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Apartment In Peaceful Location, Great Views, Short Walk to Lake and Ambleside

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ambleside: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment in Private in Grounds with Parking

On the 2nd floor of a converted traditional stone mansion, this light and comfortable apartment is ideally located between Ambleside and Waterhead at the north end of Lake Windermere. It is a perfect base for walkers, and for exploring all the cultural and sporting attractions of the area. It is close to the wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants and other amenities in Ambleside and Waterhead. You will have a peaceful and comfortable place to sleep, as well as excellent views of sunsets over the fells from the living room.

The accommodation includes two bedrooms (king and double), living room, dining area, kitchen, ensuite bathroom and separate shower room, and allocated parking.

Situated a short walk from the shores of Windermere in a peaceful location on a knoll above Borrans Park, the property is set in over 4 acres of shared garden and mature woodland. The lounge and both bedrooms enjoy lovely views of the fells and Lake Windermere. The garden and visiting wildlife can be seen from the kitchen (deer often come and feed on the garden plants!). It is within walking distance of the amenities of Ambleside and Waterhead and has easy access to a wide variety of walks, both on the fells and along the lakeshore.

The apartment has a shared entrance and internal staircase to the second floor where the landing has space for coats and boots. The door to the apartment opens to an entrance hallway leading to the bedrooms and the living room. There is a double bedroom and a kingsize bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The living room has a flat screen colour Freeview TV, DVD, and HiFi. Both bedrooms and the lounge have views of Loughrigg and the Coniston range, and on a clear day the tips of the Langdale range can also be seen. From the windows there are excellent views of Borrans Park and the north end of Lake Windermere. The dining area has seating for up to four people. The kitchen has a fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, washer/drier, and a seating area for two people to have a coffee while looking down at the garden. The bathroom has a double-ended slipper bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail. The shower room has a shower cubicle, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.

Directly across the road from the property’s grounds there is an entrance to Borrans Park which stretches down to the shores of Lake Windermere and includes the ruins of the Roman fort of Galava.

The location is a walkers’ paradise, but there are plenty of other amenities. It is five minutes walk to Waterhead where there is a pub, restaurant, shops, Windermere Cruises (frequent ferries to other points on Lake Windermere), and boat or kayak hire. Ten minutes walk away is Ambleside itself, the heart of the southern lakes. This lively village boasts a host of cafes, restaurants and shops with walking gear, as well as three cinemas, mini golf, a park, tennis courts, bike hire, an indoor climbing wall, and the Armitt Museum. Slightly further afield in Windermere there is an excellent golf course and a mini golf in Bowness at the edge of the lake. For culture lovers, Blackwell arts and crafts house and garden overlooking Lake Windermere is 7 miles away, and Brantwood – John Ruskin’s house overlooking Coniston water - is 9 miles away, while Dove Cottage – the Wordsworth museum is 4 miles away in Grasmere.

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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018


Ambleside Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Apartment In Peaceful Location, Great Views, Short Walk to Lake and Ambleside
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

A Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It was Our second visit to the property and i can not fault it. The views are amazing. It's about 5-10 minute walk to Waterhead and about twenty minutes+ to Ambleside. The Property is furnished to a high standard with all mod-cons and is situated on the top floor of a converted house( there are several stairs to climb to get to the flat). As i have said,this was our second stay here and well recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious and well equipped apartment with lovely views

  • 4 of 5

Good to be able to walk easily into village for shopping. Also walked directly from apartment on three days, avoiding using car - Troutbeck / Troutbeck Bridge, Loughrigg Tarn / Grasmere, Coffin Walk to Rydal / River Rothay, Clappersgate / Skelwith Fold / Skelwith Bridge / Loughrigg Tarn / Terrace / Rydal Water. Weather mixed, with largely sunny weather for half the week and showers for remainder. Enjoyed an afternoon browsing in Keswick and an evening at the Theatre on the Lake. Two flights of stairs up to apartment a bit tedious when unloading / loading, and after a long walk but the views compensate! Some lovely sunsets. Kitchen well equipped and small dishwasher was ideal. Good wifi and phone connections.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top of the world, well Ambleside...

  • 5 of 5

What a generously proportioned and well equipped flat. Yes, there are stairs but it means you have fantastic views around Windemere.

We loved our stay at Sethera despite the weather being on and off rain. The array of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment meant that we could stay in after busy days exploring the areas around Ambleside. However, having said that enjoyed the local eateries and the lake cruises.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, light filled apartment with gorgeous views and ideally located

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in this apartment. It really was a home from home, but one with lovely views and ideally situated in water head, only a 15 minute walk into Ambleside town.

It had everything you could need, and the photos on the website don't do it justice, as it is much larger and light filled than it appears.

The beds were very comfy, and we slept well, especially after days of walking in the fells and kayaking on Lake Windermere.

We stay in Ambleside twice a year, and so we know the area well. Water head has a few pubs and eating places. We especially like the youth hostel beer garden for drinks overlooking the lake and mountains, followed by a walk into ambleside town where there are lots of places to eat.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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superb location with wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

Have just returned from a lovely week in this property. Arriving with bikes, we were kindly offered the use of a large shed to store them in. Apartment is very comfortable and has everything you need (tea pot would be good!). Views from both front and back are superb. A lovely peaceful setting but yet 10 minute walk into the buzz of Ambleside. Mountain biked at Grizedale and Whinlatter forests and tried open water swimming at Rydal and Windermere - all good fun:-) Thanks for a great week in this property. Would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't fault the place..

  • 5 of 5

Just Spent a week at 6 Borrans Court and i can't really say a bad thing about the place. (be warned that the property is on the top of the house and there are a few flights of steps to take).The property is a good size and has all the things to make your stay a good one,big long galley kitchen(with the usual cooker, fridge,microwave,toaster et al) ,en suite bathroom in the main bedroom a second bedroom both double beds and a separate toilet and shower room off the living room. the view out of the living room is to die for and standing in the kitchen over looking the rear of the property we had deer roaming around the gardens. I would book this property again. Waterhead is a small place but has a few places to eat and drink,from the property about a five, ten minute walk(we found the Regent hotel the place to eat because they cater for gluten free meals (a Bonus for my wife who has to follow that sort of warned that it can be a bit expensive, but the food is good,well good). there are many boat trips from Waterhead which is known as Ambleside pier (Ambleside is a ten/fifteen minute walk + depending on your ability. Penny the owner emails all of the arrival details for you and the directions to get into the property. as i've said, well reccomended.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $131.54

Short breaks considered - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund