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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Scarfell and the improvement with the new windows since our last visit was very welcoming."

    (just need to replace the front bedroom ones now). We had a small problem with the shower in the main bathroom not shutting off. Overall we enjoyed our stay again and would return without hesitation as it's in a perfect position for walkers.

    Thank you for this feedback. We are sorry to read about the water not shutting off in the bathroom. Unfortunately, as we were not aware of this during your stay we didn't have the opportunity to rectify this for you. We have now arranged for our maintenance team to investigate this ahead of future guests. We are glad that you appreciated the improvements made so far and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2024

  • "This apartment was stunning."

    What you see is what you get. Beautiful old building and views. Don't understand the negative reviews. Everything was provided. The decor is appropriate for the age of the building. Definitely will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Sasha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our only problem with the cottage was getting the key out of the safe it was very to get out and put back in."

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Sep 2023

  • "The apartment is tired and in need of a refresh."

    Although a great location the overgrown ivy around the door isn’t appealing and on entry the hallway is very dark with dark carpets. Lots of indoor steps which are trip hazards and simply putting light carpets and bright paint would make a huge difference. Plenty of space and nice balcony with super kitchen. The main shower doesn’t stay up and no soundproofing so you hear everything from others in the building. Can be unnerving if in the apartment alone. A great stay but please do a refresh to reflect the grand building.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner will be able to see your suggestions and can make amendments as required. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fay3.1Aug 2023

  • "Overall a good property, well appointed and very conveniently located."

    We enjoyed our stay here. Although the description of 'elegant' might not quite fit - an overgrown doorway, peeling wallpaper and a slightly grim main bathroom (not pictured on website). The shower room in the twin room however was lovely if quite small. Kitchen is also well equipped. The views are excellent and the noise from Lake Road is generally minimal. Overall satisfied with this property and would happily book again.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob3.8Jul 2023

  • "Scafell is an amazing property with such lovely views and right in centre of Ambleside."

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous location, far bigger than anticipated."

    Brilliantly well equipped kitchen and a surprise cupboard full of games and jigsaws which we loved. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Oct 2022

  • "We spent a lovely week here."

    Great to be so central to Ambleside but with fell views and a spacious living room. Clean. Beds comfortable. First impressions weren’t great especially with a four year old. Cracked glass in the casement windows including at small child height (patched on Monday when I could first get through to Lakelovers); open views of the bathroom from the road; tight parking; loose glass tops on the bedside tables (main room); lots of stairs; slightly too large a gap for my liking in the bannister railings at the top corner (which is probably only noticeable when small child has climbed next to it as it’s behind another hand rail), small steps into/out of most of the rooms, floors generally very uneven, a bit of a musty smell in the internal corridor (think due to the cupboard at the end) and a bit of dark dank feeling in the entrance and stairs. Overall, it felt a bit unsafe with a little one but we only had a couple of tumbles on the steps into the rooms, and once we’d got used to it, it was fine. But I wouldn’t recommend for toddlers who are less stable or safe on stairs. I would also suggest changing the beds in the twin room at some point - I ended up with some lovely bruises from the corner (which juts out) when walking through the gap to the window. But overall, we enjoyed it, especially exploring the games in the cupboard, were sad to leave and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Aug 2022

  • "Cottage clean and tidy on arrival, a few trip hazards, big step on the landing and small step ups from the kitchen and twin bedroom, ok once you remember to step up."

    Could do with a little upgrading here and there otherwise OK for a weeks stay. Car parking spaces a little tight to manoeuvre when all spaces are taken for the other apartments.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Aug 2022

  • "Really nice property,lovely view of fells ,every thing you could need close ..."

    Really nice property,lovely view of fells ,every thing you could need close enough to the centre of Ambleside to be really convenient but also fare enough to be peaceful

    Reviewed by Frazer5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good holiday cottage - good accurate description, great value for money"

    Reviewed by Mark4.4May 2022

  • "A perfect position for the centre of town if a little bit noisy with traffic."

    Could do with frosting for privacy and a way of locking the bathroom window open securely when out walking. Overall a nice property with parking.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2022

  • "Balcony especially and some of the decoration was shabby."

    Otherwise it was a great property.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property was spacious in good location, had everything we needed and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Would definitely stay again. For info, we couldn’t get the dishwasher to work. It seemed to switch on but then programme must have cancelled because nothing was washed and tablet was still in dispenser. Tried 3 times. This was no great issue for us but just letting you know.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Not easy to locate,as inside a court yard - although very central, entrance not visible from old lake road."

    Needed to contact office for further directions .Step into kitchen, and in twin bedroom, need pointing out- also stone step at entrance.having said that property only 2 mins walk from ambleside- very good size lounge, with a good book selection! Also lots of leaflets and booklets of local attractions, and overall a nice property.

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Jan 2022

  • "The bedrooms and kitchen very nice very comfy beds."

    Front room could do with some modernisation and painting.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Dec 2021

  • "I have marked the accuracy of the listing down because it does not specify that WiFi is available."

    A couple of client reviews note the lack of WiFi , so I was pleasantly surprised to find it there. Changing the listing to include WiFi will demonstrate that this issue has been addressed. In fact all the negative comments in recent reviews had been addressed so: it was clean; no broken toilet seat and the carpet in the boot room had been removed, so no musty smell. Decor was in keeping with the age of the apartment but was in good condition. In summary: a lovely apartment in a fabulous location and both Lakelovers and the owner had responded promptly to previous feedback.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the wifi. We have checked this with the owner and they have confirmed it has been installed but they unfortunately didn't get chance to let us know. We have now updated the website. Thanks once again for your feedback, hopefully we will see you again in the near future. The Lakelovers team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Dec 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Scafell, great location close to town, with parking right outside the door."

    The only down was that it’s quite dated in chose of decor and they didn’t have WiFi ….

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Oct 2021

  • "I have stayed at this apartment twice, great location and nice large property with the bonus of a parking space."

    The only negatives are no WiFi and a small tv with limited channels. I would of booked again for next year had it not been for the price increase.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. We have passed your observations onto the owner for consideration. The prices aren't fixed and are adjusted according to demand, we are currently reviewing prices for 2022, please check the webpage online or contact our reservation team for up to date prices. Thank you once again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.4Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was clean and spacious and well positioned in the town - close to the amenities."

    Would strongly suggest Wi-Fi is installed as this is now an expectation rather than a bonus feature.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your stay at Scafell. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. All the Lakelovers properties and the features in place are at the discretion of the owner. We will pass on your comments for perusal. Thank you once again for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Aug 2021

  • "Ambleside is an amazing place - Unfortunately, this is not a 4 star property which is what we paid for and had hoped to be staying in."

    On arrival, we found the ground floor entrance lobby / boot room to be very musty and damp smelling - why is this area carpeted? The accommodation was in a very poor state of decoration throughout and was not as clean as we expected - hadn’t been hoovered with white dog hair everywhere, toe nail cuttings on one of the single beds and on the floor which also suggests that the bed hadn’t been changed, a very unhygienic broken toilet seat in the main bathroom which had been glued back together, cobwebs and dust everywhere. We finally managed to speak to someone in the Lakelovers office in Windermere and were grateful for her assistance - the place was dusted and hoovered throughout by a cleaning team on the Wednesday afternoon. We had cleaned and sanitised the rest ourselves. This accommodation does not represent Lakelovers in a positive manner - we would be very surprised if is the first negative feedback for this apartment and we would urge Lakelovers to review the standard / rating of this accommodation as a matter of urgency.

    Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback after your recent stay at Scafell. We are saddened to hear of these deficiencies raised and we hope it didn’t spoil your holiday too much. Lakelovers look after the cleaning for this property and this matter has been reported to the Housekeeping Manager, as this falls well below our expected standards. Every property we feature is inspected by Visit England, this is due in November after being delayed due to Covid. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will monitor all your comments moving forward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie2.5Aug 2021

  • "We love staying in Ambleside!"

    The property is close to all the amenities and the walks we enjoy.

    Mr WrightonJun 2018

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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.


  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with baisn and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven and electric hob
  • microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, phone for incoming calls and BT charge card facility
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car, 1 additional Visitor parking space
  • Only one well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 mins walk
  • Shop 4 mins walk.

The property

If you're looking for a little taste of Lakeland grandeur.

Scafell is a spacious apartment within a magnificent 16th century gentleman's residence, 5 minutes walk from Ambleside.

Ground floor private entrance with space for walking gear & bikes.

Lovely staircase leads to the 1st floor apartment, into an elegant open plan lounge and dining room, with huge Georgian windows, a small viewing balcony & fabulous fell views.

The modern kitchen offers views towards the Fairfield Horseshoe.

Both luxurious bedrooms have a bathroom each too.

1 pet dog is welcome and babies and children too.

Private parking right outside.

Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells.

Ideal for walking, cycling or boating activities, it is also a lovely spot for contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, award-winning Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs.

There are 2 cinemas, a Jazz bar and the Lake Cruises leave regularly from Waterhead, a great way to explore without driving.

The tiny 'Bridge House' is one of the most photographed places here, sat on a bridge in the middle of the village.

Oh, and don’t forget our Roman fort, Galava.

One of William Wordsworth's former family homes can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also worth a visit and only a short drive away on the scenic A591.

You can also head over the equally scenic Kirkstone Pass to the beautiful Ullswater Valley.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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:

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