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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Unfortunately I messaged before we started the holiday to ask for there to be a check on the cleanliness of the property as we had seen some negative comments."

    I had no reply. The were several aspects that we needed to clean ourselves before using items in the kitchen including the cutlery draw, washing machine, utensils and hoover was full and needed emptying. I have photos of you are interested in sharing with the owner. We really liked the property and would be happy to stay again. Shame about the above.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded you comments onto the housekeeping team. Unfortunately, as we were not made aware of these problems on your arrival we could not send anyone to resolve them for you. We are glad that you did enjoy the property and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart2.8Dec 2023

  • "Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the edge of Ambleside with ample parking, this is a great property for a multi generational family holiday although front step is quite large for the less mobile considering its a bungalow."

    Good open living area, very spacious and underfloor heating is very warm, bedrooms are a little cooler. 5 bathrooms is a big bonus and property very comfortable. Disappointed with the cleanliness, had to hoover inches of dust under beds on arrival. Areas that look a little tired but nothing that would deter us from returning again

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We are sorry to hear about all the issues you encountered at the cottage, unfortunately we weren't aware of any of the issues you had as we could have resolved them to make your stay more comfortable. We always advise customers to enquire about property suitability prior to booking. We are glad that these issues wouldn't deter you from future bookings and hope we can prove to you a better standard in the future. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Oct 2023

  • "Great holiday home."

    We did go to the office to inform that the heating did not seem to be working correctly. Someone came out to look and they thought they had it sorted but no. The heating would come on at around 4 a.m. but was not on during the evening. Had many holiday home with Sykes and before we have always had washing up liquid etc left for our use but none this time. As I said at the start - great holiday home

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Oct 2023

  • "The mattresses in two of the bedrooms need throwing out."

    They stink!

    Thank you for your comments. We will ask our Housekeeping Team to look further into this. Thank you- The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Jul 2023

  • "Excellent luxury accommodation in great location."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 2023

  • "A good property for a multi-generational group such as ours was."

    A couple of small issues arose. The cot mattress was not with cot and we had to locate it in the store cupboard and a second set of keys would have been useful. Overall, easy to run, comfortable and a good position just outside the main village

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your 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 Nick3.8Apr 2023

  • "The property was amazing and could not have been more perfect."

    The location was perfect for a Family getaway with our Mum who has trouble getting about. And she loved everything about it too which is quite unusual!!

    What great feedback, thank you so much. We are so glad that you all, especially your Mum, enjoyed your stay. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property is excellent but we could not contact anyone on Sunday so we only had tepid water and had to boil water for babies bath Pity as, if we could have spoken to someone, there was an immersion heater but we didn’t find it Phone number just had message asking us to send message after logging in to account."

    I never found how to do that Once sorted we had a delightful stay

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Dec 2022

  • "Steps at kitchen doors would help for easier access."

    Second set of enable group to leave and return at different times.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is in a great location for access to the lakes."

    A short walk into the village and amenities. Great space both inside and out,all required facilities and utensils. A modern design throughout. Only issues windows needed a good clean,no games or books for children also bin emptied Wednesday not Thursday as mentioned in book. Would I book this again yes.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Aug 2022

  • "Living space is lovely but the remainder of the property is in need of some redecoration and updating."

    The location is brilliant for exploring and is probably what warrants the high rental price because the standard of the property itself does not in our view. . We were disappointed we had no control over the central heating, but on our last day after maintenance came we were able to establish that ALL the heating controls needed their batteries replacing. Perhaps better routine checks on equipment should be carried out if things like this are happening. Heart of the Lakes staff were very responsive to our contacts and a stuck sink plug was resolved within 24 hours. All in all, we enjoyed our stay but we would not book this property again as we did not feel it was value for money as regards the property itself.

    Reviewed by Lindsey3.4Jul 2022

  • "Having stayed in this property last year it was noticeable that the property was overall less clean and some furniture and appliances appeared in need of a deep clean and refresh."

    Some specifics, The bedding in the room I used although clean was stained in two places and that was disappointing and not the standard I expected The sink in the kitchen had no plug and before it could be used that and a bowl in a cupboard were so dirty they had to be bleached in order to wash things. the top oven in the cooker was not clean and the work tops and back to hob were greasy. The dishwasher and washing machine needed deep cleaning. I had to deal with the filter on the dishwasher and clean the mold from the front of the washing machine door which stained the first set of childs washing that I did. It looked like the main floors had only been swept over and not been properly cleaned for some time which was noticeable as we took a toddler with us I appreciate it was not your responsibility but unfortunately the neighbour to the right side of the property had a dog which they let out every evening from 7 till after 10 pm which barked non stop all evening every evening and at other times as well which made using the back garden unpleasant and kept the child in the family awake. In view of the above this is not a property we will return to.

    Reviewed by Mirriam3.1Jun 2022

  • "Loved the kitchen /dining/lounge space Very warm comfortable , Duvets , ..."

    Loved the kitchen /dining/lounge space Very warm comfortable , Duvets , pillows ,could all do with upgrading to meet 5 star listing , mattresses in last twin next to lounge need replacing, uncomfortable, We would rent again , location great

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely loved Ambleside and house was so close to everything."

    Super clean and very well equipped. Hope to rent again sometime

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2021

  • "Shower in bedroom to left of front door not draining."

    Bifolds in lounge very difficult to close. Oven seems cooler than temperature indicated. A rug in lounge would be pleasant. Two front door keys needed so party could do things independently.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2021

  • "House very comfortable."

    Very well equipped. Hairdryer would have been nice. Comfortable garden furniture for relaxing in the sunny garden would have been in keeping with its 5 star listing. Overall clean , however windows on outside needed cleaning. Dust on skirting boards underneath radiators .

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4May 2021

  • "Excellent property finished and furnished to a very high standard."

    Also a very convenient location.

    Mr TaylorDec 2019

  • "Outstanding property - very well equipped kitchen and high standard of furnishing inside and out."

    Mr BoothDec 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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio with furniture and built-in barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: There is an approx
  • 3ft drop from the edge of the patio area onto lower ground, children to be supervised at all times
  • Travel cot and high chair inc.

The property

Resting in an idyllic position in the charming town of Ambleside, you will find this impressive bungalow, Beckfoot.

Perfect for families or groups of friends in pursuit of a beautiful base at the heart of the Lake District National Park, this all-ground-floor abode is sure to impress at any time of year.

Inside, the open-plan living space makes the perfect social spot from which to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest; take a seat within the contemporary-styled sitting area, the rest of the property exuding the same tasteful interior, while the surrounding skylights, quirky windows and bi-fold doors let in an abundance of natural light, a lovely setting to unwind in, the woodburning stove being of wonderful assistance in the winter months.

Move over to the dining area where you can while away the hours with a board game brought from home, while at the rear of the room your lovingly-prepared meals simmer on the hob, the sleek and stylish kitchen hosting every essential for your self-catered stay, with the breakfast bar making the perfect space to enjoy some down time with your partner.

At the end of each fun-filled day, seek out your luxurious sleeping spot; the property hosts four well-presented bedrooms made up of a master king-size with a TV and an en-suite bathroom, a further king-size with an en-suite shower room and two twin rooms with their own en-suite shower rooms too, each hosting their own lovely wooden furnishings with ample storage space for your personal belongings too.

Get together in the garden in the mornings, with plenty of patio space for the little ones to play while you sip on a coffee, as well as a built-in barbecue being found here too for nights of alfresco dining.

The town of Ambleside makes a wonderful choice for an action-packed escape, a popular tourist hub, here you can find a good range of amenities to assist you on your stay including local shops, as well as cafés, pubs and restaurants for when you don’t feel like cooking.

The area is also favoured by keen walkers and cyclists, with the Stock Ghyll Force just a short stroll from the centre, a seventy foot waterfall with wonderful views, as well as National Trust owned Bridge House and Stagshaw Gardens being within easy reach too, both making a lovely visit for a leisurely day out.

Visit the Armitt Library & Museum to discover wonders such as archaeological remains, geological specimens and assorted paraphernalia, as well as an area dedicated to Beatrix Potter, perfect if you’re travelling with little ones, while the National Trust of Hilltop where the author once lived and The World of Beatrix Potter both being just a scenic drive away too.

Visit Brockhole for a wide range of wonderful activities to suit all ages and tastes including zip-lines, kayaking, archery and more, or access the beauty of Lake Windermere at Waterhead to find a wide range of watersports and plenty of scenic spots to enjoy a stroll.

In the perfect position for exploring the excitement of the Lake District National Park, Beckfoot makes the ultimate choice for your family escape to 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: Fuel for woodburning stove can be bought locally

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