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Beautiful Ambleside Cottage In Perfect Location. Ideal for couples or families - No1 - Overbeck Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



No1 - Overbeck Cottage

Beautiful cosy cottage with peaceful, central location in Ambleside and private parking.

About the property


Rookery Cottages are two self catering holiday cottages beautifully situated just yards from the centre of Ambleside but still enjoying a peaceful location. Refurbished to a high standard to provide visitors with a cosy, comfortable stay. Each cottage has glass fronted balconies overlooking the beautiful Stockghyll Beck. There is private parking for two cars at each property. Modern large dining kitchen with all appliances, modern bathroom with bath & power shower. Fast free wifi, dog friendly, extremely high rate of repeat bookings. All bed linen, towels and consumables supplied. Beds made up for your arrival. Full professional clean each changeover. Private access to river. Outside seating and BBQ areas.

Mark Hatton
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017

About Mark Hatton

Our whole family love The Lake District. We enjoy walking the hills, canoeing the lakes, cycling the trails and swimming in the rivers & tarns. We also love the fantastic restaurants & country pubs in the area.

Mark Hatton purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Mark Hatton chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Ambleside is right at the heart of The Lake District and is the perfect base for enjoying all that the area has to offer. There are great facilities in the village (shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema) and fantastic walks from the front door. A short walk or drive in any direction takes you to more mountains, rivers, lakes and the most beautiful scenery in the world.

What makes this cottage unique

The Rookery is a very comfortable, clean, well equipped holiday cottage that is perfectly located just yards from the centre of Ambleside. Easy private parking, privacy and peaceful setting with views of the river and mountains beyond. Stock Ghyll is the small river that runs alongside The Rookery and we enjoy private access to this delightful river. The river is a haven for many wild animals including Heron, Dippers, Ducks, Otters and small Trout. We never get tired of watching the wild animals by the river, paddling in the water, swimming in the deeper pools and exploring the rocky riverbanks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After visiting The Rookery for 5 consecutive years we honestly thought it couldn't be any better. But the newly refurbished kitchen and bathroom

are absolutely delightful. You really have done a fantastic job and made the cottages even better. 10 out of 10 for everything ! " Mr & Mrs Horwood,

"We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely place to everyone and we fully intend to return as soon as possible."

A.R & L.S,

"The cottage is superb - can't imagine a better location for a family holiday in the Lake District".

The Roberts,

"A lovely home that feels in the countryside even though set in the middle of Ambleside".

The Grays,
Oct 2013
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking form and £100 deposit to secure booking. Remaining fee due one month before your holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Please note that change over day is a Saturday. Short breaks (less than a week) can be booked in low season (January and February) ideally starting or finishing on a Saturday. The rest of the year is full week bookings only please.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £295-£895 and the prices are the same for No. 1 and No. 2. This is a fully inclusive price including bed linen, towels, utilities etc.
Please see Rookerycottages.com website for all current prices and availability or contact the owners.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A modern well equipped bathroom. A powerful shower with instant hot water all day. A deep, comfortable bath. Towel rail, heating, extractor fan and airing cupboard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Beautiful balcony and views over river
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beautiful views over river
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • A double with french windows and balcony. A twin with lovely views of the river A single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Rookery Cottages provide cosy, clean, comfortable accommodation equipped with everything you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday in the Lakes, in a truly magnificent setting. The Rookery is a private development which sits beside the mountain beck, Stock Ghyll, whose waters provide a beautiful backdrop that can be enjoyed from the balconies off the living room and double bedroom. The centre of Ambleside is just a minutes easy walk and all year provides an excellent range of shops restaurants, leisure facilities and a cinema. From the front door of the Rookery you can choose from a huge variety of walks from a 5-minute stroll to the spectacular waterfalls of Stock Ghyll, to a full day's hike around the mountain ridges of the Fairfield Horseshoe. You never need to use your car with great bus links to other towns and places of interest and the Windermere ferry landing just a 10 minutes walk from the front door. Outside: There is a private patio / seating area at the rear of each property overlooking Stock Ghyll which is excellent for summer barbecues. Private riverside terrace, a heavenly place to relax and enjoy the river.


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Best cottages in The Lakes

  • 5 of 5

Superb location, well equipped, cosy & clean with really friendly owners. We will definitely be going back here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. A perfect location but also the most fully equipped cottage, it was a home from home, with everything you could ask for; flowers on the kitchen table were a lovely touch. I have never been anywhere before where you are provided with the essentials i.e. tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and the list goes on. We are an adult family of 5 plus dog but this cottage would also be perfect for families with children, there was a pushchair, a highchair, a travel cot, a baby seat, stair gates etc. Washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher. We will definitely be back, we will never look anywhere else to stay when we want to visit the Lakes, loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top notch for Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in the Rookery cottages. From the first time back around 2009 through to today (2016) they have always been kept to a high standard and are well equipped. Quite simply the location of these cottages, at the back of the Salutation hotel, is absolutely the best in Ambleside. Parking is guaranteed and all the amenities are only a 30 second walk away.

The cottages are warm and welcoming we could not find anything missing to make our stay idyllic.

One word of advice is that you had better not mind the sound of running water as they are located next to Stockghyll. This is not a criticism but light sleepers should be prepared! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Can not fault

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at cottages in the Lakes before, however none have met our needs like The Rookery. The facilities and equipment provided are all perfectly suitable and, as far as I am concerned, over and above what you would expect. On arrival, the cottage was clean, welcoming and warm (including a Christmas wreath on the door) and we were bowled over by its location by the river, as were the children.

During our stay, on Boxing Day infact, we awoke to discover we had no electricity, which was an issue affecting several local premises due to damage at the main grid. Mark did everything within his power to fix it. Once we discovered it was out of their hands, he ensured that we had breakfast organised and even helped us out with ideas of places to go with the 3 children. He lent us his own head torches so that the children could go in to the caves. We couldn't have asked for any more.

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage and had rebooked before we left! As visitors to the Lakes, and given the floods, we must accept that if we choose to stay in areas we know are affected, that there may be mishaps along the way. These cottages are super; great location, well equipped and feel like home. We highly recommend to all.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Rookery twice now, once in May 2015 & again for Christmas 2016. The cottage is very well appointed with a fantastic modern kitchen and bathroom. Very comfortable throughout warm and cosy even in December. A perfect location tucked away just a stone's throw from the heart of Ambleside or a short walk up the hill to the falls and you are in the country side. No need to even use your car as the cottage is so close to everything you could need. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the Lake District, but it wasn’t until we found Rookery Cottages that we stayed in Ambleside. Since then, we have stayed five time in the past eight years. Our reasons are simple, they’re conveniently close to the town centre so amenities are within walking distance, spacious accommodation and most importantly, substantial off-street parking. The cottages are discreetly tucked away, just off the main street and overlooking Stock Ghyll Beck where we’ve spotted herons and dippers from the cottages.

The interiors are well maintained and equipped to a high standard. There are many maps and books plus a large library of DVDs for rest or rainy days. The owners have not been complacent and on our most recent visit the kitchen had been upgraded, worn out furnishings replaced and the rooms re-decorated. We’ve always had a comfortable, relaxing stay and Rookery Cottages and look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The White Lion
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Doi Intanon
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Raise on Hellvelyn
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


Cars are not essential with transport links by train to Windermere Station and excellent bus links connecting to Ambleside and all other places of interest. Many walks from the door and all village amenities within a very short stroll.


Ambleside village centre is a very short easy stroll from the cottages, with excellent shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema etc. Ferry terminal on Lake Windermere is 10 minutes walk away, with regular ferries to various locations on Lake Windermere.

Further Details:

Located at the top of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a superb central location to explore The Lake District National park. The village itself boasts many superb restaurants to suit every taste and budget, as well as a variety of shops, supermarket and even a cinema.

From here you have access to the whole of the Lake district with superb walking / climbing but also water based activities on Lake Windermere. Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is in the neighbouring village of Grasmere and Beatrix Potter's Hilltop House is a short drive or cycle in the village of Sawrey. It really is the most perfect, beautiful and central location for every point of interest in the Lake District.