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2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Apartment in Ambleside
Lovely apartment in Ambleside, with on site parking in a village location and close to shops. Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays.
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Our self-catering holiday apartment is situated above the Rockshop, our family run business, in the centre of Ambleside and only a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere. It is next to Stockgyhll Beck, the mountain stream which flows through the village. An abundance of walks can be taken straight from the door and there are a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and a cinema/jazz bar right on the doorstep. Furnished to a very high standard, the accommodation sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms, a double (kingsize bed) and a twin. There is a utility room with a washer, dryer, 2nd fridge and bike storage hooks. The living area has a TV with Sky TV, DVD player and a Bose sounddock. The roof terrace is accessed from here. The well-equipped kitchen includes a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, double oven, hob, microwave and a Nespresso coffee machine with coffee pods provided. Free pass available to use the pool and spa facilities at the 4* Ambleside Salutation hotel which is situated next door. All towels and bedlinen are included. The property is managed by our Rockshop staff who are on hand (during opening hours) should you require any help during your stay. Free Wifi is included. Sorry but we don’t accept pets.
Our Favourite Place to Stay
By JANE & DAVE on 11-Oct-2019
This was our sixth 'October' stay at the Rock Shop flat and once again we had a wonderful time. We have already booked to return again in October 2020.
The apartment is just perfect. It is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, well equipped and very cosy. It is ideally situated, with plenty of shop, pubs and lovely restaurants close by. There are also beautiful walks direct from the doorstep and just a short walk to Waterhead Pier, where you can catch steamers to Bowness. The new balcony is also an added bonus, with splendid views. Joanne always leaves welcoming goodies, which is so thoughtful.
Perfect Lakes Apartment
By Jean on 12-Aug-2019
We love the Rock Shop flat for its proximity to the park, endless choice of walks from the door, shops, restaurants and cinema so that whatever the weather there is a huge choice of things to do.
We've had several holidays in this beautiful, very well equipped apartment and each time have found something new to delight us.
This year we discovered the newly built amazing glass balcony and spacious utility room with storage for bikes which is also a very useful drying area and boot room.
Sitting outside for breakfast on the balcony or reading in the sun with the sound of the beck in the background was wonderful.
We also enjoyed a complimentary swim and use of the outdoor hot tub at the next door hotel - another new addition to the treats in store at the Rock Shop flat ..... oh and newly installed SKY Q too. What more could anyone want?
All you need in the Lakes
By Chris on 05-Jul-2019
The apartment is really home from home with modern facilities, which are beautifully furnished right in the centre of Ambleside. It now has an amazing outdoor balcony with great views so you can eat and drink al fresco as well.
Rock shop flat Ambleside
By Ann George Montgomery on 17-Jun-2019
We have stayed at seven flats & houses in Ambleside in the past
But this is by far the BEST in Ambleside the lovely ,flat has everything
You need, From a fab position overlooking the stream from the beautiful glass roof terrace to the the amazing sitting room and open plan kitchen ,
Which has everything you could ever need ,
There is a great laundry room with washer&dryer and a place for wet clothes to be hung.There is also sky TV
And a big thanks to Joann the owner for the lovely bottle of wine ,fruit and
Biscuits and some essential to get you started .we have already booked for next year .
Thanks again Joann for a fab stay at your flat
By Helen And Simon on 07-Jun-2019
Lovely apartment in the centre of Ambleside. Great facilities including a utility/drying room, Fantastic balcony with a pretty view of the village. Has all the facilities you need, very well furnished with attention to detail. Highly recommended.
Fabulous apartment in the centre of ambleside
By Chris on 01-Apr-2019
We have stayed here once or twice a year. Home from home with parking. A bonus in Ambleside. Lovely new balcony overlooking stock Ghyll. Highly recommended.
By Margaret Greaves on 08-Oct-2018
Just got.back from our 10th stay in the Rock Shop Flat.So cosy and well equipped and in a great position in the centre of Ambleside.Can’t wait to go again and test out the new roof terrace.Great idea building a bike store!
Fantastic, well equipped apartment
By Jon B on 21-Jun-2017
We were recommended to stay here by friends who have stayed many times. We were not disappointed. The apartment is clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a fabulous location right in the centre of Ambleside. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and will definitely be going again.
A hidden gem
By Sarah R on 13-Apr-2016
Date of Stay
8 Apr 2016
Helpful votes: 1/0
The most loveliest apartment I have ever stayed in. A lovely welcome gift was left for us. We can not wait to stay again. From the moment I walked in I didn't want to leave. The lounge is so lovely with the windows open listening g to the water, perfect whilst having a cup of tea in the morning and a glass of wine at night. I would recommend lots of the pubs, cafes as all has great service, food and drinks. Thank you Joanne for a perfect break away from it all.
Clean, modern, spacious and in great location.
By Peter H on 06-Feb-2016
the morning after our first night in the apartment we decided we simply couldnt fault it. It has everything you need for a more than comfortable stay. Bright and spacious, clean and modern, comfy beds, good shower and bath, also dont be put off by the fact that it is above a shop. First of all, you have your own parking space and entrance, the apartment has been soundproofed well so you wont hear a thing from downstairs, and with the clever positioning of the windows and outside seating area in the apartment, it feels completely private. Location is superb too for central ambleside, everything is within a short walk's reach.
By Lucy on 03-Dec-2014
What an amazingly wonderful flat. I can honestly say that this was one of the most peaceful, relaxing breaks that I've had in many years. Superb facilities, extremely helpful welcome set amongst the backdrop of such a wonderful location. We'll be back... subject to availability of course. I can honestly say that I'd swap this flat for my own home anytime.
By Davina on 19-Sep-2014
My husband and I stayed in this fabulous apartment for 3 nights in September. On arrival we were greeted by Elizabeth from the Rock Shop who was very helpful and friendly and showed us around the apartment. The apartment is beautifully decorated, extremely clean and comfortable and incredibly well equipped. A welcome pack of biscuits, wine and milk was much appreciated. This was our first visit but definitely won't be our last, we absolutely loved it. Thank you so much. Davina and Phil
By Trazza1 on 19-Jul-2014
Another fantastic week spent in this fantastic flat with my husband and son. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated. Flat was spotless with a few new bits and pieces this year. Centrally located in the centre of Ambleside and parking space just outside. Sits within easy walking distance of many good places to eat such as the salutation hotel, unicorn inn and Dodds restaurant. Look forward to returning to the flat at some time in the future. Also met the owner which was nice to put a face to a name. Thanks again Joanne
By Jac on 15-Jun-2014
By far the best self catering flat we have stayed in, everything was perfect, so good to have a lovely place to sit and relax in after a day out. The weather was mixed but able to sit on the balcony enjoying the sounds of the beck while reading.Will be telling our friends about this lovely flat we stayed in, in Ambleside.Everyone was so friendly from Joanne,when we made the booking to the staff in the shop. Thanks to you all Jackie & Michael
By Sarah on 17-Apr-2014
I stayed here with my husband and teenage daughter for a 5 day break. The flat was immaculate and far exceeded our expectations. Quality furnishings and complimentary extras were much appreciated! Great location. We were able to leave the car, walked Wansfell Pike and visited the local restaurants and cinema. Enjoyed the dvds that were available. Interesting noises from the dinosaurs during the day when the shop was open - we found hilarious! My only gripe is the wifi was poor and made buying some tickets online a little frustrating. A wonderful break was had by all in this comfortable flat. Highly recommended!
Rock Shop Apartment
By Terri on 29-Mar-2014
My husband and I have just spent four days in the wonderful Rock Shop apartment. There is nothing you could fault and the standard is of the highest we have ever found in self catering. The staff in the shop below extremely friendly and helpful, A wonderful place to stay would recommend to anyone - thank you Joanne Kind regards Keith & Terri
By Shulu on 28-Feb-2014
28 Feb 2014
What a great apartment. Central location, with it's own parking space. We arrived to a welcome pack of milk; biscuits; fruit and a bottle of wine, which was lovely. The apartment is spacious; bright and clean. It has all the mod cons you need, including an espresso machine, although it's only a minute walk to the nearest coffee shop. Despite it's proximity to town, the apartment is very private due to the clever use of skylights, and the main windows facing the river. It has it's own balcony which would be lovely in the warmer months. We stay 4 or 5 times a year in Ambleside and this is definitely one of the best places we've stayed in. Great place, really good value for money.
By Riverside on 15-Feb-2014
Ideally situated in a quiet area but central to shops, buses, rest: etc. On arrival we found the Apt clean and warm with a bottle wine/fruit/bread and milk waiting for us. The Owners support, from the Rock shop was excellent. We were walkers and as such did not use the car all week which was left alongside the Rock shop, off road. We will be recommending this to friends and be returning later in the year. Not for the infirm as stairs up to the Apt