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Ambleside Cottages in the centre of the Lake District - Oaks Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4)



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Cottages in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria

Ambleside is an ideal holiday spot for walking, boating and touring, situated at the centre of the Lake District, at the north end of Lake Windermere. We love living here and are delighted to offer you superb comfortable cottages in quiet positions within 5 minutes walk of the shops, restaurants and cinema.


This pleasant modern dormer bungalow, double glazed throughout, with views of Fairfield through picture windows in the lounge and principal bedroom is ideally situated only a few minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. It is situated well away from the road and has the benefit of its own lawned garden with a large adjacent enclosed woodland area, ideal for children to play safely away from noise and traffic.

Accomodation (sleeps 6 + cot)

Entrance hall. Large living room with Lakeland stone fireplace (fuel not provided) and colour TV. Dining area with double glazed doors leading to secluded patio and picnic table outside. Kitchen with gas cooker, combination microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, fitted units. Tiled bathroom with 3 piece modern suite of bath with shower, wash basin, and WC. Bedroom with double bed and washbasin. Second bedroom downstairs with single bed and washbasin. Upstairs there is a landing with large wardrobe. Separate WC. Third bedroom with double bed and washbasin. Fourth bedroom with 2 single beds and washbasin. Gas central heating downstairs and storage heaters upstairs. Ample private parking.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Oaks Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Delightful cottage, over 300 years old, tastefully modernised without losing any of its character. Beamed lounge overlooking the garden with easy chairs, living flame gas fire, dining table and chairs. Fully fitted new (2013) kitchen with stable door, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, breakfast bar. Bathroom (new 2012) with 3 piece suite, shower over bath. Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with 2 single beds. Private garden with patio, lawn. Parking space.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We are a couple who retired to Ambleside in 2001 to live at the centre of the country’s most wonderful National Park and look after our 3 self catering Ambleside cottages. Besides looking after our guests and cottages we also enjoy walking with U3A, playing tennis, table tennis and Scottish dancing.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

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1 holidaymaker review


Quaint cosy cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect walkers retreat, located in central Ambleside with parking, we did not have to move the car at all. We loved the cottage, it is old and curious, with everything that you need, excellent heating, lashings of hot water, comfortable beds and a great location. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to have satisfied customers who wish to return to us.
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From the Owner

Ambleside is the ideal centre for enjoying the beauty of the Lake District. It's right in the middle with roads going north, south, east and west. It's at the north end of Windermere so you can enjoy cruising from the ferry terminal. It has numerous walks for all abilities from your doorstep and if you want to enjoy the countryside in peace you don't have to walk far. It has ample restaurants, pubs and shops, cinemas with 5 screens, banks and a helpful tourist information office. There are many visitor attractions nearby in Grasmere, Bowness, Coniston, Hawkshead and Keswick which you can easily see in a day. There are National Trust properties at Town End, Troutbeck, also Wray Castle on the west bank of Windermere accessible by boat as well as by road.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : manchester at 130 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Many in Ambleside at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Windermere at 8 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Wndermere at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Windermere at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M6, Jnctn 36 at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many in Ambleside at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ulverston at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended


It's only 10 minutes walk to Waterhead where you can take a ferry to various places on Windermere, launch your canoe/dinghy, have a meal/drink overlooking the lake, enjoy the view and feed the ducks, or if you're feeling energetic swim to the southern end and back (about 26 miles!).


Nearest airports Manchester and Liverpool about 100 miles. Nearest train station Windermere about 6 miles. Use of car is convenient but not essential. Ambleside is also a good centre for using public transport-buses.


5 minutes walk to centre of Ambleside, 4 miles to Windermere (station), 12 miles to Kendal

Further Details:

Walk circuits from the cottages include:

1. Stockghyll Waterfall 1km

2. Todd Crag 3km. Wonderful views over lake Windermere.

3. Loughrigg. 5km Excellent views of all central fells.

4. High Sweden Bridge. 4km. Pretty bridge and good views.

5. Wansfell Pike 11km. Good views of Ambleside and lake

6. Grasmere round Rydal Water and Grasmere lake 13km

7. Fairfield Horseshoe. 16 km. Strenuous ridge walk.

Many other walks are easily accessible because Ambleside is centrally situated with roads to all four points of the compass.

The ferry terminal at Waterhead, Ambleside is only 1km away. Cruises on the lake go to Wray Castle, Far Sawrey (you can walk between these 2 along the lake shore), Bowness, Brockhole and Lakeside at the southern end.

Swimming pool at Troutbeck Bridge.

Golf at Windermere Golf Club LA23 3NB, provided you are a member of a recognised golf club and have an official handicap. Otherwise pitch and put in Ambleside Platt’s park.

Tennis: courts in Platt’s Park, Ambleside. Club social play in Queen’s Park, Windermere, Sunday afternnon.

Cinema: 5 screens at Zeffirelli’s in Ambleside (with meal deal available).

Theatre: Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 40 minutes drive, Brewery Arts Centre, Bowness 15 minutes drive.

Food in Ambleside accessible on foot: At least 18 restaurants, 4 pubs, 7 hotels & 2 supermarkets: Tesco Express, Co-op and Spar (open 7 days/early to late).


Rental rates

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14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
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21 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
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6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
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10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
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17 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
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24 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
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28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
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5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
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26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please call or email to check availability. We will then hold your chosen cottage for you for a few days to allow you to send the booking form and deposit to us. Deposit of one third payable with booking, balance 6 weeks before holiday.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover days are:
Birch End and Smithy Brow: Fridays
Oaks Cottage: Saturdays.
Arrival time is after 3pm on the arrival day and departure is by 10am on the departure day.

Notes on prices:
Short break deals out of school hols available at: 3 nights 60%, 4 nights 70%, 5 nights 80%, 6 nights 90% of weekly rate applicable at time

Deposit of one third of the rent is payable with the booking, balance due 6 weeks before holiday starts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

On wet days try the pencil museum and optical illusions exhibition in Keswick, or just take the children to the play barn in Ambleside. There are country mansions at Muncaster Castle, Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle to explore. Writers like William Wordsworth Beatrix Potter and others have past dwellings at Grasmere, Far Sawrey and Brantwood (Coniston)

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • town
  • waterfront


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

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bath with shower over bath, basin, toilet, heated radiator, towel rail


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Cot/high chair for a young baby can be provided on request. All cottages have colour TV, and central heating included in the rent. Duvets are provided at all our properties, standard size beds. We provide tea towels and scourers. All have garden furniture for sitting out. Sorry, we don’t take dogs. Outside: All the cottages have garden furniture for sitting out in secluded sunny positions and storage for bikes/canoes.

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