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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful property in superb location - we have returned home and re booked to come back!"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Well appointed - well positioned apartment in the beautiful town of Ambleside."

    Roomy open plan (pics do not do it justice) and very comfy sofas and reading chairs. Small balcony with a ghyll view (just) - but little used as very cold - but i imagine gorgeous in the warmer months. Very well stocked kitchen with all the things we needed and much more besides. Be aware this on the way out of town and thus up a hill and then some step steps into the apartment - so not suitable for the less mobile. Brilliant apartment as always from Lakelovers - we look forward to the next trip.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Nov 2023

  • "Love acorns, a great holiday place to stay."

    We loved the Christmas tree touch by the owners too . Never fails to disappoint

    Reviewed by Lindy5.0Nov 2023

  • "A beautiful and very comfortable place to stay."

    Our 3rd time there and will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable and even nicer than it looked on the photographs."

    The location is fantastic with many walks accessible from the property. I can only think of two negatives. 1 - the steps up to the front door are very slippery when wet. 2- the floorboards upstairs are very loud meaning there is no chance of quietly nipping to the toilet through the night, but I'm nit picking here. We have already booked to come back next summer!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay."

    This is our second time and will book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2023

  • "Charming, comfortable, beautifully equipped, peaceful property in ideal location on edge of Ambleside."

    Within walking distance of shops, buses and Windermere ferries. Thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We felting was very clean and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed for our family. Thank you for all your help making are holiday one to remember. Would recommend to friends and family. We're even thinking about staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay, everything you could possibly need."

    We would highly recommend staying here, and would love to come again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was lovely and the perfect size for a family of 5!"

    Loved the huge open planned Lounge, Kitchen & Diner - so much room. The location is great, a short 5 min walk down the hill into Ambleside and all the attractions. It's a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another beautiful week in your property."

    Our third stay here.

    Hi Mark, we're so glad you had another enjoyable stay at Acorns. I hope you have taken away a few special memories and that you are soon planning your next trip away, whether that's in the Lakes or elsewhere. Thank you for letting us know Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Property was clean inside however stairways and balcony was very dirty."

    I had a 3 years old so had to clean on first day to be able to use the balcony

    Thank you for your comments, We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Syed4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great modern well equipped holiday property."

    Well thought out design. Would love to return in off peak season again

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Acorns."

    The apartment is beautifully decorated and well thought out. We stayed as a family of four- 2 adults and 2 children and there was everything we could have needed and more. Definitely one of the best places we have stayed in Ambleside, a perfect base for walks, popping into Ambleside or visiting farther afield in the Lakes. Thank you for a lovely week, we will miss listening to the waterfall every morning over breakfast and would love to come back in the future.

    Thanks, Kayleigh, for letting us know how much you enjoyed Acorns. We hope you manage to return again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Feb 2023

  • "It’s a great location, very well equipped apartment, love the recent new changes to the lounge area."

    It’s our home from home is Acorns…if you ever sell it be sure to let us know. Already booked again for next February (2024).

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Acorns. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindy5.0Jan 2023

  • "Wow - what an amazing place."

    We booked 'Acorns' at short notice as fancied a break in the mountains in January. Absolutely loved it - so warm, comfortable, and the Owners had thought of everything. The weather was 'rubbish' all week, but being able to go back to such a luxurious place after a day out walking more than made up for it. Only one comment - as it rained so much the front door was 'swollen' and stiff to open at times, but just required a 'good shove' to get in :-) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jan 2023

  • "Acorns is the perfect base for a week in the Lakes."

    Really comfortable accommodation. Great living room area and well appointed kitchen. The bedrooms have comfy beds. The weather was incredibly wet but It didn’t matter as amongst the walks it was nice spending time in the flat. Would definitely recommend Acorns and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Property was excellent and very enjoyable stay."

    The car parking was a little problematic, especially with three large cars occupying the spaces for the neighbouring properties. Maybe worth mentioning that a smaller car would be preferable?

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant week."

    Very comfortable property,everything you could need.Good furnishings and finished to a high standard.One suggestion,I can only get the bath water as hot as the shower,due to the scalding setting on shower.Tap water from the sink much hotter.By the time the bath fills the water has cooled down;perhaps I’m doing something wrong.Showers great,would definitely stay again. Thanks,Pete M.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, very spacious for 3 people."

    We had a problem in the back bedroom with wasps and couldn't open the window all week. We contacted you but didn't receive a reply back. We had a few wasps in the room each day. It was also mentioned by previous guests.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Oct 2022

  • "The accommodation is very good and the recent improvements bring it up to date."

    It is well equipped, comfortable and close to amenities. The two problems we experienced were attended to quickly. The upstairs bathroom sink was blocked and a wasp nest on balcony was a nuisance as we couldn’t use it. The nest was still active when we left however. The freezer does need defrosting but is usable. The biggest issue however is that the bedroom floorboards squeak excessively and if both bedrooms are in use a decent nights sleep is out of the question! If this is sorted Acorns would be excellent.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Sep 2022

  • "The apartment was outstanding in every way."

    It had everything we would have wished and it was extremely clean & well-equipped. We would love to return to it in the future as it was perfectly positioned for the town, yet very quiet. We have visited Ambleside many times and this accommodation was by far the best. Many thanks to the owners for sharing it!

    Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay and that the property gave you what you needed. Thank you very much for your feedback - it's so useful to hear both positive and negative exeriences. We do hope you manage to come back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have stayed in Acorns many times."

    It is a lovely apartment and the recent changes have made it more comfortable. It is very conveniently located and is a really quiet apartment. Excellent base for Ambleside

    Thank you for your lovely comments - we are really pleased you liked the refurbishments and enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic apartment we enjoyed everything about it"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "The apartment is lovely however there are small things that let it down, bulbs broken with no replacements (wall light, cooker hood bulb) Door handles broken (living room door handle broken and slammed shut if not wedged and downstairs bathroom won’t lock properly)."

    Security was an issue too - letter box flap on back kept falling off making it really easy to put your hand through to twist the lock and open the front door. There was also a build up of dust etc behind all of the beds.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay at Acorns. Acorns has since changed ownership and the new owners will be carrying out a refurbishment, among the things to be changed are all the door handles and the letter box. Cleaning will be improved and the cooker hood bulb has been changed. We do hope that despite these issues you will return to Acorn in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Dec 2021

  • "We love Acorns, it has everything we want in accommodation, perfectly situated and since opening up the kitchen to the lounge diner it ticks all boxes."

    Reviewed by Lindy4.4Nov 2021

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation."

    Great for relaxing and cooking meals. Very handy for Ambleside even the hill. My wife’s first bath did result in a mass of dirt traced to the bath plug but other than that no issues. Personally I missed my coffee maker (nespresso) but next time will take it. Great place and great break.

    We would like to thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed the property and the location. We have passed the comments on regarding the coffee machine to the owner for their consideration. With regards to the plug, they will ensure that this is checked every time as it may have been out of use for a while. We appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you back to Acorns again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Nov 2021

  • "The Acorns was really good, well appointed and we really couldn't find fault with the flat."

    our problem was that it was situated up the Kirkstone pass which meant it was unsuitable as we are of the age when knees start creaking & the balance is not as it should be we had to resort to using the car to get down the hill and then park up, at a cost, when we wanted to go anywhere. I would certainly recommend the Acorns but perhaps you could make people aware of this minor problem.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment at the top of the hill with a view of the mountains."

    Luxurious and comfortable. There were board games too, which the kids enjoyed playing in the evenings. Town is just five minutes walk. I would return again if it were not so far...

    Reviewed by Ishak5.0Aug 2021

  • "It is a lovely apartment well furnished and decorated."

    We were very comfortable and would happily stay here again. The only two negative features were the steep stairs to the front door when carrying luggage and the snug parking, but still a good experience.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Jul 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.


  • Duplex Apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x triple (From June this room with be 1 Superking zip-link and 1 single)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Acorns is a very stylish two-bedroom apartment in Ambleside, a small bustling town in the Lake District National Park.

Pause for a moment as you enter this modern and comfortable apartment from the balcony to admire the views to magnificent Fairfield.

Step into the entrance hall which leads to the attractive sitting room and dining area.

After your journey, wind down and relax on the comfortable corner suite, listening to your favourite music, enjoying the reading area, or log onto the smart TV.

Step through the patio doors onto your furnished balcony and enjoy a drink while overlooking the river below.

Create an appetizing meal in the beautifully fitted kitchen and enjoy in the tasteful din-ing area.

Climb the stairs to find two elegantly decorated bedrooms, one king size room with a double bed and a large room with three singles (From June this room with be 1 Superking zip-link and 1 single).

A modern family bathroom awaits upstairs with bath and shower over, a basin, and a WC.

There is a second shower room with shower, basin and WC in the lower hallway.

Why not leave the car for the day and head out on foot to the surrounding hills to enjoy some of the most dramatic countryside the National Park has to offer?

Head off to the summit of Todd Crag or Wansfell and if you feel adventurous try the acclaimed Fairfield Horseshoe.

All from your door-step.

Fancy a more relaxing day?

Take things easy, stroll down to the town and enjoy the Heritage Trail which takes you to some of the most interesting old parts of the village or take in the beautiful river walk in Rothay Park.

Browse the individual shops and enjoy a drink and a meal in one of the many cafes, restaurants or pubs in the town centre.

Take a 15-minute walk from the town centre to stunning Lake Windermere at Waterhead and take a cruise or hire a boat.

Make the most of precious time with your loved ones on a relaxing retreat to Acorns.

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

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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