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Helen Metcalfe

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Superb Lakeland house with stunning views, WiFi, Spa Membership

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Ambleside House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 4. 2 bathrooms, dining room, lounge, kitchen, village

Situated in an elevated setting overhanging picturesque Ambleside, yet only a minute's stroll from the centre, Boden Howe provides superb luxury accommodation for 4 people and boasts unrivalled views. This traditional Lakeland house comprises of entrance hall, superb dining room with large picture window, extensively equipped kitchen with separate larder and granite worktops and access to large cellar suitable for storing outdoor equipment. The sumptuous lounge is situated on the first floor with more panoramic views from the bay window, together with a double bedroom overlooking the sloping garden, and separate bathroom. The luxurious super king en-suite bedroom is situated on the second floor, again with breathtaking views! There is also a single bedroom on this floor. There is no vehicular access to Boden Howe but private car parking is available close by, secure if required. Complimentary admission to Salutation Hotel leisure club facilities (100 mtrs from house).

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Metcalfe (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Why Helen Metcalfe chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Boden Howe and the three other houses on this unique terrace were built by my forebears and subsequently each occupied by a family member. My father was born in 'No 1' in 1920 and moved into 'No 2' ( Boden Howe) following his uncle's death in 1961. This was my parents' home until I inherited it in 2007. We have successfully let the house over the past 5 years and many guests feel it exceeds expectation.

What makes this house unique

We believe Boden Howe has one of the best uninterrupted panoramic views in Ambleside. The proximity to village amenities is without doubt a huge advantage to guests and this combination of views and convenience appears to be its major attraction.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another fantastic holiday in the Lakes; walked most days and spent many happy evenings in Ambleside.

Thank you, Helen, for the 'loan' of Boden Howe we have been very comfortable as usual (3rd year running) and in such a wonderful location.
Nov 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
Superb Lakeland house with stunning views, WiFi, Spa Membership
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Perfect in every way...

  • 5 of 5

From booking Boden Howe to vacating the property, we were completely satisfied with both our accommodations and our interactions with our hosts. The home is thoroughly updated and impeccably maintained yet retains its Cumbrian charm. The water is hot, the showers are strong, the beds are comfortable, the environs are quiet despite the in-town location (everything is in walking distance), the WiFi is fast, the kitchen is well equipped, the views are amazing--in sum, pretty much ideal.

The parking space, which is a short distance from the property, has the advantage of being safely out of the way of competing traffic--easy in-and-out.

We didn't use the spa passes that are included.

A few caveats (but not criticisms): while the washing machine works fine, there is no clothes drier. A drying rack and an outside clothes line are provided; the pathway from the street to the residence is quite steep, and the unit has 3 floors--so guests who find steep climbs or stairs difficult to negotiate will be challenged here.

The Metcalfs are friendly, experienced proprietors. We found them completely accommodating, earnest, and welcoming. Based on our June 2016 stay, one couldn't find a better arrangement or a better locale from which to explore the region.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

awesome views, very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

Boden Howe was a lovely place to stay. Parking, although not directly 'onsite' was less then a 5 min walk away and was easy to get in and out of town. The house is a 5 min walk to the bus stop for easy access to the rest of the Lake District. 20 min walk to the Ferry. Plenty of nice pubs and restaurants in walking distance as well as supermarkets to utilise the well equipped kitchen. views from all 3 levels were superb as we watched the fog come in and out or the airforce plans zoom past or even walkers ascend the hills opposite

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

A very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Boden Howe is a very comfortable and immaculate house. It is located conveniently near shops and restaurants in the centre of Ambleside, in a quiet elevated terrace with beautiful views over the surrounding fells and the village itself. The house is very spacious and is equipped with everything you might need, including plenty of crockery, a wide range of cooking equipment, a dishwasher and washing machine, bedding and towels. There are three good bedrooms, so our two children were able to have separate rooms, plus a a seating area in the dining room as well as the lounge, so we could all find space for ourselves. A real bonus was the free access to the leisure club and swimming pool at the nearby Salutation Hotel. The children swam every day, and for them this really enhanced the holiday. Steve, the friendly owner, dropped by on our first day to check that everything was OK and to clean the already clean windows. Overall, we had a great week. Boden Howe is certainly one of the best holiday houses we've ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Beautiful house in a very central position.

  • 5 of 5

We can recommend the house and ist surroundings. Very central and Ambleside

is a pretty Little village.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Boden Howe is a delightful and beautiful "home awa

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled to the UK for decades and rented holiday cottages and this is the best of the best! The location gave us privacy, yet was minutes away from the village center. Steve and Helen Metcalf created an updated and beautiful cottage and live in Ambleside. They were most gracious hosts. They made our vacation a total pleasure. We highly recommend Boden Howe.

Phil and Geraldine Barrons, Detroit Michigan USA

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Superb self catering cottage in Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

We came to Boden Howe in May 2011 and because the cottage was so well placed for visiting Ambleside with a variety of shops, varied restaurants and 2 cinemas we booked again to stay in Boden Howe this year. The decor of the cottage is very tasteful and clean and all amenities are provided so that self catering is no problem as the 2 small supermarkets are less than 5 minutes walk away. Having breakfast in the dining room or sitting in the comfortable lounge with such a spectacular view is really memorable with the sky constantly changing - especially when we saw snow in May on the surrounding hills then brilliant sunshine!

This all helped to convince us that we will be back to visit Boden Howe again next year - thanks for everything - Helen and Steve!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Car: not necessary

Of all the towns and villages in the Lake District Ambleside in unique. It is here the walking enthusiast may buy all they need for the hills in any one of a galaxy of outdoor shops and, so equipped,

start out directly up the slopes on which the village is built. Wansfell soars above the town; it's summit views stretching the length of Windermere, on to the Fairfield and Kentmere Horseshoe skylines and out towards Ingleborough. Between its sprawling flanks and Red Screes is Stock Ghyll, a rift channelling an eponymous beck over waterfalls and on into the village, underneath Bridge House and eventually merging with the River Rothay.

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Rates & Availability

Ambleside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 24 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
High Season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
Peak Season
Oct 23 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
Low Season
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$132
From
$158
Thu,Fri,Sat
$685
 
 
Low season
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$132
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
LOW SEASON
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
$685
 
 
MIDDLE SEASON
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$816
 
 
LOW EASON
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
From
$158
Thu,Fri,Sat
$685
 
 
HIGH SEASON PLUS
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,007
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
PEAK SEASON
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
HIGH SEASON PLUS
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,047
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
HIGH SEASON
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$915
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
LOW SEASON
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$132
$685
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 
 
PEAK SEASON
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
$1,178
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132

A deposit of £100 is required to secure each booking, with the balance payable four weeks prior to commencement of holiday

NB: THE RENTAL PERIOD FOR BODEN HOWE WILL BECOME SUNDAY TO SUNDAY FOR BOOKINGS FROM 10 AUGUST 2014

WEEKEND BREAK 5TH-7TH SEPTEMBER (2NIGHTS) £350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ambleside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: Bed can be unzipped to form two separate single mattresses with single duvets.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The complimentary leisure facilities are 100 mtrs away at The Salutation Hotel and are UNLIMITED (7.30 a.m. - 9.30 p.m.)

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