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Rothay 17

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 948286)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

22 Customer Reviews

  • "Very impressed except for sofas which are too low for comfort."

    Also check in and check out times are unrealistic and considerably shorten the holiday experience.

    Checkout time has now been changed to 10.00 which we hope will be more convenient for guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Lovely, clean, spacious property."

    Well appointed above Ambleside. Spectacular views of the town and hills from the balcony and all rooms. Well equipped for catering at home but lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Great walks from the property but also centrally located for exploring the rest of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by JayneFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely clean apartment, stunning views of Ambleside from all windows."

    Both bathrooms are modern and spotless. A cosy welcoming apartment, can’t wait to return, thank you for a wonderful base from which to explore this beautiful part of the lakes.

    Reviewed by JasminOct 2021

  • "Building works to rear of apartment all day with noise and builders swearing!"

    , roadworks to front of apartment all day and night with noise from machinery so had to keep windows closed and too noisy to sit on balcony.ruined our holiday week

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Great location, well-equiped accommodation with plenty of space for 4 adults."

    We felt immediately relaxed on arrival as everything was exactly what we needed. Thank you!

    Thank you for your very positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlynisSep 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment and a great location to explore all the Lakes has to offer."

    It had everything we needed, and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and soak in the amazing views.

    Thank you. Great to hear you liked our apartment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "Kitchens and bathrooms very clean which was great."

    A couple other areas could have done with a dust. Clean kit and shower gels etc really nice touch. The only thing lacking was washing machine. Otherwise would have been the perfect apartment.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2021

  • "Ideal location with a great view over Ambleside and the fells."

    Well-appointed and comfortable accommodations.

    Reviewed by William AOct 2019

  • "Superb location with fabulous views over Ambleside and surrounding hills."

    It was much quicker to get into the town than we anticipated. We loved the fact it was spotlessly clean and the furnishings were excellent.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2019

  • "We had a terrific stay at Rothay 17, which has hotel standards without the hotel inconveniences."

    As well as the usual towels and linen, toiletries were provided, as were dressing gowns It's comfortably furnished and both the bathroom and the shower room are brand new, as is the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped on the assumption that you might actually want to cook! We loved the balcony, on which we sat for several evenings given the good weather. The walk into Ambleside is slightly steep but not very long, so you can do it in a few minutes, even on the return journey. Plenty of lovely walks within easy reach, without having to take the car.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2019

  • "Lovely apartment with fabulous views."

    Very helpful owner. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2019

  • "Location was superb, just a couple of minutes from town centre."

    Views from apartment, outstanding

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2019

  • "Lovely apartment, with all facilities needed for a wonderful holiday in the lakes."

    Reviewed by CharlesMar 2019

  • "Great holiday."

    Apartments clean, great view, great location by the pubs, restaurants, and shops. Would be nice if the swimming pool was part of the price rather than an extra £15, as creates unnecessary admin, but very good apartment and holiday.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2019

  • "Fantastic apartment with wonderful views over Ambleside."

    More than enough space for our party of 5 and extremely clean and comfortable, with everything needed to make this a relaxing stay. We had a great Christmas break, and would definitely return - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2018

  • "Lovely, well equipped apartment, very clean and modern facilities."

    Absolutely amazing views and great position, 2 minutes walk into town. A great location to do many walks from the doorstep without the need to use a car. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2018

  • "Rothay17 is perfectly situated with great amenities onsite, my family swam every day which was a welcome cool down after a hot walk."

    The kitchen was so well equipped everything had been thought of and a nice touch of adding the bathroom minis. We will certain be staying here again.

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2018

  • "The apartment is ideally situated overlooking Ambleside, with beautiful views and walks from the door."

    Rothay 17 is very furnished and equipped. The excellent bus service from Ambleside enables you to walk / explore without using cars. We had a fabulous week with perfect weather.

    Reviewed by JanJun 2018

  • "Comfortable and in great position."

    Reviewed by RayNov 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation, very clean, very comfortable, everything we needed to hand."

    Many thanks to the owners for allowing us to share their wonderful holiday home.

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time on our holiday and were really happy with the communication throughout the booking procedure from Sykes, answering any questions we had quickly and efficiently."

    It was an excellent property, with wonderful views an amazing shower, luxury pillows and we loved having the pool to use next door. Loved it from start to finish. Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2017

  • "An extremely easy booking process from start to finish."

    The views were out of this world. We stayed in Rothay 17 and will definitely be returning. The property was clean and in an excellent location for the local amenities. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2017

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  • Over second and third floors
  • Two third floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Third floor bathroom with shower/bath, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor kitchen with dining area
  • Second floor sitting room with drop-down double bed.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2 mins walk down a steep hill
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to the balcony.

The property

This comfortable, two-storey apartment nestles above Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, with views over the village to Loughrigg Fell, in this truly beautiful corner of England.

This lovely apartment is perfect for a family holiday or a group of friends wishing to enjoy this central location.

With the added benefit of having endless restaurants and shops just a short distance away, there is plenty to enjoy.

The apartment has a bright and modern kitchen with dining area and a sitting room to relax in after a busy day exploring the area.

It also has two bedrooms and two bathrooms to complement this.

There are patio doors leading to a private balcony with furniture, perfect for enjoying the fabulous views of the surrounding area.

In every direction, you are surrounded by spectacular scenery with endless paths and bridleways to explore.

The walk up Loughrigg Fell itself from Ambleside will reveal breathtaking scenery looking up Lake Windermere, over Rydal Water, Grasmere and Loughrigg Tarn.

Why not walk over the fell to Grasmere where you can enjoy a snack at one of the cafes and then head back passing Rydal Caves and back to Ambleside.

For the more adventurous, higher climbs are available up Sweden Bridge and the Fairfield Horseshoe.

This location is perfect for a real Lake District holiday with breathtaking views to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas