Modern Bungalow Retreat Close To The Slopes of Wansfell
The owners of Hillcrest have been enjoying holidays at this much-loved family home since their childhood and we’re delighted to be able to share the wonderful facilities and views that this rather modern, bungalow retreat has to offer. Hillcrest has changed considerably over the years having undergone a major transformation to ensure up to the minute facilities in a relaxed, homely environment. Although the accommodation has altered dramatically, the view certainly hasn’t and you’ll be hard pushed to find a better, 180-degree view over Ambleside and to the fells beyond than from the lounge and terrace here at Hillcrest.
Within a short stroll from the house lie the slopes of Wansfell, one of Wainwright’s 214 iconic walks, the steep climb rewarding you with simply stunning views of this lovely part of Lakeland. Ambleside is as popular as ever; the obvious outdoorsy activities of walking, cycling and more recently, open water and wild swimming are all on hand for you to enjoy freely during your stay. Ambleside is fast becoming renowned as a top foodie destination too with no fewer than 7 Michelin star restaurants throughout South Lakeland. Ambleside boasts two of these superior eateries; The Old Stamp House, named by Trip Advisor as the No. 1 restaurant in the world (July 2021) and her sister restaurant Kysty, also included in the Michelin guide. Booking is advisable at all of these establishments.