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Thompson Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 927673)

  • Thompson Cottage - (Ref. 927673)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

  • Reviews

    Mrs Clarke

    “My husband had to move everything in the shed as soon as we got there to get our Mountain Bikes in ( not designated bike storage but shed full of BBQ, lawn mower, chairs, old white goods etc ) The kitchen could have been a lot cleaner, oven and extractor fan were really greasy.”

    The cottage was in a great location, not far from loads of attractions and really quiet despite having a few neighbours.

    The cottage was in a great location, not far from loads of attractions and really quiet despite having a few neighbours.

The property

Ambleside 2.3 miles.

This stylish, semi-detached cottage is rurally located, yet only a couple of miles from the bustling town of Ambleside in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Thompson Cottage sits in the stunning Troutbeck Valley surrounded by glorious countryside, and offers a welcoming, well-equipped holiday base, perfect for friends or families looking to discover the many delights of the Lake District.

This superb cottage, with its contemporary ground floor including a wet room, spacious kitchen/diner and delightful sitting room with woodburning stove, provides comfortable accommodation, whilst three cosy and bright bedrooms on the first floor are a delight to retire to at the close of each day.

To the rear is a large lawned garden and raised sun patio with loungers, table and chairs, a pretty and peaceful space to relax in after a long day walking the surrounding fells.

A second raised seating area at the front of the property allows you to catch the sun as it makes its way around the cottage.

Superbly placed for walking, you can stroll from the doorstep down to the National Trust farmhouse of Townend, which is less than a mile away, to discover the history of the area.

Why not take a walk along the local footpath through Cockshot Wood, which is particularly picturesque with bluebells in May, and onto the splendour of Lake Windermere?

There are many pubs within a couple of miles, and not to be missed is a 15 minute drive north to the atmospheric Kirkstone Pass Inn, set high on a hill, where on a clear day you can enjoy views that stretch all the way to the sea.

Continuing further will take you to Ullswater, with breathtaking views at every twist and turn of the route.

Returning after a day’s exploring, open the French doors onto the large sunny terrace or settle on the raised patio at the front to enjoy a relaxing drink.

If a chill lingers in the air, then a cosy up in front of the woodburning stove, or a soak in the bath in the large modern bathroom is sure to restore you.

Thompson Cottage sits amongst glorious scenery, making it an ideal choice all year round.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with raised patio and furniture, plus front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: There are 8 steps down to the rear lawn from the patio.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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