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Peaceful Location 5 Minute Stroll To Ambleside Centre



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Apartment in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Centrally Located For Travel Throughout The Lake District National Park

Welcome to Long Crag Annexe which is a spacious ground floor apartment, part of a larger modern house, gas centrally heated with light and airy rooms. The apartment has parking for one car and we are situated only 200 yards (180mtr) from bus stops for north and south travel and a five minute stroll to the centre of Ambleside and all its amenities. All gas, electricity and bed linen are inclusive. Free WIFI.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Rob & Louise - Durham

"Thanks for letting us stay at Long Crag. The apartment is a home from home. The location is fantastic for walks from the door and nights out in Ambleside. We would certainly stay again.

Stephen & Lori - Massachusetts USA

"A great place to stay while visiting old haunts back home. We found the cottage to be really cosy and well equipped and loved being able to runstraight onto the fells from the doorstep. The Fairfield Horseshoe has never been so inviting"

Daph & Ron - Devon

From the start we found Long Crag a delight - beautiful decor (we loved the pictures and the big screen TV), well equipped kitchen and spacious rooms! Loved being only a short walk from Ambleside centre and having bus stops just up the road. Hopefully we will be back.

The Thompsons - Northamptonshire

"Thank you for letting us stay in your home from home. Due to the superb location we have enjoyed many walks and visiting the local area including Bowness & Grasmere. Thanks.
Jul 2013
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2 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well located apartment for all amenities within Ambleside. We didn't need to use our car for the whole duration of our stay. I find it difficult to understand the complaints shown on the previous review, we found the apartment to be very quiet, this must be due to the improvements made. We would certainly recommend this apartment and will be booking another week in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday this is not for you, whilst the property is well equipped, clean (apart from crockery & cutlery which we had to wash what we needed before use) & in an excellent location the noise from above was at times unbearable! It sounded like there was a herd of elephants charging around at times & without fail during the week we were awoken at 6am by what sounded like a child coughing, no holiday lie-ins here.

In normal circumstances we may have said something about the noise however we did get off on the wrong foot. We have been on many self catering holidays with our dog & as she is crate trained always take that along with us so after a days walking she can be left to have a rest (as she does have leg problems) & we can go out & enjoy a meal. Normally we settle in & leave her at some point on the 2nd day, however on arrival at Long Crag we were desperate for a drink & for the 1st time in our self catering experience their was no pint of milk waiting for us, so we decided to put her to bed whilst we popped to the shop. As normal for a dog being left in a strange place for the 1st time she may whine for a few minutes but we have never had any problems before. On walking back up the drive from the shop we were confronted by an intimidating figure at the top of the steps to the property above, we can only presume it was the owner as there were no introductions, saying you cant leave your dog alone down there its been crying & barking, I apologised & explained she was in her crate so cant do any damage, to which the response we were told that she was worried about the dog due to the noise & thought it was cruel leaving her. When we got inside their was no noise coming from our dog. It soon became apparent that if she had been making any noise it was due to the noise being made above. Later on we did see a notice on the wall with a list of phone numbers saying dogs cant be left & I have no problem with someone coming to us & telling us that, but there are ways of doing it, especially if you are in the "hospitality" business. We changed our plans over the week & did not leave our dog alone (no romantic anniversary meal or birthday treats this week!) but whilst in the property were always on guard to reassure our dog of the noises above so that she didn't bark.

The property also advertises free wifi, what it doesn't tell you it is for 4 hours a day between 9-11am & 7-9pm (the times most holiday makers would not be in the propert

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In reply to your review which is somewhat belated because of the reasons that follows. All laminate flooring has been removed from the upper floor and floorboards tightened to eliminate creaking. Acoustic underfelt has been laid, in some cases on top of existing underfelt and new carpet fitted. I would also like to point out that WiFi is now available 24 hours. We still have the same rules regarding pets but we have in the past looked after guests animals while they have been out for meals. Don't hide behind closed curtains, come and have a word. We are here to help if possible. After 38 years in the "hospitality business" I think we have a good idea what is required. We are hoping our business recovers quickly after this review.
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Activity and Interests


See our own website for all directions to Long Crag Annexe at www.longcrag-ambleside.co.uk

Further Details:

There are plenty of local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks etc. in Ambleside. The area is renowned for literary association with poet William Wordsworth and author Beatrix Potter of Peter Rabbit fame. Ferries can be located at Waterhead, Ambleside for sailing on Lake Windermere. There are numerous walks which can be taken from the apartment, see our own website. Ambleside is very central in the National Park and therefore It is possible to visit the furthest corners of the park and return the same day to Ambleside.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
26 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Contact us for further information or to confirm your booking.
Once confirmed, secure your booking -pay your deposit (£75) online at our website www.longcrag-ambleside.co.ukvia Paypal. You can also make an online transfer payment direct to our bank. Sort Code:- 40-47-01. Account No :- 81053817
Cheques are also accepted payable to E Watson.
The balance for your holiday must be paid 6 weeks prior to your visit.
We recommend visitors to take out Holiday Cancellation Insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Visitors can arrive after 3pm and leave by 10am on departure day.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available out of peak seasons.
Monday - Thursday £220
Friday - Sunday £220
One well behaved dog is allowed at £15 per week.
Cot Hire and High Chair £10 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Long Crag Annexe has a modern shower room with walk in shower, washbasin & toilet.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The double bedroom has a king size beds. Extra sleeping is available in the lounge area if required. A travel cot is available for hire.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is light and spacious Outside: The garden has tiered patios with steps between, the top patio has table, chairs and barbecue. The bottom patio has a bench seat. Utility Room: The utility room has a chest freezer and a plentiful supply of coat hooks. Bedding for bed settee. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen is provided and is change weekly for long stay visitors. The supply of own towels is required. Other: The bedroom and lounge are connected to the kitchen by a spacious hallway. Shower room off.

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