A property in Ambleside has become the first in the Lake District to be listed on a new luxury platform launched by an online holiday rental company.

Midland Bank Chambers Flat has been listed on Airbnb Plus following an inspection by the company.

The property is managed by LetMe Stay, a holiday home management firm that operates throughout the South Lakes.

Craig Hill, owner of LetMe Stay, said: “We are truly proud to see this home achieve Airbnb Plus status.

"This unique property was a complete labour of love and took over two and a half years to fully renovate.

"However, the hard work has certainly paid off and we are so pleased to see this property listed on the prestigious Airbnb Plus platform.

“We were initially approached by Airbnb Plus two months ago.

"The process was in-depth and included an extensive inspection and a photo shoot by the team.

"The feedback showed that the apartment was one of the best properties on the site and was highly regarded for customer service and quality.

"We are delighted with the listing and are certainly looking forward to welcoming more visitors to enjoy lovely Ambleside this summer.”

LetMe Stay was established in 2018 and Craig says it tries to work with owners to market their properties’ "individuality".

It donates £1 from every booking to the Lake District Foundation, as well as working with local suppliers, including Pure Lakes Skincare & Pennington’s Coffee