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Honister Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041101)


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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Think it should be mentioned that downstairs bedroom is very small."

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage and location."

    Great place to base yourself out of in the southern lakes region

    Reviewed by NancyApr 2022

  • "Lovely property with nice layout, furnishings and decor."

    Ideal location for walks into Hawkshead and beyond. Bus stop and great pub nearby ticks all our boxes and secure parking. Enjoyed it so much we have rebooked another week in October.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "We love Honister cottage just had a great week it is the third time there love it we will be back 2022"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Honister cottage and we can’t wait to visit again."

    The location is so lovely and peaceful yet only a very short walk from the Outgate Inn (which serves food) and a short drive from Ambleside.The village of Hawkshead.is a delightful 35/40 min walk from the cottage. The cottage itself is well furnished ,well equipped,comfortable and clean. We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2021

  • "We had a great stay- the cottage is very well placed for several walks from the doorstep."

    We especially loved Tarn Hows, a stunning 3 mile walk away. There is a bus stop with a hourly service at the end of the road and we enjoyed the Outgate Inn and a drink at the Drunken Duck. The accommodation itself is spacious and light and we appreciated the washing machine! Comfortable beds and excellent showers. All in all thoroughly recommended as a base to explore this fabulous part of the world.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2021

  • "The description of the cottage was optimistic in some respects."

    However in all important respects it was excellent.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "We love this cottage and have stayed here 3 times now."

    I would like to tell you that the guttering outside the kitchen window is leaking very badly from a joint and is likely to cause rising damp. The freezer door is very difficult to open and the kitchen ceiling is badly cracked and likely to start coming off soon. Please accept this as helpful information as we love this cottage and want to see it maintained to its previous high standard. We had a lovely week and walked miles. The pub is just at the end of the road and good for pub grub and they are very friendly. All in all a great week.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "We have stayed in this lovely cottage three times now & will stay there again, we love the location great for walkers, very quite, lovely views, we like the layout & decor, just wish it was ours."

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2021

  • "Honister Cottage is compact, but beautifully furnished and appointed."

    It is warm and cosy and equipped with everything you could possibly want. The wood burning stove in the sitting room is run on gas, which we hadn’t realised, so we didn’t need the logs we had brought from home, but it was a lovely feature to enjoy and provided instant heat on top of the very efficient central heating. Both the bathrooms were lovely with excellent showers. The location of the cottage is very good, and the pub, just a hundred yards down the road would be another asset, had it not had to close its doors due to the pandemic. The views from the front windows were lovely and we did not feel overlooked at all by the neighbouring properties. The two bedrooms are quite small, but the beds were very comfortable. It was a bonus that the second bedroom, whilst specified for only one person, actually had a double bed. Unfortunately we can to cut our holiday short, due to the region going from tier 2 to tier 4 midway through our stay, but the owner gave us a refund for the unused nights. Honister cottage has lots to commend it, and is ideal for a couple who like a beautiful quiet environment with lots of walks out from the front door, and many places to visit by car, when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2020

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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.


  • Two Bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double (single occupancy only) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with gas fire and TV
  • Dining room.
  • Gas central heating, with gas 'logburner' style stove, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Sky TV with Sky Sports, WiFi
  • Two private parking spaces
  • Shared enclosed garden with private patio / terrace
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub short stroll
  • Note: No babies or children under the age of 12.

The property

Honister Cottage is located in Outgate, a tranquil village within easy reach of Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Combining a traditional stone exterior with a modern and stylish interior, Honister Cottage is a charming Lakeland residence with breathtaking views across the fells. Step through a Lakeland stone porch with space for walking gear and you’ll find yourself in a bright dining area with stylish feature wall.

The sumptuous living room provides the perfect space to relax with Sky Sports in front of a cosy fire after a day walking on the fells.

The self-catering property also contains a well-equipped kitchen with social breakfast bar.

The ground floor also features the first of the properties two bedrooms, an en-suite double (let as a single only).

On the first floor you’ll find a contemporary king-size double with fresh en-suite. Honister Cottage has an enviable furnished patio with views so spectacular you won’t want to leave. Forming part of the select Bracken Fell development, this beautiful cottage is in a peaceful location.

The traditional Outgate Inn is within walking distance whilst an array of eateries and shops can be quickly reached by car in Ambleside and Hawkshead.

Scenic walks are a plenty in this part of the Lake District with Tarn Hows, Easdale Tarn and the Langdale Pikes a short drive away. Book today and enjoy a relaxing stay in a contemporary country cottage within easy reach of two of the regions most loved villages.

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

No babies or children under 12 years of age.