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Little Brook

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage that exceeded our expectations - very comfy beds, well equipped, and customer support was excellent when it was required."

    Though not a problem for our party, the listing could better reflect the access issues that the number of steps to both entrances of the property may cause, plus the varying levels within the property which could be challenging for young children or those with mobility issues. Would definitely recommend the property and would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay here."

    It was a real home away from home and we settled in straight away. The house was clean, cosy and spacious. Better than a lot of the reviews seem to reflect. Nice to have a smart tv, washing machine and dishwasher. Only 10 minute walk to get into the shops and restaurants of Ambleside and about same to get to the lake. The area is very hilly and you do have to walk up one to get to the property so might not be the best if you have mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our first time at this cottage and at this area in the Lake District."

    I have to admit, after reading some of the lukewarm reviews (not all of them), I did have a little skepticism about the quality of the cottage. The photos are OK but don't really do it full justice. So, here is a long, thorough review that considers everything so you know what to expect. We arrived just after 4 to collect keys at the Heart of The Lakes office which was close to the cottage. It was great to have designated parking (had to unload bikes and rack as well as other stuff). The cottage was very clean and well presented. Walls are freshened up, it appears, with recent paint, carpeting upstairs in great condition and again, very clean. Plenty of wardrobe space and chest of drawers for storage. We were only 2 in this 2 bedroom cottage (booked on late side so couldn't find a one bedroom place). Both bedrooms were great, spacious with lots of storage. The main bedroom bed was extremely comfortable for me - it has a great topper which is a bonus for me as I have a hard time sleeping on hard or unsupported mattresses. The second bedroom beds had toppers also. We slept very well there and was so quiet. The bathroom was fine, an electric shower (not massive pressure but ok) over the bath. A roll of toilet paper was available and great quality bathsize towels and handtowels fir each guest. The kitchen is a perfect size with breakfast table for 4. It is well stocked with various cooking items and the rest. 2 tea towels were available. No problems there. 2 cafetieres offered (hidden in storage). We were left a welcome pack with 2 rubbish liners, small vial of washing liquid, sponge, cloth. We did bring our own, just in case, but it was good to see this was considered. I would suggest it would be sensible to just leave a normal size container of washing up liquid for visitors travelling from outside the UK. We also forgot salt/pepper - Airbnb now leave these sorts of basics for visitors (cooking oils etc) which makes a huge difference, again especially for non UK visitors. Is there some kind of health and safety thing that stops other rentals from providing a few of these helpful things? Thanks for leaving liquid hand soap in the bathroom (maybe left behind from a previous visitor). The conservatory dining area is lovely and spacious. The living room is comfortable with nice furnishings, good size TV with Netflix available. The front entrance shoe/boot room with coat rack was very spacious and useful. We also loved having the spacious bike shed available to store our bikes. It has power there where I charged my electric bike and that is where the washing machine is. The back garden is quite shaded with the large tree there. It is actually a nice little area. There were a few weeds but not enough to bother us. The table and chairs had a bit of sun when we returned from our day out and we sat outside for a bit. In spite of being close to other terrace cottages there, it is very quiet and peaceful. We really lived our week long stay and we would definitely rent this cottage again. It is an easy walking distance to Ambleside town where there are many walks/hikes without having to get in the car to go further afield. The cottage is up toward the end of the street up a hill. We didn't mind this, really, just took our time walking up after our long hikes. If staying here with less mobile visitors you may want to have easier access as there is this hill as well as steps into the cottage at both front and back. The toilet and bathroom are also on the upper level. This didn't bother us but may be an issue for visitors with mobility problems. Like I said, we would come again for sure. If the owners want to make this cottage stand out even more than others in the area, maybe consider supplying more if those kitchen essentials beyond the welcome pack (cooking oils, washing up liquid, salt/pepper - they are so cheap to provide and restock when empty. Yes, perhaps you have to ask the service people to do the extra check on this to top up when needed.) Note, the cleaner arrived early as we were getting bikes on the car which took a bit She needed the parking space - was a bit of time. It was a bit awkward but she worked around us and she was nice. I understand she is probably under pressure to get lots of cottages done in time. Sakes Cottages asks people to strip bedding and put used laundry in bath which we did, and cleaner was very appreciative.

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Sep 2023

  • "Needs more storage space in the kitchen ."

    Downstairs loo would be appreciated. Otherwise no concerns

    Thank you for your feedback. We take your comments on board. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.4Jul 2023

  • "The interior of the property is pretty much accurate as to images, and has all amenities you require."

    The exterior is in need of a clean up , plants and trees need attention, we didn't want to sit outside due to it being unkempt. Cleanliness- it was tidy and fairly clean we had a 10 month old so had to give everything a thorough clean as some things were a little grubby. The property states it has a travel cot, it wasn't stored in the kitchen or bedrooms or accessible rooms to guests but found in a room marked private under many other items. Love Ambleside and the cottage has a good location but a few things at this cottage need to improve for us to consider returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.1Jun 2023

  • "The larger window in the master bedroom would not open as the key is broken in the lock, forcing us to sleep in the other bedroom."

    Both front and back gardens are very rundown and the back garden is nothing like the photos in the listing anymore - it’s not an area you could really sit out in as the huge tree blocks any sunlight. It needs some work to make it pleasant again. The location was great and the kitchen was well stocked. The hairdryer sounded like it was about to break.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location and the kitchen. Our Maintenance Team will be attending to look at the window in the master bedroom. We take all comments on board. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee2.8Jun 2023

  • "No heating first night 3 days without a shower not what I’d expect from Sykes very poor"

    Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced with the shower. Our Maintenance team attended to the issue with the shower, and were able to resolve it. Thank you. The Heart of The Lakes Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Apr 2023

  • "Thank you very much for having us at your lovely property!"

    We had a very comfortable stay. The kitchen was well equipped, the lounge was homely and cosy, the bedrooms were very spacious and the beds were very comfortable as well. just a few points to note: - Garden could use some TLC as it does not look as well kept as it does online. - The piece of wood on the outside of the conservatory door used to replicate the fence is not child or pet friendly. - There was some rubbish left in the front garden area. - Nightlights or other sensored lights would be helpful on the driveway and out towards the shed. - All upstairs windows require a key (rather than one key downstairs) because the mechanisms on the window locks upon pressing, this is a fire risk. Thanks again, we enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Jack4.1Apr 2023

  • "There was dog dirt on the patio when we arrived which isn't the owners fault but wasn't pleasant to have to pick up when we arrived."

    Also I had to clean the patio/stoned area with some buckets of soapy water as smelt of dog wee and was a bit grubby (cant be helped) but would be nice if this where part of the clean. cottage was great stream lovely would definitely return. Sykes sending an email to say your holiday almost over now we hope you enjoyed your stay when youre only half way through not great and then staff sitting outside watching you leave trying to pack your car up at ten to ten in the morning kind of puts you under unnecessary pressure.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you found the cottage and the stream to be lovely. We do apologise for the dog dirt. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Very clean and warm on arrival. Spacious and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and bedrooms and excellent drying room/boot room for wet walking gear and washing. Lovely wee garden - the garden birds bathe in the little brook every day! Would be great if a powerful shower could be installed and the washing machine plumbed-in inside the cottage instead of the shed. But we had a wonderful two weeks here - didn’t want to leave! Thanks for a great stay.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Little Brook. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Well positioned with walks from the door and easy access into Ambleside town centre."

    Lovely log burner and nice warm cottage. Great room for coats, boots and drying. Everything we wanted. Thank you

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Little Brook. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Little Brook."

    Great position near Ambleside with walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at little Brook and we are going to book for next year"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely spacious and comfortable property in an excellent location with good walks literally from the door and only a 10 minute stroll into town."

    We had a very wet week so the drying room was invaluable. An initial fuel supply for the fire would have been appreciated or information as to where we could get it.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very nice everything in order would go back didn’t need for anything very clean inside and out very comfortable ."

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Good cottage in a canny location apart from the hill."

    Comfy with every appliance needed for the stay.nice pubs and restaurants locally.thumbs up from us

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in the lakes and thought this property was a good no frills one to stay in."

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Mar 2022

  • "We have returned to Little Brook again as we love it!"

    Home from home and local to everything!

    Reviewed by CAROL5.0Nov 2021

  • "Everything was fab!"

    The only thing nobody can control was the only disappointment - rain!! The cottage location was great we had lots of walls. Good food and trips out too we found time to just chill and relax in all we are booking to go back very soon!!

    Reviewed by CAROL5.0Oct 2021

  • "House was extremely dirty on arrival."

    Think of black dust and dog hair on all painted surfaces. Infested with flies. Thick cobwebs full of dead flies abs spiders in conservatory. Even after a second clean the bathroom was still think of dust as was the bed frames . Company quiet clearly not following covid cleaning guidelines. Front & back gardens over grown & neglected, couldn’t sit out. DO NOT RECOMMEND

    Reviewed by Sam1.3Aug 2021

  • "The facilities where as expected and we had a brilliant holiday due to location and weather however the cleanliness was terrible when we walked in, it looked like a quick clean had been done however a deep clean was needed as there was lots of dust on skirting boards, on ornaments and on stair rail."

    also the bedding could do with being updated to new. The other issue was flies, wasps and hornets entering the house through the conservatory a very worrying thing when we have a 7 month old! by the end of the week we had well over a hundred dead flies and hornets dead on the conservatory floor. i assume the issue is due to the brooke and surrounding hills however it could be easily fixed with a fly catcher in the conservatory or fly spray available to use.

    Reviewed by S2.8Jun 2021

  • "We have used heart of the lakes on a number of occasions, the cleanliness of the properties on arrival is disappointing, with extra cleaning time for Covid conditions, we arrived to dusty cabinets, hair on the stairs and and bathroom."

    Curtain linings hanging off the poles, the house was lovely and we enjoyed our stay but it is disappointing to arrive and to have to clean before we started our holiday. This is not the first time this has happened, the heart of the lakes cleaning team needs to take more pride in the work and have more attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.4Jun 2021

  • "Warm, spacious and comfortable."

    SkeaDec 2019

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with one double and one single, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, heated clothes airer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, iPod dock, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, decking and brook
  • Front garden with bike storage and drying area for outdoor gear
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles; pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: A brook flows through the garden, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Set on a steep hill, not suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Set in the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District National Park within the town of Ambleside, you will find this wonderful countryside cottage, Little Brook.

Boasting a charming lightly flowing lake that winds through the garden, this warm and inviting abode offers a truly tranquil space from which a family or two couples can base your next adventure in this magnificent part of the country.

As you enter into the property, climb the steps to the smart and well-equipped kitchen/diner and discover a plethora of appliances to help you prepare many mouth-watering meals throughout your stay.

Leave your mud-splattered boots and rain-covered coats in the handy adjoining room before crossing over to the delightful lounge, where you can relax on the plush sofas with your favourite drink and appreciate the immaculate décor and attractive woodburning stove.

Moving through the property, you will find a large conservatory with a grand dining room table, perfect for indulging in a fantastic feast with your nearest and dearest.

At the end of the evening, take the staircase up to the first floor and retire to one of the two well-appointed bedrooms; a king-size and a family room with both a double and a single bed.

Both bedrooms are served by a contemporary family bathroom, where you can choose how to best prepare for your days ahead.

There’s so much for you to see and enjoy, whether you choose to explore this glorious area by bike, car or foot.

Delight in a warm cup of coffee in your private garden as you look forward to the day ahead and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.

Grab your bikes from the secured storage, or pull on your finest walking boots ahead of a stroll into town to browse the specialist shops, have a drink or a meal at one of its excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, or enjoy the latest film at the well-loved cinema.

Walk to Lake Windermere at Waterhead and hire a boat or take a lovely cruise to see panoramic scenery.

Take a walk through Rothay Park and make the steep, short walk to Todd Crag where you will enjoy wonderful views down the length of Lake Windermere, or set about on a thrilling walk through the encompassing fells and embrace the fresh countryside air on an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors.

You are perfectly placed to experience some of the most spectacular and idyllic trails in the Lake District.

With all this and so much more awaiting your arrival, Little Brook is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled escape to the Lake District.

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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Note: Fuel for the woodburning stove can be purchased locally. Note: Dogs are not allowed in bedrooms. Note: Steps to entrance, please take care.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas