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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041836)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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  • Mark

    “Lovely house very comfortable makes a good stay for large families.”

    Grandson loved the toys , very convenient for shops and visit’s to the park. Also great to be able to take the dogs.

    Grandson loved the toys , very convenient for shops and visit’s to the park. Also great to be able to take the dogs.

    - Mark, June 2022


The property

This luxurious detached Lakeland house occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a 5 minute stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, a light and airy country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life - walk out of the dining conservatory or kitchen to the delightful enclosed patio gardens, an ideal place to enjoy al-fresco living admiring the views to Loughrigg and Wansfell mountains from this central convenient spot. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Archie's is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, quality well equipped kitchen, a dining conservatory area fit for any formal gathering complete with relaxing snug / media room, a separate lounge, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention. == Accommodation in detail Your private car park will easily park 4 cars right outside Archie's. There are three entry points to this captivating period residence but we will take you in the front door with traditional open entrance porch. At this middle level there is a lounge with splayed bay window admiring the view towards Loughrigg Fell. There is a large bedroom with king-size bed at this level with luxury en-suite complete with double ended designer bath and separate monsoon shower cubicle. A glass divide has a staircase leading down to the snug / media room, a great place to unwind and spread out. From here you enter the dining conservatory with patio doors opening onto the front patio garden complete with furniture and barbeque, superb for al-fresco life. The hand painted and very well equipped kitchen is at this level also with access to the rear patio garden. On the ground floor is bedroom number 4 with en-suite monsoon shower room. From the middle level a spacial flow elegant staircase leads to the top floor where the view gets even better. Here are two further bedrooms each offering kingsize beds , luxury en-suite bathrooms providing double ended baths and separate monsoon shower cubicles. Each of the 4 king size beds can be separated to make twin bedded rooms so please specify your requirements when booking. Location Archie's nestles in a peaceful yet very handy spot just 2 minutes stroll from the heart of the village of Ambleside. A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year. For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the renowned Glass House restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirelli's cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellini's has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music. Windermere Golf Club is very close by and well worth a visit.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 4 x super king-size bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms (zip/link bedsm can be made up as twin beds upon request), 1 on ground floor, 1 on the lower ground floor and 2 to the first floor
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Double electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x cot and 2 x highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed patio gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 6 mins walk.

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.

Please note this property has 4 zip link beds. These will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas