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Yew Tree Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant location."

    Well equipped and homely.

    Reviewed by Dan4.1Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Our only criticisms are that the description suggests there is a garden but there is not. It is just a shared slabbed area at the front of the property which is not enclosed. Secondly on the day we arrived i received a message to say that there was scaffolding on the property but not to be alarmed as it would be removed on the Monday. Unfortunately it was not removed until the Friday and made the cottage seem very dark inside during our stay

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Oct 2023

  • "Property very comfortable with all the facilities listed."

    We enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider booking again. The property would benefit from a lick of paint and a good clean. A description of the 'smart hub' feature on the tv should be included in the property description fixed to the kitchen wall and in the Lake Lovers folder.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Sep 2023

  • "As previously mentioned not dog friendly at all gate needed."

    Full refurbishment and deep clean needed. I pulled the drawers out in the bedroom to plug in MY HAIRDRYER and there was plaster and dust behind not just recent looks like months.There’s an inflatable dinghy or paddle board but not a simple thing like an hairdryer. WHY it has been mentioned in review’s many times . The drain in the shower cubicle needs cleaning out as it’s like a paddling pool also the wall behind the cooker needs cleaning thoroughly as it’s covered with cooking fat splashes not very hygienic. I would say get different cleaners in as they are not doing their job thoroughly. All skirting boards need cleaning I didn’t move the settees as I was afraid what I would find. All in all it was handy for the town and commuting when we actually found the cottage not too easy.

    Reviewed by Rosamond1.9Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    House needing a bit of TLC! Would be ideal if there was a closed gate between Holly Cottage to give a bit of privacy and separation, especially with dogs so you could sit outside .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Yew Tree Cottage. Thank you for your suggestions regarding the gate. We will pass your thoughts on. The owner relations team - Heart Of The Lakes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne3.4Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, and is well appointed throughout."

    We really enjoyed our time there. The only details that need some improvement have been mentioned before by previous occupants, and we have experienced them on previous visits ourselves too. There is a damp issue in the main bedroom. This may be in part because that room never has sunlight on it(?), but something needs to be done, the smell is noticeable. The double bed needs replacing, and has needed replacing for a couple of years. Neither of us got a good nights sleep. The only other thing to point out is that water drains very slowly out of the shower. We were very happy with our stay there apart from the details outlined. Hopefully they will be resolved, and we'll be able to return in future.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Feb 2023

  • "Very cosy cottage and very quiet"

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely central location but the cottage is in need of updating and maintenance."

    There is a serious damp problem in the double bedroom and en suite bathroom which needs addressing. Mould is growing up the walls in the bathroom and on the carpet in the corner of the bedroom. The bathroom blind was broken when we arrived and not replaced during our two week stay so it was very difficult trying to ventilate the bathroom. The walls were running with moisture after every shower in both rooms, hence the problem. The en suite shower didn’t drain well, even after being looked at to address initial serious over flow onto the bathroom floor. The kitchen could also do with some modernising and some thought given to how it is organised to allow space for food storage and some of the equipment could do with updating as some crockery is chipped. We still had an enjoyable holiday but won’t be booking this property again if it remains in its current condition. It’s condition isn’t reflected in the rental cost we paid for a two week stay.

    Reviewed by Sara2.8Sep 2022

  • "This is a nice cottage and in a very good location, but it suffers from damp and is in need of a deep clean particularly around radiators and skirting."

    There is mould growing under the carpet in the double room and there is a definite musty smell throughout the cottage. When we arrived, the bedding and towels did not feel totally dry. Also, if you would like customers to keep the kitchen and bathrooms clean, perhaps supplying some cleaning products would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Aug 2022

  • "Yew Tree Cottage is a lovely cottage for families."

    It is compact, but well appointed. Very close to Ambleside centre and parking for two cars. The cottage was nice and clean and had all the amenities that we needed. This is the second time we have stayed in Yew Tree and I am certain we will go back in the future. The HotL staff in the office are very kind and efficient. Thanks you for having us!

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hope they sort out holly cottage laundry cupboard that's next door when they put ..."

    Hope they sort out holly cottage laundry cupboard that's next door when they put washing machine it vibrate right through into yew tree cottage and few spots of mold in the double bed room

    Reviewed by Duncan4.4Nov 2021

  • "Bedrooms and bed linen were damp to the point of uncomfortable."

    Both single beds were recently soiled with urine, luckily local HOTL changed both mattresses and bed linen before the next night. Hoover was full to overflowing, to such an extent that the hoover hose had become fully blocked too. There was no bag in the hoover either. Flat was not very well cleaned prior to our arrival, probably due to state of the hoover. Boiler broke down on Friday, so no hot water to wash, shower nor wash up with for 2 days. Again local HOTL staff tried but failed to remedy. Maintenance asked me, the guest, where the thermostat was! They were as surprised as me that there isn’t one. Windows single glazed only and starting to rot, which p

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Sep 2021

  • "We have stayed at yew tree a number of times."

    It was generally very clean but notice some mold in the bedroom and on the doors. Don't know if we will rent it again as your prices for next year are might to high. 40% more than we paid this year.

    Reviewed by D3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely warm and comfortable, the carpet could do with a clean."

    On arrival at the local office to collect the keys I must say the customer service skill were very poor, it was like she could not be bothered no welcoming to the Lake District no have a nice holiday very disappointing,

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was clean , well equipped, great position and furnished nicely."

    As it’s dog friendly, they need a small gate on the garden entrance!

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2021

  • "The front door needs a paint."

    The back door was impossible to lock from outside. A couple of fans would be useful for very hot weather. A couple of loungers for outside would also be nice.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have taken this on board and will make any necessary changes. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Jul 2021

  • "It would be better if there were net curtains up at all the windows as the ..."

    It would be better if there were net curtains up at all the windows as the cottage attached to Yew tree have to walk past to gain access

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2021

  • "We have been using Heart of The Lakes for a number of years, (over 20 holidays) and are booked again for October."

    Unfortunately with the huge increases in pricing, I don't think we will be using Heart of The Lakes(Sykes) again. Profiteering during this Covid Pandemic is obscene.

    Reviewed by N4.1Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic property."

    ..Also loved its Cinema.

    Mr AllcockDec 2019

  • "Fabulous house."

    We've stayed there twice. Spacious, well equipped, beautiful setting.

    Mrs ElkingtonDec 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.


  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, CD Player, TVs with Freeview/Freesat, DVD Player and hi-fi system, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Private parking for two cars
  • One small dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

This spacious, ground floor cottage-apartment has two-bedrooms sleeping up to four people, with the accommodation all on one-level.

It is situated in a pretty little cul-de-sac, alongside the mature grounds of a former country hotel.

The centre of Ambleside, which is situated at the heart of the Lake District National Park, is just a five-minute stroll away.

Walk up to the covered porch and enter your lovely open plan L shaped sitting room with dining and kitchen area.

After your journey sit and relax on the comfortable furniture and unwind in this sunny and stylish room or go outside to your small patio area with a drink, to enjoy the lovely views to Wansfell Pike and to hear the distant sound of Stock Ghyll Beck. Discover your comfortable bedrooms, situated privately at each end of your sitting room, where you will find a twin room which has use of its own but separate bathroom and a double with king-size bed and en-suite walk in shower. Take an easy walk into the centre of town to find excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Walk into beautiful Rothay Park and picnic by the river or play tennis and bowls at the recreation ground next door.

Walk a further fifteen-minutes to Waterhead and enjoy a cruise on gorgeous Lake Windermere or hire a boat to explore its secluded bays. Choose one of the many spectacular walks that are available to you right from your doorstep and experience some of the most spectacular and idyllic walks in the Lake District.

Tour the area by car or by bus, passing by sparkling lakes and driving through dramatic valleys as you discover the National Park’s towns and villages, each with its own unique character.

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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