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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great property in a fantastic location."

    Town centre is just a short stroll away and more importantly if you like hiking you could not be in a better place with hikes on your doorstep and the mighty and majestic Helvellyn a short drive away. The property itself was clean, well equipped and the board games galore.

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Aug 2023

  • "Thank you to the owners of the property."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Ambleside is a great place to be based on a walking holiday. The property was very clean and well maintained and the views from the lounge are great.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lack of storage space for food items in a self catering property is only downside-there are lots of kitchen units but with better use of the space there would at least be somewhere to put items out of the sunlight so they don’t perish so quickly in extreme heat as it was 2-16 June 2023."

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. The owner will review these and can action where possible. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay in Ambleside."

    The house is very well appointed, with everything and more that we needed, from kitchen equipment to children’s games. And of course the wonderful view, and being close enough to walk to either the quay or the town.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic location, beautiful views and easy walk (as long as you’re prepared for a hill!"

    ) into town. Good to have parking. Very comfy beds. Kitchen well equipped as far as white goods concerned. Comments for improvement - would have liked an outside table on the balcony. There were no large glasses for water/ long drinks- lots of wine glasses/ flutes etc but only small fruit juice size glasses otherwise. There was also a lack of simple instructions for some of the white goods - struggled with microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer etc. Noticed evidence of damp in master bedroom - could do with a touch up of paint now. Overall though would be very happy to return - miss the view now we’re home.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2022

  • "First time staying at this property although we have stayed with Heart of the Lakes for many years."

    It has an amazing view and good parking with easy access to the town centre if you don’t mind a steep hill walk. Beds were comfortable. This could be a fantastic property but it is now feeling tired and in need of a deep clean. The basic cleaning had been done but it felt superficial. It needs attention to maintenance- when we arrived the shower room off the kitchen had a broken toilet roll holder laying on the side and the shower door was off its runners. Luckily my husband managed to fix the door since we arrived after office closing hours. Things like furry cushion covers were stained and looked tired. The property detail folder contains some out of date information. It would also benefit from some coat hooks since there is nowhere to hang wet clothing. Some of the radiators aren’t working. We had a good holiday and we will use Heart of the lakes again but considering the amount the holiday cost and the later arrival time to allow for cleaning I would have expected a higher standard of cleanliness and maintenance.

    Reviewed by Debbie2.8Sep 2022

  • "Property was in a beautiful location with stunning views."

    We were slightly disappointed with the garden which was in need on some attention, with overgrown plants which took up the majority of the small area. That was only disappointment we found with the property. When we arrived we were surprised to see a new kitchen had been fitted, with excellent appliances. Given the property had pretty much everything you needed it lacked basic things like coat hangers, one guest lived out their suitcase for the week. Property was clean on arrival, but as we moved furniture things had been cleaned around, for example old food under dining table, under the sofas, and long standing dust under one of the beds. The property was homely and we enjoyed our visit, we wanted to be honest with the feedback as these are simple things to rectify. These wouldn’t stop us rebooking the property again in the future.

    Reviewed by Katie4.1Jun 2022

  • "A first rate property - well maintained, fully equipped, and styled to take full advantage of one of the best views in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by John Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "I would echo the views of other visitors who mentioned the lack of cupboard space for groceries."

    Excessive amounts of crockery and glassware taking up valuable space. Much of the crockery should be disposed of as it is chipped - as was at least one of the glasses and this did scratch my husband’s lip when he used it. We left the glass out on the worktop to prevent further accidental use.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Oct 2021

  • "Having stayed at Hillandale 2 years ago we knew it fitted our needs perfectly and it didn't disappoint this time."

    It's a very comfortable property with everything you need, my only observation would be a few more tumbler type glasses to cater for the thirst quenching required on returning from a day out walking. We did see the owner on our first day and they brought a new frying pan and a large box of wine glasses for the already well stocked cupboards.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely position with spectacular views."

    Very clean and tidy. Well equipped- only thing missing was a hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Property location is excellent, great views and plenty of parking and only a 5 minute walk to central shops/restaurants etc."

    The only criticism of the property itself would be there are is no cupboard space to store groceries-the cupboards and drawers are full of crockery, glasses, kitchenware etc-far more than is required for a property that only sleeps 5/6. If these items were rationalised space would be available which would in turn free up work top space to be able to prepare meals on.

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Jun 2021

  • "Stayed at Hillandale quite a few times now, our family favourite."

    Always feel at home here.Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous location."

    Very well stocked kitchen, plentiful crockery and cutlery.

    Mr ForrestDec 2019

  • "Lovely views"

    Mr HarrisDec 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Washer/fryer
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric flame effect fire
  • Terrace garden with seating.
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Located at the foot of Wansfell in an elevated position is this spacious, detached property, Hillandale.

Enjoying panoramic views over Ambleside and towards Loughrigg, Hillandale is a superb escape for families and friends looking for a relaxing getaway to one of the UK’s most desirable National Parks.

After climbing a flight of stairs to the front door, you enter this Ambleside cottage into the hallway with space to leave coats and boots after a day of rambling the fells.

Discover the spacious L-shaped lounge/dining room with sweeping views of Ambleside, furnished with wooden flooring, three sofas, a TV with Freeview and an electric flame effect fire for those cold winter months.

All can gather at the dining table for enjoy some family games whilst the chef of the group prepares a hearty feast in the galley style kitchen, appointed with cream gloss units and a range of appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer.

Moving through the cottage you will find three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin, each reflecting the style of the cottage with a thoughtful choice of décor.

Take a refreshing drink outside to the garden and sit amongst the shrubs and rockery or head to the balcony and enjoy views of the village and distant fells to tempt your exploration.

Ambleside village is approximately half a mile downhill from the cottage and offers plenty of shops, pubs, traditional inns, restaurants and a wealth of activities such as tennis, mini golf, bowls and even an independent cinema showcasing all the latest movies.

Being in the heart of the Lake District, you have the towns and villages of Grasmere, with its gingerbread shop, Bowness, home to the fascinating World of Beatrix Potter and Windermere, where you can enjoy boat trips, shops and many eateries to choose from.

Walking and cycling come in abundance, with wonderful climbs up Loughrigg Fell and the Old Man of Coniston, rewarded with spell bounding views, or you many prefer mountain biking and treetop climbing at Grizedale Forest.

Return to Hillandale for a relaxing evening with your loved ones.

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: Due to several steps to the entrance this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

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