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Riverside Cottages No 2

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040957)

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was in the most amazing location, only a 10 minute walk into town down a quiet scenic lane with a large garden and a river flowing past.”

    The scenery was idyllic and at the end of the lane was a large park and we had such easy access to a range of walks and more challenging hikes. We had all the facilities we required and once you got used to the quirks of the cottage e.g which way to turn the bath taps on, knowing that the hot water tap runs slow at night, where to switch on the towel rail etc it was easy to live with for a week. There were plenty of plug sockets all conveniently placed, the water was piping hot, loads of ...

    The scenery was idyllic and at the end of the lane was a large park and we had such easy access to a range of walks and more challenging hikes. We had all the facilities we required and once you got used to the quirks of the cottage e.g which way to turn the bath taps on, knowing that the hot water tap runs slow at night, where to switch on the towel rail etc it was easy to live with for a week. There were plenty of plug sockets all conveniently placed, the water was piping hot, loads of kitchen equipment although we had to wash a few items on arrival, a private, a dishwasher and washing machine, large sized car park space outside, dog friendly and boot friendly flooring, ultra warm bedding and it was comfortable to stay in for a week for two adults and a dog. There were also a range of games, books and DVDs that we were welcome to use. A couple of things that could be improved - the chicken wire fencing in the garden was not secure and our beagle investigated next doors garden which was a shame as we then couldn't let him out for an early morning sniff around and this was a main reason for booking the cottage. The steps down into the garden are wobbly and the garden chairs have definitely seen better days so we didn't even sit on them. The bed was super squeaky when you lay down or turned over however we got used to this. The Dyson hoover didn't have a brush attachment and the hose was cracked making it hard to clean with which is probably why the cottage wasn't as clean as it could have been on arrival. The final thing was that it was quite a corporate "welcome" and lacked the personal touch that you receive in other places - we had a cleaning kit left for us whereas our family members received milk, bread, balloons (!), chocolates etc in other cottages which was more memorable and well received. So an overall score of 8/10 from us. The cottage had almost everything we asked for and we were very sad to leave.

    - Mr Wilson, August 2021

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The property

Only a gentle stroll from the centre of Ambleside village, this perfectly formed cottage retreat enjoys a tranquil riverside setting with patio and large private garden. Simple, elegant decor in muted shades adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The cosy living room is all you need after a day on the surrounding fells, with sumptuous leather furnishings, TV and DVD. Once you've sampled all the restaurants in walking distance (much more than a week's worth!), you'll find the kitchen and dining room comfortable for a special meal in - the table will accommodate 4 people. If you crave the peace and quiet of a rural property, but want Lake Windermere and Ambleside close by, this sought-after cottage is an ideal choice. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 2 cars, right outside the cottage. Enter from the parking area to an open plan living area with deep-cushioned furnishings, a neat kitchen and dining area with table for 4 people. Pretty double bedroom with dressing table and ample storage for clothes and belongings. Modern bathroom with shower over bath. Outside you'll find a large garden and small patio with seating. Location Ambleside village centre is packed with tasty eateries and has a wide range of contemporary shops - from useful supermarkets to quirky gift stores. As the village is a popular base for walking in the Lake District, you'll also find a large number of expert outdoor clothing stores. By night, there is plenty of entertainment in Ambleside. Enjoy a special meal out at one of several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, such as The Glass House. Sample some real Lakeland ale in one of the cosy traditional pubs, or catch a film at one of the two independent cinemas in Ambleside. Ambleside is a great base for exploring the wider Lake District. The A591 is the main Lake District route, and continues on from Ambleside to historic Grasmere, and towards must-see locations such as Hawkshead, the Langdale Valley and Coniston. Windermere Lake Cruises are a popular Lake District holiday attraction; walk from Ambleside village centre to Waterhead Pier and you can catch one of the famous steamers to Bowness or Lakeside. A great way to explore car-free.

Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Storage heating with feature electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD player/Hi-fi, Radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 11 min walk
  • Shop 12 min walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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