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Oaks Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter:
- English, French, German, Spanish
We are a couple who retired to Ambleside in 2001 to live at the centre of the country’s most wonderful National Park and look after our 3 self catering Ambleside cottages. Besides looking after our guests and cottages we also enjoy walking with U3A, playing tennis, table tennis and Scottish dancing.
Owner purchased this cottage in 1980
Why Owner chose Ambleside
BIRCH END is a spacious 4 bedroom dormer bungalow with 2 bedrooms and bathroom on ground floor, ideal for grandparents, plus 2 large bedrooms upstairs with loo, and a large lawned and wooded garden ideal for children to play well away from roads. Level 5 minute walk only into centre of Ambleside or to ferries at Waterhead. OAKS COTTAGE is a 300+ year old cottage with beamed ceilings, real character and enclosed south facing enclosed garden, only 5 to 10 minutes walk from centre of Ambleside. AMBLESIDE is the ideal centre for enjoying the beauty of the Lake District. It's right in the middle with roads (and bus services) going north, south, east and west. It's at the north end of Windermere so you can enjoy cruising from the ferry terminal at Waterhead with option of a walk along the quiet west shore of the lake, visit to Wray Castle (N.T.), & Brockhole with adventure playground, visit Bowness and the south end of Windermere. Ambleside has numerous walks for all abilities from your doorstep and if you want to enjoy the countryside in peace you don't have to walk far. It has ample restaurants, pubs and shops, cinemas with 5 screens, and a helpful tourist information office. There are many visitor attractions nearby in Grasmere, Bowness, Coniston, Hawkshead and Keswick which you can easily see in a day. There are National Trust properties at Town End, Troutbeck, also Wray Castle on the west bank of Windermere accessible by boat as well as by road.
What makes this cottage unique
Take a ferry from Ambleside's Waterhead (unlimited parking in lay-by nearby) at north end of Windermere to National Trust at Wray Castle and Brockhole, or walk (5km) from Wray Castle along lakeside to Ferry House and get ferry back via Bowness. There are lake cruises on Coniston and Ulswater too. Be active and hire a rowing boat, or walk beside the waterfalls in Stockghyll, Ambleside. Enjoy the parks (crazy golf, adventure playground) in Ambleside or walk through its Rothay Park over Miller Bridge and enjoy a walk circuit (1.5 hours) up Loughrigg with wonderful views all around. Walk up to High Sweden Bridge (1.5 hour circuit). How about walking Fairfield Horseshoe (5 to 6 hours)? Too energetic?: Try Zeffireli's cinema in Ambleside with 5 screens, the latest films and live transmissions, or the pencil museum and optical illusions exhibition in Keswick, . There are country mansions at Muncaster Castle (azaleas, rhodedendrons and owl collection), Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle to explore. Writers like William Wordsworth Beatrix Potter and others have past dwellings at Grasmere, Far Sawrey and Brantwood (Coniston)