- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
7 Customer Review(s)
5min walk into Ambleside.
5min walk into Ambleside. Comfy beds, open plan living area, off road parking. Enjoyable stay would return.- Chris, December 2021
Thank you for your comments, we are glad you had a good stay over New Year. Property Owner
“After reading previous reviews on this bungalow we were a little apprehensive.”
This is our experience of the property: Location is very good, away from the crowds but only 5 minutes walk into the town centre. The parking we found OK, we have a 5 door mini clubman and managed to use the driveway and get in and out even if a car was parked opposite. Our first impression of the bungalow as we walked through the door was the damp, musty smell. Luckily we had good weather that week so opened what windows we could (the bathroom window is one sealed unit, which is probably why the bungalow is damp) and the the extractor fan going in the bathroom. This helped a little but i am surprised that no-one else has commented on this. Cleanliness was acceptable so long as you did not look too closely, and the bed, which had a padded protector on top of it, was ok. The kitchen was reasonably stocked although could have done with a decent saucepan. Took us some time to suss out the tv, which is not straight forward and does not come with any instructions. Overall the bungalow was overpriced for what it is, but then so was every holiday cottage this year, we will not be returning.- Michael, September 2021
“A mixed bag, this property could be so much better.”
Other reviews highlighted cleanliness issues. We called three days before arriving to highlight this and ask for a thorough clean, to the best of our knowledge this didn’t happen. On arrival we reported cleanliness issues and the outside bin was full. A great response was received to the bin issue, 45 minutes later someone arrived to take some of that away to give us some refuse space. The cleanliness issue waited until Tuesday after bank holiday Monday. Very frustrating. The master bed is an extremely firm mattress and we were very uncomfortable for three nights. A double quilt was brought around during the cleaning visit and we used this as a make do topper. The bed was less uncomfortable after this. I would strongly recommend the owner invest in a topper for future guests. I say a mixed bag as some of the house has been updated and some is dated. The doors and wooden porch are all worn. The bottom half of the kitchen is old and worn, but the wall units and utility have what appear to be much newer white gloss units in them? The kitchen is reasonably stocked but could do with more cutlery, we were forever getting dirty cutlery out of the dish washer to hand wash as we had ran out of something. Some of the crockery and glasses were chipped. The appliances were good, good size fridge freezer, oven and half size dishwasher with a washer drier in the utility. The location is great and we enjoyed sitting out on the gravel at the front to watch the sun go down and look at the hills. Again, if this was made a proper patio area with a lot of shrubbery removed the views and comfort would be better. It’s a nice quiet location with a short walk into town or to the lake shore. The drive is narrow and the road markings outside allow a vehicle to park opposite the drive making reversing in tricky. Again this could easily be improved by trimming some of the shrubs and removing the old rusty gates. Nice lounge with a comfortable sofa, but checking for lost toys on departure I found loads of dirt in between the cushions. The porch is nice and large and is a good practical boot room with lots of hanging space for coats. A mixed bag!- Stewart, August 2021
“The cottage needed cleaning when we got there, spider cobwebs all over, dead wasp half way down the kitchen window, crumbs in the cutlery drawer and lots of crumbs and bits on the floor.”
Single beds had double duvet sheets on so became very uncomfortable. The garden was overgrown so you could not sit out and it was overlooked by other houses at the back. The driveway was also overgrown and so very difficult to get a larger car into, as such we had to park on the street and the local neighbours were very bad tempered and argumentative about where we had to park our car. The garage was great to have space for the bikes and canoe, but this again was very dirty and we have residue from old garage floor paint all over our stuff. We were not in the cottage for any length of time as we were out doing activities, so not a huge impact on our holiday, we unfortunately would not recommend this accommodation.- Leigh, August 2021
“The property hadn't had a good clean during changeover.”
The amount of dust and greasy partly cleaned items in the kitchen was unacceptable. Bashed an broken lampshade in the bedroom, cobwebs, peeling paint on the garage and most of the exterior, rusty garden furniture and a coaster covering up a hole in the carpet in the hallway. I do have photos if required?- Edward, July 2021
“Brilliant, quiet location with the shops, restaurants and pier a pleasant walk away.”
A short steep hill on the way back, but fine for your average person. Good to have own parking though the drive is a little awkward to get in and out of as sloped and a bit narrow. House is comfortable but the owners use agencies to care for it so it felt a bit impersonal and slightly unloved compared to other properties we have stayed at. We were disturbed by garden contractors at 9am one morning cutting hedges, they attend every 2 weeks apparently. Needs more thorough cleaning. Crumbs in cutlery drawer, dusty ledges and poorly cleaned bathroom floor. Sofa and bed were comfortable, kitchen well appointed. Good bathroom and plenty of hot water along with a massive bath. No hill views and lacked evening sunshine in the back garden, this could be improved by tree trimming on the boundary with next door. A good base and reasonable house, but for me it lacked tlc and wow factor. Plenty to do close by. Cycle or walk to Grasmere for stunning scenery, boat trip on Windermere, Holehird Gardens was beautiful, walk up Wansfell or to the local waterfalls for a workout and delicious vegetarian food at Fellinis. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and the biggest garden centre I've ever seen at the end of the road!- Karen, June 2021
“Comfy, quiet, spacious, great location.”- Jonathan, May 2021
- Over 1 floor
- 2 x bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin bedroom, luxury bathroom, lounge with TV, kitchen, dining space, utility room, garage, garden, patio and private parking.
- Modern single story Lakeland property, superb views, 5 minute stroll to Ambleside centre, gas central heating, Wi-Fi, electric oven & hob, Smeg fridge with ice compartment, small freezer, microwave, dishwasher, utility with washer / dryer, garage being ideal for bikes etc, front patio garden, rear garden with furniture, private parking space plus garage, bed linen and towels provided.
This modern property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell, only a gentle stroll from the heart of bustling Ambleside. Enjoying the very best of both worlds this contemporary single level cottage sits in a peaceful position yet only a few minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples or a family can spread out here, relax and soak up those views. Beautifully presented we think you will agree the open plan living space is perfect and with access to the rear garden / patio area complete with furniture to sip a cuppa or even a glass or two! == Accommodation in detail Park right outside or even use the garage; there is a front garden area and entrance porch, perfect for walking clobber. Enter the open plan living space, bright and airy lounge area with sumptuous leather relaxing furniture set on the oak floor admiring the outlook. An opening through to the well equipped kitchen / dining area. Off the kitchen is a useful utility with small freezer and access to the rear garden / patio area and pond. An inner hallway leads to the beautiful bedrooms; one king size and one twin and the luxurious bathroom with double ended designer bath and separate monsoon shower cubicle. Location Little Lark Cottage nestles in a peaceful spot yet only a few minute's stroll from the centre of Ambleside. A holiday property in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year. For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the renowned Force Mill restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellinis has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music.
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.
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