Borranside ref: CC123216

Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars

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  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Borranside is at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, close to all lake amenities and only a 10 minute stroll into Ambleside. The property is also just a 2 minute stroll to Waterhead Bay where you will find a number of pubs and restaurants with glorious lake views as well as the Windermere Ferry Pier. This south facing bungalow sits in a prime location across the road from Borrans Park where guests can enjoy direct access to the shores of Lake Windermere. This large expanse of green parkland fringing the water’s edge is ideal for summer picnics, a game of football or simply a leisurely stroll. Whatever the weather, the view across England’s largest lake with a back drop of the Langdales is simply mesmerising. Ambleside is well equipped for the self catering guest with a good variety of shops for supplies as well as cafes, bars and restaurants for all budgets and plenty of outdoor clothing retailers if you get caught in a shower or two.
Borranside is a cosy detached bungalow, delightfully furnished and decorated with contemporary prints and colours and is ideally situated, a short level walk from the village. The lovely patio style gardens provide plenty of sitting out space and shade if needed and offer a good degree of privacy for guests. With plenty of off road parking, you can simply forget about your car for the week. Why not ’go green’ and sample the other excellent transport options available to you? There’s an electronic cart which runs every hour from Waterhead to the town centre and back. You can catch the open top Stagecoach buses or the famous steamers which depart from the pier just minutes walk from Borranside.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall leading left into...
Living Room: Arranged around the wood burning stove with TV and DVD.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, washer, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Sorry no cot available. Wi-Fi internet access.

Miscellaneous

Outside; Private parking for two cars. Garden with outside seating to the front and back of the property.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
    500 Yards
  • Distance
    1 Mile
  • Restaurant
    500 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
    500 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    5 Miles
  • Lake
    300 yards

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Ghyllside Cycles

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

Bridge House

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

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.

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.

Russell Colman Photography

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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