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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041531)


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Elaine

    “Beautiful cottage with well equipped kitchen, great location for Ambleside ( just a 10 minute walk).”

    Only issues washing line has become detached from property. ( broken at some point) and lack of toilet rolls.

    Only issues washing line has become detached from property. ( broken at some point) and lack of toilet rolls.

    - Elaine, May 2024


  • Over 2 floors
  • 4 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suite facilities, 1 x super king or 2 twins (specify when booking), 1 x double on ground floor
  • 2 x shower rooms
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen / dining area
  • Second lounge
  • Utility room
  • Furnished balcony
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Semi-Detached Lakeland property
  • Log burning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV/ DVD player
  • Balcony with outdoor dining furniture
  • Range Cooker with new induction hob and electric oven
  • Utility room with washer, dryer and additional fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge /freezer
  • Krups Coffee Machine (Nespresso pods compatible)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for three medium cars
  • Convenient location 10 minutes' walk to village centre
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Hillhead Cottage, as the name suggests, is set in an elevated position overlooking the fells just a ten minute walk from the centre of Ambleside Village. This really is one of the most desirable locations in Ambleside and this modern, semi-detached property has been finished to a high standard and offers spacious, quality accommodation in a first class location. Hillhead is a popular property whatever the time of year and much loved by guests for bringing groups of family and friends together. The property is built into the hillside and the living areas are all on the ground floor as you enter the property along with one of the bedrooms and adjacent shower room. The main lounge is a bright and airy room which opens to a large balcony with beautiful views across the roof tops to Wansfell to the east and Loughrigg and the distant Coniston Fells to the west. Double doors open the lounge up to the family kitchen dining area which includes a reading area with great views and a cosy log burning stove. A second, smaller lounge is also on this floor providing twin sofas, a further flat screen television and a games console. Also on this floor is the utility room providing laundry and and drying facilities; Hillhead provides accommodation whatever the weather! On the lower ground floor there are a further three bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms and a further family shower room. The bustling village of Ambleside offers a great selection of local bars, restaurants and cafes along with a great range of local shops many selling local produce. Situated in the heart of the Lake District there are a myriad of walks from the door, follow in the footsteps of William Wordsworth and enjoy an afternoon stroll to Grasmere, the more adventurous might head right out of the door directly onto the footpath to Fairfield Horseshoe, a favourite of many a Lakeland Fell walker, and if you believe a little effort deserves a reward why not watch the sunset from the top of the nearby Wansfell! == Accommodation in detail The front door of Hillhead Cottage opens to a hallway that leads the bright and airy lounge with comfortable sofas set around the coffee table and positioned to take in the best of the views. French doors open to a large balcony with outdoor dining furniture, ideal for an alfresco dinner whilst enjoying the beautiful views to the surrounding fells. Double doors open to the kitchen/dining area and the offer the option of great open plan layout to that really enhances the social feel of this cottage. Fitted shaker style cabinets are accompanied by an electric oven, integrated microwave, induction hob, dish washer and fridge/freezer. The family dining table is a great place to gather as a family for breakfast or in the evening for dinner with friends. A cosy log burning stove and a couple of comfortable armchairs looking out across the beautiful view are a great place to relax with a good book or the morning papers. Also leading off the hallway from the front door is the first of Hillhead's four bedrooms. This bedroom is a comfortable double room which is ideal for those who do not want to use the stairs. An adjacent shower room offers a shower cubicle, basin and WC. The second lounge is stylishly finished with comfy sofas, large screen TV and a games console. The utility room has washing machine, dryer, fridge, sink and useful storage units Heading down the stairs to the lower ground floor there are three more bedrooms. The first is a king size room with en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. This bedroom also offers a spacious walk in wardrobe and French doors directly onto the garden. The next bedroom is a spacious king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath, basin and WC. The final bedroom, with views over the garden is offered either as a luxurious super king or can be split to form two 3ft twin beds (please specify your choice when booking). Across the landing is the final shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. To the rear of the property there are mature gardens that can be accessed either via a flight of steps from the balcony, the French doors from the master bedroom or a small path that winds down beside the house. The garden has high hedges that give excellent privacy and a range of mature trees and shrubs surround a small lawn. To the front of the property the private driveway can accommodate up to three cars with additional limited on street parking nearby. Location Hillhead Cottage enjoys a wonderful location; peacefully secluded a ten minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside. Ambleside village is located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. The surrounding scenery of Lakeland Fells is dramatic, and lends a stunning backdrop to the Lakeland stone buildings and attractive streets of the village. One of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities, Ambleside village is alive with interesting local businesses, shops and acclaimed Lake District restaurants and pubs. Larger groups or families will love the freedom this location brings. Stroll to the shops or out for a coffee, then wander to Waterhead Pier to take a cruise on the Lake. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from Waterhead Pier (just outside the village centre) and provide a scenic and car free route to Bowness and Lakeside. A fabulous way for all to explore. For walking, Ambleside is renowned as a hub for enthusiasts. Numerous famous routes begin close by, and a wide range of strolls take in breath-taking scenery without having to travel too far. Ambleside is well stocked with outdoor shops and route information is widely available. By night, you'll find plenty to entertain. Catch a film at one of the two cinemas, enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or sample some of our region's finest dining…all just a stroll from your doorstep! Further afield the A591 winds its way from Ambleside to Grasmere and Keswick, branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead

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.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

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