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House With Mountain Views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Ambleside, Cumbria, Lake District, England, UK - Peaceful Location, Close To Town Amenities

Three bedroom house in heart of English Lake District. Sleeps 4 adults or family of 5 (including adults and children). Mountain walking from front door. Comfortable and well-furnished lakeland stone- built Victorian home with period features. Wi-fi. Central heating, double glazing, log burner and luxury bathroom. Quiet cul de sac with easy footpath access to Ambleside. Designated parking for one car. Terraced back garden with long distance views. Price includes bed linen, towels, all gas and electricity.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Christine Barrows
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About Christine Barrows

We have tried to create a comfortable house with modern amenities yet retaining some period style. The location was chosen because of the superb views, proximity to the town and its excellent facilities.

Christine Barrows purchased this house in 2006

Why Christine Barrows chose Windermere & Central Lakes

We feel so lucky to have a house in the heart of the lake district. It is just above the town , in a quiet cul de sac with views of the fells, yet only 3 minutes walk from the centre of town (five minutes to walk back!) and offering private parking.

The house is equally suited to families or groups of adults and our family and friends use it as a base for walking, climbing, touring the area or just as a restful retreat.

The town amenties include five cinema screens, multiple restaurants and bars, a park with tennis , bowls etc and a spa.

What makes this house unique

Total relaxation! Mountain walks and town amenities can both be reached without a car.

Guestbook comments from the manager

‘The house was comfortable, well furnished and such a convenient location. We hope to book next Easter if it’s available.’ Simon (Notts)



‘We had a wonderful time in Ambleside, the cottage is lovely. Hope to re-book later in the year.’ Louise (Staffs)



‘…we really enjoyed staying at your property, the location was perfect and really surprising how quiet it is given how close the house is to Ambleside. I think you have done a really good job renovating the house and the bath is fantastic for aching bodies after a big walk! John (Yorks)



‘We loved the house and really enjoyed the garden area with the beautiful fell views from the top seating area’ Rosie (Preston)



‘It’s a lovely place and you have put a lot of love and care in it’ Frank (Netherlands)



‘… the photos fail to do it justice and waking to that view in a morning was a real pleasure’ Sarah (Oxfordshire)



‘We had such a special time made possible by staying at such a lovely cottage; magical' Linda (Lancs)
Sep 2011
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Guestbook comments from the manager

‘The house was comfortable, well furnished and such a convenient location. We hope to book next Easter if it’s available.’ Simon (Notts)



‘We had a wonderful time in Ambleside, the cottage is lovely. Hope to re-book later in the year.’ Louise (Staffs)



‘…we really enjoyed staying at your property, the location was perfect and really surprising how quiet it is given how close the house is to Ambleside. I think you have done a really good job renovating the house and the bath is fantastic for aching bodies after a big walk! John (Yorks)



‘We loved the house and really enjoyed the garden area with the beautiful fell views from the top seating area’ Rosie (Preston)



‘It’s a lovely place and you have put a lot of love and care in it’ Frank (Netherlands)



‘… the photos fail to do it justice and waking to that view in a morning was a real pleasure’ Sarah (Oxfordshire)



‘We had such a special time made possible by staying at such a lovely cottage; magical' Linda (Lancs)
Sep 2011
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34 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

5

Absolutely Fab Christmas 2016

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the Christmas period and it ticked all of the boxes that we wanted it to. There are walks just out the back garden gate and the town centre is a 5-10 mins stroll away. Yes the property is on a hill, but the views are worth it. We had family come and visit for a few days of our stay and they were in their mid 60's and tackled the hills no problems, they just took their time to catch their breath. The log burner in the Kitchen is a lovely touch and this combined with the stand alone bath, really make it a lovely stay. The bedrooms are all well sized and there is plenty of room in the kitchen to cook a Christmas Turkey. We love Ambleside and have stayed there a few times, this is by far the best property we have stayed in and we enjoyed our break immensely. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Sussex
5

Lovely holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with great views. Close to town, although it's quite a steep walk. We spent an enjoyable three days here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy and clean in a fantastic position

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely house in a great location. It was warm and well equipped and with a fantastic bath!!

Will recommend and stay again... could not have been better

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

a very comfortable stay in an excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Accommodation was accurately described and all facilities were in good working order. The bathroom in particular was excellent and very modern and the kitchen was roomy and well equipped. The property was very clean but short on some items like toilet paper and kitchen towel. The owner gave us excellent and very prompt service. We would recommend this property and would consider returning ourselves. We enjoyed 3 of our 4 days with good weather and sampled various walks but didn't use many of the facilities in town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leicester, England.
4

Great location and nice enough property.

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location (just a few steps down to the village).

We had a great week weather wise, except for one day, so did not use the house much, other than for some evening meals.

The overall impression is fine, but the house does need a little TLC, especially for when the weather is inclement.

The 'lounge' needs more comfortable furniture for times you may be 'stuck inside'. We were a family of 5 (adults) and it was rather a squeeze and uncomfortable when we all used the lounge.

The master bedroom (first floor) needs a new mattress.

The occupants of the other bedrooms had no complaints so can only assume all was good.

All in all small niggles, and the house is fine and served its purpose very well.

However, we have stopped in better properties for less money around Ambleside, but perhaps in a less convenient location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the great location of our house in Ambleside. However we also want guests to enjoy the whole experience and we will certainly seriously consider your comments as we continue our ongoing programme of renewal. With regard to the living room - you're right, it is best suited to groups of up to 4 adults or groups of 5 including children. This is why we advertise that capacity on the website page and limit bookings to those numbers. Your booking was for 4 adults so I do understand you may have felt squeezed if you were a party of 5.
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5

Wonderful, clean, spacious house with amazing views, in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay enormously at 5, High Gale, and if we holiday in Ambleside in the future, we would not hesitate to book this lovely place again.

The house is so convenient for the town centre - we could shop, go to the cinema and eat out, all on foot.

We were also able to do a beautiful, exhilarating circular walk (to Wansfell Pike, then Troutbeck) -starting from the footpath immediately outside the garden gate.

The location, on the Eastern side of the Lakes was nevertheless great for exploring the western part of the Lakes. Ambleside is a good place to stay if you have a group of mixed ages. Our son and daughter aged 20 and 21 were happy to go walking in the more remote, challenging parts of the Lakes, without feeling they had to spend the evening/night in an isolated part of the Lakes.

The house itself was just what we needed: spacious, comfortable and clean, and with wonderful views. Though we were there in the summer, we felt sure it would be an excellent, warm place to stay in winter.

We would thoroughly recommend this house to anyone, other than those with restricted mobility.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We feel so lucky to have a house in the heart of the lake district. It is just above the town , in a quiet cul de sac with views of the fells, yet only 3 minutes walk from the centre of town (five minutes to walk back!) and offering private parking. The house is equally suited to families or groups of adults and our family and friends use it as a base for walking, climbing, touring the area or just as a restful retreat. The town amenties include five cinema screens, multiple restaurants and bars, a park with tennis , bowls etc and a spa.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 75 Metres Nearest Train : at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 60 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Less than one mile to lakeside.

Travel:

Buses 5 minute walk. Train station 5 miles (Windermere) with connections to Manchester and Manchester Airport.

Distances:

Ambleside 0.2 miles. Windermere town 5 miles. Lake Windermere 0.8 miles. Langdale valley 6 miles.

Further Details:

Town: excellent amenities in Ambleside including shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, park and spa. Country: superb walking and climbing in the immediate area+ places of interest - Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter homes , country parks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
From
£48
 
 
Mid February
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£262
for 3 nights
From
£64
 
 
Late winter
18 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
From
£48
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£304
for 3 nights
From
£78
 
 
Early Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£250
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Spring Bank
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£310
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£295
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£79
 
 
High summer
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£693
for 7 nights
From
£89
 
 
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£328
for 3 nights
From
£86
 
 
Early autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£319
for 3 nights
From
£83
 
 
Mid autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£295
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
Late autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
From
£48
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
To book please email . Deposit of 25% required to confirm booking.

Changeover Day: Normally Saturday but it is possible for other days to be arranged
Changeover normally Saturday . Arrivals from 3.30pm. Departures by 10am.

Notes on prices:
The house is available for shorter lets at certain times of the year. Please enquire. Prices are inclusive of linen and towels, gas and electricity.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Total relaxation! Mountain walks and town amenities can both be reached without a car.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with shower cubicle, large double-ended bath.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin / single bed.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Clean, light and comfortable. Sorry no pets. This is a no smoking house. Wifi internet and satellite TV. Outside: Access via steps to terraced rear garden with two patio areas, garden furniture and barbeque. Small front garden. Parking for one car in front of the house. Utility Room: Basement with washer/dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen included. Weekly cleaning.

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