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First Floor Apartment With Private Parking Set In Four Acres Of Gardens



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Apartment in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - Peaceful Location, Short Stroll To Lake Shore And 10 Minutes Walk To Ambleside Centre.

Set in four acres of pretty gardens with its own private parking space, this traditional lakeland stone property has two bedrooms (a double and a twin), living room, dining kitchen and bathroom. Being a first floor apartment, it is accessed via a private external staircase with its own bench positioned directly outside the front door from where the views of the gardens and variety of wildlife can be enjoyed. The large original Georgian windows in the living room and both bedrooms frame the picture perfect views of Loughrigg Fell and beyond. The location is hard to beat, being just a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere and Waterhead where there are restaurants, shops, cafes, a pub serving great food and of course the lakeland steamers offering cruises to the many towns located around the lake. The bustling centre of Ambleside is just an easy flat ten minutes walk away and there are endless walks from the doorstep (maps for which are provided in the apartment's info pack). Our normal changeover day is Friday. Please enquire about the possibility of short breaks.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Jon and Natasha Hitchin

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wetherlam combines the best of both worlds - a wonderfully peaceful location in splendid grounds but surprisingly close to local amenities and transport links. A 5 minute stroll through Borrans Park to Waterhead takes you to the steamer pier and buses to all major towns and villages in the area. Turn the other way for Ambleside and its many shops, cafes and pubs. For keen walkers there is an abundance of possibilities. The apartment is light, airy and very comfortable with splendid views. In all a delightful place to stay and enjoy the Lakes - Mr F, 12/6/13

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ambleside and found the apartment spacious, clean and well-maintained. The kitchen is well stocked. Good location being within east walking distance of Ambleside and great not needing to use the car. The children took advantage of the outside space - Mr & Mrs H, 3/6/13
May 2013
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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


The apartment was well stocked and very comfortable; the washing machine was fantastic! Well located

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wetherlam - a lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week and found the apartment to be clean, cosy, warm and well located. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms are fine (the bathroom a little small and we didn't particularly like the 'fire-escape' steps especially when wet up to the apartment but that was the only downside and it was clear from the website that this was the access route). Would very possibly stay again if wanting a week in Ambleside - it is really exceptional value.

With a 3 year old we loved Wray Castle & Allan Crag, Grasmere - both National Trust and fantastic fun if weather isn't great. Eating out would recommend Dodds in the evening (although lunch was very average) and Homeground in Windemere is fab (closed Wednesday). Chesters by the river at Skelwith Bridge is also great for cake and there is a nice low level walk along the river to Elterwater - ideal with little ones.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very well equipped and the kitchen had all you need should you want to cook. Very comfortable and quiet, with lovely grounds to explore or just sit and enjoy the views. Very close to Lake Windermere and a short walk to Ambleside if you fancy a bit more entertainment - lots of pubs and restaurants - try Lucy's on a Plate or Zefferellis - good food and atmosphere. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Found this property by chance and so pleased we did! We were looking for a property to stay as a base for the great north swim and really couldn't have hoped for better. The apartment is very well situated within easy walking distance to the swim itself, and also for local facilities, including the boat service to Bowness. We were thrilled to spot a deer roaming the grounds on quite a few occasions which only added to the special feel this place has. An incredibly peaceful place offering wonderful views, right on the doorstep of everything you'd need.

The apartment itself was as described, very comfortable and clean, and the communication with the owner was great. We only wished we could have stayed longer, and definitely hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another Great Stay At Wetherlam

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many times at Wetherlam and view it as a home from home. The new owners have only improved the apartment. It is situated in a lovely setting and it is a great base to anyone who wants to enjoy all that The Lake District has to offer. Cannot wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely find in Ambleside

  • 4 of 5

This is a great base in the heart of the lakes, 5 mins stroll to waterhead and 10 mins to Ambleside. The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable for a party of 4, both the apartment, the building itself and the view from all windows are very pretty. The proximity to the local amenities as well as the hills! Makes this a perfect choice. Hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the property because of its fantastic location - a stone's throw from Lake Windermere and a ten minute walk to the centre of Ambleside. Whilst the area can be very busy with lots going on, the apartment is very peaceful being in its own grounds of about four acres. There is so much to do. Our children love it there - within walking distance of the apartment are a park, mini golf, tennis, two cinemas, an indoor play centre, a climbing wall and boats to hire on Lake Windermere. Brockholes is only a five minute drive away with its adventure playground and tree top adventure course. There are lots more activities in the area and there are lots of opportunities for walking around Ambleside.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : Lots within 10 minutes walk at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Manchester Airport is around two hours drive away. There is a train station approximately three miles away and there are bus services to the surrounding towns and lakes. Detailed directions will be emailed to guests.


Waterhead is a few minutes stroll from the apartment. Ambleside is a ten minutes walk away and Windermere is about three miles away. Coniston, Grasmere, Keswick, Ullswater and Hawkshead are all within half an hour's drive.

Further Details:

There is a Tesco Express, Spar and Co-op in the centre of Ambleside. If in the car, there is a Booths supermarket three miles away in Windermere. There is a Post Office, Barclays and Nat West along with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants in the centre of Ambleside.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 22
14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 23
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 24
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking to secure the reservation.
The balance of the rental charge is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental period. For bookings made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental period, full payment is required to secure the reservation.
A security deposit of £100 is required to be paid with the balance of the rental charge. This will be returned in full within 10 days after the end of the rental period if no breakages/damage have occurred.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday. Guests must arrive after 4pm and leave by 10am. It may be possible to accommodate requests for flexibilty on changeover subject to availability- please enquire. Short breaks considered.

Notes on prices:
Please enquire for prices for short breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


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

Location Type

  • lake
  • village


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Modern white bathroom with wc, shower over bath and heated towel rail, shaving point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is accessed by an external private staircase leading to the front door. Sorry no pets or smokers. Outside: The apartment is in four acres of grounds which it shares with eight other apartments. The gardens have several benches to sit and admire the views of the surrounding mountains. There is also a wooded area and plenty of wildlife, in particular deer. The apartment has its own bench outside the front door from which the views of the gardens can be enjoyed. The nearby Lake Windermere comes into view on the stroll down the property's driveway. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned before all guests arrive. Fresh bed linen is provided. Guests are asked to bring their own towels.

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