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Garden Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “The cottage is in an idyllic location and we were lucky enough to see deer on our first evening.”

    The cottage is very pretty but was let down on a number of points which could be easily rectified. The bed didn't have a mattress protector or a fitted bottom sheet. The duvet was far too heavy for the time of year and consequently we slept badly for the entire week. We needed to wash a number of kitchen items before use as they were not spotlessly clean, we had to wash everything before we used it (e.g. plates, cutlery, crockery). The sofa was uncomfortable. The walls need a lick of paint to ...

    The cottage is very pretty but was let down on a number of points which could be easily rectified. The bed didn't have a mattress protector or a fitted bottom sheet. The duvet was far too heavy for the time of year and consequently we slept badly for the entire week. We needed to wash a number of kitchen items before use as they were not spotlessly clean, we had to wash everything before we used it (e.g. plates, cutlery, crockery). The sofa was uncomfortable. The walls need a lick of paint to freshen up. The rear "yard" had beautiful views but was just an area if tarmac with a couple of chairs and a table. The washing line was rusted and falling apart, personally I wouldn't use it to dry my dogs bedding. There was also a rusted fire pit, an old dog kennel with a collapsed roof and weeds around the cottage wall. it would not take much expense or effort to make this area more inviting. Considering the amount we spent on booking Garden Cottage for a week, we do feel that the owners should have dealt with these issues prior to letting out as these issues marred an otherwise enjoyable week in the Lake District.

    - Mrs Howells, September 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.

Summary

  • 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

AMBLESIDE

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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