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Stone Howe

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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Lovely location, clean, comfortable, warm and with great views. Everything you could ask for and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is our 5th stay at this property (3 Stone Howe, 2 Little Stone Howe) what a lovely place, Family helpful if you have problems and attend immediately if needed."

    Very good value for money and we will be back

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "A few small snags, the first two slots in the toaster didn’t work, no battery in the living room clock, toilet seat was loose."

    Reviewed by William4.4Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage spacious warm cosy and comfortable."

    Home from home.Beautiful views especially when it was snowing,as it did when we stayed. Paul one of the owners came and cleared the snow away he was very kind and helpful. We will definitely return next year for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, it was spacious and had everything you needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The super king bed was really comfortable. The cottage was very homely and we enjoyed chilling in the conservatory with the warmth from the winter sun. It is in an ideal quiet location with a 5 minute walk into the town and there ware plenty of walks on the doorstep. Would definitely recommend it. Janet and Steve

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Nov 2023

  • "All you could ever need and more!"

    . Excellent views over the fells and only a 5 minute stroll to the town centre. Even the lake is an easy walk. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was homely,comfortable,and very clean."

    It also had great views, and of course walks from the door. All in all the nicest cottage we have stayed in for a while.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Sep 2023

  • "Stone Howe provides a very comfortable base for a Lake District holiday."

    The garden, view and tranquility are a real bonus. Ten minute Access to the village centre (via Peggy Hill) is very good. After our fifth visit we noted some areas are looking a little tired and ‘’pared back’’ since Covid restrictions. Guidance relating to the mysteries of the television (relating to fluctuating signal strength) would be very helpful! Cleanliness levels, however, are excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending or returning to Stone Howe again.

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay,facilities were top quality,garden beutiful parking excellent ."

    Leather suit comfy and lots of cushions,cooking facilities excellent! One small point,chairs in the conservatory not as photographs show,it was rattan woven seats with square cushions,probably OK for younger folk,but we were looking forward to the reclining chairs on the Sykes Cottages pictures,otherwise great ! Fred.K

    Reviewed by Fred4.7May 2023

  • "Delighted with this lovely property, especially the garden & conservatory."

    All rooms spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated. The super king bed was a bonus & made our stay even more comfortable. Very quiet location despite being so convenient for the village.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved the cottage, it was airy and light, the furnishings were high quality and very comfortable, the position was perfect - so quiet yet a short walk to town."

    So much to love! We had a lovely stay and we'd book again and recommend to friends. What we'd mention to friends though, is to take their own books, games, dvds, and milk as there weren't any there and we couldn't get Netflix! Perfect otherwise.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to friends. We have taken your suggestions on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very well equipped. Very comfortable. Convenient position in Ambleside.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.7Nov 2022

  • "We really like this holiday cottage, in fact I have already booked it for 2023."

    It's in such a convenient place and is very quiet in spite of being so close to town. Our only very minor quibbles would be that it would be nice to have a memory foam mattress topper on the bed. On the positive, the washing machine was, I think, a new one and washed and dried very effectively.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was fabulous but the interior was not like the pictures."

    The place would be more attractive with some colour and accessories. It is not very suitable for elderly people walking as the hill is very steep.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7Aug 2022

  • "A really nice place and we had a fantastic stay."

    Everything was clean and well appointed. The conservatory area at the back was lovely. I think the only feedback I would give to the owner is that the place felt a little impersonal. We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages and they nearly always have things like board games, DVDs, books etc. but Stone Howe had none of these. Maybe this is something to do with COVID - I don't know - but that is the only thing that seemed to be missing to us. Certainly not a huge problem though! Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2022

  • "Cottage very good, only problem is the ensuite shower room is too small."

    This didn't spoil the holiday.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2022

  • "The property was everything we wanted for our stay in The Lake District."

    However, the outside seating area was in need of tidying up.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jul 2022

  • "The bungalow is very comfortable, excellent position and the garden and conservatory are a bonus."

    We have stayed here four times, so obviously we like Stone Howe very much . The decor in the lounge is, perhaps a little tired now. The bedrooms are lovely and we hope to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dianne4.7Jun 2022

  • "This is our 2nd stay at Stone Howe and we have stayed a Little Stone Howe twice too."

    Totally recommend the whole property. On arrival this time we had a problem and someone came out and sorted it and was very polite and chatty (and most apologetic for coming whilst we were having our tea!!)

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location although there is a steep climb back up to the house from town - so can be a challenge for elderly, disabled, unfit."

    Well-equipped and everything worked fine, though some changes from furnishings and fittings shown in photographs e.g. comfy-looking conservatory furniture no longer there. Central heating was excellent - really important for Xmas/New Year holiday with elderly parents. Fridge is small and door doesn't always close well. Car parking was a challenge especially if there are guests in flat below and you need to fit 3 cars in driveway.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Dec 2021

  • "On the whole the property was fine, but it was stated that there were 2 parking spaces: the second space was impossible for a large car."

    Fortunately, we had recently exchanged our qashqai for a smaller model. Even then it was fairly tight getting the car in and it took 4 attempts and 3 people (1 driver and 2 guides) to get it out. As soon as we managed to get the car out, we managed to find some street parking and left our car there for the duration of the holiday. I also think the conservatory furniture needs attention. We didn’t use that particular room as the seating was uncomfortable and in a bad state of repair. The lounge was very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the property was well decorated.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Oct 2021

  • "The owners were very responsive to problems and were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Sep 2021

  • "Spacious and well-appointed accommodation close to the town centre but quiet and with some views."

    We found it very well equipped, a cut above the usual amount of space, well laid out and very comfortable. Having a full bathroom and an ensuite, plus the option of the second parking space, made it generous provision for four people. A most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning views wherever you look."

    Immaculately clean throughout and everything you’ll need for an enjoyable time. I took my elderly parents as it was listed as only a short walk into Ambleside and thought that would be a perfect spot as they aren’t able to walk too far now, unfortunately what the listing doesn’t say is that it’s situated quite a long way up a very steep road so that made access into the town impossible and parking in the town is very difficult to find a space. As a result we didn’t see any of Ambleside really but it was a great location for exploring the rest of the area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jun 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.

Summary

  • 2 x bedrooms: 1 x super king size with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin room, family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • Shops and pub nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

A quirky and stylish bungalow just a short stroll from the centre of the village of Ambleside.

Accommodation is perfectly arranged on one floor, with large windows and pretty conservatory making the most of the sensational views.

Outside Stone Howe guests will find private parking for one car and a charming fenced pathway crossing to the house.

The sitting room is extremely spacious and bright, with deep-cushioned sofas, electric stove and large TV with DVD.

Plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy a film or cheeky afternoon nap.

Doors lead to a gorgeous conservatory with delightful views, perfect for relaxing with the papers or just soaking up the sunshine.

The kitchen/dining room is clean and bright, once again making the most of the views and with a door leading to a very useful washing and drying room.

The bedrooms are both tastefully furnished and have super comfortable beds.

The super king size room has an en-suite shower room and the generous twin room, with unusual round window, has use of the family bathroom with shower over the bath.

The village of Ambleside is a popular destination in itself.

Interesting shops are around every corner along with a wide choice of wonderful restaurants and cafés, cosy Lake District pubs and specialist shops stocking clothing and equipment for walkers and climbers.

The village also boasts two independent cinemas, a famous pizzeria and jazz bar playing live music.

Lake Windermere is only a short walk away, with Windermere Lake Cruises departing regularly from the pier and transporting visitors across the lake to Bowness and Lakeside.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas