superb views over the town towards Wansfell and cosy nights in are ideal after a day on the fells. Outside, you'll find an enclosed rear courtyard for pre-dinner drinks, coffee or reading al-fresco. Famous walks begin on your doorstep, and only a stroll away you'll find pubs, sophisticated shopping, acclaimed restaurants and lake cruises (the pier at Waterhead is just a ten minute walk). A bus stop sits just a stone's throw from the cottage enabling guests to pick up the bus north to Grasmere and Keswick. Perfect!
Accommodation in detail
2 parking permits provided for parking near to the property on Vicarage Road or Millans Park. Stone steps lead to the front entrance. There is level access without steps at the rear of the property.The lounge is very comfortable and enjoys a sunny outlook to the front of the cottage. There is a dining room and kitchen, well equipped for your needs and this leads out to the rear small courtyard area with bench seating and useful outside WC. Upstairs and on the first floor is one kingsize bedroom and the contemporary shower room with large walk in shower with WC and basin, whilst a further twin bedroom* sits on the top floor where the views are simply beautiful. *Please note that there is also a double bedroom if you would prefer to use that instead of the twin - specify if you wish to use the twin or double when booking. Note maximum occupancy of the property is 4 people.
Ambleside is a popular Lake District village, taking a very scenic location on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of Lakeland Fells. It's a superb choice for couples or groups, who'll enjoy being able to explore on foot and sample the very best of Lakeland village life! In Ambleside village centre, you'll find sophisticated shopping and fabulous eating - an array of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs await, funky shops, 2 famous vegetarian restaurants and even an indoor climbing wall,(open till 10 pm.).
Ambleside also has two cinema venues, adding to a wide range of choices for romantic or sociable evenings out, 2 of these are independent cinemas and there a 5 digital screens, one of which has live performances from National Theatres and Opera Houses and Ballet performances from around the world! Why not take a cruise on Lake Windermere during your stay? Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Ambleside Pier at Waterhead, which is just a stroll out of the village - a great way to explore Bowness and Lakeside without having to drive.
Ambleside is a super base for walking in the Lake District, and the scenery is a constant source of inspiration for those who are packing their boots! Route information is on hand at Tourist Information and you'll easily find advice in the many expert outdoor clothing stores.
Touring by car is scenic in every direction from your holiday cottage in Ambleside. Follow the A591 north past tranquil Rydal Water to historic Grasmere, and visit such attractions as the former home of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum. The A591 also leads easily south to Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere and on to Bowness.
Ambleside is a fantastic base whether you wish to hike in the fells, tour the Lake District's scenic areas or simply explore the charms of the local area. Enjoy!
Lakeland terrace cottage
1 king size bedroom
1 twin bedroom*
*1 double available as alternative to twin (choose when booking)
Gas central heating
Contemporary shower room with walk-in non slip shower, WC and basin
Electric oven and gas hob
Fridge with freezer compartment
Decorative (non working) open fire place
1 minute walk to village centre
Enclosed rear courtyard patio with bench seating
Outside 2nd WC / wash basin
Parking permits (2) for use on Vicarage Road or Millans Park
Washer/drier in outhouse to the rear