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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, great location, I already miss the sound of the rushing water outside !"

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Waterfalls."

    The location is ideal, close to the centre of Ambleside yet easy to set off from for a hike up into the hills. The appartment is very comfortable, thoughtfully kitted out with everything we could need.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2023

  • "This is true but misleading as it is far from a level walk to Rothay Park : "Nearby Rothay Park is also a lovely place for you to take a level walk by the river."

    " I think the very steep walk to the town should be included in the description. The location was peaceful but the sound proofing is poor when people clump around upstairs. Not a major criticism, just an observation that the first floor flat has another one above it. Again, not mentioned. Everything else was as described so, with the above reservations, people can decide if this flat is for them.

    We are sorry that you felt misled by the description. It's the hill that gives 'Waterfalls' the amazing views of the tree lined Beck below. For the benefit of other guests, the walk from 'Waterfalls' to the centre of Ambleside is half-a-mile downhill, through a residential conservation area passing traditional Lake District cottages. Once in the centre, there is a level walk at Rothay Park and the river. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2023

  • "Very nice location."

    Far enough out of town to be quiet and near enough to be convenient. Aspect from all 4 windows was a pleasing view of trees and greenery, with one of them a lovely view of the river which looks like it’s coming out from under the flat. Noise from the river was a concern before we arrived but loved it once there. Did not disturb sleep, rather lulled you to it. Flat very clean and well maintained. Instructions to find it could be a little better considering those getting there have probably not been before. We overshot and first time and went through a very narrow opening to find there was a better one. Flat numbers on the facing tall wall would be useful. ( you’ll see what i mean) Not a big issue but, all the common stairwell lights are on a short cycle mechanical plunge timers, but the one in the dark lobby area to this flat kept going off too soon and with the backwards and forwards of luggage was a bit inconvenient while trying to navigate a plunge switch while loaded up with bags and trying to get the key in the slot. One the whole, very nice and would recommend.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay at Waterfalls. We will take a look at the instructions provided to ensure that they are correct. Thank you The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2023

  • "Very nice property for couples, lovely peaceful location backing onto the Ghyll."

    Well located close to the centre of Ambleside but it is a steep walk back.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2023

  • "I can't find anything negative to say about this property."

    Beautiful, clean, spacious, well equipped and a great location. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you for such lovely comments. We hope that you will stay again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2023

  • "A good spacious well decorated apartment for two people in a central position, well equipped with quality pots and kitchen gear and very comfortable."

    If we come back to Ambleside we will certainly look to book Waterfalls.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay at Waterfalls. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2023

  • "The apartment has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable."

    We would certainly return. The only comment we have is if you have a large car the getting to, and parking in, your allocated parking spot needs considerable care. Otherwise we were very pleased and had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by EdmundApr 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Waterfalls!"

    A great location in Ambleside, giving easy access to the rest of the lakes. Being able to open the window to hear the sound of the waterfall outside was magical. The view of the waterfall below equally so! Our stay was for a few nights, the place was clean, really well presented and comfortable - providing everything we hoped for! The only downside was the muffled noise from the flat above, who were heavy footed in the middle of the night and early morning! Not much to be done about that, we put on some Netflix in bed to mask it. We would highly recommend and would love to return in the future!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Waterfalls, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LukeApr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our third stay at this lovely apartment."

    Warm and comfortable with very well equipped kitchen. Appreciated the addition of the bench seat in the porch for putting boots on. Loved the herdy jigsaw ! Great access to lovely walks from the door and also into Ambleside and all that is to offer.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2023

  • "The property is ideal for couples."

    Comfortable, well maintained and tastefully furnished. The owners have provided all the items you need to be self-sufficient. Would happily book this accommodation again in future.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Waterfalls. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained and well located."

    Waterfalls was very clean and had everything we could have wished for for our stay in Ambleside.

    Reviewed by MattOct 2022

  • "We were very pleased with accommodation."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. All the furniture and kitchen equipment was of a high standard. We even enjoyed listening to the nearby beck at night. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2022

  • "Really loved my week in Waterfalls - from the quiet location, looking out over the waterfall below, to the cleanliness and the quality of the fittings right through to the comprehensive information folders provided by the owners, who have obviously also loved being there."

    Fantastic instant hot water, close private parking, great Wi-fi connection and great soundproofing, as the waterfall really does rattle, and you may not want to hear it at night but I found it quite soothing to hear it through the open window - very sleep inducing. Short walk into town - (5 mins) steepish climb coming back up but lovely walk round the back of the cottages and church. The waterfall walk is a must - I shall really miss it and hope to be back. Thank you to the owners for making Waterfalls so nice.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2022

  • "Fantastic property, beautifully presented and convenient for access to the town"

    Reviewed by NJul 2022

  • "Location is fabulous although a bit steep after a day out walking, apartment spotless and owner had thought of everything from iron, hairdryer cleaning products etc nice little package with tea sugar coffee on arrival, only thing missing is some outside space and only one toilet roll for the week but we had a fabulous stay and I would definately recommend, would book again."

    Reviewed by JanetteJul 2022

  • "Fantastic location, lovely property - I would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by ChristianApr 2022

  • "The property was ideal, had everything we needed and was very comfortable and of a high standard."

    Child running about in the flat above was somewhat annoying but did not spoil our stay and would definitely consider staying again.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "I know they are self catering but most cottages are that we’ve stayed in and it would have been nice to have coffee tea and sugar available."

    Additionally 3/4 of a roll of toilet roll for the week was disappointing. The shower was temperamental and at the slightest touch was either freezing cold or scolding hot. We loved our stay. Those things aside… great area close to everything you need, amazing views and comfy bed.

    Reviewed by CharmaineApr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Super clean. Loved the decor and the pictures. Comfortable furniture especially the bed. Could possibly be worth mentioning that if you have a big car the parking space would be challenging. Luckily I have a very small car!!!

    Reviewed by SueMar 2022

  • "Stayed in properties all over the world and Waterfalls is up there with the best."

    Quality and comfort were top notch and the thought that had gone into providing you a perfect stay was always evident. Nothing had been overlooked and we will definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending the property.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "We have stayed before and appreciated the improvements eg new carpet The kitchen was extremely well equipped and the apartment lovely and warm."

    Great selection of games etc We had a wonderful stay and will come again. We had a couple of problems with the TV but think it might have been the signal. We managed to resolve. The apartment above used their washer and dryer after 9pm on a few days . Maybe consider having a late evening restriction? The light in the hallway was on too short a timer which made it difficult to use the key into apartment ,especially when one of us was on our own . A small seat would be great in the hallway for putting boots on and off.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "Everything was perfect."

    The apartment was amazing. Everything was so clean and tidy. Can’t think of anything that would make it better.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2021

  • "Waterfalls is a lovely holiday flat in a beautiful location ."

    It was spotlessly clean for our stay and is beautifully decorated. It’s also very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. There were two small negatives that may be useful for other guests to be aware of, 1. The allocated car parking space is very narrow. Our car is on the larger side (Ford Kuga) and once in the doors couldn’t be opened. 2. There’s no mobile phone reception in the flat. The internet connection was fine, but during the stay I couldn’t receive any calls or texts. Aside from those two points, we had a great stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2021

  • "Lovelly cottage for couples in a very quiet and beautiful area"

    Reviewed by DarranSep 2021

  • "Comfortable, relaxing and location"

    Reviewed by BAug 2021

  • "The property was spacious and very well equipped with everything we needed for the week."

    The only negative was the sound of the people above. The washing machine and tumble dryer was on well after 10pm and could easily be heard below. Also, all footsteps above could be heard especially above the bedroom.

    Reviewed by MJul 2021

  • "Lovely , clean, comfortable apartment, with everything your need for your stay with perfect position by the river."

    Only downside for those less mobile would be the walk up the hill but it's only a short gentle climb.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Positives: location fantastic, view from living room window delightful, walk into town centre charming."

    Apartment was clean & well presented. Denby tableware added sense of luxury. Furniture was comfortable & of high quality. Negatives: 45 mins delay in getting into apartment due to key in wrong place. Cleaner spoke to us on last day but I came away not sure if she understood that she had put the key in the wrong place by leaving it in our door which we couldn’t access due to the outside door being locked (not that I pushed the matter). The hall area was very cramped around the front door. This made getting ready to go out or getting coats off on return difficult and uncomfortable. There was no soundproofing between us & the people upstairs. They got up an hour ahead of us every day and it sounded like they were stepping on our heads it was so loud; impossible to sleep through. The advert suggested one or perhaps two flats above a house; in reality it was a block of multiple flats; we felt a bit mis-led by this.

    Reviewed by AlyMay 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in a good location (for us)."

    Only downside was information. We struggled to find the key safe. "By the meters" doesn't help unless you know where the meters are. "Under the arch" would have been more helpful. The Heart of the Lakes information folder in the property was empty except for the separators. This can't be because of COVID as the instructions folder was fully populated and there were lots of maps and guide books

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2021

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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
  • One bedroom: 1 x king size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Freeview TV Player with I-Players, Internet radio and free Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car (height restriction 1.95m and width is 2.7m)
  • Ambleside centre is a pretty 1/2 mile down hill walk
  • Note: Sorry, no infants or babies due to space within the property
  • No pets
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

This stylish first-floor apartment for two is situated half a mile from the centre of the lovely, bustling town of Ambleside which is in the Lake District National Park.

Leave the car in your private parking space then climb the shared internal staircase to your entrance hallway, where you will find a handy cupboard for all your outdoor gear.

Walk into your attractively decorated, cosy sitting room with dining area, where you will be repeatedly drawn to the view of the tumbling Stock Ghyll Beck below the windows.

Relax in your comfortable double bedroom, with king-size bed, which has ample storage and a win-dow overlooking the river.

The fully fitted bathroom has bath with shower over, a basin and WC.

You will be staying in one of the best bases for exploring the Lake District by car or by public transport.

Beautiful Lake Windermere is only a fifteen walk from the centre of town, so why not explore the lake on a cruise or by hiring a boat?

Explore from your doorstep, some of the most dramatic walking trails the National Park has to offer.

Take a short downhill stroll to the lively town centre, where you will find a fantastic choice of restaurants, individual local shops, bars and cafes, an excellent cinema, crown green bowls, tennis and mini golf.

Nearby Rothay Park is also a lovely place for you to take a level walk by the river.

Live unforgettable moments with your nearest and dearest on a stay at Waterfalls.

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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Note: Sorry, no infants or babies due to space within the property.