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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043174)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “Lovely property in a great location, feels like being in the countryside yet only a few minutes walk into Ambleside or the lake shore.”

    Property was clean and comfortable, microwave had not been cleaned, water in it?

    Property was clean and comfortable, microwave had not been cleaned, water in it? One of the toilets had a slow flow of water continually, needs to be fixed to save water. Overall we had a great week away and have booked again for next year, so shows we really liked our week at Wansfell.

    - David, May 2022


The property

Wansfell is a modern ground floor apartment, stylishly decorated and furnished to a very high standard, in the imposing building which was previously the Borrans Park Hotel. It is located up a private drive in a peaceful position, surrounded by fields with views of the Lakeland fells. It is a level half mile walk to both Ambleside village centre or Waterhead at the head of Lake Windermere. There are plenty of walks from the door including Todd Crag and the Fairfield Horseshoe, along with cruises on the lake, visits to the cinema, tennis and mini golf. A variety of pubs and quality restaurants are all within walking distance. Accommodation: Private entrance into a large dining area that has an oak dining table and four chairs, radio/CD player with MP3/iPod interface, free wi-fi broadband and payphone. Adjacent to the dining area is an open plan modern fitted kitchen with tiled floor. The lounge is spacious and bright, with a wall mounted electric living flame fire. There is a 42 inch LCD TV, DVD player and Xbox 2. Double patio doors lead out on to a large private patio area with dining furniture and benches. The patio is south facing and overlooks fields and fells. There is a separate wc with hand basin and tiled floor. The main bedroom has a luxurious feel with a king size oak bed and walk-in wardrobe and a wall mounted 19 inch LCD TV. The luxury en-suite bathroom is fully tiled and has a contemporary design which includes a large cubical power shower, wc and basin. The zip-link bed in the second bedroom can be either a super king size or two singles (please order at time of booking). The luxury fully tiled en-suite bathroom also has a contemporary style and includes a wc, basin, bath with a power shower over the bath. Both bedrooms have an ipod dock with radio alarm and hairdryers. The apartment has fitted carpets throughout, with tiled floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. It is furnished to a very high standard with locally purchased solid oak furniture and co-ordinating colours. It has double glazing, central heating and all fuel is included in the price. Wansfell offers a relaxing comfortable holiday environment, a real home from home. Outside: Parking for two cars in designated spaces. Private patio area includes a table and four chairs for outside dining and two benches for relaxing and watching the sun go down after a hard day on the fells. Shared land around the building is neat and planted with shrubs overlooking fields. Ambleside village centre half a mile. Lake shore and cruises half a mile.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric flame-effect fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player and Xbox, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Designated parking spaces for two cars
  • Patio area with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 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