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High View

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041263)

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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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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Accuracy of the listing - as in many instances with online bookings, the pictures posted online make the rooms appear bigger than they are in reality: Cleanliness - generally good but all the windows could do with a really thorough clean, they are very smeared and dirty in places.”

    In addition, a lot of the white bed linen (e.g. duvet covers) had some stains which appeared to result from where they had been pegged out on a washing line; Comfort - the accommodation felt a little unloved and in need of some TLC (i.e. missing pictures, lack of cushions etc), all of which detracted from the character of the property. Not sure if this was down to COVID restrictions or a choice by Sykes; Facilities - the garden was a major plus, nice to enjoy a drink and/or food on the terrace ...

    In addition, a lot of the white bed linen (e.g. duvet covers) had some stains which appeared to result from where they had been pegged out on a washing line; Comfort - the accommodation felt a little unloved and in need of some TLC (i.e. missing pictures, lack of cushions etc), all of which detracted from the character of the property. Not sure if this was down to COVID restrictions or a choice by Sykes; Facilities - the garden was a major plus, nice to enjoy a drink and/or food on the terrace patio furniture. However, there are two areas which definitely need looking into by Sykes: (1) the bottom oven and grill do not work on the cooker. It was lucky the top oven worked otherwise we would have struggled with preparing hot meals. (2) the water temperature throughout the property constantly changes and is potentially dangerous. For instance, a running tap or shower can change from cold/tepid to scalding hot water in a split second, which could be an issue if someone was to burn themselves badly, particularly if using the shower. The water pressure is also patchy, moving from fully flowing to a trickle without rhyme or reason. Value for money - our stay was enjoyable despite some of the points noted above. However, for the amount paid it did not feel like value for money. I can appreciate Ambleside is a honeypot and therefore prices will be higher than the norm, but this felt overpriced for the product on offer.

    - Mr Williams, September 2021

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The property

Located in its elevated position, High View benefits from its convenient location in Ambleside Village and also superb views over Ambleside, to Loughrigg Fell and the mountains that surround the village. This traditional Victorian Lakeland Slate terrace house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm to offer great accommodation in an excellent location just a few minutes walk from a great selection of shops, bars and eateries. The cottage is presented with its lounge and kitchen/diner on the ground floor, accompanied by a useful utility room. On the first floor is the first of the three bedrooms, a king size, and a choice of the family bathroom or smart shower room. On the second floor there is a choice of another king size bedroom or a double room. Lake Windermere is an easy ten minute walk from the cottage and there are a fantastic range of walks from the village which allows visitors to abandon their car for a week and to relax and enjoy the Lake District right from the doorstep. This great cottage is ideal for family or friends to relax and enjoy a great holiday whatever the time of year. Accommodation in detail From the parking space directly in front of the cottage, steps lead to the front door which opens to a bright and welcoming sitting room with comfortable sofas arranged around the fireplace and in the corner a TV. From the bay window there are far reaching views above the town and the surrounding area. To the rear of the cottage there is a stylish kitchen/dinner that offers a great place to gather with friends and family to plan the day or head or to socialise over dinner. The contemporary, well-appointed kitchen has everything you could need during your stay and includes a fridge/freezer, gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher and is equipped to a high standard. Stairs climb to the first floor and the first of the cottages three bedrooms, a pretty king size room, again benefiting from the beautiful views and across the landing there is a spacious and luxurious family bathroom with feature bath with shower attachment. The bathroom is complemented by a smart shower room with large walk-in shower and both include basin and WC. The final flight of stairs take you to the top of the house on the second floor and the final two bedrooms. To the front is a lovely double room that offers probably the best view in the whole of Ambleside that does not require the need for a pair of walking boots and to the rear a bright and airy twin room. Returning downstairs, to the rear of the property, across the shared alley, steps rise to a terraced garden with a patio area where you will find a bistro table and chairs, ideal for a morning coffee or a glass of wine and a gate at the rear of the garden allows direct access on to the footpath to Wansfell and the surrounding viewpoints. Please note, there is no fixed boundary between the private gardens and it is on a slope. Location High View is located in a quiet side street in the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of the 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 and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Friends 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 which is 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.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with fireplace and TV.
  • Gas central heating, living flame gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Terraced patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a few minutes stroll.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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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