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Barney's Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972392)


(29 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "This was an absolutely delightful cottage in which to stay for our trip to the Lakes."

    It has everything you need, a lovely sociable lounge / diner / kitchen where the underfloor heating is a nice surprise. The main bedroom is large and comfortable - we only used the one room so can’t comment much on those although they looked beautiful. Bathroom was excellent. Other major positives include the dedicated parking and the wonderful location. We barely used the car. The property is totally dog friendly and I think our dog loved this pretty and comfortable cottage as much as we did. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by SamMay 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location, thank you for letting us stay there."

    Reviewed by WarrenMay 2022

  • "Perfect location for walking and soaking up all Ambleside has to offer."

    Fantastic cottage, we loved it and would happily return!

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, lovely cottage, would definitely recommend."

    Slight hiccup with the heating on Day 1 but Mandy was very helpful and it was sorted immediately.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay - the cottage was lovely and tidy and it was warm/cozy."

    The kitchen was well kitted out and we loved the bathroom shower! Very central location for everything we needed. A minor problem - the cooker hood light would not stay on (easily fixed I’m sure). That said - we would definitely consider a return stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage set in the centre of Ambleside."

    A great base to explore the central fells and all the surrounding area. The cottage itself with its log burning stove and underfloor heating as ideal after a long day out on the hills.Luckily the weather was great whilst we visited but numerous books and games availability would have been great for a day nesting! Recommended

    Reviewed by CraigJan 2022

  • "Lovely spot."

    I hope to return.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "We look forward to our stay every year."

    This was our 6th year at Barneys and love as much as ever. It is comfortable, clean and feels special especially at christmas time with the tree up and log fire. It is close to all you need from shops, restaurants and walks from the door. never moved car in 3 days .Bliss!! Thank you for our wonderful stay, We look forward to December 2022

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Excellent property, great location and such a benefit with parking facility."

    Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Barney's Cottage."

    Really good location. The cottage was comfortable, clean, warm and had everything we needed. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2021

  • "Barney's Cottage is a great place to stay, perfectly/centrally located in Ambleside and with the added bonus of off-street parking."

    I would have given 5 stars for this cottage but there are a few points that knocked it off the top spot. It is falling into slight disrepair and decoration, it does need an uplift to give it that extra star. Public access at the side and rear of the cottage was a little annoying and was in constant use at all hours, all blinds and shutters had to remain closed. Having made those comments, I will definitely be booking this cottage again in late 2022, perfect for my Lakes holiday.

    Reviewed by RonNov 2021

  • "Property was as described, clean and comfortable."

    Only issue was with car parking but this was only a minor problem.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "The cottage was adequate but was not a 4 star property as advertised."

    A little tired and not particularly welcoming. The bathroom steamed up and the window could not be opened. In the main bedroom the window slid shut and had to be propped open. The kitchen knives were blunt. On the plus side it is a central location with its own parking space at the front.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "We were told that there was a garden with a bench, but weren't told that it was a common access path around house so it wasn't private."

    Our dogs were constantly barking as people were going past the windows. Ended up indoors with curtains shut. We should have been made aware of this before booking the cottage as it would have been a deciding factor for me.i.e. I wouldn't have booked.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "We loved our stay in Barney's Cottage."

    The location is perfect, and the cottage was lovely and clean and comfortable. Shops and pubs in easy walking distance, plus lots of other walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2021

  • "Holiday cottage was cleaned to a really good standard."

    A superb location for exploring the Lake District. Huge added bonus of a parking space. Property is a little tired in places, it just and needs a little tlc and i’d give it five stars.

    Reviewed by TaraMay 2021

  • "The cottage is listed as having a garden/patio but this is misleading."

    The cottage has a path running around it which accesses other cottages and tucked to one side of this is a picnic bench that is adjacent to a main road. We have a dog so a garden is quite critical but there is no way we could let the dog out as it was not secure. The cottage was in a great location in town though and was well equipped.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Great quick service when the heating wasn’t working , it was sorted out the ..."

    Great quick service when the heating wasn’t working , it was sorted out the same day and a nice note left for us by the owner of the cottage , thank you

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "I wanted to put a note in the visitors book to thank the owners but I mislaid my pen."

    Barneys Cottage was wonderful and ideal for us. Location excellent, everything you required was provided- hair dryer, iron, cooking pots - even baking paper! It was so clean, modern and well laid out. We took our Labrador and it was perfect. He loved lying in front of the fire. I can’t praise it enough. Please pass on our thanks.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "It was a very comfy and homely cottage we had an an amazing time, the wet room however wasn’t very ideal as the shower got the entire room soaked."

    Overall it was a great holiday and we had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "It’s position it’s just so convenient, perfect!"

    Great to have all tv/sky channels available with very comfortable furnishings in living room & a very good bathroom suiting all of us. Definitely would want to return. Needs to have a plaque on outside wall saying Barney’s cottage above the address. We arrived in dark & couldn’t see small note in glass on door.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2019

  • "Would hardly describe the bathroom as luxurious."

    The shower virtually soaked the whole bathroom particularly when several people needed to use It and there was nothing provided to mop it with other than the bath mat which ended up saturated. The cottage name was not clearly visible. However the house number, which was 3, clearly was, so putting that on your instructions would be a great help. We spent some time trying to find it, even asked at the nearby pub (they had never heard of it) fortunately the owner was there at the time and she eventually appeared. Apart from the comments above it is lovely cottage and perfectly located for the village, we did enjoy our stay. If these issues are addressed I would certainly give top marks.

    Reviewed by DorisJul 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Well equipment. Lovely decor. Its in the center of Ambleside, with parking. You could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "When we opened the door, first impressions were great and this continued."

    Lovely cottage and some nice touches from Sykes with an email and phone call checking all was ok. A call later from the owner to check that the heating was ok as it wasn’t on, and some help re the shed key all made the difference. So in summary lovely cosy cottage, nice outside space although not enclosed, but didn’t bother us this time and great location. Great service and care from Sykes and owner. We had a superb holiday in Barney’s cottage.

    Reviewed by SaraJan 2019

  • "Wonderful bathroom, but the shower soaks the whole room."

    Had to buy a bigger cooking pan and the ones there are not big enough for five

    Reviewed by NicholasDec 2018

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and perfectly located."

    The sky TV was a real treat and very useful on our wet week in the lake district. We absolutely loved the cottage and would love to return, especially around Christmas time. Instructions on how to use the log burning stove would have been helpful as when we were cold and damp we did light it on one occasion but were a little unsure what we were doing with the vents. We loved this cottage. It was spot on for the Julian family Paul, Lin, Charlie, Oliver and our dog Ralph!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "The location was perfect and the cottage was wonderful."

    There were so many lovely little touches like walk suggestions and spare reading glasses. I had cause to speak to the owner who was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this property and am very likely to book it again.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2018

  • "What can you say about the lake district Beautiful anytime of year and as we are here on holiday from australia we where very happy to get back there I have spent many happy holidays there from being a small child and will continue to visit when back in the uk."

    As for the accomodation it was perfect for us and wont hesitate to recommend it to freinds, we realy enjoyed our time and a big thankyou to the owners of barneys cottage Nick Holt Wellard Western australia

    Reviewed by NickApr 2018

  • "Although it was great to be so central in Ambleside and the property lovely, it is not ideally suited if you have dogs, the only way outside is through the front door and the passageway by the cottage is not enclosed you certainly could not sit out there with dogs."

    It also has underfloor heating which we certainly could not feel downstairs you cannot regulate this and there are instructions about appliances dotted around , having spent numerous self catering holdays we would recommend these were all in one book. If you are a family with no dogs it could be ideal as the bedrooms are lovely and lots of games for wet days and an ideal position in lovely Ambleside

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

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  • Over three floors, the property has three bedrooms; On first floor there is a King size double with window seat and single room
  • On the second floor there is a twin room ideal for children
  • Luxurious bathroom with double walk in shower, bath, hand basin and W.C
  • L shaped Open plan living room with Shaker style kitchen, Dining area with fitted seating and chairs, Sitting Room with wood burning stove and comfortable seating.
  • Underfloor heating, wood burning stove. Shaker style kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washer/dryer
  • LCD TV, DVD player, Full Sky package, wide selection of books, DVD's and Games, Wifi. Power and bed linen included in rent. Towels are provided
  • Logs not supplied
  •   Private parking for one car. Graveled seating area with picnic table
  • Two well behaved dogs accepted. Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub, five minutes walk
  • Lake 1.5 miles
  • Note: Patio area is not enclosed.

The property

This traditional Lakeland Stone Cottage is situated around a small courtyard, and is easy walking distance from the centre of Ambleside.

Lovingly restored, it retains many original character features and is a great choice for families or couples looking to be located close to the village centre.As you enter the property on the ground floor you are greeted with a cosy open-plan living & dining area with under floor heating and comfortable seating for relaxing evenings in front of the log burning stove.

The shaker style kitchen area has a traditional...

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Region Information

Please note, the garden is not enclosed and the next door property does have access through the garden to their property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas