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Old Stones Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042507)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Haywood

    “The only quibble we have is that for some reason the hot water ran out.”

    .. and we couldn't find anything in the info or through the Nest controller to temporarily boost the hot water heating.

    .. and we couldn't find anything in the info or through the Nest controller to temporarily boost the hot water heating. It was ok though, we just used the shower downstairs, and other than that, the stay and the cottage were great!

    - Haywood, November 2021


The property

Old Stones Cottage is set in a quiet side lane in Ambleside with all the village amenities right on your doorstep. It has now been thoughtfully brought up to date and offers a delightful place to stay in an ideal location. Guests will be able to enjoy the local area without the need to use the car on a daily basis. With the lake a gentle ten minute stroll away you can enjoy lake cruises in all seasons or simply sit in the park by the water and admire the views. Ambleside has good local shops for all your daily needs, a remarkable choice of restaurants, pubs and cafes as well as the ever popular Zeffirellis and Fellinis cinemas hosting the best films and periodic live streaming of opera and ballet. With plenty of walks to keep even the most adventurous happy, local parks with tennis, bowls and mini-golf, plus numerous places to visit in the area you may never need to use the car after your arrival. Accommodation: Small inner entrance porch leading through to lounge with comfy leather sofas, gas log burner, large smart TV with freeview HD, DVD player, CD player and free Wi-Fi. Well-equipped cream shaker style kitchen leads off lounge with neat dining area and small breakfast bar. To the rear of the kitchen is a downstairs shower room with large enclosure with electric shower, basin and wc. There is also a small cupboard housing the washer and dryer. Back door leading to rear patio. Upstairs on the first floor is a lovely light twin room to the rear of the house and a large master bedroom with king sized bed and plenty of fitted cupboards. On the first floor you will also find a spacious family bathroom with freestanding double ended bath, separate power shower, basin and wc. The second floor is reached via a flight of steep stairs where you will find a delightful bedroom with sloping rooflines, double bed and fitted cupboards. Furnishings throughout are in a contemporary cottage style and the property is cosy in all seasons. Outside: Being set in a quiet side lane there is hardly any passing traffic and yet all the village amenities are on the doorstep. Small rear patio with garden seating. Secure bike locker to fit three bikes on the rear patio. Residents parking permit for one car on a first come first park basis and additional parking permit allows free use of the long stay car parks. Ambleside village 2 mins walk. Lake shore 10 mins walk.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas woodburning-effect fire
  • Gas central heating and gas woodburning-effect fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview HD, DVD player, CD player and Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking permit for one car on a first-come, first, served basis and free use of the long stay car parks
  • Rear patio with garden seating and secure bike locker for three bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter