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Juniper Cottage

(Ref. 972327)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect location in Ambleside, close to shops and restaurants and central for visiting the whole of the Lakes."

    This is our second stay at Juniper Cottage, we will be back again next year!

    Reviewed by Esther5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage is an ideal base for holidaying in the Lakes."

    A lovely warm cottage well presented and very clean. Competitively priced and definitely would stay at Juniper Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great location."

    Very well equipped cottage in every sense from the kitchen to all the labels on things plugs heaters etc .

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely loved Juniper and the photos don't do it justice."

    Very clean, tidy a d well equipped. Great location and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2023

  • "This was my third time at the cottage so I knew what to expect."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and provided everything I required. The only thing I will mention is that the Wi-Fi signal is very weak but I assume that’s due to the location of the cottage.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your return visit to the property. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything was perfect, everything you could need is there, will book again"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "On arriving at Juniper Cottage we were very pleased parking and location was great."

    On opening the door the porch was dirty cobwebs on the floor, kitchen was clean, the living area was dusty, upstairs the bathroom hadn’t been cleaned dark hairs in the bath, and a dirty floor. The bedroom was okay but on stripping the bed the mattress cover was stained. I can only conclude that the owner rely’s on the previous weeks tenants to clean the property as we left it in a better state than we found it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the cleanliness was not up to standard, this is something we take very seriously and we will pass all your comments on. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita2.2Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous 5 nights at Juniper Cottage."

    The location was perfect for walking into the village for meals. Facilities were excellent and the cottage is also centrally located for the whole Lakes. We will go again.

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Apr 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay, amazing facilities and close to all the main attractions."

    A great base to explore the lake district.

    Reviewed by Trina5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was my second visit to this property."

    I am an amateur photographer and the property is in an ideal location for where I want to take photographs. The on-sight parking and closeness to the centre of Ambleside is also a bonus. My only criticism of the property is that it is quite dark inside.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a courtyard with parking close to centre of Ambleside but very quiet."

    Everything you need and so dog friendly, even down to spare dog bowls. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was well situated close to all amenities."

    Although small the house was equipped with everything you would need. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to friends. Ilsa our dog loved all the great walks.

    Reviewed by Margo5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time at juniper cottage ,accommodation had all you could wish for,clean ,cozy,and comfortable ,also very close to the centre of ambleside only a 5 minute walk ,my only small concern was regarding our little dog ."

    As the cottage more or less was open to a main road and no garden it made it a bit awkward as the nearest place to exercise her was rothay park a 15 minute walk down a steep hill ,otherwise can't fault at all.

    Reviewed by Albert4.7Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was very comfortable and very functional."

    The kitchen contained a lot of equipment and was set out in a very convenient way. The cottage was warm and the bed was extremely comfortable. It was in a particularly convenient location for Ambleside and the car parking space saved a lot of searching and expense.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location & Good to have parking at cottage, The spaces are a little bit tight for a large car."

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Really nice place."

    V central and such a plus having a car park space. Think lock to door might need some attention as we struggled to open it sometimes.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is well equipped and cosy."

    The location is reqlly really good and having a parking space is extremely convenient. It feels spacious and cosy.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Sep 2021

  • "Property very dusty."

    Worrying during current situation made us wonder about general cleanliness. Good inch of dust on pictures window ledges and light shades over kitchen work surfaces.

    Reviewed by Carmel4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location with lots to do within easy walking distance."

    A big bonus was onsite parking. The cottage is small but was fine for the two of us. One or two areas were a little dusty but overall the place was clean and tidy on arrival. There was everything we needed in the cottage for our stay. Definite choice for another visit to Ambleside.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was well situated and well equipped but it was very dirty."

    Dirty dishes in cupboard with food on, dirty soiled toilet, cobwebs and food left in cupboards. Have taken pictures as had to spend over an hour cleaning before we unpacked! Would use Sykes again but would not stay here

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.1Jun 2021

  • "Juniper Cottage is in a very convenient location and the parking space was a bonus."

    The local bus services are excellent and there are lovely walks from the doorstep. When the weather was wet, we could stay and be very comfortable in the cottage. We would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant place but one big negative."

    Needs a king size bed and super king size bedding. It’s a big bedroom and chest of drawers could be moved

    Reviewed by Valerie4.1Dec 2020

  • "This is a lovely, well appointed cottage in a great location, close to the town centre but avoiding the one way system allowing easy access."

    The house is too hot! The heating system had labels on throughout the house asking not to be turned off. At this time of year when some days temperatures were in the high twenties this was just madness and meant that we had to have the windows open 24/7. This can’t be environmentally friendly or economical. There is a strange smell permeating from the under stairs cupboard. We masked it with spray but it might need looking at and identifying We would stay here again

    Reviewed by Adeline3.8Aug 2020

  • "A very comfortable, clean cottage, in a perfect location, close to Ambleside and easy access to all the main places."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very well equipped cottage close to the town centre and bus station."

    Lounge furniture perhaps a little dated, but overall a lovely base for exploring the surrounding area.On site parking a huge bonus.Would have no hesitation in recommending Juniper Cottage.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2020

  • "This was our third visit to Juniper Cottage, we love this cosy cottage."

    There is everything you need for a weeks stay. The cottage is ideally located within a short walk to the shops. It also has its own parking space.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a great week staying at Juniper Cottage in Ambleside, the cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    The cottage was very well situated, a two min walk to the town centre. Couldn't have wished for better. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location, had good facilities and on the face of it is an excellent place to stay, but on arrival the bathroom was unclean - apparent urine behind the toilet seat, down the back of the toilet, in the bowl, and a drip on the floor."

    The sink was also grimy as was the bath. It clearly hasn’t had a proper clean for a long time as it’s very dusty above the bathroom mirror and also around the skirting boards. The kitchen bin also hadn’t been emptied from the previous occupants. The cleanliness needs to be addressed as you don’t want to travel hundreds of miles to do what the cleaner should be doing. I emailed Sykes twice and had no response. Unfortunately for these reasons I wouldn’t stay again.

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Nov 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    The cottage is very handy for all cafes shops and pubs.We have stayed at Junipers sister cottage Heather cottage before but found this one more suitable for a couple, especially when we got the booking through a cancelation, being much cheaper.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really well equipped cottage,great base for a walking holiday."

    The only slight downside is that there is no garden ,and if like us you have a dog,there is at least a 5 minute walk to the local park for them to go to the toilet,not great last thing at night,or first thing in the morning.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage and an ideal location for touring the Lake District."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Mar 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage,2 minutes from the centre of Ambleside, only ..."

    Lovely well equipped cottage,2 minutes from the centre of Ambleside, only downside, no outdoor space for dogs,but lovely park within 5 minute walk, would visit again

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Mar 2019

  • "Everything was superb could not find fault Juniper Cottage in Ambleside take a bow ."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very clean with really good facilities.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2018

  • "I loved the fact that as well as being lovely and clean, it was fantastically equipped."

    There were even baking tins and scales - I could have baked a cake if I'd had time. We had our own parking, it was within walking distance of the town, and was quiet and peaceful. The furnishings were comfortable and clean and the bedroom was lovely. It was great to come 'home' to at the end of a day on the fells. The lobby had shelves for our boots & rucksacks and there was a radiator too, so that our things dried, without cluttering the rest of the house up.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was as it was described, very comfortable , clean and ideally situated for us."

    Close to all local amenities and on site parking was an advantage. Only slight disappointment was in regards supplies. We had one toilet roll for two people for a week. We had a third of a kitchen roll and a small amount of washing up liquid. We didn’t have any soap powder. With other cottages there has always been an adequate supply of such items, not sure if that’s what we should expect. That said it didn’t spoil our holiday and have already booked another holiday for 2019 with Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.1Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful setting ,just outside Ambleside ,a two minute easy walk into the town centre and a ten minute walk to the banks of Windermere."

    The house has private parking in the courtyard with plenty of room to load unload. The House is plenty big enough for a couple and two dogs ,perfect . Everything you require is included ,the bedroom is fantastic ,a massive Television ,lovely welcoming double bed and very warm and cosy. We had a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is a lovely place to stay to use as a base for traveling around the lakes it was in a nice area of town, very quiet but with within very easy reach of all the shops, bars and cafes."

    Would recommend this place to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely,clean and warm and we would definitely stay there again."

    My only slight issue was the note that was left to strip the bed linen on departure. I think it is reasonable to ask visitors to leave the cottage clean and tidy but it is unreasonable to expect them to have to do everything as you would expect the property to be re-cleaned thoroughly before the next guests arrive. There are hotels that charge less money and you would not be expected to do that for them.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2018

  • "Sitting room was chilly in evening"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2018

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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.


  • Over two floors
  • One bedroom: double with HD TV on the first floor
  • An upstairs bathroom with shower over bath, WC and washbasin
  • On-site parking space outside for one car
  • Open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room on the ground floor with HD TV and books
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and microwave
  • Electric storage heaters. Two HD TVs, one with blue ray DVD player
  • WIFI
  • Fuel and electric incl
  • in rent
  • Books
  • Bed linen and towels incl in rent
  • Private parking
  • Max 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • No smoking, sorry
  • Less than 5 minutes' walk from shops, pubs and restaurants in central Ambleside.

The property

Juniper Cottage is a charming two-floor dwelling, located in the heart of Ambleside in the Lake District.

This beautiful, old-world cottage offers one-bedroom cosy accommodation with traditional rustic charm, for which the Lake District is famous.

It is one of seven adorable stone-fronted cottages which were converted from Ecclerigg Place courtyard.

It is the ideal setting for a couple’s romantic escape. Upon entering Juniper Cottage, you will discover a generous open plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area.

The newly refurbished kitchen has all the equipment you need to cook delicious meals to recharge your batteries after a day of exploring.

There is an HD TV with Blu Ray DVD player in the living area and a selection of books to choose from.

Upstairs you will find the spacious double bedroom, which is also newly refurbished and boasts a second LED HD TV, along with the bathroom.

The bathroom is fitted with a shower over the bath, WC and washbasin.

Outside there is an onsite parking space for one car and direct access to the town of Ambleside. You have no shortage of facilities and entertainment right on your doorstep.

Around every corner in Ambleside, you will find elegant shops, delightful pubs and exceptional restaurants.

You can also find superb walks right here in Ambleside with our woods and waterfall.

Grizedale Forest and the 17th-century Bridge House are well worth a look.

In addition to the attractions in Ambleside, you are only a stone’s throw from other renowned Lake District destinations, such as Grasmere Lake, where you can rent romantic rowboats.

Windermere Lake and its exceptional boast tours are only 11 minutes away by car. Juniper Cottage is situated in the perfect place to launch your discovery of the magnificent Lake District.

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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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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas