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The Mews

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is in a perfect location with beautiful views and lovely walks straight from the house."

    We found the beds were very comfortable, the house was incredibly clean and the kitchen had everything we needed for some cosy nights cooking in. We would definitely recommend The Mews to all our friends and family, thank you for such a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Nov 2023

  • "+We adored the house and its surroundings."

    The location is absolutely TOP Quiet location, but very close to Ambleside. +The house is extremely well equipped. +The wood burner is fantastic. +Nice pub nearby if you don't like to cook (on foot) - The Wifi in the cottage is terribly slow. - We did not like the bed at all, as one moves, the other one moves along. - The couch in the living room (in front of TV) is not as comfortable as we hoped it would be after a long walk.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. As I am sure you understand, every guest has their own requirements and therefore what suits one person may not suit the other - but the owner will be able to see these comments and action where necessary. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and all that the area has to provide. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liesbeth4.1Oct 2023

  • "It was a wonderful stay at The Mews."

    Rooms and facilities were good. Kitchen is well fitted. Living room is cosy. We loved the rural setting and will come again. Elke and Jürgen Zenner, Frankfurt, Germany

    Reviewed by Jurgen4.7Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay and explore."

    The house is immaculately presented with everything you could need and more. We would love to return we loved it so much. There is lots to explore from this perfectly positioned, well-appointed and spotlessly clean place. A wonderful stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second visit."

    The property has an amazing location. It's well furnished and has everything you could need. The main downside is that there is a very musty damp smell in some of the rooms, particularly upstairs. All our clothes smelt musty, the curtains in the ensuite bathroom are going mouldy and despite turning the temperature up, we couldn't get the radiators to come on upstairs. I called Lake Lovers (Sykes) twice who reassured me to just turn it up but nothing. We were also inundated with moths - there are moth catchers in the house but there were still an awful lot.

    Reviewed by Claire3.4Aug 2023

  • "Nice cottage in a great location."

    Plenty of walks right from the front door. No need to drive into Ambleside, just stroll along the quiet lane. Loved this place :-)

    Reviewed by Elliott5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in good condition in a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by Justin3.8Jul 2023

  • "Love the cottage Had everything we needed Great location Perfect for 6 and the dog !"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We are regular visitors to Ambleside, so we knew the location of this property and that it was nearly one mile out of town."

    It was so peaceful and the walk into town so enjoyable alongside the stream/river. The cottage and equipment were all of a high standard and the owner had certainly an eye for what is needed and also quality. The mews is spacious and well laid out with everything you may need especially the kitchen. We would definitely return and thank the owner for that extra level of love that has been put into the cottage.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Generally very good property in rural location."

    Well equipped. A few bad points, lighting is poor especially downstairs were it was dark. Central heating was difficult to use and regulate, living room cold. Moths were a big problem, have to spray regularly to kill them. The vacuum cleaner had not been emptied for a long time, it was absolutely blocked and I emptied the bag myself. The water collecting bottle on the tumble dryer was also full on arrival and stopped the dryer working, again I had to fix this myself. These items should be picked up by the Maintenance / Change over teams.

    Reviewed by Gary2.8May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    just perfect!

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

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay and a beautiful house."

    Well equipped kitchen, lovely and warm The fan in main en-suite didn’t seem to work

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

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."

    We had family visit to help celebrate my sister and brother in laws 40th wedding anniversary and the large kitchen and open plan living space was ideal to accommodate us all for the day. Walks from the door and a lovely stroll into Ambleside for cafes, bars and shops. We were lucky with the weather and even enjoyed the snow covered scenery as we departed. Thanks to the Lakelovers for sorting some issues we had with heating and water supply, all sorted with no disruption to our holiday. We would like to thank the owners for sharing such a fabulous cottage, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are so glad that you and your family were able to enjoy the property to its full extent and all the area has to provide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Have stayed here before the property has been brightened up since we last stayed ."

    The only issue was the showers they were a bit hit and miss pressure and temperature wise.

    Reviewed by Brenda3.8Nov 2022

  • "What a stunningly beautiful cottage in an amazing location, to look out of the window and see the river and the Fairfield horse shoe behind, I cannot fault this Cotage, we had some rain but that didn’t stop us it’s the lakes at the end of the day, would go back here in a heart beat."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was our fifth visit to a well loved property."

    This time we had difficulty with the heating/hot water. We couldn't get the heating to come on in the morning upstairs although we could manually switch on downstairs. The hot water only came on if we had switched on the heating downstairs. There was only one tea towel for the week. I suggest another plus a kitchen hand towel. The new kitchen is well equipped but the non-stick pans are badly scratched. We still had a wonderful stay and will be back!

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is our third stay at The Mews and we look forward to coming back."

    The house was spotlessly clean upon arrival with all needed facilities in superb working order. The bathroom showers were wonderfully comfortably with hot water flowing at all times. The kitchen could not be more wonderfully complete. Thank you to the owners and especially to Joyce the cleaner for presenting us with such a lovely holiday home for our two week stay this year.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed before in this property, it is in an excellent location and is beautifully presented."

    Our only concern is that we spent a week here in the cold weather and we were frequently cold, there were lots of passive aggressive notices around telling us not to touch the heating but we felt at such a price we should be able to have some control without keep ringing the offices each time. We do not require the heating on continually but would have liked to have control for periods when we were extra cold. Needless to say it has put us off returning.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely looking property in a great location with a fab well equipped kitchen but there were some facility and comfort issues."

    Wi-do was not working ( no 3 or 4g or mobile phone connection at property ) and we spent the first afternoon of our holidays on the phone to Lake Lovers holding on the line. Turned out owners controlled that from their home. The other main issue for us was heating. It was cold in the morning when we got up and late afternoon when we came back our walks. After reading signs and manual again we discovered owners also controlled that so we had no way to boost heat. There is a log burner but you have to source and buy your own kindling and logs. First time we have not been cosy in a property which was a shame. We visited in October.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2021

  • "I reported a fault with the water pressure and I was told that I would be kept informed (no info) I called back later 7 hours."

    Then I had a reply. There was one bin bag…… There was a request to put the bedding in the bags provided. There were none. The bins were not collected until I called, eventually someone came and half emptied the bin…. The house was great but the little things were annoying when considering the cost for a week was over £2000…..

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. On receipt of you reporting the fault we contacted unitited utilities and they advised low water pressure due to work in the local area, we can only apologise for this but it was out of our control. Each property operate individually and its at the owners discretion re kitchen supplies etc. However 1 bin bag is left for guests to use. Unfortunately on this occasion the bins weren't left out for the waste collection company to empty, so our maintenance team helped with this. We hope the above doesn't deter you from booking with us again. Thank you once again for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annick4.7Aug 2021

  • "We have stayed at this superb property before and would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

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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 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 1 x master king size with en suite, 1 x king size, 1 x twin
  • House bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Kitchen / diner
  • Utility with 3rd WC
  • Gardens
  • Private parking.
  • Gorgeous Lakeland residence
  • Breathtaking views all round
  • Gas central heating / underfloor heating
  • Wood burning Stove
  • Luxury Victorian en-suite bathroom with roll top bath / shower attachment & separate walk-in shower cubicle with power shower
  • Luxurious slate bathroom with shower over bath
  • Ground floor cloakroom/3rd WC
  • LED Smart TV with Netflix
  • CD/FM/DAB radio with i-Pod dock (limited reception)
  • Electric oven & gas hob
  • Microwave/ combination oven and grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Nespresso machine
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Secure bike store/ drying room
  • Private parking for 2 vehicles - additional parking at rear of house
  • Garden with (private) woodland glade
  • patios & furniture
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Just a short stroll from Ambleside, you'll find The Mews, a fantastic character cottage on the banks of the River Rothay.

This sublime setting has stunning panoramic views, and the property itself is a smart and stylish retreat with an illustrious history.

It was once a coachman's cottage and stables, then later was home to Queen Victoria's physician and more recently to a local artist.

This smart and stylish property has undergone a contemporary renovation, making best use of the original stable space, to create an outstanding interconnected living area with lots of light and full of charm.

Features include old oak beams, sleek slate floors and a wood burning stove.

The bedrooms are generously sized and bright, whilst the gardens are wonderful on sunny days with strategically placed patios and a footpath to Loughrigg Fell. The elegant entrance hallway has breathtaking views, the lounge has bags of character and is made cosy by a wood burning stove and luxury leather sofa.

An open kitchen / diner room makes meal times sociable and fun and the three bedrooms are beautifully presented.

Outside, a large garden leads to a private woodland glade and up the side of Loughrigg Fell.

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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2 dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas