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Waterhead Cottage

Waterhead near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1072573)

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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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.

The property

Ambleside 0.7 miles.

Waterhead Cottage is an impressive, terraced three-storey house nestled by Lake Windermere in Waterhead near Ambleside.

Perfect for a family of eight and two furry friends, this delightful dwelling boasts easy access to a bounty of lakeside and outdoors activities for all ages.

After parking in the handy off-road space, be welcomed by a lovely porch area with storage for your coats and boots at-hand.

Continue to a well-presented living/dining room where spacious sofas await in front of the TV and toasty woodburning stove, along with a stylish dining table with suede chairs, seating up to eight.

Progress through the property to find a welcoming kitchen/diner, the space is well-equipped with a wealth of appliances to rustle up your homecooked favourites with, along with a handy washer/dryer; whilst additionally providing sophisticated seating solutions with its dining table and pull-out chairs.

When night falls, choose between four bedrooms to savour a well-deserved rest in, the first floor hosts two of these, with one being an elegant bedroom showcasing a four poster king-size bed, and the other being an attractive twin room; both rooms share a close-by shower room.

Continue upstairs to find two more stylish bedrooms, a lovely double room showcasing floral finishes and ample storage, alongside another double room that is accompanied by a fabulous en-suite bathroom.

Waterhead Cottage is within easy reach of Ambleside Pier where you can access your sailing needs, along with a lovely café/bar and the nearby Waterhead Inn pub.

Venture into Ambelside to access more of your amenities in one place, from convenience stores to an array of eateries; after stopping for a bite to eat, why not explore the remains of Ambleside Roman Fort or tour the Armitt Library & Museum Centre?

Travel a little further to Windermere and learn of the town's lakeside history in the Jetty Museum, before partaking in a plethora of watersports at Hodge Howe or Miller Ground.

Continue to Bowness-on-Windermere to marvel the views from Cockshot Point and boarding a ferry from Bowness Bay Marina to the Claife Viewing Station and Tanner Brow.

Travel north to the market town of Keswick where fascinating attractions await, including the Puzzling Place.

Explore the Lake District National Park's waters and peaks where ample walking and cycling trails can be embarked on; or travel further afield and enjoy a day on Cumbria's coast in Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness or St. Bees.

Create wonderful memories with your loved ones at Waterhead Cottage.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x four-poster king-size, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with public car park nearby
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.1 mile, Ambleside 0.7 miles, Windermere 3.8 miles,

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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