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Take Five

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041261)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Tim

    “An excellent property, well situated for the lakes and had all the facilities required for a great stay.”

    Enjoyable seeing all the wildlife around the property when relaxing after a days walking.

    Enjoyable seeing all the wildlife around the property when relaxing after a days walking.

    - Tim, March 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with Juliet balcony, en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double (This is a zip link bed & will be a double unless requested as twins), 1 x first floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with TV and French windows to patio
  • Utility, cloakroom with WC
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Babies and Children welcome please note no Cot or High Chair available - please provide your own.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Large patio with outdoor dining furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub just a few minutes walk

The property

If contemporary living is what you are looking for then look no further than Take Five which is one of six properties that make up the impressive Lesketh How development. This high quality, architect designed, property offers super accommodation, in a great location with a calm and cool finish which is complemented with a wall of glass that allows the light to flood in and to immerse guests in the stunning scenery that surrounds. The large open plan living space runs from a sleek modern kitchen with island unit, a large family dining table ideal for celebration dinners, to the sitting area from which large French doors open onto a spacious semi-circular patio with glass balustrade, making the cottage ideal whatever the time of year. The master suite, with luxury ensuite shower room offers double height floor to ceiling windows looking across to Loughrigg and the neighbouring fells and it is complemented by two further bedrooms and a smart family bathroom. Located just a few minutes walk of the hustle, bustle, shops and bars of the village of Ambleside, lovely views from just about every room, and easy access to walks (the iconic “Fairfield Horseshoe” walk goes past the front door!) and mountain bike routes of all standards. The village centre of Ambleside is just a five-minute walk from the cottage with a great array of local shops, popular restaurants and cafes and welcoming Lakeland pubs. Lake Windermere is a mile from the cottage and walks of all standards abound. Accommodation in Detail The front door of Take Five opens to the inner hallway with plenty of hooks and racks for coats and boots and a bench where you can sit to take of your outdoor gear. From the hallway the light draws you to the open plan living space. A floor to ceiling glass wall allows the light to flood in and large French windows open to allow you to step straight onto the patio to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding hills. Stepping back in side there is a welcoming sitting area with comfortable sofa and armchairs arranged just so that you can benefit from the views during the day or to relax in front of the TV in the evening. The large dining table is ideal for everything from a celebration dinner with friends to a relaxing, lazy breakfast with the weekend papers. The superb kitchen features a large island unit with breakfast bar which adds to the social aspect of the room and the well-appointed kitchen includes electric induction hob and double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freeze, Nespresso coffee machine and all equipped to the highest possible standard. A utility room is set off the kitchen and includes a, washing machine/tumble drier and a cloak room WC. Back along, the hallway, the stairs rise to the first floor and from the landing the views are accentuated with floor to ceiling windows that offer beautiful snapshots of the ever-changing scenery beyond. The master suite offers an unrivalled view across the valley and the double height floor to ceiling wall of glass reaches high to the vaulted roof line above and on a summers morning the Juliet balcony is a real treat. The master suite is presented with a welcoming king size bed and complemented by a luxurious shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Along the landing there is a choice of two further bedrooms; the first can be presented as either a king size or a twin bedded room (please specify your choice when booking) and the final bedroom is presented with a double bed. These two bathrooms share the use of a superb family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. To the front of the property the large semi-circular balcony faces south and west and is a real suntrap benefiting from sun throughout the day and long into the summer evenings. Furnished with outdoor dinning furniture this is a lively place to relax on a summer’s afternoon over lunch, gins and fizz in the evening, or freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning. There are two allocated, private parking spaces for the property, however there is no further parking on site and a third vehicle would need to be parked in the village (instructions available in the property). One Well behaved Dog accepted Location This Ambleside self-catering house enjoys a wonderful location and only a short level stroll from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops, cinema and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Larger groups or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore. For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available. By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining - all just a stroll from your doorstep! The A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead .

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas