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Pavey Ark

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064428)


Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Alex

    “We loved our stay at Pavey Ark .”

    It was so comfortable and the views were amazing . We will definitely be back . We wouldn’t go anywhere else in Ambleside

    It was so comfortable and the views were amazing . We will definitely be back . We wouldn’t go anywhere else in Ambleside

    - Alex, November 2023

    Thank you very much for your super feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner


  • Ground-floor apartment, access via by lift or stairs
  • One bedroom with superking bed, terrestrial TV and ensuite comprising walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, WC and an integrated blue tooth speaker
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Living/dining room, with corner sofa, Smart TV and DVD player.
  • Electric wall radiators
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electricity included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • There is a private car parking space for the property, for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Travel cot provided
  • No smoking
  • Shops and pubs 300 metres away
  • Note: The path that runs past the patio is shared with the other apartments
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: The property is in an elevated position - it is a steep walk down to the village.

The property

Pavey Ark, Flat 15, The Lakelands, is a wonderful ground-floor apartment, with its own parking space in the heart of the charming Cumbrian village of Ambleside, located at the northern edge of Lake Windermere. Pavey Ark’s elevated position affords splendid views; the view from the apartment is of Loughrigg Fell. Walk to the top for an amazing panorama of the whole area including Ambleside, Lake Windemere, Grasmere, Wansfell Pike, Fairfield Horseshoe, Coniston Fells and the beautiful Langdale Valley. There are many walks from the doorstep with a range of length and difficulty. For experienced walkers with full kit, good weather and long daylight hours the mighty Fairfield Horseshoe can be walked from the doorstep. There is a modern fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table for four and an inviting living room with a comfortable corner sofa and Smart TV - perfect for relaxing after a day’s exploring. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the surrounding area while dining alfresco on the property's private patio. The bedroom has a superking bed, with TV and ensuite, comprising: walk in shower, basin, toilet, underfloor heating, mirror and Bluetooth speaker. There is a second bathroom, with bath, basin and toilet, heated towel rail and mirror. Disabled access: The apartment can be accessed internally by stairs or by lift with one step up to the corridor leading to the apartment. The shower has a step up to enter. Discover the busy village of Ambleside and its many attractions, including the Armitt Museum and Library, Bridge House, Roman fort, Stock Ghyll Force and at Waterhead Pier you can board a ferry to a number of other destinations on Lake Windemere including Wray Castle. From the apartment, there is convenient access to the village down a short, steep path. Here you will find a number of convenience stores, bakeries, a chemist, cafes, pubs, bike hire, a bookshop, a cinema and plenty of outdoor gear shops. There are lots of restaurants including Zeffirellis, The Old Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchen and Misto. Pop into Swim the Lakes and book an outdoor guided wild swim. Further afield (4 miles) Windermere is an essential stop when staying in Ambleside. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of shops and restaurants and try a variety of watersports on Windermere and perhaps climb Orrest Head as lauded by Wainwright. Grasmere (4 miles) offers an opportunity to visit Wordsworth Grasmere and the National Trust site of Allan Bank or hike along the Grasmere Waterfall Walkways. From Grasmere you can also access Rydal - step in Wordsworth's shoes at Rydal Mount & Gardens or enjoy Rydal Water and walk along the stepping stones in Rydal Cave. Make memories at your Lake District base, Pavey Ark.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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