Enjoy some alfresco dining
Kitchen/dining area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area with LED fire
Ample seating
Seperate snug room
Delightful terrace
Lots to see and do
King-size bedroom with en-suite
Tasteful decor
En-suite bathroom
King-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
King-size bedroom
Relax in style
En-suite bathroom
Explore the town
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Rossett Holme

Ambleside, Cumbria
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC48


If you are looking for easy living, a super place to stay right in the heart of the Lake District then Rossett Holme may well be for you.

Set above the shops on the well-known Compston Street in the heart of Ambleside, this super, large apartment gives you easy access to all the benefits of the village, its cafes, inns, shops and restaurants, along with a host of local nearby walks in the fells that surround the village.

Owners Paddy and Rosie have refurbished, renovated and revived their property, affording their guests every comfort and facility to help make the perfect holiday base. From the TVs in every bedroom to the two huge tanks providing endless hot water, along with the welcome pack of red and white wine, bread, butter, sugar, preserves, tea, coffee and milk they have incorporated all the mod cons needed into this fine Victorian town building.
For those wishing to enjoy a walk there are numerous walking books, laminated maps, walking sticks and drinks thermoses all thoughtfully provided.

Set on two levels, you can access the apartment from either the high street or from the rear in the quiet cu-de-sac of Millans Park, where you will find parking for one car under the raised deck – for further parking passes see inventory.

The Living Spaces

Once parked you go up the outside stairway to the rear door and into the large open plan kitchen, dining and main sitting room space.

The kitchen - dining area is fully equipped with all mod cons including a dual fuel range cooker, a small wine cooler and a cool American style fridge-freezer delivering ice on demand. Keen cook Rosie affords guests a good selection of herbs, spices and condiments, further complimenting the welcome of wine, local preserves, and the means to make a cuppa after your journey.

For dining the table is set with comfortable leather chairs under mood lighting.

From the kitchen the room opens into the sitting room area. Plump sofas along with accent walls, an LED fire, the Smart wide screen TV and well-chosen ornament each combine to provide a cosy space to gather and relax.

From the sitting room you step into the main hall. Here lies the second small snug with an L shaped sofa, TV with SKY, Wi-Fi and a Bose iPod dock, ideal for children or for those that want to take a quiet moment.

There is also a small cloak room with basin and WC and downstairs is a spacious hall with lots of room for boots coats, bits and bobs, along with the front door leading out to Compston Street.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are four bedrooms to choose from, each well furnished and with a choice of Hungarian white goose down duvets or for those that require, a set of non-allergenic manmade fibre duvets.

Bedroom one is on the first floor level. A spacious room it has a king size double, light oak furniture along with iPod dock and TV. The en-suite bathroom has bath, separate shower, basin and WC.

A short flight of stairs takes you to the upper level. Here there are two super double bedrooms, both with king sized beds and en-suite bathrooms with bath, separate shower cubicles, basin and WC, along with wide screen TVs and iPod docks.

The twin bedroom again comes with TV and iPod dock. Adjacent to this is the house shower room with shower, basin a WC.

Garden Spaces

Outside from the kitchen is the deck with table and chairs. An all-day sun trap, this is a perfect little extra to a town property, where come summer you can sit out with a cool drink before stepping out for some night life, enjoy the many restaurants and inns or even take in a movie at the renowned Zeffereliis or Fellinis cinemas.

In summation this really is the perfect chic apartment, set in one of our most popular villages. Perfect as a romantic retreat but equally suited for families who want a base at the very heart of the National Park.

Out & About

Ambleside is one of our most popular towns, set right at the heart of central Lake District. There are plenty of shops for day to day needs, along with a few galleries and plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Sheila's Cottage on The Slack is very good for the evening as is either Lucy's Wine Bar or restaurant. A must is the Apple Pie Eating House for either lunch or tea, where you can munch your way through a host of delightful sweet confections.

For entertainment and recreation you have the boats at Waterhead, where you can board a steamer for a trip on the lake, or hire rowing, sailing and low-powered motorboats and take to the water under your own steam. For a quiet or maybe rainy day, you can take in a movie at Zefferellis or Fellinis cinemas followed by a visit to their Pizzeria or Vegetarian restaurants.

There are many nearby walks around Ambleside. The Fairfield Horseshoe is a much-loved and classic walk across stunning fells, taking in the high-level circuit around the tops of the Fairfield group, the height granting wonderful views of the other mountains and lake.

Loughrigg Fell, behind Bracken Howe, is the beginning of a great day's walk that takes in Rydal Water and Grasmere. This is one of my favourite days out, easy for all, where along the way you will find perfect photo opportunities.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms - all with TV and iPod dock. 3 king-size and 1 twin
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower, and WC to each of the king-size rooms
  • Shower room with WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Smart TV with Sky channels, Blu-ray player, and iPod dock in both the lounge and the snug room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, with a further 2 parking permits for adjacent parking 
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Danielle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Claire September 2017

I just wanted to send a quick email to say how beautiful Rossett Holme was.The house was so clean, it really was perfect in every way.Michelle was extremely helpful and thank you for sorting out the slight issue of us locking ourselves out!Thank you once again.

Reviewed by Abrew August 2017

Very pleasant comfortable spacious property in the middle of Ambleside town. It is clean with 4 double bedroom and en-suite facilities. There were shops very close to the property. We enjoyed our stay and it is recommended to larger parties visiting Lake District.

Reviewed by Fishers and Parrs December 2016

Incredible property, every room fantastically appointed. Allowed us to just enjoy the pre Christmas rush and have a relaxing time. Certainly coming back.

Reviewed by The Bradburys November 2016

Fantastic property, great weather and fab company. We'll definitely be coming back!

Reviewed by Sarah and Kevin Conway October 2016

First Class, the cream of the crop. Beyond comfortable and homely. Apartment was perfect for my husbands 60th Birthday celebrations/family holiday. Spacious, beautifully furnished and ideal location. Everything we needed here, thank you.

Reviewed by The Simpson Family October 2016

A most enjoyable few days spent in an excellent and super apartment which has every amenity for a visit to the Lake District, thank you.

Reviewed by The Collins Family August 2016

Had a wonderful stay! We were celebrating our dads 60th birthday. Rossett Holme was a fantastic place to stay and we really enjoyed using Ambleside and a base to explore the Lake District.

Reviewed by Gorman/Main August 2016

Fabulous house, luxury accommodation, great location. Fantastic weather was a bonus! Lovely welcome pack, thank you.

Reviewed by Feavyour Family August 2016

Had a wonderful week- fabulous accommodation especially liked the deluxe appliances and bed linen.Wonderful Wansfell Pike walk from Ambleside to Troutbeck and back. Fabulous cafe at Elterwater although walk flooded and was impassable! Water skiing and kayaking at Low Wood- brilliant week!

Reviewed by The Murrays August 2016

Lovely stay in wonderful, comfortable home, we all wanted for nothing! Weather was an added bonus which meant we could spend a lot of time on that lovely terrace- alfresco! Thank you - all in all a 5* stay.

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Enjoy some alfresco dining
Kitchen/dining area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Lounge area with LED fire
Ample seating
Seperate snug room
Delightful terrace
Lots to see and do
King-size bedroom with en-suite
Tasteful decor
En-suite bathroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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