We decided to stay here from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October for a short three night stay. We stayed in a self catering lakeside apartment (Fairfield) which was situated at the front of the building on the first floor. The apartment has bedrooms in the 1st and 2nd floors with 2 bedrooms (as 2 doubles or 1 double and 1 twin), with two large ensuite including bath and POWER shower ther is also an open-plan kitchen, living and dining rooms and views over Pullwood Bay's woodland gardens.
When we arrived is was late Friday night and there was no staff inside the main building at all and we had to collect our room key from a box that was left on the doorstep; I wasn't sure about the idea as anyone could of taken the other keys that were in their and just let themselves in. Anyway we entered the building which had a small public area near the now closed office with a stand of leaflets which was helpful as we got some good ideas of where to travel too. Our apartment was on the 1st floor so we had to climb this large and extravagant staircase which brought the authentic feeling of the property to life. Everywhere was really clean. But there was a lack of service for example no bar which would of been handy after a long day. The apartment was like a house it had two floors upstairs was a bedroom and bathroom which had a power shower and surround sound system so you could listen to the radio whilst having a bath. The 1st floor had another bedroom with two singles and a smaller bathroom also a dining area and kitchen with all the latest modern utensils; this was open plan with the living room.
The apartment building is surrounded by gardens and forestry which added to a mystical feeling, the front of the building overlooked the lake which also had a jetti which you could use to go swimming if you wanted. The area was silent for the whole time we was there and made us feel a bit uneasy to to our remoteness from the outside world. The staff were friendly and they were always cleaning but was willing to talk whenever you acknowledged them. We had a brilliant time here and we loved it from beginning to end we felt the price was a little steep for self catering but besides that we had a brilliant time. Pullywood bay 8/10!!!!!!!
TIP: if your a coronation street fan you'll be pleased to know they filmed Gail and joes holiday scene in one of the lake side apartments and when he tried to fake his own death that two was filmed on the lake itself!!!! We had a walk down to that lodge and that too looked stunning, lucky Gail and joe :)
- 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