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Squirrel Bank

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042925)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Wendy

    “As regular visitors to the lakes, Squirrel Bank is our favourite place to stay.”

    A lovely comfortable apartment in a great location.

    A lovely comfortable apartment in a great location.

    - Wendy, April 2024


  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Bluetooth speaker, Smart TV with FreeSat, on demand and DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • One small well-behaved dog
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Good properties for two are always sought after and we feel that Squirrel Bank will make a popular venue for couples. The property was fully refurbished in 2017 to provide a contemporary and spacious apartment, ideally located in the quiet residential area known as 'The Falls'. Ambleside's many facilities are within easy walking distance down the hill - excellent local shopping, two cinemas, bowling, tennis and mini golf - no need to use the car when eating out, or visiting the pub, or for the many days walking that are to be enjoyed in the area. The Fairfield Horseshoe, Wansfell and Loughrigg Fell are immediately to hand whilst for easier rambles you could explore 'under Loughrigg' towards Rydal or walk through Ambleside village to the head of Windermere for cruises on the lake. Accommodation: Squirrel Bank takes up all the upper floor of this Lakeland stone building - formerly part of the bobbin mill, which stood on the banks of Stock Ghyll beck. A few steps lead up to the covered entrance porch and front door. Small inner hall has stairs to the upper floor and main hallway.Comfortable sitting/dining room has a high-pitched ceiling and feature window offering panoramic views across to Loughrigg (large smart TV with Freesat/on demand, DVD, Bluetooth speaker and free Wi-Fi). Door through to contemporary fitted kitchen. There is one large bedroom with king-size bed and built-in cupboards and a spacious fitted modern bathroom (P-shaped bath with mains shower over, basin, wc and heated towel rail). Gas fired central heating keeps the property cosy in any season. Fitted carpets and karndean flooring throughout. Furnishings are of a contemporary style with co-ordinating decor and fabrics. Outside: Undercover parking for one car in a named space beneath the property. Ambleside village centre is about 1/2 mile distant down pretty, pedestrian Peggy Hill. Walks from the door.

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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