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Prospect House

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016150)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolute gem of a property and the best we have ever stayed in."

    The house itself is stunning and the idea of the TV room is genius. The location could not be better with easy access to the town and yet also quiet. Superb. We would book again today but the prices have gone crazy and we cannot afford it now. However, I notice that the property is not booked up at all so maybe a price review is due? If so , we will be back,

    Thanks for your lovely feedback Jackie; its always great to hear! As far is pricing is concerned, the house is actually more competitively priced this year than last! As you say, we have a few remaining weeks available over the summer and they are currently showing an additional 10% discount. Please be assured that we do keep our eye on bookings and prices. It would be lovely if you could visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2022

  • "Our third visit to Prospect House."

    What an amazing house - its like coming home. We love staying here - can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Having lived in Ambleside I know a little about this property and the renovation is stunning."

    Absolutely no expense spared on furniture, fixtures and fittings. Great location. Being able to see The Golden Rule pub (the best in the Lakes) is even better! Go, you’ll love it!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Prospect House is in an excellent location, it is beautifully furnished and has everything that you need for a family holiday."

    I can't think of anything that I would change!

    Reviewed by JonathanFeb 2022

  • "This was hands down the most fabulous property we have stayed at in The Lakes-and possibly the UK."

    It was home from home and better. The décor was extremely stylish and inviting, the facilities endless( inc amazing parking for 4 cars off road) and the kitchen was so well equipped we didn't need half of what we had taken. ..little ideas like torches a real asset and thoughtful. A most wonderful touch was that the property was delightfully decorated for Christmas including a beautiful lit tree...again we didn't need our own decorations we had taken. A real coup was that the owner sent a direct welcome email and offered any help she could at the drop of a hat when we had a couple of queries...most professional and friendly. We hired the loft and the studio too-so feedback applies to all 3! put simply, we cannot wait to return and have recommended this home to so many already!

    Reviewed by VickyDec 2021

  • "We loved it ."

    It’s the nicest, most luxurious and best equipped holiday let we’ve ever stayed in. Every comfort was catered for and more. Only one comment and that would be 8 comfortable seats in the living room for playing games would be nice.

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2021

  • "We've stayed at this house 3 times this year (2021) and have already booked 2 times for next year."

    Having been a regular visitor to the Lakes for many years now, I can happily state without any doubt the package that is Prospect House is just about perfect in every sense. Great Location, great accommodation, (so beautifully and tastefully refurbished) it's kitted out with everything and more, spotlessly clean when you arrive, and the best corkscrew you've ever seen! Attention to detail is really what stands out in this house...it's an 11/10 from me!

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "The house is amazing and the location was perfect for our two families (including teenagers)."

    We had the best time and truly got to explore the best of what the Lakes District has to offer!

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2021

  • "Great location, excellent facilities, the cottage is better than the pictures."

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Great for our larger group, booking Prospect House, Loft and Studio all together."

    All 6 couples had their own large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The house itself was very spacious, tastefully decorated with all mod-cons; the cinema room was a hit in wet weather! Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants within a short walk; the fells are on the doorstep too. The terrace was a lovely place to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Three private parking spaces for the house was a definite bonus. We can thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2021

  • "We've been vacationing in the Lakes for over 30 years now and this house is without doubt the best we've ever stayed in."

    It's more than just a holiday let, it's the kind of house you'd dream of owning if you were ever to retire to the lakes...it's perfect in every sense and you can see so much thought has gone into its refurbishment, layout and design. The bedding, soft furnishings, towels etc are all of a superior quality, and from a cutlery and utensils perspective there's nothing they haven't thought of...and last but not least there's an abundance of proper large wine glasses! It's an 11/10 if there ever was one and I've already booked another 2 visits. Mark Harrogate

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "Prospect House is an amazing house."

    We loved it so much we’ve booked 2 more holidays at this property!

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The house was beautiful."

    Expertly decorated, everything that we could have needed and a great location. We’d love to come back.

    Reviewed by KoralJul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size with bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, and 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with Sky TV
  • Lower-ground-floor utility with washer, dryer and separate drinks fridge
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor cinema room with underfloor heating, sky TV, UHD TV connected to the internet
  • Note: Properties 1016150, 10161777 & 1016178 can be booked together, sleeping a total of 12 guests.
  • Underfloor heating throughout hallway and kitchen/diner, and woodburning stove
  • Lacanche range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 75" Smart TV with Sky & Sky Sports, TVs in all bedrooms, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Patio terrace with table and chairs for 8, smaller coffee table and two chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub within 0.1 mile
  • Note: Children and babies under 5 are not permitted at this property

The property

Situated in the beautiful Lakes town of Ambleside is this charming period property, over 200-years old and now offering beautifully-presented holiday accommodation in the wondrous Lake District.

Prospect House is perfectly suited to a large group or a family of eight looking to enjoy their down-time as much as their adventures outdoors, with elegant and classic interior, as well as welcome contemporary features.

Enter into the original slate hallway, immediately noticing the property's classy character, and head into the kitchen/diner to the right, where many evenings can be spent around the rustic, long wood table in the company of your loved ones.

Relish a challenge of cooking for the group using the superb Lacanche range cooker with a large gas hob, set within the stylish green handmade kitchen, and let the pots simmer away as you sip a glass of wine perched at the breakfast bar.

Carry the conversation into the sitting room where a mix of antique and current furniture and seating have been arranged around the traditional woodburning stove.

Head downstairs to the lower-ground-floor where a cinema room awaits you on a rainy day, be impressed by the huge 75" internet connected ultra HDTV and watch a newly released blockbuster, or an epic match on Sky Sports.

Discover four exquisitely furnished bedrooms providing each member of the party a fine place to end their day; discover two super-king-size bedrooms, both able to be twin rooms on request thanks to zip/link features and both enjoying an en-suite shower room.

Make the attractive king-size bedroom your sleeping spot with a pretty, white wrought-iron bed frame, and an en-suite shower room, or choose the wonderful master bedroom, where a super-king-size iron bed frame rests alongside an old feature fireplace, and a lovely, long window which has armchairs perched before it, so you can sit and admire the views over Ambleside and the greenery beyond in peace, this bedroom has it's own free standing bath with seperate shower enclosure.

Explore the wonders of the Lakes and return back to Prospect House in all its splendour.

Prospect House & Cottages

Prospect House & Cottages are a three well-appointed dwellings nestled within the picture-perfect town of Ambleside, in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District. Consisting of a four bedroom house and two studio apartments, these delightfully decorated holiday homes provide the ideal base for a group of up to twelve looking for an exciting escape to the countryside. Each of the properties has been finished to a high-standard with a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi and outdoor seating area. The town itself is filled with bustling pubs and bars, independent eateries and quirky local shops where you can pick up a souvenir or two. The neighboring town of Windermere lies just under five-miles away, whilst Kendal can be found a short drive away. With an outstanding position for enjoying scenic walks, an abundance of cycling routes and historical landmarks, these attractive properties are the perfect location for your next family holiday to the Lake District. Note: Properties 1016150, 10161777 & 1016178 can be booked together, sleeping a total of 12 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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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Region Information

Note: Children and babies under 5 are not permitted at this property
This property can be booked with Refs. 1016177 and 1016178, and together they sleep 12 guests.