Archie’s Rest ref: CC123256

Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Archie’s Rest sits in a convenient position on Lake Road, a short level stroll from the heart of this vibrant village where you will find a host of attractions and amenities for all the family. An eclectic mix of shopping is on hand for a memento of your trip, a souvenir for a loved one or to kit yourself out in the latest outdoor gear. A wealth of restaurants and bars offer a wide variety of international cuisine to suit all pockets and palates and a good number of pubs serve local ales and homemade food throughout the day and into the evening.
Archie’s Rest offers quality accommodation throughout in a modern yet homely style and is the perfect venue for a self catering break at any time of the year. Tempting views can be had from the lounge, bedrooms and gardens towards Wansfell, Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe whilst the rear bedroom is a great vantage point for spotting the family of deer who regularly visit the church meadow behind the house. The owners have thoughtfully provided a range of books and maps for walkers to help you plan your time on the fells, a selection of toys and games for children and a small dog crate.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance hall leading to....
Lounge: With fell views, leather reclining sofas, gas fire, TV  and DVD
Dining room: With electric fire, TV for playing DVD only.
Kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer.

First floor

Bathroom: With free standing double ended bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV with DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available. Small dog crate provided. Wi-Fi available.

Miscellaneous

Outside: Driveway parking for 2 cars - please note, drive is narrow. Verandah and patio areas, BBQ and furniture provided.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    500 Yards
  • Distance
    500 Yards
  • Restaurant
    500 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    500 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    5 Miles
  • Lake
    0.25 miles

About the local area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This bustling, busy market town offers visitors numerous shops, cosy pubs and plenty of places to eat out.

Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains and is an excellent base from which to tour the Lake District. A short walk from the town centre is Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70ft waterfall and to the southeast is Jenkins Crag (730ft), with its great views of Ambleside and the surrounding hills. Well worth a visit is Stagshaw Garden, a woodland garden with lovely floral displays set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Windermere. From the garden walks lead through Skelghyll Woods to the fells beyond.

For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore of Lake Windermere, boat trips down the lake and back, or maybe just potter around the many outdoor shops, craft shops and galleries before a good pub lunch.

Things to do nearby

The Armitt Trust and Museum

This unique gallery, museum and library combines fun, art and entertainment to teach the visitor all about Lakeland and its people. Learn all about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Harriett Martineau and John Ruskin.

Loughrigg Fell Walk
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is `The Apple Pie', famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stock Ghyll force tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the great activities on the water.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

Zeffirellis

Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

This is a fantastic climbing venue in Ambleside with indoor climbing wall, bouldering room and small cafe. These superb indoor facilities are open to all those over the age of 5 and with opening times which extend on into the evening - its great for when you can't get into the hills.

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk
Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Mountain Journeys

Family Adventure Days, rock climbing and abseiling taster days plus rock scrambling, gorge scrambling and guided mountain walks all within the National Park. Tel: 07971 622616

White Platts Recreational Ground
White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Ghyllside Cycles

Bikes, accessories, clothing, cycle hire and cycle repair all under one roof in the Lakeland village of Ambleside. Tel: 01539 433592

Biketreks

Enjoy the beautiful Lake District countryside starting off in Ambleside. Explore the quiet roads and country tracks on bikes hired from only £25 a day! Tel: 01539 431245

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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