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Leafy Nook

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a great property close to the town centre."

    It is very well equipped and comfortable. The waterfall running past the apartment also it it character. It is in ideal walking distance of Grasmere & Troutbeck and close enough to drive to the key sites in the National Park. We had a lovely holiday here, thank you!

    Reviewed by Allan Albert George5.0Sep 2023

  • "The flex on the iron is worn in places and becoming a risk."

    I think you should provide a hand towel for the upstairs toilet and face flannels with the towels downstairs. Otherwise extremely enjoyable, as always.

    Reviewed by I5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully furnished apartment, especially loved the homely kitchen, in a great, peaceful area of Ambleside."

    Bit of an up hill climb from town, but through such a pretty area you don’t notice the hill! Couple of little niggles upon check in, but Steve from Heart of the Lakes sorted everything very quickly and smoothly. All round a super place, and great service. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2023

  • "In a great location."

    We brought our 7 seater estate car so negotiation of dedicated car port gave issue initially but we good drivers tend to learn quickly. Rooms are dark due to wrap around veranda and tall trees, bathrooms without natural light, but the space and sound of the mountain brook made up for it. We expected a welcome pack of small jar coffee or tea, cake, biscuits like every other place we've stayed at and we didn't find the milk until much later after heading straight to shops for some! The microwave is low power because I had to cook my porridge for 3 minutes longer than usual!. The pendant lamp shades above the breakfast bar are too low as we banged our heads on them every time we sat there. There was a smell mostly in small double bedroom next to main bathroom, we think backing up from toilet/sceptic tanks? Also smell in other bedrooms. Hope this helps. All in all a good stay.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. As this is self catering accommodation it is down to the owner whether they choose to provide extra goods. The owner will be able to see your suggestions and can review them where necessary. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay and the location. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautiful apartment."

    I could live here. There were two days when there was a problem with electrics shorting out. Luckily the weather was lovely so we were out most of the day but it took from my reporting no electricity at 10am to them fixing it at around 3pm. On our last day, we were up at 4.30am. It was very dark downstairs, there were no lights working and the ensuite and family bathroom were in complete darkness. Upstairs, some lights but no sockets working. We had to wash in the upstairs loo and pack in the dark. Luckily I found a socket in the kitchen cupboard was working so we could eventually get a coffee and breakfast. I reported this at 9am when the office opened. Otherwise the property was a pleasure to live in even if for a very short time.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2023

  • "We love leafy nook and this is our third visit to the same property in 5 years."

    This year the additional kitchen diner refit made a huge difference to our time spent in the home. We usually visit in summer and an autumn trip was booked with caution, but even with the odd rainy hour, we made use of the snug sofa and large table with a TV in the room to all be together and enjoy some quality time.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Leafy Nook and would be keen to return."

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very comfy accommodation with all the equipment you require for a nice stay"

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful property, have stayed at the Falls on many occasions and this has been our favourite."

    Lounge was lovely and comfortable and great being next to the waterfall. The kitchen had everything we required. Definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a really great week, the accommodation is really good, we have stayed before but the alterations have improved the accommodation."

    Reviewed by I5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property As described in listing Could not fault at all ."

    Very close to all amenities which are just a short 10 minute walk away (be aware there is a hill !) Would definitely stay here again 10/10

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful apartment we had an absolutely amazing say it’s in a beautiful location and is a stunning property."

    Truly hope to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Some comfortable reclining chairs on the balcony would make it really nice to sit out listening to the water."

    The current chairs are a little upright and rigid so more relaxed chairs would be a bonus. Everything else was perfect and we will be back again!

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Aug 2022

  • "While the property worked for us on what was a very hot week, there were times when the house felt a little damp."

    The downstairs in particular was extremely chilled - on a week where the weather was 30 degrees plus, we sometimes had to put the heating on! This is ok, but it was the damp feel that was not so great. Certainly not a ‘complaining’ issue, but one that affects our marks. We really, really liked the novelty of being right next to the beck, and sitting on the balcony was so lovely and calming; more could probably be made of this in the advertising. The children also loved the novelty of being in an ‘upside down’ house! Upstairs looked lovely and was comfortable following what we assume to be recent refurbishments; the downstairs now probably needs some attention.

    Reviewed by Steven3.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation Beautiful setting Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped, spacious property in a great location with the added bonus of off road parking."

    We have stayed here many times before and upgrade of the kitchen to a kitchen/dining/living area is a real improvement. Although property is advertised to accommodate 5 it does have 3 double bedrooms ( one is a small double bed with access only on one side) so can accommodate 6.. Ambleside is close by and provides an excellent bus service throughout the Lakes. We would highly recommend this property and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.1May 2022

  • "Leafy Nook was an absolute gem of a place to stay."

    Situated perfectly in close proximity to Ambleside town centre with all amenities within a sort stroll away. Excellent place to just park your car and explore the surrounding area. Plenty of family friendly walks from Ambleside, a place we have frequented over many years. The accommodation itself was clean, modern, well equipped and extremely welcoming, a bit like home from home. There were 3 HD TVs in the accommodation which were not mentioned in the description - this was ideal as there was no fighting over TVs in the evenings! If there are any criticisms to be made (and this is nit-picking and did not really affect us much), radio reception was poor and virtually non-existent in the lower ground floor. The property is not really suitable for people with physical disabilities as there is no wheelchair access and the rooms were downstairs. There was a bit of noise coming from the accommodation upstairs - not a problem in the night as the sleeping arrangements were all below the ground floor. In summary - pleasantly surprised with the visit and will definitely consider staying again in the near future! Many thanks to the owners for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property!"

    We had an amazing stay - the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is amazing and the general setting very calming. Nothing I would improve. Thanks and would definitely come again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Overall the property more than met our expectations for comfort, standard and quality of furnishings etc."

    , The kitchen is well stocked with crockery, cutlery and utensils. When we arrived several light fittings weren't working due to the bulbs but there were no replacements available. It would help if the maintenance team checked these before leaving. Instructions for the dustbins would have been useful. We eventually found them.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Oct 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable apartment in great location."

    Reviewed by I4.4Sep 2021

  • "Parking can be aproblem."

    Our allocated space was occupied by someone else for the whole week

    Reviewed by Jannet3.8Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean,up to date and everything in it that was needed."

    We only took one car as stipulated and there was parking allotted to our cottage. Walking into town for people with walking difficulties is a bit tricky but it only took 5 to 10 minutes and there is no handrail going down stairs to bedrooms but overall we were very pleased with cottage and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2021

  • "The parking description is a bit disingenuous because there are very few visitors spaces and no obvious off road parking."

    Also, no mention of height restrictions on car port space (which isn’t signed either). The tumble drier function on the washer isn’t working very well and the DVD player has a strange buzzing noise. Otherwise it is a nice spot with the river position being a bonus.

    Reviewed by M4.1Jul 2021

  • "Lovely, homely property."

    Very well equipped for my family group which ranged in age from 12 to 82.

    Mr & Mrs McdonaldDec 2019

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, bidet and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting ro
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Bose bluetooth speaker, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair are provided
  • Private parking space for one car (maximum height 2 meters)
  • Balcony with outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Perfectly positioned over the beautiful waters Stock Ghyll, Leafy Nook is a blissful duplex apartment offering a scenic backdrop for any self-catering stay in the Lake District.

Just a stone’s throw away for the heart of Ambleside, this picturesque dwelling is ideal for a small family or a group of friends who seek an unforgettable holiday at any time of year!

Admire views of the encompassing landscapes right from your sitting room, as you cosy up on one of the stylish cream sofas and enjoy a captivating move on the sleek flat-screen TV.

Open up the large patio doors and step out onto the balcony, the perfect setting to unwind with a tasty glass of wine whilst taking in your incredible surroundings.

Make your way back inside to the new large open plan kitchen/living/dining room with sofa and flat screen TV and discover a wide range of appliances such as an electric oven and hob, a fridge and a freezer, as well as a handy dishwasher meaning there’s no need to worry over who’ll be washing up!

Completing the first floor is a well-designed cloakroom featuring both a basin and WC, whilst up on the first floor a large and contemporary bathroom provides a light and airy space to prepare for the day ahead.

Also on the first floor, three wonderfully appointed bedrooms made up of a king-size with an en-suite shower, a twin and a double sleeping one guest, together providing ample space for up to five guests.

No trip to the Lake District would be complete without some awe-inspiring fell walking.

Grab your walking boots and head for Wansfell Pike or why not push yourself to the limit with an enthralling hike to the peak of Red Screens.

Wander the tranquil woodland of Stagshaw Garden before continuing to the centre of Ambleside where you will find a plethora of charming cafés, restaurants and pubs, together covering all of your self-catering needs.

See the ancient remains of Ambleside Roman Fort, or visit the neighbouring villages of Rydal and Grasmere to learn of the life and works of famous English Poet William Wordsworth.

Those travelling with children will relish in days out at Treetop Lake District and Brockhole on Windermere, as well as the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis and thrilling Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre, all just a pleasant drive away.

Spend the afternoon exploring Windermere West Shore, home to many National Trust owned attractions such as the mesmerising 19th century fortress of Wray Castle and the former farmhouse of Beatrix Potter.

Take to the waters with a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere or a romantic ride on Conniston Water with the National Trust owned team Yacht Gondola, before stepping back on land for a quick bite to eat and a tour of The Ruskin Museum in the centre of Conniston village.

Live unforgettable moments with your nearest and dearest on a magical holiday at Leafy Nook.

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

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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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