Herdwick Cottage, Ambleside
“Lakeland comfort and style in central Ambleside” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
With plenty of space for dining and relaxing at home including a lovely enclosed patio, Herdwick Cottage is also superbly situated for outdoor adventures on the surrounding fells and on Lake Windermere. It’s an easy drive to Rydal Water and Grasmere to visit the onetime home of poet William Wordsworth and the Wordsworth Museum.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 5
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Saturday, Tuesday
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About the area
Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.
Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.
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