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Long Crag Annexe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972504)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


13 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Ambleside and were really pleased with our accommodation."

    Just two things to mention. 1 We found the instructions about parking slightly confusing. Firstly we were told to park to the left of the property which led us to park in what we later discovered was the turning place; then we were told to park as close to the front door as possible. The later is what we subsequently did. 2 I had a problem with the toilet and shower space. because I am 6'1'', when using the toilet I kept hitting my head against the perspex shower screen; when using the shower if I had my back to the tap, if I inadvertently backed into it, it turned off. I wonder whether a different type of tap might be considered.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the constructive comments. You're quite right that our wording about where to park is rather ambiguous, and we will alter the instructions for future guests. And we're sorry that you found the shower/lavatory area inconvenient in those respects. It is currently occupied by other guests, but we shall look at it and test it out on Friday. Sadly, there probably isn't a great deal we can do about the space in front of the toilet, but we may be able to do something about the shower. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GregorySep 2021

  • "We Stayed at Long Crag Annex for a long weekend."

    It’s in a great location and very easy to walk into Ambleside centre. The apartment is well maintained and very comfortable. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Flat was perfect for our needs."

    Cosy and ideally located! Would definitely come back. Owners were present but not intruding and the flat was very nicely decorated.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Although advertised as dog friendly, there was nowhere to let dog out safely, there was direct unfenced access to very busy road."

    Otherwise ,perfect

    Reviewed by MMay 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay, nice clean property, only problem was that u couldn’t operate the heating as was on a timer."

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "The annexe was fine for what we wanted, somewhere to crash after long hard days in the mountains."

    It was all immaculately clean on arrival. The bed was super comfortable and the shower good and hot. There was a problem with the toilet as it took 30 minutes for the cistern to fill, so we had to both go, then flush. The kitchen facilities were fine for us as we'd chosen very easy meals rather than cooking up a storm. I could envisage problems should you want more than 2 saucepans on the go and a casserole or similar in the oven all at the same time, as there was not much available in that respect. There was a lot of furniture scraping noise from upstairs at times and you could hear them moving around, it didn't bother us, but if you want complete silence you won't get it. The property looks a little tired, quite a bit of damp on the walls in the kitchen and peeling paint in places. We could not hear the main road from the annex which was good, it is set back from the road a good way. The gentleman upstairs did come to check we were warm enough which was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2020

  • "The flat was very very noisy we heard the people moving about all the time ..."

    The flat was very very noisy we heard the people moving about all the time upstairs, the location of flat was good and it was a good size however the kitchen smelt badly of damp,

    Reviewed by MelanieJul 2019

  • "Negatives: 1."

    Noise from upstairs neighbours as there didn't seem to be any dampening between floors. Not that they were noisy but you felt and heard every footfall and chair move (and dogs charging about). Disconcerting at times. 2. Carpet was dusty and bitty, probably because the vacuum cleaner needed a service. No suction and filters clogged. No drive to rotary brush. Useless. 3. WiFi unobtainable except at kitchen table. M. Positives: Rest of house very clean and tidy. Comfortable bed, sitting room, good shower. Very well positioned for easy walking to Ambleside centre and country walks. Bus stop immediately outside property to allow visits to all over Lakes.

    Reviewed by TeresaJun 2019

  • "Lovely location, clean and tidy, warm and cozy."

    Though the neighbours upstairs were rather noisy. We enjoyed our selves.

    Reviewed by DaveNov 2018

  • "The property though advertised as an apartment isnt a purpose built apartment."

    It was originally a house that has been converted to 2 apartment. The top floor is all wooden floor board. We had a terrible time while there. From 6am until 11pm the tenant upstairs were stomping around, dragging and throw objects around. We downstairs paid the brunt of that house. At some point we thought the ceiling was going to crave in with all that throwing and dragging. Their washing machine at 2200 shook the entire ceiling in the bathroom. When their dog ran around the apartment we could not only hear the stomping but also the pores scrapping the floor boards. We came from London for peace and quiet but we got more stress. The location of this place is good, inside is clean and with good facilities, only issue is the tenant upstairs. Despite several complaints they took no heed. DONT use this apartment if you want some respite and peace.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. I can see the issue has been addressed and resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harjinder KaurOct 2018

  • "Nice central location for exploring the Lake District."

    Parking the car and getting off the drive again is a nightmare, puts you off going again. Was very noisy in the accompanying flat, we were glad that the lady moved out on the Wednesday but loads of noise till late at night from the removal men also, spoilt the evening, although a lady from Skye’s had called to warn us beforehand. Nice bedroom, but no plug sockets any where near the mirror so I had to buy an extension lead so my wife could plug her hairdryer in. Bed not very comfortable, it’s like sleeping on a slope. Also to appeal to families there could be a sofa bed in the lounge. Kitchen facilities good, strange choice of crockery and cutlery though. Washing machine you need a degree in nuclear science to be able to use it, we eventually sussed out the microwave and cooker bit our washing got stuck in the machine for three days before we could figure out how to open the door! Would be brilliant for an elderly couple as bus stops are very close by, and they could use the free OAP bus passes to explore the Lakes. Car parking charges around the Lake District are extortionate and it costs 40p to use the toilets in many towns!

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2018

  • "Shower was under powered Heating controls not good, could not turn off radiator in the bedroom"

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "The only negative for me was that there was not an enclosed garden for the dog but I should have checked this before booking."

    I did find a very nice park within walking distance of the property where I could have the dog off lead.

    Reviewed by SylviaMay 2018

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The property

Long Crag Annexe, located in the heart of the Lake District at Ambleside, offers stunning views over the magnificent fells and amenities on the doorstep making this the ideal home away from home. This ground floor apartment offers spacious and affordable accommodation for a couple and their dog who want to recharge their batteries in the Lakes at any time of year. The spacious living room has beautiful views over Wansfell, a feature flame effect electric stove and a large flat screen TV and DVD player.

The well equipped modern dining kitchen has access to the shared garden with its patio and lovely planting.

The bright and airy king size bedroom has a large picture window making the most of the marvellous views, and the modern shower room has a large vanity unit and WC.

Throughout the apartment is bright and spacious, decorated in a contemporary style. The pretty garden has an elevated patio area with garden seating which is the ideal spot for drinking in the gorgeous views - plus a glass of wine or a local ale after a day in the Lakes.

One off road parking space is available in the driveway, which is shared with the owners who live upstairs from Long Crag Annexe.

The real advantage of staying at Long Crag Annexe is its unparalleled location right at the heart of the Lake District.

A new experience is available wherever you look, with walking and cycling trails virtually on the doorstep.

Ambleside itself is packed with independent shops, friendly and cosy pubs and fabulous restaurants with a wide range of different cuisines including vegetarian easily available.

There are three cinemas within walking distance, and the proximity of good local transport links means you can leave the car at home. Talk a walk to Waterhead Pier and catch one of the famous steamers to Bowness, or take a scenic drive over the magnificent Kirkstone Pass to romantic Ullswater and Wordsworth Country around Keswick and Grasmere.

Visit the original gastropub, the renowned Drunken Duck at Hawkeshead, or enjoy the spectacular views from the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Whether you're visiting the Lakes to recharge your batteries, climb the highest peaks or walk in the footsteps of Wainwright, Long Crag Annexe is the ideal base for a couple exploring this beautiful part of the world, whatever the time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x king size double, shower room, vanity unit and WC
  • Living room
  • Dining kitchen.
  • Gas central heating plus flame effect electric fire
  • Ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity and gas included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of patio garden with furniture
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Ambleside 2 minutes
  • Lake Windermere 5 minutes
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed.

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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 that this is a ground floor apartment with neighboring properties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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