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The Bay Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064443)

4.6

Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Anthony

    “The property was very good.”

    However, the level of service from Sykes was appalling. We had ants all over the kitchen including the work surfaces when we arrived on Friday evening. I tried to call Sykes on Saturday morning and eventually managed to get through around 10am to explain the issue. They said they would get a maintenance team round to look at the issue. I called at 4pm as no one had been in contact. I was told that the maintenance team had other issues to deal with and they would get to us. On Monday morning I ...

    However, the level of service from Sykes was appalling. We had ants all over the kitchen including the work surfaces when we arrived on Friday evening. I tried to call Sykes on Saturday morning and eventually managed to get through around 10am to explain the issue. They said they would get a maintenance team round to look at the issue. I called at 4pm as no one had been in contact. I was told that the maintenance team had other issues to deal with and they would get to us. On Monday morning I called again to he told that someone would be out that day. We were told that they had a key so we would not have to leave the key. When we got back no one had been so we called again to be told that the maintenance team called twice but we weren't in and they had no key. Eventually on Tuesday at around 5.30pm some came with ant powder and ant traps. When we checked out on Thursday morning we still had issues with ants. The Sykes customer service team were incompetent.

    - Anthony, April 2024

Summary

  • Over three floors: Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC,1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC,1 x double with walk-in shower and en-suite cloakroom
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner with Smart TV
  • Lower-ground-floor utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one small to medium car, public car park available nearby (pay & display) for additional cars
  • Small rear patio with furniture (4 chairs)
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: The property is alongside a road so some road noise may be heard

The property

The Bay Cottage is a stunning Victorian mid-terrace home spread across three storeys located in the heart of the charming Cumbrian town of Ambleside. The Bay Cottage is a great option for groups of up to six people, thanks to its convenient position in the Lake District National Park at the lake's northern edge. The property has one off-street parking spot that may can accommodate a small to medium car, well as a small patio in the back with a bistro table where you can enjoy your morning coffee while planning the days ahead. The first of three bedrooms, a magnificent double with en suite shower room, is located on the ground floor, together with a welcoming sitting room with bay window affording views of the neighbouring fields, plush sofas, and a Smart TV. Proceed to the lower-ground-floor, where you'll discover the large kitchen/dining area, perfect for preparing delicious meals to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar for four or the dining table for six. There is also a cloakroom and a utility on this floor for your use. Ascend to the first floor to find the two remaining double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and the other with a shower in the room and an en-suite cloakroom. You can stroll through town and see the Armitt Library & Museum Centre, the interesting Ambleside Fort, the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force, and the Old Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchen, and Luigis for a family supper. Windermere is the next stop, where you can enjoy a variety of watersports on the lake, breath-taking vistas from Queen Adelaide's Hill, delicious seafood at Hooked, and the popular World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. The town of Bowness-on-Windermere is close by, and it's worth a trip if any in your party are foodies. It's home to three Michelin Star restaurants: Henrock, HRiSHi, and Gilpin Spice. A little further out is Grasmere, where you may see William Wordsworth's old house as well as the Grasmere Brewery and the Dove Bistro. For a memorable stay in Cumbria, choose The Bay Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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