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Skiddaw Apartment

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Cosy ground floor apartment for two set amongst three acres of gardens. Delightful lake views and within walking distance of Ambleside.

Stunning views of Lake Windermere
Four poster bed

Whitecraggs is a truly magnificent setting amidst 3.5 acres of landscaped grounds designed by the famous Kew Plant Hunter, William Purdon, with mature specimens of rare trees and alpine plants, these three holiday apartments form part of Whitecraggs, a converted country house. On two levels, Black Combe Apartment (ref W41226) provides spacious accommodation with a romantic four poster bedroom. Skiddaw Apartment (ref W41227) provides cosy accommodation on the ground floor looking out over the gardens to Lake Windermere, whilst Scafell Apartment (ref W41228) is a delightful first floor apartment. At the northern tip of the lake, centrally placed for the Lake District National Park, there is abundant walking, fell climbing in the nearby Langdales, water sports or simply wandering around charming Ambleside, which dates back to Roman times. From here you can take the steamer to explore villages on Windermere’s shores, as well as Grizedale forest. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Electricity included. Parking (1 car).

All properties: Gas included (£10per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Shared 3.5-acres grounds. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. No smoking. NB: There are steep sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Open PlanOpen Plan
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2016
    The skiddaw apartment was ideal for two people, the house itself looks a little unloved and it was a little awkward to find. The rooms were warm, the 4-poster bed was excellent, the kitchen was well equipped there were washing facilities including a dishwasher. The settee is well worn and needs replacing, the TV is very small but if you're here for the lakes, who cares. All in all, this was an excellent stay. The owner went out of his way to ensure that the apartment was warm when we arrived.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 19/09/2015
    On arrival the first impression when stepping inside the apartment was of damp and mustiness. A dehumidifier was running in the bedroom-not a good sign. It was obvious that the property and grounds had seen better days but I fail to see how it could claim to be a Luxury Apartment in its present condition.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We have had an unprecedented period of wet weather and flooding, and there is no evidence of damp in the property, as confirmed by the Regional Manager during a visit to our property. The dehumidifier is in place as the bathroom, although vented, does not have a window, and the moisture can circulate to other rooms. This is not totally necessary, but ensures our guests comfort. The gardens have also been tended by a gardener who is associated with the National Trust, and he has cleared all the footpaths for guest and the gardens have been cultivated, and there is a spectacular view of the North end of Windermere from the private garden.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2015
    This property is part of an outstanding building in an historically important garden. The important garden has now been overrun by native plants because of neglect in a 30-40 year period. The current owner has taken on a massive task renovating the house and garden. He has invested heavily in expensive furniture which is presumably the justification for describing the accommodation as luxury apartments. However, the overall condition of the building is that the renovation of the rooms themselves does not meet the same standards. The walls are poorly decorated and our ground floor room felt damp. Low overall rating because of this. Equipment was good but comfort poor because of damp feeling: hence midway score overall. Location was excellent except the owner expected new arrivals to approach the site through a narrow twisting drive, when there is a much safer and easier approach to a larger parking space at the back of the building. Hence 8 overall. Cleanliness was average. Value for money poor because the property did not meet a luxury apartment claim.

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5.5 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo
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