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Wilwyn - Ambleside

Ambleside, Cumbria
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
5 more

At a glance

  • Charming dog-friendly cottage with a wood burner and far-reaching views
  • Private patio and shared garden for al fresco dining
  • Under 0.5 miles from the centre of Ambleside and 1 mile from the northern banks of Windermere
Property code: SZ561

Perfect for couples or families hoping to abandon the car for a few days and take to the hills on foot. This Lakeland stone cottage is an ideal base from which to explore bustling Ambleside, iconic Windermere and the surrounding fells.

Just a short walk from the centre of this popular Lakeland town, find a host of independent shops and eateries on your doorstep. A 0.5-mile walk from the village will bring you to Stock Ghyll Force, a 70-foot waterfall that once powered 12 watermills. A 1.5-mile stroll will bring you to National Trust Stagshaw Gardens, eight beautiful acres of rhododendrons, azaleas, ericaceous trees and shrubs. The largest natural lake in England, Windermere is a popular tourist attraction home to the World of Beatrix Potter, steamer cruises, a lakeside pier, car ferry and a host of watersports, not to mention a string of picturesque lakeside cafes and restaurants to choose from. No trip to this area of the Lake District is complete without a visit to Grasmere, 4 miles away, to sample its famous Victorian gingerbread.

Inside, this delightful cottage has been tastefully finished with fresh neutral tones, stylish soft furnishings and modern appliances to offer a home from home for couples or families. Enjoy mealtimes in the modern kitchen/diner, with its slate flooring, oak cabinets and wooden dining table. Here you will find an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. After dinner, step through into the inviting lounge to warm up beside the roaring wood burner while watching your favourite programmes or films on the Freeview TV and DVD player with sound bar. An open-tread staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation. There is a pretty double bedroom with an original feature fireplace, a small double with a feature fireplace and delightful views over the garden towards Loughrigg Fell and a modern shower room.

Outside, a sunny private patio is an ideal spot for dining alfresco, while the shared garden beyond is great for four-legged friends. A stone outbuilding at the top of the garden provides hanging space for two bikes and there is parking for a small car opposite the cottage plus access to a separate garage 20m away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 small 4ft double
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Freeview TV and DVD player with sound bar
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Private patio with furniture and partially enclosed shared garden
  • Storage space for 2 bikes
  • Parking for 1 small car opposite with additional parking space in garage 20m away
  • Pub and shop 0.1 miles


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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