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Riverside Retreat - Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Eco-friendly cottage at the head of Lake Windermere (1 mile)
  • Country walks from the front door
  • Bike and canoe storage on-site
Property code: SZ412

Set near the banks of the River Rothay, this family-friendly cottage is surrounded by picture-postcard scenery at the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Sleeping six guests, this holiday home lies in pretty Ambleside. Newly built, its green credentials include solar panels, triple glazed windows, and warming insulation. It’s ideal for guests who love outdoor pursuits. Potter around the shops, cafes, and park in Ambleside village, a meeting place for walkers and cyclists. Join a boat cruise at Waterhead Pier (1 mile) and hop off for a meal in bustling Bowness-on-Windermere (5.5 miles). Discover 19th-century Brockhole House and Gardens (2.5 miles), an arts and crafts villa with terraced gardens and views towards the Langdale Pikes; there’s a wealth of family-friendly activities to enjoy from archery and treetop treks to a woodland fairy trail. Or visit Wordsworth’s historic home in picturesque Grasmere (4 miles).

Step inside this spacious holiday home and leave coats and boots in the porch before walking through to the bright and airy open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area, where light floods in through the windows which offer countryside views. There’s a convenient utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and storage space for sports gear; a spacious king-size bedroom with storage space, an armchair, a vanity unit, a TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player, and an en-suite shower room. There’s a separate WC on the ground floor too. Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen which has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, and dishwasher. Make plans for a new day around the breakfast bar and gather at the dining table to enjoy delicious homemade recipes. Unwind in cosy seating in the living area, and watch favourite films together on the TV with Freeview and DVD player, or listen to music on the CD player which has an iPhone jack. Head upstairs to the landing area which has a cosy armchair and reading light. On this floor you’ll also find a super-king-size bedroom (adapted to twin beds on request) with an armchair, TV with Freeview, and fell views; a spacious twin (adapted to a super-king-size on request) with an armchair, TV with Freeview and a Blu-ray DVD player; plus a family bathroom with a bath tub, separate shower, and WC. (Please note: there are some sloping ceilings upstairs).

Outside, you’ll find a gravelled courtyard garden with garden furniture at the front and side of the property, a herb garden, a paddle stone garden area, and views towards the fells and the River Rothay, abundant with birdsong and wildlife. Off-road parking is available for up to five cars, and there’s a storage area for six bikes, a separate store for two canoes, and a convenient outside tap and hose. There are a pub, shop, and eateries within half a mile of the property. Guests have complimentary membership of a health club in Troutbeck (3 miles) during their stay; facilities include a swimming pool, gym, and sauna - gym locker padlocks are available in the cottage.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size (can be made up as twins on request), 1 king-size, 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite wet room room; 1 family bathroom with a bath, walk-in-shower, and WC; separate WC
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • 4 TVs with Freeview, 1 DVD player, 2 Blu-ray DVD players, 1 CD player with iPhone jack
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Please note there are some sloping ceilings upstairs
  • Courtyard garden with garden furniture to the front and side of the property
  • Off-road parking available for 4 to 5 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Bike and canoe storage available on-site
  • Guests have access to a health club with a swimming pool, gym, and sauna in nearby Troutbeck (3 miles)
  • Gym locker padlocks available for loan from the property owners
  • Shop, pub, restaurant, cafe - all within half a mile of the property
  • Please note that keys for the cottage will be posted out to you a week prior to your arrival and will need posting back to the office on the day of your return home

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Colin 19th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sonya 8th November 2021

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Weve had such a great time brilliant location for exploring the lakes. My husband and son went fishing everyday So the large utility room was excellent use . Definitely return

Reviewed by Anne 5th November 2021

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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