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Old Mill Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042490)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Duncan

    “Sykes were very good in coming out promptly to the cottage to try to sort problems.”


    The facilities and comfort of this cottage would have scored top marks except for two things. Two very important things..... 1. There is no WiFi.... Agreed that this is not listed under the facilities, and therefore my mistake, but these days I would expect this as standard in all holiday let properties 2. The shower is almost useless, if you want a hot or even remotely warm wash. To get any power it has to be freezing cold. I had to have a bath in order to wash my hair as the power in shower is so bad the shampoo wouldn't rinse out! The cottage is also in need of repair...... 1. There was water leaking into the small bedroom by the window.... A lot of water 2. The balcony has several loose tiles (this has been marked off with tape) but still needs repaired. In the car port there was a piece of plaster board from the underside of balcony which has broken and leaves a hole. This may have been done to investigate the tiles above or may be the cause. 3. There is no lock on the bathroom door. I think the owners need to spend some money getting this cottage up to the standard of the rest of The Falls properties. We have stayed in this development several times over the years and love the location. We would not return to Old Mill Cottage unless we were sure of these improvements. Lastly, although advertised as no smoking, and even having been cleaned (supposedly deep cleaned due to covid) we found a dish full of cigarette ends in living room behind the tv. I assume people had been smoking on the balcony and hid the evidence!! It made the room smell awful!!! We don't blame Sykes for this as it was behind the curtain and behind tv and I wouldn't expect furniture to be moved that much. We only found it when looking for a router, to discover there wasn't one!!!!

    - Mrs Duncan, May 2021

The property

Another of our popular properties at The Falls, Old Mill Cottage apartment was once part of the former bobbin mill which took its power from the waterfalls and produced wood-turned spindles and shuttles in the last century. The cottage is stone-built and there are good views from the sitting room balcony to Loughrigg Fell. Good walks and rambles abound in the area for all ages and abilities, and you can easily stroll into Ambleside village for day to day shopping and eating out. Accommodation: Built on two floors the property has a ground floor front door leading into the hallway where you can hang your walking gear. Large fitted contemporary dining kitchen - ideal for family meals. One good twin-bedded room on this level with built-in cupboards. Ground floor wc with hand basin. Stairs to the first floor where there is a comfortable sitting room (TV with basic Sky package, DVD, video, radio) with French windows leading onto a wide balcony which has a garden table and chairs and views down the valley - you will enjoy eating out here in warmer weather. Two further bedrooms - one double and one single. Fully fitted bathroom has bath with shower over, basin and wc. Fitted carpets throughout. The property has a light and pleasant feel. Outside: Undercover parking for one car with space for one additional smaller car behind it. Walks from the door to surrounding fells. Sitting room balcony with garden table and chairs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, radio, TV with basic Sky package and DVD Player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

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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