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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous place."

    Excellent location and excellent parking. Facilities were brilliant. We could definitely live there! The Christmas decorations were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay here."

    Well situated in Ambleside With off road parking. The property was very clean. Maybe a little dated in places but lovely powerful shower and spotlessly clean bathroom. Bed is sadly just a double so felt a bit small for us but the mattress was comfortable. We didn’t take advantage of the gym pass because we hiked so much but it was nice to have as an option Great to have a welcome basket with some local goodies in it. All in all a very nice stay that I would recommend to anyone and would visit again.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments and i will pass them on to my cleaner Would just like to say the bed is a 5 foot king size sorry you felt it was a bit small you possibly have a super kingsize at home look forward to seeing you again next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Nov 2023

  • "Back to our favourite town in the Lake District Ambleside ."

    Second visit this year to Afton a wonderful cosy Home from Home. This apartment has everything one would require for a lovely visit Afton is in such a good position in the Town especially so in the evening all the Restaurants are walkable in 10mins max. We will be back next year Maggie and Bill

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property and a great location for a holiday in the Lake District."

    We would go there again.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent location with safe off road parking directly adjacent to property and only a 2 -3 minute walk to the centre of Ambleside."

    Property has everything you need, clean with good lay out, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it would be difficult to suggest any negatives. Would highly recommend and we would have no hesitation in stopping here again.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback and look forward to seeing you in 2024 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage to stay in for a break (or preferably for ever)."

    Every aspect of the cottage was excellent - comfort, cleanliness, spacious, amenities, facilities and all top specification. The rear garden was a particular delight on the warm evenings after a long day on the fells followed by a meal and drinks in Ambleside. The location of the cottage was perfect, not in the heart of town, but on the edge, two minutes walk into the centre. The town of Ambleside itself has much to offer - pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, places if interest - so much that we found a week was not long enough. Our whole week was superb, a great combination of a top class cottage in a brilliant location.

    Thankyou for your lovely feed back and glad you had a good holiday and we look forward to seeing you again very soon, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place with ideal location and well kitted out and couldn’t fault ..."

    Great place with ideal location and well kitted out and couldn’t fault anything apart from the bed was a bit too hard for our likening and the fridge was a bit small if you were there for a extended period of time

    Thankyou for your feed back and we have now changed the mattress for a medium one as we had a few comments about the firm mattress not alot i can do about a bigger fridge but might see if i can fit a drinks fridge ibto the kitchen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lewis4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, spotlessly clean, nice furnishings, conveniently located for town and walks, our weather was mixed but the cottage was a lovely relaxing retreat on wet days."

    The parking space was much appreciated! We intend to return later in the year.

    Thankyou for your feedback and also for the card you left me,my daughter is my cleaner and I will pass on your comments she does like the flat to look at its best and we look forward to you coming back to stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful home from home apartment, very comfortable and bright."

    Excellent location can walk everywhere. Would definitely recommend, thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Afton and look forward to seeing you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "A well maintained property in the middle of the village a lovely garden for ..."

    A well maintained property in the middle of the village a lovely garden for sitting or eating out in Within easy reach of all amenities One of the best properties we have rented over the years We would love to go back sometime soon

    Thankyou for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your stay at Afton and we look forward to seeing you on your return visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stay wish more properties were to your standard."

    Hopefully we will be back.

    Thankyou for your feedback my daughter is my cleaner and I will pass on your comments she does like it to look nice and does take alot of pride in her work.We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "An extremely comfortable and well-equipped flat which was ideally situated near the centre of Ambleside to provide an ideal base for exploring the town and surrounding lakes and fells."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Afton.

    Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Afton and we look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerald1.3May 2023

  • "Excellent lived the cottage and Ambleside - ideally placed"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved the reclining couches, great kitchen with everything we needed."

    The decor was lovely, nice bright rooms with large windows and lovely drapes. However we found the bed to be too firm for us.

    Reviewed by Berny4.7Mar 2023

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  • 1 bedrooms: 1 x King Size Bed, 1 bedrooms have en-suite
  • 1 x Bathroom with: Bath, Shower, Hand Basin, Towel Rail, Wc.
  • 1 x Living Dining
  • 1 x Kitchen
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway and dedicated space for 1 car
  • Garden with artificial lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles, Lake Windermere 0.8 miles
  • Note: There are steps up to the property
  • Note: Guests can park their car on the driveway on the day of check-out until 12pm
  • Note: Check-in from 2pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The owner provides complimentary membership at Choices Health Club during your stay which includes a gym and swimming facilities, further information available at the property upon arrival
  • Note: Sorry no children.

The property

Resting within a quiet location in the Cumbrian town of Ambleside is Afton, a delightful ground-floor apartment welcoming two guests.

Enjoying a rural setting within the Lake District National Park and just a stone's throw away from Lake Windermere, whilst benefiting from a private driveway, a homely living space, and a rear garden, the apartment delivers the ideal base for a couple's retreat, enveloped by hidden gems and nature-filled walking trails.

Park up and climb the steps, entering the inviting living/dining room, offering the perfect space to relax after a day of hiking and exploring, featuring plush recliner sofas, a gas fire, Smart TV, and a dining table to enjoy meals for two.

Head into the kitchen to fulfil your self-catered needs, where you'll find an array of culinary appliances, including a double electric oven and dishwasher.

Venture outside for some fresh air, where you can also dine, whilst taking in your peaceful surrounding, before returning indoors for a refresh in the en-suite, featuring both a bath and walk-in shower.

Rest in the king-size bedroom before awakening to an agenda filled with attractions, with the chance to trek up Wansfell Pike, tour Rydal Cave, visit Stock Ghyll Force, or discover The Bridge House and its heritage.

Travelling towards Grasmere, enjoy a stroll alongside the waterfall walkways, explore Wordsworth Grasmere, the former home of renowned poet William Wordsworth, or enjoy a tour of National Trust - Allan Bank and Grasmere, a Grade II listed Georgian villa, steep in elegance and history.

Reaching Lake Windermere, take advantage of the bustling area, dotted with attractions, with the opportunity to visit Hill Top Beatrix Potter House, summit Claife Heights, or opt for a cultural afternoon at National Trust - Wray Castle.

Keswick is also a place of interest, recommended to visit on your travels, where you can explore Keswick Museum and Derwent Pencil Museum, or head to the beautiful landscape of Derwent Water Jetties.

Take to Cumbria with Afton as your base.

This property only accepts arrivals on Fridays and Mondays
Sorry, no children

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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This property only accepts arrivals on Fridays and Mondays
Sorry, no children

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas