Guests - FROM £812
(5 out of 5) based on 38 reviews
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Steps up to the front door here at Parkwood lead into a spacious, open plan living area with contemporary, well-fitted kitchen wrapped in cool granite worktops with excellent appliances of dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. A formal dining area flows through to the comfortable lounge area with deep-cushioned leather sofas arranged around the local slate fireplace with electric fire, TV with BT TV and DVD. Patio doors lead directly out onto the balcony with table and chairs and views across the valley to Loughrigg. There’s a handy utility porch to the rear with a backdoor to the garden. N.B. The rear entrance to Parkwood has a gentle slope and just two steps. Parkwood has been sympathetically renovated with solar panels, harnessing sustainable energy to power the property.

Parkwood has four good bedrooms, a twin sitting a few steps up from the lounge offering a good degree of privacy from the rest of the house. The other three bedrooms, a kingsize, a double and a single sit at the other end of the house. There are two excellent bathrooms, one with a shower over a deep bath, the other with a large shower cubicle, both with basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside, the lovely sunny balcony/patio off the lounge has a table and chairs and a second patio sits at the side of the house providing a little more privacy and shade by way of tall shrubs and hedges. There is ample off-road parking for up to three cars and access to the garage for storing bikes, kayaks and other outdoor gear. A convenient outside tap & hose is perfect for washing muddy paws and boots after a day on the fells.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Bike Storage

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    only 1 dog welcome
  • High Chair
Layout & Access

All on the ground floor

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Kingsize bedroom
  • Bedroom 3: Single bedroom
  • Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with TV (a few steps up from the living area)
  • Bathroom 1: Shower over bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Bathroom 2: Shower cubicle, basin, WC and heated towel rail

Property Features

  • WiFi
  • Only one pet welcome – not in bedroom areas, please
  • iPod docking station
  • Telephone
  • Private parking for up to three cars
  • All bedding and towels provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Gas central heating
Location & Nearby


Parkwood is a superb example of a modern-day, self-catering retreat, perfectly placed in a quiet, residential backwater of popular Ambleside. Gently elevated above the village and delightfully detached, this split-level bungalow occupies a sunny, corner plot and offers stylish, comfortable accommodation for a larger party of friends and family. There is a sunny patio directly off the lounge, just the spot for enjoying your morning cuppa whilst taking in the lovely views across the village to Loughrigg beyond.

A ten-minute walk downhill brings you to the shores of Lake Windermere where you can enjoy a leisurely cruise on Windermere Lake Cruises’ latest vessel, MV Swift and take in the glorious views of the surrounding fell range. Ambleside itself has a great selection of indoor and outdoor attractions to suit our typical Lakeland climate and caters well for holidaymakers offering a great selection of supermarkets, local butchers, and bakers as well as an eclectic mix of tea rooms, bars, and restaurants to sample during the day and through to the evening.

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Note: 1 king 1 double 1 single 1 twin
Maximum number of adults and children is 7
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Guest feedback for Parkwood
(5 out of 5) based on 38 Reviews
On Friday, 31 May 2024
Lovely well equiped house in a fab location. Everyone liked their rooms and the comfy beds. The kitchen and bathrooms were really clean and tidy. We enjoyed some great walks despite the not so great weather. We would definitely return!
On Friday, 24 May 2024
Beautiful place to stay, had everything you need , plenty of kitchen equipment. Lovely bathrooms and kitchen, really nice seating area at the front of the house. Peaceful location all you can hear is the birds. Will definitely be back
On Monday, 08 Apr 2024
The property was very clean, and had every facility you could possibly need. Would definitely recommend
On Sunday, 31 Mar 2024
Our second visit to Parkside and it was just as comfortable as we remembered.. Very clean and well equipped for our multi-generational family group. Excellent walks directly from the house and only 15 minutes to Wateredge Inn for a drink with fantastic views over the Lake. Appreciated parking space for 3 cars. Will be back next time we holiday in Ambleside. Thank you!
On Monday, 11 Mar 2024
This is our third or fourth stay at Parkwood. Great location, spotless, well equipped, beautiful views, great for six people as so spacious. Thoughtful welcome gift. Thank you Lakeland Retreats as always. We will be back. X
On Monday, 12 Feb 2024
We had a fabulous 4 night stay. We regularly visit Ambleside and we all agreed that this is our favourite dog-friendly location. We adored it. We will definitely book again!
On Saturday, 06 Jan 2024
This property is in a lovely quiet part of Ambleside and the walks that are accessible from here are great. it is so well equipped and maintained by the owners and has a real homely feel, everything was so lovely and clean and fresh when we arrived, and it was great that we received a call to say the property was ready for us. we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend this property, and hopefully we will be back to stay here again.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
We really enjoyed our stay in Ambleside, the accommodation was well equipped, communication was good and the place was particularly well cleaned and maintained. Ambleside is a great balance, we thought, as lots of places in the Lake District can be really busy but we found our stay (during the summer holidays) to have a good atmosphere without being rammed. Restaurants and pubs were good and quality days out near by.
On Thursday, 20 Jul 2023
Michelle was amazing, we stayed for a special family birthday and she had gone the extra mile with a special surprise on our arrival, and an all important pint of milk in the fridge. House was great for our family and we had an amazing time, along with lots of recommendations from her visitor book. Our boys said they loved it more than other places we haved stayed! Thank you for letting us stay, and making our weekend really special
On Thursday, 26 Jan 2023
Wonderful place would highly recommend and would definitely use again ! Always easy
On Friday, 23 Dec 2022
Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Everything you could need for an extended stay. Would definitely stay here again.
On Wednesday, 23 Nov 2022
We had a fantastic stay at Michelle’s place. The location is ideal, both in terms of being central to the Lake District, and only a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. The house is lovely, matching the photos and description. It’s big enough for several people, with good sized bedrooms, albeit the doubles are a bit of a squeeze for a travel cot, but we made it work. There’s also plenty of space for parking off the road, which is useful.
On Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Has everything you need. Lovely new kitchen. Bit of a hill walk but lovely area. Would stay again.
On Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022
Tremendous location, really welcoming and homely feel, Michelle was great, looking forward to next year !
On Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022
Would definitely use again. Very comfortable.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
Fantastic accommodation, great location, it's literally a 5 min walk to the town center, and again a 5 min walk to the edge of Lake Windermere, very quiet lovely area that the bungalow is situated, you can take a walk up Wansfell pike which is 1.2 miles from the bungalow to the trig point and makes for a lovely, 3.3 mile loop if coming back down and past ghyll force waterfalls and through Ambleside, I can't recommend enough for anyone wanting a peaceful stay in the lakes.
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
Great property, lovely location. Good size and outdoor space available.
Emma Benson
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
Myself and my family, 5 adults, 2 children and 1 little dog had a wonderful time in this beautiful property. It was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. It was the prefect base for visiting Lake Windermere and beyond. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the beautiful Lake District.
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
Nice place in good location. Good amenities but no coffee or tea provided so make sure to bring your own.
Joy Harrison
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
Lovely place to stay. Very pleased with this holiday home. Very clean, well equipped, well maintained and cared for.We have just spent 11nights at Parkwood with our family and Parker dog. We would most certainly book again, loved it.First time we have booked through Rural Retreats and very happy with the service received.
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Great clean place to stay for our family
On Tuesday, 03 May 2022
Beds comfortable. Lots of seating options in the living room. Water pressure brilliant. Lots of shops and restaurants conveniently close by.
On Saturday, 30 Apr 2022
This is a lovely house in a fab location. We did a number of walks from the house. We also walked to the pier on Windermere and took a boat trip. The house has everything you need for a great stay including a box of toys and children books that our grandchildren enjoyed playing with. The enclosed terrace off of the sitting room was nice to use and a real suntrap as was the whole sitting room.
On Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
Beautiful & excellent value for money in an ideal location! Bungalow is well equipped, great for walks and ideally located to explore!
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
Gem of a place, brilliant for a base to explore the local area. Everything you need is available and the lovely town of Ambleside at your doorstep. Definitely recommend.
On Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022
Great place to stay, central location in Ambleside with parking, very well stocked kitchen, and thoughtful touches added. Comfortable, roomy and clean. Ideal for families.
On Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022
Fabulous bungalow very convenient for Ambleside. On a residential estate with parking for 3 cars. Lovely open plan lounge kitchen n dining. Two nice bathrooms and bedrooms sleeps 7 in total. Kitchen is very well equipped. Tescos also delver to the property. If you have mobility issues just be warned there are a few hills up to the property. We had a great stay !! Would recommend
On Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
Lovely property fantastically situated for Ambleside. Very well equipped and spacious with great facilities. Only a 10 minute walk from the centre of Ambleside and a short drive to Bowness-on-Windermere. Would highly recommend and would have no hesitation to use again.
On Thursday, 30 Dec 2021
Superb place. Big spacious and well catered for. Good communication and overall enjoyable experience. I highly recommend
On Saturday, 20 Nov 2021
Thoroughly enjoyable week. Lovely spacious accommodation and an ideal base for a week in The Lakes. Short walk in to Ambleside, slightly hilly on the return but manageable . Quiet location. Comfortable and well equipped house. We would definitely return to this property and recommend it to others.
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
Lovely place - clean, spacious and well located
On Friday, 22 Oct 2021
Lovely house - well appointed and spotlessly clean. Good for a group of six or seven.
On Saturday, 16 Oct 2021
A perfect house for a multi-generational celebration. The open plan living space, with comfy sofas, a large dining table & well equipped kitchen works really well. Enough parking space for 3 cars.
Robert Bamford
On Saturday, 25 Sep 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at Parkwood. It is the cleanest and best equipped accommodation we have ever stayed in. We will definitely be staying here again.
On Friday, 17 Sep 2021
deal quiet location for us and our friends to meet up with children and a dog. Well kitted out and the beds are very comfy. Easy quick access to town centre and walks from the front door. Would happily stay again if we needed a large place to stay again.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Parkwood is in a great location in the lake district. The accommodation was home from home. Very clean and everything was there that you could possibly need.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
A beautiful place in very nice area of the Lake District. Cozy sofas, warm fireplace, clean and comfortable beds. We enjoyed our stay here very much. The kitchen is very well equipped and is perfect for cooking a meal with your loved ones.
On Thursday, 20 May 2021
We have had a wonderful stay at Parkwood and will be sorry to be leaving tomorrow and just couldn’t resist booking it again. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Lakeland Retreats as the property was spotless and we felt so safe and well looked after. It makes such a difference and one of the many reasons why we return.
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