- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
12 Customer Review(s)
“This is our second visit to Far Nook.”
It is excellently located on the edge of Ambleside, ideal for walking into the village for a meal or shopping. There is ample space in the house for a large group, the bedrooms are also good sized. We spent lost of time in the garden last summer during the heat wave, sadly the weather wasn't as good this year, but it is a beautiful well maintained garden with a large seating area for sunny days. We had daily visits from a very tame ginger cat! The kitchen is well kitted out with everything you ...
It is excellently located on the edge of Ambleside, ideal for walking into the village for a meal or shopping. There is ample space in the house for a large group, the bedrooms are also good sized. We spent lost of time in the garden last summer during the heat wave, sadly the weather wasn't as good this year, but it is a beautiful well maintained garden with a large seating area for sunny days. We had daily visits from a very tame ginger cat! The kitchen is well kitted out with everything you need for cooking for a large group. Plenty mugs and glasses and cutlery, so you don't need to keep washing! (Still would like an electric hand whisk!) and a good selection of hardware. Beds are warm and comfortable and lovely white fluffy towels supplied. This house has so much potential and we look forward to coming back and seeing how the owners develop the property.- Marjorie, April 2022
“Although we had a week of bad weather, with so much rain, we all had a super family holiday (eight of us, from three generations) to celebrate our Golden Wedding (our original 2020 booking being postponed due to Covid).”
The house was comfortable, spacious and warm with all the hot water we could ever want. As we had to spend so much time at the property, due to the bad weather, it was good to have so much space for everyone to enjoy meals, games, relaxation, drawing, painting, pumpkin carving and general quality time altogether. The situation of the property was excellent and we hope to return on another occasion to be able to do lots of walking, in better weather, and to enjoy the lovely garden.- Jillian, October 2021
Many congratulations on your Golden Wedding anniversary. We are delighted that you enjoyed your family holiday at Far Nook despite the particularly bad weather. We’d love to welcome you back sometime soon; Far Nook will be available for future family celebrations for many years to come! Property Owner
“Ridiculous increase in price next year, and over the years will prevent us coming back.”
We have come for 6 yrs and love Far Nook, but not that much. Cheaper to get some sun and stay in a 5 star : )- Rhys, October 2021
We agree. We have therefore actively taken measures to reduce future pricing for Far Nook. We hope that next time you search for prices for Far Nook you will find that the rates have been lowered to levels which are fair. We hope this encourages you to consider returning next year after all. Property Owner
“Far Nook is a delightful place to stay.”
Both location and facilities. It was just great to get family together in a beautiful location. The kitchen was very well equipped although there were lots of local places to eat so it didn’t get used much. The beds were very comfortable and the garden an unoverlooked oasis! Just a note to the cleaners who need to actually remove the shower plug hole covers to clean out the collecting hair so that the water drains away more quickly - especially in the downstairs en-suite.- Anita, September 2021
Thank you for your positive feedback, it is very much appreciated. We agree that Ambleside has an abundance of fantastic dining choices, we are glad you took advantage of trying them out. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you back again sometime. Property Owner
“Far Nook was a beautiful house, superbly equipped with a lovely garden and a fabulous position, just a five minute walk from the town centre.”
The owners had thought of everything. Lots of room to spread out - two living rooms, a little office, a room for boots and coats. (We were a family of Mum and Dad and three grown up children with partners. We appreciated having our own bathrooms. There were plenty of glasses and crockery and kitchen equipment. Wonderful kitchen and eating space. We have stayed in many self-catering houses over the years and Far Nook was far and away the best we've ever been to. We highly recommend it and we will definitely be returning.- Judy, August 2021
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It is great to hear that you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed your stay at Far Nook. We hope to welcome you and your family back! Property Owner
“Kitchen needs a thorough clean, chipped plates etc need to be replaced, cupboards overloaded with unnecessary and old utensils and cookware.”
Bathrooms a bit dusty and plugholes etc need to be bleached. Need to disclose before booking that the house is on a main road and quite noisy.- Jayne, July 2021
Thank you for sending us your feedback. We sincerely apologise that the cleaning was not up to the standard required. We take this matter very seriously, the owner of the cleaning firm we use will now be personally overseeing the cleaning to make sure standards return to the level which guests deserve. Property Owner
“Excellent property - ideal location although noise from road is fairly constant.”
Beautiful , large garden, well equipped kitchen, (couldn't find a hand held whisk!), but plenty of crockery and cutlery etc and all in good condition. Lovely new carpets upstairs, and showers, baths etc all look fairly new. A shower screen and wall mount would be a good idea over the bath, otherwise shower not really suitable other than for children. Lots of indoor space for large parties to divide up. Lots of parking. Obviously the owners are developing the property from its former guesthouse status - look forward to seeing further changes. Sadly let down by shoddy cleaning, there was a lot of dust , cobwebs and ?? droppings in the back sitting room that had obviously been sitting for some time, and on arrival, felt that beds had been thrown together, and could have been neater to make initial impression nicer. Also all the furniture was shoved against the walls which was a bit strange, ten minutes doing a quick tidy, including gathering in coasters which were everywhere, did the trick, but I think I would have felt let down if that was how my property was being presented. Ideal location to walk into Ambleside for shops and restaurants .- Marjorie, July 2021
Thank you for your considered feedback, which we very much value. We do strive to keep the kitchen equipment well stocked, the hand whisk must have gone on a holiday of its own (obviously we will replace it)! We are dismayed to hear that the cleaning was not up to standard, please accept our sincere apologies. We passed your comments on to the owner of the cleaning company that we use, she also sends her apologies. As you note we continue to invest in the property, the next big change is the replacement of the majority of the windows (to match those in the kitchen) in early 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner
“We all had a lovely stay at Far Nook.”
The location was perfect. The accommodation was refurbished to a very high standard with gorgeous bathrooms I should be very grateful if the owner could replace the well used mattress in the king size bedroom near the kitchen. Hope to stay there again in 2023 if the price is reasonable.- Patsy, July 2021
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Far Nook and do hope to welcome you back in 2023. Thank you for alerting us to the mattress, we will arrange to have it replaced during our next maintenance session in September. Property Owner
“Having stayed in similar cottages I was disappointed with the cleanliness in the kitchen regarding cutlery, plates etc, which was disappointing considering there was a dishwasher in the kitchen.”
Also some of the facilities were not well maintained, ie items missing, like curtain hook, scales not working presumably due to lack of new batteries etc.- Jennifer, May 2021
"Dear Mrs Maxwell, Please accept our sincere apologies that the kitchen cleanliness was not up to the standard we strive to provide and that guests should expect. We very much value feedback as we have never had problems with dirty crockery or cutlery before, we had assumed that the dishwasher would ensure their cleanliness. We have added the task of checking the crockery/cutlery cleanliness to the weekly checklist that our cleaners perform. Regarding the kitchen scales: we had changed most batteries ahead of being allowed guests again in May, this is a pure mea culpa - I missed that one. We do hope that despite these mishaps you had a wonderful time exploring all the Lake District has to offer. Property Owner
“'Far Nook' was far beyond our expectations.”
The rooms were cosy but luxurious. All fittings were of very high quality and tasteful. I didn't want to leave. The layout of the house was spacious and practical. I want to buy it!- Mrs Smalley, Nov 2019
“Far Nook is one of the best properties we’ve stayed in Perfect position.”
Very spacious. The newly renovated bathrooms are lovely.- Dr Kilding, Aug 2019
“Superb cottage with the right attention to detail - great kitchen & enough bathrooms for the number of guests staying.”
Great location & a lovely garden.- Mr Catterall, Aug 2019
- Over 2 floors
- 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suite facilities, 1 x twin with en suite, 1 x double, family bathroom, 4th ground floor WC, lounge, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, sun room, garden with furnished patio, shed and private parking.
- Detached Lakeland cottage, Gas central heating, Log burning stove, Range cooker with 2 electric ovens and gas hob, Dishwasher, Fridge and freezer, Washing machine and tumble dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi, SMART TV, including access to Netflix, Mature garden with patio and patio furniture (small pond, so small children will need to be supervised), Sun room, Convenient location 5 minutes' walk to village centre, Private parking for five cars, Bed linen and towels provided.
Far Nook is a beautifully presented, traditional, stone built Lakeland house set in attractive gardens, within convenient and level walking distance of Ambleside village and with ample parking for a number of cars. Beautifully finished to a very high standard the property offers high quality accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is ideally suited to special occasions, social gatherings and family holidays. Gather socially in front of the cosy log burning stove in the elegant lounge, enjoy a drink in the beautiful gardens or relax in the TV lounge. The house retains many of the original features from cornicing, parquet floors, a beautiful staircase and Arts and Crafts fireplaces.The bustling village of Ambleside is just a five minute walk away and offers a great selection of local bars, restaurants and cafes along with a great range of local shops many selling local produce. Returning to Far Nook you will find a well-appointed kitchen that is the perfect place to prepare everything from a great Lakeland breakfast to a fantastic dinner to share with family or friends. Situated in the heart of the Lake District there are a myriad walks from the door, follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth and enjoy an afternoon stroll to Grasmere, the more adventurous might head out onto Fairfield Horseshoe a favourite of many a Lakeland Fell walker and if you believe a little effort deserves a reward why not watch sunset from the top of the nearby Loughrigg Fell! == Accommodation in detail Enter Far Nook from the driveway and the hall way leads to a cosy TV lounge, an elegant lounge ideal for every occasion, with a large bay window with views to the garden and a log burning stove. The kitchen is well appointed with plenty of work surfaces and storage. The range cooker offers five gas hobs and double electric oven and is the ideal place to prepare everything from a hearty breakfast to Christmas Dinner! The dining table has views out to Loughrigg through bi-fold doors and a picture window facing Wansfell. The large ground floor king size bedroom offers a welcoming retreat at the end of the day and it is complemented with an ensuite shower room, including walk in rainfall shower. The property is bright and airy throughout but this is especially so in the generous south facing sunroom which is the ideal spot to enjoy a good book or the weekend newspapers. There is an additional guest toilet on the ground floor. Heading upstairs there are a further three bedrooms. The dual aspect king size master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and a twin bedroom, with views to the garden, has an ensuite bathroom. Finally, there is a comfortable double bedroom and adjacent family bathroom with rainfall shower over the bath. All bedrooms have a TV with built in DVD player.The gardens wrap around the south corner of the property and mature planting provides privacy. With lawns, herbaceous borders, shrubs, trees, a small pond with a water feature this really is a beautiful place to sit and relax or to enjoy a BBQ on a summer's evening. A summer house provides shelter for those warm days with an occasional rain shower! To the front of the property, within the grounds, there is parking for three cars and an additional three cars could also be parked on the driveway if required. To the rear of the property there is a lockable shed that is available for guests to use to store mountain bikes or canoes. Location This large Ambleside self-catering house enjoys a wonderful location; set in a large garden despite only a short level stroll from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops, cinema and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Larger groups or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore. For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available. By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining - all just a stroll from your doorstep! The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead .
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.
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