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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041738)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Rebecca

    “Excellent stay.”

    Couple of things that could be improved upon were: No power lead found for the Pure radio, so we couldn’t use it and struggled to connect the DVD player. Also couldn’t get hot coffee out of the coffee machine. A cafetière would be a good addition.

    Couple of things that could be improved upon were: No power lead found for the Pure radio, so we couldn’t use it and struggled to connect the DVD player. Also couldn’t get hot coffee out of the coffee machine. A cafetière would be a good addition.

    - Rebecca, March 2024


  • 3 storey cottage Sleeps 4: 1 king size, 1 double
  • Luxury bathroom with shower over bath
  • Luxury ensuite monsoon shower room
  • Dressing room
  • Open plan living space with woodburner
  • Contemporary kitchen
  • Parking space, small garden, outside bench
  • Gas central heating, Open plan living space with wood burning stove, slate floors, Smart TV
  • Modern kitchen /diner with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Electric oven and halogen hob
  • Wi-fi
  • Prviate parking space, private garden with furniture (across the lane) 1 medium sized dog welcome
  • Unsuitable for children under 11 years

The property

This contemporary, newly refurbished, Lakeland cottage occupies a convenient yet peaceful elevated setting just a few minute's stroll above the lively heart of Ambleside, with beautiful views to the array of surrounding mountains. Aptly named after the Cumbrian number seven, Lettera is a short way up the well-known 'Struggle', a great walk before dinner; we should simply rely on what our visitors say ''Wow! What a fantastic cottage'' is not a bad start. ''It's quiet, warm and toasty'' - sounds inviting and ''I shall miss opening the curtains in my top bedroom to the wonderful views and my very own dressing room'' - all begin to paint the picture, hope you agree. This sophisticated cottage offers a true escape for both couples and friends alike, spending precious time together to unwind and relax in first class accommodation, delivering traditional cottage luxury and quality throughout, it offers a great peaceful yet central location, with walks of all grades and almost direct access to the Lakeland Fells from the door. Enjoy the luxury bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, open plan stylish living areas complete with warming wood burner, outside space, character and charm and being literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of this picturesque setting. Accommodation in detail Enter the property into the stylish open plan ground floor living space, slate flooring, sumptuous furnishings by the wood burning stove, Smart TV and open to the sophisticated kitchen / dining area with all you may need wrapped up in granite! Staircase to first floor; king size bedroom with its very own luxury bathroom with bath and shower over facility, upstairs to the top floor suite; a double bedroom and with dressing room / reception area and en-suite monsoon shower room. Outside there is a strategically placed bench right by the door and a small pretty garden with furniture (a few steps across the access lane). There is one parking space directly opposite the front door to the cottage Unfortunately the owners do not consider this property to be suitable for children under 11 years old. Location Lettera Cottage nestles in a row of similar Lake District cottages, tucked away just off 'The Struggle' leading to Kirkstone Pass, above the village of Ambleside. A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year. For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the popular Fulling Mill restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellinis has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas