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

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Pretty Holiday Home, Ambleside

All the elegance of a Victorian Lake District mansion, with panoramic views over Lake Windermere and surrounded by National Trust land. This peaceful retreat is only minutes from Waterhead Pier and the bustling delights of Ambleside village; a fabulous location for larger groups and independent guests. One Wansfell Holme takes up the lion's share of this historic property, with access to most of the stunning gardens and grounds. Spacious and gracious, the residence is rich with period splendour but furnished with tasteful contemporary flair. You'll find endless reception space overlooking Lake Windermere, including a fabulous dining room which opens out to a conservatory. If you happen to be entertaining Royalty, the magnificent master suite will do nicely!

Accommodation in detail
A private sweeping driveway leads to private parking for 4 cars. Impressive sandstone entrance porch and grand reception hallway. Relaxed living room with large scenic windows. The separate dining room opens through twin French doors to a large conservatory. Well-equipped kitchen also with conservatory access. Ground floor utility and cloakroom / 3rd WC. A balustrade staircase leads to a landing, and the 4 spacious bedrooms (1 super king-size (6ft), 2 king-size (5ft), 1 twin (each 3ft)) each with lake views. The master king-size bedroom has an en-suite shower room. Luxurious Victorian house bathroom.
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Location
This luxury Lake District holiday home, close to Ambleside village, overlooks the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. The property backs onto Wansfell, a popular Lake District walking route offering spectacular scenery.

Ambleside village is the Lake District's most sophisticated community, attractive with its historic buildings and traditional Lakeland cottages, but well-served with contemporary shops and highly acclaimed eateries. You'll find high class restaurants such as The Glass House in the village centre, and excellent Lake District country pubs in the surrounding area. Don't miss a drive out to the Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant at Outgate, for a special treat.

At Waterhead Pier, Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - carrying passengers the full length of the lake. These elegant steamers are a great way to explore without a car, taking in the scenery en-route. There are also a couple of good lake shore pubs at Waterhead, just a stroll from One Wansfell Holme.

1 super king size, 2 king, 1 twin
Gas central heating
Cloakroom with 3rd WC/wash basin
Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath & seperate power shower cubicle with multiple jets
Ensuite shower room with massage power showers
Electric oven, halogen hob
Dishwasher
Fridge & freezer
Microwave
Washing machine & tumble dryer
Conservatory / garden room
Magnificent lake views
Beautiful formal gardens/grounds
Garden furniture
Four private parking spaces
Walking distance of Ambleside
Sky TV
Wi-Fi
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Water Views
  • Garden
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

Conditions

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.

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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