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Orchard House

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (8)
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  • great (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Clean but not as spotless as usual."

    We have stayed at Orchard House many times over the years so it's a bit like coming home. It is a beautiful, well equipped house for the three generations of my family. Situated at the top of quite a steep walk up the hill from Ambleside, but with walks from the door and parking for up to three cars. We set up a trail camera this year and recorded foxes, badgers and many different types of bird. There is a (restricted) view across Ambleside to Lake Windermere from this wonderful, peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in this fabulous house."

    The house is so spacious; it worked perfectly for our large group. The kitchen area was particularly lovely; we could all sit around the table and chat after our long walks. The house is is a great location too.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was lovely, very high up so the views over the trees and Ambleside to the Lake were beautiful."

    It was well equipped and the high chair and travel cot were of a very high standard. We were happy that there was a child gate provided which were able to use to keep our little granddaughter safe in the upstairs living rooms - thank you. The whole family had a great time and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Orchard House. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hi, we had a wonderful stay thank you, with 3 generations under one roof it was spacious enough for us all, with lovely views across Ambleside towards Windermere."

    The children enjoyed stroking the local cat in the garden. We enjoyed a variety of walks, either directly from the cottage or via a short drive including Loughrigg, High Sweden Bridge and Wansfell and swam in Rydal and Grassmere. Just to let you know that the smoke alarm in the Utility room and front twin room need replacing as they beeped, and the TV connection was intermittent at times. The balconies would benefit from some upgraded seating and table, possibly similar to that of the neighbouring balcony we could see. Future guests should note that cars cannot be parked in front of the garage as access is required, and some days there was a lot of activity in and out of the garage, but otherwise it is a very peaceful location. All in all a wonderful stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Karah4.4Jul 2022

  • "The house was extremely spacious and well kitted out."

    The fixtures and fittings were of very good quality throughout We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The one niggle we had was the squeeky wooden floors throughout. Quiet movement at night was impossible. I do not know the solution to this

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Orchard House."

    It was a great location, very peaceful with great views but still very close to Ambleside.

    Reviewed by M5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property and equipped with everything we needed."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely hose in excellent location."

    It is a bit of a walk up the hill but no problem really. Facilities were excellent Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "We were very pleased with Orchard House."

    It felt like home as it was so comfortable and spacious. Lovely views and perfect secluded position. Very well equipped for self catering. We do a lot of cooking and we found everything possible that we needed. Everything that you could possibly want out of a holiday Orchard House had.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2022

  • "Would benefit from some outside(or balcony) seating."

    Remote control batteries. Lovely house and location(apart from steep climb)

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay. The balcony seating was temporarily interrupted by the destruction of existing chair by previous guests and the necessity to replace in midst of severe supply-chain delays for garden furniture. There are now three balcony chairs at the premises, two garden chairs in the garage, one wood garden table (seating 6) and one wood garden bench (seating 3) outside the property. Remote control batteries have been replaced. It is the hillside on which the property is located that provides the quiet and views that guests enjoy" Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2021

  • "Would be good to advertise that it is up a very steep hill as may be important to elderly etc."

    Beds very comfortable though the bed ends were annoying for tall sons! Very lovely kitchen and sofas very comfortable. Underfloor heating and bathroom radiators had fuse taken out so couldn’t dry towels. Overall a beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Would stay again!

    Reviewed by T4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday accommodation."

    Lovely bathrooms with rain forest showers and posh baths. The bedlinen and towels were laundered to hotel standards, so we all felt very confident about cleanliness. There is lots of cooking equipment, crockery etc so easy to prepare meals. The house is in a good location - however, it might be worth pointing out that it is a steep climb back up from Ambleside. It was fine for us, but I think older / mobility impaired guests might find it a struggle.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Orchard House has a lovely traditional Lakeland feel."

    Super big kitchen and sitting areas, bathrooms and bedrooms, all large and airy. The garden has some beautiful big trees and an amazing meadow with stunning views across Ambleside. The walk back up to the house from Ambleside is quite steep. But without it you would not get the views from the house and grounds which make this property so amazing! There is a beautiful circular walk virtually from the door which would make lovely evening strolls possible.

    Reviewed by Beverly4.1May 2021

  • "A beautiful house in an excellent location."

    We have visited this property before and would definitely book again

    Ms SaltDec 2019

  • "Beautiful Property Will be back with lots of friends from the USA."

    Will book again.

    Mr StanleyDec 2019

  • "Fantastic house in a great location!"

    The house was perfect for two families to enjoy a week in the Lakes.

    Mrs WagstaffDec 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.


  • Property heating: Gas, other heating sources: Open Fire
  • 1 oven of type: electric
  • Hobs
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available at this property
  • Parking
  • 1 x Garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.39 miles
  • Pub within 0.26 miles

The property

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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