Nearby the Love Shack
Feel free to do absolutely nothing but gaze out of the windows, but if you are feeling more energetic there’s a wealth of interesting places nearby. We are happy to help and advise whenever we can.
Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF
THE Lakes celebrity's house to visit, but nevertheless an interesting excursion.
Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT
A significant Arts & Crafts house (visible from the Shack terrace) with an ongoing exhibition programme, good book shop and nice - if rather slow - cafe.
Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AD
Home of influential Victorian polymath John Ruskin. A lovely site and a thought-provoking man, though sadly the house is rather underwhelming as a visitor experience.
Kendal, LA8 0PD
A stunning and historic topiary garden that has been unchanged for 500 years. Alice in Wonderland territory. Check opening hours as it's not National Trust.
Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8AN
On a nice day this is a very, very special way to experience the majesty of Coniston Water and its mountainscape.
Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LB
An atmospheric historic house full of ornate folk-carvings made in situ by generations of one family.
Transport & supplies
Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7HG
Station Precinct, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1AH
Victoria Street, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1QA (& a branch in Ulverston too)
THE place for a locally-sourced, quality stock-up and perhaps unexpectedly, one of the best places locally for a cooked breakfast or quick lunch.
Ferry Nab, Bowness, Windermere LA23 3JH & The Ferry Landing, Far Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LP
Visit Bowness and Windermere on the ferry (10 mins), which lands close by the Love Shack. Cars and pedestrians. Occasionally closed inexplicably, so check before travel.
Main Street, Hawkshead LA22 0NZ
A nice town full of independent and diverse shops. Market day on Thursdays and Saturdays.
A well-kept, old fashioned seaside town of a bygone age, overlooking the picturesque but perilous sands of Morecambe Bay,
Bandstand, promenade, good teas available in large seafront hotels, and a lovely community orchard in the centre of town.
A lovely Georgian town for a day out - smart, wide streets, good antiques / vintage shops and eateries.
Ambleside Rd, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LR
A top local hotel between Ambleside and Windermere where an elegant and slightly formal lunch or dinner is a treat.
Far Sawrey, Hawkshead, Cumbria LA22 0LQ
The nearest place to eat to the Shack, simple, tasty and dog-friendly.
Skelwith Bridge, Nr Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9NJ
Excellent lunch or tea with a nice interiors / gift shop next door. Can be very busy due to wood-fired pizzas and epic cakes for hungry Langdale holidayers.
Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DB
Very traditional and good fish and chips, can sit in.
Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EH
Famed for its 'high teas' so worth booking for. Old fashioned and good quality.
56 Main Rd, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1DX
Deservedly popular new-ish place for an excellent, modern brunch or cake. Great baking, newspapers provided and lingering encouraged.
Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AD
Ambitious, on-trend 'Nordic Cuisine'. Expensive, esoteric (at times) and often fascinating food. Marred slightly by its cramped site, try to avoid a busy night.