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Traditional Grade II Listed Lakeland Cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Property Manager
STEVE
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
MANCHESTER
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
GOLDEN RULE
Nearest Train
5 Miles
WINDERMERE
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
THAI
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Traditional Grade II Listed Lakeland Cottage
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is gorgeous! The bed is really comfortable and there is lots of bedding provided in case you feel cold. The bathroom is amazing - a powerful shower in a separate cubicle and a huge bath - lovely after a hard day's walking in the hills. The kitchen has everything you could possible need - really, everything! The sitting room has a small table and a really comfortable sofa and the wifi worked perfectly (not always the case in the Lakes). The best cottage we have stayed in - would love to return. Thank you to Steve :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We found Hillcrest Cottage to be a cozy home away while we hiked the Lake District. Our host was very communicative and helpful. The cottage itself has many amenities including laundry, a soaking tub for weary hikers, a most comfortable bed, even a little dishwasher. It's within walking distance of everything you need and the Golden Rule pub is around the corner. We hope to be back again. There are so many more trails to hike! Thank you, Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirkie cottage with all the mod cons. Great location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fab, quaint cottage. Clean, comfortable and a great base for 4 days of walking.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend the cottage for a comfortable break for 2 people. AMBLESIDE is a great place to visit with lots of pubs, cafes and walks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
HIGH 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£550
 
 
LATE MID 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£465
 
 
LATE LOW 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£385
 
 
XMAS/NEW YEAR 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
EARLY LOW 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£385
 
 
Easter 1
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
EASTER 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
EARLY MID 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£465
 
 
HIGH 2018
5 May 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£550
 
 
LATE MID 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£465
 
 
LATE LOW 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£385
 
 
XMAS/NEW YEAR 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£550
 

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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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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