Up on the second floor of this old cottage is the light and airy Loughrigg bedroom.

As in the other rooms, a quality bed and bedding, antique furniture and a welcoming bathroom beckon. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of your room, a haven in a busy world.

Take a few minutes to gaze over the rooftops of Ambleside to the wooded slopes of Loughrigg, the hill that gives this room its name. There is an excellent half day walk that takes you up onto Loughrigg Fell then back to Ambleside via a path that skirts both Grasmere and Rydal lakes. Undoubtedly one of the best short walks in the Lake District.

You will find a variety of magazines to read in your room, or borrow a book from a small but varied selection downstairs by the reception desk.

A welcome tray is provided, including coffee, tea and hot chocolate (Fair Trade), and biscuits. There is usually a sample of Paul’s home-baking as well. In addition, a crystal decanter with a good splash of Port inside is cordially presented for your enjoyment.

The Bathroom

Like the bedroom, this en-suite bathroom is decorated in soothing neutral shades of carefully chosen Farrow and Ball paint. There is a bath with a shower enclosure at one end, and gallons of piping hot water for a good soak.

Fluffy towels and face cloths are provided, as well as complimentary luxury toiletries from local company, The Bath House.