Just a short walk from central Ambleside, this beautiful Victorian house has excellent breakfasts and boutique-style rooms, many with views of the fells. Wi-Fi is free. Brantfell House has a Visit Britain Silver Award and the owners, Chris and Jane, aim to offer a relaxing stay with personalized service. There is a welcoming lounge with a traditional log fire and an honor bar. Brantfell is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District and for activities such as rambling, climbing, cycling and water-sports. Ambleside has stores, pubs and restaurants.