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Garden Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042688)

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Illingsworth

    “Nice location, quiet but easy reach of Ambleside & Hawkshead.”


    Not very welcoming as the underfloor heating was off when we arrived so it was very cold. Took over 24 hours to warm up from the 12 degrees to recommended 22 degrees. I appreciate there hadn't been anyone in for a few days prior to our arrival but it would have been nice for this to have be put back on in time for it to be a comfortable temperature on arrival day. Its via Hive so can be done online remotely. The cottage is very small, as expected, the bed is tiny though. Bedroom smelled musty due to the damp and there were spots of black mould on the walls. Dishwasher wouldn't work, not the end of the world but slightly annoying. Fan in oven sounded like it was gong to explode. Extractor fan in bathroom was very loud and shower itself had a mind of its own when it came to the temperature, regardless of touching the dial. As others have noted, the sofa is past it's best. Basically the cottage is in need of some TLC and bringing up to date to warrant the 4 stars rating and price.

    - Mrs Illingsworth, December 2021

The property

Garden Cottage is an excellent one bedroom traditional detached Lakeland cottage, modernised in a contemporary style while still providing a cosy ambiance with warm lighting and welcoming fabrics. Right In the heart of the beautiful Lakeland countryside. Admire the stunning views and plan your day with many walks straight from the door. A mile walk will take you to the famous Drunken Duck pub, where you can indulge in some of the lake districts finest meals or sample some local beer. Just over mile into Ambleside you will find shops, cafes and pubs galore. Accommodation: Garden Cottage is neutrally decorated throughout. A few steps at the entrance leads you into the lounge with comfortable seating, underfloor heating, electric flame effect fire and TV. Off the lounge is the double bedroom to the right and down the hall to the left is a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Outside: The front of the house has a grassed area next to the parking place with a large shed containing secure bike storage and a safe place to dry the boots and coats off. To the rear of the property a large courtyard with enclosed garden, garden furniture and stunning views. Private water supply.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect fire
  • Underfloor heating with electric flame-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Freeview TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets 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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