Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This unique 17th century barn conversion forms a fabulous 5 star retreat, perfect for two couples or families with older children. The property backs onto Wansfell, only a few minutes stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, Waterhead Pier and Ambleside village centre. Stylish and sophisticated, the wide open living spaces are a dream for sociable gatherings. High vaulted ceilings, soothing colours, sumptuous furnishings and endless windows give a real air of calm and tranquility. Take the gathering outside to the patio and garden, and embrace the luxury of lake cruises, contemporary shopping, excellent pubs and fine dining only a short stroll away. Making life easier for those who can't leave work behind, each designer bedroom even has a modern desk. A first class retreat at any time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car outside the property.
The original barn door affords access to the magnificent and mood-lit living space, with vaulted beam ceiling, sleek oak flooring and luxury leather furnishings. A few steps lead up to the open plan kitchen / dining area, with access to a patio and the garden area. Inner hall with laundry room leading to the 2 stylish double bedrooms and luxury house bathroom with shower over bath.
Outside you'll find 2 patio areas and gardens leading to open fields at the rear.
Low Brown Barn is located at Waterhead, close to Waterhead Pier on the edges of Ambleside village. You'll find excellent lake shore meals at the Wateredge Inn, and elegant lake cruises to Bowness or Lakeside - a great way to explore these must-see locations without even using your car.
Stroll into Ambleside village centre, and you'll find a vibrant community of sophisticated shops, tempting delicatessens, pubs, bars and acclaimed Lake District restaurants. Stock up the kitchen at Lucy's of Ambleside, enjoy a lazy breakfast in one of the many tempting cafés, or enjoy an evening out - from traditional pubs and Lakeland ale, to fine dining at The Glass House, there's something for every taste. Ambleside also has two unusual cinemas; Zeffirellis with pizzeria and live jazz bar, and Fellinis with its vegetarian restaurant and quirky studio cinema.
Take your camera if you visit 'Bridge House'; an intriguing historic building teetering on a bridge in central Ambleside. Explore the Roman fort Galava, or head out to the splendid Rydal Mount & Gardens - William Wordsworth's former family home. The Armitt museum and gallery provides an insight into local industrial history. Ambleside is a popular base for walking in the Lake District. Routes for all abilities begin in and around the village, and world-class walking destinations such as the Langdale Valley and Coniston are within easy reach via the A591. You'll find plenty of expert outdoor clothing shops in Ambleside, with advice also on hand at the Ambleside tourist information centre.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|