Barley Croft is a beautiful and welcoming retreat just a minute’s walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside.Tastefully presented by the current owner, this pretty property is an ideal escape to get away from it all and enjoy everything the Lake District has to offer right from the front door.
Barley Croft offers two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a bright and welcoming sitting room with a cosy log burning stove and a smart kitchen/diner. A parking permit for all local council car parks (nearest 150yds from the cottage), to include use in other local south Lakeland towns, is supplied and overnight on-street parking is also available outside the cottage. With a great selection of walks for all, mountain cycling routes, bars, cafes, restaurants and shops close to hand, Barley Croft is an excellent choice whatever the time of year.
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens to a hallway with space for coats and boots. From there you step into the kitchen/diner and then into the lovely lounge with comfortable sofa and armchairs on which to relax - all arranged around the welcoming log burning stove and Smart TV with DVD player. The kitchen is of a high standard with quality fitted units and appliances including electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge & freezer. The family dining table is the ideal place to plan your day over breakfast or relax in the evening over dinner with family and friends. Returning to the hallway you will find a handy utility area complete with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Climbing the stairs to the first floor, choose from one of two matching bedrooms, both beautifully presented with comfortable king size beds. The bedrooms are complemented by a family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and wc.
Barley Croft is a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops and acclaimed Lake District restaurants, pubs and cinema.
Friends or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore.
For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for outdoors enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breathtaking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available.
By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining which is all just a stroll from your doorstep!
The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.
Traditional Lakeland cottage
1 dog accepted
Two King size bedrooms
Sofa and armchairs
Log burning stove
Smart TV with DVD player
Kitchen / Diner
Family dining table
Fridge & Freezer
Washer & Tumble dryer
Electric Central Heating
Walks from the door
Parking Permit for a range of local (SLDC) car parks
On-street parking also available overnight