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The Arthouse

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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The Arthouse is a great property supported by lovely owners."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2023

  • "It was very nice, a home from home."

    It has all the kitchen utensils and more that you could wish for. We will be going back at some point in the future.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2023

  • "Beautiful home which resulted in a wonderful holiday."

    Perfectly equipped and in a great location for us. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanineOct 2023

  • "Excellent holiday home felt like home from home!"

    High specification of furniture and electrical appliances. Very bright cosy home! The owner came just after we arrived and talked us through everything. He was extremely welcoming and helpful! Would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2023

  • "A lovely, very well appointed and maintained, and spacious house."

    Lovely location maybe 100 metres from Lake Windermere and a 15 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "A really fabulous property ideally located just a few minutes walk from the lake and Ambleside centre."

    There are lots of places to eat or get takeaways close by if you don’t want to cook. The property was extremely well kitted out with everything that you could wish for on a family vacation. We would definitely recommend this property and in the future would go back.

    Reviewed by RoyAug 2023

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful and very comfortable to stay in."

    Could not have wished for more! Facilities in the kitchen were abundant and the fire was luxurious. Lovely to meet Colin and have that personal touch.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2023

  • "What brilliant accommodation, the perfect place to stay to explore the lakes."

    Reviewed by IreneJun 2023

  • "The Arthouse is one of the most stunning, modern and well equipped properties we have ever stayed in."

    We loved every day staying there - thank you to the owners for providing such an amazing holiday home.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2023

  • "Great property in an ideal location."

    Would definitely recommend it as it is well equipped with all the essentials that you need to make a fab stay

    Reviewed by LynetteApr 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning property in a perfect location."

    Everything about the property is done to the highest standard and yet it still feels homely, cosy and warm. The attention to detail is amazing, the owners have thought of everything. I would highly recommend a stay here, we loved every single minute.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2022

  • "Breath-taking!"

    A warm welcome to a stunning, elegant house with all the comforts for a relaxing break and the ability to make you feel right at home. Decorated and furnished to a high standard with the comfiest of beds and spacious rooms. We wanted for nothing in terms of kitchen items. The dressing gowns, hairdryers and straightners were an added bonus! Would happily and highly recommend The Arthouse and would most definitely visit again. Thankyou for sharing your property.

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2022

  • "Excellent property Would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2022

  • "Excellent property, thoroughly enjoyed the holiday"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2022

  • "Stunning property to make our holiday in the lakes a perfect experience."

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2022

  • "Colin met us at the property and could not have been more helpful and friendly."

    The property is BEAUTIFUL and tastefully decorated throughout, right down to the small bedroom. Immaculately cared for, with a high level of cleaning. Very generous amounts of essentials provided, ie loo roll, kitchen roll, dishwasher tabs. laundry/fabric supplies, tablet soap and liquid soap/body wash etc. etc. We also found bath robes in every bedroom, along with gorgeous Egyptian linens on the beds and fluffy cotton towels that are a decent size. The kitchen is very well catered for and Colin and John have thought of everything you might need whilst away enjoying the Lakes. The lockable garage was a bonus for our e-bikes and expensive road bikes and also has a small gym located in it (weights and bench) The location is brilliant, so easy to get to most of the Lakes from the front door and lovely to walk to the pub a few yards away and into Ambleside, ten minutes away. There are also a number of fine dining opportunities, within a 10-20 minute taxi ride. All in all, it was a fantastic holiday and we have come away with some wonderful memories. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2022

  • "This was our third stay at the art house, as usual everything was perfect."

    Colin was there to meet us and run us through everything we needed to know. We had a fabulous time , but as usual it went all to quick, but we hope to come back in the near future. Thank you Colin and John.

    Reviewed by M DJun 2022

  • "Fabulous house."

    Very comfortable, clean, warm, very well equipped and well positioned.

    Reviewed by KerstinJan 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect in every way."

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "A return visit to The Arthouse."

    It is in a very convenient location to Ambleside. It is a warm, contemporary house with all the equipment and comfort you would expect for your holiday.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "Colin went above and beyond helping by sending us a video of the Arthouse of how everything worked."

    As we were delayed with traffic getting there and too late for him to show us round

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Colin and John are such welcoming hosts and show that they really do want their guests to be comfortable and have everything they need."

    Quality and indulgence are what spring to mind. We have stayed at both the Arthouse and Ghyll Crest Lodge and can’t recommend them enough. Both outstanding beautiful properties and locations! We will no doubt be returning year after year

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2021

  • "Lovely modern house that is probably the best equipped we have ever stayed in."

    Also in a great location. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "The Arthouse is a wonderful house."

    Immaculately clean and tidy, and with absolutely everything you need. The beds, linen and towels are of a very high quality. The kitchen was really big and had everything you needed from cutlery, to tea towels, cleaning essentials and pots, pans etc Really excellent check in from the owner, which really helped us to settle in quickly. Great location right next to the lake, with only a 10 minute walk to Ambleside town. We would highly recommend this house!

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "The Arthouse was fantastic, the house was very well equipped, but with quality."

    We have no negative thoughts about the house or it’s location . Our holiday was 1st class from beginning to end, thank you so much.

    Mrs NewmanDec 2019

  • "We liked absolutely everything about this house!"

    Thre attention to detail is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks, very relaxing and we will be back!

    Karen + TonyDec 2019

  • "We have had a lovely stay at The Arthouse."

    A beautiful house with six start facilities. The aim to create a comfortable, contemporary, well-appointed home has certainly been achieved.

    Julie + PaulDec 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.


  • Highly Commended for a 5 star property
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC and private patio area, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x single with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with living flame gas fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and living flame gas fire
  • 2 x electric oven with induction hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker, Smart TV, Blu-Ray DVD, 5 x TVs with Blu-Ray DVD, Bluetooth wireless speaker, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Children aged 9 and above welcome or babies under 6 months old
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Communal patio with seating
  • Garage for secure bike and canoe storage with gym equipment
  • NOTE: This property will not accept bookings of groups (of more than 2 people) whereby everyone is under the age of 25 and Hen and Stag parties are not permitted. When booking this property, full guest details will be requested, if not provided at the time of booking
  • The owner reserves the right to turn down a booking if they feel the property is unsuitable or if they believe the property might be put at risk by a specific group.
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

This truly unique four-bedroom holiday home can be found resting just a short stroll from picturesque Waterhead, which sits at the head of beautiful Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

The owner, a well-known artist, has carefully created a sophisticated and luxurious retreat that exudes elegance, yet at the same time provides a warm and welcoming holiday experience from which to explore Ambleside and beyond with friends and family.

Walk into your large and opulent open-plan living space and note the natural light flooding into this magnificent, dual aspect room.

You are bound to be lured to the expansive glass doors that lead onto your south-west facing patio with a feature fountain taking centre stage, making the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of exploring.

Relax on your sumptuous leather sofa and cosy up before your welcoming living flame gas fire, neatly inset and remote controlled, where you can listen to your favourite music or browse the web on your 60” Smart TV.

Discover the kitchen and dining area and admire the chic, white hi-gloss units, granite worktops, high quality appliances and stunning centre island, all offering plenty of workspace to prepare a delicious family feast to be enjoyed at the white oak dining table and white leather dining chairs.

You will find a useful utility room off the kitchen with a washing machine and tumble dryer and an additional fridge/freezer for your benefit!

The ground floor is also home to a gleaming shower room, with an impressive rain shower and underfloor heating on this floor making a great way to unwind and refresh after a day of adventure, while venturing past the marble clad wall as you climb the stairs to the first floor you can find the family bathroom offering you a truly indulgent way to end each day with a relaxing soak.

The first floor is also home to four beautifully presented bedrooms, all with Egyptian cotton bedding, high quality mattresses, cool air fans and their own TVs and DVD players; the master bedroom has a super-king-size bed, set within a double height ceiling featuring an exquisite chandelier, dreamily draped floor to ceiling windows and glass doors lead out to its own patio area, as well as its very own en-suite shower room.

There is a second bedroom with a king-size bed, a third bedroom with a super-king-size bed that can be made as two singles on request and a good-sized single room.

When you can finally tear yourself away from this wondrous base, experience some of the most spectacular and idyllic walks in the Lake District just a stone’s throw away; tour the area by car or by bus, passing by sparkling lakes and driving through dramatic valleys, as you discover the National Park’s towns and villages, each with its own unique character and charm, hosting something for everyone.

Make the short journey to picturesque Waterhead to enjoy a cruise on the beautiful lake, or hire your own boat to explore the lake’s secluded bays on an unforgettable adventure with your loved ones.

Walk into the local town of Ambleside to be met by a bustling centre where you can browse the shops for the perfect gift to take back home, have a meal at one of the excellent restaurants, cafés and pubs, or choose from the latest films on show at the much loved four screen cinema.

Those seeking a scenic experience will delight to find both the Stagshaw Garden and Holehird Gardens sitting on the shores of Lake Windermere, while those in pursuit of adventure should be sure to try their hand at a new watersport, Bowness being the perfect place to do so!

Surrounded by National Trust beauty, waterside adventure, and all-around family fun, The Arthouse makes an exceptional choice for a stay in Cumbria.

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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This property will not accept bookings of groups (of more than 2 people) whereby everyone is under the age of 25 and Hen and Stag parties are not permitted.
When booking this property, full guest details will be requested, if not provided at the time of booking.
The owner reserves the right to turn down a booking if they feel the property is unsuitable or if they believe the property might be put at risk by a specific group.