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

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Pretty Big Cottage, Ambleside

This outstanding luxurious riverside detached residence, which has been professionally interior designed and renovated to the highest standards, occupies a sublime setting alongside the picturesque Skelwith Bridge, a sleepy hamlet at the opening to the magnificent Langdale valley. This eclectic architect-designed retreat sits on the banks of the River Brathay, what a soothing way to unwind and soak up the sheer luxury this wonderful place offers.

Whether you're celebrating a happy event or looking for a well-earned escape with friends, Rosewood by the River is a special place designed for spending precious relaxation time in sheer luxury and comfort. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, blending a distinctive theme 'luxurious lodge', think contemporary designer ski chalet, Rosewood by the River is the perfect retreat for fun on the lake, walks in the countryside or just a haven to chill out and take in the fresh air.

The property boasts spacious bedroom suites with walls of glass overlooking the river, luxury chic bathrooms, a dining area and modern kitchen fit for any formal gathering, complimented by a stunning living area with sumptuous furnishings and warming wood burner - bliss.

Highlights include; the colourful riverside gardens leading down to the riverside itself, with garden furniture to truly spread out in, and with a haven to a host of wildlife and birds there will always be plenty to see. This secret hideaway provides the perfect escape from the world; we love the generous proportions and use of light, while the luscious garden and views almost seem to be superimposed on the enormous windows.

The location has everything you could wish for including 'Chester's By The River', just over the bridge and perfect for breakfast or much more and also The Drunken Duck is just up the road, a firm favourite with all, you also have the bustling villages of Windermere, Ambleside and historic Grasmere only a short distance away.

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Accommodation in detail

The environmentally friendly energy-efficient timber frame dwelling compliments its natural environment in every way. As you wander through the garden, listen to the soothing river and then enter; spacious entrance with luxury straight away. Place for walking clobber and double glass doors into the living space, admire the breath-taking views and relax in sumptuous furnishings either by the fire or by the wall of glass. The luxurious kitchen has all you may need wrapped up in granite and here is a dining area, perfect for every occasion. A hallway leads to the bedrooms and bathroom facilities; a king size with full wall of glass overlooking the river and with doors opening into the garden, this stunning bedroom also has a luxurious en-suite monsoon shower room.

The second king size room also boasts the views through the huge window and with en-suite shower room. There are two further beautiful bedrooms, a third king size and a twin with luxurious bathroom including a designer double ended bath and separate monsoon shower facility. There is also a secure shed for storing bikes etc and the striking gardens have been carefully planned out to create a tapestry of textures and colours all year round leading into the River Brathay. As Rosewood by the River gardens are on the riverside please ensure children are supervised at all times.

Location

This exceptional Skelwith Bridge residence boasts some of the most spectacular Lake District scenery. It provides a peaceful retreat whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular waterfalls or simply escape from the crowds.

Skelwith Bridge sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale, offering countless gentle or challenging walks conveniently starting from your door. With 'Chester's By The River', just over the bridge and perfect for breakfast or much more, the Skelwith Bridge Hotel is just a two minute stroll from the house and you also have 'The Drunken Duck' just up the road, which is a firm favorite with all; whether it's a pint of one of the famous 'Barngates' beers or dinner in the restaurant, it really is worth the visit.

The nearby Elterwater hamlet is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path alongside the tumbling river and within the hamlet is the Britannia Inn - a quintessential Lake District tavern serving great food and real local ale. For something more up market why not try the Eltermere Inn, serving lunches, afternoon teas and dinner in front of their roaring fire. If you want somewhere to unwind, why not visit the award-winning Langdale Estate where you can enjoy their impressive range of leisure, spa and dining facilities.

A holiday in Skelwith Bridge takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps, but places you in an ideal location for exploring. This is also a prime Lake District holiday destination for walking in the Lake District. Some of the most famous Lake District walks begin on your doorstep; including Loughrigg and the tarn. Your location just off the A593 makes exploring the wider reaches of the National Park a breeze. For example; follow the road back to Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere, then north to Rydal Water and Grasmere, or follow the A593 south to picturesque Coniston.

Whatever the season, and whatever style of holiday you prefer, the Langdale Valley provides blissful seclusion and world class walking, never too far from the Lake District's most vibrant communities.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden Furniture
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Visit England Gold Award
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

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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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