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Acorn Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042605)

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Stott

    “Location is excellent- the main reason we chose this cottage.”


    Bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are fine, but the sitting room is inadequate for 5 adults. The sofas are very uncomfortable and this whole space could do with rethinking to provide a comfortable living area. Disappointed to find no welcome pack or instructions on arrival. Any claim that this is Covid-related would be undermined by the fact that there were other books/leaflets available within the property. Also disappointing to find that basic supplies were so limited- had to buy toilet roll, dishwasher tabs and washing up liquid to get through the week. It's not unreasonable to expect approx £5 worth of essentials when paying £500+ for a week's stay.

    - Mr Stott, January 2022

The property

Acorn Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone built property in a characterful location just off the centre of Ambleside. The cottage has been completely refurbished to provide a stylish and comfortable holiday home for couples or a family in any season. Just a stone's throw away is the centre of Ambleside with a good cinema and pubs and restaurants abound, with Lake Windermere just a 10 minute walk away to enjoy lake cruises and boat hire. There are many walks from the door including the high tops of Fairfield Horseshoe or take a low level stroll through the park just 30 seconds away to Under Loughrigg. Whatever you choose to do, a warm welcome awaits you at Acorn Cottage. Accommodation: Entrance through the front door into the lounge with comfortable seating, gas log burner, TV with Freeview, DVD, free Wi-Fi and selection of games, books and dvd's. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with large dining table and cream shaker style units. Utility room with space to leave muddy boots and hang coats. Back door and down some steps leads to shared patio area with table and chairs. On the first floor there are two bedrooms. A single room to the rear with fitted wardrobe and master to the front with king size bed. Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and wc. On the second floor is a twin room and a further spacious shower room with oversized shower, basin and wc. Furnishing and decor throughout are stylish and tastefully chosen to create a relaxed and homely atmosphere. Gas central heating makes the property cosy in any season. Outside: Parking permit for one car provided for SLDC car parks and further residents parking permit for local on-street parking. Ambleside village 1 minute level walk. Note: Sorry no children under 5 years. Steep stairs.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas log-effect stove
  • Gas central heating and gas log-effect stove
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 1 TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for one car for SLDC car parks and residents parking permit for local on-street parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

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.

Note: Logs available for purchase locally.
Note: Sorry, no children under five years. Note: There is a basement flat that is occupied residentially.
Note: Sloping ceilings on the second floor, please mind your head.
Note: The small patio is not enclosed

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter