Peggy Hill Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042617)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Johnson

    “We think this was our 6th visit to Peggy Hill, we have always loved it, loved it this time and we will return again sometime.”

    We realise that things were a little different this time with some things being removed presumably due to Covid restrictions etc. (e.g. hairdryer which we didn't realise beforehand) but this was not a problem. We were impressed by the new windows which must have been a significant investment and expertly installed.

    - Mr Johnson, October 2021

The property

A stone's throw from the centre of Ambleside Peggy Hill Cottage is a real is a 19th century former farmhouse in the conservation area of old Ambleside. Quietly set on a little pedestrian byway with views to Wansfell this cottage has been very carefully restored retaining its character feel complemented by the needs of 21st century living. With two en-suite bedrooms it is ideal for two couples wishing to stay together or for a family visit in any season of the year. Ambleside centre boasts a host of eating places, excellent local shops for your everyday needs and much more. Lake Windermere offers delightful cruises throughout the year and there are endless walks and rambles in the surrounding countryside - challenging high tops such as the Fairfield Horseshoe and less taxing moderate climbs with rewarding views for everyone can be reached from the door. Accommodation: The cottage has a pretty front porch but the usual entrance is by the side door through the utility area where there is ample space for boots and clothing. This leads through to the dining/kitchen and then on into the charming sitting room (LCD TV, DVD, log burner and free wi-fi). Stairs start in the sitting room, half-landing with wc and basin. Upstairs there are two bedrooms - a spacious double with king-size bed, en-suite with double size mains pressure shower, basin and wc, and a twin room also en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and wc. Both bedrooms have lovely views to Wansfell. The cottage has been lovingly renovated by its caring owners, and tastefully furnished throughout with feature original beamed ceilings and slate floors downstairs and fitted carpets upstairs. Gas central heating keeps you cosy in any season. Outside: Enclosed patio area with garden furniture and view - just the spot for a barbecue or glass of wine. Although on-street parking may be available close by, the cottage benefits from a parking permit which allows free parking on all South Lakeland District car parks, including Rydal Road car park just 250 metres from the cottage. Ambleside village shops, pubs etc 100 yards. Note: Sorry no pets, but owner does bring a dog to the property.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Permit parking pass for one car
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • 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.