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Prospect Cottage Loft

(Ref. 1016177)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely compact property."

    Felt spacious due to high ceiling and lots of windows. Decorated and maintained to high standard. Everything within walking distance. Free parking disc for central parking two mins away.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent Realy enjoyed our stay in Prospect cott."

    Loft, small but perfectly formed. Description acurate and honest, location great for all the amenities in Ambleside, parking not a problem never realy bothered trying to park near cott. as the car park is less than 2 mins. away. nice touch the bread and biscuits, we ate in a few nights oven and hob very good (better than home) loverly shower, comfy bed and settee. If I was to be very picky the key safe is quite awkward to use in the dark, I had to almost kneel down to get the key out.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, impeccably clean."

    The bed was super comfy! Couldnt ask for a better location. Couldn’t find the hairdryer that was said to be in the wardrobe is my only gripe, but otherwise I definitely will be heading back.

    Reviewed by Glen4.7Oct 2023

  • "Small, perfectly formed and immaculately clean."

    Although the kitchen area is compact, it was well equipped. We took some big pots out of the cupboards, otherwise there wasn't anywhere to store food outside the fridge. This is just a minor concern and didn't detract from recommending this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "I can’t fault this property or the description on your site."

    Immaculately clean and furnished to a high standard with a generous welcome pack.The location is perfect for the town centre and for the start of several walks ,after which, a pub is almost next door. Excellent in every respect.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Loft."

    It was perfect. The facilities and extras were wonderful, particularly the bread in the welcome pack! The location is superb, the car stayed in the car park all week (very grateful for the parking permit supplied!). We will have no hesitation in booking to stay in the Loft again!

    Reviewed by Val5.0Sep 2023

  • "A delightful loft apartment in an ideal location!"

    Renovated to a high standard with everything we needed for a perfect week away. We particularly enjoyed morning coffee and an afternoon glass of wine on the patio....or nipping down the the Golden Rule for a pint! The parking permit worked perfectly as car didn't move for a week as we walked straight out onto the hills from the front door! We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was perfect for the two of us and a pleasure to come home to at the end of a long walk."

    The welcome hamper was very thoughtful and the bed was super comfy. It's within easy reach of everything Ambleside has to offer and thanks to the guidebook in the cottage there were plenty of walks straight from the door. We were able to leave the car in the car park for the week using the free permit provided.

    Reviewed by Leyanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The traffic going up and down Kirkstone Road started about 7."

    00am and finished around 11.00pm. Very noisy, in the Loft and when using the patio area. We stayed for two weeks, the first week our neighbours, in the Studio were very quiet. The second week our new neighbours, in the Studio moving furniture at all times of the day and especially at night even after 1.00am they didn’t have any respect for their neighbours. Maybe a notice saying Please Respect Your Neighbours would be an idea.

    Thank you for your 100% score Barry. We appreciate you clarifying that due to road closures in the area, Kirkstone Road was much busier than usual during your stay at the Loft. After renovation we had acoustic tests undertaken to ensure there is no sound transfer between the apartments; this test was passed with ease. However, we will ask guests in all 3 of our Prospect properties to respect their neighbours, especially at night.....and yes, please do come back and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really excellent."

    Maybe more toiletries. Ie toilet paper

    Thank you for your 100% score for Prospect Cottage Loft Malcolm! We do provide 2 toilet rolls for the loo and some locally made hand-wash for the basin too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2023

  • "Well thought out accommodation with everything you could possibly need on a self catering holiday."

    Very clean and tastefully furnished. Welcome basket was a nice touch. Ideally situated in the heart of the lovely town of Ambleside, fantastic walks straight from the door, we never used our car at all. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous loft space with lovely decor."

    We had a great time and prospect loft played a key part in that. Welcomed by a welcome pack showed that they go the extra mile. Would absolutely recommend to anyone staying in Ambleside!

    Reviewed by Max5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great apartment in a great location."

    Comfy bed and sofa and everything you could want in the kitchen. Would definitely stay here again. Car park is a 2 minute walk away

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2021

  • "Property was not only excellently furnished it was a great location to central Ambleside."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Alot smaller than appeared on website Hob didn't work Constant noise from ..."

    Alot smaller than appeared on website Hob didn't work Constant noise from passing traffic Steep hills all round, making parking, access and egress very awkward Neighbours outside security light comes on at night when cars pass close to property

    Thank you for your feedback. Customer comments are very important to us I am sorry that you weren’t able to use the hob. We do provide instructions in the property and we are on hand throughout the whole holiday if there was a problem. We have checked the hob on changeover and its working fine. The loft has new windows that are double glazed and an extremely substantial new door (including category 5 mortice locks), glass panes in the door also double glazed so minimal noise through them. The property is on the first floor and as such is not right next to the road. The road goes quiet at night. The main window has interlined fabric for the inside recess roman blind and interlined thick heavy curtains so the security light cant disturb customers Once again, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Sep 2021

  • "An excellent property - had everything in you could need for a week’s stay, beautifully decorated and a brilliant location (literally just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ambleside)."

    The free parking was an added bonus too! Loved it here. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Extremely clean, very well equipped, and convenient location close to shops, restaurants and cafes."

    Lovely views of the fells. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week and would definitely stay in the studio apartment again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "The apartment is super but with a little extra thought it could be be perfect for a week’s stay in the Lakes."

    At the moment there is nowhere (other than the fridge) to store your food, nowhere to dry wet clothes (it is the Lakes) and very little storage for walking or cycling kit. It would also be lovely to have cushions for the outside chairs and perhaps a storage unit outside for these to go in. The interior of the apartment is gorgeous but very cramped and the large wooden chair just gets in the way. It would be much easier and more spacious without it.

    Thank you very much for your feedback on our Loft apartment. During the recent renovation we were able to make the best use of floor-space to ensure that we had the optimum design for couples to enjoy their time in the Lakes. As such the open-plan apartment has areas for preparing food and dining, relaxing on the sofa watching the TV and enjoying a good night's sleep in the king-size bed; there are also coat hooks at the door for outdoor clothes and boots. Every aspect of the Loft is well photographed on our website. We do hope you enjoyed your time with us. Many thanks, the property owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ana4.7Jul 2021

  • "Perfect cottage."

    The only drawback is it is situated on a very busy corner so quite noisy

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely place, exactly as stated and was stunning place with a great central ..."

    Lovely place, exactly as stated and was stunning place with a great central location Mattress could have been a little better

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2021

  • "Whilst looking for somewhere to stay in Ambleside, this studio apartment jumped out at us and we were not disappointed!"

    It has got to be the cleanest, most comfortable and well equipped self catering accommodation we have ever stayed at. It was also in a great location, a short walk from the town centre and with great views from the small private patio area. The bed was very comfortable, the shower powerful and kitchen so well equipped with top quality products, crockery and general necessities. We would definitely stay again and would recommend to any family or friends wanting to stay in the Lake District. Thanks to the owner for providing such a great place to stay and enjoy a wonderful area.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location, super clean."

    The space is small but perfectly equipped. The only issue, for us, is that the mattress is too soft. Otherwise, excellent.

    Reviewed by William4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful loft-style first-floor apartment."

    Tastefully decorated and renovated to a very high had everything we needed. The bed was so comfortable we had trouble getting out of it every morning! We enjoyed the views of the fells from both the apartment and the separate patio area. A perfect escape to the glorious Lake District, which we will definitely repeat!

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent in every way and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

    A microwave has since been added and there was a hair dryer and iron to use too. My only frustration is with the time you have to wait if you have to speak to Sykes, once I was told it wouldn't be long to speak to the department I needed as it was early and no queue, but it was a long time on hold. Two other times, I just gave up.

    Reviewed by T5.0Apr 2021

  • "A lovely property situated in a great location."

    A microwave oven in the kitchen would have been useful. Parking was difficult directly outside the property, however the owner provides a permit to allow you to park for free in the nearby long stay car park ( only a 2 minutes walk from the property ). The permit also allows you to park for free in certain other car parks in nearby villages. We used it twice in Grasmere when visiting, which was really useful. We had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Oct 2020

  • "The prospect cottage loft was a great base to explore the surrounding Lake District or just walk into town and visit the shops ,cafes or pubs."

    The accommodation was well presented and clean, A little home from home, Everything has been thought of, apart from maybe a little microwave other than that absolutely perfect

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented."

    Only comment to make is that car parking isnt near the property. You have to park some distance away which isnt great, especially in the cumbrian wet weather!

    Reviewed by Mel4.7Sep 2020

  • "We were very happy with the views from the patio, the location for exploring the lakes, the decor and amenities are well appreciated, and we also enjoyed the history of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely loft apartment."

    So comfortable and in a great location. The little garden area surrounded by Lakeland stone just sums up the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-first-floor, enter via slate stairs with hand rail
  • One king-size bed in studio-style open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with Juliet balcony
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Note: Properties 1016177, 1016150 & 1016178 can be booked together, sleeping a total of 12 guests.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, Dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit available for local car park
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.1 miles Note: Adults only, this property cannot accommodate children
  • Note: A Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 applies to all bookings made after 1st September 2023

The property

Set in the heart of Ambleside, in the beautiful Lake District countryside, is this charming property, Prospect Cottage Loft.

At the entrance to the cottage is an enclosed patio area where you can sit with a cup of tea and watch the sun set over Ambleside and hills beyond.

Step into the open-plan studio-style interior with vaulted ceilings which comes fully-equipped with plenty of traditional furnishings.

Curl up on the sofa and unwind in front of the internet connected wall-mounted Smart TV with a refreshing glass of champagne in hand.

Gather at the dining table and indulge in a lovingly prepared meal, cooked to perfection in the well-equipped kitchen.

You will also find a king-size bed in this room, served by a shower room with deluxe fixtures and fittings.

Prospect Cottage Loft is a wonderful romantic retreat for you and your partner.

Prospect House & Cottages

Prospect House & Cottages are a three well-appointed dwellings nestled within the picture-perfect town of Ambleside, in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District. Consisting of a four bedroom house and two studio apartments, these delightfully decorated holiday homes provide the ideal base for a group of up to twelve looking for an exciting escape to the countryside. Each of the properties has been finished to a high-standard with a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi and outdoor seating area. The town itself is filled with bustling pubs and bars, independent eateries and quirky local shops where you can pick up a souvenir or two. The neighboring town of Windermere lies just under five-miles away, whilst Kendal can be found a short drive away. With an outstanding position for enjoying scenic walks, an abundance of cycling routes and historical landmarks, these attractive properties are the perfect location for your next family holiday to the Lake District. Note: Properties 1016150, 10161777 & 1016178 can be booked together, sleeping a total of 12 guests.

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 can be booked with Refs. 1016150 and 1016178, together they sleep 12 guests.

A Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 applies to all bookings taken after 1st September 2023.