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Rothay Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20769)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Reviews

    “It was a lovely cottage, so close to all amenities.”

    We found the layout really quirky and fun. It was a great place to stay One thing to mention (and no it's not the wi fi as we enjoyed not being tied to the iPads) the main bed was not as comfy as the bed two single beds and perhaps the main bed could benefit a new mattress protector. Will we come back? You bet we will, it was fab! Thanks for a great week in The Lakes.

    - Mr Howard, December 2018


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The property

This traditional, stone terraced cottage is situated in a quiet area of Ambleside, just a few yards from the excellent shops, restaurants and cinemas available in this popular Lake District village.

This charming Ambleside cottage is ideally located for families or friends wishing to discover the majestic Lake District countryside.

Set over three floors, this Ambleside cottage has two bedrooms and a second floor sitting room which maximises the breathtaking views of Wansfell with glimpses of Kirkstone Pass.

The ground floor boasts an excellent kitchen and a bright and airy dining area with French doors leading out to a small patio area, a wonderful space to sit with a cup of coffee as you plan the day's activities.

A short walk from this Ambleside cottage will take you to a beautiful park set in tranquil surroundings, with the River Rothay tumbling alongside.

Walk along the river, cross the stepping stones and you will come to Rydal and Grasmere beyond.

Ambleside is located at the top of Lake Windermere; steamboats depart here regularly to take you to Bowness and Lakeside.

With the pretty Lakeland villages of Hawkshead and Elterwater within a half hour drive, this Ambleside cottage is the perfect base for your Lake District holiday at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower and basin. Separate WC. Kitchen with dining area. Second floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in side street near cottage with local residents permit for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 10 mins walk
  • Note: Due to steep stairs, this cottage is not suitable for children under 4 and for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Access to the cottage is restricted to unloading only, with a local parking permit available for 1 car on Millans Park.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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