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Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria+ Add to favourites
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Sitting in an elevated position above Lake Windermere, Trees, was built in the late 1930s of log and stone and has recently been updated to create a very special holiday home. You really get a sense of being close to nature, especially in the dining room where standard windows have been replaced with folding doors that open out onto a new terrace that wraps around two sides of the cottage.
All the mod cons have been added and in the colder weather you can curl up in front of the log burner. After a day of activity relax on the terrace and look down through the trees to the lake, it is not unusual to see deer and other wildlife in the woods.
It is an ideal base to make the most of the Lake District activities such as walking, climbing, cycling and fishing. For restaurants and retail therapy the bustling town of Ambleside is a short drive away. It has excellent outdoor equipment shops and a cinema.
The National Trust has events and activities in the Lake District to appeal to all ages throughout the year. Visit the web pages by clicking on the nearby tab, above, to see details of events, nature, walking and cycling trails when planning your holiday.
The cottage's layout
- Ground floor
- Sitting room with wood burner, kitchen, two bedrooms (twin and double), bathroom with lavatory and shower over bath, down two steps to a small utility area and dining room. Bi fold windows and doors lead from the dining room onto a large deck area with views towards Lake Windermere.
Heating: Night storage heating.
Garden: There are decked areas with seating. While no garden Trees is set in woodland.
Parking: Parking for two cars 30 metres from the house.
Please note: There is a beck within 200 metres of the cottage so children should be supervised.
As the cottage is located in woodland the surrounding area is very uneven so care should be taken.
There is garage to store bikes and boats.
Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer/dryer and located in an external utility along with a second lavatory.
Freezer is located in the garage.
- Let starts
- Min stay
- Dogs allowed
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- Remote Location
- Open Fire / Stove
- Washing Machine
- Tumble dryer
Things to see and do nearby
- North West England
The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.
- Lake District
The spectacular Lake District is considered by many to be the jewel in England\'s crown, offering the country\'s highest mountains, most stunning scenery, and loveliest countryside. Above all, it is a place to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes. The National Trust protects about a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads, and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. Among the National Trust\'s historic properties are two houses of immense literary heritage. The Georgian Wordsworth House in Cockermouth is the birthplace of the poet William Wordsworth, and Hill Top, a petite 17th-century house, in the hamlet of Near Sawrey, is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her children\'s stories.
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place to visit
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- Visit www.gocumbria.co.uk
- Pony Trekking
- Walking and visit www.ntlakesoutdoors.org.uk
National Trust places to visit
- Windermere and Troutbeck
- Fine walking country around the shores of Windermere, including Bridge House and the Footprint Building
- Beatrix Potter Gallery
- 17th-century solicitor's office, now home to the original watercolours and sketches of Beatrix Potter
- Hawkshead and Claife
- Classic south Lakeland countryside with views of the fells and lakes and picturesque buildings
- Stagshaw Garden
- Steep woodland garden, noted for its flowering shrubs
- 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family
- Hill Top
- Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Comments from past visitors
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
Mrs S Hesnan
- December 2012
What it will cost
- VAT at the current rate
- Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
(not included in the price table above)
- A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
- Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 800 2070 or email email@example.com to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
- As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.