Hidden Gem

Guests - FROM £378
(5 out of 5) based on 54 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Park up and walk down a few steps to your home from home for the week and into a handy boot room with plenty of space for outdoor gear that also doubles as the utility room. The wooden kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook up an intimate dinner for two before snuggling up in front of the gas fireplace in the lovely lounge dining room.

The huge patio doors slide open onto the private terrace which looks out over colourful tiered gardens and towards the beautiful fells beyond. There’s a large, modern walk-in shower room, the King Size bedroom sitting just a few steps up from here. That all-important parking spot is provided but please note, it’s only suitable for a small to medium car.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    washing machine
  • Log Burner
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower


  • Fridge


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


The property has gas central heating throughout with a tile-floored kitchen and carpet elsewhere

  • Boot Room: With washing machine, freezer and space for walking boots and coats
  • Kitchen: With a wooden kitchen, fridge, electric oven and gas hob. Also has a heater
  • Lounge: Comfortable large sofa and comfortable armchair, around a gas coal burning effect stove, Smart TV, Bose Bluetooth speaker, small dining table for two with sliding patio doors onto the terrace
  • Bathroom: Large walk-in shower, WC and basin


  • Bedroom: King Size bed with fitted wardrobe
  • Reached by a small staircase


  • All gas,electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Sorry no cot or highchair are available
  • WiFi


  • Parking for 1 small/medium car only
  • Private terraced, un-enclosed garden with sunny patio area and seating
  • Sorry no pets
Location & Nearby


Hidden Gem is exactly that, a perfect romantic retreat for two providing stunning views out over Ambleside towards Loughrigg and the surrounding fell range beyond. While away the hours of a sunny afternoon on the private terrace with a good book before heading down the nearby steps which lead directly into the village for a spot of dinner or an evening stroll along the lakeshore at Waterhead.

For the adventure-seeking couple, the location couldn’t be more perfect. Walks, cycle routes and activities for all ages and abilities are literally on the doorstep whilst a host of waterborne pursuits can be enjoyed alongside, on or even in Windermere itself.

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Note: One double bed
Maximum number of adults and children is 2
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Guest feedback for Hidden Gem
(5 out of 5) based on 54 Reviews
On Friday, 10 Nov 2023
Hidden Gem is very well named ! It’s a lovely cozy apartment near the centre of Ambleside .A couple of minutes walk from the bus stops All the fixtures and fittings are first class. .We have been to several Lakeland Retreat properties and they have all been great. I would recommend people looking for 5 star accommodation in this area to deal with them….they won’t be disappointed.we will defiantly book this property again .
On Friday, 10 Nov 2023
Hidden Gem is very well named ! It’s a lovely cozy apartment near the centre of Ambleside .A couple of minutes walk from the bus stops All the fixtures and fittings are first class. .We have been to several Lakeland Retreat properties and they have all been great. I would recommend people looking for 5 star accommodation in this area to deal with them….they won’t be disappointed.we will defiantly book this property again .
On Saturday, 14 Oct 2023
Great location and lovely place to stay in Ambleside. Hidden Gem has all you need for a self catering break and it's located within easy walk of the town centre and great trails. I'd definitely stay here again. Parking is tight (it does warn you) but as long as you don't have a massive SUV there aren't any issues.
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
This was a great place for two people to stay. Felt very private and was also very close to the centre of Ambleside which made it a perfect location! Would happily stay here again
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Wonderful flat and location!
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Place was in such an incredible location, so many walks right from the door. Great restaurants and hire places near by and right by a bus stop too. Would stay again if we are ever this side of the world again
On Friday, 08 Sep 2023
This accommodation was just perfect, felt very cosy and homely.Loved the outside seating area. The location in centre of town is great , once we parked up we didn’t need to drive again, we either got the bus or did local walks around Ambleside and shops and restraunts on your doorstep.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
Hidden Gem is a great cosy hideaway in Ambleside. Great views from terrace & lounge, perfect location for walking from the apartment to the fells & Ambleside. Ambleside is a few minutes down the convenient steps taking u right into middle of town. A real bonus. Very clean, cosy & comfortable, we hope to return. Thank you.
On Wednesday, 16 Aug 2023
We loved this secluded little pad, in town but above the throng. It's comfortable and has a great advantage - a west-facing terrace with views to the fells. Its a great spot for walking and we did all 5 of the leisure walks in the guide leaflets provided, directly from the flat. Then we went higher - up to some Pikes with no need to drive at all. The town has some good things too - concerts, jazz nights and cinemas.
On Saturday, 29 Jul 2023
Lovely accommodation, looks like the pictures and even more spacious when we arrived! We loved the warm welcome and cosines of the property. The location is perfect for accessing the town centre with lots of shops and restaurants nearby! We also really enjoyed evenings on the patio with wonderful views of the mountains. Thank you!
On Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
Lovely place, has great views with the lakes right on your doorstep
On Friday, 14 Apr 2023
Great little apartment right in the heart of Ambleside. Had everything we needed for our stay, the boot room was particularly useful given the weather we had.
On Friday, 17 Mar 2023
We had a lovely stay, the accommodation was brilliant with an excellent view!
On Friday, 17 Mar 2023
enjoyed our stay! beautiful views and a super non-contact check in
On Monday, 13 Mar 2023
Great location. Property had everything one needed. Boot room was a bonus as weather was wet and occasional snow fall. Would recommend to anyone who is thinking of booking the hidden gem. Would definitely return.
On Friday, 10 Mar 2023
Lovely and cosy. Very comfy bed. Great shower. Very handy for town. Would stay again. A wee lamp in the sitting room would be nice x
On Friday, 03 Mar 2023
fantastic host, great communications, brilliant location. highly recommended
On Monday, 13 Feb 2023
Amazing location and property with the little details to make you feel welcome as soon as you step into the door! As others have mentioned, parking can be quite tight but that’s to be expected with the central and great location of the property. It was also a little hard for us to find it the first time we arrived but I guess that’s why it’s called the hidden gem! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend this property and the host to anyone looking for a place in Ambleside or the Lake District as a whole!
On Friday, 10 Feb 2023
Hidden gem was a beautiful little cottage and as the name implies is a hidden a gem. So peaceful and tranquil and had everything we needed for the week. It was supper clean and comfortable and felt like a home-from-home. I’d definitely return. Walking distance to all the shop and restaurants and the bus stop where you can get the bus to Keswick etc and the pier where you can get the boat to bowness. Perfect location. Cannot fault it! Instructions were very clear and had no issues whatsoever with finding it and the stay itself. Perfect!!
Karen & Adrian
On Friday, 06 Jan 2023
A very cosy apartment with a great central location. The views from the patio were lovely. It had a great bathroom & brilliant large shower. The kitchen was supplied with everything you may need. The gas fire was a lovely addition. Parking is an issue. The spaces are extremely small & we were advised to come in a small car. Unfortunately other guests did not & turned up in Large Range Rovers & 4 x4's. One morning we were unable to access our Ford Fiesta as the vehicles either side had parked so close due to their size. Having a small car really needs to be emphasised when booking. We enjoyed a lovely New Year break. Karen & Adrian Coggins
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
Beautiful cosy spot, amazingly located in the centre of Ambleside. Beautiful views. Perfect for a couple’s walking holiday.
On Saturday, 17 Sep 2022
Great location, has all you need and the balcony overlooking the town is lovely - price was also very reasonable for the location. like many older buildings the sound proofing is pretty poor - no issues when we stayed due to quiet neighbours but could hear their every move!
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
We (my wife, 2yo and myself) stayed at the property for 10 days during August and our experience was excellent! As also stated in other reviews the location is perfect - central to all amenities of Ambleside (shops, cafès, restaurants), to parks (useful for when you need to entertain kids), and to many hikes with different degree of effort. The flat itself is a cosy space with a great view from the terrace where we relaxed after a full day of hiking. It is clean and very well equipped, no issues at all. The parking space is a bit tight as indicated in the description and other reviews, however should not be an issue if you are in a small / medium car - I drove a Peugeot 3008 and did fine with a bit of manoeuvring. Wouldn't try with anything bigger though. Really enjoyed our stay, 0 issues and definitely recommend it.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
We had a lovely time, great location, house was lovely. We'd definitely stay again.
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
Very comfortable cottage with all necessities, had a perfectly good stay. Nice living room, bed and pillows were very comfortable, good quality China and kitchen items provided. Excellent central location, very quick access down to the shops. A few very minor points: alley to car parking space is very narrow and was obstructed by a bigger car parked in the first space so we had to park out on the street. Wi-Fi access is very intermittent, we managed to use Netflix one evening with it never working again for us, but couldn’t work out why. Steps down to the street are very steep and often littered with broken glass so something to be aware of.
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
Had a great stay in this well appointed apartment. We were very lucky with the weather, so got to enjoy the wee terrace in the evenings, as it gets full sun. As per previous reviews, it’s in a great location with a small car parking space, a large car will struggle to fit. The boot room is great for leaving all your walking gear in, & there are both indoor & outdoor drying facilities if you use the washing machine. I hope to return in the future!
On Friday, 01 Jul 2022
Great location, centre of Ambleside and easy to get to anywhere else in the Lake District. Flat was very comfortable with a great view and a decent kitchen, will visit again.
On Saturday, 18 Jun 2022
Very enjoyable stay, perfect location within easy walking of all restaurants in Ambleside. In the evening sitting out on the patio with a glass of wine, enjoying the views made a perfect end to the day.
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
Really lovely place, great views, very comfortable, very quick access to the town but still nicely tucked away. Parking is tight, so I'd avoid driving here in anything bigger than a Ford focus! Great stay in Ambleside.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
The view from the terrace was amazing. Good shower pressure. Super clean. Well equipped. Every thing was excellent except it was a bit difficult to find the place. But we were very happy with our stay and would love to stay there again.
Mags wilson
On Saturday, 30 Apr 2022
Had a loveley week here great apartment with fantastic views would definitely recommend and hope to return soon
On Tuesday, 19 Apr 2022
Really lovely area to stay in. Perfect location for people visiting the lakes and surrounding places!
On Saturday, 09 Apr 2022
A beautifully located and appointed flat. Surprisingly quiet and rural feeling, despite being in the heart of the town, 5mins walk or less from excellent shops, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and the main bus stop. Stunning views across the town to the open hills plus pedestrian access to walks and longer hikes in all directions. It is on a hillside so be prepared for a steep climb home at the end of each outing, but the views from the patio and lounge make it well worth the climb.
On Friday, 25 Mar 2022
Great location with lovely views, short walk to restaurants and shops. Has everything you could need for your stay, warm and cosy and easy check in. The washing machine and boot room was especially useful
On Friday, 11 Feb 2022
This is a perfect little apartment in the heart of (but well above) Ambleside. It's warm and cosy, so if you're crazy enough to go to the Lakes in February then you can dry all your wet things in the boot room and use the washing machine (detergent provided) whenever you need. Absolutely everything is provided, from the welcome pack of prosecco, hot chocolate, milk etc, to handwash, shampoo, towels and tv with great sound, netflix etc. We loved coming back to this little oasis after a wet walk, and even sat on the terrace a few times, admiring the views.
On Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022
Great place to stay in Ambleside will definitely recommend. Parking is a bit tight if other cars are in the carpark but it's still accessible.
On Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
Great apartment with the best views we have had from any accommodation. Perfect location, roomy space, the boot room is a massive plus. The outside space is bigger than it looks too.
On Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
I really enjoyed my stay for the week. Ideal location and the view from the kitchen and living room was beautiful. Perfect just for me.
On Tuesday, 04 Jan 2022
This is a lovely little apartment overlooking ambleside and perfect for 2. You can be in lovely restaurants in minutes and out on fabulous walks straight from the door. We loved the boot room entrance - made our life much easier. Everything was immaculately clean and when there was a problem it was fixed immediately. Really reassuring to know. Thanks for your hospitality
On Saturday, 04 Dec 2021
Stunning views & a location which puts you right on top of Ambleside. Easy walking distance for all your amenities etc. and was cosy & clean.
On Monday, 15 Nov 2021
A lovely 'bolt hole' for a couple's getaway. Excellent location within a short walk of all the local amenities and some excellent fell walks direct from the front door.
On Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
We had a wonderful stay in Ambleside. The location of this property is perfect, we managed to walk to everywhere we wanted to visit. The boot room was great as we did get caught in the rain one day!
On Monday, 25 Oct 2021
Great location, close to centre of Ambleside, yet in a really quiet location above the main road. Superb view from the main room in the property. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and well fitted. There's a useful drying room in the entrance to the property. Highly recommended, I would definitely stay there again.
On Saturday, 16 Oct 2021
Fabulous accommodation in an excellent location!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
A really cute little apartment in the most stunning location. had everything we needed and we did do several days of cooking at home. lovely terrace to watch the sunset.
On Saturday, 02 Oct 2021
Lovely little apartment in a fabulous location. Weather wasn't great but we did manage to sit out on the terrace a couple of times and enjoy the beautiful view. Really appreciated the welcome gifts, very nice touch. Will echo other people's comments about the car parking, could be difficult if the other parking spaces were occupied, thankfully for us there was only one other car.
On Tuesday, 03 Aug 2021
This was a great place to stay! Right in the heart of Ambleside but tucked away so that it felt perfect for a couples’ stay! The views from the living room and outside terrace were spectacular!
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
You couldn’t give this apartment a more appropriate name! It really is in a secret position just off the high street, but so convenient to access everything that is on your doorstep. The accommodation was appointed to a very high standard with quality fixtures and fitting, but best of all was the lovely South west facing patio that we enjoyed late into the evening.
Terry Murray
On Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
Highly recommended. The apartment is ideally located has everything you need including a very handy parking space. The place was spotless on our arrival and the terrace was a lovely spot to have breakfast or drink in the evening. 5/5
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
This is a lovely, clean and comfortable apartment in the centre of town with all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay. The terrace is very relaxing (in good weather ) and the bed is very comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
This property couldn't have been better situated. Very near to all the shops and restaurants. Lovely views of the surrounding hills. Exceptionally clean and well appointed. Lovely touch to have a few treats left for us. The property has a parking space along a really narrow road. Could be a problem if you have a larger car.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Hidden Gem was the loveliest apartment for a couple in the perfect location! Near to the centre of Ambleside and all the creature comforts, yet right on the doorstep of the Lakes. Flat was very clean and the surprise additions were a lovely and appreciated touch. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Great find in Ambleside, cozy but perfect for a couple for a few days stay and had everything we needed. Everything was spotlessly clean and check-in and out was smooth with clear instructions provided beforehand. The flat is located above the Main Street in Ambleside with easy access to walk down via some steps, which was super convenient - no need to drive to pubs, supermarket etc. Getting in and out of the car park at the flat was a bit challenging when it was full so wouldn’t recommend bringing a large car. Ambleside is a great base for exploring the Lake District and we would happily stay at Hidden Cottage again.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
A very clean, thought out, stylish apartment which had lovely finishing touches, appliances and everything you needed to make it feel like a home from home. We particularly enjoyed sitting out on the terrace, at a evening, looking at the views and wildlife. Location was great - very close to town and walking routes.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Hidden gem was an amazing get away. Beautiful views and equipped with everything you need. In a great spot with easy road links and good restaurants around
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