Self catering cottages rarely come in a more picturesque setting. Mallards Cottage is set within Stepping Stones House which is an historic country property, which was once owned by William Wordsworth’s son and overlooks the famous stepping stones across the River Rothay. With beautiful views in every direction; this lovely location is amazingly within walking distance of the bustling village of Ambleside.
It is also within a short drive both of Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere and the popular tourist villages of Bowness and Windermere.
Within this'picture postcard' rambling property are several holiday apartments. Each one is of a high standard; having pretty comfortable interiors and each with their own front door leading into the garden and grounds. Mallards Cottage offers a lovely and private home from home for you to enjoy your Ambleside cottage holiday. Conjure up your ideal Lakeland retreat?.beautiful views, fantastic walks straight from your door, an abundance of local wildlife including ducks, red deer and the occasional otter and red squirrel, open fires, a myriad of local eateries ... and much much more ... Stepping Stones has it all.
Accommodation In Detail
This cottage apartment is named after the delightful mallard ducks that have made Stepping Stones their home and often come up from the river to greet us. Mallards is found up stone steps and through a section of gardens to your front door. Enter into a characterful open plan living area with kitchen / dining room. A favourite with many long standing guests; Mallards sitting room boasts an exposed Lakeland stone wall, original wooden window shutters and an open fire for cooler evenings. The kitchen has all you need, complete with an electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. Mallards sleeps two to four guests with children from 6 years old.
The two cosy bedrooms overlook the wonderful views over the stepping stones towards Wansfell. The modern bathroom is ideal for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. Outside the gardens are beautiful with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living.
Set in idyllic rural surroundings with a view that has hardly changed since the property was in the Wordsworth family, Stepping Stones is just minutes from Ambleside. Guests have a true getting away from it all experience in beautiful surroundings and surrounded by stunning scenery. There are many wonderful walks straight from the door, ranging from short walks to full day hikes.
Alternatively a few minutes in the car takes you to the village of Ambleside known by locals as the jewel in Lakeland?s crown. Ambleside offers a myriad of eateries and vibrant shopping surrounded by endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
Nearby too is Grasmere, a wonderful Lakeland village with views abound. Grasmere has drawn poets, artists and painters for centuries. Famously the home of William Wordsworth in Dove Cottage, from 1799-1808.
Bowness on Windermere is the most popular tourist destination in Cumbria; it is a hive of activity with plenty to see and do. Both young and old love to feed the ducks and swans at the water's edge and the many steamer cruises and boat hire are popular choices. There are cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and shops to help you while away the hours. The famous Beatrix Potter museum is well worth a visit too.
2 Bedrooms with views
1 King size bed
2 Single Beds
1 Bathroom/Shower Over
Shared Garden with garden furniture
Gas Central Heating
Laundry service available (at additional charge)
Parking for 2 cars