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Idle Mill 2

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042186)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Our favourite place to stay in the Lakes."

    Reviewed by JosephApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The facilities were brilliant and in a fab location. The only issue we had was controlling the heating. The heating seemed to be either on or off. We tried changing the thermostat but could not change the heat level - we were either very warm or a tad chilly. Would definitely stay again though as we muddled through the heating.

    I am really sorry to hear about the heating problem there are thermostats on each radiator so you can change the temperature in each room. As always please call the agent if you have any problems they are always there to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2022

  • "This is a more expensive 5 star property."

    The position with car parking and quality fixtures ,fittings together with wood burner and elevated position justify its score.

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "As expected as we’ve been before, great location and flat, only issue is in summer it is uncomfortably hot due to a recirculating air system from the boiler room."

    We brought our own duvet as thick winter duvets on the beds.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Lovely place and location."

    Although I would love to stay there again, unfortunately, I would have to think twice, as the parking was a massive problem...one day on returning from our day walking, we had to wait 35mins to get a space. Just a shame there isn't a designated space for the property.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location and views from apartment"

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Simply wonderful The best place we have ever stayed in."

    We will definitely be back again soon.

    The Harris FamilyJul 2018

  • "Wow, lovely place with everything we need to be able to use as a family base."

    Very relaxing. We will be booking again.

    Joe, Victoria & JacobJun 2018

  • "This is our second time in this apartment in two years and the standard has been well maintained."

    Great central location for easy access to Ambleside and the surrounding area. The parking pass is much appreciated.

    Phil & AnnMay 2018

  • "We have stayed in a lot of self-catering properties over the years but never have we had one quite as comfortable, well-equipped and centrally located as this apartment."

    Jamie & RachelApr 2018

  • "Having stayed here twice before, we knew this was the ideal location for our honeymoon."

    We love the place and enjoyed our stay.

    Derek & GlynnisApr 2018

  • "Great apartment in great location Fulling Mill really good."

    We could only do short walks so Loughrigg Tarn, Skelwith Bridge to Elterwater, Tarn Hows and our favourite Blea Tarn.

    Liz & GraemeMar 2018

  • "We’ve stayed here several times and we’ll certainly be back."

    We love the high standard evident throughout – design, build, styling, equipment, maintenance, cleaning and communication. We only hope it doesn’t become so popular that we can’t book it ourselves!

    Caroline & MarkMar 2018

  • "Great apartment!"

    We’ve had a great time. Really like the style and comfort. And wifi. We’ll be back.

    Kim & MarkMar 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely apartment."

    Very well equipped and we all loved sitting in the big chair looking out the big window. Has made for a very relaxing stay and we hope to return.

    Catherine, Rob & AndrewMar 2018

  • "Our third visit to Idle Mill."

    We absolutely love this apartment. Centrally located and wonderfully equipped with everything you need. Looking forward to the next time.

    Lawrence & LorraineFeb 2018

  • "After 50 years of visiting the Lake District, this apartment certainly gave us the WOW factor."

    Everything has been done to a high specification and it is in a wonderful location – central for lovely walks and a wide variety of restaurants.

    Roy & MargaretFeb 2018

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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.


  • 2 super king size bedrooms (1 zip link, can be made up as twin on request), both with en-suites with power showers and double ended bath
  • Open plan living space with kitchen and dining area.
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob
  • microwave
  • fridge/freezer
  • dishwasher
  • washer/dryer
  • Lavazza coffee machine (there will be some pods provided on arrival)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for 1 vehicle
  • Riverside seating
  • Pubs and shops nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Situated in the heart of cosmopolitan Ambleside, this stunning apartment offers contemporary Lakeland living at its finest.

Idle Mill is a superb glass and stone conversion of a traditional mill building and adjoins The Flying Fleece.

The property is entered via a glass bridge over the adjacent river.

Here guests will find a relaxing seating area and access to the apartment’s penthouse level where a viewing balcony and full length windows make the most of the outstanding views.

This wonderful rental has been awarded 5 stars, and it’s not hard to see why.

Oak floors, superbly comfortable sofas and modern wood burning stove make the open plan sitting room both cosy and chic.

To one side of this lovely room are the dining area and kitchen which is sleek and wonderfully well-equipped, designed to blend unobtrusively into the space.

Both of the property’s luxury bedrooms have wonderful views of the surrounding countryside in addition to their own decadent bathrooms.

The village of Ambleside is a destination in itself.

Gorgeous boutiques, tea rooms and cafés around every corner and specialist shops for walkers, climbers and lovers of the great outdoors.

Waterhead Pier is only a short walk away, with lots of eager ducks to feed and Windermere Lake Cruises departing regularly for Bowness and Lakeside.

The historic village of Grasmere is close by as are lively Windermere and the picturesque village of Hawkshead.

Where better to spend your precious time than here in Idle Mill?

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

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; 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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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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