Choosing luxury cottages in Ambleside will bring you to one of the best places to explore the whole of the Lake District National Park. Sitting at the head of Lake Windermere, England’s largest inland water, the town is often considered to be one of the jewels of the Lakes surrounded by stunning scenery.
There are luxury cottages with hot tubs in Ambleside boasting stunning interiors with high spec fixtures and fittings combining to offer exceptional comfort. At many you can take your four legged friend, many of us can’t bear to leave them behind, and they deserve a treat sometimes too!
The variety of walks in the area is unrivalled and there’s something to suit everyone. There is a delightful walk from Ambleside to Grasmere with glimpses of Rydal Water. This is a popular route with connections to Wordsworth, Coleridge and De Quincy and it’s easy to see why they were so inspired by the area. Return via Loughrigg Fell with some great views over the mountains. Nearby Tarn Hows has a tranquil unique feel and from here you can easily drop down to the pretty village of Hawkshead.
For the more strenuous there is a 9 mile route climbing steep rolling peaks leading to Fairfield or up Red Screes with magnificent views from the summit. For all the family, and dogs too, Ambleside to Troutbeck via Wansfell is a great day out taking you along tracks and lanes through woods and fields and great views form Wansfell Pike.
To get closer to the water there are boat cruises running out from Waterhead, 1 mile from the town, with steamers and launches sailing throughout the year, get off half way down to take a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. This is a busy spot with cafes, shops, food and lots of ducks and swans.
The nearby Brockhole Lake District Visitor Centre is perfect for families on a rainy day as is the Ambleside Climbing Wall offering taster sessions for ages 5 and above with expert tuition on boulders and on the wall.
Make sure choosing luxury cottages to rent in Ambleside is top of your holiday list this year, we have barely touched the surface, you need to come and see for yourself.