The heart of the lakes, encapsulated in slate, glass, and supreme style!
Historical significance and modern opulence combine to form a wonderful family residence of distinctive class and character. Hartwood is a premium choice for a magical holiday in ever-popular Ambleside, and the views, entertainments and luxuries are limitless!
Deliciously situated, and commanding the most outstanding views, this substantial portion of a former gentleman's residence is a real find for the discerning holidaymaker. The luxury inside matches the decadent views outside, and your party will find themselves thoroughly pampered and charmingly spoiled at Hartwood!
Elevated above Ambleside in the sought-after conservation area, the property enjoys superbly laid out gardens, along with feature glass-walled conservatory windows to really bring the outside in, and those views are certainly a welcome guest, with Loughrigg Fell and Wansfell dominating the skyline, and seasonal views across the village to Lake Windermere.
Private verandahs and individual sitting-out spaces for the bedrooms make for welcome personal space, while the communal areas of this Lakeland gem make for a superb social experience.
The opulent open-plan living area is perfectly designed to provide a relaxing and convivial environment for your holiday and the modernity of the sleek fittings and walls of glass are complemented by the characterful features of this former vicarage, of which Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy once became trustees to ensure its preservation.
The dedicated cinema and games rooms make rainy days a highlight of your holiday. There is no need to be bored, with a big screen TV, an xbox, dvd's, pool table, a library of novels, and even a toy box for youngsters.
The first-class kitchen facitities are laced with ingenious gadgetry, the bathrooms are perfect pampering spaces, and the overall feeling of luxury is a real feature of Hartwood. We know if you come to holiday with us here it will surely not be long before your next visit!
Accomodation in detail
Entrance: There are two entrances to this property, including from the magnificent slate infinity terrace and into the open-plan living space.
Living-room: The open-plan living space is entered through the large conservatory that so impressively brings the garden into the house and provides a light and airy space from which to marvel at that view, whatever the weather or season! Move into the cosy seating area around the warming wood-burner set in an elegant limestone fireplace, which is open to the dining area set in a substantial floor to ceiling bay window, also admiring the views. The ingenious kitchen is also in the living area and has all you may need, wrapped up in stunning blue-black granite.
An inner hallway leads to the rest of Hartwood.
Bedroom one: A fabulous king-size with huge bay window from which to yet again gaze at the views and with en-suite monsoon wet room.
Bedroom 2: Another king-size, also admiring the views and with patio doors directly out to a private veranda with bistro set. This room has access to the house bathroom.
Bedroom 3: The third bedroom can either be set up as a super king-size or twin (please specify when booking); this room also has its own private verandah with bistro set as well as an en-suite Lakeland slated WC with wash basin.
Bathroom: The house bathroom is a luxurious pampering place complete with free-standing designer bath with waterfall spout and separate monsoon shower facility with additional hand held shower head.
2 king size
Breathtaking panoramic views
1 super king or twin, please specify preference when booking
Seasonal lake views
5 minutes stroll to Ambleside centre
Cinema room with big screen TV. Xbox 360
3D TV in living room
Children's play room with games and toys
Luxurious limestone-clad designer bathrooms with invigorating monsoon showers & and designer bath (see text)
Games room with full size pool table and blue tooth music system (to connect to your own portable device: phone/iPod etc.)
Gas central & underfloor heating
Woodburning stove set in gothic stone fireplace
Rangemaster double electric oven with induction hob
Fridge & freezer
Slate infinity verandah with magnificent views
Utility / boot room with small kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer & wine fridge
Large new conservatory with underfloor heating / day room with seating area
Extensive, beautiful mature terraced gardens and large lawned area, patio, BBQ and garden furniture
Private parking for 3