Flash Summer Sale
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

1 customer booked Honeypot Cottage in the last 24 hours

1 of 18 View Image Gallery
  • Honeypot Cottage - Lake District - 1042650 - photo 1

Honeypot Cottage

(Ref. 1042650)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (17)
  • comfortable (11)
  • walk (9)
  • well (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • no (9)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely, well prepared and perfect for the two of us."

    Lovely location. We've never been to the Lake District before but we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2024

  • "Always enjoy a stay here, quiet spot, only slight problem is the shower, seems to take a long time for any warm water to come through, not the end of the world though, but might be worth looking at."


    Reviewed by Steven4.7Dec 2023

  • "Cosy cottage with well equipped kitchen, comfortable sofa and comfy bed."

    There’s a steep hill to walk back from town but there are short cuts to be found and it doesn’t take too long and the views from the cottage are worth it. We’d stay again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Honeypot Cottage - thank you - it was very clean, quiet, well equipped and comfortable and only a 7 minute (uphill) walk from the centre of Ambleside (In the winter/dark months it’s worth taking a torch for the last 50 yards or so as there is no pavement) The only slight niggle was having to call at the office to collect/return the keys (rather than having a key safe at the cottage) but otherwise we were very pleased with everything."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage Always nice to have private parking even if the access is a little tight."

    A key safe would be a help instead of having to trail into town to collect an return key.

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

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2023

  • "A charming and comfortable house with lovely views to both front and back."

    Very peaceful, with a rural feel, though still close to Ambleside town centre. The garden is pleasant and well maintained, and the position of the house is great for hill walkers. We didn't need to use the car to reach the start point of any of our walks. The bathroom tap was dripping slightly throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "Front door step could use a hand rail of some type Parking is uneven but is plenty."

    You need to drive up the road a little turn around and then the lock on steering allows a smooth entrance A drying room or possibly porch would be beneficial for walking gear A lockable ring for bike storage would be good Sharp knives for the kitchen wouldn’t go amiss the ones there are blunt Otherwise the cottage is delightful and very comfortable. Take note that the walk up from the town is very steep (called the struggle!) loved our break thanks

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    A lovely comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen although out of the four rings on the gas hob two were fine, One needed a match to light it and the other wasn't working. The Cottage is situated in an excellent location for exploring the Lake District with beautiful views to the front and back. It is only a 5 minute walk down into Ambleside where you can find local shops, Galleries, restaurants, Cafe's pubs and good bus connections to Windermere, Grassmere, Coniston, Keswick and Kendal. However the cottage is on a very steep slope (20% gradient) so coming back up could be quite a struggle for some.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay, Especially loved the view."

    Bit of a hike up a steep hill to the property. The cottage could have been cleaner - thick dust and cobwebs around fireplace, bookcase and on landing.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will ask our Housekeeping Team to look into your comments. Thank you The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun3.4Jul 2023

  • "Honeypot Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Ambleside!"

    We have had a long here and loved every moment of it. The cottage is cozy and very comfortable, and is perfectly located at the edge of town -- an easy 5 minute walk downtown, but also located at the top of a hill so that you get amazing views of the mountains all around. The yard is a wonderful space for kids to run around, or for dinner outside. Sykes Cottages was also very helpful any time we needed anything. Highly recommended!!

    Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Honeypot Cottage. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2023

  • "Been going to Honeypot for years , so that speaks for itself , only glitch the central heating timer was all to cock, the house was freezing when we got there, not the end of the world, did report it."

    Overall it’s a nice wee place.

    Reviewed by Steven4.1Dec 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with nice views in a very quiet part of Ambleside, about 5 minutes walk from the center of the town."

    For people with mobility issues, note that it is up a short but very steep hill. Comfy beds and a very powerful shower were bliss after a day in the hills.

    Reviewed by Cecile3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage , lovely location, ideal base for exploring the lakes and surrounding area."

    We had a lovely time. However...No complementry tea or coffee. We use Sykes cottages a lot and we always have tea ,coffe and milk supplied. Plus much more in most cases. So a bit mean on that point,otherwise very good. (we usually bring some with us just in case, but this time didn't as we were sure there would be some.) So had to walk down the hill to the shop and back up again (It's a big hill) so don't be so mean!!!

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a peaceful setting but within walking distance of the bustling town of Ambleside with its choices of pubs, restaurants and shops."

    The cottage was exceptionally clean and the beds were very comfortable. The property provides everything you would need for a self-catering holiday and we didn’t use the car all week with plenty of walks right from the door. We had a great holiday and will definitely book this cottage again in the future.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house is well located - hikes from the front door to Red Screes and the local fells, and also a short drive via 'The struggle' to Patterdale, and to Grasmere."

    Slight downside that should be mentioned is that the short walk from Ambleside involves 50m of steep assent ...

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2022

  • "It’s very important to mention the cottage is on a hill,the views are spectacular and the cottage is loverly,and centralised in the lakes,we come every year with you and pick a different cottage every time."

    Thank you again mr p neesam

    Reviewed by Philip4.4May 2022

  • "The Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    It was very peaceful and we were able to enjoy sitting in the sunny garden in late afternoons. The only negative is that the Cottage is located at the top of a very steep hill - walking down into the town was fine but getting back up was hard work!

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place in great position above the village."

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was very comfortable, with powerful shower and bath."

    Well equipped kitchen met all our needs. Benefitted from off road parking. 10 minute walk from Ambleside, but expect a steep gradient.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage had the potential to be lovely and was in a great location."

    However, the accommodation was not very clean- large cobwebs and dirty cutlery in the drawer. There were not enough plates etc and very limited glassware which was clearly very old. No large glasses/pint glasses. All utensils were stuck in a wicker basket which made finding things difficult, especially when trying to find a sharp knife in it. One of the duvet covers had felt pen scribbles all over one side.

    Reviewed by Jane1.9Jul 2021

  • "The kitchen smelled of damp."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "A comfortable quiet cottage with most of what we needed."

    We could not find the WiFi code as the folder in which it was contained was stored away. It would have helped to have a cleaning cloth for the bathroom. Blinds in the double bedroom would help with sleep in the morning. The garden was at the front of the property rather than at the back as expected from the listing.

    Reviewed by Roy4.4Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday , couldn’t fault cottage ."

    Cosy , clean well equipped . Stunning views , even a deer in the back garden !

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, radio with CD Player, TV with DVD Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Garden with patio featuring outdoor seating and lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

Tucked away in the centre of Ambleside within the breath-taking landscapes of the Lake District National Park, is this beautiful white-washed cottage.

Dating back to the 19th century, Honeypot Cottage has been delightfully renovated to a high-standard and boast an excellent position overlooking Loughrigg towards Old Man Conniston, together providing a fantastic setting for any family or group getaway.

Be welcomed into the homely living/dining room and allow yourself to fall onto the plush leather sofa as you rest and recuperate by the striking gas fire and delight in your favourite shows on the TV.

Continue through to the smart fully-fitted kitchen and discover a plethora of handy appliances, helping you throughout your stay.

Climb the staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by two pretty bedrooms made up of a double and a twin, both of which can be found boasting incredible views of the encompassing landscapes and are served by a bright and airy bathroom.

Enjoy a warm cup of tea at the charming bistro table that rests within the fabulous back garden, before grabbing your walking boots and heading out on one of the many scenic trails that rest right on your doorstep.

Wander along the picturesque Grasmere Waterfall Walkways or head for the mountains with a hike to the top of Wansfell Pike, and admire far reaching views of the Lake District.

Grab a quick bite to eat in one of the quirky cafés that line the streets of Ambleside, before wandering the halls of the Derwent Pencil Museum or the enchanting Puzzling Place optical illusion exhibition.

Try a new and exciting watersport out on Lake Windermere with the Lake District Paddleboarding School, or fly through the skies over at Treetop Lake District.

Tour the imposing 19th century fortress of Wray Castle and the former home of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top, both owned by the incredible National Trust.

Hike through Black Crag Peak or spend the day at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, just a pleasant drive away, before returning to this inviting home-away-from-home for a relaxing evening indoors.

Make the most of quality time with your loved ones on a holiday to Honeypot Cottage.

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

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Ambleside

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute