|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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 new 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.
New 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 or two large single beds with 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
We had a wonderful Christmas everything was perfect we are thinking about booking for next Christmas
Beautiful apartment, the views are spectacular. Would definitely recommend it. We will come again in Summer to enjoy sitting on the lovely balcony.
We had a magical weekend. We met Father Christmas and watched the lantern parade. Followed by a firework display which we could see clearly from our apartment. We went swimming in the lovely pool situated in the complex. The only negative aspect we could find was that the internet Wifi was a little unreliable. However everything else was perfect.
Located very closely to the many local amenities that Ambleside had to offer. A great starting point for many walks both short and long. Great views of Ambleside town and nearby mountains. Apartment came with its own car parking space which is very important in Ambleside. Ambleside itself very centrally located within the Lake District to visit a number of different places by car.
The apartment itself had an excellent bedroom, bathroom and lounge/kitchen.
A great holiday.
We have stayed in this complex in various apartments many times over the years, but this is by far the best and most comfortable to date.
Everything we needed was here, it is well maintained and has a wonderful bathroom and lovely views over the town to the fells beyond.
We had excellent communication with Lesley the owner both before and during our stay.We will definately be returning, hopefully on a regular basis.
Thank you for letting us share your lovely home.
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.
|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.