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'Milliners' a Traditional Lakeland Cottage, Great Location, Views & Fire



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Milliners Cottage Apartment, Ambleside, Lake District, England - Close To River & Lake. Shops, Restaurants, Cinema, Pubs & Fells all a Stones Throw.

Nestling in Ambleside, your accommodation is set over two floors of a traditional Lakeland cottage once the home of the local hat maker, it makes the perfect base to explore this beautiful area. Milliners Cottage has 2 double bedrooms & sleeps up-to 4 people. This charming cosy apartment retains many of its original features, including a wood-burning stove in the sitting room. Full gas central heating with gas and electric included. All bedlinen is provided. There's complimentary WiFi for our guests and a private parking space to the rear. It's all on the doorstep: walk in the fells, relax by the lake, explore the many local cycle routes, wander lonely as a cloud, catch a fish, jump in a tarn, enjoy a pint, run up a fell or paint a picture. A stay at Milliners Cottage will re-charge your batteries and have you coming back for more. We regret the apartment is not suitable for children under 12. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Weekly bookings can be booked now, please ring 015394 33826 or see our website www.cosylakedistrictcottages.co.uk .

£100 deposit reserves your holiday. We take credit card details for a 'good house-keeping deposit or £100.

SHORT BREAKS: Can be booked 30 days before your holiday start date.

*please see rates table for min night stay per week.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Our Lake District holiday let is part of Milliners Cottage, a traditional Lakeland stone cottage, which was once home to the Ambleside hat maker or Milliners.

Our family run business 'Head to the Hills' runs swimming adventures and has been established in the Lake District for almost 10 years and we'll do our very best to ensure you have a fabulous holiday in the Lakes.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a welcome retreat, it was so nice to come back to a cosy warm log burner after a good day on the fells... Can't wait for out next trip to the lakes. Mr & Mrs Ashworth.

Wonderful cosy cottage, it made an idyllic early Christmas break. The log burner was a lovely treat for this time of year, making the evenings in a real bonus. Centrally located, with everything in walking distance for shops and restaurants, with great walks starting right from your door step. Ambleside is pretty central to the Lakes and for Keswick, Grasmere and Windermere which were all easily reachable. This cottage was a great little find and one we recommend. Thank you. C Lewis.

If you are planning an active weekend, quiet weekend or romantic weekend to enjoy the highlights of Ambleside and other Lakeside attractions...why not stay here! I have stayed at Milliners Cottage apartment many times and have never been disappointed. It is in a great central location and is very clean, tidy and value for money. I
Nov 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Top apartment

  • 4 of 5

Just to say thanks for letting us stay at the apartment. It was perfect for my friend and I. Everything we could need and ideally situated.

We had some great walks from the doorstep which meant we only took the car out once. The week was crowned with a fantastic walk around the Fairfield Horseshoe on Wednesday. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend you to my friends should they need a base to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milliners Cottage Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

Just what we wanted all round, good warm accommodation, very friendly hosts who have become our friends. Fantastic location and access to friendly people who love open water swimming. Great walking and facilities. Will be visiting there for years to come. Well done Pete and Andrea

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: wow thank you Martyn, really glad you had a great stay at New Year. Look forward to seeing you and Philippa again soon :)
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely,well equipped,nicely furnished accommodation. Although it is on the main street and therefore handy for shops, restaurants, pubs etc. it is still very quiet in the evening when all the crowds have gone. The only thing that disturbed our sleep was an owl who serenaded us for about 10 minutes one night! Also the beautiful Rothay park is just a couple of minutes walk away. The owners, who are in the shop much of the time are helpful and charming;and you don't need to bring your car. All the buses stop just round the corner and they will take you not only to Windermere or Keswick but right in to Langdale or over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater. Altogether everything you need for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely, thank you Daphne. You can't get better than top marks and a serenading owl :). Being on the edge of the village makes the apartment handy for the park which as you say is beautiful. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Spent a fabulous week in Ambleside!

The accommodation was hidden behind an unassuming door beside the "Head to the Hills " shop but when you went up the stairs what a surprise! All was as described and so clean and welcoming. Plenty of room, a well kitted out kitchen and plenty of local information books and leaflets. The owners were very friendly and willing to offer advice on local walks etc if required.

Centrally located in Ambleside with plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes and attractions 1 minutes walk away and for the rest of the Lake District. What more could you ask for?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

A traditional Lakeland cottage and the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District. Tucked away on the edge of Ambleside village, this Lake District accommodation is perfect for those wanting to take advantage both of village amenities and a central location in the Lake District fells, where walks start at your door.

Activity and Interests


Little Bridge House:100 yards

River Rothay: 100 yards

Windermere Lake: 0.6mile

Rydal Water: 1.5miles

Grasmere: 4miles

Ambleside village amenities include grocers, butchers, local pubs and lovely restaurants, cafes, gift shops, galleries, tourist information, cinema, crazy golf, tennis and park.

Easy walks or big mountain days can be had right from the doorstep.

Hire a boat and explore Windermere or jump on a ferry.

There plenty of bridle-ways is cycling is your thing with local bike hire.

Loads of attractions throughout the Lake District


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
half term oct 419
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low winter 289
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 419
22 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
new year 419
29 Dec 2016 - 6 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10


Please book by phone 015394 33826, or email andrea@headtothehills.co.uk. A £100 deposit secures your booking, the outstanding balance is payable 2 calendar months before arrival. We do not charge booking fees or card charges.

SHORT BREAKS: Can only be booked 30 days before the holiday start date. 2/3 nights 60%, 4 nights 70%, 5 nights 80% of usual weekly rate, excluding any discounts. PLEASE NOTE: Short breaks are not available in school holidays.


CHANGEOVER DAY: Changeover day is usually Saturday unless you have booked a short break. Arrival is from 4pm and departure by 10.30am; private parking is available during your stay and between arrival and departure times.

WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY: £10 charge per pet stay.

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From the Owner

Cosy, Clean, restful accommodation with Log-Burning Stove and WiFi. Convenient village location, close to parks. Central Lake District, surrounded by awesome views. There's lots to do: Valley Rambles, fell and mountain walks, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, gift shops, galleries, grocers, cafes and restaurants and village cinema. A stay at Milliners Cottage will re-charge your batteries and have you wanting to come back for more.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


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


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor WC with handbasin; 2nd floor shower room with handbasin and heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, original features & views towards Loughrigg Fell; Bedroom 2 with double bed, original features and views towards Wansfell. Bedrooms are situated on the 2nd floor.


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Children 12+ are welcome. One well-behaved dog (not in bedrooms) welcome. Weekly bookings for all available dates are being taken now :) SHORT BREAKS: Can only be booked 30 days before the holiday start date. *please see rates table below for min night stay per week. See 'booking notes' below for costs. Outside: Rothay Park is behind the cottage, ideal for BBQ's, picnics and dog walks. To the side are White Platts Gardens and Pitch n Putt. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & tea towels included. Beds are made up for arrival. Other: Dining Room: with table seating 4.

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