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Ambleside, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Attractive cottage for four, situated on the outskirts of delightful Ambleside
  • Spectacular views out across the Lake District from inside and out
  • Ideal location for long fell walks and exploring Lake Windermere
Property code: SZ451

A welcoming, two-bedroom holiday home on the edge of the pretty market town of Ambleside, in a superb position for enjoying walks, cycle rides and water activities.

Offering charming accommodation, this attractive holiday home is a delightful mid-terrace, Lakeland stone cottage for four people. Head inside the property and you'll feel instantly at home. A handy heated entrance porch is perfect for storing coats and shoes before continuing through into the lovely living room. Complete with coal-effect gas stove, it's the perfect place to relax after a day out exploring. The country style dining kitchen is well equipped and has French doors leading out to the patio and shared garden area. You'll find the two bedrooms upstairs, there's a delightful double to the front and a cosy twin at the rear. A family shower room is also on the first floor. With a parking space and storage for two bikes, The property really does have it all.

Located in a quiet area just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside, you'll be spoilt for choice with what to do during your holiday! There are many great fell walks and low-level rambles from the door for all ages and abilities and many guests barely need to use their cars when they stay at the property. Don your walking boots and head up to Loughrigg or Wansfell Pike, the views from the top are well worth the climb, or tackle the Fairfield Horseshoe. Grasmere is easily accessible on foot or by bike, and Keswick and the dramatic Langdale Valley are a short drive away.

Check out the independent and outdoor shops on offer, or treat yourselves to dinner and a movie at Zeffirellis with its multiscreen cinema. There are a great many excellent restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance. Just a few minutes' walk away at Waterhead is a wonderful lakeside beach, perfect for picnics. From here you can also catch the launch for a cruise round beautiful Lake Windermere.

You will find plenty of activities in the area for a thoroughly enjoyable family holiday.

Head inside this charming cottage and you're sure to be delighted. A useful heated entrance porch is ideal for storing coats and boots before continuing on into the living room, a truly welcoming space, just perfect for cosy evenings in. Relax in front of the coal-effect gas stove; for entertainment there's a Smart TV with Freesat and Blu Ray/DVD player, as well as a Roberts radio with streaming capability. The country-style dining kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday: there's a double electric fan oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, handy microwave, dishwasher - there'll be no fighting over the washing up here! - and a useful washer/dryer. Gather round the oak dining table, the perfect place to compare notes on your day's adventures.

Up the open tread solid oak stairs from the living room to the first floor and you'll find the two bedrooms and family shower room. To the front is the delightful master bedroom. With a double bed and useful oak chest of drawers and built in wardrobe. It's a lovely room where you're sure to feel instantly relaxed thanks to the tasteful decor. At the rear of the cottage is the cosy twin room with another oak chest of drawers. Please note, there is a step up into the twin room from the landing. From the twin bedroom are wonderful views over the surrounding rooftops to Loughrigg beyond, a truly enchanting vista. All the beds have ample under bed storage. Up a step from the landing is the family shower room; with a WC, wash basin and shower cubicle - ideal for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.

French doors lead from the kitchen out to the cottage's private patio area and shared garden. An outdoor table and chairs can be found on the patio; early birds will love taking a peaceful moment out here with their morning cuppa before anyone else is up, or relax with a refreshing G&T come the evening.

As well as a delightful garden, the house also has provision for the storage of two bikes in a stone built outhouse at the top of the garden, as well as parking for one car - a real rarity so close to the centre of Ambleside. Leave the car and head out on foot for the day.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freesat, Blu-ray DVD player and Roberts radio with streaming option
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private patio and shared garden
  • Parking for 1 small to medium car, plus a possible extra space in the garage (20 metres away)
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for 2 bikes
  • Shops, cafes and restaurants within 200 metres
  • Please be aware that the open-tread staircase and single steps up and down at first-floor level may make this property unsuitable for small children
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Catherine 6th May 2022

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The cottage is a credit to the owners. Very well equipped with exceptional attention to detail. Loved everything about it. Thank you

Reviewed by Sally 1st April 2022

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Comfortable cottage. Very clean. Beautiful views. Superb location

Reviewed by Alan 11th February 2022

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We had a lovely time at this beautiful cottage and would not hesitate to recommend it. It was immaculate, comfortable and well equipped with everything we could need. Perfectly located in a quiet corner of Ambleside, it was an ideal base for hill walking and enjoying the local area, with lots of great pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby. Parking wasRead more tight but manageable, and we enjoyed being able to leave our car and explore on foot. Hope to go back one day :-) Hide

Reviewed by Gisela 17th December 2021

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Lovely, cosy cottage ideally located in a quiet corner of Ambleside. We had a great pre-Christmas get-away weekend at Sunnydene with the most wonderful winter weather- frosty, a bit foggy in the night but then lifting to blue skies and mist over the lake and in the valleys. Couldn't believe our luck!

Reviewed by Jiri 26th November 2021

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Reviewed by Bernard 5th November 2021

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the cottage was in a good location and comfortable

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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.

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