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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Perhaps install an outsIde socket to allow for EV charging."

    No cushions for the garden furniture in the front garden.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all feedback and suggestions on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2023

  • "The house was really great we had space and every conceivable tool or utensil."

    House was clean and well thought out. Lounge is a little dull … the trees blocking out the daylight in the summer… but that’s only a small thing. Plenty of room if you are a party of six. Garden spaces were really useful and having a BBQ was a great feature. All in all a fabulous holiday house

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Hollybrook. Thank you- The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2023

  • "Hollybrook is a very generously equipped holiday let."

    We loved the prettily planted garden, the numerous seating areas inside and out and the fantastic location. Our party of 5 adults enjoyed the large living room space to sit and socialise together as well as the quiet seating areas to read or relax quietly. It’s a wonderful base for walking too and we appreciated being able to leave the car and walk for the day. Thank you

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2023

  • "An amazing property, near enough to the centre, a short walk, but gardens secluded enough to feel you are in the middle of nowhere."

    Plenty of space outdoor and in for 6 adults. Everything you needed and more in the house. If we ever come back as a group, would stay here again.

    Reviewed by CathrynJun 2023

  • "We loved staying at Hollybrook."

    It was so peaceful and the garden is wonderful.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2023

  • "Our fourth visit to Hollybrook and we enjoyed them all."

    Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased to welcome you back for a 4th time. We hope to welcome you back for a 5th time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MauriceApr 2023

  • "Brilliant location - close to Centre of Ambleside with an "uplifting" climb back up to the house to work off the calories ; Property vey clean and excellently equipped with good outdoor furniture ."

    Loved watching the squirrels and birds from the windows. Good range of local walks from the doorstep.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2023

  • "Very nice house."

    Would be even better in warmer weather when you could take more advantage of outside areas.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back, hopefully in better weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at Hollybrook, fabulous house, great location, weather not to bad at all."

    Ambleside is a great location for a break with plenty of eating and drinking establishments, walking is hood in the area and with bus fares only being £2 there’s loads to do

    Thank you for your lovely review we really appreciate it, we are so pleased you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2023

  • "Probably the best equipped holiday cottage I have ever stayed in!"

    This cottage is clean, comfortable and in a brilliant location just minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. It's private, with lovely outside sitting areas and is definitely a 'home from home'. Perfect!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we maintain the house and gardens ourselves and work hard to ensure the house and gardens are the best they can be. We do want our guests to experience a home from home and are happy it is appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to give feedback here and in the guest book at Hollybrook. Kind regards Owners. Susan & Andrew Mortimer Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage, clean and comfortable."

    A really pleasant place to stay whilst enjoying Ambleside and the surrounding countryside. The house is a short steep-ish walk from the town centre but not especially onerous.

    Thank you from the owners - we do attempt to keep our property house and gardens in the best condition we can and are pleased it is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CMay 2022

  • "Another great holiday at Hollybrook."

    Ideal location to explore the Lakes. Lovely 5 min walk into Ambleside. Really spacious and comfortable house. Fabulous garden overlooking the woods so plenty of wildlife to watch. Take bird seed and peanuts, you won't be disappointed! Look out for the deer who visits the garden early evening. Lots of good quality garden furniture both in the front and back of the property to enjoy an early morning cup of tea or cool beer in the afternoon. Only negative was the property wasn't quite as clean as I expected. Nothing major just lack of attention to detail. Food left in cupboard, crumbs in food cupboard, crumbs on wooden chopping board, crumbs under toaster, pans and baking trays really greasy (probably put through the dishwasher without a tablet), indoor bin dirty and quite a few cobwebs. However, there was cleaning items under the sink so cleaned it myself. Recommend putting all crockery, cutlery and pans through dishwasher on arrival. That aside, this is a super holiday accommodation, it was my 4th visit and I would definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JillianMay 2022

  • "The property was warm and cosy it had everything we needed, would stay again."

    Only a few minor issues oven was smoking due to previous people I suppose not cleaning after they used and must of burnt something. Everything thing else was clean and more than enough of what you need. We had beautiful weather and the property made it more enjoyable. Thank you for our stay would return.

    Reviewed by DanielleMar 2022

  • "Another fabulous holiday at Hollybrook."

    Looking forward to going back in May. Feedback for the owners is to put a large clothes dryer in the property. The house is for 6 people but the clothes dryer is so small you can only fit one walking kit on it. This meant the tumble drier was constantly on the go. In light of energy prices being so high this really is not a good option and an un-necessary expense to the owner. The massive utility room could take a big clothes dryer for a large family. Also, please change the tea cosy. Someone has burnt it and it looks really grubby. Thank you.

    Miss Jillian WhittakerMar 2022

  • "The entry on the website and photos seriously under sell the quality of Hollybrook."

    Especially its setting and garden. We were very pleasantly surprised as to what we encountered in a good way and we have vast experience of Lake District accommodation. A very well equipped and delightful house which we enjoyed immensely. Thank you.

    Thank you for you kind comments. We work hard gardening the property ourselves and keeping on top of the house maintenance. We are looking into how the property is marketed/portrayed. Thanks again. The Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeoFeb 2022

  • "House was lovely and in a great location."

    Extremely clean and very relaxing place, the beds are very comfy and the tv packages are great, he only slight negative is the cutlery could do with a slight upgrade. The other negative is nothing to do with the holiday home but the company we booked this through, we lost some of the daughters soft toys and despite ringing and chasing as they must have been left in the house nobody rang us back, very poor.

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2022

  • "Had a lovely 3 night break over New Year at Hollybrook."

    House was perfect, lots of space inside and out. Very clean and well equipped. Lovely having Stock Ghyll Force at bottom of garden. Good location and only short walk to centre. Bit tricky to find, could do with clearer directions. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2021

  • "All lovely - not long enough time there!"

    Stream at bottom of garden is a treat.

    Reviewed by JuliaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hollybrook."

    The house is spacious, comfy and very clean. We slept very soundly on our comfortable beds. The only slight niggle concerned the door handles/locks. We are used to low tech. doors where the handles and locks are quite separate. I opened the french window and couldn’t close it again and also struggled with the outside front door and the one from the Conservatory to the garden (once locked couldn’t get back in). So an explanation of how they work would be very helpful :-). Aside from that our stay was wonderful and we certainly look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2021

  • "Two minor problems 1 STandard lamp behind tele did not work."

    2 Remote control on gas fire would only work some of the tim Other than that a great holiday.

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2021

  • "Exceptional property in all aspects."

    Would definitely recommend . Directions need to be amended though. Car park is on the right and hollybrook driveway is first right afterwards.

    Reviewed by RodSep 2021

  • "Excellent property, very well equipped, set in beautiful gardens."

    Peaceful, yet close to the hustle and bustle of Ambleside. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "Fabulous house, very well equipped and perfect for a family of 4 plus grandparents."

    Reviewed by VJul 2021

  • "Our only complaint was the lack of clean bedding and towels after the first week but we must say after a phone call it was dealt with immediatly."

    A suggestion would be slip mats in the showers. The cottage and gardens were perfect for a break ,

    Reviewed by sJun 2021

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  • Property with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6) a king sized bedroom on ground floor with twin and master king sized bedrooms on first floor. Hollybrook complies fully with current fire safety standards
  • Recently fitted with internet monitored mains interlinked smoke/heat/carbon monoxide detectors to grade D1LD1, 17 detectors in total
  • Garden to 3 sides of the property with multiple seating areas including views of Stock Ghyll Beck, waterfalls & Loughrigg Fell. Ground floor shower room with large walk in shower with wash basin and WC
  • First floor family bathroom with an over bath shower, wash basin and WC
  • Both king-sized bedrooms have 32” TVs with Sky Q including Sky Sports HD. The house is heated by gas central heating & a coal effect gas fire in the lounge
  • Very well equipped kitchen – with double electric fan oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer & dishwasher. Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Lounge/dining room with ample seating
  • In the lounge there is a 49” 4K smart TV with Sky Q, Sky Sports HD & BT Sports HD
  • Utility room with sink, washing machine, tumble drier with ample space for drying clothing and additional seating
  • Conservatory (with heater) and seating for 2 and coffee table
  • Rent includes all heating, WIFI, bed linen, towels plus cot and highchair
  • Parking for 3 - 4 cars. Sorry, no smoking or pets. 3 local small supermarkets within 0.14 miles. Pub within 0.08 miles.

The property

Located in the heart of the Lake District, Hollybrook is a 3 bedroomed property (sleeps 6) a short walk away from the centre of Ambleside and its amenities (shops, eateries & cinemas).

There are gardens and patios to 3 sides of the property with 6 separate outdoor seating areas, 2 of which are covered and 1 patio area which is a sun trap.

Stock Ghyll Beck runs along the rear boundary of the property (which is fenced and netted) with one of the seating areas overlooking the Beck and waterfalls.

Loughrigg Fell can be seen from the large rear patio & back garden.

There is ample off-road parking for 3 – 4 cars. Hollybrook is an attractive family home that offers plenty of space indoors and out for making the most of its beck side setting with ample space for al fresco dining.

The rear garden may be viewed from the lounge and dining areas as well as the conservatory.

There is an outside covered storage area suitable for sports equipment.

This area has a picnic table and gas BBQ. As well as a ground-floor bedroom there is a recently refurbished downstairs walk-in shower room with washbasin & WC.

Within your holiday home, you will find a spacious lounge/dining room with a gas fire and a 49-inch Ultra HD TV with Sky Q and BT Sports HD.

The kitchen and utility rooms provide plenty of storage.

The utility room has space & racks for drying clothing and, there is a small table with 2 chairs.

A conservatory provides a lovely vantage point over the rear garden and large patio housing a picnic table and swing seat.

On the first floor there is a king-sized bedroom and a twin bedroom plus a family bathroom with over the bath shower, washbasin & WC.

Each of the two king-sized bedrooms has a 32-inch TV with Sky Q and Sky Sports HD.

The owners kindly advise that guests should supervise youngsters in the rear garden area as the garden slopes down towards Stock Ghyll Beck making the ground uneven and slippery when wet.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Grasmere 4.4 miles
  • Windermere 4.7 miles
  • Keswick 16.7 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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