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First Floor Apartment With Private Parking Set In Four Acres Of Gardens

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - Peaceful Location, Short Stroll To Lake Shore And 10 Minutes Walk To Ambleside Centre.

Set in four acres of pretty gardens with its own private parking space, this traditional lakeland stone property has two bedrooms (a double and a twin), living room, dining kitchen and bathroom. Being a first floor apartment, it is accessed via a private external staircase with its own bench positioned directly outside the front door from where the views of the gardens and variety of wildlife can be enjoyed. The large original Georgian windows in the living room and both bedrooms frame the picture perfect views of Loughrigg Fell and beyond. The location is hard to beat, being just a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere and Waterhead where there are restaurants, shops, cafes, a pub serving great food and of course the lakeland steamers offering cruises to the many towns located around the lake. The bustling centre of Ambleside is just an easy flat ten minutes walk away and there are endless walks from the doorstep (maps for which are provided in the apartment's info pack). Our normal changeover day is Friday. Please enquire about the possibility of short breaks.

Jon Hitchin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2017

About Jon Hitchin

Jon Hitchin

Jon Hitchin purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jon Hitchin chose Windermere & Central Lakes

We bought the property because of its fantastic location - a stone's throw from Lake Windermere and a ten minute walk to the centre of Ambleside. Whilst the area can be very busy with lots going on, the apartment is very peaceful being in its own grounds of about four acres.

There is so much to do. Our children love it there - within walking distance of the apartment are a park, mini golf, tennis, two cinemas, an indoor play centre, a climbing wall and boats to hire on Lake Windermere. Brockholes is only a five minute drive away with its adventure playground and tree top adventure course. There are lots more activities in the area and there are lots of opportunities for walking around Ambleside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wetherlam combines the best of both worlds - a wonderfully peaceful location in splendid grounds but surprisingly close to local amenities and transport links. A 5 minute stroll through Borrans Park to Waterhead takes you to the steamer pier and buses to all major towns and villages in the area. Turn the other way for Ambleside and its many shops, cafes and pubs. For keen walkers there is an abundance of possibilities. The apartment is light, airy and very comfortable with splendid views. In all a delightful place to stay and enjoy the Lakes - Mr F, 12/6/13

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ambleside and found the apartment spacious, clean and well-maintained. The kitchen is well stocked. Good location being within east walking distance of Ambleside and great not needing to use the car. The children took advantage of the outside space - Mr & Mrs H, 3/6/13
May 2013
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Lots within 10 minutes walk
Car: not necessary


Manchester Airport is around two hours drive away. There is a train station approximately three miles away and there are bus services to the surrounding towns and lakes. Detailed directions will be emailed to guests.


Waterhead is a few minutes stroll from the apartment. Ambleside is a ten minutes walk away and Windermere is about three miles away. Coniston, Grasmere, Keswick, Ullswater and Hawkshead are all within half an hour's drive.

Further Details:

There is a Tesco Express, Spar and Co-op in the centre of Ambleside. If in the car, there is a Booths supermarket three miles away in Windermere. There is a Post Office, Barclays and Nat West along with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants in the centre of Ambleside.


Ambleside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modern white bathroom with wc, shower over bath and heated towel rail, shaving point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: The property is accessed by an external private staircase leading to the front door. Sorry no pets or smokers. Outside: The apartment is in four acres of grounds which it shares with eight other apartments. The gardens have several benches to sit and admire the views of the surrounding mountains. There is also a wooded area and plenty of wildlife, in particular deer. The apartment has its own bench outside the front door from which the views of the gardens can be enjoyed. The nearby Lake Windermere comes into view on the stroll down the property's driveway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned before all guests arrive. Fresh bed linen is provided. Guests are asked to bring their own towels.


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First Floor Apartment With Private Parking Set In Four Acres Of Gardens
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Very pleasent

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped flat with lots of local information.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, homely.

  • 5 of 5

Our week at this apartment was lovely. The place was perfectly equipped for our family of 4. The location was great with access to walks, boats and easy driving to nearby towns and other amazing areas. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Great place great location

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Superb location

  • 5 of 5

Cosy and comfortable accomodation to explore this astonishing area. Looking forward to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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The apartment was well stocked and very comfortable; the washing machine was fantastic! Well located

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wetherlam - a lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week and found the apartment to be clean, cosy, warm and well located. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms are fine (the bathroom a little small and we didn't particularly like the 'fire-escape' steps especially when wet up to the apartment but that was the only downside and it was clear from the website that this was the access route). Would very possibly stay again if wanting a week in Ambleside - it is really exceptional value.

With a 3 year old we loved Wray Castle & Allan Crag, Grasmere - both National Trust and fantastic fun if weather isn't great. Eating out would recommend Dodds in the evening (although lunch was very average) and Homeground in Windemere is fab (closed Wednesday). Chesters by the river at Skelwith Bridge is also great for cake and there is a nice low level walk along the river to Elterwater - ideal with little ones.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.56

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking to secure the reservation.
The balance of the rental charge is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period. For bookings made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental period, full payment is required to secure the reservation.
A security deposit of £100 is required to be paid with the balance of the rental charge. This will be returned in full within 10 days after the end of the rental period if no breakages/damage have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday. Guests must arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am. It may be possible to accommodate requests for flexibilty on changeover subject to availability- please enquire. Short breaks considered.

Notes on prices:
Please enquire for prices for short breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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