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La'l Tethera

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 31145)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay even though we have a large dent in the car where we backed into a wall when trying to access the apartment."

    Very central location ,warm and comfortable .

    Oct 2021

  • "Tricky driveway to drop off luggage, always reverse up."

    Otherwise perfect!

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Great location, nicely furnished, very pleasant stay"

    Reviewed by EricAug 2021

  • "Excellent apartment right in the middle of the village with all facilities within easy strolling distance."

    Less able visitors need to be aware that the seven steps up to the apartment are quite steep and that there are a couple of small steps within it. Have marked down cleanliness a little only because steps, blinds and windowsills had obviously not been done for ages but the important areas - bathroom, kitchen etc - were spotless. One suggestion: instructions say 'parking permit can be obtained from our Windermere Office' but fail to say that it is not marked 'Sykes' on the outside but is a desk within Lakes Cottage Holidays - I spent ages looking for it. The parking permit is really useful as it is valid in all South Lakes District Council car parks. Having said that we never used the car; the bus station is only one minute walk from the apartment so we went to Keswick, Coniston, Windermere/Bowness etc by bus - wonderful!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "L'al Tethera is a lovely apartment - all the facilities you need in a perfect location to access all that ambleside has to offer - whether you want to walk/cycle or just wander around the town."

    It was a slight challenge to find at first - wouldnt recommend arriving in the dark! You can hear some noise from the above/adjacent apartment - it wasn't a problem but as a light sleeper I was awoken by next doors snores! Would definitely recommend and will definitely return - one of my favourite holidays!

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2020

  • "The apartment is lovely as we have stayed here previously we knew what to expect in terms of location and facilities."

    However, I was disappointed with the cleanliness of the apartment in particular under the current covid conditions where cleanliness is imperative, I would have expected the apartment to have been "Deep cleaned". Upon first entering the apartment it looked clean , you could see that it had clean bedding, it had been vacuumed and it was tidy. However, some of the plates and cutlery were dirty, the towels and bath mat did not look clean, the fridge had not been cleaned out (there were crumbs on the shelves), when you looked closely at the cupboard fronts there were finger marks and the work top had been cleaned down thoroughly. Also, the bathroom ,in particular the shower looked as it if had not seen any cleaner for some time. I ended up cleaning the whole bathroom and kitchen area myself as well as going round the apartment and wiping all touch point areas with anti bacterial wipes to clean any germs away that were not visible. Halfway through the holiday the heating packed in, but as the fire worked and we had hot water we managed . We did not raise any of these issues until the day we returned home when we told the staff in the Sykes office in Windermere as we just wanted to get on and enjoy our holiday - which we did.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "This cottage was in the perfect location in Ambleside."

    Me and my partner were overly happy with our stay here and we will definitely be returning and will no doubt book through Sykes again. All the information they sent to me prior made our trip hassle free.

    Reviewed by HannahSep 2020

  • "Everything was very nice and the location was great."

    The bed was very comfortable and the whole apartment was very clean and welcoming. It would have been nice to have a parking space in the close but that didn’t detract from our experience at all as the free parking permit at multiple car parks more than makes up for it!

    Reviewed by MatthiasAug 2020

  • "Great centrally located apartment in Ambleside."

    Perfect for couples wanting to get away with home comforts. Although during this COVID period very difficult to maintain social distance in Ambleside or Windermere town centre's at times on the narrow pavements with oncoming traffic. Apartment floor plan layout different from what you may be used to (bathroom situated opposite end to bedroom , having to walk through living and kitchen area to get to it). Everything you need was in the kitchen for a self catering holiday. Downside is due to the location of the property just being off the main road, you need earplugs or headphones to sleep, as it gets noisy from the traffic and/or residents living above. Sleep mask was also handy as there are no blackout curtains or blinds in the bedroom. The car parking permit was a welcome addition, with a short 1 minute drive to the nearest car park up the road. Just a pain to collect/drop off the parking permit from a busy Windermere town centre office on the way to/from the property. Would have been better if the permit was left in the apartment. Unfortunately the towel radiator in the bathroom doesn't work so had to hang towels elsewhere in the property to dry.

    Reviewed by KirsteenJul 2020

  • "Lovely cosy flat in the centre of Ambleside."

    The only feedback we would give would be to install a key box instead of having to go to the shop to pick up the key and parking permit

    Reviewed by BronwenFeb 2020

  • "Excellent central location."

    The parking (with deposit) is very handy. Staff at Sykes very helpful and pleasant. Comfortable accommodation with all required facilities.

    Reviewed by KarlDec 2019

  • "The flat was warm, comfortable and very conveniently located"

    Reviewed by PiersNov 2019

  • "A comfy and cosy apartment - in an ideal location."

    Shower is very hot which is great after a day of walking. The only negative is the cleanliness wasn't great - very dusty (enough to set off my partner's asthma) and bathroom blinds very mouldy.

    Reviewed by BevOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in Ambleside."

    The apartment is comfortable,clean,cosy and has everything needed. Location great, central to pubs and restaurants

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped and comfortable apartment."

    Ideal location for everything in Ambleside. No parking at property and extremely difficult to reverse up the driveway to unload. Car parks close by though, when you can get a space. It would have been helpful if the office was open to collect keys on a Sunday, we had difficulty opening the key box and had to return on Monday to get the parking pass. All in all though a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2019

  • "Really pleased with the apartment, very well situated, equipped, clean and comfortable."

    The unloading point is tricky but OK once you find it. Or you could park down on the road and carry your luggage up. Slight misunderstanding regarding check out time but easily resolved with no issues. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by PiersJun 2019

  • "Fantastic facilities, a really lovely flat."

    Slightly tricky to get up the slope for the drop off, but the local area parking ticket is an excellent solution. Will be back!

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the apartment."

    It lived up to our expectations of a beautiful, clean and well equipped place. Great central location for walks, meals out and all that Ambleside has to offer. The parking pass was a fantastic addition, it removed the stress and worry of clock watching. We would highly recommend this apartment and look forward to coming back. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "Everything was excellent, Really enjoyed my stay."

    Check-in information was clear except for where to park the car. it states "move the car to the car park as soon as possibile" but it doesn't say where the nearest car park is. We ran out of toilet paper (were only given 1 roll for 4 days) and rang the number written on the key chain but couldn't manage to get in touch with anybody.

    Dear guest, we would like to thank you very much for your feedback! Be assured that we have now updated our instructions for the Car Park. Out phone lines are monitored 24/7 to ensure we provide excellent service for our guests. If you would like to contact us so we can investigate this matter we would be most grateful! Look forward to you staying again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "First of all the instructions to get to the property were very misleading."

    The instruction should be on arriving in the one way system at the Churchill inn start left hand indicator followed by full hazard warning lights and then reverse up the drive way hill. I guess you don't tell this honest instruction as people would be put off but it is a simple manover. Cleaning non existent on kitchen blinds or Windows behind. Heating Customers appear not to be in control and as with all other appliances no instructions to refer to. Location could not be better. Equipment to a good standard. Comfort also good but the bed was a bit hard but this is compared with our own. Would not book again as we don't ever return to the same rental again. We would recommend this rental for position and ease of parking out of main season. Sykes agent very accommodating and helpful also to be recomended

    Thank you for your honest feedback. The heating instructions have been added to the property information welcome folder, we are in the process of ensuring other appliance instructions are provided. The directions to the property have been updated and clarified. Your concerns have been passed on to the property owner regarding the cleanliness. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2019

  • "The staff at your Windermere office were welcoming and gave us good advice re access to the property."

    The parking permit that covered more than just the nearest car park was a brilliant idea. The dessert list at Lucy's on a Plate is well worth a look - I planned my meal around which dessert I was going to have, it's closer than expected to the apartment. We would happily stay there again or find something a bit bigger so I can take my Mum & Step-Dad as well Thanks

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2019

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  • All on one floor
  • 1 x king-size double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 1 car in local car parks (refundable deposit of £50 required for permit)
  • Shared patio area with seating through the stone archway
  • Access to a washing machine and dryer in the laundry room, shared with 3 apartments (small additional charge applies)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children or babies
  • Note: This property has 7 external steps leading to the front door

The property

Positioned in the heart of Ambleside, surrounded by the sweeping fells and inspiring landscapes of the Lake District National Park, La'l Tethera is the perfect retreat for two.

Just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Ambleside, this cosy Lake District apartment offers somewhere to relax, unwind and is the perfect base to explore the lakes together. Light and airy, this tastefully modern apartment is well equipped with all you need to unwind on your break. Finished to a quality standard, the open-plan living room greets you on arrival, with sleek, integrated units in the kitchen and a lovely dining area set for two.

If you fancy a break from dining out at one of the many restaurants Ambleside has to offer, why not rustle up a romantic meal for you and your loved one? Curl up on the sofa together and enjoy an evening of entertainment with the Smart TV or sit back and relax in front of the log effect fire with a glass of wine.

After a day of roaming the fells catch your rest in the king-size double bedroom that boasts stunning views of the church and Loughrigg fell. Enjoy the contemporary tiled shower room each morning before stepping out for long walks across many Cumbrian trails, beside peaceful lakes and over some of the tallest mountains in England. Ambleside offers many gift shops, pubs and eateries as well as outdoor pursuit shops to stock up on your hiking equipment.

Take a boat cruise across Lake Windermere, visit the World of Beatrix Potter and snap a photograph next to the famous "Bridge House".

Enjoy bike riding at Grizedale and if you're feeling rather energetic, have a go on the high wire course at GoApe! La'l Tethera is the perfect romantic retreat and the ideal base for your next adventure in this beautiful Lakeland village

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Region Information

Please Note: A Good House Keeping bond of £35 is applied to this property for the security of the parking permit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas