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Mount Sol

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The bungalow was in an ideal location."

    The facilities were good with a lovely kitchen, however the property was let down by the interior decorations, it could do with being painted throughout.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Nov 2023

  • "Mount Sol is perfectly placed for a quiet stay, yet close enough to walk to the amenities of Ambleside IF you are fit enough to cope with the hill (which we are - still - just - and knew it would be steep, on booking, as know the area)."

    Parking is good. Presentation was good albeit the decor is a bit stark, certainly not contemporary as listed. However, there was an old musty smell to welcome us as we opened the door - which wasn't great, possibly due to the old furniture in the place. We bought an air freshener for the Hall which helped, and on departure moved the dried up cottage ones around, hopefully for the benefit of the next guests. KITCHEN: No Washing-Up Bowl !! Main Oven does not work (we managed as the top oven does work). Kitchen Table is only useful as a dumping ground as the Kitchen is too small for it & the door has to be closed to sit down at it - so not practical at all; the main dining table is all you need. Some of the old crockery is chipped or cracked & Oven Trays are disgusting - all should all be replaced. LOUNGE/DINER: Dining Table good but the Chairs have lost their seat resistance so we had to use cushions as boosters. The Sofas are dated but most importantly not comfortable as you slip off the shiny leather. BEDROOMS: We only used the King - tatty bed frame, but the mattress gave a comfortable nights sleep. Pillows are old and unhealthily stained yellow - despite having protective covers on them they should be replaced and regularly checked - we used our car cushions instead of the top pillows. I left them exposed to the Cleaners so they could see them. We used to own a holiday let and replaced our pillows annually by default ! BATHROOM: modern in comparison to the rest of the house, but the central bath press-down-up plug made it difficult to keep the water from draining as every time you move it released the plug. Hubby looked at it after and found it to be loose so tightened the screw on it - didn't fancy a bath after that though just in case it hadn't fixed it. GENERAL: No Welcome Pack - never expected but most do leave some welcoming treats for their paying guests (we used to).

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Oct 2023

  • "Cottage as good as ever but the sofas are so slippy and a bit short."

    Impossible to sit still and the cushions just fall all over the place. There appears to have been some kind of device put on the electric as charging any device took forever. Internet connection unsecure and my provider found numerous attacks which meant I felt unable to use my laptop for safety reason. Front steps are dangerous and could do with being replaced plus a good sweep of the steps and path would be advantageous to stop people taking dirt into the property. A reminder to remove shoes before entering.

    Thank you for your feedback. For your reassurance, the electrics are checked regularly and there is no device fitted. The internet is provided by a well known supplier and there has been no previous issues. We hope to welcome you again soon. Lakes Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.4Sep 2023

  • "Mount Sol is a delightful and comfortable cottage with every facility."

    Entrance to property is via a number of uneven steps with a handrail that is fixed to rotten board. There is a contradiction between the inside of the property which is warm, welcoming & well equipped and the exterior of the building which desperately needs maintenance eg total repaint and refurb of timber. Rear window frames are cracked and split due to elderly misaligned locks. Mount Sol is approached via narrow twisting private roads as you enter the estate ie two hairpins on upward hills. All in all Mount Sol provided a lovely and very peaceful holiday base at the centre of the Lakes, we will certainly endeavour to return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Nice clean property. We just felt it could do with a little bit of TLC to bring it in line with some of the properties we have stayed in previously.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Aug 2023

  • "Great location, good size, super-clean and fab facilities."

    Only recommendations - it would ideal if the property had twin beds rather than the double bed and the garden could do with a bit of maintenance - lovely and private but in need of a bit of tlc.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Mount Sol. We take your suggestions on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property, accurately described, well located and presented."

    The equipment/utensils provided within the kitchen was the best we have ever had, making self catering easy. We had a fantastic time and would definitely stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Location is excellent."

    very clean. good space for 2 people. negatives- cracked bathroom floor tiles, not good for bare feet. This actually referred to nearly 2 years ago! Step by rear door loose. Handrail by front door fixed to rotting timber. Shame to be critical but these things really need fixing BEFORE an injury. Front of microwave very loose. Some crockery is chipped needs replacing. Well done to cleaning staff it was spotless.

    Reviewed by M3.8Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic home from home, clean, comfortable, well equipped, quiet location whilst being near to Waterhead and shops in Ambleside."

    Lovely location, lovely accommodation, lovely holiday. Worked really well for us and my mum :o)

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "The windows are not in a very good condition and those in the lounge can't really be opened very well."

    Fittings on all of them are loose. The top step from the back door is loose. The house was very clean and well equipped. The fridge was not really cold enough for our liking. Very quiet and some lovely views.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4May 2023

  • "Such a beautiful property."

    It's our second stay in this house and so far the only place in the Lakes that has felt like home rather than just a place to stay for the week.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethany4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable property in good location in Ambleside, good wifi also."

    Had a problem with the oven but after a phone call this was resolved very quickly. Nice to have a view of the fells whilst eating breakfast. Would book again. Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We are pleased that we were able to resolve the issue with the oven. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is at least our third visit to Mount Sol and we had a great time again."

    The views from the bungalow are lovely. It was spotless and very comfortable for two. It's in a quiet location and convenient for Ambleside.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back for a 4th visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Mar 2023

  • "Cosy and modern property and great location."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed the property and all the area has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Mar 2023

  • "A spotless, comfortable and well equipped bungalow."

    Lovely views from the windows. Not so much as a pint of milk as a welcome was a little disappointing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meg4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a great stay in a lovely house which was very well equipped, clean and conveniently placed to walk into the town."

    We have only 2 very minor negatives: 1) we would have been glad of spare blankets as the duvets were not quite warm enough for the time of year (February) and 2) there is a large black stone on the right of the front drive which we did not see in the dark when we arrived late after a long journey from the north of Scotland. All in all we had a lovely holiday and would love to return to Mont Sol in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Feb 2023

  • "As well as the high standard of accommodation, the owner has gone to a lot of trouble to assist guests and make them feel welcome."

    The notices around the property and the instruction manuals for appliances were all clearly displayed. And the owner had left some lovely treats for us on our arrival - posh biscuits, chocolates, prosecco and even a signed Christmas card. These were nice personal touches and were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2022

  • "The bathroom would benefit from an extractor fan and a hand rail along side the bath."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well epuipped, very clean and peaceful quiet area."

    Will definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2022

  • "This accommodation is excellent as it is clean ,well presented, well equipped and very comfortable."

    It is situated in a very quiet location convenient to Ambleside. There is ample room for parking and suitable outdoor furniture is provided for guests to enjoy the outdoors.

    Reviewed by Norma4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our first time at Mount Sol and we wouldn't hesitate to go back everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow that was well equipped, comfortable seating and bed with fabulous views and in a great location."

    The weather was mixed but we had a wonderful holiday and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Great time here."

    We loved the big windows and beautiful views. Loved waking up to a nice, light spacey kitchen for breakfast. Good walk into town - maybe not ideal with having a toddler who wants to walk but does not massively understand roads, as there are no pavements. Deffo like to come back - this is the first property in all my time in the Lakes that felt like a proper home rather than just a place to stay!

    Reviewed by Bethany4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow with a great view, very comfortable accomodation for a couple."

    Very quiet location and even had a deer visit one morning. The DVD player didn't work but Lakelovers soon replaced it for us - excellent customer service! We will book again.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Mar 2022

  • "Ticks all the boxes."

    Thank You

    Reviewed by Olga5.0Dec 2021

  • "Some of the cooking pans needed renewing."

    TV went wrong. 2 nights without TV Overall we enjoyed the bungalow. Cosy and within easy reach of town centre. Would book the bungalow again in the future

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Mount Sol. We are sorry you experienced issues with the TV in the main living room was showing no signal. We are glad our maintenance team could attend and restore the signal the following day. Regarding the pans, the owner regularly upgrades these and after inspection has replaced the frying pan as it was looking well used. We are glad to hear you had a great week in the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Nov 2021

  • "Generally a nice property with good views."

    Has been improved since our last stay although bedroom windows need some attention. It would be good to have a welcome pack. Hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by K3.8Oct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, the property was so warm and homely, we couldn't fault it and would love to return!"

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Back garden could do with some attention as well as the back door steps and the whirlie for hanging out the washing."

    The house was very comfortable and clean and we would return again.

    Thank you for your feedback Mrs Sime. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we have now discussed with the owner. They have taken on board the points you have raised and a new washing line will be replaced as soon as possible Thank you once again for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Mount Sol Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4Jun 2021

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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.


  • Over one floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Mount Sol is a comfortable detached bungalow located just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Ambleside at the peaceful lower slopes of Wansfell.

Enjoy the beautiful views over Ambleside to Loughrigg and the surrounding fells any time of the year.

Sleeping 4 guests, this is the perfect retreat for a small family or ideal for two couple to relax and enjoy all the Lake District has to offer.

Set on one level, you will have everything you need for a comfortable stay in the Lake District.

The open plan sitting room with dining area is airy, contemporary and a very sociable space to relax with friends with stunning views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Take advantage of the well-equipped kitchen and cook some tasty meals to enjoy al fresco in the rear garden area.

There are two spacious double bedrooms, one boasting a king-size bed with an additional TV.

Ambleside is a beautiful place to take a break.

The village centre is full of independent shops, bars and cafes and there are walks in almost every direction making it the perfect base for a walking holiday too.

Just a stroll away from the centre is Waterhead pier where you can enjoy an afternoon on the shores of Lake Windermere from Wateredge Inn, alternatively hop onto a Lake Cruise and explore nearby Windermere and Lakeside.

This is a superb property to explore the heart of the Lakes from, whether you’re looking for a relaxed stay or a jam-packed hiking holiday.

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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Please note: Bookings are Saturday to Saturday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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