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Spacious apartment set in over three aces of landscaped gardens | Scafell Apartment, Skiddaw Apartment, Black Combe Apartment - Whitecraggs, Ambleside
Cosy lounge area with heritage fireplace | Skiddaw Apartment - Whitecraggs, Ambleside
  • Cottage
  • Ambleside
  • W41227

Whitecraggs - Skiddaw Apartment

5.9

out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Garden / Patio

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

All on the ground floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and stereo/CD player.
Dining area. Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With four poster double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle 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.

Features

Cot Available - Cot

Dishwasher

Garden or Patio

Historical Property

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Rural

Washing Machine

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 8 reviews

5.9

out of 10

Value for money

5.1

Cleanliness

7

Comfort and Equipment

6.9

Location

8

Local amenities

6.6

Overall rating

5.9

KIRRAGE

  • Torbay Devon

  • Friends

6

out of 10

The apartment needed some updating and the bathroom needed immediate attention. It was very cut off from local facilities but ideal for couples who want total peace and quiet away from everything.

3 Oct 2021

Margaret

  • Sheffield

  • Couple

6

out of 10

Apartment was very dated but clean drive way was really steep

26 Sep 2021

Tina

  • Northwich

  • Family

8

out of 10

Excellent location, apartment had everything we needed as a base. Would definitely book again.

7 Sep 2021

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