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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets 2 Welcome Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Cosy Big Cottage, near Ambleside (921LL)

Arrive at this superb detached Lakeland residence and you'll know you've found something special. Just outside Ambleside, The Property commands simply breathtaking views to the famous Langdale Pikes. The sheer quality within this luxurious property combined with this sublime setting makes it a first choice every time and with so may repeat 'lakelovers' we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

The sleepy hamlet of Skelwith Fold is surrounded by gorgeous countryside as far as the eye can see and the famous Drunken Duck Inn is only a 20 minute walk. Back at the house, the living space is extensive, ideal for sociable occasions with wonderful views from most rooms.


Accommodation in detail

A large heated porch with drying area leads you into The Property; a hallway leads into the sitting room with spectacular picture window, reclining settees and access to the terrace and balcony via a patio door. The very well equipped kitchen has granite worksurfaces, with access to the large dining room, in turn, has large patio doors leading onto the decked area, a place to truly experience al-fresco living. On this level are both twin bedrooms and a king-size bedroom and two bathroom facilities. A staircase leads to the master king-size bedroom with that amazing view and a wonderful, private seating area to enjoy it. The en-suite with Jacuzzi bath is ideal for soothing the walking aches of the day. The external games room is a wonderful added feature of this property as are the gardens and don't forget that view...

There are two showers on ground floor with small steps into. They are not walk in showers. There is a ramp upto the front of the property. It was built for an elderly lady with mobility problems.


With all the charms of a large rural Lake District holiday home, this fabulous property is perfect for a walking holiday with so many routes to explore from the door. But it's also only a short drive away from vibrant Ambleside village and all the attractions of Lake Windermere. Close by, Ambleside is well-stocked with contemporary shops, renowned Lake District restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs. Stroll from the village centre to Waterhead Pier, and you'll find Windermere Lake 'steamers' provide your scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside.

To your West, explore the breathtaking Langdale Valley, renowned for its unspoilt landscapes. Wander down to the valley bottom to admire more views or take on the famous Langdale Pikes, but remember you can't beat the views from The Property. There are several excellent country pubs in the valley to complete your day, with the Skelwith Bridge Hotel being the nearest and The Drunken Duck being a 20 minute walk away. Ambleside is a great place to start if you plan to explore the wider Lake District. To your south is picturesque Hawkshead, famously home to the author Beatrix Potter whose home can be visited at Hill Top. Historic Grasmere is only a 10-minute drive away - a world-famous location for its connections with William Wordsworth.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Games Room
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • Parking, garage
  • TV, Sky or Freeview


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.


Known as one the best towns to use as a base for exploring the Lake District, Ambleside is located on the edge of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake making this region a favourite with water sports enthusiasts and walkers. As a gateway to Scotland, this area has several interesting Roman fortresses to visit, such as Galava, Ravenglass and Hard Knott Fort.

The Lake Windermere ferry is a convenient service for crossing the shores and exploring the area, with cruises and boat hire available. A popular local attraction is Hill Top, the farmhouse owned by Beatrix Potter which is worth a visit for fans of the author. An iconic building of Ambleside is the tiny Bridge House over Stock Breck, and a short walk from the town is Stock Ghyll Force where there is a safe railed off point to view the impressive 70 foot waterfall.

Wray Castle is a great family day out, with dressing up for children and lots of outdoor space with play equipment. Grizedale Forest has numerous walking and cycling trails with a Go Ape tree top obstacle course on site. The Armitt Museum houses a gallery and collection of museum exhibitions. Open to the public, Dove Cottage was the family home of William Wordsworth and guided tours are available of the small museum and gardens. Also in the area is Rydal Mount House with portraits and memorabilia of the poets work.

Cumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District


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