Beautiful, Lakeland House Offering Superb Facilities for The Larger Party

Located at the North end of the popular Lakeland village, Far Nook lies up a private driveway set well back from Rydal Road enjoying a super convenient location for exploring all that popular Ambleside has to offer. Far Nook has retained many of its characterful, original features including impressive cornicing and parquet flooring, a beautiful staircase, and Arts and Craft fireplaces; all seamlessly married with modern-day comfort and quality.

This really is a place to gather your friends and family and enjoy some precious time together; whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary or simply here for your annual family holiday, Far Nook is a wonderful venue with ample entertaining space for such a trip. There’s a good ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms, each room thoughtfully presented with excellent beds dressed with quality linens to ensure that every member of your group feels thoroughly pampered. No doubt much time will be spent in the wonderfully designed, social kitchen dining area with modern bi-fold doors opening up onto the large terrace and colourful gardens that envelop the house, perfect for a summer BBQ or evening soiree.

A five minute, level stroll brings you into bustling Ambleside where you’ll find a host of eateries, shops and bars as well as a varied selection of activities for all ages. Walks are plentiful, right from the door; enjoy a gentle amble to Rydal Water and explore the fascinating caves and on to glorious Grasmere and pick up a slice of world-famous Gingerbread to enjoy with a well earned cuppa back at base.


Spacious Living and Dining Areas and Large Colourful Gardens

From the car park, enter Far Nook from the side through a small porch area with hanging and boot space and into a sunny snug. Beyond here lies the main hallway with original staircase and parquet flooring. If you need some quiet space to work during your holiday, head to the home office tucked off the hallway. The utility houses the washer and dryer and has a handy cloakroom beyond with WC and there’s a good-sized boot room for all your outdoor equipment – a fridge freezer is also in here.

Choose from two beautiful lounge rooms to relax in, one with a wood-burning stove and the other with an electric flame effect heater as well as a Smart TV with a Netflix subscription. There is a delightful ground floor kingsize bedroom with TV and an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower.

Now through to the glorious social space that is the kitchen/diner – the kitchen offers an excellent array of equipment including a huge range cooker with electric ovens and 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, large fridge and dishwasher. The dining table is plenty big enough for all of your party and we’re sure that every opportunity will be taken to open the bi-fold doors and let the outside in.

Moving upstairs to the first floor, you’ll find three spacious and comfortable bedrooms, each prettily decorated, the twin and kingsize each with en-suite shower facilities room whilst the double bedroom at the front of the house sits opposite the house bathroom.

Outside, the large, colourful gardens are a mix of lawn and patio areas with strategically placed table and chairs. There’s off-road, private parking for three cars in the car park to the front with further parking available for another two vehicles on the driveway.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance porch with hanging space and boot storage
  • Sunroom with comfy seating overlooking the front of the house
  • TV Lounge at the front of the house with parquet flooring, electric flame effect stove, window seating and Smart TV
  • Home office and separate boot room
  • 2nd Lounge with wood burning stove, parquet flooring and garden outlook
  • Spacious dining kitchen with bi-fold doors opening out onto the terrace and garden. Appliances include large range oven and 5 ring has hob,  large fridge and dishwasher. Additional fridge/freezer in boot room
  • Rear utility with washer and dryer and cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom with colour TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom to the front of the house with built in furnishings
  • Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, seating and garden view
  • Bedroom 4: Kingsize bedroom to the rear of the house with seating area and en-suite shower room
  • House bathroom with shower over pea-shaped bath, basin and WC


  • Detached Lakeland Home
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Utility room with washer, dryer, downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Two lounges
  • Ground floor king size bedroom with TV and en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower over bath
  • Second Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • House bathroom with shower over bath
  • WiFi
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Private off-road parking for up to 5 cars
  • Far Nook has a strict no pet policy
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Gardens with furniture provided
  • Friday changeover


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Conservatory / Sun Room
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Traditional


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 8 reviews.

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  • Claire Burn says:

    Just spent a great weekend with friends at Far Nook. The property has everything you need with a fabulous kitchen diner and plenty of space for all of us. The garden would be amazing in the summer, but as it was snowy, having the log fire was a bonus and the house was lovely and warm. 5 mins walk to town where there are plenty of shops and places to eat. We would definitely book again if we needed a larger property for family or friends.

  • Jill says:

    Fabulous property in a brilliant location, really is only a ten minute walk into the centre of Ambleside. Clean, tastefully furnished and well equipped.

  • Colin says:

    We booked Far Nook for a big trans-Atlantic family reunion and this was the perfect property for us.. the space is brilliant – loads of room for big gatherings but lots of smaller spaces for people to have their own space too. The house is really comfortable with loads of thoughtful touches and one of the best equipped kitchens we’ve seen. The gardens are beautiful – with even a Summer house for those occasional wet Lake District days!. The location is really convenient, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a larger property.

  • Jackie Lowe says:

    We stayed at Far nook for one week from 12 August 22. The house is excellent, well equipped with everything you could need. Clean and well kept, lots of space for a family get together. Plenty of space to park cars.

    We had hot weather for the majority of the week, so made use of the incredible, mature garden. Lots of places to sit in the shade, garden furniture provided with a large umbrella. My granddaughter loved it, lots of hiding places. It was also well looked after.

    The house is just on the edge of the village, very convenient for eating, shopping, catching the bus etc

    The only negative was the WiFi was down for the whole week, which made the younger generation unhappy! But I have to say it was reported and we were kept well informed of the situation. It turned out to be a large external fault and a poor response from the internet provider. Obviously the owners, nor Lakeland Retreats could not be held responsible for the problem.

    We have stayed in this area, in August for many years now, this is one of the best houses we have stayed in. I would highly recommend it.

  • Ahmad says:

    Lovely house, well kept, amazing location and has anything you could ever need.

  • Mike says:

    Large traditional house in a great location perfect for large families or groups.

  • Linda Bynion says:

    Far Nook is perfect. Clean, spacious and so comfortable – exceptionally well equipped – our party of 8 adults have just returned from a glorious week. The house is in a great location for Ambleside amenities and the gardens are wonderful after a day out to relax in. Far Nook would be hard to beat !! Thank you.

  • Julie says:

    What a lovely place . The house is clean, comfortable and spacious with beautiful furnishings, and everything you need . We had sunny weather so enjoyed a seat in the lovely private garden with a morning cuppa. Also a nice welcome box on arrival , lovely touch. The location is perfect, able to walk into town easily (10 minutes) and also used the bus service to Windermere to save driving and parking. Really enjoyed the family time and looking to return next year .

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