This unique and luxurious Lake District character cottage forms part of an elegantly converted Grade II listed chapel, in Ambleside’s peaceful conservation area. Dating back to 1550, this romantic property retains its period features; arched church windows, striking exposed beams and even such delights as a church pew featured in the dining area. Three decadent bedroom suites, including the truly special ‘Belfry’ bedroom, allow even 3 couples to share this unique Ambleside property. The unique combination of original church architecture and contemporary luxury really has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Couples will never forget this romantic retreat, and a luxury honeymoon in the Lake District couldn’t be better placed!
Accommodation in detail
Enter through old chapel doors with arched windows leading up an original oak staircase. The elegant and well-equipped kitchen / dining room is flooded with light through gothic-style doors, which lead to the garden. Sumptuous lounge with feature fireplace. Upstairs to two double suites, each beautifully presented with luxury en-suite bathrooms. Upstairs again to the romantic 'Belfry' bedroom suite and open plan bathroom, divided by A-frame beams and including a stunning Italian roll top bath. Wi-fi will be available from 2012.
Nestled in Ambleside's historic conservation area, this luxurious Lake District holiday cottage is just far enough from the crowds to be blissfully peaceful and quiet. However, for special occasions and social events, the property is within easy reach of several excellent Ambleside restaurants and traditional Lakeland pubs. The village centre provides everything you could need during your Lake District holiday; a wide range of shops, cafes, cinema, and a huge amount of tourist information. You'll never be left wondering how to fill your time.
A few minutes from the village is the shore of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. Here, enjoy lake shore dining, stunning lake views and of course the opportunity to take a romantic cruise on Lake Windermere - a great way to explore Bowness or Lakeside without taking your car.
Ambleside also provides a great starting point for your day trips throughout the must-see areas of the Lake District. The A591 road leads north past Rydal Water to historic Grasmere; a world-famous Lake District village surrounded by the the poet William Wordsworth's favourite landscapes. Visit his former home at Dove Cottage, and explore Beatrix Potter's farmhouse at Hill Top.
The A593 leads only a short distance to spectacular scenery and breathtaking walking in the Langdale Valley, and on to picturesque Coniston.
Our tip for a romantic Sunday drive from Ambleside, is to join the famous Kirkstone Pass road which leads past serene Brotherswater on to Ullswater. The Queen's Head or the Mortal Man in Troutbeck can also be reached via this route, and are two of the finest gastropubs in the Lake District.
1 Twin / superking size (please state preference when booking)
1 king size,
Gas central heating
Electric, log burner effect fire.
Bathroom with power shower over bath
En-suite shower room with power shower
Open plan bathroom with roll top bath WC & wash basin
Shared garden with seating
Kenwood range oven
Fridge & freezer
Dishwasher, Washer / dryer
One private parking space
Good on-street extra parking
Near village centre - 2 minutes' walk to pubs