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The Bowery

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This apartment is ideally situated in Ambleside, central to the rest of the Lake District with bus station on the same road."

    The facilities are very good. A very comfortable bed and great shower. Plenty of very good eateries in Ambleside. We loved our stay at The Bowery. Everywhere inside was spotlessly clean. Will definitely want to stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation in a fabulous location."

    I was nervous about the car parking arrangements, but they are not at all scary. We plan to return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2024

  • "We love The Bowery and this was our 3rd visit."

    However, it is definitely time to renew the scatter cushions on the sofa, as they are totally flat and uncomfortable. Other than that it is always immaculate, with a comfortable bed. Very central for buses, we never use the car during our stay.

    Reviewed by Eveline4.4May 2024

  • "Well presented, clean and very central especially for the bus interchange."

    Excellent views north with comfy chairs in bedroom. As buses seem to switch off engine as soon as they are parked the noise and pollution is minimal. Easy to walk to lake and good parking behind the shops.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2024

  • "An excellent accommodation, the owners have supplied all you would expect with an extra few bonuses."

    You are based centrally in Ambleside with everything within a short walk. The bus stop is right outside the accommodation and gives you the extra benefit of jumping on and off the bus to visit the local area. This is an added bonus as parking your car in the area is very expensive. I will definitely recommend the accommodation to my friends . Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely perfect accommodation could not ask for more"

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Bowery provides clean, neat and well maintained accommodation."

    Off road parking is a great advantage as is its busy but convenient location in the heart of Ambleside.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Feb 2024

  • "The lack of a washing machine was the only minus point."

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely apartment and quite well equipped."

    Fantastic location and such a bonus to have a parking space. The perfect place for exploring the area. Nice comfy bed and lovely fluffy towels. We will hopefully be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely apartment in the heart of Ambleside with the added bonus of a parking space."

    Will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stayed at the Bowery several times a lovely apartment can't fault it already booked for 2024"

    Reviewed by Stanley John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment in a great location with fantastic views."

    Love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We are elderly, and found the shower tray excessively slippery."

    Suggest provision of anti-slip mats is absolutely necessary. Crockery provided was all very large with no smaller plates, bowls or mugs; nor sufficient to enable proper use of dishwasher capacity. Microwave is old and has no provision for timing other than whole minutes. We are sure the owners would see the need for various changes if they stayed there for a week themselves.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Jul 2023

  • "The photos need updating, especially for the sitting room."

    The right hand springs in the sofa have collapsed, I had to put a cushion under the seat. The parking space is very tight. There’s quite a lot of noise from the very busy bus stops opposite the flat. There was a very unpleasant smell in the downstairs lavatory; i had to spray it numerous times. The flat is very conveniently situated for the town and for visiting the area. The views from the flat are good. A coat rack would be very useful.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Jul 2023

  • "Stayed here last year and hope to return next year."

    Ideal location. Parking is a bonus. Spotlessly clean. Everything provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "Spotless apartment, well equipped, felt very relaxed as soon as we walked ..."

    Spotless apartment, well equipped, felt very relaxed as soon as we walked through the door, only small negative for us was the sofa was to soft

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "We were extremely happy, the Bowery is a beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean apartment."

    Ideally located in the centre of Ambleside, with beautiful views. Every detail has been thought through. We hope to return..

    We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the lovely views! We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eveline5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Bowery."

    The location is excellent and off street parking was a definite bonus. Very clean and well presented. We would definitely go back. The only change I would make is to add a larger sofa as its nice to put your feet up after a long walk.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Apr 2023

  • "The Bowery is a fantastic place to stay in Ambleside, centrally located, clean and comfortable with ample room for two."

    It was perfect to return to after a day's walk - cosy and warm with the best shower in the Lakes! We will be back.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Bowery was a great place to stay."

    Ideally situated in Ambleside.On arrival,the car parking is a little restricted but adequate.The apartment is a delight.The decor and design are very well done.It is extremely clean and also very comfortable.Everything you require for your stay is there.A vacuum cleaner and a brush would be a useful addition.My only complaint would be that there was a lot of banging coming from one of the premises underneath during the day.They may have been doing some renovations!I would definitely recommend a stay at The Bowery and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Mar 2023

  • "The Bowery, is clean , stylish and well equipped."

    A very comfortable apartment in the heart of Ambleside. This is a great base to explore the Lake District. Would definitely stay here again .

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lovely apartment has everything you need."

    We stayed during Christmas and was lovely as their was a beautiful Christmas tree there when we arrived

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely appointed apartment in a great location."

    We so enjoyed our stay here and just how convenient it was for the town and walking. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property stayed here before and will stay again"

    Reviewed by Stanley John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely central location, very handy for everything."

    Apartment was nicely furnished and had everything for your stay. The balcony was lovely in the afternoon sun. Would be useful to have somewhere to hang wet clothes to dry when coming in from a walk.

    Reviewed by Jillian4.1Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic base to explore Ambleside and surrounding areas with a car parking space, wifi and decent kitchen."

    Facilities are fantastic, the balcony is nice to use and my only minor gripe is no bath (which we knew about when booking) which would make it even more ideal after hikes to have a soak :) and the limited wardrobe space. Overall, a fantastic stay, great weather and good food/restaurants in the area and this is our second and most likely not our last visit. In addition, it is above Luigis restaurant which has great food and service however you should book - both are recommended.

    Reviewed by Lloyd4.7Aug 2022

  • "We have had a lovely weeks holiday, helped a lot by the glorious weather."

    The accommodation was better than we could have hoped for and met our needs. Hopefully, if The Bowery is available, will be visiting again next year.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a very good week thanks."

    Excellent holiday apartment. The only extra thing I could think of was that it would have been useful to have some coat hooks. A photo of the patio area would also be useful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "Have stayed at the Bowery 3 times now, lovely apartment very handy for the buses we only used the car once."

    The only negative is the sofa is not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2022

  • "Superb location and well maintained."

    Just the settee lets it down. Its not the one pictured and isnt comfortable at all especially after a long day walking.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely central property in Ambleside."

    Very convenient for shops and transport. Even though in centre was pretty quiet. Comfy bed, excellent shower. Reasonably good wifi -dropped out occasionally but able to steam film. Lovely view of fells from bedroom window. Very well equipped kitchen with sharp knives. Would rent again. Would not be suitable for someone who struggles with steps and stairs as metal staircase up to apartment and apartment on 2 levels. Only other minor comment, apartment could do with a new sofa as one there was pretty saggy.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable place."

    .. Really central, which was a bonus, so you don't have to jump in the car all the time! The weather was perfect! Would have been nice to have had some milk to make a drink, Been to lots of places that have provided a small hamper with eggs, biscuits, tea coffee, bread....

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is not the first time at the Bowery Thru have redecorated the living area, looks a lot darker but very nice."

    Everything there that you could need. Very clean and warm during our stay and we’re already planning when we can come back

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property in a great location."

    We stayed 4 nights and place was very clean. Best shower ever. Only problem was there wasn’t a washing machine which means we probably wouldn’t go for longer stay in future as we always have walking clothes that need washing on longer breaks. Also the bathroom is a great size and a bath would be a real bonus for a soak after a day of walking. Finally, it is a different couch in property than in photo, now a leather one and not very comfortable for sitting watching TV. Would I go back, absolutely for a 3 or 4 night stay but no longer due to the reasons above

    Reviewed by Stewart4.4Dec 2021

  • "Excellent central location."

    Great views of surrounding hills. Well equipped kitchen, superb shower & spacious bathroom. The only negative is the small & uncomfortable sofa (not the one shown in images).

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Dec 2021

  • "Uncomfortable sofa and worn out chair in place of the one pictured in listing."

    Lack of facility to dry/air jackets etc, a clothes horse would be ideal. Otherwise well equipped in good location.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Nov 2021

  • "Our second stay at The Bowery & it just as lovely as our first visit in 2019."

    Great location in the centre of Ambelside with the bonus of a parking space, spotlessly clean, great linens & a shower to die in at the end of a day on the fells. The downer for us is the price increase for the same week next year 2022 of nearly £200!!…….so sadly this has been our last visit to the Bowery.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2021

  • "Huge bathroom and the best shower - but plenty of room for a bath, which would have been welcome after a day's walking."

    Reviewed by Rodger4.7Aug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a perfect location."

    Very clean with everything you could want. Look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb property right in the heart of Ambleside."

    Well equiped and absolutely spotless. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location."

    Kitchen and bathroom are incredible. Everything you need in one place.

    Reviewed by Ali4.1Dec 2020

  • "Great accommodation, ideally located in Ambleside."

    Well looked after, everything you need for self catering. Good quality furniture and fittings, and particularly good linens.

    Mr WoodOct 2019

  • "We regularly go to the Lake District for walking holidays and The Bowery in Ambleside served as an excellent base for us."

    It was well appointed and very clean.

    Mr TAYLORApr 2019

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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.


  • Private parking for your car in a courtyard to the rear of the property or you can arrive by bus almost to the doorstep
  • An external staircase leads up one flight from the parking space to your balcony with lovely views and into the apartment through an entrance hall to the spacious dining kitchen, bright, well-equipped and finished with rose granite tops
  • The kitchen island is a great space to prepare food, chat and dine
  • Glazed double doors open into the stylish living room with wooden floors, and breathtaking picture windows overlooking Ambleside and the fells beyond
  • Contemporary furniture for dining and relaxing
  • Small separate cloakroom with WC
  • Upstairs to the charming, loft-style bedroom with exposed beams and more views to the Ambleside Church steeple and fells
  • A large, tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, sink, WC and bidet
  • Superfast Wi-Fi access throughout.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 3 min walk.

The property

This classy apartment is spread over two floors, accessed by an external staircase.

It is a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District’s most cosmopolitan village.

There are a wealth of exhilarating walks and lake shore attractions to explore close by.

The stunning panoramic views from The Bowery have to be seen to be fully appreciated, creating a beautiful backdrop for the relaxing interior.

Sleek wood floors, elegant décor mixed with fun touches.

You can dine at the kitchen island, in the living room with fell views, al-fresco on your bijou patio, get a home delivery or take a stroll out to sample the myriad of eateries in Ambleside.

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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