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Waterhead Cottage

Waterhead near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1072573)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “A great lay out and everything we needed !”

    Close to everything !

    Close to everything !

    - Gillian, March 2024

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you liked everything the property and the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with washing machine, dishwasher
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc in rent, please bring your own wood for the woodburner
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with public car park nearby
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile, Ambleside 0.7 miles, Windermere 3.8 miles
  • Note: EV charger available £25.00 for the week (please contact customer support to arrange)


The property

Enjoying a picturesque location at Waterhead, Ambleside and lying next to Lake Windermere is this fabulous terraced house. Waterhead Cottage, is the perfect home-from-home for a group of eight wanting to explore the Lake District National Park. Waterhead Cottage is accompanied by a private parking for one car, and there is room for more nearby. After parking up, make your way into this delightful accommodation and hang your coats on the handy coat hooks. The living/dining room is a welcoming space with ample plush seating centring around a TV and woodburning stove; get comfortable with your loved ones and enjoy a movie night as a fire crackles away in the background. The kitchen/diner is a well-presented space, fitted with all your need to rustle up delicious meals, including a dishwasher, when dinner is ready, enjoy an intimate meal in the kitchen or a feast with the whole family in the living/dining room. As the day comes to an end, ascend the stairs to the first floor where two bedrooms can be found, an exquisite king-size room and tasteful furnishings, along with a twin room; both bedrooms benefit from a shower room on the same floor. Traverse the stairs again to find two more well-appointed bedrooms, one being an attractive double with an en-suite bathroom as well as a double featuring pretty décor; all rooms feature ample storage for your belongings. After enjoying a well-earned rest, venture out to the nearby Stagshaw Garden for a leisurely stroll or picnic, before embarking on a sailing trip from Ambleside Pier and ending the day with dinner and a pint at Waterhead Inn. Ambleside is home to all of your amenities in one setting, from an array of shops to eateries, as well as ample walking trails, including the Ambleside Champion Tree Trail, be sure to pay the waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force a visit and be enchanted by its scenery. Travel south to the twin towns of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere and cycle or walk to Adelaide's Hill and Orrest Head to marvel those views of the Lake District's landscapes, before visiting the towns' selection of watersports centres and fascinating attractions. Venture further afield to find the town of Kendal, where a glorious Castle, golf club and the unique Quaker Tapestry Museum await. Be sure to make the most of the Lake District National Park and spend your days exploring its outdoors delights, from Grizedale Forest to Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve; additionally, enjoy outings at its wealth of picturesque towns and villages, including Keswick, Penrith and Cockermouth. Your next Lake District adventure awaits at Waterhead Cottage. Note: this property is located on the approach road into Ambleside, traffic noise is expected

Please note: Pets are welcome but to be kept downstairs at all times, thank you. Care required, the stone patio area at the rear of the cottage isn't enclosed for animals

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas