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Babbling Brook

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a perfect weekend at Babbling Brook."

    The place is clean, comfortable and well equipped. We liked that it was quiet yet not far from amenities. A great place to return to after a day walking on the fells. Suited us very well and would come back.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.1Jan 2024

  • "Lovely apartment, excellent facilities everything that we needed."

    Just one comment the mattress in the main bedroom is very hard, might require memory foam topper but had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again. Thank you. Jackie M

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Jan 2024

  • "All arrangements and communications leading up to the visit were first class as were the instructions during our stay."

    We were really pleased with the accommodation which was perfect for the 4 of us with a great living space where we could relax. The location is also ideal for exploring Ambleside on foot. We would definitely consider another visit to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2023

  • "I purchased this as gift for my Brother and family as a Christmas present and sadly, this cottage was not as described and a disappointing stay for my brother and his family."

    Here's a list of what was wrong with the cottage:- 1. Building work was being carried out in the apartment above. Work commenced at 8.30am each morning, so they unfortunately could not have a lie in bed. We should have been given the option of a change of cottage prior to them commencing their visit to the Lakes! 2. The mattress protector had blood on it. This was also noted by 2 previous guests who had written in the Guest Book, so it had clearly not been changed. Absolutely disgusting, particular how hygiene is must in this day and age! 3. Shower head completely mouldy, had to be cleaned before use. 4. Washing machine completely mouldy and smelt badly, again had to be cleaned before use. 5. When sitting in the living room in the afternoon the window was blocked with planks of wood by the builders outside, making the living room dark and unable to see out of the window. 6. The general cleanliness of the cottage was very poor. Over the years I have spent thousands of pounds booking cottages, mainly in the Lake District for my brother and this has to be the worst that they have stayed in and it was not cheap either. I have already made a verbal complaint to Sykes Cottages but I will also be making a written complaint with the images that they have sent to me. Yes, please pass on the feedback to the owners, it is clearly needed! Yes, please publish my feedback, if only to avoid other customers booking this cottage!

    Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. The building work in the apartment above is outside of the owners control. Further to your comments regarding the mattress protector, this has now been changed. Your comments have been passed on to the Housekeeping Team to ensure that our high standards continue to be met. Whilst we are sorry that your stay at Babbling Brook was not as you had hoped, but other guests who have stayed at the property have had an enjoyable stay. Please be advised, that we have taken all of your comments on board. We hope that you will return to the Lake District again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula1.3Nov 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Babbling Brook, does what it says on the tin - you can certainly hear the waterfall!"

    It was a very clean tidy and compact flat, in an excellent location. Modern kitchen with everything needed to have a self sufficient stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Oct 2023

  • "This property is in a beautiful position ."

    We enjoyed our stay again , stayed here at the beginning of the year too . Kitchen and facilities were lovely . Just feel that the settee cushions , including throws could do with updating . Otherwise a lovely stay .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to welcome you back for a second stay. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by E3.4Sep 2023

  • "A really delightful place to stay."

    This is a lovely, beautifully furnished and fitted home with facilities one would expect from a luxury apartment. I missed a dryer, as there was a torrential storm while we were there, but I do not know where one could be fitted. Everything else was spot on, from welcoming flowers to electronic torches, tea and coffee in the containers, ready for use and local maps and guides in the bookcase. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very impressed.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous weekend break at Babbling Brook."

    Lovely property, very comfortable and everything you need for that perfect stay. Will definitely return.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you had a lovely holiday. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Babbling Brook and would definitely stay again."

    Just a few minor points to make it even better: - it would have been helpful to know towels are provided. The summary stated bedlinen is provided but didn't mention towels so we took a pile of towels to last us the week. The summary should be amended to say bedlinen and towels are provided. - blinds in both bedrooms would be better to ensure more privacy. - a second smaller frying pan would have been useful especially for cooked breakfast. One of us is vegetarian so we had to have breakfast in installments on some days.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7May 2023

  • "Very nicely located near the town center."

    Well equipped and quiet area. Definitely will visit again.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely, comfortable and well-equipped property."

    I've already recommended it to family and will be booking again.

    It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was excellent and exactly what we hoped it would be, home from home."

    All the little useful things that you have at home to hand, were provide and it makes such a difference to your holiday.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Babbling Brook. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very clean and love it, would come back again"

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great accommodation."

    Only downside is the bed in main bedroom is not firm enough and not enough toilet paper supplied. Otherwise, very clean, comfortable, cosy and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Babbling Brook."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy with everything needed for a home away from home. The only thing we struggled with was the firmness of the double mattress, but that didn't warrant any deduction from the rating. We would absolutely stay again! (The doggos included)

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had an enjoyable week away nice ground floor apartment with everything we needed."

    Location was in a good area close to shops bars restaurants etc. Lovely scenery and a great location to get out and explore the lakes.I would certainly book again. Thankyou Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Sep 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Babbling Brook and the property was again very good indeed."

    It was well equipped, clean and very comfortable with reliable wifi ( an important detail for us!).

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a fantastic time."

    The apartment was lovely clean and comfortable. Had everything that we needed and more. Only problem we had was the main front door that other people where using from other apartments kept on slamming. It was very loud and annoying and set the dogs off barking. We didnt use this door we used the side door to the property. My partner checked the front door and it wasnt closing properly so that's why people where slamming the door closed. Apart from this I would recommend babbling brook to all my friends and family and would love to visit again. Regards Lorraine and Graham.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have stayed before, and we love it."

    Perfect location and beautiful apartment. Need different cleaners!! Exactly the same as last time, dusty! Really filthy in the living room. Coffee table was disgusting, nuts under the table so hadn’t been moved to clean. The rest of the apartment was fine.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay at Please accept our apologies that the property was not cleaned to the standard you expected. If you had let us know we would have asked the housekeeping team to rectify the issues you found. Housekeeping team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne4.1Jul 2022

  • "The location, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside was really great, and the parking space next to the flat very good."

    It is lovely and modern and had everything that we needed but it soon became clear that, although appearing clean on the surface, it needed a 'deep clean' - skirting boards & edge of floor dirty in places, dust & dirt under sofas and under the cushions. The toilet seat was dirty between the lid & seat. As the bedrooms are facing onto the driveway venetian blinds would be good in the bedrooms to give some privacy. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jun 2022

  • "An ideal place to use as a hub for visiting the lakes, good facilities and very comfortable."

    very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay in a lovely apartment."

    Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0May 2022

  • "A nice property in a quite area with mostly everything you need."

    A little airer to put over the bath would be really useful as there is nowhere to hang dripping waterproofs to dry. The description does not mention a dishwasher & it would be a positive to know there was one I think.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely, clean property in a great location."

    The only downside really was the comfort of the bed which we found quite hard, although easily rectified with the duvets from the twin room. Thank you for a lovely stay and the very rapid response in fixing the low batteries in the smoke alarms.

    Reviewed by Viki4.7May 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Babbling brook cottage, great location and everything we needed was either provided or easy to get from Ambleside centre which was a 5 minute walk away."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Apr 2022

  • "Overall we had a lovely stay, but the property could have been cleaner."

    The cleaners did come back to finish the job, but still didn't clean the dirt off the shower hose or empty the vacuum cleaner, which was full of dog hair, before using it and left the flat smelling like a wet dog. Lovely flat, just needs a proper deep clean.

    Reviewed by J2.8Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage in lovely location - the hill from town keeps you fit!"

    Warm and cosy to come back to after wet walks! Would suggest drawer unit in main bedroom would be better use of space than armchair. Also just to note washing machine is not a washer/dryer! We would stay again - having back door on the kitchen was really useful with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2021

  • "Only difficulty I had was there was no area to let the dogs out to so I ended up walking them 4 times a day having said that we loved it."

    Reviewed by Anneli4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Babbling Brook, the cottage was very comfotable and being so close to all amenities was great."

    There are just a couple of points I would lie to highlight please bear in mind that I have a holiday cottage that I rent. It states that there is a washer / drier and infact there is only a washing machine making drying clothes difficult. There were no cleaning products left, I understand how hard it is to turn the property around on changeover day and leaving basic cleaning products would encourage people to tidy up, I couldn't even clean the bath. There was a mop bucket but no mop, luckily the weather was superb but had it been wet I would have cleaned the floor as we had a dog. However these are just a few niggles and would not stop me staying agan.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent!"

    We had a wonderful week and cannot wait to return again next year!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very good accommodation, would recommend"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Private parking for one car
  • Two small dogs accepted
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Set in the popular residential area called ‘The Falls’ and a short walk from lovely Ambleside, this styl-ish ground floor apartment is set at the heart of the National park.

A perfect place for a family holi-day with endless opportunities to explore the wonderful Lakeland countryside.

Discover a fantastic choice of independent shops, cosy restaurants, lively pubs, bars, cafes and cinemas right on your doorstep.

Your holiday home is perfectly placed for you to take part in the activities on offer at White Platts Recreation Ground, where you can enjoy tennis, bowls, mini and crazy golf.

If you pre-fer to try water sports or experience a leisurely cruise, then Lake Windermere is only a fifteen-minute walk away.

Head to ‘Brockhole on Windermere’, a fabulous nature reserve where you will discover many fantastic activities to suit everyone from toddlers to adventure seekers. The apartment is named after the beck at Stock Ghyll.

Watch the river tumbling down the valley then walk up to the rushing falls at Stock Ghyll Force and admire the lovely views.

After parking in your named space, climb up one step to your front door and enter your holiday base hide away your coat in your cloakroom cupboard and walk into a delightful sitting room with dining area.

Go to your large bay window and enjoy the lovely outlook.

Your stylish fitted kitchen awaits with its useful breakfast bar.

A few more steps will take you through your back door onto a small stone patio equipped with bistro style furniture, where you can enjoy a warming morning coffee or a relaxing evening drink.

As you venture further inside, you will discover two comfortable bedrooms, one a roomy king size with built-in wardrobes and one twin which is ideal for family members.

Your bathroom benefits from cosy underfloor heating.

Colourful rugs give you a welcoming feel on top of the beautiful, rich-coloured hardwood flooring throughout the apartment.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas