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Beautiful Cottages In Perfect Ambleside Location. Ideal for couples or families - No2 - Ghyllside Cottage



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Perfect peaceful location in Ambleside, private parking, very short walk to village centre. Pets welcome

The Rookery is a small development with two self catering holiday cottages beautifully situated just yards from the centre of Ambleside but still enjoying a peaceful location. Recently 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, recent refurbished 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.

Details for holiday cottage No2 - Ghyllside Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

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

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect Location, Quality accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed mid week to midweek and had a fantastic stay. We have been coming to the Rookery Cottages for 12 years and just keep coming back. They are located in the most perfect position, a short stroll from Ambleside centre (at the end of the drive) but in an area that feels you are in the middle of no where. Stock Ghyll runs to the back of the property giving the cottages that idea position for families. The properties are fitted out to a standard that can only be discribed as 5 star (hence the rating) The kitchen (recently refurbished) is superb and enhance your stay with a full size dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and oven, the owners even provide the essentials for your stay, tea, coffee and dishwasher tablets!! 3 bedrooms with a double room, two single beds in the second bedroom and one single bedroom, upstairs bathroom with bath/shower. The lounge is very well appointed, ample seating, flat screen TV and DVD with a selection of films that are even upto date!

So many things to do here with such easy access to the hills for walking, mountain and road biking and everything else that the Lakes has to offer. Can't recommend this place more highly, we book year on year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Set in a peaceful location, within a small wood and beside a river, yet only a one minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside, the location really is idyllic.

The property is fitted out to the highest standards: oak doors, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, conduction hob, John Lewis crockery... It's not like a holiday let, it's like someone's home. A home they care about deeply. The place was spotless on arrival.

Outside there are parking spaces for two cars, a BBQ, a veranda and balcony, and seats and benches allowing you to watch the river and feel the stresses of life melt away.

The property is extremely close to the centre of Ambleside, a small town that can get very busy during tourist season, but you just wouldn't know it, it's so peaceful. Ambleside itself is a joy, packed with pubs, cafes, restaurants and bakeries, all within a couple of minutes walk. I don't think you could go far wrong with any of them.

For ramblers there are dozens of superb walks direct from the door, suitable for all levels, or if you prefer to travel further afield the one-way system around Ambleside will take a few minutes out of your journey, but after that it's easy driving and you're centrally located in the Lake District. A car is not essential with Ambleside being so close, and it's a 15 minute stroll to Lake Windermere where you can catch a ferry to Bowness and beyond.

I'd recommend this property to anyone. I just hope the prices remain reasonable so we can return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : The White Lion at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Windermere at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Windermere at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere Station at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Doi Intanon at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Raise on Hellvelyn at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Roanhead at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October/November 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November/December 2016
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan/Feb 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Half Term 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb/Mar 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April / Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April / May 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Hols 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 17
29 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • town
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Recently refurbished, 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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