4.8★ Tourist Board rating Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Off road parking Pub/shop < 1 mile Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (29) lovely (17) stay (14) clean (13) comfortable (13) location (12) 36 Customer Reviews "An absolutely superb property which is better than the description!" Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The cottage is furnished and kept to the highest standards and was a delight to stay at. It is perfectly placed to explore the area and the lovely village of hawkshead was so friendly and welcoming. I really can't recommend this cottage enough we had a fantastic stay and look forward to one day visiting again. Thank you for your lovely review of Larch Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope that I might see you again. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Peter5.0★Oct 2023 "Having just enjoyed a week in Larch Cottage we found the accommodation and surroundings conducive to a relaxing and enjoyable stay." The property was well maintained and spotlessly clean whilst being well presented with all requirements needed. As a holiday property for two I feel it more than accommodated our requirements and as such allowed us to fully enjoy our holiday. Nowhere was too far away being centrally positioned between Hawkshead, Coniston, and Ambleside and as such it’s positioning enabled us to have a relaxing holiday without being too distant from shops or restaurants etc. Also, the property was ideally positioned for walking from the cottage whilst leaving the car. We have returned from Larch Cottage fully refreshed and as such I would certainly rebook the accommodation for future holidays in the area and recommend the property to others as I already have done. Thank you for your kind words about your holiday in Larch Cottage. I always hope that guests enjoy themselves and it is most pleasing when they do. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Gareth5.0★Oct 2023 "We had an enjoyable stay, the cottage was lovely and clean and it felt comfortable as soon as you walked in." The kitchen was small but had everything we could want and more even an empty cupboard to put our groceries in. The cottage is in a quiet hamlet but so near to the Lakes and Hawkshead just a short drive away. I'm on crutches at this time but we found Miles without Stiles nearby and the National Trust (even though we aren't members) loan out a mobility scooter for a donation if you can. The trail you can use it on is lovely, even on a rainy day it was scenic. We had a small issue with the key lock but after talking to the owner a guy turned up in a few mins to fix it. Thankyou for a quiet peaceful stay in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your review of Larch Cottage following your two week stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Michele5.0★Jun 2023 "The property was spotless with all you would want inside and outside for a very pleasant holiday stay." Patricia Mcgregor. Thank you for your lovely review of Larch Cottage, I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and it was a pleasure to meet you. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Patricia5.0★May 2023 "We have just had a wonderful week in Larch Cottage." The cottage is very well appointed throughout and in a great location. We will definitely be looking for a return visit, and would recommend Larch Cottage to everyone. Thank you for your kind remarks about Larch Cottage. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and it was a pleasure to meet you. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by David5.0★May 2023 "Has all the comforts of home." Lovely location, one of our best yet Thankyou for your lovely review of Larch Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Peter5.0★Apr 2023 "We had a lovely stay at Larch Cottage." It's beautifully decorated throughout. All home comforts have been thought about with care and the cottage is a very comfortable home from home. There are lovely views from the cottage, which looks over the owners garden with a stream running through the garden. The kitchen is well equipped and the inclusion of dishwasher tablets was greatly appreciated. As has previously been mentioned the bath could have done with a bathmat, not sure if this was just forgotten. The other thing to mention is the dehumidifier that the owner asks to keep running. This isn't mentioned in the description. We had enough data but again the description does not mention that there is a data cap and streaming movies may be difficult. Having said that we had no issues watching Netflix or iPlayer. The location of the cottage is perfect. Good walks in all directions. The garden isn't enclosed so our dog could not be let out on his own, but again that wasn't a problem. None of the above really affected the enjoyment of our holiday and we highly recommend a stay at Larch Cottage. We recharged our batteries and would certainly return and have no hesitation in recommending it as a great place stay when exploring and walking the Lake District. Thank you for your kind and helpful remarks about Larch Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and would wish to return. I have purchased a rubber bath mat as you suggest, I do not expect the dehumidifier to be on all the time, merely at times of extreme wet weather when outdoor clothing needs drying. I am not aware of a data cap on the Wi-Fi but will investigate further. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7★Apr 2023 "A lovely well equipped cottage that was perfect for our 5 day stay." Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in Larch Cottage. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Ian5.0★Apr 2023 "Very clean and very well equipped." Would have liked a bath mat for safety on getting out of the bath. Thank you for your review of Larch Cottage, I am glad that you enjoyed your holiday. Please accept my apologies for the lack of a bath mat which we normally provide, but unfortunately, on this occasion it was missed. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Stephen4.7★Mar 2023 "First time at this lovely cottage but hopefully not my last." Spotlessly clean with pretty furnishings. Dog and I enjoyed the gas stove, particularly after a wet day! Work space a bit limited in the kitchen but still managed. Thank you to the nice lady who came up to adjust the pressure in the new gas CH boiler. Would have appreciated a drying rack which I could stand in the bath for wet walking stuff as didn’t like to drape over the chairs. Look forward to coming again, perhaps next autumn. Many thanks. Thank you for your kind and helpful review of Larch Cottage, I am pleased my very efficient cleaner was able to help you with the boiler problem and that you enjoyed your holiday despite the very wet weather. I have bought a laundry rack as you suggest and hope that I might see you next year. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Victoria4.4★Nov 2022 "Lovely cottage in a great location" Thank you for your lovely review about Larch Cottage. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Michelle5.0★Sep 2022 "Larch cottage is ideally situated to explore the wonderful countryside around Hawkshead Windemere and Coniston, the property is well maintained and nice and cosy benefiting from central heating with a lovely wood stove effect gas fire." The cottage also has WiFi which we found very useful for searches and sending pictures home. Thank you for your kind words about your holiday in Larch Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, I certainly enjoyed meeting you both and our conversations in the sunshine With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by David5.0★Sep 2022 "The cottage was well located, thoughtfully equipped and clean." Unfortunately the Wi-Fi was barely useable and also restricted, this should have been highlighted in the listing. It would also have been nice to have some hand soap in the cottage. Thank you for your review of Larch Cottage. All feedback is important to me and I am sorry the cottage Wi-Fi did not meet your expectations. It is unfortunate that you did not ask me about it at the time as I could have had it checked. The cottage Is in a very rural location and consequently there is not a telegraph pole to connect a wire too, hence the system I have is the best available. I hope, however, that you enjoyed the other facilities Larch Cottage offers, including the complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Stephen2.8★Sep 2022 "Lovely cottage,well equipped,clean and comfortable." Nice garden and lots of parking space.The owners live next door and are very helpful. Glorious walks from the doorstep:- Tarn Hows, Grizedale Forrest, Coniston, Hawkshead.Etc: Everything was perfect for a fantastic holiday break. THANK YOU! Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and I enjoyed chatting to you both. I hope you arrived home in reasonable time following the problem with your car. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Graham5.0★Aug 2022 "Lovely cottage." Exceptionally clean, very comfortable bed, everything we needed. Ideally situated at the heart of the Lake District. We hope to stay here again. Thank you for your lovely review of Larch Cottage. I am sorry I was away during your stay but am pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, and I might see you in the future. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Ian5.0★Aug 2022 "Lovely cottage, home from home." Thank you for your valued feedback, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in Larch Cottage, but sorry I was away at the time and did not meet you. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Aug 2022 "Larch Cottage is just perfect for enjoying the Lake District." Just far enough out of town to be quiet and still whilst close enough to Hawkshead and Ambleside for outdoor clothing shops and tourist shopping. Little Baptist Church just 2 mins up the lane - so welcoming, can even bring your dog Thank you for reviewing Larch Cottage. I am delighted that you enjoyed your two week stay and hope that I might see you again in the future. With kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Cheryl5.0★Jul 2022 "Charming comfortable cottage in a great location." We were very happy with our stay and will come again. Reviewed by Timothy5.0★Jun 2022 "It is a lovely cottage, very cosy and comfortable." The proximity of the local bus route was a great bonus (able to use my bus pass) as were all the local walks. Every time I return to the Lake District I love it more. Thank you for your kind remarks, it was a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by E5.0★Jun 2022 "Excellent location and a beautiful cottage." So clean and welcoming. Thank you. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Jun 2022 "We had a wonderful week in this cottage." It had everything we needed and it was in a great location. Thankyou for your lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday, Kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Louise5.0★May 2022 "Our favourite place to stay in the Lake District is Larch cottage it is a beautiful traditionally built one bedroom cottage that's been updated internally to a high standard of decor, furnishings and fittings, everything we need for a comfortable stay." We love it's location in Hawkeshead Hill a very tiny quiet village close to Hawkeshead and Coniston. Natural beauty all around and lovely walks. It is absolutely perfect for us and highly recommend ! Looking forward to our next holiday here already Thank you for your kind remarks. I am pleased you enjoyed it so much. Kind regards, Anne Property Owner Reviewed by Ray5.0★Apr 2022 "Larch Cottage is a tiny, beautifully furnished cottage in a cracking spot in Hawkshead." It is spotlessly clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is an abundance of walks from the door, so we had no need to use the car at all. I would concur with another reviewer that a larger or reclining sofa would make it absolutely perfect. I would definitely recommend it and would visit again. Reviewed by Caroline4.4★Mar 2022 "A lovely cozy little cottage." Beautifully warm and with a well equipped kitchen for a self catering holiday. My only suggestion would be maybe a larger sofa or an arm chair in the living room to give a bit more relaxing space. Reviewed by Tamsin4.7★Feb 2022 "Immaculately clean & very cosy, everything provided." Reviewed by Christine5.0★Nov 2021 "Great for a couple ,just what you need , no fuss ,warm and cosy ,and a treat left in the fridge too ." Handy for amenities and all types of activities.most enjoyable stay thank you. Reviewed by Bonita5.0★Nov 2021 "A wonderful cottage which was very clean and cozy." We really enjoyed our stay and will be back in the future. Reviewed by Marcus5.0★Nov 2021 "The cottage was immaculately clean with everything you could need." The location was peaceful with easy access to everywhere and lots of walks from the door. The local bus service was first class and the stop was literally outside the door. Would recommend to couples x Reviewed by Carolyn4.7★Oct 2021 "Intermitent wifi" Reviewed by Wayne4.7★Sep 2021 "We stayed for a week with our little Jack Russell Jessica, in September." The cottage is perfect with beautiful high end furnishings. Everything we could possibly need was provided including a bottle of wine in the fridge which was very welcome after a long drive! The bed was very comfortable and the shower was powerful, exactly what you need after a hard day walking. The kitchen has everything you need. Our dog settled instantly because Larch Cottage has a lovely homely feel. I would definitely recommend to anyone and will hopefully return in the not too distant future. Reviewed by Neil5.0★Sep 2021 "Larch Cottage was the perfect holiday retreat - the ideal location, surrounded by classic Lake District countryside with endless opportunities for enjoying the area right on the doorstep." The cottage has been thoughtfully equipped and furnished, and is extremely comfortable. We would have welcomed having more cutlery in the kitchen - it would have reduced the use we made of the dishwasher during our stay. Reviewed by Kenneth5.0★Aug 2021 "A great location." Great walks Reviewed by Antony4.7★Aug 2021 "Real gem of a holiday cottage in a great location with walks over the fields to Hawkshead and just down the road from Tarn Hows." Superb garden and lovely ghyll flowing alongside the cottage. Nice original features in the cottage too. One to go back to. Very nice. Reviewed by David4.7★Jul 2021 "Larch cottage is a lovely traditional stone built detached cottage with many modern amenities for a comfortable stay, its situated in the quiet village of Hawkeshead Hill which is a great base for exploring Coniston, Ambleside area and many walks nearby." We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely rebook to stay again Reviewed by Ray5.0★Jul 2021 "The owner provided all you could possibly need for a week away." Bed extremely comfortable. Very well run cottage. Reviewed by Rosemary5.0★May 2021 "Small cosy cottage situated just outside Hawkeshead but on a bus route so you could leave the car and get a bus to Windermere etc easily." Very well equipped with Laura Ashley furniture and bedding. Gas fire and central heating which was nice and warm on a cold evening. Nice bottle of wine left in the fridge for us. A great little bolt hole for two. Reviewed by Margaret5.0★Oct 2020 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all 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. Summary All-ground-floor One bedroom: 1 x king-size Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen Living/dining room with gas fire. Gas central heating with gas fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for one car Garden with seating One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking. The property Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy world or searching for the perfect romantic holiday home? Larch Cottage could just be the place for you. This detached one-bedroom cottage is sweetly nestled in the tiny hamlet of Hawkshead Hill, midway between picturesque Hawkshead and stunning Tarn Hows. Its tranquil setting is ideal for those looking for a quiet retreat in the heart of the Lake District. Walk into the entrance hall, store your outdoor gear and step into your refined and cosy sitting room and note the light pouring through the dual aspect windows. Walk over to look out at neighbouring fields and tumbling stream before relaxing on your comfy and stylish sofa by the attractive fireplace with warming log effect gas fire. Find your neat and contemporary kitchen, perfect for the home chef, before walking into your beautiful, large bedroom with king size bed and two lovely windows revealing peaceful views over the adjoining fields. Your attractive, modern bathroom has a bath with shower over. All the main rooms in the house have fitted carpets. You holiday home is ideally placed to tour the Lake District by car, so why not set off for the day to discover the area’s charming villages and hamlets, sparkling lakes and dramatic valleys. A four-mile drive will take you to Grizedale, where can explore the forest on two wheels, foot or horse-back, or test your nerve on a Go Ape course. Walk half a mile to the magnificent Tarn Hows to experience its quiet beauty. At the end of your busy day relax in your garden and watch the sun setting as you recall your day together. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200. View on map About the location AMBLESIDE 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. View more holiday cottages in Ambleside Note: Sorry, no children.