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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "It is a nice cottage but the following needs to be addressed:- The toilet takes several attempts to flush properly The fire in the living room didn't work One of the lights in the living room kept flickering on and off When we arrived there were three small bins of the previous guests rubbish left in the living room- not nice!"

    There were also some dirty cups in the cupboard

    Thank you for your comments. We take all comments on board, and we will ask our Maintenance Team to look into the comments about the toilet and the lights. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.1Nov 2023

  • "Unfortunately we feel let down this time."

    After staying at this property numerous times in the past and always been more than happy we feel that standards have slipped. The toilet flush is still not mended even though we mentioned it last time. There is a terrible drain smell in the hallway and front bedroom particularly after it rains. Most annoying was the broken door catch leading into the living room. Which we contacted ‘heart of the lakes’ about. We left the key in the key safe as instructed and the maintenance team came to look, they took the catch out and left a note saying they would return the next day so we left the key again but nobody came back. We had to use a door stop to close the door so as to keep the heat in on a night. Very disappointing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you felt the property didn't live up to it's previous standards. We have raised the issues with our maintenance team. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Nov 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in Beckside."

    It was our first visit to the Lakes so the property was so ideally placed for the lovely walk into Ambleside, and the many lovely walks, also the nearby garden centre was great too. The property was lovely and cosy and plenty of space for us as a family of four, the views from the property were amazing. We would highlight recommend this property and the location. Thank-you :-) Emma

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Accommodation and facilities were excellent."

    However, we parked on the road outside as I wasn’t confident about using the very steep drive. The lavatory flush was a bit troublesome and could maybe do with some attention, often taking several attempts to get it to work. On arrival the floors had obviously been cleaned, but some of the other surfaces were a bit dusty and cobwebby. These were minor issues which didn’t spoil our holiday and we would happily book this property again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Had a few problems mainly down to previous guests not reporting things but nothing to spoil the holiday. Most of the problems were handled quickly by the local office. As reported by others the drive is very steep but parking in the road was fine. The location meant we could walk to Ambleside town & various local lake & fell walks, but the walk back up to the property was a killer at the end of the day or evening lol. In the hot weather the shady courtyard garden was great.

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Aug 2023

  • "Another wonderful week in this beckside."

    We have stayed her many times and find it a conveniently placed property which is comfortable and homely. However I must add I am disappointed that a few things that really should have been mended or replaced since our visit last year. The toilet still does not flush easily and the left door on the tv cabinet has been damaged for years (it fell down almost hitting my partner when he went to turn the lamp off). That said it is a lovely place to stay and on the whole I would recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.1Aug 2023

  • "Great base for walks in to Ambleside, lake Windermere and the surrounding area."

    The bungalow was clean and fresh on arrival. Kitchen is well equipped, shower powerful, beds and general living space were comfy. We used the garage to store our bikes and made use of the patio to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine. A few things to note; drive is very steep, I did not attempt to park the car on the drive, plenty of space on the road in front of the bungalow. At the time of our visit, there must have been a wasps nest in the cavity below the front window, a number of them did find their way indoors. All in all we enjoyed our stay and would happily book to stay at the property again.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hi we was very pleased with the cottage so much so we have decided to return ..."

    Hi we was very pleased with the cottage so much so we have decided to return next year and hopefully we might get better weather

    Reviewed by Daran5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was spot on for our needs and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    We would definitely stay at the property again. Our only concern was the description of off-road parking. The drive in front of the garage was way too steep for us to park the car down and we ended up scraping the underneath of the car when we tried. We therefore had to leave it on the main road.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this beautiful home, very comfortable bed, amazing shower, lovely and spacious."

    It had everything we needed and we would definitely return/recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Third stay here, great as usual!"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Beckside."

    Very clean. Great location. Well equipped. Hope to return again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Sofas are a bit past their sell by date."

    Could do with a bit more crockery. The dual flush on the toilet doesn’t work properly.

    Reviewed by Mervyn3.4May 2022

  • "A really beautiful cottage and very well equipped (would have been great to have a teapot as well as coffee pot…) surprisingly spacious and lots of space to store clothes and belongings."

    It says access to garage for storage of bikes etc but we could not get in… this just meant using the utility room which was not a problem. Lovely entrance porch with space for boots and rucksacks. Would definitely recommend staying here and would book again, thank you

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow - immaculately clean and very well equipped."

    Very comfortable beds. Great location. Short stroll into Ambleside and very quiet. Couldn’t fault it at all and would definitely recommend to others and use it again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "The heating and water went off the evening of our arrival."

    However after reporting it the following morning it was dealt with and repaired within the hour. Brilliant response! The cottage was spotless and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2022

  • "Although the description does state that the drive is steep, we found it to be unusable as it scraped the underneath of our car, and I think this would be the case for most cars."

    This was not an issue for us as we could park across the top of the drive, but I feel this potential problem should be better highlighted in the accommodation description to help guests with two cars. The accommodation itself was spotlessly clean, the bed was really comfortable, and it felt like a home from home. We would definitely stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property."

    Very comfortable and very well equipped. Very clean on arrival. Drive not useable with large suv but no issue parking across drive. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2022

  • "We have stayed at this beautiful holiday home a number of times."

    It is comfortable and cosy as well as been ideally placed for exploring Ambleside and the wider area. We will definitely be back again next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house is in a brilliant location and was perfect for our needs."

    It was really thoughtfully equipped and we didn't find anything that was missing from the well stocked kitchen. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "Clean and well equipped - two (and a half) delightful secluded patio areas to enjoy a week of sunshine"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped kitchen."

    Clean and comfortable home. Lovely little garden. Great location! (Just found the drive a bit steep to park our car)

    Reviewed by Venita5.0Jul 2021

  • "All great thanks"

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Very high spec, clean and welcoming.

    KirkDec 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.


  • Highly Commended for a four star property
  • Two bedrooms,1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas stove
  • Electric double oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart LCD TV with Sky family package, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Steep drive at the front of the house which is probably unsuitable for most vehicles but there is space at the top of the drive (on the roadside) to park one car.
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

A charming bungalow resting in one of the most popular towns of the Lake District, Beckside sleeps four guests and offers a homely space to enjoy when not out delighting in the fabulous Lakes attractions.

With a contemporary style within along with bike storage and a garden, it has everything you need for a great self-catered stay in the Lake District.

Hang up your coats and leave your boots in the hall before finding a snug spot to relax in the L-shaped open-plan living space, where a vibrant green sofa and leather sofa are perched perfectly before the Smart LCD TV and warming gas stove.

When the group is feeling peckish head into the kitchen and dining space around the corner to rustle up a tasty dish for everyone, with a beautiful fitted kitchen holding everything you need including an electric double oven, gas hob, and with convenient appliances like a dishwasher and a washer/dryer too, your self-catered stay will be a breeze!

A stunning contemporary shower room serves as a wonderful space to freshen up, before settling down in one of the two elegant bedrooms; choose from either the king-size or the twin bedroom, with crisp white bed linen to cosy under as you enjoy a lie-in in the mornings watching TV from the comfort of the covers.

Step outside into the spacious patio area outside in the morning with your cup of coffee, with this charming area also perfect for evening drinks after another action-packed day.

When you’re exploring the local area, you can leave your car on the drive and venture out on foot, with the many amenities of Ambleside within walking distance as well as the magnificent Lake Windermere.

Dine in one of the lovely local restaurants, cafés or pubs with plenty to choose from for all tastes, and browse the independent shops and boutiques for some souvenirs to bring home, with Ambleside also home to The Bridge House, a quirky 17th century stone house resting on a bridge over the Stoke Beck River.

Follow the river up to the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force, a staggering 70ft waterfall in an idyllic woodland setting with a fantastic viewpoint to marvel at this natural spectacle, then for a longer ramble head up Wansfell Pike and take in the stunning views of Lake Windermere from here.

Hop onto a Lake cruise and travel down along the scenic waters to Bowness-on-Windermere to visit The World of Beatrix Potter, great for all ages, as well as learning of the local history at Windermere Jetty Museum telling the rich history of England’s largest natural lake.

Walkers can enjoy an excellent choice of peaks to roam, including Helvellyn, Red Screes, and Fairfield Peak all to the north of Ambleside, while heading south can bring you to the wondrous Grizedale Forest where you can delight in an adventure through the trees at Go Ape where zip-lines and rope courses offer an exciting day out!

Store your bikes in the garage and bring them out to explore the Lakes on two wheels, with many cycling routes available to try.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Lakes, returning each day to the comfort of Beckside.

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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