4 Swiss Villas is in a super location very close to the centre of Ambleside, it's just off the main street on the lane leading down to Rothay Park and St Mary's Church. The house was built in 1906 and then occupied by the builder and his family, his daughter remaining in the property until 1975 when the current owner purchased it. They extended it in 2005 along with lots of other improvements, to make plenty of space for 6 to spread out.
Set in an elevated position up a short flight of outside steps (well lit when it goes dark!). From the entrance door into a long hallway with main staircase and the kitchen dining area through to your left. The kitchen diner is over 20ft long and has a pretty feature fireplace and Lakeland stone floor throughout. At one end a charming, rustic dining table and chairs for 6 people and large bay window with seating to enjoy the view. The kitchen has all the mod cons, dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven and an abundance of crockery and kitchen equipment to suit requirements. The kitchen area leads through into the boot room with monks bench and plenty of space for muddy boots and to hang wet coats, you can also access the patio area from here via the back door. Entrance to the lower cellar via stone steps from the boot room. The cellar has plenty of space for storing bikes and holiday equipment. When the extension was built the owners added a downstairs shower room with toilet and sink which is just off the boot room. Please not there is no washing machine at 4 Swiss Villas but there is a local laundrette in Ambleside which is about 500 yards away.
The new part of the house was made into a new lounge with gas stove that looks very much like a log fire but without all the mess and hassle of getting logs and cleaning it out. Seating for 6 with sofa and 4 chairs. Plenty of books and games are provided for your entertainment, along with a flatscreen tv and wifi. The room benefits from a high ceiling and a feature stone wall to one side.
Upstairs the house has 3 bedrooms and a main bathroom with pretty cast iron bath and traditional taps, sink and w.c. On the first floor is the twin bedroom overlooking the rooftops over Millans Park and the master bedroom with new and very pretty king size metal bed and great views over the rooftops of the village towards Wansfell beyond. On the top floor is another large twin bedroom with two single beds and views towards the fells.
The house benefits from a large patio that goes front to back, this is mostly paved and gravelled. A picnic table is provided on the side patio and a bench at the front to enjoy the view and watch the world go by.
4 Swiss Villas has a rear gate which leads out along a communal path to Millans Park. A Parking permits allows residents to park 1 car in Vicarage Road and Millans Park. Guests can then come and go using the back door of the property which leads straight into the boot room with space for muddy boots and to hang wet coats.
The cottage is in a superb location for enjoying all Ambleside has to offer. You are 50 yards from Zefirellis Cinema and Restaurant, numerous wine bars, restaurants and pubs are all close by. Rothay Park is just a few hundred yards away with large grassed areas and children's play park.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin and a few dishwasher tabs. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Local Shop - There are a variety of shops in Ambleside including Co-op, Spar, Tesco Express.
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys deliver
Laundrette - Laundrette in central Ambleside, approx 400 yards from the property.
Local Pub - The Sportsman Inn, The Royal Oak, The Golden Rule, The Unicorn, The White Lion
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 19.9 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 3 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 93 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 3.7 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 5.8 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 2.7 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 7.5 miles
Waterhead - 1 miles
Coniston Gondola - 8.6 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 8.1 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 1 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 14.5 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 13.1 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 17.7 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.5 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 17.4 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 4.4 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 10.3 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside 0.25 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 7.8 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - Closed
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- 2 Bathrooms
- Private parking not available
- Towels provided
Booking made easy through the website; A great house in a superb location.T Edgington - 12th September 2017
Excellent location and well equippedMrs H Ward - 7th August 2017
Knowledgeable and friendly staff who helped us with a couple of queries and made our stay perfect.Ms Wheele - 15th March 2017
The cottage was in a great location, clean and welcoming.Mrs Verity Hall - 2nd November 2016
Highly recommend the property for it's brilliant location, ease of parking and high quality, homely interior.Mrs S Poulter - 2nd August 2016
Great and very easy company to book through. Good choice of properties and locations. Perfect for 5/6 people to use comfortably. Well fitted out and the layout is well thought out.Mr Walsham - 5th April 2016
Excellent accommodation and stay. Met a member of staff who was very friendly and helpful. Would re book again for next year.Mr Wayne Phillips - 27th September 2015
Ambleside is the most dog friendly town we have stayed in, which made our holiday. We very much enjoyed our stay at Swiss Villas, booking was easy and the property location was super. The cottage was well designed and equippedMrs Lorraine Noble - 29th August 2015
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