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Lowfold Cottage

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed here quite a few times."

    It is always lovely and warm. It is in a great position with easy walking access to Ambleside. Some of the cooking utensils could do with updating now and the carpets could benefit from a clean. We did not have any issues with the shower leaking despite notices about this in the bathroom. I understand the bathroom is due for refurbishing,

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Dec 2023

  • "Excellent property, great location with a lovely little garden secure garden which was ideal for the dog."

    Very well equipped property, would recommend and stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Nov 2023

  • "Super cottage."

    Incredibly well equipped with everything we needed. Beautifully cosy and warm. We thought it might be a bit of a squeeze for the five of us and our dog, but it felt just right! Superb location. The only thing missing was a view from a window, but you can’t have everything and with only a 5 minute walk from the front door the views are everywhere! We particularly liked walking out of the front door to do the Loughrigg circular on a crisp, blue skied autumn day. We would highly recommend this property. Thank you to the owners and Sykes properties for great and easy communication via the app.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2023

  • "The leaky shower was a bit of a worry."

    A second toilet would be fantastic - could one fit in the utility room? No need for ancient freezer. Teens would have liked a bigger TV. We did have a good stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Madeline3.8Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lowfold cottage."

    There were only 2 of us, so the cottage felt very spacious. It was well equipped, comfortable and warm with plenty of hot water. The underfloor heating downstairs makes the stone flags very toasty. It’s very well located just a short walk from the village, and similarly short walk to the lakeside/ pier. The patio garden with table and chairs was much appreciated when the sun came out, and there was even a view of some hills. We didn’t bring our dog, but he would have loved it too!

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Delyth4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was purfect!"

    The 1st visit with our puppy! He was in the crate! Ideal location and within walking distance for the town and up to Jenkins Crag! On the cottage front it was clean and everything we needed for a week! Would definitely recommend and we’ll stay again!

    Reviewed by Willy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very handy location."

    Just one thing was very annoying. We always recycle as much as we can at home, but there is no recycling collection at the cottage. The notes suggest taking it to Rothay Holme waste site. We walked over there only to be told they could not accept it. We had to put it in ordinary bin, as we were travelling home by train.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable, warm and nicely furnished."

    The location was great, a short walk from the town centre, in the heart of the lakes. As one couple and two single adults, we had a really lovely long weekend, with a number of home cooked meals together. The location was a bit of a surprise, much less garden and closer to the road than the photos might lead you to believe. Two of the bedrooms were very small for children rather than couples. The shower was excellent. The dining / sitting room was very comfortable and well suited to comfortable time together. The only disappointment was the lack of basic supplies. We had to buy quite a few things (washing up liquid, cooking oil, toilet paper, etc) that I would have expected to find in a self-catering cottage.

    Reviewed by Donal4.1Oct 2022

  • "Although the cottage was warm and cosy."

    It was not very clean. Cobwebs everywhere. Most of the mugs were old and dirty. The crockery, cutlery and glassware were dirty. We had to wash everything before using. The shower needs attention and updating. The final straw was seeing a later week in February available £200 less than we had paid.

    Reviewed by Jackie2.2Feb 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lowfold Cottage; it was cosy, comfortable and warm."

    It had everything we needed in a holiday cottage. It was convenient for local transport, eating out and shopping.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Nov 2021

  • "We had a gorgeous holiday in The Lakes but having stayed in Lowfold Cottage 7 years ago we were very surprised to see that the carpet on the stairs - which was dirty back then - is still the same and the double bed in the main bedroom is an old uncomfortable mattress."

    Really pleased about the kitchen, really well stocked with everything we needed and more but the cleaning was very surface. Every corner and lamp switch tucked away gave you a handful of cobwebs. The location is still great but the area has got busier so you hear the road more and the immediate neighbours allow their dog to bark to get back in after a morning wee as a regular alarm very early every day. Also the shower head needs urgent attention at it doesn’t stay in place and simply swings around the face the wall. The main thing that we are really shocked about and would stop us returning is the fact you don’t provide a recycling facility. The recycling bin is there. We know this service is available but perhaps you just choose not to pay? Whatever the reason we are totally shocked this is the case.

    Thank you for your feedback; we will ensure the cleaning team check regularly for cobwebs moving forward! We agree about the recycling. it seems to be a local issue for holiday-let properties in the area. We have not been given an option to pay for recycling services as an individual property. I am not sure if this matter can be progressed between the local authority and Sykes cottages. We take our recycling to the facility in the car park near Ambleside Manor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula3.4Sep 2021

  • "Our stay was delayed until 4pm for supposed extra COVID cleaning."

    The reality was the cleaner turned up at 3.10pm as we happened to be outside when she did . Consequently we couldn’t get into the cottage until 4.30 as she hadn’t finished at 4pm . She was obviously rushing as the house was dirty. The grill pan was so disgusting that the wife photographed it . In an effort to clean the cottage ourselves we got the hoover out . The smell from the hoover was terrible. I am not sure when it was last emptied but trust me we had to buy an air freshener after using it . The garden hadn’t been tended to and was untidy. We had the plug in the bathroom sink stuck so I walked to the Heart of the Lakes office to report it as your paperwork said you were open from 10am on a Sunday. The office was locked with no one around. Finally after a phone call someone did promptly turn up and fixed the problem. We have stopped at this property before and on these occasions we were happy but the property is now looking a little tired. The beds are uncomfortable and the carpets particularly the stair one are very dirty.

    Reviewed by J2.5Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was accurately described and more than met our expectations."

    Check in process simple and communications very clear

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Low Fold Cottage is a gem of a Cottage."

    It’s cosy and well equipped with everything you need for a self/ catering holiday. We had a wonderful time and intend to return one day. Just beware of banging your head on some of the ancient beams.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single (suitable for a child only)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with gas stove
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freesat and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • highchair available on request (Sorry no cot available)
  • Off-road parking for two cars adjacent to the property
  • Rear patio with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Boasting plenty of charm and character, this stone-built cottage is thought to be one of the oldest cottages in Ambleside, perfectly situated for enjoying all the facilities that this town has to offer.

Delightfully presented throughout with a mix of traditional character features, Lowfold Cottage is a rustic hideaway making for a charming base for friends and family keen to stay at the heart of the Lake District.

As you enter the cottage you will immediately sense the traditional feel of the cottage, enhanced through the exposed beams, sash windows and original flagged flooring.

Spend your evenings relaxing in the sitting area, home to an arrangement of sofas, a woodburning stove and a TV for entertainment.

Behind this snug setup is the quality fitted kitchen, appointed with a selection of integrated appliances and ample worktop space to prepare your meals, in addition to an elegant oak dining table for mealtimes.

The upstairs of this Ambleside property hosts three bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single (suitable for a child only), all of which have interesting rooflines being built in the roof space.

Completing the interior is the light and airy family bathroom with feature stone wall, bath and separate walk-in shower.

Step outside to the attractive patio and enjoy a drink or alfresco meal one evening.

With Ambleside’s bustling town centre just a short stroll away you will be well placed to enjoy all the village facilities, with a range of independent shops, restaurants and pubs and attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter.

For those looking for walking routes, Helm Crag, Loughrigg Fell, the Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell are all easily reached.

Hop on the Windermere steamer and enjoy a 1-hour circular route with unbroken views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and many wooded islands.

Explore the extensive grounds of Wray Castle, a mock-Gothic castle which has a huge, largely undiscovered gravel beach of its own, and was Beatrix Potter’s first Lakeland holiday home at the age of 16.

Slightly further afield, in picturesque scenery, is Grasmere with the lake, along with Keswick, Coniston and Hawkshead to name a few.

Guests are certain to return home inspired and refreshed after a busy holiday at Lowfold Cottage, a charming Lake District cottage in Ambleside.

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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