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Kirkstone Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 968995)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • “There is quite obviously a problem with damp/mold/mildew within the property as the first thing you notice on entering is the overwhelming musty smell.”

    This is predominant in the lounge and bedroom. We did have windows open to ventilate as my husband is asthmatic. ...

    This is predominant in the lounge and bedroom. We did have windows open to ventilate as my husband is asthmatic. The bathroom in particular has a major problem with mold being all over the privacy screen at the window. We didn't even attempt to touch it as it looked so bad. There is no means of steam extraction in the bathroom except for using the window but as the property is right on the main street, you have to be fully clothed before opening and closing the window. I would think a privacy glass plastic film would be better for the windows here rather than the moldy roller blind. It's a shame about the musty smell in the property as it's in a great location and is the perfect size for a couple's getaway.

    - Jeannie, October 2021

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The property

Kirkstone Cottage is said to be one of the oldest cottages in Ambleside and dates back to the 15th century.

Perfect for couples, this retreat offers a romantic break all year round with scenic attractions on your doorstep.

Upon entering you will be welcomed by a charming sitting room, home to a leather sofa, and an arm chair.

Relax in the evening amongst the ornamental features and enjoy a cosy night in.

The kitchen is complete with charming units and is a comforting place to prepare those home cooked meals before sitting down at the nearby dining table.

The bathroom is a wonderful arrangement for getting ready in the morning, or simply relaxing after a long afternoon.

Both a roll-top bath and separate shower cubical set the room off well for an elegant yet quirky ambience.

Wander up to the first floor where you will arrive at a king-size double bedroom with exposed beams with the room furnished in a pine overtone and overlooking the Little House on the Bridge.

Characterful with patterned bedding and wall mirrors, this room promises a peaceful sleep night after night.

For some fresh air, you can rest on the outside bench and take in the lovely location.

The town of Ambleside is ideal for central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away.

There is plenty to enjoy here from cruises, boat trips and watersports.

On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland boasts lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach.

You are guaranteed a pleasant stay whatever you decide.


  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating in the lounge
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bath robes inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for one medium sized car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

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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.

Region Information

Note: This property accepts arrivals on Monday & Friday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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