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Old Coach House

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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house, location was brilliant just outside Ambleside."

    The private car parking was a huge plus too, can be tricky to find in the lakes. Kitchen was great, beds were all comfy as was the living room (lots of space in living room too). It looked as though it hadn't been used for a week or two, and had therefore not been cleaned immediately before our stay (lots of obvious cobwebs in more than one room). Couple maintenance issues that need addressing, the upstairs sink was leaking, the downstairs en suite shower drain was partially blocked, and the kitchen lights kept flickering if we turned them up (worked fine when on the lowest setting so not a huge issue). Also I would say one drawback about the layout of the house is the downstairs toilet is very cramped. Still an enjoyable stay overall, have been before and probably would stay again if those maintenance issues were sorted.

    We are sorry to hear about all the issues you encountered at the property, unfortunately we weren't aware of any of the issues you had as we could have resolved them to make your stay more comfortable. Your comments have been forwarded to the Lakelovers managed services team to look into your concerns. We are glad that you enjoyed everything the property and location has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samuel2.8Nov 2023

  • "Very clean , good kitchen and equipment"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay plenty big enough for my wife and my daughters family ( 6 of us) been coming to Ambleside for 15 years and we found the cottage ideal."

    Just a slight gripe, the seating in the 2 seater sofa had gone home and some oven gloves would have been nice. Apart from that really lovely and we'll be back. Gary and Marion Mabbott

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "We found the cottage was in a great location with all the facilities we needed."

    We did however find the accommodation slightly dirty in places on our arrival, but this was quickly rectified ourselves. Overall, Ideal location, easy parking and all mod cons

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that the property to have all the facilities you needed. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced with the cleanliness of the property, had we been made aware, we would have attended to resolve. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Jun 2023

  • "This was a lovely property, perfectly situated for many of the main lower lakes."

    It was comfortable and spacious for 6 of us and we were impressed with the kitchen and living room in particular as they allowed us to spend time together with lots of space to relax. The cleanliness could be improved, there were lots of spiders webs and spiders throughout the property which made the place feel a bit dirty, plus no hand soap was provided in any of the bathrooms which I would expect as a minimum. It was also a shame that other than tea bags, there wasn't a welcome pack of a pint of milk and a cake or packet of biscuits which I have experienced in all other cottages I've visited. Overall, I would happily stay again, and I hope the feedback has been constructive.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. As the property is self catering, a welcome pack is not always provided. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jai4.1May 2023

  • "A truly beautiful cottage in a brilliant location Can't wait to visit again"

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2023

  • "The kitchen was brilliant, a real central hub to the holiday and very well equipped."

    We really liked the Jacuzzi also, but we felt there should have been an extra toilet provided for the house. I could not understand why the ensuite shower room did not have one. Lovely sitting area and views, we were lucky with the weather and even appreciated the garden. Location is brilliant for Ambleside.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leckranee4.1Apr 2023

  • "Amazing property in a fantastic location."

    The property itself was stunning and to a very high standard and a short 5 min walk in the ambleside and amenities.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2023

  • "The house is very comfortable and well equipped."

    Location is good as it is a short walk to Ambleside and there is access to lots of hills. One little niggle was the lack of soap in the bathroom and en suites. Otherwise we had a great week.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely property but it feels damp."

    I know we had a lot of rain!, this is the Lake District, but things felt damp to the touch. Only having the one toilet on the ground floor is a drawback, I know this is in the description, but when it comes to one toilet being shared by potentially 5 people sleeping on the ground floor, it does become more of a problem.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Oct 2022

  • "A great location but in thorough need of a deep clean and some modernisation"

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jun 2022

  • "We all had a lovely week at the Old Coach House."

    The cottage is so comfortable and has everything you could want. The jacuzzi bath in the upstairs bathroom was a lovely surprise. The kitchen was incredible and a pleasure to cook in with everything in plentiful supply and of great quality. We had a problem with the electrics on Friday but I was very impressed by Lakelovers getting someone out so quickly on a Bank Holiday. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "We loved our stay in Ambleside."

    Cottage was wonderful, it was well equipped, comfy and just the perfect location. When I rang Sykes to book our holiday, the service we received was excellent; friendly, and efficient. Loved it all!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage definitely lived up to expectations."

    Central location, very spacious and comfortable. The only thing to highlight is the road crossing outside the cottage, it is quite precarious especially with an infant.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage with everything provided for a lovely holiday"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2021

  • "The house is absolutely fine - comfy sofas and nice bathrooms - but the listing is a bit misleading as it fronts the main road into Ambleside which has heavy traffic all day - the kitchen is large and a lovely room but lacks some fairly basic items such as tongs and serving bowls - I did appreciate the very high quality pans (very unusual) and the huge fridge / freezer - there are lovely views over the water meadows from the lounge and it is a nice walk to the village (on pavements) the property is well located for pretty much all of the Lake District - the showers didn’t look promising but there was plenty of hot water and very good water pressure - my main issues are (1) the heating is set and I quote - to provide background warmth - it at 17."

    9 degrees - using plug in radiators and the feature fire is fine if you are in the room but doesn’t warm the house - obvs not a problem all year but we had a chilly wet week in October (2) that I find it unique in all the companies that I rent through that there is no basic welcome pack - (3) the towels were certainly well loved and very small although clean Cleanliness overall - give or take a few cobwebs and dusty glass shades - was very good Overall this is a very nice house but don’t forget to bring milk when you arrive and if you like a nice fluffy large towel pack your own -

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Oct 2021

  • "Ideal location, just a short stroll from Ambleside."

    We have stayed at next door property before, even though on main road it is quiet. Great house for family get together, facilities and amenities great. Just could do with some glass tumblers (for whisky

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Sep 2021

  • "We hope next year The Pandemic will be a distant memory and we will to be able to share this quirky lovely holiday cottage safely with our sons."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Being able to take advantage of the superb walking in the area and being able to return to a comfortable cottage to relax ready for the next day."

    M SmithNov -0001

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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 first floor king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, 1 x ground floor double bedroom, 1 x ground floor single bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath and basin, there is also a separate WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with views.
  • Gas central heating and feature fire
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker and water tap, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, TV, WiFi,
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Lawned garden with decked patio with furniture
  • Enclosed courtyard patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 15 mins walk.

The property

As the name suggest this formally Old Coach House that has been transformed into a contemporary country cottage just a stone’s throw from the heart of Ambleside.

This wonderful property is a perfect retreat for multiple couples, or a family looking to recharge and relax in the Lake District.

Enter through the spacious hall on the ground floor and into the large well-equipped kitchen with range cooker and dining area, a real social space to cook and relax.

Downstairs you will also find three comfortable bedrooms, one king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room alongside the double and single bedroom plus the family bathroom with separate WC.

Head upstairs to find the spacious sitting room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and picture windows framing the stunning views of the garden, a peaceful setting in which to relax.

The final king-size bedroom is also located on the first floor with full en-suite bathroom.

Outdoors the lawned garden has won local awards, it is a beautiful place to sit on sunny days and simply be.

Ambleside is only a short stroll away and comes alive with excellent restaurants and bars in the evening.

For the walkers amongst us, there are plenty of walks direct from the doorstep and you can take a Lake Cruise from Waterhead Pier to explore nearby Windermere and Bowness.

You’ll be instantly charmed by this Lakeland cottage overlooking River Rothay and leave totally refreshed by a stay in the Heart of the Lakes.

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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