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Lily Tarn Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041812)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Margaret

    “We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage very much, it's well stocked & ...”

    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage very much, it's well stocked & maintained in a quiet spot very close to all amenities & the weather was great too we would most definitely come again

    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage very much, it's well stocked & maintained in a quiet spot very close to all amenities & the weather was great too we would most definitely come again

    - Margaret, June 2022


The property

This luxuriously, newly refurbished, Lakeland cottage occupies a convenient yet peaceful setting just one minute's stroll from the lively heart of Ambleside, with beautiful views from the top floor over the village to the array of surrounding mountains. Lily Tarn is a beautiful find itself not far from the cottage on Loughrigg Fell, 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 cosy'' - sounds inviting and ''I shall miss opening the curtains in my top bedroom to the wonderful views'' - 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 luxury and quality throughout, it offers a great 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: A Parking Permit enables you to park one car on the neighbouring streets and entrance into the open plan living area, with sumptuous furnishings by the wood burning stove; the dining / kitchen, has all you may need and on the ground floor is a cloakroom / 3rd WC / wash basin and from here is access to the patio complete with garden furniture. Upstairs on the first floor is a beautiful king size bedroom with separate and luxurious 4 piece bathroom suite complete with roll top bath and separate monsoon shower facility. On the top floor and where the views are superb are two further bedrooms; one more king size and a twin bedroom with separate luxury shower room. Outside there is a private patio with garden furniture. There is also a shed which is lockable making it ideal for securely storing bikes. Location Lily tarn Cottage nestles in a row of similar Lake District cottages, tucked away just off the centre of Ambleside village. 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.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Kingsize, 1 twin.Luxuriously appointed, with superior goose & down bedding
  • Wood burner
  • Luxury bathroom, luxury shower room, 3rd WC ground floor
  • No pets
  • Gas Central heating, wood burning stove
  • Luxury 4 piece bathroom with separate monsoon shower
  • Luxury monsoon shower room, ground floor cloak & 3rd WC
  • Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine/ tumble dryer and Nespresso coffee machine (no pods provided)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Permit parking for nearby streets
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Lockable shed to store bikes
  • No Pets
  • No children under 12

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

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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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