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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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John P
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Struck lucky!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

When I booked the Buttermere Apartment in Ambleside its description read very well. When we first entered the apartment we were blown away by how beautiful it was, It has to be by far the best rental we have ever rented across the UK in over 20 years. It was extremely well appointed, immaculately clean, and ample's of space for all the food, clothes etc. you take with you. The bathroom is an outstanding feature within the apartment. Very big, with options of a bath or shower. Considering the weekly cost, we struck lucky. We will certainly be using the renting the apartment again, and would highly recommend it to all our friends. If I had to change anything about the apartment I would use slightly brighter bulbs in the lounge. A very minor point when considering how beautiful the apartment is all round.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: The layout, cleanliness and how well appointed the apartment is.
Liked least: The king size bed and very big bathroom.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Sydbunyip
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was a very comfortable, clean, cosy and attractive apartment, centrally located close to Ambleside shops. Kitchen and other amenities were excellent. The bed was very comfortable, the shower had good temperature and pressure. There were lots of nice touches and clearly much thought has gone into planning eg a useful manual setting out how appliances work, good reading matter etc

Helen and Richard were easy to communicate with and very helpful. I asked lots of questions beforehand, and always received a quick and detailed response.

The apartment is up one flight of stairs, which might present a problem for some. For us it was a relief as we've recently been staying in quite a few places three or more flights up!

This was an ideal base for walking, driving and generally exploring the area, with all the convenience of a central location. We heartily recommend Buttermere.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chris W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The apartment was fantastic, clean and well equipped. Everything you needed was supplied to make your stay comfortable - even cookies, ground coffee and milk. I parked my car as directed and it stayed there until I had to leave and return home. The apartment is located a 5 minute walk into Ambleside centre which boasts a great selection of pubs and restaurants. There are great bus links to central lakes, Keswick and Kendal - buy the Central lakes or explorer tickets for best value. If you are partial to a pint (or two) of real ale a two minute walk to The Golden Rule is a must.

I have been to Ambleside at least once per year for 8+ years. I have always stayed at a B&B, which have always been excellent, however a self catering apartment offers that flexibility of doing your own thing. Having breakfast at my time (not by 9am!!) is great because it is at your pace and different to the day to day work/life routines. One of my passions is cooking so did most of my own meals, however if you didn't want to there are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Cleanliness and well equipped
Liked least: No clock - minor detail
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Dawn119
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely”
Reviewed 13 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We booked this apartment after reading other reviews on Trip advisor and were definitely not disappointed. We had a lovely weekend despite the awful weather.

The apartment is centrally located for Ambleside, so we hardly had to move the car whilst we were there. The allocated parking space is really good as it is right outside the property and is generous enough for even a large car.

The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and furnished and laid out beautifully. There were tea, coffee, biscuits and milk when we arrived which was a lovely surprise and not expected at all, but which we thought was a lovely touch.

Also the apartment had a great selection of books, DVD,s games and information leaflets which was really useful.

I really don't want to write this review, as I don't want the apartment to be booked up when we want to visit again, but think it's only fair to give it the credit it deserves.

Date of stay: January 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chafinch
Little Compton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Warm and cosy home from home .”
Reviewed 8 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

A very good base for our first visit to the Lakes in Febuary . The flat is warm and cosy to return to after a day out exploring the lakes and Tarns .
The Apartment is exceptionly well equipped and close to the centre of Ambleside . Spotlessly clean we would highly recommended staying here .

Date of stay: February 2014
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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