The Old Vicarage
Child friendly bed & breakfast, Lake District & Cumbria – Child Friendly B&B, Vicarage Road, Ambleside, Cumbria
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About The Old Vicarage
Not many B&Bs warmly welcome children - this one does AND it has an indoor heated swimming pool! The location is just perfect, both tranquil yet a minutes walk and your in the heart of Ambleside village.
The Old Vicarage is a large family run detached Victorian house oozing with charm and character. This child-friendly Bed & Breakfast is perfectly located in quiet surroundings yet close to the centre of beautiful Ambleside village. This makes The Old Vicarage convenient for local amenities, with a very short walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants and cinema. It also has the added bonus of having its own parking within the lovely wooded grounds. A big plus for guests is the use of a superb newly built, on-site indoor heated swimming pool, sauna & hot tub. As well as children being warmly welcomed, well-behaved dogs are welcome too. A lock-up is available for you to bring bikes. Relax in its cosy atmosphere or soak up the gorgeous countryside, The Old Vicarage is ideal for a family rural retreat..
The Away with the Kids review
The Old Vicarage is the perfect base for families in which to relax for a while, exploring the lakes and mountains. It can be found close to the centre of Ambleside Village, with views over Rothay Park to the fells beyond. Rothay Park is ideal for young children to run off a bit of steam as there are lots of open grass areas, together with a lovely enclosed children's play area. There is ample private parking to be found at The Old Vicarage within the grounds. Many walks, both leisurely and more adventurous, begin right from the doorstep.
All bedrooms are traditionally furnished and decorated. There are double, twin and family rooms, some with king size beds, some with spa baths and some rooms on the ground floor. The family rooms are of different sizes. Some have one or two beds for the children or there are some suites with an adjoining sitting room which can be converted into a bedroom for the children (up to a maximum of three children). One of the family rooms is on the ground floor and has a "wet room" bathroom, which is helpful for a guest with limited mobility. The bedrooms are comfortable and homely, furnished to a good standard with TV/DVD and video player, CD player/radio alarm, hairdryer, kettle, mini fridge, controllable central heating and en-suite bath & shower and WC. A wide selection of books and videos are available for children and adults to use, free of charge. Toweling robes are provided - perfect for visits to the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. Wireless broadband connection is also available. Cots and highchairs are readily available.
The indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, roof top terrace and car parking within the lovely wooded grounds all come together to help you relax in quiet surroundings close to the centre of Ambleside village. There is even an outdoor barbeque that guests are welcome to use. Peacefully situated in its own wooded grounds, the Old Vicarage is a spacious Victorian house of great charm and character.
For your indoor comfort, the public rooms are furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is a large lounge with open fire, also a piano and a small snooker table. The dining room is elegant and spacious with a large breakfast menu to suit all tastes.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome (and there is no charge for!) but are not permitted to be left in the bedrooms unattended. A lock-up is available storage for secure bike storage and there is also a hose available on the off chance that it gets muddy!!!!
This child-friendly Bed & Breakfast is located in a great area. It is in walking distance to the main centre of Ambleside, where you can find numerous shops, bars, restaurants and cinema. It is also a short drive to other great beauty spots like Windermere and Grasmere.
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