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Idle Mill 2

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • “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.

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

    - Sarah, August 2021

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.

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?


  • 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.

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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