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Argyle Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040977)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Lesley

    “This was our 2nd visit to the property and as before it was clean and well equipped with good location.”

    The house is comfortable end spacious

    The house is comfortable end spacious

    - Lesley, May 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 3 x king-size (one zip/link beds, request on booking), 1 x shower room with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, kitchen, sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking permit for 1 car in nearby SLDC car park
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 min walk
  • Shop 5 min walk.

The property

We love the elegant ambience of this sophisticated cottage in the peaceful conservation area of Ambleside; slightly elevated with far-reaching fell views and yet still only a 2 minute walk from the village centre. On arrival you'll fall in love with the 'chocolate box' exterior of Argyle Cottage, sitting pretty in this very attractive historic area of the village. Step inside and you'll be pleasantly surprised by a stylish and somewhat contemporary interior. Exposed beams, woodburning stove and those cute cottage windows are tastefully embellished with rich fabrics, contemporary furnishings and truly stunning bathrooms. A perfect balance for couples, family or friends; a traditional property with a contemporary finish, and a peaceful location that's also incredibly convenient. == Accommodation in detail 1 parking permit provided for the nearby car park (spaces are sometimes available directly outside). Traditional entrance porch with views to Loughrigg Fell, bright entrance hall. Dual aspect living space under exposed beams, contemporary lighting and with woodburning stove, leather furnishings and dining area. Large LCD TV/DVD. Light and bright kitchen with window seat, slate floor and the luxury of a dishwasher. Very large luxury bathroom on this floor. Upstairs to the 3 sophisticated king-size bedrooms; each with window seat and fabulous fell views. One of these can be used as a twin - please specify on booking. 2nd stunning house bathroom! Location A stay in this historic conservation area of Ambleside gives you the opportunity to enjoy the quieter side of Lakeland village life, without straying too far from Ambleside's excellent shops, restaurants, pubs and historic attractions. Slightly elevated from the village centre, the views are enhanced taking in Ambleside's dramatic backdrop of mountains and fells.Ambleside nestles on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake. The village is enchanting for its traditional Lakeland cottages and ancient buildings, and has developed pleasantly to become one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village communities. Contemporary shops line the busier streets, interspersed with indulgent cafes, quirky local shops and a range of acclaimed Lake District restaurants and eateries to suit all budgets. The village centre has two high quality cinema venues, and mixes modern bars with cosy and traditional Lakeland pubs.Stroll outside of the village centre, and you'll find Lake Windermere cruises departing regularly from Ambleside Pier at Waterhead. The 'steamers' ferry passengers the full length of the lake, with stops at bustling Bowness and serene Lakeside - a wonderful way to explore car-free! Ambleside has long been a popular base for walking in the Lake District, with so many famous routes close by to explore. Pick up some tips in one of the many expert outdoor stores, and you can even reach many popular starting points by bus.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.