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8 Waterhead Terrace

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Quite happy."

    Not much to complain.

    Thanks for using 8 Waterhead for your holiday . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Menggeng5.0Mar 2024

  • "This property is excellent,beautiful kitchen/diner with all facilities ..."

    This property is excellent,beautiful kitchen/diner with all facilities provided,comfy beds in both rooms,in a great position for walking into ambleside and for Waterhead pier,the room downstairs is crying out to be made into another area it’s far too nice for just taking your boots off,the attention to detail by the owners was great,definitely staying here again

    Thanks for staying and taking time to review regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable, warm and spacious cottage."

    Basement very handy for walking gear. Ideally located for all local amenities. Love Ambleside and this is one of our top 5 places we've stayed in.

    Thanks for your positive review , glad you found it warm and convenient regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic stay, so close the lake Windermere."

    House very modern and cosy, nice and warm. Really didn’t want to leave.

    What a lovely thing to say . Please come back ! Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very well equipped property and very clean."

    Thanks for picking 8 Waterhead and writing a positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great accommodation in a great location."

    Facilities superb, beds comfortable. Was like a home from home. Loved the area downstairs to unload our walking/swim/sup/kayak equipment. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in (and we’ve stayed in a lot!) Thanks.

    Thank you for the complimentary review and choosing 8 Waterhead for your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is an amazing house that was absolutely perfect for us."

    The basement area where you come in on the ground floor with a toilet and shower was great for after swimming and paddle boarding in the lake. Beautifully furnished and has been renovated to a high standard. Parking was great and meant we could leave the car and either go on the boat, bus or walk. Thank you for allowing us to stay there. We had an amazing week despite the unpredictable weather.

    Thanks for leaving a glowing review. Sorry the weather wasn’t with you all the time . Regards 8 Waterhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had such a lovely stay at this property, it’s got everything you need and more."

    It’s a minute walk to the pier which is such a fantastic view right on your doorstep.

    Many thanks for staying. Glad you found the house well located for your trip . Regards 8 Waterhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, spacious and immaculate property in a great location for exploring the Lake District."

    The house is in wonderful condition with everything you could need for a great family stay in the Lakes - comfy couch and beds, well stocked kitchen, good tv and Wi-Fi, 2 bathrooms and 2 WCs, etc. Everything was clean and really comfortable. The property is next to Waterhead Pier, a minute to Lake Windermere, just a 10min walk into the centre of Ambleside and close to the bus stop to Windermere, only a 15 minute ride away. We enjoyed our stay and would love to make a return visit.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on your trip . Glad you had a lovely holiday. Regards 8 Waterhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "The property was great, in a lovely location and really good value."

    Ambleside is beautiful, in our opinion much nicer than Bowness-on-Windmere, which we visited and Windmere itself which we drove through. Everything you need in the kitchen. The sofa could have done with a vacuum under the cushions and there could have been more soft furnishings to make the main space a little more cosy, it does feel a little bare, totally understand that it needs to be easy to service/clean though. We really struggled with the padlock for the parking post. The basement room was a surprise! Could you fit a pool table/dartboard or something in there to make more use of it? All in all, really good property and we’d definitely go back. Thanks

    Thanks for choosing 8 Waterhead.Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt4.4Dec 2022

  • "The apartment is immaculate inside- very well furnished and with a new kitchen and bathrooms, it was so very comfortable and warm."

    The location is very good for access to Windermere pier and walking distance to Ambleside centre. I don’t hesitate to recommend it. Even better if …and this bit below needn’t be published An extra ‘real’ chair would be good for a 4th person, as the sofa only comfortably seats 3, plus a bedside lamp per bedside and some lamps in the lounge area as there is only the main bright ceiling light. I am sure the downstairs entrance room is due for extra furniture / use as a sofa-bed and extra TV lounge. The outside area at the front was in need of some tidying up as part of general maintenance.

    Thanks for the positive feedback . The front entrance is booked for a redesign . Try and get a good builder these days ! A near impossiblity ! Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Davina4.7Nov 2022

  • "Can't fault this property at all!"

    It was everything the description said & more! Clean, modern, comfortable, great location & the open plan kitchen/lounge was perfect for us. Would definitely recommend & not hesitate to book again if we stay in the Ambleside area in the future, 10 out of 10 :))))

    Thanks for taking the time to post a lovely review. Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was absolutely wonderful!"

    Everything we could possibly need was provided which was really impressive. The location was great, very close to town centre, and near the lake. Parking was provided which was important. The cleanliness, facilities, and tidiness of the place was all tip-tops. Would definitely go again!

    Thanks for your positive review. You are very kind .I will compliment the cleaners . Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rahma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Place was lovely! The padlock on the car parking does not work, idea to get it fixed , we got round it in the end but wasn't ideal trying to get in with 2 babies. Other than that, was great.

    Thanks for the great review . So sorry about the padlock , it is fiddly , I’ll get it replaced. Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaclyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was lovely and well equipped, the only thing I would say the sofa was fine for the two of us but if there had been 4 adults staying in the property we would have been struggling could do with 2 comfy chairs as well as a sofa rather than a bean bag after hard days walking ."

    Thanks for staying , your custom is very much appreciated. Regards 8 Waterhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at 8 Waterhead Terrace Cottage is very well equipped, warm , good location , We found the parking space brilliant , right at back door of cottage ,lots of space on entering for boots coats all extra luggage bags , we have an Audi A4 managed parking no problem , it is a tight lane though A bedside table at other side of double bed is required, also a table lamp in lounge area , minor points but would make a difference, Definitely would return ."

    Thanks for choosing 8 Waterhead, it’s a pleasure to have you stay and flattering you are considering returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a great time visiting relatives in the lakes."

    A lovely clean well appointed cottage. We shall look forward to staying here again

    Thank you for your kind review and choosing 8 Waterhead . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stayed for three nights."

    Lovely, well-specced property - everything you need for a break from life. Just a (short) 15 minute walk into Ambleside. Two issues stop me from giving a maximum score… 1. The mattress on the main bed is too hard. 2. The main (double) bedroom is at the front of the house, and the house is on the main road into Ambleside so quite a bit of road noise is present. These two issues meant that we didn’t get a decent night’s sleep.

    Thanks for the positive feedback and choosing 8 Waterhead . Sorry you found the mattress too firm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house which was well very well equipped - it was great having the downstairs room and drying rack after walking all day in the rain."

    Thanks for your wonderful review . Glad you could dry off in comfort after exploring in the rain Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2021

  • "House is immaculate and everything - literally - is brand new!"

    My one minor issue is that it would be helpful to have a bedside table on both sides of the double bed with sockets! Also, as someone else mentioned, the parking space is small but we had a mini which fitted perfectly. Thanks again. Lovey property and holiday!

    Thank you for your supportive review Dr Hextall . Regards 8 Waterhead . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Oct 2021

  • "25 September 2021."

    The terraced house was recently renovated we guessed. Most of the equipement was brand new to the extent of some being in the box or wrapper. We had a few minor issues but nothing to worry about. The house is on three levels and we found we did not use the bottom level other than for entry and exit. The shower and bathroom on this level is useful but not convenient as the bedrooms are on the top floor. We did not use the front door at all as it goes out onto a busy road and the back is more attractive and has the parking space. Parking space is tight but OK for most cars. Need to have a tea pot installed. Add one bedside cabinet and light to the main bedroom and other bedroom if it will fit. (Chest of drawers in second room has small drawers and not useful). Need one table tamp in lounge. TV is excellent and has all streaming services installed. WIFI is excellent. Overall would recommend this place for 4 people. I would say that the photos on the website do not reflect the (better) reality - think it is because the decor is all white and refelcts the light.

    Many thanks for your comprehensive and positive review .The constructive feedback is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great location, really clean and bigger cottage than expected."

    The cottage has everything you can think of. Some road noise but that is well communicated upfront. Will stay again!

    Thank you for your complimentary review and considering returning to 8 Waterhead in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location in terms of being close to the pier and a short walk into Ambleside but the road at the front of the property was very noisy and busy and so we did not use the front entrance as we have two children."

    Thank you for choosing 8 Waterhead for your late summer holiday . Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Clearly recently refurbished, spotlessly clean and everything you need in the accommodation."

    Amazing location with literally everything you need on your doorstep. On a busy road, but this is clearly indicated on the website, so no surprises; avoid if this might bother you though as it can be noisy. Too many positives to mention, but being a stones throw from the lake is right up there! Overall, highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your kind and thoughtful review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, all brand new and clean, very spacious and comfortable."

    Fully equipped, space for car, couldn’t ask for more!

    Thank you for your lovely review. I’m thrilled the house met all your needs. Regards 8 Waterhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house is in a good location."

    Have stayed in better places for the same price, but suspect this is just covid related and everyone having holidays in the uk.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m happy you found the house well placed for your trip . Regards 8 Waterhead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley3.8Aug 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Yard which can be used for bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The front door leads to a small courtyard which opens out onto the main road, please take care
  • Note: This property is situated next to a busy main road, there may be some traffic noise
  • Cot and High Chair available.

The property

Settled in the delightful town of Ambleside in Cumbria, is this super Victorian end of terrace house, 8 Waterhead Terrace.

Perched right next to the famous Lake Windemere, 8 Waterhead Terrace is a superb setting for exploring the lakes, enjoying close proximity to Grasmere and Keswick.

Step into the contemporary open-plan living space, where you can impress your guests with your culinary skills in the well-equipped kitchen, as your guests lay the dining room table and uncork a bottle of wine.

Retire to the large corner sofa where you can enjoy your favourite TV show on the Smart TV with your loved ones.

Head to the lower-ground-floor where you can take advantage of the shower room, perfect for getting ready for the day with complete privacy.

Back on the first floor, there is a handy cloakroom, ideal for a quick freshen up.

As the evening grows darker, head up to the first floor where you will find two light and airy bedrooms, a double and a twin, both great for catching your rest.

Enjoy a soothing soak in the bath with your favourite book, before joining your guests downstairs for coffee.

Explore your local surroundings, your first activity being right on your doorstep, Lake Windemere, where you can get involved with a variety of watersports, from paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and wakeboarding to name a few.

For those who prefer to get out on the water but less hands-on, there are cruises and boat trips which take place on the lake frequently, perfect for taking in the beautiful scenery.

Head to Windemere, where you can embark up Queen Adelaides Hill which has impressive views over Lake Windemere and the Langdale Pikes in the distance, delve into history at the Windemere Jetty Museum, which offers family activities and steam-launch tours.

Just a little further is the village of Grasmere, where you can take a tour of the home of the famous poet William Wordsworth, with beautiful gardens and onsite team rooms, or enjoy a wander around the Faeryland Grasmere, where you can take boat tours and spot the local wildlife followed by a pot of tea and a slice of cake on the lawn.

For an unforgettable trip to the Lakes, choose 8 Waterhead Terrace.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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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