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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1139594)


Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Susan

    “Blind on window next to door needed.”

    ....we used to leave boiler room door open to block it for some privacy.

    ....we used to leave boiler room door open to block it for some privacy.

    - Susan, July 2024


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, CD player, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, Lake Windermere 1 mile
  • Note: No children; this is an adult-only property
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior

The property

Swallowdale is a charming, ground-floor apartment, situated in the lovely town of Ambleside, a tranquil base only a short distance from the bustling town centre. With such a perfect location for exploring the Lake District National Park, Swallowdale is an ideal dwelling for a couple, looking for a getaway to Cumbria. Park off-road and take the few steps to enter into the main entrance hall, with storage for your outdoor gear and a handy drying cupboard. Go further inside to find your spacious and immaculately decorated sitting room with dining area; sit and relax in this cheerful space while planning your next day’s activities, or enjoy a hearty meal at the dining table, over a glass of fizz; the kitchen is amply fitted with a great selection of amenities to cater to your culinary needs. Step through the attractive, French doors with a book and a drink, then relax in the sunshine on your private patio; watch the sun set over the distant fells and explore further into the shared gardens which offer magnificent views to the Fairfield Horseshoe. Rest up in the well-appointed, plush double bedroom and make use of the spacious storage, after taking a relaxing soak in the bath or a soothing shower. Ambleside is a small, yet bustling town nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park and is the perfect spot from which to tour the surrounding villages, lakes, and breath-taking countryside. The village offers a selection of tasty eateries and pubs, independent stores, a convenience store for your holiday essentials, and a golf course. If exploring the area on foot appeals to you, forget the car for your entire stay; set off to enjoy the many beautiful, and dramatic walks and trails that make this part of the world so special - whether it’s level, peaceful riverside walks through Rothay Park or a challenging climb to the stunning fells, you will find it close to your doorstep. Why not fill your time by explore the tennis and crown green bowling facilities or catch the latest film at the cinemas? At Windermere, discover an array of watersports, lake cruises, or even try out wild swimming, and hikes through the scenery include those at Todd Cragg, Skafell Pike, and Red Screes. All of this and so much more with a stay at the delightful Swallowdale.

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, including the popular eateries of Misto, Sheila's Cottage, and The Lily Bar. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute