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Rock Lea

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043051)


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Carolyn

    “Cottage was lovely, very clean and well maintained.”

    It was well equipped with crockery, pots, pans etc. A very good location with an easy stroll into the town. Would definitely return to Rock Lea.

    It was well equipped with crockery, pots, pans etc. A very good location with an easy stroll into the town. Would definitely return to Rock Lea.

    - Carolyn, August 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot and highchair are available at this property
  • Off-road parking for one small car
  • Patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Rock Lea is a lovely traditional slate cottage, built in 1903 and is the end cottage of a row of six situated in the quiet conservation area of Ambleside, known as The Green. Only a short walk to the centre of Ambleside, Rock Lea provides peace and tranquillity from its quiet location. There is private parking for one car directly outside the cottage and for those travelling to the Lakes without a car the cottage is only a short stroll from the bus stop with links direct to Windermere station.There are many low and high level walks from the doorstep including the lower paths to Rydal and Grasmere and the higher peaks of Wansfell and the Fairfield Horseshoe ? so there is no need to use the car at all! a couple of minutes' walk from the cottage are a number of excellent traditional Lakeland Inns and Ambleside centre has a wealth of shops, excellent restaurants, cafes and the award winning Zeffirellis Cinema & Restaurant for films, live music and good food. Accommodation: Entrance into porch with room to store coats and boots. Comfortable and cosy lounge (Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, IPod dock and log burning stove). Modern well-equipped kitchen to the rear of the house with door to rear patio and shared garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms; one double and one single and a shower room with basin and wc. There are also stunning views over Loughrigg from the kitchen, rear bedroom and shared garden area at the rear.The cottage provides accommodation for a family of three, and has been sympathetically restored by its owners to very high standard, retaining much of its original character with a wood burning stove for winter evenings, slate floors and oak doors all combined with modern facilities. Outside: Small private patio with seating for summer evenings with views of the sun setting over Loughrigg Fell, and access to a pretty shared garden. Near the back door is a slate shed which can be used to securely lock away your bikes. Ambleside and all amenities 2 mins walk.

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