Idle Mill | Romantic Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in heart of The Lake District

This area is so romantic that the Romantic poets picked homes around here – but we bet they never found anywhere as luxurious as this. Idle Mill has floor-to-ceiling views of the Lake District and its Ambleside location puts you in the heart of the most beautiful landscapes in England – at least we think so!

Idle Mill is a handsome retired woolen mill dating back to the 15th century, adjoined to the Fulling Mill Bar & Bistro, which we have visited and can highly recommend for a fine summer glass of wine and an evening enjoying olives and good conversation. This two bedroom property has oak floors, decadent bedrooms, and a cosy contemporary stove. It is dressed to impress.

A glass bridge crosses the river to the entrance, where you can sit beside a river’s edge. You can step inside to enjoy the open-plan living area, with luxurious furnishings and far-reaching views through full-length windows. There is a viewing balcony and dining space adjacent to a modern kitchen. Both double bedrooms have luxurious bathrooms and great views. Stretch out in style in the master double room, which features a six-foot wide platform bed.

Quaint and beautiful Ambleside is a lively community, with a whole clutch of acclaimed restaurants, delicatessens, Lakeland pubs and boutique shops. Try out arty cinema at the award-winning Zeffirellis, and lie back at the luxurious Oxley’s Spa. There are watersports and boat trips to be experienced at the water’s edge, and a whole host of walks to try – including several famous Wainwright routes onto the fells. William Wordsworth’s home Dove Cottage is only a short drive away in nearby Grasmere, and Windermere is also close with the famous World of Beatrix Potter.

Idle Mill’s unique location means you get the best of both worlds; all facilities are literally around the corner but step out of the front door and within five minutes on foot you can be on some of the best walks in the area.

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Idle Mill, Ambleside
Rydal Road
LA22 9AN

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