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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040958)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Paul

    “This is the second time we have stayed at Scarfell and the improvement with the new windows since our last visit was very welcoming.”

    (just need to replace the front bedroom ones now). We had a small problem with the shower in the main bathroom not shutting off. Overall we enjoyed our stay again and would return without hesitation as it's in a perfect position for walkers.

    (just need to replace the front bedroom ones now). We had a small problem with the shower in the main bathroom not shutting off. Overall we enjoyed our stay again and would return without hesitation as it's in a perfect position for walkers.

    - Paul, March 2024

    Thank you for this feedback. We are sorry to read about the water not shutting off in the bathroom. Unfortunately, as we were not aware of this during your stay we didn't have the opportunity to rectify this for you. We have now arranged for our maintenance team to investigate this ahead of future guests. We are glad that you appreciated the improvements made so far and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner


  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with baisn and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven and electric hob
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, phone for incoming calls and BT charge card facility
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car, 1 additional Visitor parking space
  • Only one well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk
  • Shop 4 mins walk.

The property

If you're looking for a little taste of Lakeland grandeur, this fabulous apartment might just fit the bill. Only a stone's throw from the heart of Ambleside village, Scafell is a spacious apartment within a magnificent 16th century gentleman's residence. Blissful peace and quiet, enormous Georgian windows with fabulous fell views, elegant living space and formal dining area... it's hard to believe such a gracious retreat is so close to all the amenities of Ambleside village. Ample bathroom facilities for both bedrooms, providing flexible accommodation to suit families, couples or friends. 1 pet dog is welcome, and they'll be well walked with an abundance of routes beginning in the area. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car right outside the property. Ground floor private entrance, with space for walking clobber and bikes. An elaborate staircase leads to the scenic first floor apartment. Elegant lounge / dining room, full of light and space and with large Georgian windows and a small viewing balcony. Well-equipped kitchen with views towards the Fairfield Horseshoe. The double bedroom has use of the house bathroom with shower over bath, while the twin bedroom has an en-suite shower room. Location A self-catering apartment in Ambleside provides a perfect base for a Lake District holiday - you'll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery and close to Lake Windermere, but you'll also enjoy the convenience of a sophisticated village community on your doorstep. Ambleside is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, reached via the scenic A591 road. Popular for walking holidays in the Lake District, Ambleside is also the most vibrant location in terms of shopping, eating and evening entertainment. Stroll to the lake shore at Waterhead Pier, and you'll be able to take a Windermere Lake cruise to Bowness and Lakeside. It's a great way to explore, soak up the scenery and leave the car behind. We also recommend exploring some of the excellent country pubs near Ambleside, such as the famous Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant - a must for special occasions and only a short drive or taxi ride away. Historic attractions in and around Ambleside include the Armitt museum of local industry, and also one of William Wordsworth's former family homes at Rydal Mount and Gardens - an impressive place to explore.

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.

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