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Herdwick Cottage Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041200)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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  • Clare

    “We loved our stay in Herdwick cottage.”

    This is our 5th holiday in the Lakes using Lakelovers, and our favourite cottage to date. Beautifully presented, extremely clean and in a great spot for local amenities. Thanks to the hosts for all the food & leisure recommendations listed. We will be back!

    This is our 5th holiday in the Lakes using Lakelovers, and our favourite cottage to date. Beautifully presented, extremely clean and in a great spot for local amenities. Thanks to the hosts for all the food & leisure recommendations listed. We will be back!

    - Clare, June 2024


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and DVD player, 1 x second-floor double with TV and DVD player, 1 x second-floor single (as shown on image the pull-out bed is not now available) with TV and DVD player
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room/games room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • x5 TV, x4 DVD player, Bluetooth sound system, X-Box 360 and Wii
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and highchair are available
  • Parking permit for 1 car for local on-street parking
  • Free additional overnight parking on the street
  • Enclosed courtyard patio
  • Please note: this property has a maximum occupancy of 5 including infants
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4:00pm, check-out by 10:00am


The property

Beautiful, welcoming, 'home from home', Herdwick Cottage Ambleside is a traditional Lakeland cottage. This stylish central Ambleside cottage enjoys a surprisingly peaceful location. It's an ideal retreat for families or couples to relax, unwind and explore the Lakes at any time of year. Comfortable dining facilities promise memorable sociable evenings in, while separate floor bedrooms and two luxury bathroom facilities ensure space and privacy when required. The snug, with large screen TV and games, is great to entertain kids of all ages. Outside, you'll find an enclosed rear patio for pre-dinner drinks, coffee or reading al-fresco. Famous walks begin on your doorstep, and only a stroll away you'll find pubs, sophisticated shopping, acclaimed restaurants and lake cruises. Perfect! == Accommodation in detail Enter the cosy lounge with large TV/DVD and woodburning stove. Elegant separate dining room with room for 6 people, leading downstairs to the 2nd lounge/games room with X-Box 360 and Wii consoles. Beautiful and well equipped, fitted kitchen with granite worktops leading to the enclosed rear patio. Upstairs all bedrooms have TV with integral DVD player. On the first floor is a pretty master bedroom with king size bed and 2 luxury bathroom facilities. Upstairs a charming double bedroom with fell views and a further good sized single bedroom provides an ideal peaceful sanctuary. Parking permit provided for outside or very near the cottage for one car and free disc parking (6pm to 10am) for a second vehicle. Please note we cannot accept pets at this property. Location Ambleside is a popular Lake District village, taking a very scenic location on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by a dramatic backdrop of Lakeland Fells. It's a superb choice for couples or groups, who'll enjoy being able to explore on foot and sample the very best of Lakeland village life! In Ambleside village centre, you'll find sophisticated shopping and fabulous eating - an array of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs await. Ambleside also has two cinema venues, adding to a wide range of choices for romantic or sociable evenings out!Why not take a cruise on Lake Windermere during your stay? Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Ambleside Pier at Waterhead, which is just a stroll out of the village - a great way to explore Bowness and Lakeside without having to drive.Ambleside is a super base for walking in the Lake District, and the scenery is a constant source of inspiration for those who are packing their boots! Route information is on hand at Tourist Information and you'll easily find advice in the many expert outdoor clothing stores. Touring by car is scenic in every direction from your holiday cottage in Ambleside. Follow the A591 north past tranquil Rydal Water to historic Grasmere, and visit such attractions as the former home of William Wordsworth at Dove Cottage and The Wordsworth Museum. The A591 also leads easily south to Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere and on to Bowness. Ambleside is a fantastic base whether you wish to hike in the fells, tour the Lake District's scenic areas or simply explore the charms of the local area. Enjoy!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.