This beautifully appointed Gold Award winning property sits in a gently elevated position in the historic conservation area of Ambleside and provides spectacular views to the magnificent Lake District mountains from almost every room. Every creature comfort is provided with lots of thoughtful touches above and beyond the expected.
Superbly situated in a peaceful corner yet only a minute's stroll from Ambleside village centre, Brantside Cottage boasts a perfect combination of traditional charms and contemporary indulgence. It's a perfect comfortable living space for 2 couples, or a family, to spread out and relax at any time of year, soaking up the wonderful views.
Relax together, dine together, sit out on the patio to soak up the views or make the most of only a stroll to the many delights of Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation in detail
A short pathway incline leads to this small terrace of attractive cottages and your first glimpse of the superb views. An entrance hall leads to the open plan living area, with large bay window, multi-fuel stove set in a traditional Lakeland slate fireplace, window seats and sumptuous relaxing furnishings complemented by state of the art facilities including Wi-Fi. An opening leads into the very well equipped kitchen with all manner of extra gadgets for foodies to experiment with - make your own ice cream, smoothies, juices and more. If you're a Bakeoff fan or if afternoon tea is your thing, Brantside's iconic food mixer will help you whip up cakes, puddings and biscuits like a true professional. Upstairs to the first floor where the views get even better, if that was at all possible!
The beautiful double bedroom admires the views with a dual aspect and even has another window seat. The twin bedroom also gazes at that view and the high quality modern bathroom has a relaxing deep bath with power shower facility - bliss. Outside is a landscaped terraced patio area, a place to enjoy al-fresco living, and yes this is another place to admire that view. A parking permit provides parking only a few 100 yards from the cottage or there is nearby on street parking. Walks in abundance start right from your door including the spectacular Stock Ghyll Force waterfall walk, Wansfell Pike and Loughrigg.
Please note that this property is not suitable for children under 5.
Ambleside is a historic village, well-served with contemporary shops and sophisticated evening entertainments. It nestles off the northern shores of Lake Windermere, against a superb backdrop of Lake District fells - it's no wonder that Ambleside is a popular base for walking in the Lake District. Ambleside's shopping streets are full of character, scattered with traditional Lakeland cottages and attractive historic buildings. But you'll find everything you could need during a self-catering holiday; from tempting delicatessens and handy supermarkets for stocking up the kitchen, to outdoor clothing stores and fashionable boutiques.
By night, why not sample some Lakeland ale in one of the many cosy pubs in Ambleside. Or, treat yourselves to a special meal at The Fulling Mill - just one of several excellent restaurants in Ambleside's village centre. There are also two quirky cinemas to choose from; Zeffirellis for mainstream movies and pizza lovers, or Fellinis Vegetarian Restaurant and Studio Cinema. Ambleside's location on the A591 makes it a great base for touring the wider Lake District. You're within easy reach of must-see locations such as the Troutbeck Valley, historic Grasmere and the breath-taking Langdale Valley. You can also explore without a car; stroll to Waterhead Pier and take a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness or Lakeside.
One minute stroll to Ambleside centre
Luxurious Lakeland cottage
Breathtaking panoramic views
Gas central heating
Multi-fuel stove (with fuel for the first fire)
Bathroom with power shower over the bath
Double electric oven with gas hob
Fridge & freezer
Washing machine & tumble dryer
TVs, i-pod dock, DAB radio
Professionally designed garden / raised patio area
Vintage cast iron and oak bench, table and chairs
Private parking permit for 1 car
Not suitable for children under 5 years old