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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Walker's Retreat, Ambleside, sleeps 3

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Walker's Retreat

Walker's Retreat, Ambleside, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £391.00

This stylish ground floor apartment in Ambleside in the Lake District can sleep three people in two bedrooms.

Walker's Retreat is a stylish ground floor apartment a short walk from the centre of Ambleside near Lake Windermere in the Lake District. The property can sleep three people in two bedrooms, including a king-size double, a single room and a bathroom boasting a kidney-shaped bath. The rest of the cottage offers a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a gas fire and sliding doors leading to a patio with wonderful views towards the town of Loughrigg and Loughrigg Fell, while outside, steps lead up to the parking area where you will find off road parking for one car.

Situated just outside the delightful village of Ambleside, Walker's Retreat is the perfect base for a holiday exploring the Lake District.


Superb apartment
Walker's Retreat is a sperb apartment - fitted out to the highest standard, clean and comfortable. When you find the secret stairway down through the garden into the main street, you realise how brilliantly situated it is for shops, restaurants and buses - all literally minutes away. We have stayed in Ambleside many times but this was our first visit to Walker's Retreat and we were really impressed. A word of warning though, the apartment is part of a small complex which sadly has little in the way of sound-proofing. The walls and ceilings are paper-thin and we could hear everything from the surrounding apartments. It wasn't that our neighbours were particularly rowdy but, because of the thin walls, etc. we could hear every door closing, voices in conversation and T.V. sounds. This was partly remedied by the purchase of earplugs, but couldn't prevent a few sleepless nights during our stay. The noise was a shame because otherwise this apartment would be absolutely perfect.
Alan B

Our favourite place in the UK!
This property has everything you need as a perfect base to explore the area. Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy to relax in after a day of walking, with amazing views from the sun-trap balcony. Its great to have private, convenient parking for the flat. This is our fourth visit and we're about to book in one for 2019! Can't recommend enough.

A real "Walker's Retreat"
Great location for town and surrounding countryside. Spotlessly clean and cosy with wonderful views of the hills from the lounge. Everything you could wish for is provided. Parking close to the apartment with sufficient space for an SUV. Highly recommended; can't wait to make a return visit to this holiday cottage.

Great location,clean, cosy , comfortable accomodation
Great location, short walk through garden to central Ambleside. Clean, modern and well fitted out kitchen and bathroom. Efficient heating. Lovely sitting out on balcony admiring view with a glass of wine after a day exploring .

Perfect location
Flat clean tidy and well equipped with lovely views from the lounge and patio .Perfect location less than 5 minutes walk into Ambleside with many restaurants and pubs covering all tastes .Parking a bit tight otherwise no complaints and would certainly consider returning next time we visit the Lakes .
Vivien E



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds


Gas central heating with gas fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Off road parking for 1 car
Front patio
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Note: There 6 steps from the lounge to bedrooms plus steps to property from parking area
Note: Garden is terraced
Note: Unfenced patio in elevated position
Note: Property not suitable for children under 12 years
Please note check in time is 5pm and check out time is 9am

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bridge House - 0.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ambleside Roman Fort - 0.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stock Ghyll Force - 0.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Stagshaw Garden - 0.9 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 0.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

High Sweden Bridge - 1.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rydal Falls - 1.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rydal Mount - 1.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Rydal Water - 1.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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