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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 785 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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.

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 with a 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 2016/17.

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

Owner
Lesley Stevens
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Lesley Stevens

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!!

Lesley Stevens purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Lesley Stevens chose Ambleside

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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. Hiring a motor boat on Lake Windermere for a few hours and taking a picnic is a lot of fun!

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Ambleside around the Lakes

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 785 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Complimentary Arran Aromatic toiletries. Underfloor heating
  • Recently 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedroom has Superking size bed which can be made with single duvets The 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 path, but the road is a lot more gentle.

Reviews

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Underhill: Luxury Apartment in Central Ambleside, Balcony, Fabulous Views, Pool
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5

Fabulous apartment in the heart of Ambleside within close reach of shops pubs restaurants etc

  • 5 of 5

No expense spared to make my stay feel special. The whole experience from first enquiry has been welcoming and friendly. Love the little luggage labels dotted about with nice messages especially the 'drink and enjoy' on the bottle of good red wine! I arrived to this warm luxurious oasis in torrential rain and snow and could have been happy if it stayed that way, the apartment with pool and views is fit for all weathers, but the sun came out and Spring arrived so the balcony came in very useful! After walking the fells I was so grateful to enter the rainforest shower before sleeping sound in the massive bed. This has been a holiday home I will not forget and I'm sure I will use again. Very big thank you 👍

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. There's nothing better in our opinion than going for a long walk and coming back and having a relaxing bath or invigorating shower before eating out at one of the fabulous restaurants down in Ambleside ! We look forward to welcoming you back again
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5

A very comfortable and well-equipped flat.

  • 5 of 5

Although we had not anticipated the drop-down bed in the living room, as two couples we managed the situation without fuss. We very much enjoyed staying in this apartment and were impressed by the thoughtful welcome gifts and the well-designed features. The bathroom was superb, and everywhere felt fresh,clean and well maintained.

It was a pity the spa was out of action on our last day, but we had enjoyed it and the pool during the week. The receptionist was very helpful and obliging. Thank you to our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous week in this great apartment. Stayed here three times now, would highly recommend. Great views from both inside and on the balcony. Convenient location with only a two minute walk away from centre but also really quite. Will definitely be back for another stay soon! Thank you Lesley & Chris

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you once again for staying and we look forward to welcoming you back again. This summer has been so great and the balcony has really been so popular!
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5

Great place to stay with fantastic views and amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay - very clean and welcoming. Owners very helpful keeping us informed throughout. Lovely bakery called Apple Pie just down the hill. Great to relax in pool and spa after a day of activities. Good cycling routes around the area and cruises along the lake. Would recommend and definitely come again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Top class apartment

  • 5 of 5

In the words of a well known song, Underhill was “Simply the best.............better than all the rest” We have stayed and rented many times in the Lakes but Underhill surpassed anywhere we have previously stayed. Lesley and Chris have a beautiful apartment that is so obviously cared for, the attention to every detail was superb, it was extremely well equipped and immaculate. We had fantastic nights sleep in what was one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in, and to wake up to the amazing view was a real bonus. As previous reviews have said, the bathroom is fabulous, but the icing on the cake was the balcony, furnished to a high standard, where coffee and wine tasted even better with the outstanding view, we sat out till late in the evening as we were so very lucky with the weather. We would have no hesitation to recommend Underhill, indeed we have already recommended it to family and friends, and we certainly will return ourselves, like we said “ it’s simply the best”

Thank you Lesley and Chris for allowing us to share your top class apartment and for the bottle of wine

Eleanor & Brian

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review - it is great when the weather allows you to enjoy the apartment's lovely balcony & views. We look forward to adding you to our growing list of repeat guests!
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5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week in the Lake District. We were lucky with the weather and were able to enjoy the sun on the balcony until 9pm on some days. A real sun trap in the late afternoon! The apartment was very well equipped, really comfortable and well thought out. The swimming pool in the complex was a bonus which we enjoyed nearly every day. Would happily recommend this to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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