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Yew Tree Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042663)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • “Bedrooms and bed linen were damp to the point of uncomfortable.”


    Both single beds were recently soiled with urine, luckily local HOTL changed both mattresses and bed linen before the next night. Hoover was full to overflowing, to such an extent that the hoover hose had become fully blocked too. There was no bag in the hoover either. Flat was not very well cleaned prior to our arrival, probably due to state of the hoover. Boiler broke down on Friday, so no hot water to wash, shower nor wash up with for 2 days. Again local HOTL staff tried but failed to remedy. Maintenance asked me, the guest, where the thermostat was! They were as surprised as me that there isn’t one. Windows single glazed only and starting to rot, which p

    - Mr Mitchell, September 2021

The property

A spacious ground floor cottage-apartment next door to, and below, part of Holly Cottage (Property Ref. 1128), ideal for those who wish to avoid the use of stairs. The location is quiet and very pleasant - the cottage is set at the end of a pretty little cul-de-sac alongside the mature grounds of a former country hotel. There is virtually no passing traffic and yet the centre of Ambleside village is only a five minute stroll away just at the bottom of the hill. Regular visitors will know that the village is well served with excellent local shops, good restaurants, two cinemas, bowls, tennis and mini-golf. Mountain bikes can be hired locally and there are cruises on England's longest lake from the pier at Waterhead. The walkers amongst you will enjoy the challenge of the surrounding high fells and there are easier rambles to be had without any need to use the car on a daily basis. Accommodation: Covered outside porch shelters the front door entrance. Open plan L-shaped living area with kitchen at one end (TV, DVD, hi-fi, free wi-fi and electric flame-effect stove). The two bedrooms are accessed by separate doorways at each end of the lounge. Twin with portable TV and use of its own bathroom - bath with shower over, basin and wc. Double with king-size bed and en-suite (walk-in shower, basin and wc). Furnishings are comfortable with fitted carpets throughout. The property is well equipped for holiday use. Outside: There is private parking for two cars just behind the property. To the front there is a small patio area with room to sit outside with garden table and chairs and pleasant views of Wansfell and the distant sound of Stock Ghyll Beck beyond. Ambleside village centre 5 mins walk downhill.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, CD Player, TVs with Freeview/Freesat, DVD Player and hi-fi system, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for two cars
  • One small dog 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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