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Wilwyn - Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Charming dog-friendly cottage with a wood burner and far-reaching views
  • Private patio and shared garden for al fresco dining
  • Under 0.5 miles from the centre of Ambleside and 1 mile from the northern banks of Windermere
Property code: SZ561

Perfect for couples or families hoping to abandon the car for a few days and take to the hills on foot. This Lakeland stone cottage is an ideal base from which to explore bustling Ambleside, iconic Windermere and the surrounding fells.

A short walk from the centre of Ambleside, tucked away in a quiet cul-de sac, this beautiful holiday home is a charming cottage for three people and one lucky dog. This Lakeland stone cottage provides welcoming accommodation where you're sure to feel right at home. Through the handy entrance porch you'll find the living room. Complete with wood burner, it's a lovely cosy room. The well-equipped dining kitchen is at the back of the cottage. Off the kitchen is a delightful private patio and a shared garden for you to enjoy. Up on the first floor are the two bedrooms, a lovely double and a good size single, both with original feature fireplaces giving a clue to the cottage's history. The shower room completes the upstairs. As well as parking for a car, a real bonus so close to the centre of Ambleside, the property also has a secure outbuilding with hanging storage for two bikes.

Ambleside is a true Lakeland village with plenty to keep you busy during your holiday. Walkers will find very little need to use the car. With so many walks to enjoy 'from the door' you will be spoiled for choice - The Fairfield Horseshoe is one of the finest high level walks in the Lakes. Climb Loughrigg, Wansfell or Todd Crag for fantastic views, or ramble 'Under Loughrigg' to Rydal and beyond. On easier days you can enjoy exploring local shops for tasty produce, daytime treats and afternoon teas. Just a few minutes' walk away at Waterhead is a wonderful lakeside beach, perfect for picnics or you can also catch the launch for a cruise round beautiful Lake Windermere. Take an evening stroll out to the many restaurants or pubs; visit the award winning Zeffirelli's with a multiscreen Cinema for a choice of the latest films or live music.

Grasmere is a short drive or cycle away with Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage and much more. The Langdales, Windermere and Keswick are a short drive away.

Leave wet coats and boots in the handy heated entrance porch before continuing inside to the property, a charming cottage for three people and one lucky dog just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. The living room is wonderfully cosy and incredibly inviting. Relax on the two-seater sofa or armchair, all perfectly positioned around the wood burner ideal for a warm night in in front of the fire. There is excellent Wi-Fi and the cottage is equipped with a Smart TV with freesat as well as a DVD player and a sound bar through which you can stream your own music, as you also can through the kitchen radio. The living room leads through to a fully fitted kitchen. In here you'll find everything you'll need for a self-catering holiday: there's an electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer. Enjoy a hearty meal at the wooden dining table in the kitchen, perfect for sociable cooking and dining. There’s plenty of storage space in kitchen cupboards, and additional storage room in the ‘outhouse’ off the patio where some of the cleaning equipment is kept.

An open tread wooden staircase leads upstairs from the living room. On the first floor you'll find the two lovely bedrooms and family shower room. First up there is the pretty double room, with a standard double bed, and an original feature fireplace. It's a very welcoming and relaxing bedroom. The second bedroom has a small 4ft double, suitable for one person, Again with an original feature fireplace. This bedroom is at the rear of the cottage and has delightful views over the shared garden, the surrounding rooftops and Loughrigg fell. Last but not least on the first floor you'll find the modern shower room with WC, wash basin and shower cubicle - ideal for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring. Furnishings throughout are comfortable with dressed slate floors and rugs downstairs, wooden tread stairs and carpets upstairs.

Outside is a delightful private patio with a wooden table and chairs. It's a lovely spot for dining alfresco. Guests also have access to the shared garden beyond the patio, a pretty bonus area for making the most of the sunshine. The property also has a stone outbuilding at the top of the garden with hanging space for two bikes. There is parking opposite the cottage for a small car and access to a separate garage or parking space if this is difficult to access at busy times.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 small 4ft double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Freeview TV and DVD player with sound bar
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Private patio with furniture and partially enclosed shared garden
  • Storage space for 2 bikes
  • Parking for 1 small car opposite with additional parking space in garage 20m away
  • Pub and shop 0.1 miles


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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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