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Ground Floor 5 Star Luxury Apartment. 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room

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Updated: 16-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Peaceful Location But Only Half Mile Walk Into Ambleside Or To The Shores Of Lake Windermere

Wansfell apartment is located in what was once the magnificent Georgian hotel of Borrans Park. There are spectacular views up to Wansfell and Fairfield. The spacious luxury apartment has a rural setting providing peace and tranquillity for total relaxation and is also an ideal base for exploring the lakes and enjoying the facilities of Ambleside. Parking for 2 cars. 2 large double ensuite bedrooms.

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About the Owner

Catherine Parsons
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2017

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Luxury apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this apartment justice as it is beautiful, spacious and accommodates you every need. The kitchen is warm and welcoming with every mod con you might need from cd player/radio, dishwasher to washing machine and the owners kindly leave complementary cleaning supplies along with a bottle of wine and biscuits.

The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and both bedrooms are en suite with big comfy beds.

The lounge is equipped with a large flat screen tv with free view and a supply of DVDs should the weather keep you indoors and two large comfy sofas.

The apartment is also ideally located for central lakes with plenty of villages only a short drive away. The location was also great for a walk into Ambleside village or to Waterside at the end of Lake Windermere

Can't fault this apartment and have already recommended it to friends and will definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic self catering accommodation, quiet location with great views yet only a 5 minute stroll in to the heart of Ambleside. Both bedrooms are a good size & have comfortable beds & both en-suite.

Owners are great hosts, tea & coffee provided plus a daily milk service available. Lovely welcome gesture of a bottle of wine & chocolates.

It certainly was a real home from home, can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you again. Best wishes, Cathy
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester or Liverpool at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : In Ambleside at 0.25 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : In Ambleside at 0.25 Miles Car: recommended


Wansfell is a 5 minute walk from Waterhead on Lake Windermere. There are cruises on the lake to Wray Castle, Far Sawrey, Bowness, Brockhole and Lakeside at the south side of the lake. From Waterhead, you can hire a dinghy, feed the ducks, or enjoy a meal overlooking the lake.


Manchester and Liverpool Airports are approximately 100 miles away (1 hour 45 minutes by car). Manchester Airport has a direct train line link from Windermere Railway Station.

Windermere station is 6 miles away, approximately a 10 minute taxi ride.

Further Details:

Wansfell is only half a mile from all the facilities of Ambleside, which has plentiful quality restaurants, cinema (Zefferelli's has 5 screens), shops, including small supermarkets (Co-op, Spar and Tesco Express) and banks and grocery stores.

Platts' Park in Amableside has pitch and putt, children's playground and tennis courts.

Nearest theatres; Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness (7 minutes by car), Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (20 minutes by car), Theatre by the Lake, Keswick (40 minutes by car).

Nearest public swimming pool: Troutbeck Bridge or Kendal Leisure Centre.

Walkimg: Great walks from the doorstep-Wansfell, Loughrigg ranges.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn2017
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners for a booking form. A deposit of 30% is required, if booking is more than 6 weeks before start of holiday. Final balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. If booking is less than 6 weeks before start of holiday then full payment is required at time of booking.
Sorry no pets allowed.
Short breaks are sometimes available within a Saturday to Saturday period during November, December and January.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Property available from 3pm on day of arrival. Please vacate by 10am on day of departure. If holiday is for more than one week, then linen and towels will be changed and a cleaning will be done if requested at no extra charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 16-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Games


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, This is the ensuite to Bedroom 2
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is the ensuite to Bedroom 1
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with power shower cubicle, wc and handbasin En-suite to Bedroom 2 with bath and over head power shower, wc and handbasin Separate toilet with wc and handbasin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King Size bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, but can be made up as 1 Super King Size bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size Oak bed, bedside tables, dressing table and walk-in wardrobe. iPod dock and radio alarm clock, wall mounted LCD TV. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with Zip link bed, can be either one Super King Size or two singles, iPod dock and radio alarm clock. Hairdryer.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Gas central heating with wall mounted electric living flame heater in the living room. Modern fully fitted kitchen with large dining area. sorry no pets and no smoking. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Outside: South facing patio garden with outdoor furniture-ideal for dining during the day or evening and enjoying magnificent views of the Lakeland fells. BBQ available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included. Towels and bed linen changed weekly.

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