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Rothay

(Ref. 1101816)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (15)
  • ambleside (10)
  • property (10)
  • table (9)
  • comfortable (8)
  • town (8)

25 Customer Reviews

  • "We thought the prperty was well positioned, very convenient for the town and had superb views."

    The flat itself was very comfortable, well equiped and a pleasure to stay in.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2024

  • "Rothay was a delightful apartment."

    Everything you could wish for. Clean, very well equipped, comfortable beds and fantastic views. Easy short walk down into the town but the path is very steep with a handrail. Parking spaces are provided. A little narrow and would benefit from some slightly wider disabled ones. We had a really lovely stay and will be back

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great little place, lots of room to chill for 3 chaos out on the hills all day, ..."

    Great little place, lots of room to chill for 3 chaos out on the hills all day, good kitchen and well located with a 2 min walk into centre of town, will book again with family next time

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2024

  • "The apartment had everything we needed for a lovely clean and comfy 5 night stay."

    The balcony is a lovely place to enjoy a cold drink whilst enjoying the beautiful view out over the town. Ambleside itself is a beautiful little town with plenty of places to eat and drink.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2024

  • "Rothay 14 is beautifully situated overlooking Ambleside."

    The cottage is spacious and well equipped. We loved every moment in the property and hope to be able to return again at some future date. Even though the weather was mixed nothing spoiled the pleasure of staying in this warm, comfortable and spacious cottage. The selection of books both for reading and about the area of the lakes was excellent.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The air fresheners were a bit strong and the living room windows are very bright at certain times of the day."

    Everything else was excellent!

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ferheen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A bit dated now, plugs need usb’s main bedroom has plug and light switches in headboard?"

    ???? No plugs by bed-side table.(usb’s) Advert needs to say 2 bathroom but no en-suites. Clothes washing machine un- useable (it stinks, mold mildew) Other than that it’s a lovely location over looking the town

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm3.4Aug 2023

  • "We will be back!"

    Really lovely apartment, perfect for our needs (2 adults, 1 child of 8yrs). Great location, handy for centre of Ambleside via steep path/steps from road. Kitchen very well equipped, comfy beds, 2x large showers. Provision of maps, books, games all much appreciated. My daughter wants to move in :-)

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jul 2023

  • "We lived in Ambleside for many years and the view from our home was also of Todd Cragg & Loughrigg but the view of them from from Rothay 2 is stupendous."

    The accommodation was first class, we have never before experienced such a well equipped holiday rental, and we have visited many.It is obviously well loved by the owners. The weather was pure Ambleside but apartment made up for that. Christine B St Marychurch,Devon. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Not for publication please. Info only. The narrowness of the parking spaces gave us some problems as we were sandwiched between two SUVs. We made use of a visitor's parking space when necessary. Unfortunately there wasn't a Parking permit in the apartment, nor a visitors one either - we made up our own. The cleanliness of the apartment was very good indeed though the balcony had not been swept or the patio door wiped around. The two plants had been very neglected. I watered them well but one I think is unlikely to recover. We were able to log on to Prime as a previous visitor had not logged out but perhaps a Sykes could mention that Prime / Netfiks is available but will need personal log on details along with a note to day don't forget to log out.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with such great feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property could do with curtains in the sitting room and it is too bright."

    Can’t watch the tv because of the bright light

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback. We hope you enjoyed your stay. The Velux windows in the living room are each fitted with a pull down black out blind which are great on really sunny days. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neesha3.4Jun 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at this property."

    Well located for the Southern lakes and the apartment had everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Would definitely consider staying here again when visiting the area.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay last week."

    The place has fantastic views and is close to Ambleside but yet you can’t hear the noise from Ambleside nightlife. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Great place, well furnished with everything and more we could have needed."

    Will hopefully be back.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely holiday accommodation with excellent views."

    Well equipped home. I was slightly apprehensive about the heating being electric, but it was very efficient and responsive. No complaints with anything. Will be booking again! Thank you.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nice property, well maintained, great position."

    Only downside is the parking.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. There is an allocated parking space for the property and a visitor permit to use one of the additional visitor spaces If required. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray4.4Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic location in the centre of Ambleside with wonderful views across the town and fells."

    Many restaurants, shops and other attractions to explore along with easy access to hill-walking routes. Anyone with limited mobility or pram/young children might find the steep (but short) walk into town a challenge. Very well-equipped, spacious apartment with excellent showers and comfy beds.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property, as described and in a good location for us."

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us with feedback, it’s really appreciated. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.1Oct 2022

  • "The property is just as advertised."

    The kitchen is very well equipped. It is very nice to have the ability to sit on an outside balcony with a stunning view. The shortest way down to the town centre is a steep slope but their is a rail to hold if needed. The bathrooms are modern . A personal thing I would have liked was a second height position for the lower shower head in the upstairs bathroom and a floor cloth to wipe the balcony furniture with. We throughly enjoyed our stay and would go again. Thank you for the use of your extensive library and local maps.

    Thank you very much for taking time to provide us feedback, it’s really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Anything one could say about the excellent standard of equipment, or the comfort or cleanliness of this property, would pale into insignificance against the frankly superb view over the whole of Ambleside from the balcony and all windows of the apartment."

    There is a steep walk down to the town (and even steeper back up!) but even this does not detract from the magnificent vista which awaits one’s return. We loved the property and would come back in a heartbeat!

    Thank you very much for the lovely feedback, it’s really appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "The apparrtment is up a steep narrow hill above Amleside."

    It is extreamly well equipped and the Dishwasher and smart speaker were very welcome additions. The only comment I would make is that some dim out or black out blinds would be better in the lounge area as the sun shines directly onto the property making it very difficult to see the TV screen. We had a really good two days there and would highly recommend it it you have a car.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, its really appreciated. New blackout blinds have been ordered :) . Hope you'll stay with us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great location."

    Comfortable and well appointed accommodation. However curtains or darker blinds in sitting room would be good as during the recent hot weather the living room was very hot. Also a fan for warmer days would be good.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, its really appreciated. Hope you'll stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Jul 2022

  • "All things catered for."

    A comfortable place with such fantastic views.Everything very clean. If we thought oh I could do with a walking stick they had them, ice blocks for a cool box, in fact anything we needed. Just outside Ambleside the Badger Bar for food is highly recommended, especially pies and burgers. I would love to visit this place again.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, its really appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    However as my husband and I are both getting on in years and my husband has a heart condition, we were anxious to avoid a property with a steep climb up from Ambleside centre. Although there are various routes from the Main Street up to the accommodation they all involve a steep climb, and this very much limited the number of times we could do. It would have been very helpful if this information had been available before booking. Also it was very difficult to see the picture on the TV when the sun was shining in spite of the blinds being drawn.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, its really appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely property in a perfect spot for enjoying Ambleside."

    Comfortable and clean and just as advertised. Fantastic views from the balcony which is a great place to sit and enjoy the evening sunshine.

    Thank you for taking time to provide us with feedback, its really appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "In the main everything was excellent."

    Well appointed, spacious, clean, comfortable bed, lovely shower. To nit-pick, the Google Home speaker was a nice touch, but it thought it was in Wyram, which meant that weather reports and time/distance to places were completely wrong. Oh, and while the key code to enter the apartment was provided in advance, another code was required in order to enter the building and we had to phone up for this as it was not provided in the booking information.

    Thank you for the feedback, hope you enjoyed your stay. This is really useful and we will adjust the booking info. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Duplex apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Please note: If you're booking week commencing 22 January new communal carpets will be replaced for approximately 4 days, there will also be a skip outside for 2 days in the car park.

The property

Settled in Ambleside, within the Lake District National Park, is this pleasant, duplex apartment, Rothay.

Enjoying far-reaching views of the town and countryside from its quaint balcony, this two-bedroom accommodation is ideal for two couples or a family of four seeking an adventure.

On arrival, locate your allocated parking space before entering your holiday home, where you can leave your walking boots in the entrance hallway.

Discover the bright and airy open-plan space, fit with Velux windows to soak in the views as you relax on the sofa with a cup of tea.

The cream kitchen houses everything you need for a self-catered stay; rustle up hearty meals with the electric oven and hob, and as food is being dished, gather around the dining table.

Carry the conversation out onto the balcony to admire the backdrop of hills, and why not uncork your favourite bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion?

As the evening cools, retire inside and place your dishes in the dishwasher before choosing between two shower rooms to rinse the day away.

When eyes grow heavy, take your pick between a king-size bedroom and a twin, both with bedside lamps for a night-time read.

In the morning, get better acquainted with your surroundings, have some fun at White Platts Miniature Golf, unveil history at Armitt Library & Museum Centre to see exhibitions and be sure to visit Zeffirellis for Jazz music and a film.

A scenic drive will lead you to the bustling Bowness-on-Windemere, where you can relax by Lake Windermere or try out thrilling watersports; afterwards dine out at a rustic pub for a home-cooked meal.

Also within easy reach is the market town of Keswick, home to narrow streets to browse quirky gift shops, The Derwent Pencil Museum, as well as a theatre for live entertainment.

For all this and more, choose a stay at Rothay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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