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Sleeps 10 adults Bedrooms 5 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Ambleside

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Welcoming Holiday Rental, Ambleside

This luxuriously elegant Period Lakeland residence occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding Victorian features echoed throughout, a light and airy country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life - walk out of the dining room to the delightful garden complete with raised decking and patio, an ideal place to enjoy al-fresco living admiring the views to Loughrigg and surrounding mountains from this central convenient spot. Or better still, step into the secluded external hot tub and unwind.

Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Bracken Howe is a magical treat delivering 5 star accommodation and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering complete with relaxing snug / media room, a separate drawing room and with warming open fire, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention.

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Accommodation in detail

Your private car park will easily park 5 cars right outside. Victorian entrance porch leading into the beautiful entrance hall; the superb and most relaxing drawing room gazes out over your garden to the mountains beyond but this is a room to relax in by the fire and sink into the sumptuous furnishings. There is a second reception room which we call the snug, a great place to play complete with Nintendo Wii and lots of games. The dining room opens onto the raised decking and is also open to the excellently fitted kitchen which simply has everything you need; there is a useful utility and on this floor is a cloakroom / 5th WC / wash basin. The gracious staircase leads to the 5 bedrooms and bathrooms where the views are simply to die for! There are two four poster king size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one bedroom with a zip & link bed that can be either a superkingsize or an twin also with en-suite bathroom and a double bedroom and twin bedroom. Not forgetting the house bathroom complete with free standing roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. Outside the garden is a real secluded delight and with access to Rothay Park, great for walks straight from your door and of course the external hot tub is a place for true relaxation while planning your days - perfect.

Location

Bracken Howe nestles in a peaceful yet very handy spot just 2 minutes stroll from the heart of the village of Ambleside. A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year.

For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the renowned Glass House restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellinis has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music. Windermere Golf Club is very close by and well worth a visit.

  • Bed, Four Poster
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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