This enchanting Grade II listed cottage is one of the very oldest in Ambleside, dating back to the 1580s. It’s tucked away in a peaceful historic corner of Ambleside village, with front and rear views to the surrounding fells. Despite a stylish and luxurious refurbishment, the original features shine; flagged slate with underfloor heating, old oak floors and beamed ceilings, traditional open fire and a magnificent curved oak staircase.
Old Oak Cottage is a true hideaway, perfectly formed for lazy mornings and cosy evenings in. But with shops, pubs, restaurants and romantic lake cruises only a stroll away, it's also a truly convenient base.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car at rear. A pretty garden path leads to the solid oak entrance door, entrance lobby and stone-flagged hallway. Cosy but bright lounge / dining room with open fire set in antique range, window seat, traditional furniture and luxurious soft furnishings. Shaker kitchen with underheated slate floor and separate larder. Original curved oak staircase to a spacious landing. From here, access the romantic bedroom with king-size brass bed, the dressing room with views to Loughrigg, and the Victorian-themed bathroom.
This traditional holiday cottage in Ambleside provides a fantastic base for a Lake District holiday, just off the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by spectacular Lakeland Fells. Scenic walks begin on your doorstep, and the rest of the Lake District is easily reached by car, bus or Windermere Lake cruise.
Ambleside village centre is the Lake District's most sophisticated community, with a wide range of contemporary and high quality shops - from clothing boutiques to expert outdoor clothing stores. The pretty streets are also laced with historic buildings and attractive Lake District cottages, providing a magical atmosphere.
Ambleside village is a foodies delight, with many acclaimed Lake District restaurants to try for a romantic evening out. Try The Glass House - in a beautifully converted saw mill. There is also an abundance of tempting cafes in Ambleside, perfect for a lazy breakfast or afternoon tea. Why not pick up a picnic at Lucy's of Ambleside? A superb delicatessen stocked with interesting local and international treats.
Stroll from the village centre to Waterhead Pier, and you can explore Bowness and Lakeside via the famous Windermere steamers. Cruises depart regularly throughout the day, and also in the evening with buffet meals and live music.
1 king size
Original working range with open fire
Bathroom with shower over bath
Gas central heating
Underfloor heating in kitchen
Gas hob, electric oven
Fridge with Freezer Compartment
Small pretty front garden
Choices Leisure Club Access
Village centre 2 minutes walk
Countryside walks from the door
One private space at rear