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



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!!

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30 Reviews

based on 30 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this complex in various apartments many times over the years, but this is by far the best and most comfortable to date.

Everything we needed was here, it is well maintained and has a wonderful bathroom and lovely views over the town to the fells beyond.

We had excellent communication with Lesley the owner both before and during our stay.We will definately be returning, hopefully on a regular basis.

Thank you for letting us share your lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you so much - so glad you enjoyed your stay and certainly we would love to welcome you back any time!
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  • 5 of 5

I came here with no expectations, but I was blown away! A perfect apartment for a short or long holiday. I will no doubt be booking again

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment stunning views nice bottle off red wine to welcome you every need catered for great correspondence from lesley 10/10 will definitely be returning absolute pleasure 😃򐰮

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment in a great location, hope to return soon!

  • 5 of 5

Family of four stayed here for a week. The apartment is fantastic.

The location is great, just a short walk right into the centre of Ambleside. We've been coming to Ambleside for 20 yrs and this has been by far the best place we've stayed. The views from the balcony are stunning and it was lovely to be able to come back with the kids, get them into bed and we could sit with a drink and look at the views.

Would highly recommend this place and we hope to return very soon.

Thank you to the owners that made the stay extra special with complimentary flowers and bottle of wine, nice touch.

Jones Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review and so glad the whole family enjoyed the stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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Fabulous apartment in ideal central location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fantastic, beautifully decorated & the bathroom is amazing! Underfloor heating, luxury shower & a welcome toiletries pack. The kitchen has everything you could need & we enjoyed playing with the card games in the evenings provided in the apartment. It truly is a central location & challenges your fitness if you use the steep path to walk down (there is a more gentle way down by road). It's slap bang in the middle of Ambleside & less than 5 minutes from the Apple Pie shop. We travelled to Grasmere, Cartmel, Lake Windermere & Kendal whilst there & it was always a pleasure to come back to the apartment. We only used the swimming pool at the end of our stay as we all had a cold earlier in the week. For a small fee you are provided with a key fob & towels. We had the pool to ourselves both times we used it.

Having spent 20years working in Hospitality & staying in 4/5 star hotels I can honestly say we struck gold finding this apartment. 10/10

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to being able to welcome you back again in the future to visit even more of the area - although you did achieve quite a lot this time!
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Super self catering apartment with fabulous views.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Underhill and once again we were delighted with the Apartment. It is very comfortable and very well equipped with everything that you could need.

The best feature is the position, above Ambleside with fabulous views but this is very closely followed by the superb bathroom and shower facilities.

The bottle of wine and lovely fresh flowers left as a welcome were much appreciated.

Hope to return again soon.

Peter - Washington.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your repeat booking - Ambleside is a great place to return to and we are so pleased to be able to accommodate you and glad you like the new bathroom.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 93 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.25 Miles Nearest Train : at 4.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.25 Miles Nearest Beach : at 19 Miles 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
XMAS 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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. 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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 450 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Balcony ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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