On the first floor there is a spacious lounge with open fire
Lovely views across Ambleside from the lounge
The large dining room with dresser
Lots of welcoming touches make this a lovely home from home
The stable door leads into the well-equipped kitchen
There is plenty of space to take off muddy boots and walking gear
The pretty bedroom with double bed
Bathroom with shower over bath
Looking towards the cottage from the lawn
Steps lead down to the patio with lovely views toward Loughrigg
The lawn to the side of the cottage
In a quiet corner of Ambeside but only a short stroll down the hill to the village
View towards the property
1 / 13  On the first floor there is a spacious lounge with open fire
2 / 13  Lovely views across Ambleside from the lounge
3 / 13  The large dining room with dresser
4 / 13  Lots of welcoming touches make this a lovely home from home
5 / 13  The stable door leads into the well-equipped kitchen
6 / 13  There is plenty of space to take off muddy boots and walking gear
7 / 13  The pretty bedroom with double bed
8 / 13  Bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 13  Looking towards the cottage from the lawn
10 / 13  Steps lead down to the patio with lovely views toward Loughrigg
11 / 13  The lawn to the side of the cottage
12 / 13  In a quiet corner of Ambeside but only a short stroll down the hill to the village
13 / 13  View towards the property

Brae Cottage

Ambleside, Lake District
VE We’re good to go schemeQIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty detached cottage in the heart of Ambleside on an elevated position with views of the hills
  • Close to a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and shops
  • Pretty private garden area to the side of the cottage and an open fire with fuel provided, for those cooler evenings
Property code: 63171

A romantic, whitewashed cottage in a quiet corner of the bustling village of Ambleside perfect for couples wanting to explore the mountains and have easy access to restaurants and shops.

This lovely detached cottage offers a spacious, comfortable home for two, perfect for couples wanting to have the convenience of being in the village of Ambleside. Where you will find there is a fantastic selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs, to get down into the village there is just a short stroll down the hill and into the village centre. This property is also ideally located within easy reach to the many surrounding fells and lakes, all worth a visit and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The stable door leads from the little lane directly into the kitchen where there is a settle and plenty of space for walking gear and muddy boots, the kitchen has shaker units and slate floor and is well-equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Next door to the kitchen is the large dining room, perfect for those romantic meals together. Stairs lead up to the first floor where you will find the lounge with and open fire set in a traditional slate hearth as a wonderful, welcoming focal point, there are also two deep leather sofas to relax on and a TV to enjoy a movie after a day’s walking. This room is dual aspect and has lovely views across the village to the hills beyond. Off the lounge there is a romantic double bedroom with oak furniture and completing the accommodation is the bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Another stable door leads from the lounge out into a pretty, south facing garden, offering a patio and lawn area cleverly built into the slope of the hillside. There is off road parking for one small car beside the cottage.  A parking permit is provided for larger vehicles for use in a car park which is a 5 minute walk away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Open fire (fuel included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car beside the property.
  • A parking permit is provided for larger vehicles for use in a car park which is 5 minutes walk away
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants within walking distance
  • TV in lounge

Holly Popham

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lorraine, 23rd July 2021

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Lovely cottage but needs some money spending on it. Over priced. Uncomfortable bed and pillows, carpet was dirty, unstable toilet seat, lots of cobwebs, no sun loungers, very old outside table, etc. For the price we paid it should be better. Location excellent.

Reviewed by Bette, 16th July 2021

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Situation and outside space excellent, apart from a very lumpy mattress, delightful, cozy cottage - but, be warned, there is no shaver plug.

Reviewed by Stephen, 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jessica, 5th July 2021

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it was enjoyable a few things a later check out being out at 10 was a rush. could have done with a better mattress on the bed as its just a basic spring mattress uncomfortable needs updating. We also found that the plug sockets where very low to the ground so struggled. We found the garden not enclosed enough for the dog and she likes to explore soRead more had to be on the lead in garden. Overall comfort ok and easy to get to the shops and walks. Easy check in key safe. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 25th June 2021

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This cottage is ideally located in Ambleside. It is clean, comfortable, and very well equipped, and makes a terrific base for exploring the Lake District. Everything was in working order. The instructions left for visitors was very helpful, and there is even a parking pass for the SLDC Council car park at the bottom of the road, which is also validRead more in other car parks in Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere. We would not hesitate booking this cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by David, 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Ronnie, 11th June 2021

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Lovely, comfortable cottage. Very well equipped for 2 guests. Great location, out of the tourists way but very close to all facilities. Two good pubs within a few minutes walk. Town centre no more than 5 minutes. Our VW Polo fitted neatly into the available parking space and we did not need to use any town parking. We liked the two floor arrangemenRead moret with kitchen dining room and entrance on ground floor and living room bedroom and bathroom on very cosy second floor giving great view. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie, 1st June 2021

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Nice clean accommodation with lovely garden and views great location for the town. Everywhere is really dog friendly. Loved the boat trip across to Windermere . Had a lovely meal at Sheilas Cottage very welcoming and dog friendly too. Ambleside is a lovely town with plenty of places to eat .

Reviewed by Ian, 14th May 2021

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Great little cottage but needs a little tlc on floors upstairs

Reviewed by Jennifer, 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Tina, 23rd April 2021

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Great location, comfortable living space with nice views.

Reviewed by Dilip, 19th April 2021

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Great location just a few minutes walk to the town. Very comfortable accommodation, lovely little patio where we enjoyed early evening drinks, added bonus of seeing Euro Fighters and Hawks aircraft!!

Reviewed by Annabel, 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Warm and comfortable. The only drawback is the rather underpowered shower and sparse kitchen equipment, but it wouldnt put us off staying here again!

Reviewed by Celia, 16th October 2020

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Great location, beautiful views however overpriced for what you get. Very uncomfortable bed and sofas, no dishwasher. Great little terrace and warm cottage but sparsely equipped kitchen. Parking is truly only for a very tiny car or else park in town and walk to the property. Overpriced for what it is.

Reviewed by Sian, 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Martin, 11th September 2020

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A lovely cottage perched on Nook Lane., ideally placed to explore the area & cosy to get back to.

Reviewed by Joe, 4th September 2020

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Fantastic property in a great location, handy for all the amenities in Ambleside.

Reviewed by Debra, 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Ruth, 31st July 2020

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Good location for the town.. Parking very tight by cottage but good to have a space reserved in the main town car park. Garden needs to be dog proofed as advertised for dogs. Inside the cottage it was a bit tired looking considering hadn't been used from march.would stay there again if more care was put in the little things ..

Reviewed by Alexandra, 24th July 2020

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Lovely location up a quiet hill but parking too small for anything bigger than a very small car. Needs amenities updating but overall its a nice, comfortable cottage with easy access to the town. Handy permit provided for parking in the car park at the bottom of the hill. Had a lovely stay here. Would return if small but invaluable improvements werRead moree made. Hide

Reviewed by Celia, 10th July 2020

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Great location but overall the cottage needs some attention. Kitchen equipment very sparse and cooker not operating correctly with no instruction.Garden to roadside not secure for dogs as no gate in place and patio furniture uncomfortable.No welcome instructions regarding recycling,bins etc.Parking an issue as farmer cannot pass with tractor so hadRead more to move car although parked to line as instructed. Hide

Reviewed by Jane, 13th March 2020

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The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog. Warm cosy and only a few minutes walk to the shops in Ambleside. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Tracy, 9th March 2020

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Good location on a slight hill which leads to the village. About a 10 minute stroll. Nice furnishings, compact and everything you need for a stay which is home from home. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Emma, 22nd February 2020

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A wonderful cottage in a perfect location! Fabulous space downstairs for drying wet clothes and an equally appreciated log fire for keeping warm upstairs. All you could need for a couple.

Reviewed by Diane, 15th November 2019

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Beautiful cottage, very well presented and very warm. Finished to a high quality, good location but on a hill.

Reviewed by Moira, 1st November 2019

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We had a lovely weekend break with our dog we would love to come back again

Reviewed by Debbie, 25th October 2019

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The cottage is cosy and snug and well located both for town and the fells. We had a great week weather-wise and loved looking at the fells from our windows. There is a lot of space to put all your muddy boots, coats and cases downstairs and we loved the upstairs lounge using our trays almost every night!

Reviewed by Mike, 11th October 2019

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Comfortable,clean and convenient, what else does one want!

Reviewed by Stephen, 4th October 2019

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A wonderful comfortable cottage, great location in a peaceful area but only a few mins walk to the centre of the village. We will be staying here again!

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On the first floor there is a spacious lounge with open fire
Lovely views across Ambleside from the lounge
The large dining room with dresser
Lots of welcoming touches make this a lovely home from home
The stable door leads into the well-equipped kitchen
There is plenty of space to take off muddy boots and walking gear
The pretty bedroom with double bed
Bathroom with shower over bath
Looking towards the cottage from the lawn
Steps lead down to the patio with lovely views toward Loughrigg
The lawn to the side of the cottage
Show 1 moreIn a quiet corner of Ambeside but only a short stroll down the hill to the village

Location

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1/3 Deposit

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