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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£382 - £658 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Detached five-star cottage for two people in the heart of Ambleside, along a quiet pedestrian path just a minute's walk from the restaurants, pubs and shops. With log burning stove, wooden beams, new kitchen and bathroom, Wi-fi and private garden with mountain views. Wi-fi internet. Sorry, no children, babies or pets. Stocks Grange is entirely non-smoking  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £795 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Village location in Heart of Lake District. VILLAGE SHOP, CAFE & COSY PUB all within 200m. REAL WOOD BURNING STOVE. Fully stocked GAMES room in basement with snooker table. Lots of walking options from the front door - fells & riverside walk 2mins away. Broadband WIFI  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £52 /night

£360 - £550 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This charismatic little Lakeland gem is sure to attract couples looking for a little romantic luxury in beautiful and tranquil surroundings at any time of the year. Relax around the log burning stove after a days walking.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £560 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Charming converted ground floor barn apartment with terrace where you can relax and eat alfresco. Surrounded by beautiful communal gardens overlooking lakeland hills in the heart of lakeland walking and cycling area. Lake Windemere is near by for relaxing trips on the lake.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £1450 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
4* Halfway House has a 17th century origin and boasts typical lakeland charms and characteristics,including oak beams, inglenook fireplace and parquet flooring. Situated on the river and 1.5 miles from Ambleside, under the Loughrigg mountains, it is the perfect getaway. Ideal for families and large parties, Halfway House is spacious yet cosy. It provides a home from home.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £46 /night

£320 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self-catering traditional Lakeland stone cottage with views, 4 minutes walk to Ambleside. Private enclosed garden for al fresco dining. Ideal for romantic couples, walkers, small families. Fantastic walks from the door to lakes, waterfalls, mountains. No need for car Delightful character cottage Perfect any time of year Walk from the door to hills, lakes, waterfalls, pubs  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £46 /night

£320 - £650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self-catering modern Lakeland cottage with stunning views, at the head of the famous Langdale Valley which leads to the Langdale Pikes. Private patio with fab views. Ideal fo rromantic couples, small families, a group of friends. Walk, climb,cycle, relax,. Keep cosy all year round with memory foam mattresses, large squidgy sofa & chairs, modern electric heaters  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £39 /night

£270 - £450 / week

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  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Comfortable 300 years old Grade 2 listed traditional Lakeland two bedroom cottage with beamed ceilings within 100 metres of Ambleside’s shops, & restaurants. Ideal for walking, cycling. Modernised, tastefully furnished, well maintained (local owner). Private parking. Short breaks available off peak  …see more

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Bungalow | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £650 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Detached spacious dormer bungalow, views of Fairfield, parking for 3 cars. Double & single bdrms downstairs, double & twin upstairs. Modern kitchen. Secluded patio + furniture, garden & woodland ideal for children. 5 minutes level walk to centre  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £61 /night

£425 - £820 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A special place for friends, couples and families to enjoy a relaxing holiday experience in beautiful surroundings with superb walks from the doorstep. The cottage is an easy walk from Ambleside's many amenities, but keeps a feeling of being " away from it all" The best advert for the cottage is the comments made in our guestbook and on Tripadvisor, please take a look  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £690 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Perched above Stock Ghyll gorge, with a stream rushing past one balcony and sun glinting through woodlands at the other, River Falls View is a spacious and perhaps romantic retreat just minutes from the centre of Ambleside village. Beautifully presented, the apartment is well suited to families or couples alike. Families will enjoy the peaceful location with easy access to Lake District attractions in Ambleside - the downstairs master bedroom affords even more peace for Mum and Dad! Couples will love the hideaway ambience, with special evenings out only a stroll away. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Private ground floor entrance via balcony to outer lobby then inner hall. Delightful living room with 2 deep-cushioned sofas, pine furniture and patio doors to a 2nd balcony overlooking Stock Ghyll gorge and the stream. Separate well-equipped kitchen. Twin bedroom and luxury power shower room on entrance level. Downstairs to the master king-size double bedroom with Victorian brass bed and en-suite bathroom. Location This contemporary Ambleside holiday home is only a short stroll away from the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. Windermere Lake Cruises are a popular Lake District holiday attraction; stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can catch one of the famous steamers to Bowness or Lakeside. A great way to explore car-free. Ambleside village centre is packed with tasty eateries and has a wide range of contemporary shops - from useful supermarkets to quirky gift stores. As the village is a popular base for walking in the Lake District, you'll also find a large number of expert outdoor clothing stores. By night, there is plenty of entertainment in Ambleside. Enjoy a special meal out at one of several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as The Glass House. Sample some real Lakeland ale in one of the cosy traditional pubs, or catch a film at one of the two independent cinemas in Ambleside. Ambleside is a great base for exploring the wider Lake District. The A591 is the main Lake District route, and continues on from Ambleside to historic Grasmere, and towards must-see locations such as Hawkshead, the Langdale Valley and Coniston.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£455 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
If you're looking for something truly magical, Candleberry Cottage is just that. This 4 bedroom character cottage is part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, originally built in 1550 and nestled in Ambleside's historic conservation area. Luxurious bedrooms are characterised by their original arched church windows and dramatic exposed beams. Superb amounts of space and a spectacular dining kitchen create a holiday home fit for any occasion; friends, family or even two couples. From the lounge, French windows lead to the chapel garden, and only minutes away you'll find the delights of Ambleside and Lake Windermere at your disposal. What a convenient setting for such an unique Lakeland retreat... Accommodation in detail Entrance hall leads to the spacious kitchen / dining room with contemporary beech units and large dining table. The light but cosy lounge, with raised flat screen TV, leads through French windows to the furnished garden - perfect for al-fresco dining. First floor: Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom and house bathroom - all with original arched windows and lovely views. Top floor: This floor is dedicated to a special king-size bedroom with wonderful A-frame exposed beams and lots of space to relax. Location A Lake District holiday cottage in Ambleside provides a convenient base for all sorts of reasons. With the friendly Lakeland village on your doorstep, you'll sample cosy traditional pubs, tasty Lake District produce, luxurious delicatessens and acclaimed Ambleside restaurants. There's also a cinema, Zeffirellis. The shore of Lake Windermere is only a short stroll away, where the famous steamers depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without even using your car. At both locations you'll find fantastic attractions for family - the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness, the hire boats in the bay, and at Lakeside the Lakes Aquarium. If you're planning to go walking in the Lake District, Ambleside is a great place to start. The village is renowned as a hub for keen walkers and outdoor experts, and endless famous routes beckon in the surrounding fells. There are many historic attractions to enjoy nearby. Visit Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top, or take a short trip to Grasmere village to visit Dove Cottage, former home of the poet William Wordsworth.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £545 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
If you're looking for that dream romantic holiday cottage in the Lake District, you'll search long and hard to find a more perfect place than Gingerbread Cottage. Full of character, luxuriously presented and boasting an enviable location; tucked down a peaceful lane just minutes from quaint cobbled streets, charming tea rooms and cosy country pubs in Hawkshead village. Dating back to 1810, Gingerbread Cottage displays unmistakable traditional character - from the whitewashed exterior adorned with flowers, to the hearty stone fireplace with woodburning stove set on stunning wood floors. Decadent fabrics and sumptuous furnishings complete the picture, well worthy of a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. Accommodation in detail A pretty latticed porch leads into the relaxed living space, thoughtfully presented with soft lighting, elegant wood floor, traditional window seat and woodburning stove for cosy evenings in. Wood floors continue to the well-equipped kitchen / dining area. Upstairs to the gorgeous double bedroom, with Macintosh mahogany king-size bed, and Macintosh furniture in the separate dressing room. The fully-tiled bathroom is fresh and contemporary. Permit on-street parking, and secure outhouse suitable for bike storage. Location This truly romantic self-catering property in Hawkshead village is an ideal choice for a special occasion or Lake District honeymoon, perfect for exploring Hawkshead village, Beatrix Potter country and Lake Windermere, or simply a luxurious bolt-hole where you'll experience a taste of laid back Lakeland life. To the west of Lake Windermere, Hakwshead's car-free village centre is cute and quaint, with cobbled streets and traditional Lakeland cottages mixed with tea rooms, cosy pubs and local shops. The village is surrounded by wonderful walking territory for all abilities. Manageable walks around Esthwaite Water and Tarn Hows provide quite unforgettable scenery, whereas the more energetic will be tempted by Latterbarrow, Claife Heights or perhaps the Langdale Pikes, which are also within driving distance in the Langdale Valley. Near Sawrey is a small hamlet only a short distance away between Hawkshead and Lake Windermere. The area is renowned for its connections with Beatrix Potter, whose home can be visit at Hill Top. For a wide range of sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and memorable lake cruises from Waterhead Pier, head north a short distance to Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Also nearby is the excellent Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant - highly recommended for a special occasion. To experience the hustle and bustle of Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination on the other side of Lake Windermere, you only need drive a short distance to the car ferry crossing.  …see more

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Cottage | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £193 /night

£1350 - £2850 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A magnificent Lake District farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the hamlet of Little Langdale. Once a local Staging Inn, Birch House has been beautifully refurbished to provide an exceptional standard of self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 14 people. 21st century luxury blends with homely Lakeland character; polished oak floors, exposed beams and cosy woodburning stoves provide comfort and relaxation in a sublime location. A superb dining room makes large gatherings a breeze. Accommodation in detail Gorgeous landscaped gardens and parking for four cars. Entrance into reception area with woodburning stove and polished oak floor. Main sitting room features original beams and feature fireplace with additional woodburning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with door to patio area and garden. Large separate dining room with spectacular mountain views and space for large groups to gather. Spacious ground floor bedroom with double bed and two single beds, ground floor shower room. Stairs to interesting layout of four further bedrooms; two double bedrooms, one family room with kingsize four poster bed and two single beds in an interconnecting room, one twin bedroom. Three bathrooms, all with showers and one with corner jacuzzi bath. Location The hamlet of Little Langdale has a stunning location under the Lingmoor Fells and offers an air of escape that's hard to beat. With a blissfully remote feel, this area is a haven for walkers and provides access to many of the Lake District's most famous routes. There are several Lakeland pubs in the Langdale Valley, and the excellent Three Shires Inn is just a minute's walk from Birch House. When you wish to head out and explore the rest of the Lakes, pass pretty little Elterwater on your way to Skelwith Bridge and the A593. From here, head south to Coniston or north to well-served Ambleside and the A591 - the main route through the Lakes. Enjoy England Gold Award for 2011/12.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£365 - £645 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's Waterhead Pier and a leisurely stroll from Ambleside's vibrant centre, this beautifully refurbished Lakeland cottage is a truly enviable bolt hole. One or two couples will relax and enjoy the sophisticated living space, perfectly arranged for memorable social occasions. Solid oak floors offset crisp white walls throughout stylish double bedrooms, luxury bathroom, cosy living area and swish open plan dining kitchen - where we fell in love with the baby blue retro fridge! Walk from your door to Wansfell, hop on a steamer at Waterhead Pier, or simply soak up cosmopolitan Lakeland life in Ambleside... This superb retreat ensures every guest can take the holiday at their own pace. Accommodation in detail Guests enjoy complimentary membership of nearby Low Wood Leisure Club. Private parking for one car, with additional parking close by. A Victorian stained-glass entrance leads to the modern open plan living space, with solid oak floors, luxury furnishings and large original sash windows. Well-equipped designer kitchen and sophisticated dining space. An oak staircase leads to the two superb double bedrooms, one of which overlooks Wansfell and has a walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious house bathroom with contemporary wood panelling, his and hers sinks and shower over bath. Location This super-stylish Ambleside holiday cottage takes a fantastic location; only 50 metres from Lake Windermere's shore and Windermere Lake Cruises at Waterhead Pier. The property is also just a very short stroll from the centre of Ambleside village. On the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan communities. You'll lose yourself in sophisticated shops, sample local produce in cafes and delis, and try acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' - favoured even by Gordon Ramsay! Surrounded by Lakeland Fells and walking routes, Ambleside village is a traditional gathering point for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. You'll pick up all sorts of tips in the expert outdoor shops, and find route tips available at the Ambleside tourist information centre. If you're looking for historic interest or a bit of culture, there's plenty to see. The village's much-photographed 'Bridge House' is one of the oldest and smallest houses in the Lake District. Roman Fort Galava is just outside the village, and poet William Wordsworth's former family home can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount and Gardens. With the A591 providing easy access to historic Grasmere and beyond, you'll find endless Lake District attractions within reach. Our tip is to take a Sunday drive from Ambleside over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass - your scenic route to Ullswater with lunch at the renowned Queen's Head en-route.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1295 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
With breathtaking views to lake and fells, this impressive character property is part of the original rectory to Ambleside's chapel of St. Anne. But the interesting history doesn't stop there; listed on the deeds is the famous romantic poet William Wordsworth. He must have fallen for the views just as we did. Parson's View offers very spacious and elegant accommodation, enhanced by a meticulous 2009 refurbishment. Sociable gatherings of any kind will settle right in, with ample living space and very generous bedrooms. Two couples might find this a romantic retreat, while families or friends can make use of the charming vaulted twin bedroom. All this and only a stroll to the centre of Ambleside, and the shores of Lake Windermere. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. Entrance porch and hallway with utility / cloakroom, 3rd WC and access to the garden and patios. A grand Victorian staircase leads to the main accommodation. Large living room with splayed bay window, luxury leather sofas, woodburning stove and formal dining area. Separate designer kitchen. On this level are 2 king-size bedrooms (1 en-suite), with different but fabulous views. The main house bathroom is accessed via the landing. A short staircase leads to the vaulted twin bedroom, with games area. Location This Ambleside holiday home with lake views lies only a short stroll from the popular village centre, and the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District, with a charming historic atmosphere but a wide range of contemporary shops and high quality restaurants and cafes. It's a very pleasant place to while away a day, and certainly a foodie's dream! At Waterhead Pier, just outside the village centre, Windermere Lake Cruises depart throughout the day and provide a car-free route to both Bowness and Lakeside. Exploring by car is also a breeze; Ambleside lies on the A590 which is famously scenic and forms the main route into the heart of the Lakes. Drive south to the stunning Troutbeck Valley, Windermere and Bowness, or north past Rydal Water to Grasmere. You might like to visit two of William Wordsworth's other former homes during your stay. Rydal Mount & Gardens is just outside Ambleside, and Dove Cottage (part of the Wordsworth Museum) is found a short drive away in Grasmere.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

3 Nights min stay

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from £136 /night

£950 - £2500 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Nestled in Beatrix Potter country with fabulous views over Windermere, Fair Rigg stands only a stroll away from the lake shore. This charismatic property provides a unique retreat no matter how active, relaxed or sophisticated your gathering. The four scenic bedroom suites are so special they're individually named: Bowness, Windermere, Claife and Beckside. 'Bowness' has its own separate lounge with additional sofa bed and sun terrace. 'Beckside' incorporates an adjoining twin room for family use. You only need stock up the kitchen and you'll enjoy endless quality time right here in the house; cook up a storm on the Aga, celebrate a special occasion in the dining room with open fire, relax in the living room admiring the view through the bay window... or escape to the gorgeous furnished gardens. Accommodation in detail Stained glass decorates the entry to the hall, with extra shower room/cloakroom off. Superb living room with splayed bay window. Dining room with large table, open fire and access to scenic decking area. Breakfast kitchen with Aga. Downstairs to the en-suite 'Bowness Room' and the additional lounge with double sofa bed and French doors to sun terrace. Upstairs to the en-suite 'Windermere' and 'Claife' suites, both with lake views, and the 'Beckside' family en-suite with king-size double room and twin room. In addition to ample parking outside, there is a garage for bike storage. Location A luxury Lake District holiday home won't always be found in such a fabulous location. This large self-catering property with lake views overlooks Windermere and stands only a stroll from the shore, with the car ferry nearby providing access to shops, restaurants, hire boats and Lake District family attractions in Bowness - including the Royalty Cinema, Old Laundry Theatre and the famous World of Beatrix Potter attraction. But Beatrix Potter's footsteps can be traced right from the doorstep of Fair Rigg, in this prime location for walking and exploring. The close-by hamlet of Near Sawrey was the author's home, and her traditional Lakeland cottage can be visited at Hill Top. Esthwaite Water is a must-see during your stay; declared by Beatrix Potter as 'the most beautiful of lakes'. Near Sawrey's Tower Bank Arms is a renowned Lake District country pub, and featured in Beatrix Potter's books. Hawkshead village is also only a short drive away. With its car-free cobbled streets, local shops, tea rooms and tempting delicatessens you'll find a leisurely day is well spent. Drive a little further and you'll reach Ambleside; a cosmopolitan Lake District village with sophisticated shops, cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as The Glass House. From Ambleside you can also stroll to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on Lake Windermere, or follow the A591 to Rydal Water and historic Grasmere.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £725 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Stylish and central, this traditional Ambleside cottage provides a perfect base for family or couples. Each bedroom has a bathroom and a fabulous view, so there'll be no argument over rooms. The living space is relaxed, the dining kitchen ideal for cosy evening meals, and the location absolutely perfect for guests who want to take the holiday at their own pace. With Ambleside's delightful village centre only a stone's throw away, you'll find shops, restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs to explore. But also only a stroll away is Waterhead Pier, where the steamers depart to Bowness and Lakeside. Accommodation in detail Permit parking available in central Ambleside (a real bonus in this location!). Enter into the open plan living area; cosy furnishings surround the gas fireplace and contemporary TV / audio system. The kitchen area is well-equipped, and open to the dining area with family-size dining table. Upstairs to the first floor double bedroom, scenic bay window and en-suite. Upstairs again to the twin bedroom, also en-suite and enjoying elevated views. Location This attractive 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Ambleside provides a really convenient base from which to explore the village, Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District. Ambleside is a vibrant Lakeland village on the northern shore of Lake Windermere. As well as being close to ferry departures at Waterhead Pier - providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside - the village has a wonderful atmosphere. Scattered with traditional Lakeland cottages and historic buildings such as the tiny 'Bridge House', Ambleside is also well served with sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy pubs. It's renowned as a gathering point for walkers too, with routes for all abilities beginning in and around the village. You'll find plenty of advice on Lake District walks in expert outdoor shops or at the tourist information centre. Lake District attractions nearby include Rydal Mount & Gardens; a former family home of poet William Wordsworth. His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also open to the public and is only a short drive away along the A591.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £525 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character. Relax on the leather sofa after a day of exploring, dine in or dine out with incredible ease, and rest-up in the delightful vaulted bedroom with contemporary sky-lit bathroom to boot. With private parking right outside your door (a real bonus in popular Ambleside) you will be perfectly placed to make the most of any special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District. Accommodation in detail Private parking right outside the apartment in central Ambleside. Lakeland staircase leads to the first floor entrance and hall with space for walking clobber. Upstairs again to to the 'hideaway' itself, and a superb modern lounge commanding views to Ambleside and the surrounding fells. A dining hall leads through to the romantic bedroom. The breakfast kitchen is well-equipped, also enjoying the views, and the sky-lit bathroom is sleek and modern with shower over bath. Location A romantic self-catering apartment in Ambleside doesn't come much more convenient than this. Taking the top floor to make the most of the surrounding scenery, but providing private parking and a perfect bolt hole right at the heart of the village, you'll have a unique opportunity to soak up the Lakeland lifestyle during a romantic break or even a honeymoon in the Lake District. Ambleside is a sophisticated Lake District village on the northern shore of Lake Windermere at the heart of the Lakes, so well-placed for exploring. Ambleside is renowned as a gathering point for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, but it's also known for vibrant shopping, tasty local delis and acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House'. You'll find plenty of options for memorable evenings out only a stone's throw from your door and with no need to use your car. A short stroll out of the village centre takes you to Waterhead Pier, where Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Bowness and Lakeside. A great way to explore and admire the scenery without even using your car. Numerous renowned Lake District walks begin in or around Ambleside village, and experts are on hand in specialists shops to get you equipped and provide route advice. There are also some excellent country pubs to return to after a day on the fells or for a lazy Sunday lunch. We highly recommend you take a trip to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck, before driving over the dramatic Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater. A dramatic and romantic Sunday drive if ever there was one.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £54 /night

£375 - £695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
'Windows' are certainly the theme of this superb central Ambleside apartment; spacious, contemporary, flooded with light and boasting fabulous views over the village to Lake Windermere and our majestic fells. The stylish open plan living space is a dream for sociable gatherings; chocolate leather furnishings sit on stripped wooden floors, formal dining space enjoys open access to the designer kitchen, and all this is surrounded by an array of almost floor-to-ceiling windows. The bedroom suites, complete with individual bathroom facilities, sit on separate floors, ensuring privacy for couples or peace and quiet for parents. It has to be said that the loft-style king-size bedroom suite, with access to the roof terrace, makes 'Windows' a worthwhile indulgence for one couple alone! Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. Ground floor entrance porch with space for walking clobber. Upstairs to the open plan living area with enormous windows, stripped wooden floors and chocolate leather furnishings. The ingenious kitchen has a central island, and serves a large dining area. Twin bedroom at this level, with en-suite shower room with pebbled floor. Upstairs to the spacious king-size loft suite, with far-reaching views, en-suite bathroom, complete with bathroom TV! and access to the roof terrace. The roof terrace is the perfect place for al-fresco meals and lazy afternoons. Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Windermere at the heart of the Lakes, Ambleside is a charming historic village that has grown to become one of the most vibrant destinations in the region. Part of Ambleside's appeal is its location; enjoying the tranquility and activity of Lake Windermere's shores (lake cruises depart just outside the village centre), but also the dramatic backdrop of our Lakeland Fells and mountains (Ambleside is renowned as a hub for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts). It's easy to see why so many return year after year and why so many long to make their home here! In the village centre, explore tempting cafes and a wide range of shops - everything from local craft to expert outdoor clothing. Ambleside is home to two cinema venues and several acclaimed Lake District restaurants - along with the wonderful country pubs in the surrounding area you'll be spoilt for choice. Special evenings out or romantic occasions…all are catered for within the village centre. Within walking distance of Ambleside village centre is Waterhead Pier; the departure point for Windermere Lake Cruises. With regular departures throughout the day, you'll find the elegant 'steamers' or smaller launches a perfect way to explore without a car. The boats travel the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness and Lakeside.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £950 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Only a few minutes from the village centre, this contemporary Ambleside property forms one part of a beautifully converted historic bobbin mill. The prestigious Falls development stands on the banks of the tumbling Stockghyll waterfalls, and Ghyll Heights enjoys a stunning outlook from the 'heights' of its private balcony. The accommodation is superbly presented, with spacious living / socialising space and a master suite set on a floor of its own. Two couples or a family will find this a perfectly-formed holiday home, with the flair of a penthouse apartment, a view to remember and the delights of Ambleside and Lake Windermere within incredibly easy reach. Accommodation in detail Ghyll Heights is set over 3 stories. A entrance hall leads to the spacious, luxuriously furnished living / dining room, overlooking Stockghyll falls from the balcony. Plenty of dining space for 6. Modern, well-equipped kitchen. The master en-suite double bedroom is on the top floor; crisp and stylish with a romantic skylight. The second double bedroom, twin bedroom and further house bathroom are on the lower level, enjoying a delightful outlook. Private parking for 3 cars outside the property. Location This contemporary Ambleside holiday home is only a few minutes stroll from the vibrant village centre, and only a short stroll further from the accessible shore of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is known locally as the 'gem in Lakeland's crown'. It's a small but lively community where historic buildings such as the much photographed 'Bridge House', and traditional Lake District cottages blend with sophisticated shops, tasty cafes and acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as 'The Glass House'. Ambleside is also known as the hub for walking and outdoor activities in the Lake District. You'll find hikers' cafes, expert outdoor shops and passionate people just waiting to give you advice on the best walking in the Lake District. Stroll to Waterhead Pier, and you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations. A great way to explore without even using your car. If you fancy exploring the wider Lake District, you're well placed. The A591 connects Ambleside to Windermere village to the south, and heads north to tranquil Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's quick and easy to branch off to the breathtaking Langdale Valley, and also Coniston Water. Hawkshead village is also close by, and well worth a visit during your stay.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Good 3.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1400 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside's bustling village centre. But the superb location is just the half of it. With sumptuous contemporary decor throughout the property, each bedroom in the property boasts individual character and charm providing uniquely stylish accommodation for up to 10 people. You'll find elegant space for relaxing and dining, patio doors to an al-fresco area, a super games room for rainy days, and of course the shops, eateries, Lakeland pubs and leisurely lake shores of Ambleside only seconds away. You may never need your car! Accommodation in detail Entrance hall with cloakroom / 4th WC. Generous lounge with patio doors to external seating area. Modern kitchen with stylish dining area and breakfast bar. First floor: Two luxurious bedrooms, contemporary house bathroom and games room with double sofa bed. Second floor: Two further double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. Location Ambleside is one of the most vibrant, and perhaps the most sophisticated village in the Lake District. It's lake shore location and excellent facilities make it the ideal choice for a self-catering break. Only seconds from your door you'll find a superb range of excellent restaurants, tasty cafes, local delicatessens, interesting shops, cinema and more. The shore of Lake Windermere is also only a stroll away at Waterhead Pier, where pub restaurants overlook the lake and Windermere Lake Cruises depart with trips to Bowness and Lakeside. A unique day out! For exploring the rest of the Lake District, walkers and cyclists (or even just self-confessed foodies!) will find Ambleside an ideal base. The A591 leads you south to Troutbeck, Windermere and Bowness, or north to Rydal Water, Grasmere then on to Langdale, Coniston or Keswick.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £725 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
The surroundings have an air of countryside living, the interior of elegant luxury - but this lovely first floor apartment with scenic balcony is only a 2 minute stroll from the vibrant centre of Ambleside village. Just a few minutes further to reach the shores of Lake WIndermere. Red Screes shares the character of a period building, approached via private drive in one of Ambleside's peaceful conservation areas. Step inside to enjoy spacious, gracious accommodation with magnificent French windows and views over the garden to Loughrigg and the surrounding fells. One or two couples, or family, will relax here and enjoy meals together in the attractive dining kitchen - perhaps strolling out the odd night to enjoy the delights of Ambleside village. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars. Traditional Lakeland porch to entrance hall. Spacious and light living room with large French windows as doors to a terraced balcony with view over the garden to Loughrigg. Kitchen / dining room well-equipped for eating in, again enjoying the views and with window seat and original working shutters. 1 king-size double bedroom with large French window and views. 2nd double bedroom with slightly more contemporary decor style. Fresh modern bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Location This self-catering apartment is conveniently located in a peaceful conservation area of Ambleside - nestled among other historic buildings and slightly away from the bustle of the high street. Ambleside village centre is only a short stroll away. There you'll find sophisticated shopping, handy supermarkets and tempting cafes. For evening entertainment, there is plenty to choose from. Sample one of Ambleside's acclaimed Lake District restaurants, sample some real Lakeland Ale in a cosy traditional pub, or enjoy a pizzas, movies and live Jazz at Zeffirellis Cinema, Pizzeria and Jazz Bar. Ambleside is located off the northern shores of Lake Windermere. Stroll just outside the village centre to Waterhead Pier, and you can take to the water on one of the elegant Windermere 'steamers'. The boats ferry passengers the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Lakeside - explore car-free! Ambleside's setting is truly picturesque as the village is surrounded by a backdrop of Lake District fells and mountains. Ambleside is a popular base for walkers, with many popular routes beginning in and around the village. Route advice is on hand in expert outdoor shops and Ambleside tourist information centre.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1295 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Hart Head Barn is situated in the most wonderful setting high above Rydal. This converted barn is superbly furnished and perfect for friends and family.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £100 /night

£695 - £1495 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse. The essence of old Lakeland charm and character, cosily tucked away in a picturesque setting and presiding over a quiet courtyard. Birkwray Farmhouse effortlessly blends old lakeland charm with the 21st century and here is a place to relax, unwind and spend precious time together soaking up this idyllic location. Step inside and marvel at the luxurious finish where solid oak flooring with sumptuous furnishings meet Farrow & Ball, picture windows, sleek bathrooms and chic bedrooms and a glossy magazine kitchen is complete with granite worktops and limestone flooring...from here walks are in abundance in every direction including a 15 minute walk into picture postcard Hawkshead, stocked with excellent places to visit and eat. The famous 'Drunken Duck' Inn is also ony a short walk away but within a two minute stroll is a country pub in Outgate itself. If searching for Lakeland luxury in breathtaing countryside, you will search long and hard to find better than here... The accommodation comprises - A traditional Lake District porch leads you into the superb lounge complete with old oak beams and warming open fire. The beautiful kitchen / dining room has all you need wrapped up in granite and with access also into the courtyard. On the ground floor is a luxurious wetroom and a useful laundry. Upstairs to the 3 lavish country cottage bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities the other two share the main house bathroom. Outside is the sleepy garden, a perfect place to escape and admire the far reaching views or live life al-fresco style and there is parking for two cars.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Good 3/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£495 - £995 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished cottage in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners. Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge Cottage provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory. With the ease of cosmopolitan Ambleside on your doorstep, this is a wonderful Lake District retreat at any time of year. Accommodation in detail Entrance porch, spacious hall, fitted-out 'boot room' and ground floor shower room / WC. Well equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen with large dining table. Bright and spacious lounge, with elegant oak beams, relaxing furniture and real flame woodburner fireplace, leading to the conservatory and twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to the private patio. Upstairs to the spacious master bedroom with 'gothic' window and luxury en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, and the second cosy, kingsize bedroom with contemporary shower room. Travel cot, books, toys and games provided for children and babies, please bring your own high chair, if required. For further details visit galelodgecottage.co.uk Location This luxury self-catering property in Ambleside places you at the heart of the Lake District's most vibrant lake shore village. Ambleside is alive with sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants including 'The Glass House', and a selection of cosy pubs. Ambleside also has an excellent cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar. Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take a steamer cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, a great way to explore without using a car. Ambleside is always popular with keen walkers, with so many famous routes beginning nearby. You'll find expert advice and equipment available in a range of specialist shops; don't forget to also seek route advice at the tourist information centre. For touring the wider Lake District, Ambleside is a fantastic place to start. The A591 leads effortlessly to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere where you can visit the former home of poet William Wordsworth. Visit nearby Hawkshead and the home of Beatrix Potter, or branch off the the breathtaking Langdale Valley for a taste of secluded rural life.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £57 /night

£395 - £775 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This superb detached bungalow enjoys a sleepy rural setting in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, between Hawkshead village and the western shores of Lake Windermere. Both are only a couple of miles away. As the name suggests, you'll enjoy picturesque outlook over open meadows towards the renowned Tower Bank Arms country pub, and also Beatrix Potter's former home at Hill Top. Idyllic Esthwaite Water is close by, and walks begin in every direction from your doorstep. The accommodation itself is spacious, contemporary but homely; luxurious furnishings, woodburning stove, large dining table and excellent modern kitchen. The sleeping arrangements are ideal for two couples, family or friends - 2 delightful double bedrooms and additional cosy twin. A very comfortable base in one of the Lake District's most scenic locations. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 3 cars, plus bike store. Entrance hall with space for walking clobber. The open plan living / dining room boasts a lovely countryside outlook, leather furnishings, Inglenook woodburning fireplace and large dining table for sociable meals. Separate contemporary fitted kitchen. An inner hall leads to the 3 bedrooms; 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin. House bathroom with shower over bath, plus separate 2nd WC. Enclosed garden with furniture for drinks / meals al-fresco! Location This superb self-catering property in Near Sawrey provides an excellent base for walking in the Lake District, exploring the magic of Beatrix Potter's former home and also visiting other popular Lake District holiday destinations. Hawkshead village is a couple of miles away, Ambleside only slightly further, and bustling Bowness is easily reached via the car-ferry crossing over Windermere (just 2 miles away from Near Sawrey). Beatrix Potter lived in Near Sawrey at Hill Top, now owned by the National Trust and open for the public to explore. The adjacent Tower Bank Arms is a magical Lakeland country pub, with flagged stone floors and roaring open fire - quite a local! The pub even featured in Beatrix Potter's 'Tales of Jemima Puddleduck'. In additional to the endless choice of walking routes, right from your door, Near Sawrey is close to Grizedale Forest. The forest is a must for family days out, with walking paths, cycle tracks and enchanting sculpture trails to explore. Don't forget that there are many family attractions in Bowness, as well as the Windermere Golf Club. Near Sawrey is close to Esthwaite Water, a tranquil little tarn, known as one of England's finest trout fishing lakes, also offering pike fishing, coarse fishing and roach fishing for all ages at Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1430 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater. Not many people know that Elterwater was once home to a gunpowder factory which used superior quality flint only found in the renowned local slate quarries. Curious guests will find out more at Ambleside Library, but all will be enchanted by the 'lode worlde' character of this wonderful holiday home, refurbished to provide modern creature comforts and spacious to accommodate large families or groups. At the gateway to the Langdale Valley, Elterwater village is a perfect location for soaking up the scenery, with walks in every direction and a warm welcome assured at the renowned Britannia Inn. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 3 cars close to the entrance. Enter via a Lakeland slate tiled hall to the dining room, with doors to garden and interesting beamed archway to the modern kitchen. Heated cloakroom for drying walking gear, shower room and WC. The living room oozes character with its Lakeland slate fireplace, inset woodburning stove, old oak beams and soft cushioned furnishings. Wood is provided and charged as used. Upstairs to the four bedrooms; 1 double, 1 double with extra single bed, 1 twin and 1 single. Excellent house bathroom with shower over bath. Location This enchanting holiday home in the Langdale Valley takes a scenic, peaceful location; whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the madding crowds, you'll find a blissful home from home here. Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. With so many gentle or challenging Lake District walks beginning from your door, you may never need to use your car. The small nearby Elterwater tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the Elterwater Inn - a quintessential Lake District pub serving great food and real local ale. Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside! Also nearby is Coniston water, the Lake District's third largest lake. There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£295 - £495 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Part of Neaum Crag, a peaceful development of log cabins and exclusive apartments, Badger's Walk nestles in the secluded atmosphere of the Langdale Valley. The ground floor property is a paradise for couples or companions, overlooking a small tarn and surrounded by 18 acres of private woodland. A break at Badgers Walk includes full use of the on-site leisure complex including pool, sauna, jacuzzi and games room (March to November). Perfect for soaking away the aches of the day; especially as the Langdale Valley offers some of the finest walking and hiking in the Lake District. Accommodation in detail Sheltered entrance porch with entrance hall. Open-plan lounge and dining room overlook the tarn, with access to private, furnished patio. Well-equipped kitchen sits off the living area. Double bedroom has full-length patio doors, also overlooking the tarn. Chic, soothing bathroom with bath and shower over. Location Langdale Valley is a place of dreams for walkers, and for lovers of peace and quiet. And, despite being an accommodation complex, Neaum Crag is a small, tasteful and private one so the air of seclusion remains. Langdale Valley is scarcely inhabited bar several traditional pubs and the little communities of Chapel Stile and Elterwater. At all times the scenery is dominated by the majestic presence of the Langdale Pikes; you won't need to be reminded that you're in the most renowned walking location in the Lake District. Facilities, shops, restaurants, bars and more are found an easy distance away in Ambleside. Within minutes you're linked up to the main route through the Lakes, bringing the attractions of Coniston, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness and more within manageable driving distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£475 - £970 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A picture-perfect Lake District cottage in a rural village setting, with breathtaking views from every window. Polly's Cottage is a 17th century, double fronted, Lakeland cottage in the Langdale Valley hamlet of Elterwater. The interior is an adorable combination of character features and contemporary comforts. Fall in love with the original range stove, Inglenook fireplace, old oak beams and enchanting window seats. Collapse into sumptuous sofas after a day on foot, and rest up in beautifully presented bedrooms. The country kitchen provides a perfect place for sociable meals, and your local pub is one of the Lake District's best. Two couples will spread out easily here, and families will enjoy a perfect location for an active holiday. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter to the bright and spacious living room with lovely views, woodburning stove and deep-cushioned sofas. The spacious kitchen includes generous dining space, next to a fabulous original range, and offers access to the garden and furnished patio. Upstairs to the 3 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 1 single. Generous house bathroom with wood panelled bath and shower over. Location Whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the madding crowds, you'll find this holiday cottage in Elterwater a blissful retreat - without straying too far from the highlights of the Lakes. Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. The small nearby Elterwater tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the Elterwater Inn - your quintessential local Lake District pub serving great food and real Lakeland ale. Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windemere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants such as 'The Glass House' and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside! Also nearby is Coniston water, the Lake District's third largest lake. There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £660 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Just a few hundred yards from Beatrix Potter's former home, Stoney Croft is nestled in the peaceful village of Near Sawrey just outside Hawkshead village. Found along a quiet lane leading to Moss Eccles Tarn, Stoney Croft Cottage has a picture postcard setting that's guaranteed to inspire. Walks abound in all directions, the National Trust owned Tower Bank Arms is only a stone's throw away, and the cottage itself is a soothing retreat. Tastefully modernised to 4 star standards, the interior is homely, enjoys a spacious living room and separate dining area, and opens out to a serene sun deck. Despite the secluded feel, Hawkshead village remains close by and the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere to Bowness is minutes away. Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter into the cosy yet contemporary lounge with wooden floor, deep-cushioned leather sofas and open fire. Separate, stylish dining room with access to the decked sun terrace. Neat, very well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the 2 bedrooms; 1 king-size double (which can also serve as a twin) and 1 double bedroom. Both bedrooms are beautifully presented in a calming shade. Modern house bathroom with shower over bath. Location A holiday cottage in Near Sawrey places you at the heart of the Lakes and close to Moss Eccles Tarn and tranquil Esthwaite Water (fictional home of Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher!) which lies between Near Sawrey and Hawkshead village. Keen walkers will be brilliantly placed to reach the starting points of many of the Lake District's famous walks, and those looking for a manageable stroll in attractive surroundings will find many to choose from nearby. Nearby Hawkshead village is enchanting with its car-free cobbled streets, its air of history - fascinating historic attractions include the Hawkshead Grammar School museum (a real step back in time) and the former home of Beatrix Potter, open to the public at Hill Top. But the village is also your bolt hole for shops and facilities - stock up the kitchen with tasty local produce at the Honeypot delicatessen, and sample a few of the excellent eateries in the village. Another nearby must-see Lakeland village is Ambleside, a popular Lake District self-catering location for its friendly, lively centre and its position on the shores of Lake Windermere.  …see more