‘Base Camp’ – the perfect Adventure Retreat For Two

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 lake shore 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.


enjoy fabulous fell views from the patio

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.

Ground Floor:

The property has gas central heating throughout with tiled 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 on to the terrace
  • Bathroom: Large walk in shower, WC and basin

A few steps up to FIRST FLOOR

  • Bedroom: King Size bed with fitted wardrobe


  • 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



  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile

Retreats for

  • Romance


  • Shower


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 15 reviews.

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  • Daniel says:

    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.

  • Lauren says:

    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!

  • Martin says:

    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.

  • Lindsey says:

    Fabulous accommodation in an excellent location!

  • Sophie says:

    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.

  • Gill says:

    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.

  • Kirsty says:

    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!

  • Andrew says:

    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 says:

    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

  • Hugh says:

    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

  • Neil says:

    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.

  • Sarah says:

    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.

  • Lauren says:

    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.

  • Helena says:

    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.

  • Nathan says:

    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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