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Underhill: Luxury Apartment in Central Ambleside, Balcony, Fabulous Views, Pool

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4 - Spacious, Comfortable and Contemporary. Swimming Pool/Jacuzzi

Beautiful bright apartment on an elevated position above the picturesque town of Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Your apartment is south west facing and on the first floor, the large windows and balcony off the lounge take full advantage of sunny days and wonderful views of Ambleside, Loughrigg fell and the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Underhill provides a real home from home, the perfect base for exploring the magnificent countryside, lake and villages or a place to simply just relax and holiday you will leave you with many happy memories of your stay. There is off street parking, although the apartment is positioned so that a car is not required. The apartment is serviced with a lift.

The spacious open plan living room has two comfortable sylish sofas, good secondary lighting, dining table and chairs. The elevated position and the angled large windows takes advantage of the panoramic view of Ambleside and fells both near and far. Local artists ornaments or pictures.

A new bathroom with underfloor heating has been installed in December 2015. Sylish italian porcelain ceramic tiles. New very large shower with multi jet shower. Separate new eco bath and heated towel rail. A selection of Arran Aromatic toiletries provided.

New 32" Flat screen, DVD TV with catch up TV including BBC Iplayer and ITV player . DVD including huge selection of DVD's. CD/ radio. A new Wifi router has been installed .

Large spacious bedroom has a super king bed or two large single beds with new firm and comfortable mattress. Wonderful view through floor to ceilng windows of Loughrigg fells. Good main and secondary lighting. Hair-dryer provided.

The south facing balcony looks down on Ambleside and across to Loughrigg fell providing a great view. New (2016) balcony furniture includes four chairs and table (the balcony will be refurbished fully in 2016).

Entrance hall with underfloor heating and large cupboard for outdoor clothes.

Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and good quality utensils, Nespresso coffee machine.

The main rooms and hall each have a large wardrobe with internal lighting, together with the bedroom drawers there is masses of storage space in the apartment.

In the open plan lounge there is plenty of room for the pull-down double bed and wardrobe, which has a comfortable pocket-sprung mattress. Door leads to private balcony with outdoor light and seating for four.

The apartment has quality fittings throughout many replaced in 2016.

There is a washing machine on the Lakelands site. Also a leisure centre, with swimming pool, childrens pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room; this is only for use of Lakeland guests, which means you sometimes can have this all to yourselves! There is an extra charge per week for use of the pool at £35 per apartment per week £5 per day per apartment (min of 3 days) including pool towels, so that guests can opt in or out. This charge is payable in cash only on arrival and there is also a £20 deposit to pay - so please ensure you have sufficient cash with you. Also note recption opening times (Mon - Thurs 9 - 5, Sat 9-6, Sun 10 - 3) so you can get the necessary tokens. The Sauna And Steam room are available at £2 per visit. the leisure complex is open 7- 11.30 and 1 - 9pm.

Ample linen provided (including facecloths and swimming towels) so no need for extra packing.

All electric heating. Free wifi with boosted signal (installed in 2016).

Private parking (always an advantage in the centre of Ambleside). Access by stairs or lift from a glass atrium with amazing views of the town rooftops and fells. from the lounge and bedroom.

Short (steepish) walk down to town or steps, less than 100 yards. But the steps or path can be avoided by a gentler walk down the road - 300 yards

Weeks run Saturday to Saturday but we do try to be flexible if the calender allows. Weekends and short break bookings are sometimes available - please enquire and we will try and accommodate your requirements.

Sorry pets not allowed.

Perfectly located close to many of the Lakes District’s top attractions yet set back to offer a tranquil stay.

Sitting in a slightly elevated position with views out over Loghrigg fell, this property offers the best of both worlds: Ambleside village, with its pubs, restaurants and shops and the attractive, undulating landscape of fells and beautiful Rydal Water.

Within easy reach of the popular village of Grasmere (3 miles) or the bustling Windermere. For the kids there is the Beatrix Potter exhibition with 2016 marking the 150th anniversary.

Dora's Field is a semi-open woodland, renowned for fine displays of bluebells and daffodils, was once owned by William Wordsworth.

Just a short walk from Ambleside you’ll find Stagshaw Gardens, an informal woodland garden which in the spring and summer bursts into life with an absolute blaze of colour and wonderful scents.

Bridge House stands over Stock Beck in the middle of Ambleside as a quirky reminder of Ambleside’s past; it is a 17th-century survivor.

Explore a quirky farmhouse with an even quirkier family at Townend, a 17th century farmhouse The Brownes were just an ordinary family of farmers, living in Troutbeck near Windermere, but their quirky home at Townend and their belongings bring to life over 400 years of extraordinary stories and characters

There are excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside there are dozens of walks from the door step with the Fairfield Horseshoe providing a good days walk for the more adventurous.

Alternatively get the steamer down the lake to visit other villages or walking on the the shores of lake Windermere (10 miles long). Or simply chug to the Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside which takes a look at the marine life of Lake Windermere. You can combine this with the ferry to Fell Foot where you can hire rowing boats or sailing craft, simply swim or picnic by the shore or let the young ones loose on the adventure playground.

While over to the west lies Coniston Water, and in between there’s Grizedale Forest. A day out in itself for walking or mountain biking or tackling the impressive ‘Go Ape’ high ropes course. Beyond this lies the central massif of the Langdales for some high level walking and climbing.

So if you want to walk, cycle, sail climb, ride, explore, fly or cruise this unique area has an abundance of woodland walks as well as fell walking, coastal walks, cycle paths and quiet leafy lanes to explore or you can name your adrenaline rush and you’ll find it!

Alternatively just relax on thesunny balcony and watch the world go by.

More Details

Owner
Lesley Stevens
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

About Lesley Stevens

Lesley & Chris are from Holmfirth in Yorkshire.

Our three children are all now adults following their own dreams, so we can now manage to spend more time traveling the world!

Food and holidays are our passion - a great reason to spend time in Ambleside - so many great restaurants available without needing to drive!!

Lesley Stevens purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Lesley Stevens chose Ambleside

We have rented this apartment many times over the past 15 years, from Susan - the previous owner, who is a very special & close friend of ours, and jumped at the chance to buy it when it became available this year. We too have loved the area all our lives and feel central Ambleside is one of the best parts. We hope to continue sharing this luxury with past and future guests and promise to maintain the high standards & reputation that Susan has built up.

What makes this apartment unique

Undoubtedly, the views... and light flooding in... and sitting on the balcony with a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. We love visiting the cinemas in Ambleside and enjoying the fabulous food on offer within a short walk of the apartment.

To be able to go on some lovely walks without the need of going in the car first is fantastic. Hiring a motor boat on Lake Windermere for a few hours and taking a picnic is a lot of fun!

There are some great walks including pubs en route. Such as the mortal man. For the more ambitious the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Walk or drive over to clappersgate and walk along the river. Or walk down to the park and then along the river.

Stagshaw gardens a few yards down the road is fabulous for its rhodendruns and woodland garden

Rydal water is a short walk away and one of the most beautiful views in the lakes

Blackwell is one of Britain's finest Arts & Crafts historic houses. Located in the Lake District, south of Bowness, Cumbria with views over Windermere.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Complimentary Arran Aromatic toiletries. Underfloor heating
  • Newly installed bathroom with large walk in shower as well as a bath sink and toilet. Underfloor heating and heated towel rail. Complimentary Arran Aromatics shower gel/shampoo & conditioner Quality towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom has beds which can be made as two twins or as a Superking size double. Bedroom has wonderful views over the fells and plenty of storage. Electric Wall radiator. There is also a comfortable pull down full size double bed in the living room which can remain made up whilst stored away in the wall cupboard Also plenty of storage. Access to the bathroom can be made from the bedroom and from the lounge without going through the other room to ensure privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
This apartment is part of The Lakelands complex, and as such benefits from The Lakelands reception which is staffed during office hours and for key pick ups and departures. Use of the onsite pool can be arranged on arrival directly with Reception. The centre of Ambleside and a host of lovely restaurants and three cinemas, is a short 5 minute walk away - either down steps or a slope. It is quite a steep walk, but the road is a lot more gentle.

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Underhill: Luxury Apartment in Central Ambleside, Balcony, Fabulous Views, Pool
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5

Fabulous apartment in the heart of Ambleside within close reach of shops pubs restaurants etc

  • 5 of 5

No expense spared to make my stay feel special. The whole experience from first enquiry has been welcoming and friendly. Love the little luggage labels dotted about with nice messages especially the 'drink and enjoy' on the bottle of good red wine! I arrived to this warm luxurious oasis in torrential rain and snow and could have been happy if it stayed that way, the apartment with pool and views is fit for all weathers, but the sun came out and Spring arrived so the balcony came in very useful! After walking the fells I was so grateful to enter the rainforest shower before sleeping sound in the massive bed. This has been a holiday home I will not forget and I'm sure I will use again. Very big thank you 👍

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. There's nothing better in our opinion than going for a long walk and coming back and having a relaxing bath or invigorating shower before eating out at one of the fabulous restaurants down in Ambleside ! We look forward to welcoming you back again
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5

Modern apartment with lovely views and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The flat was modern and had all the facilities we needed : fully equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge and modern bathroom. It is within a few minutes walk to the high street and the views from the flat are great! Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed all the flat has to offer as well as enjoying Ambleside and the views!
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5

Great view and accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic to have such an incredible view and be so close to town. Would love to return :-)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We always love to welcome back return guests.
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excellent property in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

very impressed with the cleanliness and quality of everything in the apartment. I would book this again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to hearing from you again as it is always lovely to welcome back so many guests.
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Luxury in Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed another fabulous week in Ambleside, staying at "Underhill". The apartment block is in an elevated position in Ambleside offering really spectacular views and yet being very close to the shopping area, local pubs and eating places, but with fairly steep access routes.

It has a comfortable Lounge and bedroom and a super bathroom with bath and shower and a nice balcony to sit out on in the evenings. We have now stayed in January, early summer and early autumn and enjoyed every visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Underhill again. We have always thought that The Lake District is a year round destination and are so pleased to share it with like minded souls like yourselves - thank you again
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5

An excellent place to stay it has all the amenities you need and it's condition is the best.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect holiday accommodation everything was immaculate when we arrived and we received a complementary bottle of wine on our arrival.

They was lots of information about where to eat or go for a walk in the apartment. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Ambleside is a vibrant little town at the Northern end of Lake Windermere. Many great little bars, restaurants - characterful places to eat and drink and catering for all tastes. Independently owned shops and galleries fill the streets and are a pleasure to shop in. Ambleside even has it's own cinema and restaurant and always the backdrop of the magnificent fells which surround the town. Underhill is centrally situated, you can spend a week walking in beautiful countryside, in any direction, without using your car at all, if you wish.

Or travel the passes amongst the hills and valleys and lakes in one of the most spectacular parts of England.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November 4 for 3
5 Nov 2017 - 4 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
 
December
5 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£475
 
 
XMAS 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
2018/1
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£395
 
 
2018/2
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
2018/3
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
2018/4
19 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
2018/5
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
2018/6
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
2018/7
27 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
2018/8
10 Nov 2018 - 7 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£425
 
 
2018/10
8 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£400
 
 
XMAS 2018/9
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

All linen including swimming towels provided. All electricity included.
Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday. Low season short breaks ( 3 night minimum) available on a last minute basis, please enquire and we will try and help.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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