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Ambleside View

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Apartment
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • First-floor apartment with spectacular views, thanks to its elevated position
  • Less than 1 mile to the magical shores of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake
  • Exhilarating walking opportunities such as the Fairfield Horseshoe and Loughrigg Fell
Property code: SZ041

Stylish apartment within easy reach of the village centre. The property is perfect for a couples’ retreat or walking holiday with friends, enjoying the magnificent South Lakeland scenery.

This is a fantastic first-floor apartment. A short walk from the centre of Ambleside and with delightful views thanks to its elevated position, you really have got the best of both worlds here. Inside you'll find modern and comfortable accommodation for four. There's a great well-equipped kitchen/diner and spacious living area that's perfect for relaxing evenings in. There are two lovely king-size bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room, and a modern family shower room with a fabulous wak-in shower. Off the dining area is a private balcony; with an outdoor table and two chairs, it's a wonderful place to sit and admire the views. As well as all this, there are also delightful shared gardens to enjoy, a garage for storing bikes and parking (you could also park a small car in the garage depending on its size) - all a real bonus so close to the centre of Ambleside.

Leave the car where it is and head into the centre of Ambleside, just a 10-minute walk away. There are a great choice of independent and outdoor shops for a spot of retail therapy and plenty of different eateries to try out. Don't forget to bring your walking boots, there are plenty of fantastic walks in and around Ambleside. Local fell Loughrigg can be tackled straight from the front door; short but steep, the fantastic views from the top are certainly worth the climb. For a lower level walk, follow the quieter Under Loughrigg road to beautiful Rydal Water. Enjoy a peaceful lakeside picnic before continuing on to Grasmere where you can stock up on the village's famous gingerbread before starting the return journey. If you prefer to get out and about on two wheels, nearby Wansfell Pike is a popular choice for mountain bikers, whilst road bikers can challenge themselves with the climb up Kirkstone Pass.

Explore bustling Bowness-on-Windermere just down the road from Ambleside. Admire the yachts in the harbour or hire a motor boat and take to the water yourself. If you'd prefer someone else to do the hard work then hop on the launch and enjoy a leisurely cruise round the water. Head north to Keswick, the adventure capital of the North Lakes. Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies; have a go at raft building, canoeing, ghyll scrambling or tackle the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine - for the very brave only!

Inside, the modern kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self-catering holiday. In here you'll find an electric oven and hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer and a useful dishwasher - no need to fight over who has to do the washing up. Enjoy your home cooked meals round the wooden dining table before retiring to the living area. Relax on the three-seater sofa or one of the two armchairs in here, all are 'Stressless Recliners' so ideal for a well earned rest! For entertainment there's a Smart TV, with access to all the major catch-up channels and Netflix (remember your own log in details), there's also a USB port so you can play your own music too. Or why not catch up with a good book? If you can tear yourself away from the wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and fells beyond that is!

Ambleside View has two spacious king-size bedrooms, one with its own en-suite shower room (with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle). Both rooms are light and airy thanks to the apartment's large windows and there's plenty of storage space in the useful chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe. The family shower room has a WC, wash basin and luxurious walk-in shower that's perfect for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.

Accessed via sliding doors from the dining area in the apartment's private balcony, a lovely spot to recharge the batteries. Early risers will love sitting out here with their morning cuppa listening to the birds, but it's equally suited as a delightful place to enjoy an evening aperitif. As well as the private balcony, guests can also enjoy access to the delightful shared gardens.

The apartment has a garage, ideal for storing bikes if you like to get out and about on two wheels. There is parking for one car in front of the garage (you could also park a small car in the garage depending on its size) and there's also a communal parking area if you need to park a second car (available on a first come first served basis), all a rare bonus so close to the centre of Ambleside.

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Shared laundry facilities-local charges apply
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Private balcony with table and chairs, access to shared garden
  • Off-road parking for 1 car on drive, additional space for 1 small car in garage. Parking for 1 car in shared parking area (first come first served).
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes available in garage
  • 0.5 miles to pubs, shops and restaurants
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by IAN 29th April 2022

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Clean, comfortable flat, with great views over Ambleside. Great beds for a holiday home, and good amount of living space for 2 couples. However if you are at all infirm, then think very carefully about the location before booking this flat as its quite a long way up a fairly steep hill from the main road.

Reviewed by Karen 22nd April 2022

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A lovely comfortable property with fantastic views. Just be aware it is a very steep access road if you are walking back and forth into Ambleside. Not for anyone with weak knees.

Reviewed by Kate 29th March 2022

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We had a really enjoyable 3 nights at Ambleside View. Spacious, warm and comfortable apartment with far reaching panoramic views. The bed was very comfortable as was the lounge furniture. Convenient for walking into centre of Ambleside but possibly a bit on the steep side if someone has mobility issues. We hope to stay again

Reviewed by Christine 25th March 2022

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A wonderful gem but the hill would make it inaccessible to many. Outstanding views and great for bird spotting in the garden . Well appointed but no washer . Very little worktop space . Great to have internet connection and free view. Beds were the most comfortable that we have ever had in a hotel or self catering accommodation.

Reviewed by Philippa 18th March 2022

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Great holiday - fab flat. thanks.

Reviewed by Ashleigh 14th March 2022

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Comfortable apartment with a stunning view from the kitchen and lounge. Well equipped and warm. Lovely quiet area - we saw deer roaming the cul-de-sac. A bit of a climb up the road but that is the nature of the landscape. Easy access to restaurants in Ambleside and also near to Waterhead end of Windermere. Bus stop 5 mins from the property taking yRead moreou to Hawkshead, Keswick, Grasmere etc. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 11th March 2022

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Overall the apartment was clean and comfortable and as described in terms of location

Reviewed by M 4th March 2022

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Fantastic views and well appointed, good location for walking .

Reviewed by Mark 21st February 2022

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The apartment was just what we were hoping for; the perfect base for our family walking holiday. Comfortable, clean and warm, it had everything you could want, and a lovely view over the rooftops to the mountains beyond. It's just a short walk from the town centre and so convenient for accessing the hills straight from the front door.

Reviewed by Carolyn 11th February 2022

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Perfect accommodation for two couples - great location and views, good value too!

Reviewed by Ian 4th February 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 31st December 2021

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Disappointed to find a half eaten packet of crisps and other items in one cupboard and the remains of a loaf of bread in the bread bin.

Reviewed by Christopher 24th December 2021

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th October 2021

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The apartment is in a great location as it's a short walk (down or up hill) from the centre of Ambleside and central for exploring the Lake District. The view from the picture windows was fabulous, and we never got tired of it! Being able to walk from the door to Stock Ghyll Force or up Wansfell for example was a bonus for us. It's a comfortable apRead moreartment with everything needed and we would recommend it. Hide

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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