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Prospect Cottage Studio

(Ref. 1016178)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Spotlessly clean, with high quality kitchen."

    Welcome pack good but ground coffee with no cafetiere made no sense. No tea pot, was a minor irritation, as was coffee table too large and incongruous. Lack of headroom should have been emphasised. Major problem was the mattress which was unevenly worn, and not previously turned. Should be replaced immediately. Excellent location, nice patio and generally a high quality property. The defects mentioned could be easily rectified (headroom apart), and,once remedied, the property would get top marks.

    Thank you for your feedback. The head height and furniture at the property are shown fully in the 10 photographs on the Sykes website. We can confirm that at changeover, both before and after your stay, there was a cafetiere in the cupboard. We have had no issues with mattress from previous guests comments, but will look into the matter and rectify if required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by N3.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Prospect Cottage Studio."

    Everything we needed for our stay. It was lovely and clean. I wasn’t sure when reading the information if these were available, there was a hair drier, iron and ironing board, razor point in the shower room and freezer box in the fridge. Jo contacted us to let us know we could use the parking in front of the main house as it wasn’t occupied that week, which was a nice touch, not that walking 4 mins to the car park is an issue.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    Had a problem initially with a loose toilet seat which was replaced within a few hours. Extremely satisfied with our stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous studio in a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved it from the moment we stepped inside."

    The furnishings were absolutely amazing with no expense spared. Everything we needed was in the studio which was ideal for us as l like to make a meal or two when away. The complimentary hamper was filled with goodies to start us off this was a lovely addition. The studio was central to all Ambleside has to offer with amazing views from the patio. The location was quiet and peaceful making for great sleeps in the very comfy bed. We would definitely go back here again

    Many thanks for your kind words Patricia. We are glad you love the Studio as much as we do! Please do come back and visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect for a week’s stay."

    Small but ideal location close to town centre.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Oct 2022

  • "Prospect Cottage Studio really did deliver to its description within its marketing material."

    The studio was well laid out and although compact was really spacious and ideal for our needs for two people.No pets and no children under five meant that the property was fresh and clean and had a quite distinct newness about it.The location was great, away from the main streets of the town of Ambleside but close enough and within easy reach of all amenities. The Golden Rule pub was just a couple of hundred yards away from the studio down the hill which must be the best one in Ambleside with a great selection of hand pulled beer, lagers and choice of wines.Great pork pies. The studio was a great base for numerous walks and within easy reach of buses at super regular intervals. All in all a great stay and would recommend to any couple looking for that extra special hideaway. Derek and Jane.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage; excellent location."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend absolutely loved it!"

    So cute we’re we stayed and them views are unreal to wake up too! Can’t wait to stay there again was a gorgeous little break thank you

    That's lovely to hear Natalie! Please do come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage studio beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard."

    I have a back problem and found the mattress al little too firm although it was excellent quality my husband slept like a log ! The studio was handy for shops and pubs All in all we loved it .

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2022

  • "Great base for a week in the Lakes."

    High quality apartment and whilst small, has everything you could wish for. Sitting on the terrace watching the sun set over Ambleside was perfect

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation for one or two people."

    Prospect cottage studio is in a convenient position in the heart of Ambleside with great views, yet in a relatively peaceful spot with very little noise from neighbouring properties. Tastefully decorated and comfortable, with all facilities. Overall, a little gem!!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, so cosy!"

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Nov 2021

  • "Great location."

    Parking permit worked very well. Probably the best studio apartment we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage."

    Recently renovated, so brilliant facilities. Took us a bit of Googling to find out how to turn the towel radiator off as the bathroom was very warm. The parking permit was very handy though as it can be used in a number of surrounding places. We’d love to go back.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2021

  • "It wasn’t really possible to park near the studio so I used the car park which is fine until I left the car park and it was full when I got back and had to find somewhere else to park."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Immaculate accommodation with beautiful decor and quality furnishings/fittings throughout."

    Location of cottage was perfect within a stones throw of the pretty bustling town of Ambleside. The only negative was the lack of storage space. One set of rather old wooden drawers which did not open and close well and was rather out of keeping with the rest of the high end furnishings. We therefore lived out of the two suitcases which cluttered the already restricted floor space. Had the bed been higher off the ground we could have pushed them under to free up space which would have been useful. This did in no way spoil our holiday as everything else was so lovely but just thought the owners may be interested to learn of things people found a little difficult to live with.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning ground-floor apartment in the heart of Ambleside."

    Beautifully renovated and traditionally decorated but with all modern conveniences. The location is ideal for walking out onto the fells, wandering into town....or just staying in and enjoying the views from the patio! We had wonderful relaxing stay and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "There was no recyling facilities."

    We were only a party of 2, but even so we recycled a whole 50l bag. We brought it home, we’re not sure others would have done that and instead put it in general waste. Please show whether recyling opportunities are included in the summary of each property, as it may encourage owners to do the right thing.

    Thank you for your comments regarding the Studio. The waste from the cottage has to be commercially collected in line with local Government guidelines. However, within the Welcome Pack there are directions to the local recycling centre, which is less than a mile from the Studio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage."

    Immaculately clean. Had everything we needed for our visit so we could easily stay and cook in a few nights. Excellent location 2 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside which has so many amazing choices for eating out and some great independent shops. Have highly recommended to friends and family already.

    Reviewed by Rowen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The studio was really lovely and beautifully furnished with taste."

    We felt that a place to dry your hair with a mirror would be useful. Also maybe a shelf in the bathroom to put is needed. The parking was difficult and if you lost the space it was difficult to get back. Loved the decor and the quality of the furnishings

    Thank you for your comments. Customer feedback is very important to us. There is a vanity mirror in the bathroom, that can be found on the shelf, for use anywhere in the cottage. The owners have provided a permit for the local car park down the road, as street parking around the cottage is limited. Please do come and visit us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant little apartment, all you need for two people."

    Excellent location, no need to use the car all week. Managed to park on the road even during the busy school holidays, but the option of using a car park permit was great. Definitely coming back

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very nice place!"

    Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bed in studio-style open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Note: Properties 1016178, 1016150 & 1016177 can be booked together, sleeping a total of 12 guests
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit available for local car park
  • Patio and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles and pub 0.01 miles Note: Adults only, this property cannot accommodate children
  • Note: A Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 applies to all bookings taken after 1st Sept 2023.

The property

Set in the heart of the bustling town of Ambleside, in the Lake District countryside, is this charming ground-floor studio apartment, Prospect Cottage Studio.

Benefitting from an open-plan living space, this property is bright and airy as soon as you walk through the door.

Discover a traditional fitted kitchen with painted cabinets and sleek worktops including all the necessary appliances, crockery and utensils needed for rustling up some delicious meals or a hearty breakfast.

Relax on the comfortable sofa under a warm blanket and enjoy the internet connected Smart TV for all your entertainment needs.

This room has a floor to ceilings windows overlooking the patio area and the distant hills, giving an abundance of natural light and giving the sense of a truly idyllic retreat.

You can curl up under the covers of the king-size bed once the evening draws to a close and rotate the TV to enjoy a movie in bed.

Discover a deluxe shower room with all modern fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a refreshing shower to prepare for your day.

Prospect Cottage Studio is the ideal base for couples seeking to escape to the Lake District.

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 refundable 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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Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1016150 and 1016177, together they sleep 12 guests.

Note: A Good Housekeeping Bond applies to all bookings made after 1st September 2023.