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Traditional Grade II Listed Lakeland Cottage

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Updated: 12-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Lakeland Cottage in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - Quiet, Picturesque yet Convenient Location in Ambleside

At its best in sunshine and in showers, winter or summer, Hillcrest Cottage offers a warm and comfortable Cumbrian welcome come rain or shine. The cosy sitting room has a traditional polished green slate floor which benefits from underfloor heating and when things get chilly there’s a fine old cast iron range with an open fire to warm your cockles. For cooks there’s a fully equipped kitchen complete with gas oven, cooker hood, dishwasher and fridge for preparing hearty post-walk dinners. There’s plenty of cupboard space, somewhere to store and dry wet-weather gear and a small breakfast table. Upstairs you’ll find a generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath. And at the end of the day climb into bed in Hillcrest’s only bedroom. The double bedroom has plenty of built in oak wardrobes, a valted beamed ceiling with inset lighting and a lovely view over the gardens and cottages of Ambleside.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Very complete on a great location.

  • 4 of 5

A nice cottage with a small sitting room, a very nice bathroom and a good bed. The kitchen is well-equipped, tv and wifi functionate without problems. It is one minute away from the wonderful center of Ambleside with all its shops, pubs and tearooms. There are also many hiking trails nearby. We rarely used our car after we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage - hidden gem in Ambleside!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hillcrest Cottage over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May,

The cottage was everything we needed - perfect location, wonderful cottage with great character.

We were very impressed with how clean the cottage is, as this is a holiday cottage where dogs are allowed.

Very generous bedroom with a good size bathroom, great shower and huge bath!

The cottage is situated at the top of the town, hidden away so you don't hear any noise from the busy town, a short wander to the Golden Rule pub, which has a great garden to sit in the sunshine - as it's hidden away it's never too busy like some of the places in the town.

it was a short walk in to the town, which was great for us!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

I would definitely recommend Hillcrest Cottage and will definitely love to visit again,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage. It is well equipped, cosy and warm. We would recommend it to anyone and would definitely return. A great central location for Ambleside. We didn't use the range as the place was so warm and toasty. Parking was not an issue. On the occasions we lost our space we parked around the corner which was no problem.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage is superb, the underfloor heating was lovely and I should imagine the range would be warm and cosy in the colder weather. All rooms were clean and we found a tea towel, dish cloth, small shampoo sachets and liquid hand soap all provided along with towels and linen. We will definitely return and it is just the kind of cottage we could happily live in. The kitchen was very well equipped and although I struggled with the cooker to start with, once I read the instructions it was actually quite easy and in fact cooks better than my own!! Although we could not let the dogs out in the garden off the lead as it is shared it did not make any difference really as it is so easy just to walk them around the block. A five minute walk takes you in to town with the shops, pubs and restaurants many of which are dog friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage and it is probably the best we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much Steve, can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a gorgeous and cute little place!!

Best bits : heated flooring, HUGE bath, great kitchen, lovely comfortable bedroom with a sneaky extra vanity area for us ladies, 1 minute from Ambleside centre, lovely living room, pretty garden with seating.... Will deffo be back, Thankyou :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I want this cottage for myself

  • 5 of 5

I booked a last min break for my other half's birthday, (we have been going to Ambleside with our caravan for years) i saw the cottage and booked it for a change, I was so glad I did, we had a great time such a lovely little cottage, toasty warm and everything you need for your stay, just a short walk into town centre, I have a vivaro panel van and parking was not a issue (as someone else said there may be) very useful outside laundry of doing the washing and keeping the bike, the big bath is great after a long walk, a quirky listed cottage this is well worth a visit, but leave please a week for us to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caroline, your welcome back any time.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : MANCHESTER at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : GOLDEN RULE at 0.1 Miles Nearest Train : WINDERMERE at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : THAI at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Further Details:

Stock Ghyll Waterfall Round Hill 2.5 miles [4 km]

This is a modest climb, but it makes a very pleasant walk. The best time to view any waterfall is after heavy rain. The walk goes by the well-known force (local-name for waterfall), climbs beyond it, and returns through farm fields. (If dogs are taken they should be kept firmly under control.)

Wansfell Pike 6.75miles {11km}

A very popular mid level walk with excellent views. A walk that can often cause confusion because Wansfell and Wansfell Pike are not the same. The Pike is slightly lower in height than the top of the Wansfell.

Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside 5.25 miles {8.5km}

A pleasant walk up Loughrigg Fell. Not one of the highest peaks in the Lake District but there are fantastic views around the Lakes from its summit.

Todd Crag from Ambleside 3 miles [5 km]

This is a very minor fell walk onto the south-eastern crags of Loughrigg. Given time, it can be managed by grannnies and children. It is however, not a bad-weather walk.. The walk offers airy views; so little satisfaction is gained if rain or mist restricts visibility. Completely smooth-soled footwear is dangerous on the damp rock that is found on the walk, or on dry sloping grass.

The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside 10.0m {16.1km}

The Fairfield Horseshoe is probably the most famous of the Lake District rounds - this classic walk takes in all the peaks that surround Rydal. The views are good all round but are best of all from the summit plateau of Fairfield. For this reason and for the trickiness of locating the correct line of descent off the summit it's best doing this walk in clear conditions.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
HIGH 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
One third of deposit upfront, the remainder three weeks before the holiday commences

Changeover Day:
Saturday changover
Arrivals 4pm
Departures 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the cottage per week in UK Pounds.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in oak wardrobes, a valted beamed ceiling with inset lighting, lovely view over the gardens.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: You may bring your own cot/high chair for a young baby. Outside: Rear rose garden with sun deck, table and chairs. Slate bench at front of house. Utility Room: Outdoor wash house with fridge freezer, washer/dryer, drying area, sink with double draining board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.

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