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A soul-soothing, architect-created haven that blends perfectly into the stunning natural surroundings at the heart of the Lake District National Park.

A proud finalist in the 2019 Staycation awards, Viewpoint occupies pride of place by the River Rothay, just a pebble-skim from Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Architect-designed, and lovingly crafted from local materials, the exquisitely curved retreat blends beautifully into the natural riverside environment, showcased from the inside by glistening, bespoke floor-to-ceiling windows.  

A more ideal spot for relaxation is difficult to imagine, as you gaze across the water at sunrise, hands warmed by a steaming mug of fresh-brewed coffee.

Sleeping up to four guests, you can relax in comfort together, safe in the knowledge that your stay is also blissfully eco-friendly, with Viewpoint's heating and water supply cleverly designed to reduce its carbon footprint. Even the delightfully soft carpets have been woven using local Herdwick sheep's wool.

Simply head past the landscaped Lakeland stone wall, and enter into the hallway. Awaiting you straight ahead is the light, bright, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, decorated in soft tones, and flanked by those huge windows... what a sight!

You'll find more than a few holiday luxuries here too, including a wood-burner to give your evenings a warming glow, a handy wine chiller, and sumptuous stone work surfaces to make cooking dinner feel like a treat.

Later on, take your digestifs out to the terrace as the sun starts to set, and surround yourselves with the soft, soothing evening sounds of rustling leaves and wildlife.

When it's finally time to turn in, there are two large en-suite bedrooms to choose from; one double, and one twin. One features a deluxe walk-in shower, and the other a gorgeous freestanding bathtub.

What to do after that ridiculously sound night's sleep?

Well, with so many amazing walks starting straight from the door, just be sure to have packed some sturdy footwear. Though you could start with a lazy 20-minute stroll to Ambleside, which you'll find brimming with shops, restaurants, and plenty of watersports to try out.

If you prefer giving your feet a rest, why not jump on a Lake Windermere cruise, and relax as you get to know the area's famous waterways a little better?

For special celebrations, there's a Michelin-starred restaurant, The Forest Side, nearby... and for casual chilling time, a friendly pub that's under a ten-minute walk away from Viewpoint.

As relaxing holidays go, who could ask for anything more?

Things to note

Check in at 7pm, check out by 9am. Pets and infants are regrettably not permitted, children aged 10 and over are welcome. Please see more about this property's Covid-19 measures and FAQs here

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The basics

The basics

Region: Ambleside, Cumbria
Cost (from): £129 per night
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1146

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Architect-designed lakeside retreat, sleeps 4 guests.  Rear entrance into vestibule with storage for coats and outdoor clothing, through the hallway to open plan kitchen, living, and dining area: seating, table and chairs, wood-burner, Wi-Fi, windows with river and countryside views, kitchen with stone worktops, washing machine/dryer, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, wine chiller.  Hallway to two spacious bedrooms: one double, one twin: bedding, en-suite shower or bathroom with WC and towels.  Outside: furnished terrace, private parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature watching, Lake District National Park, lake cruises, swimming, watersports, historic sites, shops, Michelin-starred restaurants, country pubs.

At a glance

At a glance

  • An architect-designed, single-level retreat for 4 guests, with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase its stunning riverside location close to Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
  • Relax in the open plan living and dining area, or take your drinks out to the soothing outdoor terrace - perfect for sunset-watching!
  • There are two large en-suite bedrooms to choose from: one double, and one twin.
  • Take a leisurely 20-minute stroll to Ambleside, hop on a Lake Windermere cruise, or try your hand at a selection of watersports. There's a Michelin-starred restaurant nearby, and a cosy pub in short walking distance.

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