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Ghyll View

(Ref. 1042621)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was advertised and featured photographs of a balcony overlooking the Ghyll , when we arrived there was no key for the door , over the next 3 days we spent time on the phone , live chat , WhatsApp etc to be told the day before we left that the balcony was out of bounds , understand these things happen , but the multiple calls and messages not being returned was extremely frustrating, this included by daughter managing to get through to your call centre only to be told that due to data protection they could not discuss the booking with her !"

    Ridiculous , communication very poor

    Reviewed by Darren3.1Mar 2024

  • "Spacious and clean apartment with good shower and bathroom facilities."

    The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was extremely workable. Walking boots and coats had their own special area in the entrance hall. Ghyll view was a great location being so near Ambleside and Stockghyll Force. The television and dvd player, and board games were useful entertainment in the evenings. We had comfortable and happy stay.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. It is appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found Ghyll View comfortable and clean. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at this property."

    Toasty warm and the Christmas decorations were very welcome. Comfy sofas, big telly, spacious, all within easy walking distance of the town. Our only negatives relate the the 'estate' of the Falls. The road to the property had not been cleared with thick snow making it difficult to get to the property. Also some of the road lights were out making walking at night tricky particularly with the snow and ice

    Thank you for your positive feedback about the property. We are pleased that you found it welcoming and enjoyed the Christmas decorations. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties you experienced due to the road not being cleared. Unfortunately this was the weekend that people had been stranded in Ambleside and around the Lake District due to the very rapid and thick snowfall and emergency services were struggling to cope. Under normal circumstances the approach would have been cleared. Apologies again and we hope to welcome you to Ghyll View again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property"

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall lovely holiday apartment."

    Entrance up half a flight of stairs to a well equipped kitchen and large living area with dining table. Downstairs to three good size bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom. Pros Very well equipped. Beautifully clean. Nice furniture and furnishings. Luxury clean deep living area carpet. Good quality bedding and towels. Modern smart TV WiFi just about adequate (unless you are a teenager!) Good location for walking into town or out on excellent low and high fell walks from the doorstep. Quiet location Cons Poorly ventilated downstairs bathrooms with obvious long term condensation problem. Very strict instructions and threats to withhold deposit if bathroom fans not used. We obsessively ran the bathroom fans for over an hour after showers and opened all bedroom doors and windows to help air the bathrooms but condensation levels remained high and this felt like a real chore everyday that should not be a concern on holiday. Washer/dryer advertised and we packed clothing expecting to be able to use this; however washer very poor at spinning clothes and even an hour in the dryer didn’t dry clothes. The last things the property needs is wet clothes drying so we ended up making do without washing clothes as planned. Parking spot is very narrow between wooden car port supports. Had to fold wing mirrors every time and edge in and out. Made even more difficult by neighbouring spot being double parked so difficult to approach at exact straight angle. Outside rubbish bins and recycling boxes all full, spent latter part of holiday trying to find public recycling facilities. Be aware very steep walk or drive home each day/night but the hills are what attracted us here!

    Thank you for your positive feedback regarding cleanliness, equipment and other facilities at Ghyll View. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday overall and that you were pleased with the location. I agree that you should not have had to run the fans for so long but all we ask if that they are run whilst using the bathrooms and leave them to run until they automatically switch off. We have had guests turning them off completely which has caused problems in the past. The washer/dryer, as far as we are aware, is in good working order but someone from the holiday company would have come to investigate had you let them know. We will have this looked at. There are visitor parking spaces available at The Falls and very near to the apartment if you find getting a large car into the spaces difficult. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Aug 2023

  • "Ghyll view is ideally situated for lots of walks and going into Ambleside."

    It’s was very clean and tidy upon arrival and way to find on the Falls complex. It has everything we needed for our stay and would recommend the cottage for a stay in the Lakes.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you to Ghyll View again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location , only 10 minute walk from beautiful Ambleside."

    Property spacious and comfortable. Towels were provided although not clear in description. WiFi and TV worked well. Up a steep hill but it’s not too far so not as problem for us. Great base for exploring. Lots of walks/runs straight from door. We took advantage of the capped bus fares so left the car at the property most of the week. Easedale Tarn from Grasmere and Wansfell straight from door both lovely walks. Or just a stroll round Rydal water. Lots of lovely places to eat and drink in Ambleside and surrounding Towns/Villages. Via Ferrata and Sailing lessons at Derwent water Marina were both great activities for our two boys. We got the weather so had the best week.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and we're glad that you had an enjoyable holiday and stay. We hope to welcome you back to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely property let down by the state of the windows - filthy with a couple of handles/stoppers missing."

    According to a notice on a post outside, there are plans to replace the windows in most of the apartments, but meanwhile..........

    Thank you for your feedback. We are aware that windows need replacing and have just been granted planning permission for that to take place. This is a lengthy process and cannot be carried out on an individual apartment basis in order to maintain the look of the building. We hope that overall you enjoyed your stay and that you found the accommodation of a high standard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2023

  • "This is a really nice property that fitted our requirements well and we would stay again without hesitation."

    My only gripe was that cooking utensils were limited with small pans and no vegetable peeler (although there was the biggest slow cooker I think I've ever seen) and that other than plates, I don't think that there was 6 of anything that matched and it felt like the property was well overdue for a stock take followed by a trolley dash in Wilko's! Netflix with nice big TV and sound bar made evenings in a pleasure. Well recommended.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We have taken your comments about kitchen equipment very seriously and will be renewing/restocking in time for the next guests. We hope to welcome you back to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Apr 2023

  • "Good location for local facilities The hair dryer was missing There was no ..."

    Good location for local facilities The hair dryer was missing There was no Sky package There was no iPod dock All the above advertised as included

    Apologies for any inconvenience and we hope it did not spoil the enjoyment of your stay. We will ensure that the wording is changed to reflect the changes we have recently made. There is a new Smart TV with Freesat and access to Netflix as well as many other features. The Sound Bar that is underneath the TV acts as an iPod/iphone dock through Bluetooth. We will make sure this is reworded. We were not aware that the hairdryer was missing and we will ensure this is replaced immediately. It is usually kept in the en-suite bedroom dressing table but may have been moved. Had you contacted Heart of the Lakes we could have ensured this was replaced during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2022

  • "We have been staying in different properties in this location for a number of years now and always love to return to the lakes and Ambleside as a family."

    We did however have a few niggles with this stay. When we arrived at the property we noticed certain areas appeared a bit grubby, surfaces in the on-suite bathroom could have done with a wipe down, the other toilet had not been cleaned satisfactorily as evidenced by the remnants of someone else’s bowels! Even things like the dishwasher having not been emptied was not the best first impression. There was no kitchen basics provided (not even salt and pepper), which is disappointing. There was no hand soap in either bathroom which is normally provided as a basic in other properties we have stayed in over the years. Something we found particularly disappointing was the total lack of any tourist information (for example leaflets for local attractions, address of nearest supermarket, wifi code, restaurant recommendations etc). Again I assume these have all been removed due to the covid pandemic but feel they could be reintroduced now or if it is still perceived as too early by the owner then I think an email with such information included would be well received and particularly useful to those who are new to the area. I would also assume a property with 3 bedrooms in such a location would regularly attract families to stay. Simple things like a couple of plastic cups/plates etc would certainly have been useful if they had been provided. Finally, we were disappointed about having to remove the bedding before leaving- to us it feels a bit cheeky to insist on this considering the cost of the place is not exactly cheap. I assume it is something that was introduced due to covid, but feel it has been continued just for the benefit of the cleaning company. It is certainly not something we have come across in other places recently. I would like to note that we had no problem with the shower pressure so that issue mentioned in previous reviews must have been repaired. The apartment itself is nicely decorated and furnished to a high quality, it is just missing the finishing touches and a bit of love and care!

    Reviewed by Samuel3.1Aug 2022

  • "Very well appointed accommodation and in a great location for the central lakes area."

    Great to be able to walk into Ambleside in 5-10 minutes but far enough to get away from the bustle of the town. Would definitely recommend

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Ghyll View. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay at Ghyll View."

    Really spacious and comfortable for all the family. We had an amazing time and the property was very clean, kitchen was very handy and accessible. Great facilities, TV had lots of apps and things to watch. Lovely dining/lounge area. En suite shower in double room lacked pressure but we were happy to use the other one. That’s the only small negative we have to say! Brilliant location from Ambleside town too, would 100% stay again.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keavy4.7Aug 2022

  • "The property was very spacious and well located with lots of storage and it was great to find so many hangers in the wardrobes."

    We had two issues unfortunately, the electric shower in the main ensuite shower room was barely working and the water pressure was so low. The most disappointing aspect was the poor cleanliness, there was alot of cobwebs and dust throughout the property, hanging from ceilings, behind the curtains and on the extractor in the kitchen to name a few locations. We still had a great time there and it was perfect for the five of us who stayed there for the week.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday overall. We are extremely sorry for the issues you encountered at Ghyll View. We will be making sure that the en suite shower is looked at as a matter of urgency. Also, the poor cleanliness is not acceptable. As owners we are very disappointed to hear this and have already taken it up with Heart of the Lakes/Sykes. We would love to welcome you back in the future and hope you would consider using Ghyll View again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Jul 2022

  • "The downstairs level had a strange smell emanating from one of the bedrooms."

    .. Couldn't determine whether it was mould or something more yuk... However, suggest you sort this out for future bookings.

    Sincere apologies for the problems you had with a smell in one of the bedrooms. Please could you contact Heart of the Lakes and let them know which room it was so it can be dealt with. I can assure you that had you contacted Heart of the Lakes during your stay a member of the team would have attended to look at the problem. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Jul 2022

  • "The apartment is well situated and the rooms are in general fairly spacious and although the kitchen is not big, it is a sufficient size and well appointed with deecent quality equipment."

    The apartment is also clean overall but although pets are not allowed it is noted that the owner takes his/hers which is evident from the white animal hairs found in the carpet near to and on the sofas....it is appreciated these may be difficult to remove and a deep clean may be reqiured for this. Aprt from that we would use the apartment again.

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies for the issues you found with the cleaning. We have taken the issue up with Heart of the Lakes and assure you that cleaning will be improved for your next visit. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff3.4Nov 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in a good location for exploring the Lake District."

    Spacious entrance hall to change out of walking gear at the end of the day was useful. You can hear people walking about in the overhead apartment which got annoying at times. We had an enjoyable week away and the cottage was warm and cosy to return to after days out.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week despite the weather!"

    ! We loved the entrance to the apartment where we could comfortably take off wet coats and footwear! The little stool was particularly useful! We were rather sad the weather was never good enough to sit on the balcony!!!

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to Ghyll View in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2021

  • "Overall the Cottage was what we expected, we've had two other properties on the Falls."

    The one thing we were not happy about was the extractor fan in the on suite bathroom. At first we didn't know what was causing the reverberations in the lounge wall. We thought it was an adjoining property. But being a property maintenance engineer, I tracked it down to the extractor fan. (It could be the bearings are gone). Also the over run was at least 20/30 mins long, which if you use the toilet during the night it kept you awake until it went off! Because of the noise we stopped putting the light on at night, which in itself wasn't very safe. Another Idea, why not put the extractor fan on a separate pull cord? Or put a small mirror light that doesn't run off the same circuit. This problem needs to be addressed, as I'm sure other tenants has reported the same problem. We will not book this property again!

    Please accept our sincere apologies for the issues you had with the extractor fan. Unfortunately, due to lockdown and the apartment being out of use we were not able to carry out maintenance and the issue had not been reported to us before yourself. I can assure you that had you reported this to Heart of the Lakes during your stay, a member of the team would have come to fix the problem. It has now been resolved and we are undergoing some refurbishment at Ghyll View during the beginning of the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation is ideally set for exploring Ambleside and the greater Lakes area and it was lovely hearing the stream nearby, however it's not the easiest to find once you're in the development (which is set beyond some residential properties) so a map of the development would help and although a short walk to town, it is via very steep hills, so not ideal for elderly, frail or those with mobility issues."

    Luckily we're a family with youngish children so it was fine but with the only toilets downstairs (it's upside down accommodation), steep hills to/from town, and a steep climb to unit from car and steps, it should be listed as limited to those with good mobility. The balcony could only realistically comfortably fit two children or one adult, which was disappointing when the accommodation is available for six people, which there was in our party. The balcony, entrance steps and balcony had not been cleaned in ages, there were visible cobwebs along curtain railings etc and the en-suite bathroom although large and modern, needed a refresh in the shower. Otherwise it was generally comfortable, clean and light accommodation with a spacious lounge, it was just the attention to detail cleaning which was lacking, which was surprising in current circumstances. However, good facilities, space and lovely location.

    Thank for your feedback. We're sorry that you found the balcony too small and the walk to the apartment too steep. However, I believe that the description and photographs clearly show these details and people with mobility issues can see that it would not be suitable. As the accommodation is upside down living, both toilets are downstairs near the bedrooms but lots of properties only have toilets upstairs. Again, this is clearly detailed in the photographs and description. Issues over the outside cleaning have been taken up with Heart of the Lakes/Sykes. I am glad that overall you felt the accommodation and facilities were good and in a lovely location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.8Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was clean and tidy the only disappointment was that it obvious that the light bulbs aren’t checked, there was five not working in the living room and one in the master bedroom, not sure about the other rooms."

    When I looked at them they were thick with dust and cobwebs so haven’t been checked in a long time.

    Reviewed by I4.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely stay in a spacious property which included all needed facilities."

    Beds were very comfortable and bathrooms and living area had lots of room. Oven was problematic as the shelves do not fit properly and therefore cannot be easily moved about. Cleanliness was acceptable but did not feel as though a deep clean had taken place whilst shut down (carpets in need of a deep clean, cobwebs in kitchen). Ideally located for walks both from the doorstep and slightly further afield. Parking, although providing two end to end spaces, was very narrow.

    Reviewed by A4.7May 2021

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Summary

  • Please Note: The Balcony is currently out of use
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Smart TV with basic Sky package, WI-Fi, DVD, Ipod docking station
  • Travel cot and high-chair available
  • No pets (owner occasionally brings dog)
  • No smoking
  • Parking for two cars.

The property

Ghyll View is a spacious and stylish apartment spread over two floors just a half mile walk into the centre of Ambleside, which is situated in the heart of the Lake District national park.

A perfect place for walking and touring in this beautiful part of the world.

Take a gentle stroll, down Peggy Hill to explore the specialist shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.

View the latest film at the excellent cinema or take in the lovely Rothay Park where you can enjoy a tranquil and level walk by the river.

A fifteen-minute walk from the centre of town will take you to Waterhead, where you can take a cruise or hire a boat on beautiful Windermere, England's largest natural lake.

You will be surrounded by glorious countryside, with walking routes to suit everyone, from a village stroll or level river walk to a challenging hike up a mountain.

Right from your own doorstep.Leave your car in one of the two named parking spaces, climb the short stairs and walk along the covered balcony where you can hang your coats just inside the front door.

Step into the lovely spacious sitting room with dining area and admire the elegant decoration and comfortable furnish-ings.

Go out through the full height glass doors and sit with your favourite drink on the delightful small balcony with bistro set.

Conjure up a delicious meal in your stylish fitted kitchen and share a lovely evening in the comfortable dining area with family or friends.

At the end of a busy day, walk down-stairs to your tastefully decorated bedrooms.

Your master bedroom has a king-sized double with en-suite walk-in shower.

Your second bedroom is a double and there is a further good-sized twin room.

There is also a modern family bathroom at this level.

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

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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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Please note: The balcony is currently out of bounds

This property offers the following short breaks:

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