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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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34 Customer Reviews

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

    Will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2023

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

    Reviewed by Stanley JohnSep 2023

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

    Love to visit again.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 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 RobertJul 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 KeithJul 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 BarbaraJun 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 SusanMay 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 EvelineMay 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 SallyApr 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 AlanMar 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 RoyMar 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 ChristineJan 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 DebbieDec 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 DeniseOct 2022

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

    Reviewed by Stanley JohnSep 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 JillianSep 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 LloydAug 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 BarbaraJun 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 PeterJun 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 ElizabethMay 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 RichardApr 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 HelenMar 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 KarenMar 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 DebbieFeb 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 StewartDec 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 DarrenDec 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 AndrewNov 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 AlexOct 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 RodgerAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a perfect location."

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Great location."

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

    Reviewed by AliDec 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.


  • Apartment spread over first and second floors
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • 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 gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over 2 floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village.

Park in the courtyard outside, and take the external staircase to your balcony, and into the spacious oak and granite dining kitchen.

On this level you'll also find the second WC and cloakroom.

Glazed double doors lead to the contemporary lounge, with oak flooring, breathtaking picture windows and a funky corner sofa.

Why not dine alfresco on the balcony and then at the end of the day head upstairs to the loft-style contemporary bedroom, with exposed beams and a unique viewing window overlooking Ambleside to the surrounding fells.

The spacious shower room also enjoys the views and boasts a designer walk-in shower.

We often recommend Ambleside as a prime location for couples enjoying a romantic break in the Lake District.

Stunningly located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, Ambleside is set against a breathtaking backdrop of dramatic mountains and Lakeland Fells.

The village centre is fully of quirky shops, galleries, cafes and cosy pubs.

You’ll find some high-quality dining here too, a jazz bar and 2 cinemas.

Whether cruising on Lake Windermere from Ambleside's Waterhead Pier, whiling away lazy days in the village centre, or touring the surrounding area by car, by bus or on foot; you'll enjoy a constant backdrop of some of the UK's most romantic scenery.


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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