An excellent choice for a romantic break in the Lake District, at any time of year. Little Stone Howe is a classy and contemporary cottage for two, only a few minutes’ stroll from the centre of Ambleside village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere. The decor is crisp and contemporary, with flashes of colour and plenty of homely charms. The outlook is sublime, enhanced by an elevated setting and enjoyed through enormous architect-designed windows.
Wake up when you want, sip coffee on your patio, stroll into Ambleside, take a cruise on the lake or a walk in the surrounding area, then treat yourselves to an evening in town with an easy walk home to your peaceful retreat. Perfect!
Accommodation in detail
Little Stone Howe provides accommodation all on one level, with private parking for 1 car outside the property. Enter to the well-equipped kitchen / dining area for two, set apart but open to the lounge. The lounge is cosy but very light, with enormous vaulted windows, vaulted beams and electric fire for ease of use. The double bedroom is chic and comfortable, with en-suite bathroom and shower over bath.
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. Because of this, it's a very popular base for walking in the Lake District, with many expert outdoor shops on hand to provide advice - you can also pick up Lake District walking route tips in the Ambleside tourist information centre.
There are several well-known Lake District restaurants in Ambleside, perfect for a special occasion or romantic meal. For example, The Glass House is a sophisticated restaurant in a beautifully converted saw mill. Ambleside also has a couple of quirky cinema venues; Zeffirellis Cinema, Pizzeria and Jazz Bar, and Fellinis Vegetarian Restaurant and Studio Cinema. You can also take a romantic evening cruise on Lake Windermere; Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier which is just a stroll out of the village - a great way to explore Bowness and Lakeside without taking your car.
Touring by car is scenic in every direction from your self-catering cottage in Ambleside. Follow the A591 north past tranquil Rydal Water to historic Grasmere, and visit 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.
Gas central heating
Contemporary electric fire
Bathroom with power shower over bath
Electric Oven & Hob
Fridge with ice compartment
Private patio with furniture
Short stroll to village centre
One private parking space