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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Cosy Big Cottage, Ambleside

Traditional and beautiful, Cross Brow House is an original Lakeland farmhouse, which has been modernised to provide a contemporary and sophisticated living space just minutes from the vibrant town of Ambleside. Inside you'll find 21st Century luxury harmoniously combined with traditional for a stay perfect for soaking up Lakeland life in a tranquil setting – but yet a short stroll from the heart of cosmopolitan Ambleside, which has shops, fine restaurants and great bars for a bit of indulgence.

The beauty of Cross Brow House is that you can really get the best of both worlds and if you want to do a spot of walking or cycling, then Ambleside is the place to be with trails just a stone's throw away fm your front door. You'll find Cross Brow House is a perfect place to relax and call home for a wonderful holiday all year round.

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Accommodation in detail

The gardens and patios with wonderful vantage points surround the property and you park privately right outside. The magnificent living / dining room is flooded with light and has sumptuous furnishings set on oak flooring by the woodburner, designed for relaxation; a second sitting room also displays a woodburning stove and with wonderful views towards Loughrigg Fell. The adorable kitchen has everything where Nigella herself would feel at home and there is a glass viewing area to the original well. On this level is a cloakroom / 5th WC / wash basin. Upstairs to the gorgeous bedrooms with stunning outlooks and bathroom facilities; 2 king size, 1 twin and 1 double; 2 en-suites as well as a separate bathroom and separate shower room.
Please note that this property accepts babies under 2yrs and children of 12yrs and above.

Location

Ambleside is a popular destination for Lake District holidays and for good reason - it has beautiful countryside to explore but is also a very vibrant and pretty town filled with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. So whatever you want to do during your breakaway, you'll be able to do it here.

The historic Lakeland village sit on the picturesque northern shores of lake Windermere, which commands beautiful views and, equally, the little streets don't disappoint either being scattered with traditional Lake District cottages and historic buildings. And, with a stay at Cross Brow House, you will only be a few minute's stroll from the centre of Ambleside and all it has to offer from entertainment to top-class eateries - and the lovely shoreline.

From Cross Brow House, you can wander down to Waterhead Pier, just outside the village centre, where you can board a boat with Windermere Lake Cruises to explore Bowness or Lakeside. It's a great way to enjoy the Lake District vistas without having to negotiate any traffic.

And Ambleside also has some great attraction, such as the Armitt museum, where you can look back into the industrial history of the area; and for literary lovers you are close by to visit one of William Wordsworth's family homes at Rydal Mount & Gardens. So, if you want your holiday to be a good mix of peaceful and sightseeing for a perfect getaway, then Cross Brow House in Ambleside is the perfect choice.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

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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.

LocationAmbleside

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 Nearest pub 1 miles

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