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How Head Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042821)

3.9

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Pam

    “I didn’t even stay a night.”

    I’m not sure if no WiFi was listed when I booked, but there isn’t any. The pictures & listings show there is a bath - whilst the new shower room is v nice I wanted a bath. There is no sofa (again on pics and listings) and downstairs is very dowdy and not at all cosy. No facilities to dry wet clothes with no dryer or radiators (storage heaters only). I couldn’t make the downstairs TV work & there was a visible tangle of wires & plug boards. No freezer / freezer compartment and a tiny ...

    I’m not sure if no WiFi was listed when I booked, but there isn’t any. The pictures & listings show there is a bath - whilst the new shower room is v nice I wanted a bath. There is no sofa (again on pics and listings) and downstairs is very dowdy and not at all cosy. No facilities to dry wet clothes with no dryer or radiators (storage heaters only). I couldn’t make the downstairs TV work & there was a visible tangle of wires & plug boards. No freezer / freezer compartment and a tiny little table (not a ‘dining area’!). The kitchen waste bin was placed on the lounge carpet, which overlapped with a tucked-up rug. Kitchen poorly stocked & the microwave needs replacing. Disappointed as I loved the old world charm but it could be so much more cosy and better equipped downstairs.

    - Pam, November 2023

    Thank you for providing this feedback. We were unaware of your problems with the property or that you did not stay the night and so could not find a way to help make your stay more comfortable. The property does not offer Wi-Fi and we feel the images of the dining table are accurate to the property. We always recommend that guests check on the suitability of a property for their needs, such as a freezer, prior to booking. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and we will now look into this further and update the website. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

Summary

  • One king size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire and two recliner chairs.
  • Storage heaters and gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: No Wi-Fi available

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The property

A Grade II listed cottage dating from 1548, one of the oldest recorded buildings in Ambleside and reputedly built of cobbles taken from the Roman Fort at Waterhead. How Head Cottage sits in a pretty hillside location away from the centre of the village and yet just a short walk from the shops and restaurants. The cottage is perfectly placed for good walking from the door - The Fairfield Horseshoe, Wansfell and Loughrigg for the more strenuous and with Rydal Park and the riverside walks Under Loughrigg all easily to hand. How Head Cottage offers character accommodation for a couple in any season. Accommodation: Front door into L-shaped open plan living room with kitchen area at one end. Feature Lakeland stone hearth with gas burning stove (TV). Doorway opens onto the curving staircase. Upstairs there is one large bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and wc). The cottage is comfortable, with fitted carpets. Deep set windows with oak lintels offer pretty views from upstairs. Storage heaters. Outside: On-street parking usually outside the cottage door. All village facilities within a few hundred yards down 'Peggy Hill'.

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

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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.

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