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Stones Throw Cottage

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "There was ongoing work being done , so a scaffold was out the back , but because ..."

    There was ongoing work being done , so a scaffold was out the back , but because of the honesty ( we were told it would be there ) and a 25% discount due to the scaffold , it wasn’t an issue for us , an absolutely superb place to stay

    Thank you for your feedback and for being understanding about the scaffolding. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Stones Throw Cottage. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2024

  • "Shower in en-suite blocked - very quick service in resolving TV in both living rooms needs upgrading, picture often distorted and takes ages to load streaming services."

    It’s a great property and we were given plenty of notice re bathroom out of action and generous refund; however we couldn’t get anything else to meet our needs so this did mean putting elderly parents on top floor, this house has a lot of stairs so not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Otherwise it’s a lovely place with a really great basement kitchen and big seating area. Perfect for Ambleside as town literally a minute around the corner.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great property, and location let down by generally poor maintenance and uncleanliness."

    Reported to LL upon check in.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced with the cleanliness of the property. We understand that our Maintenance Team attended to resolve the issues. We will pass on your comments to our Housekeeping Team to ensure that our high standards continue to be met. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven2.8Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely break cottage was excellent only one niggle the heating especially ..."

    Had a lovely break cottage was excellent only one niggle the heating especially in the kitchen but we managed and it did not stop us having lovely family time together cottage is an excellent base and try the fish and chip shop on the corner of entrance to Milan’s park would like to return as well as had a lovely visit

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful property in a great location."

    We were very happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage for a family and best location."

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is well laid out and well presented and the beds were really comfortable."

    We were extremely pleased with how clean and well maintained the inside of the property was, and we saw how the owners have listened to feedback of previous guests. We can tell they care about everyone enjoying their stay and have made sure to include everything guests might need.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay, finding the property clean and comfy. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jun 2023

  • "We love Stones Throw, it has everything you need and is very nicely presented and being dog friendly and great quality is perfect."

    We stayed previously in 2015 ( we would have been back sooner but it’s always booked up) and we were very impressed that it is still in such lovely condition, very well maintained. The only thing I would change is a bigger Tv would be nice.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Stones Throw Cottage, which is very well situated for the village of Ambleside."

    The cottage is very well appointed and has everything you could want. It is much bigger on the inside that it looks. Lots of local information available which is a plus. We were a family of 4 adults and 3 children aged 8&9. The children loved the cottage and nicknamed the kitchen ‘the pub’ due to the large table which was brilliant for playing board games. The fact that it is on 4 floors works very well as it gives space for different families. The bedrooms are all good sizes and very nicely presented. We had a really good pizza from Mama Mia pizzeria, 5 minute walk away. The parking for the second car is tight but we managed to get a Kia Sportage in but it was really tricky to get it out. I would agree with some other reviews that it would be nice if it was turned into a garden, the public car park is very close and parking passes aren’t that expensive. Parking outside the house with the permit was fine. We would recommend and would book again if we were holidaying in that area.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an amazing house in the centre of Ambleside with easy access to everything, ..."

    What an amazing house in the centre of Ambleside with easy access to everything, having stayed in 7 different properties over the years, this is one I would definitely book again

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely Christmas week at Stone's Throw Cottage and have stayed here several times."

    It was as lovely as ever. The kitchen is perfect for board games and has all the equipment needed for our family of four adults and dog. The beds are really comfortable and warm. We really appreciated the Bath House soap supplied this year and also the Christmas Tree and the dog bowls and poo bags! It is in a great location - on a quiet road but within 5 minutes walk to town. We rarely use our car when we stay here as many wonderful walks are on your doorstep, Wansfell, Loughrigg and Grasmere to name a few. We are sure to be back again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Dec 2022

  • "Great for fully mobile, but stairs narrow and steep which was difficult for my elderly parents."

    option of stair gates would be good for those with a young family. The property was cosy, clean and plenty spacious enough for 8 of us. The kitchen was a lovely set up and well equipped. The house is in a lovely quiet road which is 2 mins walk from the shops, bars and restaurants. The parking at the back is a little tricky, but there is permit parking right outside the front door for 1 car. We booked last minute, and the communication was excellent. I would definitely recommend this company and property

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Nov 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Stones Throw Cottage - it is in a great location in the centre of Ambleside for visiting shops and restaurants."

    However, the cottage is looking a little tired in areas, especially upstairs bathrooms and outside spaces and could benefit from some tlc. The parking space to the rear is accessed by an exceptionally narrow lane and only suitable for very very small cars.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Stone’s Throw Cottage and enjoyed the combination of being so close to the town, yet on a lovely quiet street, and with excellent walking to be had right from the door."

    The house as well set up and comfortable too. One suggestion - the back yard was extremely tight for parking even for our Golf - only 1-2 inches each side in the lane and turning in - so given the property cost these days it might be better to provide a second parking permit for the road and rework this as a little garden?

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, fully equipped."

    Beds very comfortable. Lovely thick towels. My only concern is the back steps which were quite damp with some foliage growing and were a bit slippy but apart from that absolutely no problems. We’ve stayed here before and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our stay as two families was very pleasant ."

    The cottage had everything what was needed. Clean and very comfortable. Enough space to rest and play games. Very close to the centre, shops, pubs and lovely walks. Very quiet area. Parking for two cars, but the path to get to the rear parking space very narrow. I would recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Michal5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good stay in a generally comfortable, well-provisioned and located house."

    I just about managed to get my Nissan Qashqai into the space behind the house. Anything bigger would definitely not fit. The main downsides were the mattresses in top bedrooms beds were uncomfortably hard and the position of the boiler between these bedrooms at the head of the beds was tortuously noisy when on. Would benefit from some acoustic insulation round the boiler/ in the cupboard. The price charged was relatively high this year compared to previous year and next year so not sure it represents value and probably wouldn't book again at this price.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Apr 2022

  • "The positive is cottage is ideally situated and we did have a good holiday, especially as the weather was fantastic for March."

    Unfortunately there are a few negatives 1. It states in the information that you can park a small car at the rear. You can’t, the neighbours have bins stored in the passageway and it is impossible to get a car down. 2. The heating system. It was so hot at night after 11pm, however the kitchen area was like a fridge most of the time. 3. The cottage is advertised as sleeping 8 which it does, but it is a tight squeeze. You all cannot sit together in any room other than the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property spoilt by lack of attention to detail."

    No hand wash in any of the containers (5) plus empty large refill under sink. No kitchen roll. Chipped pots in cupboard. Fault with heating - kitchen radiators working intermittently when rest of heating is on. This problem with heating has been reported on numerous occasions over the past few years - why has it not been fixed? Kitchen too cold for dining. Car permit had expired 3 weeks before our visit. Reported to Lakelovers - no solution. Spent week worrying we would receive parking fine. We found it extremely difficult to park small second car in rear parking spot - 2 permits needed.

    Thank you for your recent feedback regarding Stones Throw Cottage. We apologise that you had a few issues during your stay and would have hoped you would have let us know regarding the heating. We understand the permit had expired and we have been awaiting a new one to be posted please send over your receipts as requested and we can reimburse you for the costs of the car park. Regarding the heating we were unaware there were still issues but are resolving them now with a local plumber. The Maintenance team have installed some wall mounted soap containers and the cleaners will ensure these are refilled during each clean. We are sorry these were not filled for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette3.8Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    We would have given top marks if the kitchen hadn't been cold most of the time. Unusable in the mornings, had to eat evening meals upstairs which was difficult as the coffe table in back livingroom was small, nest of tables would be useful. Not sure of heating settings were correct for time of year.

    Thank you for your comments regarding Stones Throw Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a great stay. We are sorry to hear you had issues with the heating in the Kitchen. We have addressed this with a local plumber to resolve and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Nov 2021

  • "Couldnt use microwave childproof lock on it."

    Dirty under sofas, wrapping paper etc. 3 chipped mugs which I left out for cleaner to see. very little toilet paper and handwash left. Heating very intermittent. This is our fifth stay at Stones throw but decided not to book for next year due to huge increase in cost of house. Almost Doubled over last 6 years.

    Thank you for your recent feedback regarding Stones Throw Cottage. We are sorry you found some issues within the property. The price difference is 7% between last year and this year. This is take into account the increases in gas, electricity and cleaning costs. There was no increase from 2020 to 2021 and feel that this price increase is suitable. Kind Regards, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Nov 2021

  • "Excellent property, it contained everything we needed."

    We recommend not trying to use the parking at the rear of the property. Way to tight to get a normal family car in. The front garden was definitely in need of attention. Other than the above just perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your stay at Stones Throw Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a great stay. Unfortunately the space at the rear is quite tight hence why we advise it is not suitable for larger vehicles and a permit is provided for the nearby car park. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location, very well equipped and a nice welcoming feel to the property."

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jul 2021

  • "The front garden needed a tidy up other than that a very comfortable stay."

    Due to the number of bedrooms available at least two car parking permits would be an asset as very difficult to get a vehicle round the back and in the rear garden area.

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Jun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation well equipped and comfortable excellent location just yards from shops and restaurants."

    One small criticism could do with better out door seating but overall excellent.

    Reviewed by William4.4Jun 2021

  • "Stones Throw Cottage was a perfect house for our week away."

    Location was amazing. The house was a more then big enough for 4 adults and a child. The 2 reception rooms meant we could have a room for my daughter and a adults room. The kitchen dinner lay out was perfect for meal times and playing games. Stones Throw Cottage has been equipped well for a child. Plastic plates, cutlery etc. Step in the bathroom and toys. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent property in great location."

    Mrs FeeneyApr 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.


  • Four Bedrooms: 1 x double with super king size bed (can be twin if requested), 1 x twin
  • Family Bathroom with power shower over bath, basin and wc (Please note this bathroom us currently out of use until April 2024)
  • Upper floor 2 x double rooms with king size beds
  • Both with en-suite shower rooms
  • Ground floor: 2 x sitting rooms
  • Lower ground floor: Kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • Cloakroom with basin and wc.
  • Gas central heating and hot water
  • Rangemaster oven, gas hob, microwave, wine cooler, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi, wood burning stove
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking at the rear of the property (Please note this space may not be suitable for large vehicles)
  • Parking permit for second car
  • One well-behaved pet
  • No smoking
  • Pub and shops nearby.

The property

A well planned and generous cottage for larger family or group, Stones Throw Cottage is moments from the heart of lively Ambleside with its cinemas, restaurants and interesting shops. Through the lovely garden and into the oak floored hallway, guests will be delighted to spread out across two charming sitting rooms.

The first of which has a slate fireplace, superb views out towards Loughrigg and comfortable leather furnishings.

The second is home to the woodburning stove and gives access to a terraced glazed balcony, this time with views of Fairfield.

The luxury kitchen with dining area is downstairs, and benefits from a useful utility and separate washroom with basin and wc.

This family area is a sociable space, somewhere to enjoy a family meal and somewhere to read the papers over breakfast or sit and chat.

Stones Throw Cottage has plenty of room for parties to spread out and do their own thing. Back to the hall, and stairs lead up to a luxury bathroom with bath and power shower over.

On this floor is a magnificent double room with super king size bed.

This can be separated into twin beds on request.

Alongside is a second room, this time a twin.

It’s then up to the final two bedrooms, both king size and with en-suite power shower rooms.

The views from these two bedrooms are particularly impressive. Outside is a garden with seat bench, and a drive with parking for one car.

A parking permit allows a second car to park on the lane by the cottage.

Stones Throw Cottage, with its flexible accommodation and lively location, is the perfect property for a mixed group.

There is something, and somewhere, for everyone to enjoy.

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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Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a super king by default. Please contact the call centre should you wish it to be a twin.

Please Note: This property accepts a maximum of one dog and additional pet requests can not be accepted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute