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Fir Howe

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A good property for two."

    Bit tight on storage eg wardrobe space! Shelving in bedroom would help.

    Thank you for your comments. We take all suggestions on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Feb 2024

  • "What a lovely apartment , every thing you need ,and very comfortable , even ..."

    What a lovely apartment , every thing you need ,and very comfortable , even owners phoned us to say WiFi not working when we got there , but his son came next day and sorted it out ,brilliant , fab location ,lots of walks near by , we would love to return

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2023

  • "The property is ideal for couples, our only issue was that we could hear the people next door and below us as the walls aren't very thick - we would have loved to re-book again for next year but the price was too high as the cost had risen by over a £100 for the same time of year."

    Thank you for your feedback. The property is priced appropriately in comparison to other similar ones. Our properties are marketed with inflation in mind and as you booked in 2022 there will be a greater marked difference in comparing your prices to those of 2024. We are glad that you liked the property. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna3.8Jul 2023

  • "Property was advertised with a swimming pool."

    My wife is pregnant and we were intending to make use of this. The pool was closed and looked like it had been for a while (I may be wrong), we did not receive any prior notification before arrival that this was the case, would have gone elsewhere. The apartment itself was all good, clean, tidy and really well equipped so a lovely place to stay.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to use the swimming pool during your stay, and the on-site facilities are run by a separate company to us. We are pleased that you found the property to be clean and well equipped. Thank you- The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.1Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit , excellent apartment, everything you need , love sitting on the balcony with a coffee after a long walk , we will be back ."

    A pity the site facilities are not open .

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "An excellent apartment with first class facilities, very comfortable and super quiet!"

    Slight issue with the drying part of the washing machine/dryer. After the 1 hour drying cycle my walking gear was still soaking wet so had to hang dry. Machine probably needs replacing for a newer model. Everything else perfect!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Murray5.0May 2023

  • "Everything about the apartment was excellent."

    It was very comfortable and had good views and in a fantastic location.Would definitely use it again

    Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2023

  • "Very nicely finished inside."

    Very comfortable bed and well appointed bathroom. Good location between Ambleside and Coniston

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Fir Howe, and that you found the bedding to be comfortable. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cozy property, set in the beautiful Neaum Crag Estate at the foot of Loughrigg Fell."

    Close to Ambleside and Coniston, plenty of walks from the door or only a short drive away. The property was warm, well furnished with a comfortable bed. Would definitely go back, a real home from home

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2023

  • "We loved it!"

    Shame I got kidney stones half way through :(

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was our 5th stay and was just as good as our first will be back."

    Lovely property comfortable great location has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "It was a very enjoyable and we’re looking forward to booking again."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was of a very high standard and extremely comfortable."

    We had everything we needed and with lovely walks on the doorstep could not have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent facilities and location brilliant."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed twice before , over the years , and the standard hasn’t changed."


    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had everything we needed ."

    Spotlessly clean .lovely fluffy bath towels .comfy bed but did creek every time you turned over , luckily there was no one down below .plenty of information provided about the area and maps in the drawers .

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Second property booked with Heart of the Lakes recently and both have been excellent."

    This property was especially clean and in great condition - very well equipped. Great location too.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2021

  • "We arrived on the Friday all good, Due to the recent storm all the power and water went off at approximately 9."

    00am saturday morning so we had no heating, cooker or water. We stayed thinking the power would be restored fairly soon. Just went out walking and ate out. By sunday still no power, went to the heart of the lakes office in amblesdide nobody there. No phones of any sort working. Went back on monday they couldnt help us but passed details on to sykes office. Couldnt get any joy so gave up monday afternoon and went home, it was to cold in fir howe only place to keep warm was in bed. I was dissappointed that nobody even came round to check the property or on us. You have not contacted me since to offer any compensation. All said very poor service. Im surprised we have used you quite a bit in the past. Ian Burns, 11 Green Island, YO124RN

    Reviewed by I4.1Nov 2021

  • "It was our third time at fir Howe the standard was just has good as our first we will be back."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "The accommodation was the perfect home for our stay."

    Very well placed for all the things we wanted to do and comfortable to come back to after a busy day out

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous apartment, great location, everything you need, loved our walks from ..."

    Fabulous apartment, great location, everything you need, loved our walks from the door, was going to rebook for 2022 but a bit pricey now

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2021

  • "Our first time at this property and definitely not our last!"

    It has everything you can wish for and more. Wonderful walks from the door and even say the elusive red Squirrel.

    Paul & AlisonDec 2019

  • "One of the best holidays we have spent in the Lakes, and there has been many."

    Can not fault the apartment, the location and the setting. We will certainly be back.

    Karen & KeithDec 2019

  • "Amazing apartment."

    .. don’t want to go home, spotless and well equipped. So many walks from the front door. Keep a look out for the red squirrels. Will return again. Excellent!

    Andy & Leigh AnneDec 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable home from home."

    UnknownDec 2019

  • "I absolutely can't fault it."

    Absolutely perfect. I've so far had 3 holidays this year with heart of the lakes and just enjoyed it so much, never felt so relaxed.

    CharltonDec 2019

  • "It was cosy, comfortable and very well equipped."

    I chose the location of the property to meet my walking plans and it met and exceeded my expectations. Hopefully, I will be able to return in the future as I could not find fault with the property or location.

    Mr MorganDec 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.


  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric flame-effect stove
  • Electric central heating with electric flame-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD player, iPod dock/DAB radio/CD player, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car and additional visitor parking
  • Balcony with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: There is an on-site seasonal clubhouse (March - mid November) a Scandinavian style pool complex houses a sauna, small swimming pool and jacuzzi, table tennis table, recreation area and telephone.

The property

This attractive first-floor apartment is set in a picturesque woodland setting just above Skelwith Bridge within the Neaum Crag estate.

Enjoying a central location with the Lake District National Park, Fir Howe offers easy access to Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere, making this a superb choice for couples looking to get the most out of their Lakeland escape.

After a day of walking the local peaks and fells, enter this romantic dwelling into the open-plan living space, finding a spot on the plush sofas, with a TV with Freesat to entertain and an electric flame-effect stove adding a subtle warmth to the room.

Make yourself at home in the well-equipped kitchen, enhanced with slate worktops and an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and a dishwasher among the appliances, with a lovely oak dining table for two; you can delight in the company of each other whilst tucking into a delicious home-cooked meal.

When you begin to feel yourself tire, head to the inviting bedroom with a spacious king-size bed to wrap yourself under, with the addition of a gleaming en-suite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower cubicle.

The bedroom also provides access onto the balcony where a view of the Langdale fells and the immediate woodland setting can be enjoyed; grab a drink and use this a calming spot to reflect on the day.

Just a short walk down the hill will bring you to ‘Chesters by the River’, a delightful tearoom and gift shop where you can dine alfresco and sample a selection of treats, from wood-fired pizza and classic cakes, to salads and soups.

The hustle and bustle of Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere can be reached in a short car journey, offering a lovely selection of local shops and eateries, along with all kinds of exhibits and attractions with the iconic Roman Fort and World of Beatrix Potter to explore.

Stroll along the water’s edge onboard one of the fabulous Windermere steamers, offering passengers a relaxing cruise across England’s largest lake.

Other attractions close to Fir Howe include Stock Ghyll Force, a staggering waterfall that falls from 70 feet, as well as Rydal Hall and Rydal Mount, where Wordsworth lived and created many of his famous works.

Delight in the many wonders around Fir Howe will your loved one in Cumbria.

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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Note: This property is not suitable for children. Note: Access to the property is via a flight of stairs leading to the first floor