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Old Toffee Shop

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1076837)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Wood

    “Location to Ambleside's facilities but walking distance on all sides to the fells and Langdale.”

    The Old Toffee Shop is in keeping with the owners other properties in Ambleside which are all of a very high standard. We will return

    The Old Toffee Shop is in keeping with the owners other properties in Ambleside which are all of a very high standard. We will return

    - Mr Wood, July 2021

About the property

Nestled in the small town of Ambleside, at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, is this delightful terraced cottage, Old Toffee Shop.

Set over two storeys and sleeping up to four guests, Old Toffee Shop is the perfect home away from home for exploring the central Lake District and the beautiful surrounding area.

Arriving at the property, there is handy permit parking available, before stepping into the cottage to begin your getaway.

Be welcomed into the homely open-plan living space, where you can enjoy cosying up in front of the woodburning stove with a glass of wine along with your favourite TV show providing entertainment for the evening.

Put your culinary skills to the test in the fully equipped kitchen, which has a handy washer/dryer, perfect for putting muddy clothes on a spin after a day of exploring.

Gather around the breakfast bar and catch up with loved ones over a tasty meal or bottle of your favourite tipple and discuss plans for the days ahead.

When sleep calls, guests have the option of a ground-floor king-size bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, where you can enjoy a soak in the bath before climbing into bed and a super-king-size with zip/link feature upstairs, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements for all parties, benefitting from an en-suite shower room where guests can freshen up in style.

Enjoy evening drinks on the outdoor dining table in the enclosed patio and toast to a wonderful holiday as you soak up the sunshine.

Grab your walking boots and venture to Lake Windermere for the day, where you can enjoy scenic walks around the lake, explore its waters on a cruise or boat trip, or get involved with the wide variety of water sports on offer.

Walkers will delight in visiting the landmark location of Queen Adelaide’s Hill, which provides expansive views and is the perfect photo opportunity for capturing memories.

Those looking for a pit stop will revel in the good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, where you can treat yourself to a scrumptious snack or a souvenir to remember your countryside getaway.

If you can tear yourself away, the delightful village of Grasmere is just a short drive away, where you can visit the historic National Trust site of Allan House or take a stroll through the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, named after the famous poet who lived there for 14 years.

Just a little further is the market town of Keswick, situated in the Lake District National Park and nestled in the mountains, here you can visit the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery which delves into the town’s history and displays local artefacts, or visit the Puzzling Place, home to a variety of optical illusions and puzzles.

Old Toffee Shop is a superb getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the countryside.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with TV and woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and ground-floor underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are three stone steps leading down into the kitchen, dining and living space, please take care
  • Note: Sorry, no children under 5's

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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