We had a few days at Park House when the Ambleside Christmas lights were switched on at the end of November. We had a lovely time and the added bonus was the effort the whole town made with the lantern parade and fireworks – it definitely put us in the Christmas mood.
Park House itself is a lovely B&B; we were on the top floor and had a large, comfortable, modern room overlooking the putting green/park. Breakfast was delicious and definitely set you up for the day. The owners were very attentive and couldn’t do enough for us. Car parking is available and is on a small private road at the opposite side of the putting green. This means you have to drop off your baggage and then go round the one way system to park up, but this isn’t a major issue. One slight negative is the shower we had; not very powerful at all, so don’t expect too much when you return from a long walk and want a thorough dowsing! Other than that, no complaints at all.
Park House overlooks the putting green in Ambleside, which means it is just a very short walk up the street to the shops, restaurants and pubs. For eats, we tried Lucy’s tapas bar one night which was really nice although we started off with ‘just a couple’ of dishes and ended up with more than we really needed (eyes bigger than our bellys!!). Another night we tried the White Lion which was extremely popular; try a little later than tea time if you want a table.
Pub wise The Golden Rule and The Unicorn at the far end of town, uphill from Park House, were for us the better places as they are more of our idea of Lakeland pubs. The ones in the centre were more of hotel bars, although still nice enough to drink in.
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