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Wainwright Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042155)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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

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  • Sarah

    “Lovely property for our needs and great location, even though in centre of Ambleside it was very quiet, well equipped for eating in, the only 2 things that were a slight issue, we couldn’t get in the bike store and the table in the kitchen is extremely wobbly, otherwise we would definitely stay there again.”

    - Sarah, March 2024

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that your stay at Wainwright Cottage was enjoyable. We will ask our Property Services Team to look into the points raised regarding the kitchen table and bike store. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner


  • Two bedrooms with TV, black-out curtain linings and hairdryers: 1 x first floor king with en-suite bathroom, 1 x second floor king with en-suite shower room
  • Open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining areas
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning stove (wood not provided)
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer , 3 x Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car, Garden roof terrace with furniture
  • Enclosed rear yard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles, river 0.2 miles
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250

The property

Enjoying a peaceful location, tucked away in the heart of bustling Ambleside, stone-built Wainwright Cottage offers couples and families a fabulous getaway to the Lake District. Generous living space with an open-plan kitchen, two splendid bedrooms both with private bathing facilities, and a roof-terrace with a view makes Wainwright Cottage a very special base from which to explore the central Lake District and beyond. Once you have parked in the courtyard outside the property, enter through the charming porch with its practical slate floor offering plenty of space for walking boots and outdoor gear. The porch leads into the spacious sitting room where you can sit back in front of the welcoming wood burning stove. Relax while watching TV, reading a good book or playing games and chatting, perfect for cosy nights in. The large-cottage kitchen/diner is slightly elevated from the sitting room by a stone step up and separated with a dividing pillar. The classically styled kitchen with modern appliances is the perfect setting to cook delicious meals and share treats with family and friends around the lime-washed dining table. A door from the kitchen leads to a enclosed rear yard, perfect for a cheeky glass of wine when taking a break from the cooking. A cottage-staircase leads from the sitting room up to the first of the fabulous king size bedrooms. This one has a lovely iron bed, luxury bathroom with free-standing, double-ended bath as well as access to the west-facing roof terrace from which to enjoy sunsets over Loughrigg Fell. A second flight of cottage-stairs takes guests to the remaining king size bedroom with ensuite shower room and views towards Fairfield Peak. Both bedrooms have black-out curtain linings, so guests can enjoy undisturbed mornings to fully re-charge. There is a lockable store in the courtyard for several bikes, shared with one other holiday cottage. Ambleside is home to a stunning choice of eateries, cosy pubs and independent cinemas. Explore the vibrant streets of the town, visit the Armitt Museum and Library, take a trip to the picturesque Bridge House, or browse the specialist, independent shops and expert outdoor centres stocked with the very best equipment for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy leisurely strolls from Wainwright Cottage to Rothay Park with a picnic by Scandale Beck or stop in the children's play park. If you are feeling more adventurous, one option is to continue through the park to Todd Crag where you will experience wonderful views down the length of Lake Windermere. Experience the great outdoors with a walk or cycle ride from the cottage, or easily explore further afield as Ambleside is nestled centrally in the heart of the Lake District affording easy access to the surrounding countryside. For those wishing to enjoy the water, head to one of the nearby lakes, the closest of which is Lake Windermere. Embark on a boat trip, either using the ferry service or hire a boat, to enjoy the spectacular views and reflections afforded by the surrounding mountains while exploring the lake. Alternatively, try paddle boarding, kayaking or a host of other water sports that are on offer. Delve into the past, with visits to the many historic castles, abbeys and churches, for a unique insight into the history of the area, or take a drive to the Ullswater Valley and explore the stunning scenery. With so much to see and do, even a rainy Lake District day can’t dampen the fun, and a warm welcome always awaits at Wainwright Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas