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Walker's Retreat in Ambleside, Cumbria

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Walker's Retreat description

Holiday home
Walker's Retreat is a stylish ground floor apartment a short walk from the centre of Ambleside near Lake Windermere in the Lake District. The property can sleep three people in two bedrooms, including a king-size double, a single room and a bathroom boasting a kidney-shaped bath. The rest of the cottage offers a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a gas fire and sliding doors leading to a patio with wonderful views towards the town of Loughrigg and Loughrigg Fell, while outside, steps lead up to the parking area where you will find off road parking for one car. Situated just outside the delightful village of Ambleside, Walker's Retreat is the perfect base for a holiday exploring the Lake District.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with gas fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front patio. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: There 6 steps from the lounge to bedrooms plus steps to property from parking area. Note: Garden is terraced. Note: Unfenced patio in elevated position. Note: Property not suitable for children under 12 years.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Ms Moosajee
April 2016
This was one of the most comfortable, clean and well thought out holiday homes we have been in. It was central yet quiet and private, offering superb views. A great selection of books for information on the area was useful and appreciated. It was a lovely 'home' to come back to every evening.
Miss Critchell-imms
April 2015
Walkers Retreat is a lovely cottage to stay at. We hiked all day and it was enjoyable to come back and relax in our comfortable holiday cottage.
Mrs Boxall
April 2015
Superb location and a lovely apartment with modern furnishings. Had a wonderful patio to sit and watch the view, although the view was also as good from the sofa looking out of the patio doors. There was plenty of crockery and cutlery. A clean and well maintained property.
Mrs Lacey Adamson
February 2015
Loved the cottage and especially the location.
Mr Buckley
November 2014
A great cottage for a short break, the entire cottage was very clean and included everything we could have wished for.
Mrs Walker
December 2014
This was our second visit to the property which is in an excellent location on the outskirts of Ambleside with wonderful views from the kitchen, lounge and patio. It feels secluded yet is within walking distance of all the amenities in Ambleside and Lake Windermere. The property is maintained to a high spec and I like the fact that there are simple instructions unobtrusively posted nearby each appliance for ease of use which beats ploughing through instruction manuals! The beds are comfortable and the bedding is of a high standard with a luxurious feel so extra long lies-in were a pleasure. The gardens are lovely with lots of variety and colour even in the depths of winter and the bright red berries on the bushes attracted lots of birds which, as a bird lover, I thoroughly enjoyed. The weather was wet and windy but we were snug and warm indoors and, with the view through the French windows, there were plenty of dramas in the natural world to hold our interest! I also like the book which was left by the owners in which they encourage guests to request anything which may make the property even more like home from home. I noted that the requests had been acknowledged and all the sensible ones had been implemented.
Mrs Bellis
January 2015
We have been coming to Ambleside 4 or 5 times a year for over 20 years and have stayed in many properties. This was definitely one we would return to again. Very well equipped, comfortable, clean and in a good location. Couldn't fault it.
Mrs Mackenzie-ingle
September 2014
We liked the secluded apartment and gorgeous views and closeness to all amenities, also lovely places to eat in Ambleside and the proximity of wonderful walks and Lake Windermere.
Mr Ridley-ellis
October 2014
Walkers Retreat is very clean, well appointed and well placed in a quiet area of Ambleside that is only a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Mr Faragher
September 2014
Great location in centre of Ambleside. Lovely view from patio.
Mr Bailey
August 2014
The apartment was very clean and well furnished. It was an excellent size for 2 people. It was very well situated for Ambleside, we just had to walk for a couple of minutes to be in the town centre.
September 2014
The accommodation was comfortable and spotlessly clean. The views were wonderful. It was good to have free WiFi and the kitchen was very well equipped.
Mr Marchant
June 2014
This was a well positioned, very comfortable, with everything you would need, flat. I would highly recommend it.
Mr Nelson
September 2014
We enjoyed staying there very much and wish we had booked for 2 weeks as the weather and accommodation were very good. We hope to use the cottage again.
December 2014
This is lovely for a weekend away. The reason we stopped here was because it's very close to the town centre of Ambleside which is at the north point of one of the lakes. The cottage was very clean and each room is fitted to a very high standard. At the front of the property there is a sliding door (seen in photos) which overlooks some great scenery of the Lake District. The location is great; a very short 30s walk down some stairs at the front of the property leads you right into the centre of Ambleside. Within the town there is a great choice of cafes/pubs/restaurants etc. My girlfriend and I loved our stay (she even joked about putting an offer in to the owner!). The only reason I have given this review 4 stars is because we found the mattress a little hard and the central heating is quite noisy when it switches itself on/off (which happens during the night).
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