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Primrose Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1096948)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Located in Ambleside, Cumbria, Primrose Cottage is a stunning three-story Victorian mid-terrace house. It's a great choice for a group or family of six looking for a pet-friendly retreat in the Lake District, as Primrose Cottage is located in an elevated position with views of the village and the surrounding hills. There is a charming front patio area with a bistro table and chairs where you can enjoy your morning coffee after parking along the roadside. Relax in front of the Smart TV on the two plush sofas in the inviting sitting room, which has an electric fireplace to add a soft glow and warmth. Cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, complete with a handy dishwasher, and serve up a feast for six people around table set in front a crackling woodburning stove, sure to become a favourite spot for your dog. On nicer days, why not savour your meals at the lovely picnic bench in the back sloped garden? You'll find a freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer in a utility room on the lower level of the property. There is a bath and shower on the first floor, where you can indulge in soothing soaks or freshen up after a day of adventure. Catch your rest in one of three well-appointed bedrooms, a super-king-size with zip/link, and two king-size, each with plenty of storage for your belongings and idyllic views over Ambleside's surrounding countryside. The Armitt Library & Museum Centre, White Platts Miniature Golf, Ambleside Climbing Wall and the 2nd-century Ambleside Roman Fort are all within walking distance. Six Michelin-starred restaurants are available in Ambleside, including the Drunken Duck Inn, the Old Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchen, and The Samling. You'll be able to enjoy a wide range of watersports, including sailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking, right outside your door on the famous Lake Windermere. Windermere has something for everyone, from the spectacular views of the Langdale Pikes from the vantage points of Queen Adelaide's Hill and Orrest Head to the Windermere Jetty Museum, the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, or Hooked. Continue on to Grasmere, where you can explore William Wordsworth's former home, hike along the River Rothay path, or explore the man-made Rydal Cave, built on the site of a former slate quarry. Keswick, with its Theatre By The Lake, Derwent Pencil Museum, and Derwent Island and House National Trust site, is a little further away. Your adventure to the Lakes begins at Primrose Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob,Nespresso Coffee Machine, BBQ microwave fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One roadside parking space available in front of the property
  • Front patio and rear multi-level garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed
  • Note: There is some limited head height in the super-king-size bedroom

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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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