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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043127)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “The photos online don’t do the cottage justice.”

    It is cosier and Nicer than I thought it would be. Lovely comfy sofas and the bedrooms had nice cupboard space. Also the living room was a good family game area. The flat is on multiple levels so everyone had a room to go to be alone if needed. ...

    It is cosier and Nicer than I thought it would be. Lovely comfy sofas and the bedrooms had nice cupboard space. Also the living room was a good family game area. The flat is on multiple levels so everyone had a room to go to be alone if needed. However the cleaning could have been tad better - but that’s usual with these quick changeover properties - we spotted a couple of spiders in ceiling and bits left inside drawers. The kitchen was well equipped but agree with the other reviewer that a few more large mugs would be good so you’re not running the dishwasher everyday. Also I doubt all kitchen utensils are cleaned properly and much felt untouched for a while. The mattress was pretty bad in main bedroom - old and when one person moves the whole thing squeaks and moves. We loved the distance to town (away from the bustle but only a few mins walk up/downhill which we liked for the exercise). I also loved the sound of the waterfall behind the flat - you couldn’t hear when the windows were shut but it was really relaxing so we left them open. I would stay again if not for the mattress. (Also I was told there would be mattress protectors but there weren’t.). I would also say Ambleside is much much nicer to stay in than Bowness or the More touristy towns - which are more like a commercial in shops and atmosphere than you want when you come to the Lake District (friends staying In Bowness much preferred Ambleside).

    - Mrs Shankardass, August 2021

The property

In the ever popular Falls area on the outskirts of Ambleside, Blencathra is well located with walks from the door and all village facilities half a mile away down the hill. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the high level fell walks and easier rambles in the surrounding countryside, lake cruises sail all year round on Lake Windermere, and Ambleside offers good shopping, varied pubs and restaurants, cinema, tennis and bowls - indeed something for all the family. Accommodation: Built on three floors in part of the original mill building you enter the property at ground level into a hallway with cloaks cupboard. First floor sitting room with TV, DVD,video and free Wi-fi has French door to balcony where you can sit outside. Dining/kitchen. The top floor has two bedrooms - one double and one twin - together with the bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and wc). Fitted carpets. This is a comfortable property, a good holiday base and convenient for the village. Outside: Parking for one medium car in a named space. Garden chairs provided for the balcony. Village centre half a mile downhill.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Allocated parking for one car
  • Balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas