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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041382)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Wayne

    “We thought the cottage was generally nice but feel it could do with refresh and de clutter, the kitchen has far too much stuff, the mattresses are not comfortable at all and in our opinion not fit for purpose, the main bedroom has a huge topper on it to try disguise the poor state of it, the other beds which our 11 and 8 year old girls slept in complained springs were poking them.”

    It’s supposed the be 4 star gold. No hand soap in any bathrooms which we found annoying as had to go out and buy x 4

    It’s supposed the be 4 star gold. No hand soap in any bathrooms which we found annoying as had to go out and buy x 4 Not really acceptable in the current climate We’d definitely not return or recommend Oaklea . Lakelovers highly recommended though

    - Wayne, February 2022


The property

This luxuriously eclectic 18th century Lakeland cottage occupies a perfect and peaceful conservation setting just above the ever popular village of Ambleside only a 5 minute stroll from the lively centre itself. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding features echoed throughout, a light and airy country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life - walk out of the garden lounge to the delightful garden with patio, an ideal place to enjoy al-fresco living admiring the views and listening to the soothing flow of the nearby Stock Ghyll Waterfalls. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Oaklea is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering complete with relaxing living space incorporating a warming woodburner, a separate living room and with lots of space to spread out, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention. == Accommodation in detail Entrance hall with access to a variety of rooms and complete with great places for walking gear and even a drying cupboard for wet clobber after a day on the fells; The garden room is a relaxing living space to spread out and admire the views having glass doors straight out into the garden with patio, perfect for al-fresco life. The open plan kitchen / dining area is simply magnificent wrapped up in granite and with everything you may need; from here is an opening into a second living area complete with substantial woodburning stove set in a beautiful fireplace. On this level is a useful utility room and luxurious shower room with WC and wash basin. Staircase to the first floor and leave behind the natural stone and oak floorings to walk on sumptuous carpeting; a king size bedroom with white leather sleigh bed and en-suite bathroom with monsoon shower over a designer bath. A second king size bedroom with more superb views and a dreamy sleigh bed. A double bedroom and the luxurious marble house bathroom with power shower over the bath. Outside the garden is a must for sunny days and evenings relaxing with friends and with the constant and gently reminder of the nearby waterfalls.Location Oaklea nestles in a peaceful spot just above the village of Ambleside alongside Stock Ghyll Waterfalls. A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 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 renowned Glass House 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles with king size beds, (one with en-suite featuring monsoon shower over designer bath, basin and wc), 1 x standard double
  • House bathroom with power shower over bath
  • Garden room
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Utility room
  • Additional shower room with basin and wc.
  • Gas central heating and hot water
  • Electric range with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood burning stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub close by
  • 5 mintues from Ambleside and shops
  • Sorry, no babies or infants, no pets and no smoking.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas