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Superb house In Ambleside; stunning views, spa facilities, private parking, wifi

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Boden Howe in Ambleside, Central Lake District, Cumbria, England - Uniquely Situated Overhanging Ambleside, 2 Minutes Walk To Village

Boden Howe is perfectly situated on a peaceful, elevated terrace with uninterrupted views of the town and fells. There is no vehicular access to the property but this adds to the uniqueness of the house. Outdoor seating is provided both at the front and rear of the house and ample parking is available nearby. A complimentary leisure pass is provided for use at the Salutation Hotel less than 100 yds away. Boden Howe is stylishly furnished and maintained to a high standard by its local owners who are on hand should you require their services at any time.

Helen Metcalfe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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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Ambleside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with bath (shower over), washbasin and toilet, heated towel rail En-suite shower room with toilet, washbasin and shower, heated towel rail
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - en-suite super king room with combined TV/DVD Bedroom 2 - double bed Bedroom 3 - single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Outside: To the rear of the property is a large sloping garden consisting of established shrubs. An area has been levelled to provide a delightful patio area with fell views. Utility Room: Washing machine and drying area for outdoor gear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels, tea towels, oven glove, and dish cloth are provided. For fortnightly stays, a duplicate set of linen is provided.


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Superb house In Ambleside; stunning views, spa facilities, private parking, wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Fabulous view, great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Bowden Howe, which indicates how much we like it. Comfortable accommodation with modern, well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Wonderful views over Ambleside and to the hills beyond. Right in the town centre, so handy for restaurants and shops. Will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Close to mainstreet shops and easy access to walks

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well maintained older home with modern amenities including bathrooms and kitchen. 3 story home with lots of space and sitting areas. Lots to see around Ambleside and walks to do. Lots of great restaurants and supermarkets very close by. Host communication was fantastic and more than willing to assist in any way. Wifi available. Central heating to house was excellent. Overall a fantastic stay in Ambleside and would recommend this high quality property.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Immaculately clean and superb central Ambleside location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for our stay at Boden Howe. We had a superb week and this was much to do with the house where we stayed.

Upon arrival there was a lovely lemon cake to welcome us. The house is in an unbeatable location for access to all the shops and restaurants in Ambleside which with 2 young children was ideal for us. The parking worked out really well and saved all the hassle of having to park on the street. When we arrived we had expected it to be much further than it was from the house to the car and whilst up a steep hill, it is really only a very short way to the house.

The house was immaculately clean, much more so than anywhere we have stayed before. The added bonus was having access to the hotel swimming pool nearby which we used twice after going for long walks in the morning. The kids just loved being able to use the pool. Overall, we would definitely recommend this house. We have since got a new puppy which means sadly we won't be able to stay here again, otherwise we would have rebooked in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem and is a perfect base for both walking in the nearby fells and driving further afield. (The parking turned out to be one of the best features although this was not apparent before we got there.) The owners have covered absolutely all the bases in the remodeling and every detail is perfect. Our visit included sunny warm days as well as rainy cold ones. The house is just big enough to provide private spaces for several people, and it is close to many amiable pubs and the (free) Salutation health club and pool. Since the house is on an elevated terrace, you are greeted by stunning views every morning. In our case, some of the peaks were snow-covered for a few days which made it seem like some 19th century magical place. You have no excuse not to get in shape here, with many options for drinks and supper after exercise. The owners were extremely welcoming and treated us like old friends. After a month in this place, we felt like we were a little bit a part of English village life in one of the best places in the world.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Immaculate home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend this property. It is well maintained, well equipped and in an excellent location for all the amenities of Ambleside.

Customer service was excellent.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester Airport - 2 hours


Two minutes to village amenities

Further Details:

Ambleside boasts a plethora of eateries and pubs and is renowned for its multi-screen cinemas with associated meal deal offers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.52

The tariff displayed for Boden Howe is based on four persons occupying the house. The single bedroom may be used occasionally to accommodate a fifth person depending on composition of party and will incur an extra charge of £15 per night

Short breaks are available during low season at £100 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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