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Rydal View Cottage

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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice cosy cottage in a quiet part of Ambleside."

    We really enjoyed ourselves .

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely clean cottage in a quiet road in Ambleside very close to all amenities yet away from traffic etc."

    . it is small but perfectly adequate for three people. Lovely views across to the mountains from the front room. The rooms are comfortable with everything you may need. If in the area again we wouldn’t hesitate to go there again. Parking is a short distance away but the car can be brought up for loading etc right to the door. It’s very useful and necessary to have the parking permit. The only thing we were surprised about was there was no basic soap either in the kitchen or bathroom. Just a basic thing in this post pandemic world.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2023

  • "An ideal situation …."

    A short stroll to the centre of Ambleside with a great selection of restaurants and shops. With many other locations just an easy car journey away. A great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Rydal View."

    The toilet flush was not good and often had to be flushed more than once which is a waste of water. Also we wouldn't have expected to buy hand-wash, washing up liquid, scourer and cloths when staying for a few days. Everything else was great.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We will ask our Maintenance team to look into the issue with the toilet flush. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2023

  • "The property was very clean and tidy and had great views from the front windows."

    The kitchen though small was very well equipped and clean. For us and I suspect that for a lot of older potential guests, the bathroom facilities were the weak point in the cottage. For me to want to stay there again I would like to see the bath replaced with a full width shower. The shower unit is a very reliable make and worked well. However, the shower curtain was horrible and inescapable. The front garden could be made into a small seated area where guests could enjoy a drink or maybe read a book.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay, super clean, had everything we needed, great location."

    Only things that need improving are a double duvet rather than a single one on the single bed and a plumber just needs to sort the toilet drainage as it took a few flushes each time. Other than that brilliant place to stay and would cerrtainly come back.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the issues that you found with the drainage. We do find that bedding is down to personal preference. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely small cottage that is clean and has everything you need."

    Our issue is with the beds and bedding. The quilts on the beds were in desperate need of replacement. They were very dirty and covered with bad stains. The mattress on the double bed is also dirty and stained and has lost its comfort and trys to roll you out of the bed as the support has gone. The single bed was like lying on top of a jelly as there was a single mattress that has been placed on top of another matress both of which again had no support and were dirty and in desperate need of replacement. Very uncomfortable with very little sleep all week.

    Thank you for your comments. We take all comments on board, and will be looking into this. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale3.1Apr 2023

  • "Rydal View is in a great location being only a 5 minutes walk from the pretty Ambleside centre where you'll find plenty of places to get meals and a selection of shops."

    All of the lake District attractions are within easy reach of the cottage either by car, foot or the frequent open top bus service. The cottage doesn't have its own parking space but there's plenty of street parking (using the provided permit). We found the cottage warm, well equipped and comfortably furnished for 3 adults. If you like 5* luxury then book somewhere else but if you are looking for reasonably priced, good location and comfortable accommodation then Rydal View is perfect.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.1Oct 2022

  • "The fire alarm kept going off and needs new batteries."

    It kept going off at 5am.

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Aug 2022

  • "Rydal View may be small but is perfectly formed for 3 adults."

    The accommodation is ideally suited as a starting point for all activities around the lakes, an easy stroll into Ambleside for our evening meal after a day out exploring, who would want to sit or watch TV with all that the district has to offer but had that been our choice the facilities certainly were there. Our only niggle and it's a small one is the water pressure, the shower doesn't stay at a constant temperature but we simply ran a shallow bath instead. Many thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Irene4.4Apr 2022

  • "We were very happy with our choice of cottage."

    Excellent quiet location, very clean, good facilities and useful parking permit. We did not recognise the property from the negative comments previously submitted. The only niggle was a rather noisy electric fire. We would be happy to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2022

  • "We were very concerned by the negative comments of some earlier reviewers."

    However either the feedback they gave was false or steps have been taken to rectify everything. Our stay (March 2022) found the property to be as described and very appropriate for our needs. We were only 2 adults and use to staying in relatively small properties. It would work with 3, though you might need to be creative / flexible with storage - yet this is far better than a mobile home or room in a b&b (for example). You would have to balance the overall size (pity Square metres is not stated for all properties) with price and the advantages such as location (Quiet but central), smart TV / wifi (I really wish I had ran a speed test) - but we did not notice any difference with what we are use to at home which is 65mbps.It was clean and comfortable and the parking permit was an essential that was much appreciated. We did not use the Washing Machine.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is a very convenient little house for Ambleside particularly if you come on public transport, being near to shops, cafes, small supermarkets and the cinema."

    It has a nice view of the mountains from the upstairs bedroom window. Since our visit in the spring a couple of things need rectifying which we have left a separate note about in the property but forgot to mention that the small freezer at the top of the fridge is currently completely iced up and unusable.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Oct 2021

  • "1 Rydal View, Ambleside So, where to start."

    Disappointing to say the least. On arrival the cottage was disconcertingly small. Adequate for two but a bit of a squeeze for three (just as well the third member of our party was unable to travel with us). No garden to sit in and relax after a long day out in the hills. Just a communal yard at the rear which was less than attractive and not conducive to privacy, and a pocket handkerchief sized front area (I hesitate to call it a garden) filled with overgrown shrubs with no space to sit on a warm evening or have a barbeque. And inside? No welcome pack – well there was an already opened box labelled as a cleaning pack containing a couple of black bags and ironically given there is no dishwasher a small box of dishwasher tablets. Nothing else – no washing powder or soap. Not even soap in the bathroom. And just two toilet rolls – insufficient for two for a fortnight let alone three. Previous cottages we have booked for holidays at least had a basic set of amenities. There was not even anything left by previous occupiers – cans and packets etc. When we cleaned and prepared cottages for let as holiday accommodation in Cornwall we supplied sufficient toilet rolls for the stay, soap, washing powder, and basic foodstuff for use on arrival after a long tiring journey (bread rolls, butter, jam, milk, tea and coffee and sugar). And then there is the basic quality of accommodation – the lounge light still didn’t work (as reported by a previous reviewer) so I changed the bulb with the one in the small bedroom (and then that also failed later in the week so I swapped that for the one in the main bedroom), the coal effect bulb in the electric fire doesn’t work and only two of the four bulbs in the array in the kitchen work. The heater in the small bedroom which we tried to use to help dry clothes after washing couldn’t be made to work either (even with the heating ‘boost’ button applied). The tools and equipment in the kitchen were in a less than satisfactory state – for example the potato masher was encrusted with dried mashed potato and the tool for turning eggs etc in the frying pan was encrusted with someone else’s food. One of the mugs already had a broken handle (just in case you think it was us that broke it!) I felt I needed to wash everything up before even thinking about using it. Also as reported by a previous reviewer there was no indication of where to leave black bags of rubbish (there is no marked bin outside but I left it in a random bin that had space). There is no WiFi (as also previously reported) a basic amenity these days but being a BT broadband customer I was able to connect to a very weak mobile hotspot. The cottage seems to be maintained by Lakelovers (at least that was what was emblazoned on the towels and the information folder) and the defects may be their responsibility rather than Sykes but I would hesitate to book another cottage through Sykes if this is representative of their acceptable standard of quality. That having said we enjoyed the fact of being in such beautiful surroundings in the Lake District as a whole and made the most of our fortnight and the local shops and pubs!

    Reviewed by John1.9Sep 2021

  • "Great little cottage, perfectly located to explore the area."

    Two little niggles - the kitchen windows were filthy and the lounge bulb went late at night on our last day but there were no spare bulbs. The biggest issue is the fact that there is no WiFi at the property and is the only reason we wouldn't stay at the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was well placed and it was really good having the parking permit."

    It was a great location for the two of us, we felt sharing the downstairs space would have been a challenge with anyone other than a small child. It just felt as though the cottage lacked some TLC, a bush was growing over the back door, there was only one saucepan provided, there was no information regarding how to deal with the bins or recycling, at the end of the stay having initially thought the vacuum cleaner was broken we found the hose to be completely blocked . I appreciate it has been a challenging 18mths for anyone in the hospitality business, and i expect some weariness has crept in when the government guidance has been poor , late or just confusing.

    Thank you very much for your feedback we have noted these issues and we will now investigate and look to address the issues reported. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea3.1Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is in a perfect location."

    Right in the middle of Ambleside. Parking is on the road but we had no trouble finding a space and a permit was supplied. However there were a few things that could be improved, the main one being the provision of WiFi. Also there was only one saucepan provided plus a very large casserole. As the cottage is for only 3 people, this seemed odd.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Jun 2021

  • "Thank you for returning my reading glasses to me by courier that I had left in the property."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2021

  • "A great little place that we would like to stay in again."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great spot and had everything we needed to feel at home."

    Miss HastieJul 2019

  • "Central location to Ambleside, there are walks from the door and it's a quiet residential area."

    The accommodation was just right for the two of us. There are lots of nice places to eat and socialise in Ambleside. The weather was kind to us and we were out every day. All-in-all, a great break.

    Mr GudgeNov -0001

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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.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Night storage and electric panel heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Small planted garden
  • Bike store
  • Parking permit for 1 car on local on-street parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 3 min walk.

The property

This cosy traditional Lakeland cottage nestles at the end of a traditional terrace around a shared courtyard, set in a peaceful area, but just 2 minutes’ walk from the bustling centre of Ambleside village and perfect for exploring the area.

Step inside and you'll find a contemporary interior with all the comforts of home.

Entrance leading to the bright & cosy lounge, leather furnishings and a contemporary electric pebble fire.

Modern kitchen / dining room with a door to the rear courtyard, which also has access to a private bike store.

Upstairs to the 2 bedrooms; 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom, calming and in neutral colours with views over the rooftops to the fells.

House bathroom with shower over bath. With walks in every direction, Ambleside is a superb 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 walk 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.

His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also open to the public and only a short drive away on the A591.

Over the spectacular 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

AMBLESIDE

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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