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Springwell Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042006)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Rae

    “We have stayed in this particular property for Christmas a number of times.”

    In the past we have arrived to a few personal seasonal touches like chocolates, shortbread and a bottle of wine along with a lovely Christmas card. Noe of that this year which we found disappointing as it’s the little things that make the difference. ...

    In the past we have arrived to a few personal seasonal touches like chocolates, shortbread and a bottle of wine along with a lovely Christmas card. Noe of that this year which we found disappointing as it’s the little things that make the difference. A new sofa in the front room was really uncomfortable and meant we had to sit around the dining table most of time which was not ideal. The location of this property is great, no so much so for those with mobility problems as it’s in a hill and the access to the back door can be difficult due to paving slabs placed on gravel that move around and also the access to the front door is directly into a narrow road. That said we knew this as like I said it’s not our first visit but that comment is more for those who have not stayed there. While there we looked at the lake lovers site to book somewhere for next Christmas and we’re shocked to see this property had gone in in price so much for 2022. While I appreciate that it might bring it in line with other properties of a similar size I feel that most other properties are beautifully refurbished and modern. This property has clearly not been refurbished (apart from the 2 bathrooms) but could do with it if you are to charge similar prices to the more modern ones.

    - Mrs Rae, December 2021


The property

This grade II listed cottage stands proudly at the heart of Ambleside village; a stunning example of 16th century Lakeland made luxurious by a tasteful refurbishment. Original features to shine alongside sumptuous fabrics and homely furnishings; character beams, stable doors, stripped wooden floors and fabulous fireplaces. The property is cleverly arranged for sociable gatherings; there are two cosy lounges, and a stunning dining area which leads out to the patio area. Early risers or sharing couples will appreciate the upstairs landing area, which has additional tea and coffee making facilities. With the delights of Ambleside so close by, every guest can take the holiday at their very own pace. == Accommodation in detail Permit parking available in this central Ambleside location. Entrance hall leading to the 2 cosy and relaxed lounges; one with lovely open fire and the other with an easy electric stove. A few steps lead down to the dining area, beamed and atmospheric with woodburning stove and a door leading out to the patio area. Separate very well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs to the large landing, with additional tea/coffee making facilities, leading off to the 3 spacious bedrooms; 2 king-size doubles and 1 twin. 2 modern bathrooms, one with shower and the other with shower over bath. LocationAmbleside is a stunning traditional Lakeland village, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere and surrounded by dramatic Lake District mountains. A popular base for walking in the Lake District, Ambleside also offers cosmopolitan shopping and eating. The pretty streets are packed with tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and local pubs serving real Lakeland ale. Lose yourself in the shops for an hour or two, visit the much photographed 'Bridge House' or explore the Roman fort Galava. Stroll a few minutes out of the village centre and you'll reach Waterhead, where a handful of pub restaurants overlook Lake Windermere. Windermere Lake Cruises depart here at Waterhead Pier, providing scenic journeys to Bowness and Lakeside. Evening cruises are also available. Exploring the wider Lake District is a breeze with Ambleside as your starting point. Historic Grasmere, the scenic Langdale Valley, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within easy driving distance, and also accessible by bus.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with showe over bath, basin and WC, 1 x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • 2 x sitting rooms, one with woodburning stove
  • Access to Choices Leisure Club.
  • Gas central heating and air purification system, open fire and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Parking permit for 1 car in nearby SLDC car park
  • Courtyard patio with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 3 mins walk
  • Shop 3 mins walk.

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
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