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North Cottage

Ambleside, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporary detached cottage in the heart of Ambleside - close to a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Elevated position with views of the hills with Lake Windermere a stroll away
  • Shared patio garden area to the front of the cottage with expansive views 
Property code: 53138

This is a perfect cottage for those wanting to be in the heart of Ambleside. Ideal for a couple looking for a cosy retreat, whilst having the benefit of walks, shops, pubs and a wide choice of restaurants all within a stone's throw of the cottage. Ambleside is at the northern end of Lake Windermere, England's longest lake and is surrounded by rolling fells and offers access to the higher mountain tops. If you enjoy the outdoors Ambleside makes a perfect base from which to explore the whole area.

This contemporary property is approached up a steep access drive, then via a large set of steps through a stone archway and up again to a level patio area where you can enjoy views across the rooftops to the fells. The front door leads into an entrance hall with slate flagged floor, a bench and space to leave coats and muddy walking boots. There is a spacious open-plan lounge/diner with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and large corner sofa and partial exposed traditional Lakeland stone wall. The picture window offers superb views over the attractive terrace towards Loughrigg. There is a wood burner effect gas fire set on slate hearth, TV and DVD - all combining to make this a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. There is also a dining table and chairs, perfect for sharing a romantic meal. A door leads to the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. Stairs lead to an attractive and spacious king-size bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. There are excellent views over the terrace towards Loughrigg. There is a spacious mezzanine landing with chaise longue leading to bathroom with shower over bath and WC. 

Outside there is a shared patio garden area with furniture provided and good views of the fells. There is a parking permit supplied for a near-by long stay car park.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave
  • Parking permit for 1 car
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within walking distance
  • TV, DVD, CD
  • Approx - 40 steps up to the property
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bart, 4th May 2024

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Reviewed by Cecile, 30th March 2024

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Reviewed by Aisling, 9th March 2024

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A few issues with cleanliness but otherwise this is a great location and a cosy cottage to stay in ps. Be careful on the terrace as it is slippery in the rain!

Reviewed by Jane, 3rd February 2024

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A cosy and comfortable cottage. Warm, and the location is excellent . The steps up to it were not an issue, neither was the parking. There are a few minor niggles that need addressing but nothing that stopped us enjoying our stay

Reviewed by Lydia, 27th November 2023

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Lovely little cottage well appointed and decor just needs slight updating . On the whole clean but a few extra attention to detail needed ( spillage under settee found from previous residents ) behind microwave needed cleaning . Facilities good ,Tv needs updating , felt safe and secure Steps not an issue, parking not a problem with permit . Would gRead moreo again to stay ..almost perfect for us apart from a few tweaks Hide

Reviewed by Jake, 4th November 2023

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My partner and I stayed at North cottage for 7 nights and we were well impressed . The stylish decor and layout of the cottage was great . The heating was fantastic . There was plenty of room to have our own space also . The bed was comfortable . All kitchen necessaties were provided , it had everything you need and was in a fantastic location in tRead morehe middle of ambleside . It was quiet too . Only issue ,Could do with a bigger bin . North cottage was fantastic we would stay again Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 28th October 2023

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Excellent location.

Reviewed by Louisa, 22nd October 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay: a very cosy cottage and perfect location. We would totally recommend it and may well return again.

Reviewed by Sarah, 7th October 2023

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Lovely trip. Cottage is in a perfect situation. Close to all amenities including bus stop but feels quiet and good view as high up. Great recommendations in cottage info for bus out and walk back walks . Cottage is warm and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Alexander, 21st September 2023

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Really no complaints. Lovely cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ian, 13th September 2023

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Lovely cottage with view across to hills. Comfortable, cosy and in a quiet peaceful setting allowing us to sleep exceptionally well. No noise from people or traffic even though it is centrally located within Ambleside. The supplied parking permit was very handy as was the list of local car parks where we could use the permit.

Reviewed by Gary, 2nd September 2023

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Good central location for all amenities, nice to gave somewhere to sit in the courtyard, and comfortable inside. There are a fair few steps up to the property but they were ok for us (even after a day climbing the hills).

Reviewed by Tony, 22nd July 2023

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A really lovely cottage with some decent views , whether you want to walk or go out on the lake it is a perfect location, with a good choice of restaurants etc , really quiet location and had a lovely rest during my stay

Reviewed by Sandra, 1st July 2023

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Lovely cottage, good location for local pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Michael, 24th June 2023

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Just back from a lovely 1st time visit to the Lakes, the Cottage was lovely and well placed to amenities and pubs and restaurants, comfortable and everything you need is available, didn't have the best weather but doesn't stop you exploring this lovely place? Would love to come back in tge Autumn maybe, I would stay here again

Reviewed by Peter, 21st May 2023

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North Cottage is a lovely house, very comfortable. It is in the very centre of Ambleside. It was surprisingly very quiet which was great. The parking permit was very useful. The parking and unloading/loading wasnt an issue. It was so good we have booked again for later in the year.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Turp, 29th April 2023

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Lovely cottage, great location, really comfortable bed, spacious living space, lovely view. We really enjoyed our time here.

Reviewed by Gwen, 24th April 2023

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Reviewed by Nicholas, 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Carol, 18th March 2023

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Lovely cottage Excellent location. Home from home comforts

Reviewed by Amanda, 27th February 2023

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Reviewed by Sally, 9th February 2023

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Perfect location. Parking wasnt an issue, the permit was fab and was plenty space to park on local car park (stayed in feb). Lovely property, well equipped.

Reviewed by James, 2nd February 2023

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Really lovely stay, great to be right in the centre of Ambleside with all the great parts of the town on your doorstep, the cottage was great, cosy and warm. Recommend this if you want to stay in Ambleside.

Reviewed by Sam, 17th January 2023

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Pros; location is amazing bang in the centre of Ambleside with an elevated view. The provision of a parking permit was great and the off site parking didnt phase us. The size of the cottage is good and it feels quite spacious for two. The price was good. Cons; the cottage is a bit tired feeling and could do with some attention to address areas of dRead moreamp and mould and improve furnishings such as the pillows on the bed were terrible and some of the other areas could do with a refresh/refurb too. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne, 8th January 2023

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Great stay everything was very comfortable and all in all a good stay location was also very good for everything would definitely return

Reviewed by Steve, 10th December 2022

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Loved North Cottage. Really spacious and well equipped. It was bitter cold while we stayed but the heating was good and we loved the gas fire. Great walks straight from the door. Bit of a walk from local car park but not a problem for us and the car park pass covers this and lots of other car parks in the lakes. So close to the centre of Ambleside,Read more pubs, bars and restaurants and a Tesco express just up the road. Would definitely recommend and will stay at North Cottage again. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 7th December 2022

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Positives - Quaint and quiet cottage away from the noise of Ambleside but in the village so close to everything, with lovely views from the bedroom. Great to have a car park pass as well, so did not have to worry about driving. Be aware of - the cottage is located up steps which can be a challenge in the dark when carrying bags as the lighting is nRead moreot brilliant. The heating system was a problem resulting in inconsistent temperatures in the winter Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 12th November 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley, 5th November 2022

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A lovely cottage in a great location, right in the middle of Ambleside with all its restaurants and shops, but being set back from the road and up some steps we didnt feel like we were. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The parking permit was good and we managed to park in the Lake Road car park wRead morehich is only a short walk from the cottage. We did several walks from the cottage so didnt use the car every day. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 29th October 2022

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Pleasant small cottage near to the centre of Ambleside, has two flights of stone steps to negotiate from the road.

Reviewed by Vincent, 22nd October 2022

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Hoping for a response to comments made directly to owner

Reviewed by Linda, 17th September 2022

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We did not have access to cottage until nearly 5 pm due to late arrival of cleaners but a goodwill 50 given so happy Asked to use red bags for disposal of rubbish but none left

Reviewed by Helena, 6th August 2022

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A really lovely little cottage, but be aware no parking outside other than to unload and theres 3 lots of stairs up. Ive stayed in lots of air bnbs and this was my first time with Holiday Cottages, the main difference was that basic things like, oil, cling film, foil, kitchen roll etc wasnt supplied. The cottage was otherwise very well equipped. WeRead more found Ambleside a great location, plenty of restaurants and shops nearby and walks in the area, Fairfield horseshoe, Helvellyn and Scafell Pike. Hide

Reviewed by Mark, 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by CAROLLYN, 23rd July 2022

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Lovely cottage great location Highly recommend

Reviewed by Alexander, 16th July 2022

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Second time staying at North Cottage, first time was back in 2018 and the cottage hasnt lost any of its fantastic character. We had such a relaxing time and cant wait to go back again!

Reviewed by Linda, 9th July 2022

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The lounge and bed were comfortable and we enjoyed the garden area and the kitchen was reasonably equipped. There is a damp smell however which we noticed in the middle of the heatwave that seems to come from behind the kitchen wall cabinets. Finally more detail for locating the property from street level would have been helpful due to its highly eRead morelevated position it cannot be seen in fact! Once up the steep drive there was no signage for where it's actually situated also stressful. Hide

Reviewed by Ronald, 18th June 2022

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Excellent location in the centre of Ambleside. It is quiet as it is above and set back from the road. Reversing up the slope from the road is quite a challenge, I would not like to try it in icy conditions. Very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Ian, 4th June 2022

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We returned to North Cottage for the 2nd year in a row, having first stayed there in May 2021. A beautiful little retreat, right in the centre of Ambleside & perfect for walking in just about every direction. Our friends had booked into The Studio & so we spent the entire week sharing a drink with them on the front veranda, a beautiful way to end tRead morehe evening in the Cumbrian sunshine. Hide

Reviewed by David, 21st May 2022

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Ambleside is a good starting point to explore and the cottage is perfectly situated within it, with everything close at hand, yet still feels private, with pleasant outdoor seating. Inside, the cottage has been arranged and furnished very well, including a dishwasher (very welcome) and a washer/dryer - even more welcome when it rained on the first Read moreday! There was plenty of room for all our belongings and parking was easy using the permit supplied. A lovely, comfortable holiday base. Hide

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