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Idle Mill 1

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041548)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Neal

    “Idle Mill is in a fantastic location with everything on your doorstep from walks to shops to bars and great restaurants”

    - Neal, November 2023


  • Over 1 floor
  • 2 x bedrooms; 2 x super king size with hairdryers (1 zip link-please specify on booking), 2 x en suite bathrooms, open plan lounge / kitchen / diner,
  • Breathtaking panoramic 'bird's eye' views
  • Gas central heating
  • Contemporary gas fire
  • Central village setting
  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer/dryer in utility room
  • Electric oven
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave and dishwasher
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Lavazza coffee machine (there will be some pods provided on arrival)
  • Glass viewing balcony
  • Riverside seating
  • Parking permit for 1 in nearby SLDC car park
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available on request.

The property

Contemporary Ambleside living at its finest; classy, convenient, 5 star luxurious and boasting enviable views from rooms and balcony. Idle Mill is a handsome Lakeland stone mill building, adjoining the Flying Fleece Inn in the heart of Ambleside. The elite location is only surpassed by the quality of self-catering accommodation in this two bedroom property; spectacular oak floors, decadent bedrooms, contemporary stove and unforgettable views through floor-to-ceiling windows. If you're looking for sophisticated 5 star accommodation, in the vibrant centre of this adorable Lake District village, you've found it. == Accommodation in detail A glass bridge crosses the river to the entrance, where seating is available at the water's edge. Entrance leads to first floor,Entrance to spectacular open-plan living area, with oak floor, luxurious furnishings and far-reaching views through full-length windows. Contemporary feature stove, viewing balcony and dining space adjacent to the high-gloss kitchen. Both double bedrooms have their own luxurious bathrooms and fabulous views. Master double features a 6-foot wide bed. Location Vibrant Ambleside presents the more cosmopolitan end of Lake District village life, and a superb location for a self-catering holiday. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle! Brimming with acclaimed restaurants, mouth-watering delicatessens, traditional Lakeland pubs and the elegance and activities of the Windermere lake shore, it's a place to really taste Lake District living. You're surrounded by quintessential Lakeland stone, characterful shopping streets and points of historic interest, as well as being at the hub of Lake District walking and outdoor activity. You'll find numerous spectacular walking routes in the immediate area, and for exploring further afield you're only seconds from the main route through the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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.