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Pavey Ark

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Having stayed in The Lakeland complex many times Pavey Ark really hit the spot for us."

    As part of my 75th birthday celebrations it really helped to make it a very memorable birthday for all the right reasons. We will be delighted to return possibly in the winter months when the area is always that bit quieter. Can't wait to see the beauty of Ambelside from the patio of Pavey Ark in the not to distant future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a fabulous place to stay!"

    Over the years we have stayed in apartments in all 3 blocks at The Lakeland’s and this was by far the best. From the super comfy bed and seating unit to the very well equipped kitchen what more could we have wanted. We will definitely be back probably at a later time in the year when hopefully we can enjoy the patio area in the sunshine.

    We are so pleased to read that you have had such a good stay and found the apartment so comfortable! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Pavey Ark."

    The views are superb and the apartment was so comfortable and very clean - we loved it and can't wait to return. It is close to the centre of Ambleside and has everything you could need. The apartment was very warm during our stay. The bottle of Prosecco and map, left in the kitchen, were also a nice surprise. All the facilities were first class. Thank you so much - we look forward to returning.

    Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad you had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "Most of the rooms had cobwebs and the floor had remnants of tinsel from Xmas."

    Tin opener didn’t work and couldn’t find chopping boards but a phone call remedied this. We did eventually find several boards hidden in a cupboard. Generally very pleased with the accommodation. This is the second time we’ve been and hopefully will return.

    Thank you for your comments. We will take up the points you raised with our cleaning service. We hope you had a good stay and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jan 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable stay."

    Everything was as detailed in description of the apartment. Magnificent views, which is the main selling point of the property for me. Very short steep hill to village, nothing to be phased by. Will definitely return.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. We also love the views! We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kristina4.1Jan 2024

  • "Property feels rather tired and like going back to something in the 1980s."

    Kitchen great but rest of property needs a refurb especially the carpets

    Thank you for the feedback. The owner will be able to see your comments and action where necessary. Lakelovers Owner Teams Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette3.8Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay over the Christmas holiday, despite the weather!"

    ! The apartment was very comfortable and very well equipped. The location is ideal for visiting all that Ambleside has to offer. Only one disappointment. No Christmas tree!! We book with Sykes or Lakelovers most years and there has always been one

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that the lack of Christmas tree was a disappointment for you. We will be sure to take on board your comments about the tree for next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and well-equipped, with thought given to those little things that are often over-looked in holiday lettings."

    The property is spacious, bed & lounge comfortable, bathroom large & modern, and kitchen had all equipment needed to cook meals. View from the property is fabulous, and access to the village is very easy and walkable. Good collection of walking books, and great place to come back to after a long day in the fells. Would absolutely come back again, and also recommend this property to others.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and would be thrilled to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a fabulous apartment this is."

    High above Ambleside, it offers stunning views across to Loughrigg and beyond. Very comfortable and so well equipped, we really did not want to leave. An absolute gem which we will return to soon.

    Fantastic! We are so pleased that you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the time to write the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Pavey Ark ."

    It was so comfortable and the views were amazing . We will definitely be back . We wouldn’t go anywhere else in Ambleside

    Thank you very much for your super feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Pavey Ark."

    It was modern, clean and very well equipped. The bed and sofa were very comfortable and it was lovely and quiet. Not far to walk into the town centre. Thank you for the bottle of prosecco it was much appreciated. Parking was tight but we managed fine. We hope to be back next year.

    Thanks very much for your wonderful feedback. We are really pleased that you had a good holiday. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely property, ideally positioned for the town, albeit very steep path!"

    And for wonderful walks & access to all around the lake.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. Yes, the path is steep! We’re glad you had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous view from a very spacious apartment."

    It was very clean and comfortable with a great shower room. Only critique - please update the wardrobe area in living room as it was not attractive at all (so outdated). Also coffee table has seen better days and needs replacing. I would definitely go back if it could be updated a little. Thank you also for the Prosecco - lovely thought.

    We hope you had a good holiday. The coffee table is in fact 'new', we purchased this recently from a local charity / enterprise, its made from reclaimed timber, we are sorry it wasn't to your taste. Thanks for the feedback, which we will take on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Aug 2023

  • "The Pavey Ark is truly a home away from home."

    Everything that you could need has been thought about, making for a truly relaxing stay. There are cosy blankets, sandwich bags for picnics, washing up tools and even a complimentary Harry Potter scrabble board for your enjoyment! It's a very spacious apartment with the most spectacular views a few footsteps away from the main Ambleside streets, yet far enough to offer peace and tranquility. We cannot wait to go again.

    We are delighted to read your feedback - thank you very much. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay and are planning another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pavey Ark."

    The apartment is positioned only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. We did not have to use our car at all during our weeks stay as there are so many incredible walks on the doorstep. The apartment was very comfortable, especially the Super King bed. It had everything we needed and had a view spectacular to boot. Many thanks for a great stay.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We also love the walks from the doorstep. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2023

  • "Was very disappointed with not being able to use the pool/leasure centre."

    Nothing was mentioned when booking that it would be closed... it did state that you had to bring your own towels and not use the ones out of holiday home, so one would presume it was open to use...Have used it many times before.

    I am sorry to hear about this confusion. This property does not have the use of a pool. I have checked through websites that currently advertise Pavey Ark (which all lead through to the Lakelovers website) but am unable to find any that mention a pool. This may have been possible with a previous holiday company that you used to arrange your previous stays. I am sorry this tainted your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy3.1Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic property, which couldn't have a better view."

    Everything we needed for an excellent holiday.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent large apartment with wonderful views out across the town & fells."

    The lift was a great facility and, a necessity, as there were many stairs down to the ground floor. The kitchen was very well equipped and the shower en suite was very large and luxurious. The apartment is also a very short, but steep, distance into town which was ideal. Our only problem was the size of the parking bays. We have a medium sized car which would have been ok but the guest next to us had a large car. This made accessing our driver's door one morning impossible.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay, and the views. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2023

  • "We’ve had a wonderful week at Pavey Ark,it really felt like a home from home."

    Fully equity kitchen and extremely comfortable bed. Great location so close to the centre of Ambleside with all the shops, pubs and cafes as well as numerous beautiful walks. We will be back!

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

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found Pavey Ark to be an outstanding holiday property and a new favourite for us."

    It is well located high enough over Ambleside to give excellent views over the town, Loughrigg and the Fairfield ridges, while being only a 5 minutes walk into the town. The huge west facing windows in the bedroom and lounge let in lots of light and the views. The apartment is very well equipped and comfortable: there's a bathroom and a shower room, the bed is two 3 footers tied together, the lounge has a huge comfy sofa with lots of big cushions, the dining area is huge, there's a real sense of space. There's lots of big electric convection heaters; two in the lounge/diner, one in the hall and one in the bedroom plus a blower in the bathroom. Users have control over boost and temperature (though the one in the hall was on Childlock, so we couldn't turn it off). We were really warm. Though a blower in the ensuite wouldn't go amiss. The parking place is long and easy to get in and out of, though the instructions say it's called "15 High Pike", when it's actually "15 Brathay Stewart" and that had us a bit worried at first. Overall 99/100 and I'd be amazed if we don't return.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback which we were thrilled to read. We will address the parking place confusion - yes it is presently signposted as 15 Brathay Stewart and this will be changed to 15 Pavey Ark. Thanks again and hope to welcome you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "We were impressed with Pavey Ark as soon as we walked in."

    The view from the windows is stunning. The flat has everything you need for a week away and more! A real home from home. We would definitely stay again and have already recommended it to family and friends.

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

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great apartment."

    Very quiet, comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Ideal location and great to have on-site parking . I would highly recommend

    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 Anthony5.0Feb 2023

  • "Almost perfect."

    Found it quite chilly when sat on the settees. There is no heating in this area. The only two radiators are more in the dining area. Apart from that perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all your comments on board. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by I4.4Jan 2023

  • "From opening the door we was so so pleased with the layout the view along with the ever so soft comfort of the bed and beautiful en suite bathroom and kitchen."

    We would love to return later in the year

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pavey Ark. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Jan 2023

  • "I was impressed how quickly the dishwasher was back in action after I’d reported the fault."

    The damp patch in the bedroom needs addressing before it gets too bad.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that we were able to resolve the issue with the dishwasher. We will look into the damp patch in the bedroom. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay in your property, really comfortable, especially the bed, can you share the make and supplier, would love one in my house, although don't know if I'd ever get up for work again (hee hee)!"

    ! Only problem we found was the TV, unwatchable during windy weather, choice of channels was very limited compared to Blackpool, don't know if this is a regional thing or just your TV (and reception). Overall a very good experience, thank you. ps: Kitchen equipment was brilliant, could find everything we needed, and lots we didn't, good job!!

    Thanks for your review. I am so pleased you had a fantastic stay. I will check out the make of bed and get back to you! Sorry to hear the TV channels were limited. I assume this was the terrestrial TV in the bedroom. I have considered the limitations of this and have decided to replace this TV for a smart TV. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jan 2023

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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.


  • Ground-floor apartment, access via by lift or stairs
  • One bedroom with superking bed, terrestrial TV and ensuite comprising walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, WC and an integrated blue tooth speaker
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Living/dining room, with corner sofa, Smart TV and DVD player.
  • Electric wall radiators
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electricity included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • There is a private car parking space for the property, for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Travel cot provided
  • No smoking
  • Shops and pubs 300 metres away
  • Note: The path that runs past the patio is shared with the other apartments
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: The property is in an elevated position - it is a steep walk down to the village.

The property

Nestled in the popular town of Ambleside, Cumbria, is this lovely ground-floor apartment, Pavey Ark.

Enjoying a superb location within the Lake District National Park at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, and an elevated position with exceptional views of the Lakelands, Pavey Ark is a fabulous choice for couples.

The property benefits from off-road parking for one car, and its own private patio with bistro table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining with a backdrop of breath-taking views.

Inside, you will find a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up tasty dishes, a dining table for four where you can enjoy long leisurely meals over a bottle of wine, and an inviting sitting area with a generous corner sofa and Smart TV, ideal for unwinding after a day of adventure.

Continue through to find a sleek bathroom, where you can indulge in long soaks with your favourite book, before retiring to the sumptuous super-king-size bedroom, also benefiting from the stunning views on offer, with TV and a well-appointed en-suite shower room.

Explore the town, where you can treat your other half to a meal at The Old Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchen and Misto, stock up on essentials at the convenience store, visit a fascinating 2nd-century Roman Fort, tour the Armitt Library & Museum Centre, or hike up to see the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force.

Continue onto Rydal, where you can wander along the steppingstones in Rydal Cave, and step in Wordsworth’s shoes at Rydal Mount & Gardens, or further along to Grasmere, where you can learn more about the great poet at Wordsworth Grasmere and the National Trust site of Allan Bank and Grasmere, sample local ales at Grasmere Brewery or follow the Grasmere Waterfall Walkways.

A trip to the Lakes wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Windermere, where you can take to the waters of the famous lake via a plethora of watersports, tuck-in to fresh seafood at Hooked, tour The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, or soak up the views from atop Queen Adelaide’s Hill.

All this and more awaits at Pavey Ark.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas