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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property, really friendly hosts and they brought a bottle of champagne over when we said we were there for a birthday!"

    Great location to Ambleside and well equiped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Mar 2024

  • "We found Mardale to be an excellent holiday base for our party of four adults and two children."

    On arrival the property was warm, spotlessly clean and we soon found the kitchen to be very well equipped. The rest of the property was nicely decorated and furnished and the rooms were spacious. Having two bathrooms was really useful as was a utility room with laundry facilities. Ample parking and a short stroll from the centre of Ambleside were further plus points. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent location close to town centre, but off the beaten track."

    Very well equipped and spacious. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Superb property in a very convenient location."

    Every facility provided for a holiday stay. We had a minor problem with the shower in the main bathroom but was sorted whilst we were there. Very comfortable and spacious cottage would recommend

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Dec 2023

  • "Our second stay here, has everything thing you need for a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Mardale."

    The cottage was very well kitted out both with the quality of products and in the kitchen the quantities provided. Our son loved playing with the games & we used the walking books to do some lovely walks including one from the house around Stock Ghyll.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2023

  • "I was very impressed with the property."

    It was very well appointed and is in a great location. The beds were very comfortable and it was also nice to have some outside space. I'd be very happy to stop there again

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2023

  • "An enjoyable stay in a very well equipped and tastefully furnished ground floor apartment."

    Conveniently placed a short 5 min walk from Ambleside centre, via a pretty and quiet lane ( steep but nice). Easy parking and access to a small garden area. Bedrooms very comfortable, but 2 are overlooked by access drive to an adjoining property, so would really benefit from daylight blinds of some sort for daytime privacy.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and warm despite the extremely cold weather."

    We met the owners in the adjacent property and it was clear that they had invested a considerable effort in ensuring that Mardale had a very high specification. The only minor quibble is that the showers worked best if only one was used at a time and no other appliances were drawing water. The property was cleaned to a good standard but only a basic issue of loo paper was provided and no soap dispensers were provided in the bathrooms. It also took us a while to find the "hidden" drawer with the bulk of the place settings. Otherwise we had a very enjoyable stay and the property was ideally situated for excursions to The Golden Rule!

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been noted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Mardale, the property is extremely well kempt, and had all that we needed."

    The location is great, just a very short walk into Ambleside, which was ideal. It's a perfect place to relax after a days activities, we had our 16month old twins, and our dog with us, and we all had a great time, many thanks!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent property, had everything we needed for our weeks stay."

    Kitchen was excellent with plenty of utensils. Nice and warm all week. Owners should be proud of the property.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2022

  • "Usual high standard of fixtures and fittings."


    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this property."

    It was ideally located near to the town, with plenty of space for us to relax, nicely decorated with all the mod cons that you would want, as well as comfortable beds. Great off road parking, and an enclosed garden. The water pressure was such that only one person call shower at time (there are 2 showers on the property). We enjoyed the stay so much we have booked again next year

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place, handy for the town and an excellent base for the Central Lakes"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mardale."

    Would love to know if you let out (own) property above and adjoining for a larger family holiday next year?

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful property in our favourite location."

    Excellent facilities, everything we needed and much more. Excellent private parking. Could not have wished for anything more. Thank you again for a fabulous stay in Ambleside.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Company not the same now not a family city-owned by Sykes now."

    The property was v good. However the hot water cold and there was no instructions to change it and no easy overidge. The heating was difficult but a bit easier to change. There should be easy instructions to do this. There is damp in the dining area. Also with no sound proofing the property above make it noisy at times. It's in a great location and overall a nice property.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Nov 2021

  • "We've been visiting Mardale several times a year for over 20 years and look at it as a home from home with many happy family reunions."

    We had a couple of equipment issues, but HOTL were very quick to respond although one issue couldn’t be remedied during our stay as it required a part to be ordered. Unfortunately however it’s just getting so expensive now and we are uncomfortable with Sykes’s policy of dynamic pricing where the amount you pay varies up or down according to demand, so this may affect whether we’ll be returning. However, a big thank you to the owners Paul and Cathy, who have always been welcoming and friendly and have provided a superb base for our family holidays in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Rod4.1Aug 2021

  • "Had a great week here."

    Apartment was lovely and spacious and nicely furnished. Great location and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "We've loved the place!"

    Nice comfy furniture and the heating! Awesome bathroom. Very nice place to stay in.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation - excellently equipped."

    We very much enjoyed the local area! Thank you to all the staff.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Further improvements made too a very well appointed property since last year."

    RishbethDec 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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Shared garden with lawn, patio and seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

This contemporary three-bedroom house is located close to the traditional Lakeland town of Ambleside, in a quiet location yet only a five-minute walk into town.

It is impeccably finished, very well equipped and spacious and will make a great base for a holiday at any time of the year, offering an ideal base for a family group or couples holidaying together.

Park next to the property, walk to the covered porch then take a couple of steps down into the hallway, where you will now find everything on one level.

Step into your lounge with the dining area and enjoy the natural light pouring into the room, here you can sit and relax on the plush leather settee and browse the web on your Smart TV, before walking over to the large patio windows to look out at your private and spacious patio area with a lawned garden.

Discover your delightful and very well-equipped kitchen, complete with granite worktops and breakfast bar, as well as a useful utility room close by.

The bedrooms are spacious and exquisitely finished with lovely décor and co-ordinated soft furnishings, comprising a large, master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room, a very pleasant double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

You will find your sleek family bathroom close by, hosting a lovely p-shaped bath where you can soothe your muscles after a day of outdoor adventure.

Take an easy walk into the centre of town to find excellent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, or head into beautiful Rothay Park and picnic by the river or play tennis and bowls at the recreation ground next door or catch the latest film at the well-loved four screen cinema.

Walk fifteen-minutes from the centre of town to picturesque Waterhead and enjoy a cruise on gorgeous Lake Windermere or hire a boat to explore its secluded bays.

Choose one of the many 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.

At the end of your busy day, sit in the garden at Mardale, sipping on your favourite drink and starting to plan the next day’s adventures.

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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Note: Although this property is all-ground-floor, there are a couple of steps down into the hallway

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season