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Romney 12

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Waterhead near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay in this excellent apartment."

    So comfortable and warm and everything there that you could wish for. Little thoughtful touches like a little basket on the dressing tables to put your watch in and jewellery etc. Fantastic view of the lake, lovely walk into Ambleside from the lake through the park and couple fields, so nice. Thankyou so much.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Nov 2023

  • "The apartment was lovely, a home from home and a lovely patio area to sit out for the early evening sun."

    Not sure if it had been cleaned properly though - huge dead spider in the ensuite bedroom and had to clean an unpleasant mark in the toilet.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2023

  • "Overall, the place was amazing and we have very little feedback."

    We really enjoyed our stay. It would've been nice to have some essentials there (hand soap in the bathrooms, basic toiletries for the shower). We didn't have a car and the grocery store in Ambleside town isn't that close. Some of the dishes had been put back in the cabinets without washing - probably a miss from the cleaners. The door leading to the patio seating area doesn't lock. This is a security hazard as anyone can easily enter the property from there.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have raised your concerns with the cleaning team. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pooja4.4May 2023

  • "It was a beautiful apartment."

    Very clean, spacious, comfortable and had everything you would need or want for your holiday .Everything was very well thought out. It was a lovely quiet location but only a short walk to the town and minutes to Waterhead. We definitely want to return. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind comments. It is lovely to read that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2023

  • "We did enjoy our stay but were disappointed to have to take our own bedding as the owners only provided feather bedding which my sister is allergic to."

    The website didn't mention feather bedding, which we feel is important ,luckily we read a review from someone with the same problem so were able to take alternative, however on arrival were shocked to have to make up the beds completely, bottom sheets were just left on the bed folded and we had to put them on.When we told the lady in the Hearts of the Lakes office (on departure) she wasn't really interested. Also for the price would have expected more than 1 toilet roll in a bathroom, again the lady said well it's self catering, we always do self catering and have always had spares plus always had lovely welcome packs, eggs, milk, bread, marmalade, crisps and sometimes wine and cream teas but nothing here.The apartment is really lovely, bright and clean,very quiet with beautiful views but just let down with the little finishing touches which for the price you would expect, we think.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you found the property to be clean and enjoyed the views. We take all comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edith4.1Mar 2023

  • "First visited Romney 12 in 2011 & returned there many times since."

    Always satisfied with the overall comfort & facilities the property offers. Good value for money holiday.

    Thank you so much for your comments and for returning to stay with us. We hope that we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything was first class"

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "The apartment was wonderful."

    Location , views and amenities were excellent. The reason for only awarding 3 stars for comfort is because the mattress on the double bed was extremely uncomfortable. The springs were felt, resulting in reduced quality of sleep and rest. One could say "past it's best". It would have been helpful if people were informed about duck down quilts as, in our case, we prefer polyester on the basis of allergy. Apart from those two points, fabulous.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We do find the pillows and bedding is down to personal preference. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation."

    Wonderful holiday. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "A wonderful and well located property with plenty of room, views over Lake Windermere and a fantastic patio to enjoy the evening sunshine."

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely apartment with superb views and a very convenient location."

    On arrival the water needed switching on which could have been explained more clearly and the locks both inner doors where a little stiff. However despite these minor issues we had a fantastic week in this apartment and would not hesitate to book it again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2022

  • "We took my parents to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary."

    Everyone had a wonderful time. It was so relaxing and the views were amazing.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2022

  • "This was our 5th stay at Romney 12 and of all the rentals at Romney Grange this one suits us best."

    In 11 years little has changed apart from some new glazing including the patio doors. The lock for the patio doors had seized when we arrived but Heart of the Lakes acted quickly to get a specialist fitter out when maintenance could not repair the problem. There is also a new TV with an excellent choice of programmes including some streaming. One small negative was the condition of some of the non stick saucepans and pans which is obviously down to a lack of care by some guests. All in all, another fine holiday and we've already booked our next visit.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Romney 12 The property ..."

    We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Romney 12 The property was very well equipped but the description and details on the website was sparse The description missed out on details like a hair dryer and iron -We were told by Sykes that these were not available so we ended up bringing them along unnecessarily Also that there was a smart TV on the property should be highlighted as this was not on the description

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Romney 12. We have updated the details to now include hairdryer and iron for guests to use (these items were removed due to covid requirements from some properties) also added the Smart TV. Thank you once again and we hope to see you again in the near future, regards Heart of the Lakes team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Venkatraman4.7Apr 2022

  • "Romney 12 is a beautiful apartment, and we had a great week there."

    We arrived mid January, and understand the apartment had been empty for 1 to 2 weeks. Storage heaters provide most of the heating, but the apartment was freezing cold and the storage heaters did not provide any warmth until the following day. The small electric heaters did not provide enough heat to make a difference. Please note, this is not a complaint, merely wondering if someone would be able to arrange sufficient heating for guests on arrival in very cold weather.

    Reviewed by Una4.7Jan 2022

  • "We have been visiting Romney Grange for many years and think that no."

    12 is one of the best. We love the layout of the apartment and the patio area is a real delight. Our only regret is that the bath was replaced by a shower. There's nothing like a good soak following a long walk. In previous years we have not used the kitchen very much, but because of the pandemic we bought most of our food with us. This is probably the experience of many recent visitors The kitchen is very well equipped and works very well. The only draw back is the fridge freezer. It has been well used and needs to be defrosted, but I appreciate that with the tight turnover of bookings this is difficult to do, but I hope the owners might consider replacing it when they have the opportunity. Apart from this detail the apartment meets all our needs and we will return.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2021

  • "A return visit to Romney 12."

    Great property, great location. Wonderful, and comfortable, base from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by Gaye5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent, well equipped and conveniently located."

    If the weather was poor, staying in was not a problem as the apartment was so comfortable. The kitchen had everything you could need, and we ate in a few times as getting a table in a restaurant was well nigh impossible. a second set of keys would have been useful as we didn't always all go out and come back together. Better instructions for how to top up the hot water would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Jul 2021

  • "The apartment was as described on the website, very clean and comfortable as well as being very well equipped."

    We were concerned about how hot the water temperature was. It comes very quickly and can catch you unawares - a potential hazard for children and older visitors. Hopefully it can be adjusted for future guests. Otherwise, it was a thoroughly enjoyable week in our second visit to Romney Grange.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Second visit!"

    A cheers to the third! Excellent views with exceptional weather all week! Thank you all.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Been coming to the Lake District for over 20 years!"

    Romney 12 is the best self catering we have had. We will be returning soon.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "A beautiful 2 weeks in this apartment with no rain, only sunny days."

    The location is extremely convenient for walking and the lake boats.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "The property was very well equipped with everything I could think of, it was like home from home."

    It was lovely and warm too

    Mr HiggsDec 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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with freeview, DVD, iPod docking station, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryer and iron available
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Private parking for one car, please note that larger vehicles may find the space rather tight, additional visitors spacing is provided on a first come first serve basis
  • Patio with seating
  • Communal landscaped gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Ambleside 0.6 miles.

This attractive two-bedroom, ground-floor apartment is situated in the prestigious Romney Grange development at Waterhead, on Lake Windermere.

It boasts a private south-facing patio, with views to the lake and is set within two acres of shared landscaped gardens, with winding paths to the higher levels and panoramic views, offering a superb holiday home for a family or two couples.

Leave the car in your numbered space and go through the security entry system into the shared hallway before heading inside Romney 12, hanging your outdoor clothes in the hall before being welcomed into the spacious open-plan living area.

Admire the lovely furnishings and gorgeous carpet in here, with plenty of places to relax along with a large patio window opening out onto the sunny, private outdoor area with stunning scenic views.

Discover a well-appointed kitchen providing all you need for a self-catered stay, with its charming glazed hatch opening out onto the lovely dining area, with great views from the window so you can dine with a view.

Retire in the evening to one of the two elegant bedrooms, choose from the master king-size featuring an en-suite shower room or the charming twin room home to a flatscreen TV, with use of the shower room.

Spend time out on the patio area in the warmer months, whether enjoying your first morning coffee or coming together with some glasses of wine as you catch the last of the evening light, it’s a serene spot.

Stroll over to Waterhead to discover fine restaurants, shoreline tearooms and an attractive lakeside pub.

Enjoy a cruise on the lake and on a clear day, you will bask in wonderful views of panoramic scenery, or hire a boat and get up close to the many secluded bays where you may even catch sight of the otters!

Walk fifteen-minutes to Ambleside, nestled within lovely green hills and set in the heart of the Lake District National Park; browse the independent shops, visit one of its excellent restaurants, cafés and pubs, enjoy the latest film at one of the well-loved cinemas on a rainy day or take a stroll to Rothay Park and enjoy a peaceful riverside walk.

Romney 12 is ideally placed to tour the Lake District by car or by bus, so why not set off for the day to discover the area’s charming villages and hamlets, sparkling lakes and dramatic valleys.

A short, level walk will take you to pretty Stagshaw Gardens, continue further and climb up to Jenkins Crag and you will find stunning views of the lake and beyond, just one many spectacular walks you can begin right from your doorstep.

Visit the town of Lakeside via a Lake cruise and see the amazing Lakes Aquarium home to otters and sharks, or take a tour of Bowness-on-Windermere, making sure to visit The World of Beatrix Potter to meet the beloved characters created by the children’s author, before stopping in at Peter Rabbit and Friends to purchase a plush toy to take home.

Make memories in the lakes with your loved ones at Romney 12.

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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