Cairn How Croft

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(5 out of 5) based on 24 reviews
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Luxurious, contemporary interior with exquisite styling and detail

Enter this spacious yet cosy hideaway for two from the front and into the contemporary open plan living area with sleek stone flooring and a sumptuous sofa and armchair wrapping around the corner set wood burning stove and SMART TV.

The quality dining kitchen is wrapped in cool Caesarstone countertops with integral appliances of dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, electric oven, induction hob and microwave.

From the living area, you will find the elegant bedroom with wonderful Swaledale carpet, a superb Vispring kingsize bed dressed in quality linens, and ample wardrobe space and a dressing table.

The adjacent, luxurious bathroom has distinctive tiling, feature lighting, a deep bath to soak away the aches and pains of the day and a separate shower with an invigorating rainfall shower head.

Outside, a private illuminated terrace at the front of the property is the perfect place to sit at the end of the day and enjoy an aperitif before dinner.

Pull into the adjacent open garage to unload your car and then feel free to park there until it’s time to leave.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Garden or Outside Area
    Illuminated outside terrace – with wooden table and seating
  • Parking
    Private covered parking for one car

Retreats For

  • Luxury
  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Entrance into lounge – with corner set wood burning stove and sumptuous sofa and armchair to curl up on and watch the large SMART TV, complete with catch-up and Amazon Prime
  • Kitchen dining room – with quality units wrapped in cool Caesarstone with built in appliances of electric oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. A stylish dining table and chairs complete this sophisticated space
  • Illuminated outside terrace – with wooden table and seating
  • Kingsize bedroom – with Vispring bed dressed in quality linens
  • Luxurious bathroom – with separate rainwater shower, deep bath, basin and WC


  • Ground Floor Apartment in a quiet location above the village
  • Underfloor heating and triple glazing throughout
  • A mix of stone, tiled and carpeted flooring throughout
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi (with guests’ dedicated network)
  • Wood burning stove – fuel is available locally
  • Private seating area
  • Private covered parking for one car
  • One infant under one year of age. Sorry, no older children
  • Travel cot (no linen provided) and high chair provided
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Friday and Monday changeover
  • No Smoking, inside or outside the property
  • We warn guests with pacemakers that this property has an induction hob. Please seek advice and take care.

Location & Nearby

Architect-Designed Ground Floor Apartment Set Above the Cosmopolitan Village of Ambleside

This unique, architect-designed retreat is set in a slightly elevated position above the Lake District’s most cosmopolitan village, Ambleside. The epitome of contemporary modern living, Cairn How Croft offers sophisticated styling throughout with every thought given to ensure quality and comfort in equal measure making this a wonderful year-round getaway for couples.

Exhilarating walks, challenging cycle routes and a host of water based activities can be enjoyed right from the door, perfect for the adventure seekers among you! And for those ‘let’s do nothing’ days when you’ve run out of steam, why not while away a few hours mooching around Ambleside’s interesting gift shops, art galleries or visit The Armitt, a Museum, Gallery and Library where you can delve into the history of this most beautiful part of Lakeland.

And after a busy day, why not enjoy the wonderful range of restaurants that Ambleside and the surrounding area has to offer?

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Note: 1 x King size
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Cairn How Croft
(5 out of 5) based on 24 Reviews
On Sunday, 10 Mar 2024
Great little hideaway central in the Lakes with walking from the front door a big Plus. Thanks to the housekeepers for setting it up for our stay and thanks to the owners for creating such a relaxing property to retreat back to after long walks on the fells . Would not hesitate to return..
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
This is an incredible place to stay. Although at the top of a hill, it is very close to Ambleside centre. The view walking up the hill makes it worth it. The flat has been renovated with no expense spared. A very generous size. Felt very homely!! Would recommend to anyone
On Wednesday, 04 Oct 2023
Excellent apartment within a great location to explore the lake district. Communication was also excellent. Thank you for everything !
On Saturday, 30 Sep 2023
Beautiful accommodations with walking distance to all the shops & restaurants. Also many lovely trails you can take right in the centre of town. The locations was very private and peaceful surroundings. The bed was super comfortable with high end linens with modern furniture and kitchen. Would recommend to anyone. We rate this one 10/10 !
On Monday, 25 Sep 2023
We had a great week away at Cairn How Croft. It’s ideally situated for easy access to Ambleside. The accommodation is amazing and has everything you need. Thank you for having us.
On Monday, 18 Sep 2023
Super comfy clean modern apartment in a quiet residential area
On Monday, 28 Aug 2023
Cairn How was wonderful and suited us down to the ground. We were immediately attracted by the listing, which showed it's modern decor, facilities and its beautiful location. Very happily it didn't disappoint and was better than we dared hope. Ambleside and surroundings had much more to do than could be fitted into a rainy August week and so we'd love to return some time. When we do, I think Cairn How will be top of our list of places to stay.
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
We had a beautiful and peaceful stay at Cairn How. It is the perfext retreat in gorgeous Ambleside. We loved being able to walk everywhere and then come home to Cairn How. We look forward to visiting again!
On Monday, 03 Jul 2023
Perfect little retreat! Peaceful, relaxing and the accommodation was clean, comfortable , of a high specification with the added bonus of a deer calling in on the garden although I don't suppose the owner will be happy re loss of his shrubs!
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
Great property, good location and modern. The agent managing the property were helpful.
On Friday, 24 Feb 2023
Great location, a short walk into Ambleside. Very well designed property and ideal for a short stay.
On Friday, 17 Feb 2023
Cairn Howe Croft is a delightful place to stay in a beautiful, quiet location but with easy access to all the amenities of Ambleside. There are also wonderful walks from the door onto the fells. The apartment is extremely clean and comfortable and a lot of care has gone into creating a modern, well equipped place to enjoy whatever the weather. We could not think of anything we needed that wasn’t provided…….It more than matches the photographs. We had a wonderful week in February and were sorry to leave. Thank you. We will definitely be back !
On Friday, 13 Jan 2023
Fabulous weekend break in 5 star, super private and peaceful accommodation. Comfy bed, nice bathroom, and well appointed lounge/kitchen area. 10 min walk to town (uphill on way back). Directions wise best to type ‘Gale Rigg’ into G**gle Maps
On Friday, 16 Dec 2022
We couldn’t have been happier with our stay at Cairn How, the Airbnb was luxurious and tastefully decorated, we especially loved the heated floors! The location was perfect, it was quiet with much privacy whilst also only being a short walk into the town centre. We definitely will stay again.
On Friday, 18 Nov 2022
The apartment was in a great location and only a short walk into Ambleside! The apartment was so nicely decorated and very modern! Has everything you would need! Check in was super easy as well which was nice after a long journey up! Thank you so much for letting us stay! We hope to be back
Aby Johnson
On Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022
A beautiful apartment, cosy but with a light and airy living space and equipped with everything you need for your stay. We found the bed very comfortable. It’s close to the town, but very quiet too. The owners are lovely, we asked for a washing rack and they provided one really quickly. The best accommodation we’ve stayed at in the Lakes!
Emma Caswell
On Saturday, 08 Oct 2022
Just left the property on the 7/10/22 it was amazing, small and perfect, bottle of fizz on arrival loverly touch, everything you could think of was supplied, the attention to detail with the decor was second to none throughout, I would highly recommend and would stay here again 5 minuite walk into town but far enough away to not be in the middle of it all,
On Sunday, 18 Sep 2022
Excellent accommodation, could not fault it, it had everything. Would definitely go again n recommend this accommodation to everyone
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
We had a really nice time in Lake District. The flat made our holiday so enjoyable. It is on a quite street, but very accessible to town. We really like the layout of the flat, and all the facilities are just there and so easy to use. Should book for two weeks instead of one. We will go back next year.
On Friday, 12 Aug 2022
Lovely stay. Recommended
On Thursday, 04 Aug 2022
We had a lovely stay the standard of the accommodation was very high, the bed and sofa were so comfortable. Great location only a 10 minute walk into Ambleside. We swam every day in a different lake, enjoyed a nice bike ride to Grasmere and visited lots of beautiful places. We were spoilt for choice for good places to eat locally. We’ll definitely be back.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
I would highly recommend staying here. The apartment is so well equipped and very comfortable. you can leave the flat on foot and you have a wide range of stunning walks to choose from and shops and restaurants in walking distance. It's the perfect place to walk from and relax.
Mike Paton
On Saturday, 09 Jul 2022
We were very lucky to be the first guests at Cairn How Croft. It's the ground floor of a larger property but is fully self-enclosed and private with its own entrance. It's extremely well sound insulated and we didn't hear anything from upstairs at any point. The location is up a hill from Ambleside, less than a ten minute walk down into the village.Everything is fitted out to a very high standard and it's clear that a lot of care went in! The kitchen has everything from an induction hob to large fridge-freezer and there wasn't anything we found lacking. We almost wished for a cold day to try out the log burner but, alas, the sun shone throughout! The comfortable sofa looks out of the patio doors onto the terrace and so it would be very cosy were the rain to set in.The bed is extremely comfortable, though the two windows look out onto the owner's garden and the car port so it's hard to have natural light and privacy at the same time. The bathroom is wonderful with a very large bath, walk in shower and underfloor heating.Finally, the terrace is a real highlight. Roughly south facing, we enjoyed coffee and a book most mornings with views over towards Windermere.Up there as one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in. Thank you!
On Friday, 08 Jul 2022
Lovely modern and beautifully furnished home. You can tell it has recently been done up as everything is so spotless! The house is in walking distance from the town where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. We stayed here for 5 days and we’d definitely recommend this place to friends and family who are also looking to explore the Lakes.
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