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Willowbank Nook

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066544)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “Having had an excellent cottage in Keswick with Sykes Cottages in August, unfortunately this was not up to scratch.”

    The cottage was in a lovely situation and we very much enjoyed the days we had out in the surrounding area. However, the cottage had very minimal equipment, as mentioned in previous reviews, and there was no welcome pack giving useful details about Ambleside such as location of banks, supermarkets, other shops and restaurants etc. The main carpet in the lounge was stained and matted with dog hair. Luckily there was a hoover in the area outside our apartment, which we were told not to enter, ...

    The cottage was in a lovely situation and we very much enjoyed the days we had out in the surrounding area. However, the cottage had very minimal equipment, as mentioned in previous reviews, and there was no welcome pack giving useful details about Ambleside such as location of banks, supermarkets, other shops and restaurants etc. The main carpet in the lounge was stained and matted with dog hair. Luckily there was a hoover in the area outside our apartment, which we were told not to enter, and we were able to use this to clean the carpet. We think the owners should be more careful in making their property more welcoming.

    - Mr Filer, September 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We take on board your comments regarding kitchen equipment and the supply in the property has now been increased. there are some leaflets in the property about the area and Ambleside is only a 10 minute walk or 2 min drive away for shops, pubs and restaurants. We apologise if there was dog hair on the rug, as we do call or email all guests after their first night this could have been reported to us at the time and rectified. The hoover in the hallway is provided for the guests use and you do have access to the hallway. We hope these small issues would not deter you from returning to this lovely property in a fabulous location. Property Owner

Willowbank Apartments

Located within 1.3 acres of idyllic greenery and shared gardens are Willowbank Apartments, two welcoming ground-floor dwellings, nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park and just a short stroll into the centre of Ambleside. Both apartments provide a romantic escape for couples, ideal for a group couples getaway to the lakes, both with a private patio to enjoy sunsets at dusk with a drink in hand. All essential amenities can be found in the centre of Ambleside, boasting convenience stores for all your self-catering needs, as well as a wealth of dining experiences such as traditional pubs, quaint cafés, intimate restaurants, and three cinemas with authentic pizza. Hike up your walking boots and head out for a day of exploration around many of the best walking trails in the UK, including challenging hikes up Skiddaw, The Old Man of Coniston and Scafell Pike, or rambles along Low Brow Barn and Wansfell. Explore fabulous Lake District attractions like Wordsworth Country, Beatrix Potter World, Aira Force Waterfall, and the Lakes Aquarium, as well as days out at Keswick, Rydal, Grasmere, Windermere, and Kendal further afield. Spend a day at the romantic Ullswater, indulging in a romantic lakeside dining experience or visiting one of the nearby lakes for a long walk and picnic with your loved ones. See the best of the Lake District at Willowbank Apartments.

The property

Willowbank Nook is a beautiful ground-floor apartment nestled just outside Ambleside and only a short stroll down to the village.

Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, boasting lovely sunset views towards Wansfell and underfloor heating, this welcoming abode is perfect for a romantic retreat.

The property sits on one acre of shared grounds for guests to use, here you can take a romantic stroll and set up a picnic in this tranquil haven.

Head inside and into the king-size bedrooms to drop off your bags and prepare for an exciting day, making sure to wash away your trip in the en-suite shower room, a sleek space for you to relax and rejuvenate.

Head home after a long day of exploring the lakes, popping open a bottle of wine as you show off your best home-cooking skills in the kitchen, equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, and a dishwasher.

Catch-up with your other half over your delicious meal on the dining table, a great place to spend quality time together and even play a few board games!

Grab more drinks and snacks on a warm evening and sit out on your very own private patio, watching the sunset after a perfect day together before cosying up on the sofa in front of the Smart TV.

Willowbank Nook is a dreamy base for your trip to the lakes.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066112, together sleeping four guests.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating/underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on private driveway for one car
  • Private patio with seating and shared grounds
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking and no children
  • Shop and pub, 0.7 miles downhill
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location

AMBLESIDE

Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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