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Idle Mill 2

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042186)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Review(s)

  • Annette

    “First class accommodation.”

    Can’t fault it. We will definitely be returning. Thanks very much for lending us your beautiful home ☺️

    Can’t fault it. We will definitely be returning. Thanks very much for lending us your beautiful home ☺️

    - Annette, March 2024


  • 2 super king size bedrooms with hairdryers (1 zip link, can be made up as twin on request), both with en-suites with power showers and double ended bath
  • Open plan living space with kitchen and dining area.
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob
  • microwave
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher
  • washer/dryer
  • Lavazza coffee machine (there will be some pods provided on arrival)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for 1 vehicle
  • Riverside seating
  • Pubs and shops nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cot and highchair available on request.

The property

5 star Ambleside accommodation at its finest and most fabulous, with penthouse views from rooms and viewing balcony. Idle Mill is a traditional mill building, displaying a handsome combination of Lakeland stone and glass. It adjoins the acclaimed Flying Fleece Inn at the beating heart of vibrant Ambleside. The quality of self-catering accommodation in this two bedroom property is rightly rated with 5 stars; elegant oak floors, modern technology, decadent bedrooms, contemporary woodburner and far-reaching views through floor-to-ceiling windows. If you're looking for a real treat in the sought-after centre of this vibrant Lake District village, this is 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 the penthouse level. Entrance to spectacular open-plan living area, with oak floor, sumptuous furnishings and fabulous views through full-length windows. Contemporary feature woodburning stove, viewing balcony and dining space adjacent to the designer kitchen. Both double bedrooms have their own luxurious bathrooms and far-reaching views. Master double features a 6-foot wide bed and elegant French fireplace. Location Vibrant Ambleside is quite the cosmopolitan Lake District village, drenched with traditional charm but perfect for the more sophisticated or perhaps romantic self-catering holiday. The centre is full of fabulous restaurants, tempting delicatessens, friendly Lakeland pubs and bars, and an excellent cinema for rainy days or relaxed nights. Stroll a few minutes to the lake shore at Waterhead Pier, where you can catch a steamer cruise all the way to Bowness or Lakeside. Ambleside is a famed gathering place for walkers and hikers, and there's no shortage of kit, camaraderie and advice in the many specialist outdoor shops on the high street. You'll find some of the Lake District's best-loved routes begin very close by - great for keen walkers or walking groups. If you're looking to travel throughout the Lakes, you'll find drives are simple and manageable from Ambleside's convenient location on the A591.

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.