Hotel Nanny Brow Ambleside
Nanny Brow stands majestically on the steep fell side of Loughrigg on its own private crag just west of Ambleside with unrivalled views down the River Brathay to the Lakeland Fells beyond. A short walk through semi ancient woodland takes you to a superb lookout to watch the sail boats on Windermere and a further pull takes you to Lily Tarn, Ivy Crag and miles of superb walks over Loughrigg Fell.
The house is an Arts & Crafts gem built in 1904 by the distinguished architect Francis Whitwell FRIBA.
Whitwell, who practiced with Guy Dawber in London, came to Ambleside to settle and built his family home using traditional Lakeland stone on the solid rock of Nanny Brow. This imposing country house boasts many subtle features so characteristic of the Arts & Crafts movement including gentle motifs of animals and flowers in the plasterwork, oak panelling and leaded oak picture windows facing the valley and the hills.
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Hotel The Regent Ambleside
Situated on the shores of Lake Windermere, The Regent Hotel is just minutes from the picturesque village of Ambleside, the family-run hotel is an ideal base for exploring all that the area has to offer. Relax in the flower filled courtyard with a reviving drink and contemplate the events of the day and evening menu. Dining is a vital part at The Regent Hotel and the head chef
Hotel Lake House Ambleside
Lake House in Ambleside is a family run country house, which has spectacular views across Waterhead Bay, Windermere Loughrigg Fell and the Langdale Peaks as well as offering stylish, modern and luxurious accommodation. With its country house atmosphere combined with stylish decor and modern luxury touches, not to mention its eighteen gorgeous bedrooms and wonderful raised vistas, Lake House is a perfect place to stay and make your own. Come together in the large, light dining and living area with stunning lake views, or find your own space to relax and escape on one of the lovely reading landings or from the privacy of your large bedroom. Lake House manages to combine grandeur and intimacy in private surroundings for all occasions. Please note, due to the relaxing nature of the building rooms are not suitable for children.
Each of the 18 bedrooms are decorated and fitted to the highest standards, all en-suite with TV with DVD, CD players and tea/coffee making facilities. Some superior rooms feature four poster beds and have the best views over Lake Windermere.
Traditional Lakeland breakfast is served in the dining room with an array of continental breads, cereals, smoked fish and fruit with wonderful lake and mountain views. Full English is set out for you to help yourself and there are trays for you to take it all up to your room if you so wish - breakfast in bed do it yourself style!!
Hotel Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel Ambleside
In the heart of the Lake District, amid dramatic fells and picturesque valleys you will find the BEST WESTERN Ambleside Salutation Hotel. Enjoying village centre location and boasting breathtaking views, this 17th century hotel has welcomed visitors since the 1600's. The exterior remains much the same, but the interior has been refurbished and tastefully decorated, providing guests with every modern convenience. Our Brasserie and Lounge bar provide casual and evening dining venues. The Leisure Club features a fitness room, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and power showers .On our ground floor we have some lovely lounges for you to relax in and our bedrooms are tastefully decorated with an array of facilities such as spa baths, flat screen TV',s ipod docks and free Wi-Fi. The whole hotel is totally non smoking.