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Little Stone Howe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040889)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Little Stone Howe is a good little place, but it could be amazing."

    The hard work is already done with the parking space, beautiful decor, lovely outside space. To make it a perfect stay the bed needs renewing as its very uncomfortable and with all the walking a good nights sleep is crucial. The oven is awful it took 1hr 20 to heat up a shepards pie I'd brought with us, it normally takes 45mins. Old wooden cutlery needs updating and saucepans with lids would be great too. The cleaning could definitely be better, dirty kitchen cupboards and loads of old food under the microwave. The washing machine is excellent to have, but no clothes horse to dry clothes, we had to go and buy one!

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2022

  • "We had to remove a cushion on settee to retreave a pen and we couldn't believe that the cushions had not been removed for a long time and needed cleaning badly."

    When we removed the bedding a the end of our stay the mattress protector was stained in places and also the duvet need washing.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "Had another very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by EdwardJun 2022

  • "The apartment was lovely, the living area was bright and airy, and comfortable, and the bedroom was comfortable with plenty of storage."

    The bathroom was fine - although the accessible railings in the shower do get in the way slightly (but understandable that they're there). The apartment is very close to town, although be warned that it is up a steep hill which might be an issue for people with mobility issues. The kitchen had everything we needed. But bear in mind, that things like tea bags, coffee, shampoo etc. are not provided. And we only received 1 and a bit toilet rolls for the two of us to use for a week! I'd definitely recommend the apartment and would stay again.

    Reviewed by AllanMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage, clean and well equipped, Ideal situation for walking the area and town I had a great time didnt use the car at all."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "As noted in the Visitors book there are repeat clients"

    Reviewed by AlexDec 2021

  • "Overall we were quite pleased with this property."

    Reviewed by EdwardDec 2021

  • "Great location , quiet but handy for town centre, pubs, restaurants etc."

    Off street parking was a real boon.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Fantastic stay in lovely cottage."

    Everything we needed and close to town. Hot water tap in kitchen probably needs some attention (dripping) but we intend to book the same property in the near future. Would recommend it without hesitation.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "Apart from issues with the shower, the cottage is lovely."

    ..comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed our stay (apart from wet weather), the location is great or walking into town or out onto the fells. Would stay there again.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Shower needs an upgrade, disabled grab handle makes the shower small, just about OK if medium size, anyone lather would struggle."

    Lack of kitchen utensils, eg. Potato masher, grill rack. Lounge couch and chair OK but not the most comfortable.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "The cottage was well located and well equipped."

    We think the bathroom could do with some updating but that is it. Everything else was fantastic.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Loved this cottage."

    Great location, clean & comfortable, well equipped kitchen & the outdoor space was fabulous! The only niggly downside was we found the shower a bit challenging, a fairly minor negative on an otherwise super venue. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage tucked away from bustling Ambleside."

    Everything you need and perfect for two people.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

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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.


  • Accommodation all on one level
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, under counter fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 6 min walk
  • Shop 8 min walk.

The property

"A classy, romantic cottage, Little Stone Howe is only a few minutes' stroll from the centre of Ambleside village and the elegant shores of Lake Windermere.

All on one level, you enter the contemporary open plan living space, with well-equipped kitchen/dining area, cosy lounge with huge vaulted windows, beams and electric fire for ease.

The double bedroom is chic and comfortable with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside you are treated to a lovely outlook, enhanced by an elevated setting, where you can sip a drink on your patio.

Walks begin in every direction, as Ambleside is a popular base for walking in the Lake District.

The village is packed with tasty eateries and a wide range of contemporary shops - from useful supermarkets to quirky gift stores and expert outdoor clothing stores.

By night, there’s plenty to do – cosy traditional pubs, special award-winning restaurants, a jazz club and 2 independent cinemas.

A nice 20 minute stroll from the village centre is Waterhead Pier, on the northern shores of Lake Windermere where you can hire a rowing boat, enjoy a drink or a meal overlooking the lake at the Water’s Edge Inn, or take an elegant lake cruise to Bowness or Lakeside - a great way to explore car-free.

Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly, and also offer evening cruises.

Ambleside is full of history.

The tiny 'Bridge House' is one of the most photographed buildings in the area; sat on a bridge in the middle of the village.

There are also the remains of a Roman fort, Galava.

One of William Wordsworth's former family homes can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens as can his Grasmere home, Dove Cottage.

A spectacular drive over the Kirkstone Pass and you arrive in beautiful Ullswater.


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

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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.

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