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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Pets 1 Welcome Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Cosy Family Retreat, near Ambleside (1063LL)

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village. Relax together in outstanding living space, with dramatic vaulted ceiling, woodburning stove and a wall of glass opening out to a balcony. Rest-up in sleek 5-star bedroom suites with balconies and private viewing patios.

Cook up a storm in the state-of-the-art kitchen, then wine and dine in surroundings fit for the Hollywood stars who frequent this fabulous area. All year round, this outstanding property promises an unforgettable taste of the Lake District high life. Enjoy! The Property is owned by the Holbeck Ghyll hotel and is situated within the hotel grounds. As guests staying at The Property you are able to use the spa facilities by appointment.


Accommodation in detail

Glass and slate porch and marble tiled entrance hall. Upstairs to the living area with vaulted wooden beams and a wall of glass overlooking Lake Windermere. Luxurious furnishings, woodburning stove, mood lighting and large wall-mounted LCD TV. Separate dining area, served by an exceptional designer kitchen on the middle level, cloakroom and 5th WC. There are 2 bedroom suites on the middle level, and two on the lower level. Each boasts a luxurious en-suite bathroom and private balcony or patio. Spacious sauna on the lower level.


On the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, Ambleside village is known locally as the 'gem in Lakeland's crown'. With a stunning backdrop of lake shore and majestic fells, the sophisticated village centre is also steeped with history and scattered with attractive traditional buildings. A popular base for walking in the Lake District, Ambleside is also simply a delightful place to while away a holiday.

You'll find contemporary shopping streets, packed with tempting eateries, fashionable clothing, delicatessens and local shops selling Lakeland produce. Stock up the kitchen or pick up a picnic at Booths supermarket full of fresh and exciting delights.

For evening entertainment and special occasions, you'll find plenty of choice right here in the village. There are several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as The Glass House in a beautifully converted saw mill. Don't forget to explore some of the excellent country pubs in the surrounding area, serving award-winning Lakeland ale and fabulous food. A drive out to the famous Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant at Outgate is highly recommended. Ambleside also boasts two interesting cinema venues; Zeffirellis Cinema Pizzeria, and Jazz Bar, and Fellinis Vegetarian Restaurant and Studio Cinema.

Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take an elegant cruise on Lake Windermere. The famous steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - a perfect way to explore without even using a car. Evening cruises with buffet meals and live music are also available.

  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Water Views
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Parking, Private
  • 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 1 pet is 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 Nearest pub 1 miles


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