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Prospect House

(Ref. 1016150)

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a fabulous property with every detail perfected for guests."

    We will be back!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2024

  • "Absolutely fantastic house, so beautifully presented."

    It felt like we were staying in someone’s house, not a holiday home. Best house we’ve stayed in, can’t wait to visit again.

    Oh my goodness Karen, thank you so much! This is exactly the feeling we wanted guests to have….Prospect House is definitely a home from home! Please do come back and visit us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "The house was beautifully decorated, well located and very clean."

    Also relatively quiet. Our only issue was that the house was chilly, especially on cold mornings. The radiators were cold to the touch and the floors in the entry only became warm occasionally.

    Lynn, we are sorry to hear this. I am afraid I was not contacted by Sykes regarding this. I will find out why no one got back to you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Jun 2024

  • "All good. More bins and bigger bins in every room would be a huge improvement."

    Teenagers consume so much wipes wrappers etc

    Reviewed by Leonie5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation, so comfortable, clean and super location with stunning views, perfect for family get together, very comfortable."

    Only suggestion would be to have an additional armchair in sitting room to comfortably seat 8. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in many holiday properties and this is by far the best."

    The house is beautifully decorated, very clean and well equipped. The cinema room was a big hit. The location is so convenient we didn’t need to get in our car once. We were very sad to leave and are already planning our return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful! Everyone in our party enjoyed the house - beautifully decorated, very clean, great location, space for everyone and parking!"

    We could not ask for a better home and hated to leave.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week."

    The house is absolutely lovely. It had everything anyone requires, and more. The furnishings are top quality, and elegant. The location is perfect, especially if you're not a walker, just a five-ten minute stroll from the town centre. Thank you for the chance to stay in this superb property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were on a walking holiday with our adult children and significant others."

    We had such a fabulous experience both with the cottage and all it had to offer; location, TV Room, outside patio area, perfect kitchen diner for unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine and home cooked food, so much so that we booked it again next year for a week. What a wonderful, considered renovation of the property. Loved every minute.

    Thank you so much for your review Stewart....when we renovated the house we tried to think of everything that our guests would want for their perfect holiday; we hope that we achieved it! We look forward to welcoming you back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property, well maintained."

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic week at prospect House!"

    It was a wonderful home from home to celebrate a 70th Birthday along with 3 generations of family. Everything in the house was perfect and the highlights were the cinema room and espresso machine! Fantastic walks; Catbells, Wray Castle, Wansfell Pike and an amazing sunrise at Todd’s Cragg Places to eat; Apple pie cafe (delish breakfasts and freshly baked goods), Luigi’s, Priest Hole (Sunday lunch), Doi Intanon Thai), Tap Yard (nice food/drinks but awful service), many visits to the Golden Rule and lastly but by no means least, Taco Sol for the best burritos, tequila and frozen margs! Thanks so much to Jo for allowing us to stay in this stunning home. She was super helpful and responsive and we would deffo return. (Sorry for the delay in my review but I thought I’d already done it

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "We love our visits to Prospect House."

    A wonderful property - a home from home.

    We always love having you back Linda! We are so pleased that you describe it as a home-from-home; its exactly what we wanted guests to feel! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is the best high end holiday property we have ever encountered."

    It offers good value for money. The house itself is incredibly interesting with huge amount of features each tastefully thought about. This quality runs throughout inside and outside the house. No expense has been spared or no corner has been cut. The owner is available and eager to help with any minor issues encountered. Location is key with its village centre position. The 3 car parking facility at the front of the house is a massive advantage. I could go on and on…I’ll finish by saying that there is ample daytime space for different groups within the house to “ be away from each other”

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage and wonderful place to stay."

    Little hiccup on the boiler was sorted by Sykes and the owners within minutes of a call, demonstrating quick reaction and a real desire to get it right!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice and comfortable house."

    So nice to have en suites for all bedrooms. Very central so that you don’t need the car every day.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Prospect house is perfect!"

    It is ideally situated within Ambleside and beautifully furnished and decorated throughout with excellent facilities. The kids loved the cinema room and the adults enjoyed sitting on the sunny terrace with a glass or two - we were very lucky with the weather!! We would all throughly recommend a visit and hope to come and stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Jackie5.0Jun 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 Linda5.0Mar 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 David5.0Mar 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 Jonathan5.0Feb 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 Vicky5.0Dec 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 Deborah5.0Dec 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's an 11/10 from me!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 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 Sally5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 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 Andy5.0May 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'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 Mark5.0May 2021

  • "Prospect House is an amazing house."

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

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 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 Koral5.0Jul 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


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: 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.