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Enjoy in the warmer months, or wrap up in the chillier evenings with a glass of vino
Well-equipped kitchen
The bedroom is a calming space with views over the fells
The quaint collection of windows looking south to Loughrigg
Lovely touches add to the charm of the cottage
The wonderful view from the bedroom window
The pretty chaise longue on the mezzanine
The tiled bathroom with shower over bath
The view from the front of the patio overlooking Ambleside
Relax and enjoy the views outside the cottage
View towards the property
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North Cottage

Ambleside, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary detached cottage in the heart of Ambleside - close to a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Elevated position with views of the hills with Lake Windermere a stroll away
  • Shared patio garden area to the front of the cottage with expansive views 
Property code: 53138

Charming detached cottage in the heart of the bustling village of Ambleside perfect for couples wanting to explore the mountains and have easy access to restaurants and shops

This romantic bolthole is the perfect base for those who love to get outdoors and explore. A multitude of walks are accessible from your front door, including to Loughrigg Fell and Stock Ghyll Force. The property has an elevated position with far-reaching views and a fabulous shared outdoor area where you can watch the sun set over the mountains. After a long walk, return to your cosy retreat to snuggle under the blankets on the sofa in the warmth of the wood burner effect gas fire.

A steep drive, followed by a set of large steps, leads to the front door of this characterful property. Once inside, you’ll find a warm and welcoming holiday cottage, with elegant, exposed beams, Lakeland stonework and flagstone flooring. The open-plan lounge/diner has an impressive vaulted ceiling and a picture window framing a spectacular view of Loughrigg. There’s also a dining table, where you can enjoy a delicious meal for two. The attractive king-size bedroom also boasts a vaulted ceiling and, again, has stunning fell views. Outside, pour a glass of wine and relax in the shared patio garden overlooking the village.

Ambleside is an excellent base for walkers. Stride out from the village to the summit of Loughrigg. Although one of the National Park’s smaller fells, it stands alone and provides magnificent panoramic views. A 1-mile stroll will bring you to Waterhead, which sits on the shores of Windermere. Here you’ll find some wonderful independent cafes and cute shops, and you can also catch the steamer to cruise across the lake. The landscape around Windermere has inspired writers and poets for centuries, including William Wordsworth. You can visit his former home at Rydal Mount (1.5 miles), where you can browse the family heirlooms and potter around the rambling garden.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Parking permit for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within walking distance
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • Approx - 40 steps up to the property
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by CAROLLYN 23rd July 2022

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Lovely cottage great location Highly recommend

Reviewed by Alexander 16th July 2022

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Second time staying at North Cottage, first time was back in 2018 and the cottage hasnt lost any of its fantastic character. We had such a relaxing time and cant wait to go back again!

Reviewed by Ronald 18th June 2022

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Excellent location in the centre of Ambleside. It is quiet as it is above and set back from the road. Reversing up the slope from the road is quite a challenge, I would not like to try it in icy conditions. Very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Ian 4th June 2022

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We returned to North Cottage for the 2nd year in a row, having first stayed there in May 2021. A beautiful little retreat, right in the centre of Ambleside & perfect for walking in just about every direction. Our friends had booked into The Studio & so we spent the entire week sharing a drink with them on the front veranda, a beautiful way to end tRead morehe evening in the Cumbrian sunshine. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st May 2022

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Ambleside is a good starting point to explore and the cottage is perfectly situated within it, with everything close at hand, yet still feels private, with pleasant outdoor seating. Inside, the cottage has been arranged and furnished very well, including a dishwasher (very welcome) and a washer/dryer - even more welcome when it rained on the first Read moreday! There was plenty of room for all our belongings and parking was easy using the permit supplied. A lovely, comfortable holiday base. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 30th April 2022

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Central locations to visit all areas of the Lake District. Nice property with with all the necessities. Also close to centre of town which is a bonus but also it can become noisy at pub closing times at the weekends. I would still recommend this property

Reviewed by Janet 25th April 2022

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We spent a really nice 4 night stay at North Cottage, it has everything you want comfy bed, the kitchen is very well equipped , lounge comfortable, bathroom very airie. . Location excellent, parked the car and never used it, lots to do from the door step.

Reviewed by Carol 19th March 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 5th March 2022

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Fantastic location in the centre of the town. Great views all around and could not fault the facilities in the accommodation.

Reviewed by Ian 1st March 2022

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Perfect location, comfortable and warm. We would book again. Ambleside exceeded are expectations,restaurants,pubs, walks,happy friendly people what more could you want!!

Reviewed by Chris 30th December 2021

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Really nice cottage, very comfy and well equipped . however the heating settings were confusing and didnt light the gas fire as unsure how to light it , instructions would be welcome.. also the two skylights needed ckeaning

Reviewed by Adam 27th December 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 17th December 2021

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Very clean, spacious, centrally located cottage with lots of character and great views.

Reviewed by Vicki 18th November 2021

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We had such a lovely stay at North Cottage (and loved our welcome pack). The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It is so close to town, with plenty of fantastic shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. We barely used the car, as there were plenty of walks & exploring to do from Ambleside. The permit for the car park was a Read morelovely addition and we were able to park close by. We just wish we booked a longer stay, to enjoy it for a few more days. We will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 13th November 2021

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Fabulous cozy little cottage, very comfortable and full of character! It is so centrally located for every amenity and you wake up to the most lovely views. We will be returning!

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage in the center of town. Great base for walking the Fairfield Horseshoe. Highly recommend the Giggling Goose cafe and the Golden Rule pub, both a short walk.

Reviewed by Guy 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jenny 18th September 2021

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Beautiful location views wonderful. Brilliant base for walking and for eating out

Reviewed by Simon 28th August 2021

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Set in a lovely spot just outside the town centre we enjoyed watching the sun go down over the town and mountains beyond most evenings. Also convenient for driving to surrounding areas but comfortable enough to spend days at home, we enjoyed our stay in Ambleside immensely.

Reviewed by Gary 21st August 2021

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The cottage is clean and very roomy in a perfect location for all things ambleside could do with a tv in bedroom

Reviewed by Lucy 24th July 2021

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This is a delightful cottage in a fantastic central location in Ambleside. If you can normally manage stairs, do not be put off as the stairs to the property are in several sections and not difficult. The position means you have a lovely view of fells from the windows and small terrace. Parking was no problem in the public car park 100m further on Read moreLake Road on the right. We once waited 5 minutes for a space in a fortnight at the end of July and beginning of August. Bathroom needs updating. Hide

Reviewed by Geoff 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Hanna 10th July 2021

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We loved our stay at North Cottage. It is perfectly located in central Ambleside, but away from the main throng, so it feels peaceful. The cottage is delightful and the bed extremely comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone, although guests should note that there are steps to get to the property, so it would not suit those with limited mobility.

Reviewed by Chris 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by David 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jackie 12th June 2021

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We had a very enjoyable stay at North Cottage, great location and amazing walks From John and Jackie .

Reviewed by Christine 5th June 2021

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Great location, spacious & well kept. Steps up to property are definitely for the fit & able especially when carrying luggage. Reverse Parking to unload can be tricky!

Reviewed by Ian 22nd May 2021

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Wow, what a perfect location and a stunning cottage. Right in the middle of the village with access to everything we needed. I'm 6'1" and could fit easily into both the bed and bath!! Car parking was sometimes a challenge but to be honest once we'd parked, the car hardly moved after that anyway! Ambleside is superb for food, drink, shops and plentyRead more of stunning walking routes right on the doorstep. We've loved this week and will be back soon hopefully. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 8th May 2021

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A very comfortable cottage in a lovely location with great views over the fells. Felt warm and cosy with all that we needed, especially welcome due to Covid restrictions and unhelpful weather in the evenings meaning we spent more time in the cottage than we may generally have, which was a pleasure. A great base to walk from and very central for theRead more town. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd May 2021

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Lovely cottage and in a great location. Very nicely decorated and clean throughout. Welcome pack was lovely.

Reviewed by Alan 27th April 2021

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A really nice place and very comfortable the bed is to die for every thing you need is in the cottage and we really enjoyed or stay thank you

Reviewed by Jennifer 17th April 2021

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A lovely cottage convenient for shops and walking routes. The public car park only a minute away and permit supplied. The 36 steps up to it maybe a bit too much for some but we were prewarned and managed ok. Lovely outside space looking across rooftops to the hills.

Reviewed by RACHEL 12th April 2021

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The location of this cottage is amazing, right in the heart of Ambleside. The cottage itself is really spacious and fabulous for a couple. The shared patio at the front is fantastic and gets the sun all afternoon so it is a lovely place to sit out. I would definitely stay again if I was in Ambleside.

Reviewed by Andrea 11th December 2020

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This is a great little hideaway for two people. Clean and comfortable and very well equipped. The location is perfect if a little challenging due to the steps up to it. I was certainly fitter after having been there a couple of days however it would not suit anyone with mobility issues. The view from the terrace and windows is lovely due to the raiRead moresed aspect. I would have no hesitation in booking a return visit. Loved our time there. Hide

Reviewed by George 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by Rona 26th September 2020

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North Cottage is a lovely, cosy cottage with a good central location. It is up a number of steps which gives it an elevated view over the town and out to the hills. Perfect for walking from Ambleside and enjoying the busy little town.

Reviewed by Peter 19th September 2020

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Very comfortable and well located, although access is difficult and only suitable for the fit.

Reviewed by Sarah 12th September 2020

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Very nice cottage in a central location. Would have liked a little more privacy when sitting outside as more of the area was shared than we expected. Car park was extremely busy so finding a space in the afternoon often took a while.

Reviewed by Karen 15th August 2020

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Not suitable for anyone who has moderate or poor mobility, due to the steps leading to cottage. Location good for local cafes and restaurants. Easy access to other areas within the lakes. Beautiful views.

Reviewed by Richard 8th August 2020

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Enjoy in the warmer months, or wrap up in the chillier evenings with a glass of vino
Well-equipped kitchen
The bedroom is a calming space with views over the fells
The quaint collection of windows looking south to Loughrigg
Lovely touches add to the charm of the cottage
The wonderful view from the bedroom window
Show 4 moreThe pretty chaise longue on the mezzanine

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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