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Traditional Grade II Listed Lakeland Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakeland Cottage in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria - Quiet, Picturesque yet Convenient Location in Ambleside

At its best in sunshine and in showers, winter or summer, Hillcrest Cottage offers a warm and comfortable Cumbrian welcome come rain or shine. The cosy sitting room has a traditional polished green slate floor which benefits from underfloor heating and when things get chilly there’s a fine old cast iron range with an open fire to warm your cockles. For cooks there’s a fully equipped kitchen complete with gas oven, cooker hood, dishwasher and fridge for preparing hearty post-walk dinners. There’s plenty of cupboard space, somewhere to store and dry wet-weather gear and a small breakfast table. Upstairs you’ll find a generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath. And at the end of the day climb into bed in Hillcrest’s only bedroom. The double bedroom has plenty of built in oak wardrobes, a valted beamed ceiling with inset lighting and a lovely view over the gardens and cottages of Ambleside.

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Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Ambleside around the Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in oak wardrobes, a valted beamed ceiling with inset lighting, lovely view over the gardens.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: You may bring your own cot/high chair for a young baby. Outside: Rear rose garden with sun deck, table and chairs. Slate bench at front of house. Utility Room: Outdoor wash house with fridge freezer, washer/dryer, drying area, sink with double draining board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.


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Traditional Grade II Listed Lakeland Cottage
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

A lovely place, perfect for a couple .

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we could need. There were even maps & guide books, which we found useful when planning walks. Steve sent us comprehensive instructions on everything we needed to know & a number to contact if we had any problems, which we didn’t. Ambleside is a lovely place with lots of places to eat & easy access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. We would definitely book this lovely little place again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and would definitely come back. There area was beautiful and peaceful. The cottage was lovely, really cosy and well decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm and cosy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Warm and cosy cottage, very comfortable bed, lovely bath but the shower (cubicle) was not so good, it ran either scolding hot or cold.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The property is fantastic, situated a very brief walk from the centre of Ambleside but still quiet with the true Lake District feeling. All the facilities are brilliant and it was extremely comfortable. Can’t recommend enough for those looking for a cosy cottage in the Lakes

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is gorgeous! The bed is really comfortable and there is lots of bedding provided in case you feel cold. The bathroom is amazing - a powerful shower in a separate cubicle and a huge bath - lovely after a hard day's walking in the hills. The kitchen has everything you could possible need - really, everything! The sitting room has a small table and a really comfortable sofa and the wifi worked perfectly (not always the case in the Lakes). The best cottage we have stayed in - would love to return. Thank you to Steve :)

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We found Hillcrest Cottage to be a cozy home away while we hiked the Lake District. Our host was very communicative and helpful. The cottage itself has many amenities including laundry, a soaking tub for weary hikers, a most comfortable bed, even a little dishwasher. It's within walking distance of everything you need and the Golden Rule pub is around the corner. We hope to be back again. There are so many more trails to hike! Thank you, Steve.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Further Details:

Stock Ghyll Waterfall Round Hill 2.5 miles [4 km]

This is a modest climb, but it makes a very pleasant walk. The best time to view any waterfall is after heavy rain. The walk goes by the well-known force (local-name for waterfall), climbs beyond it, and returns through farm fields. (If dogs are taken they should be kept firmly under control.)

Wansfell Pike 6.75miles {11km}

A very popular mid level walk with excellent views. A walk that can often cause confusion because Wansfell and Wansfell Pike are not the same. The Pike is slightly lower in height than the top of the Wansfell.

Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside 5.25 miles {8.5km}

A pleasant walk up Loughrigg Fell. Not one of the highest peaks in the Lake District but there are fantastic views around the Lakes from its summit.

Todd Crag from Ambleside 3 miles [5 km]

This is a very minor fell walk onto the south-eastern crags of Loughrigg. Given time, it can be managed by grannnies and children. It is however, not a bad-weather walk.. The walk offers airy views; so little satisfaction is gained if rain or mist restricts visibility. Completely smooth-soled footwear is dangerous on the damp rock that is found on the walk, or on dry sloping grass.

The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside 10.0m {16.1km}

The Fairfield Horseshoe is probably the most famous of the Lake District rounds - this classic walk takes in all the peaks that surround Rydal. The views are good all round but are best of all from the summit plateau of Fairfield. For this reason and for the trickiness of locating the correct line of descent off the summit it's best doing this walk in clear conditions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
One third of deposit upfront, the remainder three weeks before the holiday commences

Changeover Day:
Saturday changover
Arrivals 4pm
Departures 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the cottage per week in UK Pounds.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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