Delightful lake views | Skiddaw Apartment, Black Combe Apartment, Scafell Apartment - Whitecraggs, Ambleside
Spacious apartment set in over three aces of landscaped gardens | Scafell Apartment, Skiddaw Apartment, Black Combe Apartment - Whitecraggs, Ambleside
  • Cottage
  • Ambleside
  • W41228

Whitecraggs - Scafell Apartment


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Garden / Patio

A first floor apartment located at the northern end of Lake Windermere with stunning views over the lake from the three acre landscaped garden.

All on the first floor:
Living/dining room:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and stereo/CD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With four poster double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electricity included. Private parking for 1 car.

All properties: Gas (£25 per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Laundry facilities (shared). 3.5-acres grounds (shared). Lawned garden with patio and furniture (shared). No smoking. Please note: There are steep sloping banks in the grounds.

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 Purdom, 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.
Commissioned and built in 1904, Whitecraggs is a prime example of pre-World War I architecture. Designed by Dan Gibson, also known known for his design of five other prominent Lakeland properties, it was seen as architectural rebellion when compared to the historic style of the earlier Victorian era. Built in a traditional Lakeland style, influenced by the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement, most of the original features and designs are still included today.
Situated in the tranquil location of central Lakeland, the area has been described as ‘a place of natural beauty’ by its commissioner and surgeon, Charles Henry Hough. Perched on the northern tip of Lake Windermere, Whitecraggs offers stunning views over the lake. It is surrounded by over 3 acres of landscaped grounds, made up of rare and exotic species of plant and alpine flowers, which Charles Hough shared his love for alongside William Purdom, otherwise known as the ‘Kew’ Plant Hunter. William Purdom and Reginald Farrer set out on what would later be known as a ‘horticultural triumph’, as they attempted major excavation of this rocky, sandy and stony land. In 1919, what is now known as the ‘rock garden’, was freely opened to the public, and became one of the main visitor attractions in the region.
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.


Cot Available - Cot


Garden or Patio

Historical Property

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 7 reviews


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Overall rating



  • South shields

  • Single


out of 10

Not luxury accommodation unless you count a four poster bed! Kitchen small in a roof so angled banged my head everytime I used the sink still couldn't find the washing machine. Must admit the sofa was very comfortable. My main concern is the drive which is very steep with 2 turns and 1st gear had difficulty with traction. Fantastic view out of windows

24 May 2022



out of 10

The apartment was nice but the description needs updating not a luxury apartment but comfortable

19 Oct 2021


  • Couple


out of 10

This property is not as advertised, most certainly not 4* did not meet our expectations from pictures and description.

13 Oct 2021

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