Ambleside, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 301)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

A first floor flat situated in the popular village of Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Built in traditional Lakeland slate it offers basic, reasonably well equipped holiday accommodation, including a spacious sitting room. Cranford is ideally placed, as all of the village amenities are within walking distance. Enjoy watersports or a cruise on Windermere, or visit the waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force - there is something for everyone! A great base from which to explore all that this beautiful region has to offer. Please note: Cranford is an apartment and is situated above a restaurant in the centre of Ambleside on the Windermere to Keswick Road.


All first floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with washbasin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath with electric shower over, washbasin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Spacious sitting room with gas fire. Entrance hall.


Gas fire and supplementary electric heaters. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, DVD player. Gas and electricity charged at cost from meter reading. Bed linen inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Private off road parking for two cars (for residents only). Sorry, no pets. Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “Spot on for convenience and ameneties...”
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    • “We stayed here for one week, we found the facilities more than adequate for our needs - the lady who owns the cottage commented that people had critisised for not having WIFI and other modcons but it didn't bother us at all. The property is situated right in the centre of Ambelsdie, close to shops and buus links accross Lakeland, but access from a pirvate croft provides a degree of privacy. The flat was very comfortable indeed and we had no problems with any aspect of our stay.”

    ColinLiptrot, Bolton, April 2014

    • “Nice flat in central position”
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    • “My wife & I stayed here for a week & found the flat comfortable, whilst the furnishings are a litte dated the flat provides a more than adequate stay. The only downside to this flat is you cannot have the door open when the restaurant downstairs is operating as the smell of food cooking wafts into the premises. There is no wifi offered in this property but BT openzone is a available”

    Bruce S, Leeds, United Kingdom, July 2013

    • “Fantastic!!!”
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    • “Loved this place. It was such a lovely little cottage in the centre of Ambleside. The lady who owed it was VERY pleasant and ensured we had everything we needed and if we needed any help we could just give her a knock and she'd be their. Simple things such as having a pint of milk in the fridge for when we got their were an added bonus and all tea and coffee etc was provided. Would definately recommend it and next time i go back i hope there's space left.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Co. Durham, February 2010

    • “At your convenience!”
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    • “A very friendly welcome from the very first phone call - sounded like home from home. Good directions and a warm welcome with the essential tea, milk and sugar provided and the warm welcome continues. Friendly throughout the week but without being intrusive. The flat was warm with everything needed for a comfortable stay. A great place to come back to after a day out and a great place to stay warm and cosy on those inevitable wet days. Shops, take-aways, restaurants, pubs (food) all within a short stroll. We left the car parked in the private space outside the flat most of the time and took walks starting from the flat or just a short bus ride away. A great place to stay and being able to smoke in the dry on the wet and windy day was a great bonus.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, December 2009

    • “Cranford 301”
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    • “Excellent location and very friendly owners. Will definately go back.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ambleside - Cranford, December 2009

    • “Great position, quality accommodation”
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    • “Right in the middle of Ambleside; you couldn't want for a better location. Bars, food and views all within short walking distances. Very spacious, good facilities and off-street parking. Marvellous”

    Chris Mann, Essewx, December 2009

    • “Nice Place, Rubbish Weather”
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    • “Cranford is very well situated near the centre of ambleside on the main road into town. The only slight downside being that it is above a Chinese Restaurant, so during the evening there is minor background noise. The apartment was very spacious with 3 good sized bedrooms as well as a lounge and kitchen. There is a flight of steps up to the entrance which may not suit retired folks or young children. The owner lives across the way and is available to greet you and easy to contact if needed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Brighouse, December 2011

    • “Friendly and basic accommodation in perfect location.”
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    • “In the middle of bustling ambleside but with loads of walking straight from the door, we never once felt the need to use the car. The little Cinema just up the road was an uexpected bonus.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheltenham, September 2011

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    • “This is the best holiday property we know in Ambleside.”

    Ms Laver, London, May 2014

About the location


Windermere 4 miles; 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.

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