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Woolly End Cottage

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

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

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Budgen

    “Lack of communication from Sykes regarding key collection.”

    The email regarding key collection did not arrive before we set off I had to ring HO to find out where to collect and was told the collection site shut @ 16.00hrs. The office was Lake Overs? Ambleside. Finding the cottage with no info not easy. The cottage was not trimmed up for Christmas ( disappointed) it was cold on entry. Lack of info from Sykes in the cottage . I will think twice before I use Sykes. Steve Budgen.

    - Mr Budgen, December 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay. We apologise you did not recieve our two emails prompting you of the changes prior to your stay. We contacted you on the 13th December to make you aware that there were changes and we sent you another 7 days before your stay with the exact changes and new arrangements. Our office closes at 5.30pm so I am sorry that you were given the incorrect information here regarding opening times too. The key collection arrangement has recently changed and moved from pick up at Windermere to Ambleside to make it easier for guests going straight to Woolly End Cottage in Ambleside. We have re-looked at the directions and arrangements and have ensured they are clearer moving forward. Kind Regards, Property Owner


The property

A charming and cosy Ambleside bolt hole. This lovely Lakeland stone cottage is set on a quiet side road at the heart of the village with shops, restaurants and pubs just around the corner. Return from a day on the fells to relax in front of the log burner or head out to one of the plethora of restaurants and pubs or perhaps an evening at the cinema. With fresh décor and guest comfort and convenience in mind throughout, Woolly End is always a popular choice Given the central location, you'll enjoy views to Wansfell from the front room and easy access to an abundance of walking routes. The owners have provided stairgates, travel cot and high chair. You'll find ample space for dining in and a lovely home to return to, wherever your days take you. == Accommodation in detail Parking permit provided for local car parks on a first come, first served type of basis, plus visitors on-street permit. Small porch to the welcoming lounge with comfy furnishings. A multi fuel log burner is lovely to snuggle around in the evening. Separate dining room, adjacent to the designer kitchen. Upstairs to the attractive double bedroom with TV and wonderful Lakeland views. Across the landing, the twin bedroom has a useful washbasin. Upstairs again to the second double bedroom with TV, and the large, fully-tiled family bathroom with shower over bath. There are small, enclosed sitting-out areas to the front and rear of the cottage. Location You couldn't hope for a more convenient location, right at the heart of the Lake District's most sophisticated village community. Families or groups will enjoy their freedom and independence here, even without private transport. Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a charming historic village that has grown to become one of the most vibrant in the Lakes. Popular for its location close to the lake shore and surrounded by dramatic Lakeland Fells, it's easy to see why so many people return year after year to enjoy their favourite form of Lakeland village life! In the village centre, explore tempting cafes and a wide range of shops - everything from local craft to expert outdoor clothing. Ambleside is home to several acclaimed Lake District restaurants (try the Glass House for a memorable evening out) as well as many affordable cafes and family-oriented options. Ambleside even has two cinemas - the 5-screen Zeffirellis for mainstream films or the interesting Fellinis - a studio cinema with vegetarian restaurant. Perfect for a rainy day! Within walking distance of Ambleside village centre is Waterhead Pier; the departure point for Windermere Lake Cruises. With regular departures throughout the day, you'll find the elegant 'steamers' or smaller launches a perfect way to explore without a car. The boats travel the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness and Lakeside.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x twin bedroom, bathroom, lounge / diner, kitchen, garden and permit parking
  • Gas central heating, Wood burning stove, Wi-Fi, Smart TV, Shower over bath, Electric oven, Gas hob, Washer /dryer, Fridge/freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, Garden furniture, Parking permit provided for local car parks on a first come, first served type of basis
  • Additional on-street permit for non-allocated spaces, subject to space availability
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Key Collection from Ambleside

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas