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Woolly End Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041567)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Keith

    “A lovely place to stay, clean, comfortable and homely.”

    Second time at Woolly End and will definitely return.

    Second time at Woolly End and will definitely return.

    - Keith, November 2023

    We really appreciate your feedback, so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to welcome you for a third stay at Woolly End. Property Owner


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x second-floor double with TV
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath and over shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgates
  • Front patio with furniture
  • 2 parking permits provided; SLDC public car park and on-street parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Logs are not provided for the woodburning stove
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Settled amongst the rural greenery of the Lake District National Park, in the picture-perfect town of Ambleside, rests this comfortable three-bedroom holiday home, Woolly End Cottage. Tucked away on a quiet side road, this lovely Lakeland stone-built cottage makes an idyllic base for a group of fives retreat to Cumbria. Return from an adventure-filled day exploring the surrounding fells and look forward to settling down for the evening in front of the rustic woodburning stove in your new home-from-home, flicking on the Smart TV to catch up on your favourite show. When stomachs start to rumble, move through to discover the well-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear, housing all of the essential amenities required to rustle up hearty meals, along with a handy washer/dryer to keep your holiday attire fresh and clean! Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together at the dining table to indulge in a delicious meal, and if you're not ready for the fun to end, venture outdoors to soak up the last of the evening sunshine with a seat on the patio. When sleep calls, you'll find two well-presented bedrooms on the first floor, comprising of a double and a twin, whilst a double bedroom is tucked away on the second floor, with a family bathroom set across the way. A moments’ walk from the doorstep of this lovely dwelling will bring you into the heart of the town, where you'll find all of your local amenities, including in-dependent and high-street stores, delicious restaurants and cosy pubs, providing the ideal setting for an evening drink following a day of adventure. Ambleside is home to several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, with the Glass House making for a memorable evening out. Enjoy a tranquil stroll through the nearby woodland to discover the glistening waters of Stock Ghyll Force, an im-pressive 70-ft waterfall, or enjoy an evening at the cinema at Zeffirellis or the interesting Fellinis, a studio cinema with a delicious vegetarian restaurant. Waterhead Pier, the departure point for Windermere Lake Cruises, is easily accessible, with regular departures throughout the day traveling the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness and Lakeside. Enjoying a rural position within the Lake District National Park, you'll find a network of walking, cycling and hiking routes leading from your doorstep; climb to the summits of Helvellyn or Scafell Pike or follow the two-wheel trails through the trees of Grizedale. With a stat at Woolly End Cottage, you couldn't hope for a more convenient location, right at the heart of the Lake District's most sophisticated village community. Please note bathroom facilities are on the second floor.

Please note: no logs are provided, supplies can be purchased from the local BP petrol station or Tesco Express, both located in the village

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.

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