We stayed in the apartment "Fairfield" during one of those very hot weeks at the beginning of July and it was glorious. Most schools had not broken up, only half the apartments were occupied and whole the place was so peaceful we did not feel the need to venture very far at all.
I wandered down to the jetty in the mornings with a cup of coffee and listened to the silence, only broken by the cheeping of new ducklings. It is on the quiet side of the lake so the jetty is safe and great for anyone with canoes/ kayaks/dinghys and even has steps into the water for swimmers, which in the hot weather was marvellous.
Fairfield is one of the less expensive apartments, smaller & no lake view, but for the amount of time we spent in it we didn't need a lake view or the space. Might be different when the Lake District weather is doing its worst but it does have 3 TVs. It has a lounge/kitchen/dining area all in one room which is a bit of a squeeze and a double (or twin) bedroom with en suite also on this level. Upstairs is another double bedroom and separate bathroom. This bedroom got fiendishly hot and had a tiny window that only a giant could reach to open. A fan was provided but it had little effect on the room temperature. But it was hot in the Lakes for once so I am not going to complain about that.
We loved the place so much we wanted to stay another few days and made the management an offer as the apartment was empty the following week but they turned it down in case someone else booked and paid full price at the last minute - but they didn't so their loss.
Oh yes...the major stores deliver there so don't waste your time in the supermarkets - shop online & get it delivered and make the most of your precious holiday time.
One note of caution - there are a lot of geese on the lake that take up residence on the lawns. Beware if you don't like them. If you catch them unawares you can set off a goose stampede. They have honking sessions too. Didn't bother me but it might upset others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pullwood Bay ... superb self-catering accommodation to suit everyone, whether you are looking for a fabulous lakeside family hideaway, luxury 5-star lakeside apartments , or picturesque woodland cottages. Once you have experienced the delights that we have to offer, you will want to return again and again. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pullwood Bay Hotel Ambleside
- Pullwood Bay Ambleside, Lake District