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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042608)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Haskins

    “Issues with some of the staff at the company trying to tell us that netflix was only available if we signed in our own account, when told we had it last year when staying with you then they stated that someone must have signed in to their account (before we got there) and didnt sign out - didnt seem interested.”

    Also no lighting utensil for the fire (no lighter, matches). Only when did we call in for the 4th time did someone appear to take the initiative to contact owner, this is when we got a response.

    Also no lighting utensil for the fire (no lighter, matches). Only when did we call in for the 4th time did someone appear to take the initiative to contact owner, this is when we got a response.

    - Mrs Haskins, November 2021


The property

Highfold is set amid a cluster of character properties known to be among some of the most historic in Ambleside. It has now been thoughtfully brought up to date and offers a delightful place to stay in an ideal location. With the lake a gentle five minute stroll away you can enjoy lake cruises in all seasons or simply sit in the park by the water and admire the views. Ambleside has good local shops for all your daily needs, a remarkable choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as the ever popular Zeffirellis and Fellinis cinemas hosting the best films and periodic live streaming of opera and ballet. With plenty of walks to keep even the most adventurous happy, local parks with tennis, bowls and mini-golf, plus numerous places to visit in the area you may never need to use the car after your arrival. Accommodation: Steps under the covered porch access the mid-level of the cottage. The main living area is on the upper floor reached up a short flight of stairs to a wide landing with seating area and a range of books and games. Double doors open into the open plan beamed living/dining room (log burner, 43" Smart TV with sky basic channels, netflix, DVD, Bose bluetooth speaker and free wi-fi) with the well equipped fitted kitchen making an L-shape with the sitting area. The whole space has a light and spacious feel with windows to three sides and pitched ceiling supported by cruck beams. On the lower floor you will find two bedrooms - the master with king-sized bed is en-suite having shower, basin and wc. Whilst the twin room is adjacent to the family bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and wc). Furnishings throughout are in a contemporary cottage style and the property is cosy in all seasons with carpets to most rooms and gas central heating and hot water on demand. Outside: Walled garden with raised patio reached up a few steps from a back door in the master bedroom. A sheltered sitting out area faces west and will be a real sun-trap on warmer days. Parking for one large or two smaller cars in the drive. There are walks from the door to Jenkins Crag and beyond over to Troutbeck - a favourite with many Lakeland visitors. Five minutes walk brings you to Lake Windermere with its various pubs and cafes by the water. A level walk into Ambleside centre takes about ten minutes.


  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x lower-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x lower-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Upper-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with raised patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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:

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