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Woolly End Cottage

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely place to stay, clean, comfortable and homely."

    Second time at Woolly End and will definitely return.

    We really appreciate your feedback, so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to welcome you for a third stay at Woolly End. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2023

  • "This is our 2nd stay in Woolly End and we have no complaints."

    Lovely cosy rental with comfortable beds and everything you need for a pleasant stay. It's ideally situated for everything and the parking wasn't a hassle even though the road was full and we had to park in the main car park, it was so easy. We'll definately be back again.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, really appreciate it. It's good to know you find the beds comfortable. We're so glad you stayed with us again and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable."

    A great place to stay for our young family. It was a real home from home. We appreciated the high standard of equipment in the kitchen and the comfortable beds. A great location and an enjoyable stay. Many thanks!

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woolly End and glad you found the beds comfortable. We want Woolly to be a home from home for all guests. Hope you can stay again with us sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2023

  • "While the cottage is lovely it was a surprising struggle given the only toilet facility was on the top floor requiring two flights of stairs."

    The listing does note accurately only one bathroom, but I feel it should have been more obvious in the listing that the only toilet was difficult to access. The lack of a railing on the first level stairs made it exceedingly difficult for my 80 year old father to get upstairs. He needed to use his hands on the stairs. Otherwise, the location is excellent, cottage was clean and well decorated. Additional outdoor seating so the three of us could enjoy the patio together would be a valuable addition. Thank you for sharing your home.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you had issues during your stay. The cottage details have been updated on the Lakelovers website to state clearly that the bathroom is on the top floor. The handrail idea will be looked into also. We hope you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2023

  • "Front door lock is a nightmare."

    must be resolved. Key box a pain. Esp at night when it’s black. Nothing in the house excluding tea/coffee/sugar/milk sachets. How about passing on the vibe. Salt pepper, oil. Simple basics. No welcome letter, this was poor. Just a simple hello, welcome, WiFi code is heating, garbage days, recycling, instead of tasteless plaques all over the house. Zero privacy re windows, Bed linen way too much fabric conditioner and duvets to hot and too heavy. Final note make it clear the toilet/bathroom is on the very top floor. What I am saying is make your rental more welcoming upon arrival esp when we are paying good money. Other than these notes, I enjoyed my stay, quieter than I thought it would be, peaceful, parking went well, location is the best part. The property is well kept, Lovely brand new carpet. WiFi worked, fully equipped kitchen. Proper size TV. I would go back which is best recommendation I can give you. Just sort out the above. Thank you

    We're sorry you had issues during your stay with us, we want Woolly End to be comfortable and cosy for all guests. We have replaced the missing welcome folder, it should have been there for your arrival which shows the wifi code, bin/recycling, heating etc. Salt, pepper, oil has been replenished and the spring/autumn duvets on are all beds. Really hope you will come back and stay again and we do appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2023

  • "A wonderful warm and cosy cottage in a great location for everything Ambleside has to offer."

    We will definitely be returning soon.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woolly End. It's good to hear you found it warm and comfortable. We look forward to you staying with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2023

  • "Thought property was really good, clean and had everything I needed."

    Facilities were good. The only additional thing that other places like this have offered would be a few board games for people to play if they want. But in reality that is not essential. I thought the night lights on the stairs were a really nice touch too

    Thank you for your feedback. We've put some new board games and books back in Woolly End again, appreciate the reminder. We hope you stay again with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2022

  • "Woolly End Cottage is a lovely place to stay in Ambleside."

    It’s very central and although the parking on the street can be very busy we had no problems during the week we were there. The cottage is very cosy and has everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable, including hiking poles, which were fabulous as I forgot ours. It’s spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfortable, it’s definately somewhere I will be returning to.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Woolly End. Thank you for your feedback and hope you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "Lack of communication from Sykes regarding key collection."

    The email regarding key collection did not arrive before we set off I had to ring HO to find out where to collect and was told the collection site shut @ 16.00hrs. The office was Lake Overs? Ambleside. Finding the cottage with no info not easy. The cottage was not trimmed up for Christmas ( disappointed) it was cold on entry. Lack of info from Sykes in the cottage . I will think twice before I use Sykes. Steve Budgen.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay. We apologise you did not recieve our two emails prompting you of the changes prior to your stay. We contacted you on the 13th December to make you aware that there were changes and we sent you another 7 days before your stay with the exact changes and new arrangements. Our office closes at 5.30pm so I am sorry that you were given the incorrect information here regarding opening times too. The key collection arrangement has recently changed and moved from pick up at Windermere to Ambleside to make it easier for guests going straight to Woolly End Cottage in Ambleside. We have re-looked at the directions and arrangements and have ensured they are clearer moving forward. Kind Regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "Great location and for us had everything we needed."

    Thank you for your feedback Mrs Essex. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Woolly End Cottage. We do hope you can return again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "Nicely situated and good facilities, a comfortable vase for a few days walking."

    Warm, clean and a good bath. Enjoyed staying there.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woolly End. It is a good bath! Thank you once again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Location great."

    Cleanliness great. Would have been good to have had wood for the fire when we arrived...only place we've stayed at that hasn't been provided; I really think that should be sorted. Seating in lounge v limited had 6 people been staying. Newly decorated so felt v 'together'. Would stay again. Thanks v much.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are happy to hear you liked the new decor. We do advertise to accommodate 5 people for the reason you highlighted, it's nice and cosy for 5 though. We don't advertise the logs though for the woodburner as these can be purchased locally in the village. We hope to see you again in the future, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2021

  • "Fantastic facilities for kids, lots of toys for all ages."

    This is the best equipped holiday cottage I've stayed in. Great central location but quiet.

    Mr ChesterMay 2019

  • "We have returned to this same property several times - need we say more!"

    Mrs HamApr 2019

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x second-floor double with TV
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath and over shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgates
  • Front patio with furniture
  • 2 parking permits provided; SLDC public car park and on-street parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Logs are not provided for the woodburning stove
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Settled amongst the rural greenery of the Lake District National Park, in the picture-perfect town of Ambleside, rests this comfortable three-bedroom holiday home, Woolly End Cottage.

Tucked away on a quiet side road, this lovely Lakeland stone-built cottage makes an idyllic base for a group of fives retreat to Cumbria. Return from an adventure-filled day exploring the surrounding fells and look forward to settling down for the evening in front of the rustic woodburning stove in your new home-from-home, flicking on the Smart TV to catch up on your favourite show. When stomachs start to rumble, move through to discover the well-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear, housing all of the essential amenities required to rustle up hearty meals, along with a handy washer/dryer to keep your holiday attire fresh and clean!

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together at the dining table to indulge in a delicious meal, and if you're not ready for the fun to end, venture outdoors to soak up the last of the evening sunshine with a seat on the patio. When sleep calls, you'll find two well-presented bedrooms on the first floor, comprising of a double and a twin, whilst a double bedroom is tucked away on the second floor, with a family bathroom set across the way.

A moments’ walk from the doorstep of this lovely dwelling will bring you into the heart of the town, where you'll find all of your local amenities, including in-dependent and high-street stores, delicious restaurants and cosy pubs, providing the ideal setting for an evening drink following a day of adventure. Ambleside is home to several acclaimed Lake District restaurants, with the Glass House making for a memorable evening out.

Enjoy a tranquil stroll through the nearby woodland to discover the glistening waters of Stock Ghyll Force, an im-pressive 70-ft waterfall, or enjoy an evening at the cinema at Zeffirellis or the interesting Fellinis, a studio cinema with a delicious vegetarian restaurant.

Waterhead Pier, the departure point for Windermere Lake Cruises, is easily accessible, with regular departures throughout the day traveling the full length of the lake, with stops at Bowness and Lakeside.

Enjoying a rural position within the Lake District National Park, you'll find a network of walking, cycling and hiking routes leading from your doorstep; climb to the summits of Helvellyn or Scafell Pike or follow the two-wheel trails through the trees of Grizedale.

With a stat at Woolly End Cottage, you couldn't hope for a more convenient location, right at the heart of the Lake District's most sophisticated village community. Please note the bathroom facilities are on the second floor.

Please note: no logs are provided, supplies can be purchased from the local BP petrol station or Tesco Express, both located in the village

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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