Situated on the hillside, with fell views, a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the popular village of Ambleside, Byways is a lovingly restored, traditional stone built two bedroom cottage. The cottage offers a seamless blend of original character, contemporary living and a high quality finish, complemented by a pretty cottage garden and patio copmplete with summer house and garden furniture.
Offering two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a bright and cheery lounge, a spacious kitchen/diner, Byways is an ideal retreat for those looking for quality accommodation in a handy location with walks and great mountain biking direct from the door. The vibrant village of Ambleside with its great selection of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and local shops are just a few minutes away.
Accommodation in detail
From the gravelled driveway the front door opens to a bright and welcoming sitting room with comfortable sofas arranged around the cosy log burning stove, ideal on a cooler winter's evening and the ideal accompaniment to a good film on the TV. There is also a good selection of walking books, maps, games and DVD's to entertain you on those less sunny days.
The kitchen/diner is both well planned and well equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The oak dining table is just the spot to enjoy dinner with friends in the evening or to relax over a leisurely family breakfast.
Heading upstairs there are two bedrooms to choose from; to the front of the property, there is a large south-facing King-size room with a Freeview TV and views to the garden and Wansfell. The second, to the rear of the property is a pretty twin bedded room with views of the Fairfield Horseshoe
Returning to the ground floor there is a well-planned, quality family bathroom with bath and rain shower over, basin and WC with underfloor heating. To the rear of the property the utility/boot room offers plenty of space for boots, coats and outdoor gear and is home to the washing machine and tumble drier. With a door leading to the lane outside, it is ideal when returning from a muddy walk or a day on the hills.
To the front of the cottage there is a pretty cottage garden with patio area and summer house with garden funiture. The summer house can be locked if you wish to store bicylces. Parking for two cars.
Byways 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 and pubs.
Friends or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out 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 enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking 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
Log burning stove
Bose sound system
Family dining table
Cottage garden with summer house and furniture
Summer house can be used as secure bike storage
Private parking for 2 cars
Gas Central Heating
Welcome pack provided
Walks from the door
Sorry no pets