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Little Stone Howe

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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped cottage comfortable but bath room shower needs attention ie new rail and shower head as water goes every were other than that all ok."

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Feb 2024

  • "Loved cottage&private bit to sit out."

    My mistake when I booked didn't realise cottage not on its own.bit noisy from rooms above.Bathroom not good shower a no no.Washing machine great but would benefit a clothes airer.little clothes line above outside window a bit high.need to purchase pegs.If used to bath sheets bring your own towels provided not very big.Loved how could walk into Ambelside so many side streets.

    Reviewed by Janette4.1Jul 2023

  • "This little cottage was perfect for 2 people, everything you needed was ..."

    This little cottage was perfect for 2 people, everything you needed was provided, located 5min walk into center of Ambleside, cottage was spotless, bed was very comfortable, we will definitely be booking this cottage again

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, only thing that let it down is the shower which is broken."

    Unable to fix it in position so as soon as you turn it on the shower head moves soaking the whole bathroom. Seen in the visitors book that it had been reported before but still hasnt been fixed.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay again."

    We did appreciate the fan. One small thing, I would have liked an extra pillow.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Jun 2023

  • "Positives: Good location with parking, very clean and well equipped."

    Negatives: old uncomfortable mattresses and pillows, bathroom, no opening windows in living room area so the only way to ventilate was a tiny window over the table or the door.

    Reviewed by Christina3.4Apr 2023

  • "The kitchen tap needs a new washer."

    You have to drag it round by main force to get it to turn off fully. On day 3 the light bulb went on the sitting room wall and I couldn't identify one to replace it. The door code is OK,given the isolated location but it would have taken me only a few moments to try all the combinations and get in. More digits on a future lock? Bath's a bit snug but I'm delighted with what has been packed in, so no worries. Overall a great little place for us two with walks straight up the road onto the fell and a 5 minute walk into the heart of Ambleside. Ideal.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable, cosy cottage."

    Well equipped. The only problem was the shower where the water sprayed everywhere except over me!! We noticed in the visitors booked that several people have already made comments about the shower dating back to 2016! Otherwise an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Ethel4.4Mar 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay in a well equipped warm and cosy property."

    Thank You.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely space to stay in."

    Really close to Ambleside and everything we needed. Would highly recommend. Thank you also for sorting an issue we had so quickly.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property was lovely and clean with everything you could need."

    It is in a great location. I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was another enjoyable stay."

    Have booked again for next year

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2022

  • "Accommodation very good and well positioned for exploring, the only drawback was the steep hill if you wanted to go anywhere by foot."

    Not particularly convenient for people with mobility problems.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2022

  • "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 Joanne2.8Jun 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 Judith4.7Jun 2022

  • "Had another very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Jun 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 Allan4.4Mar 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 John5.0Feb 2022

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

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2021

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

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2021

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

    Off street parking was a real boon.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 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 John4.4Nov 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 Kevin4.7Oct 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 Nigel4.4Sep 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 Rebecca4.7Aug 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 Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage tucked away from bustling Ambleside."

    Everything you need and perfect for two people.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8May 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


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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