Delightfully detached bungalow with lovely views of Loughrigg fell

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.


Super stylish, Parkwood is ideal for a larger gathering of friends and family

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 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.


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


  • WiFi
  • 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


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 26 reviews.

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  • Aaron says:

    Thanks for accommodating us again it’s always good to stay with yourselves!

  • Hazel says:

    Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Has everything you need. Lovely new kitchen. Bit of a hill walk but lovely area. Would stay again.

  • Craig says:

    Tremendous location, really welcoming and homely feel, Michelle was great, looking forward to next year !

  • Craig says:

    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.

  • Irene says:

    Beautiful & excellent value for money in an ideal location! Bungalow is well equipped, great for walks and ideally located to explore!

  • Imogen says:

    Great property, lovely location. Good size and outdoor space available.

  • Emma Benson says:

    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.

  • Alissa says:

    Nice place in good location. Good amenities but no coffee or tea provided so make sure to bring your own.

  • Joy Harrison says:

    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.

  • Sam says:

    Great clean place to stay for our family

  • Kulvinder says:

    Beds comfortable. Lots of seating options in the living room. Water pressure brilliant. Lots of shops and restaurants conveniently close by.

  • Lynne says:

    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.

  • Greg says:

    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.

  • Beverly says:

    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.

  • Debra says:

    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

  • Matthew says:

    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.

  • Colin says:

    Superb place. Big spacious and well catered for. Good communication and overall enjoyable experience. I highly recommend

  • Lynne says:

    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.

  • James says:

    Lovely place – clean, spacious and well located

  • George says:

    Lovely house – well appointed and spotlessly clean. Good for a group of six or seven.

  • Janet says:

    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 says:

    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.

  • Samantha says:

    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.

  • Sandra says:

    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.

  • Farnaz says:

    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.

  • Anne says:

    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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