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Bluebell Cottage. Quiet location above Ambleside, Stunning views. Very Comfy.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy cottage, sleeps 5, 2 bathrooms, stunning views, short walk to Ambleside

Beautiful Bluebell Cottage is set in a quaint courtyard of cottages and has everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The light and airy cottage is beautifully furnished and has a wood burning stove for cosy evenings at home. The cottage is clean and comfortable, and the bedrooms are all of a high standard with charming furnishings. Set on the lower slopes of Wansfell, Bluebell Cottage is the perfect location for exploring the Lake District. There are walks galore from the doorstep and the cottage is close to Lake Windermere from where the ferries run the length of the lake via Bowness. The picturesque village of Ambleside is 5 minutes walk away where you will find numerous restaurants catering for all tastes and pockets, cinemas, old English pubs, shops and a day spa and gym. Families come back to stay year after year. Our guests comments are probably the best recommendation, please see below what they have to say about their stay at Bluebell Cottage

As you walk through the front door of the cottage there is a handy lobby for hanging outdoor gear and storing boots, the lobby leads into the sitting room with comfy seating, separate dining area, wood burning stove TV, ipod dock, DVD player. There are 2 steps from the sitting room into the fully fitted dining kitchen which has everything to hand that you will need for your stay.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double bedroom overlooking the fells, a twin bedroom and a single bedroom overlooking the garden. There are 2 bathrooms, one with bath, shower over bath, toilet and basin and the other with a shower, toilet and basin..

Outside and attached to the end of the cottage is the drying shed which houses the tumble dryer.

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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is a bathroom with toilet, washbasin, bath, and shower over bath and a separate shower room with toilet, washbasin, shaving point and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is set in a square of cottages and outbuilding. The land around the cottages has shared access therefore we are unable to accept pets. The accommodation is for a maximum of 5 people, in addition there is one travel cot available for infants. Parking is available for one car outside the front of the cottage and on the road side. Outside: The cottage is one of 7 set in a square made up of cottages, old wash houses and coal sheds. The rear grassed area is for use by all the cottages. Bluebell Cottage has a small paved patio area outside the kitchen door where there is a table and chairs. At the front of the cottage there is a bench where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view. In the summer an additional table is stored in the porch for use outside so that you can also have dinner catching the evening sun whilst overlooking the fells.


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Bluebell Cottage. Quiet location above Ambleside, Stunning views. Very Comfy.
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage great location with everything you require

For the walker it's an ideal starting point for many varied walks and then a debrief drink in one of the many characteristic pubs

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Dave, and for the photo that you send to us of the snowman that you made over the Christmas holiday. We are pleased to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and look forward to welcoming you back to Bluebell Cottage in the future. Chrissie and David
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Very cosy with all the amenities one needs for a 5 day stay.

  • 5 of 5

Comfy beds; well appointed kitchen; cosy lounge, dining room; good washing machine and great to have a tumble drier. Also perfect to be able to walk to town. Only downside, if you have more than 1 car there is only guaranteed parking for one directly outside the cottage and it was important not to park with any part of the car outside the neighbours' window. Although there was free parking in the street, it was at times hard to come by. The front shower room was fantastic (great pressure and hot water) and the back bath super, but shower not so good, so those showering used the shower room.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kinnelon, NJ

Perfect cottage for enjoying the Lake District

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage. Excellent location in beautiful Ambleside....just a short stroll to town

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely views and great location for Ambleside

  • 4 of 5

Cottage had plenty of space for a family of 4 and all the facilities we needed. Being an old property it had a few quirks. Parking sometimes difficult.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to enjoy the Lakes (and mountains!)

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 3 teenage boys) had a wonderful stay at Bluebell Cottage at the end of October. The cottage is in a brilliant location, quiet on the edge of Ambleside but only a short 5 minute walk down the hill into the village centre. We parked outside the house when we arrived and didn't get back into the car until we left a week later, there are plenty of walks and attractions on the doorstep. The views (especially the sunsets) are wonderful, and the house was well heated and comfortable, with plenty of space and everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Chrissie and David were very friendly and easy to communicate with, and the local help was very efficient. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house and hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cosy cottage in a fantastic location with great views

  • 5 of 5

A great location just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ambleside which meant we didn't have to drive anywhere for the whole weekend.There were lots of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as superb walks all accessible from the cottage - we particularly enjoyed our meal at The Log House.

The cottage itself was clean and cosy with fantastic views. There was lots of room - good sized bedrooms and a big hall to put boots and coats. The kitchen was well-equiped and the stove in the lounge was a real treat.

We are already thinking of booking again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chrissie Taylor
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Chrissie Taylor

After spending many happy holidays in the Lake District with our three children we eventually bought Bluebell Cottage 10 years ago. We have made the cottage a home from home as we still use it ourselves. Our three children, now all grown up, love the cottage and the Lake District, especially Ambleside as it is so convenient.

Chrissie Taylor purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Chrissie Taylor chose Ambleside

We bought Bluebell Cottage because we wanted somewhere to escape to and came across this delightful property whilst looking for other properties in the area. Bluebell Cottage appealed to us straight away because it is set above the village of Ambleside in a quiet backwater away from the crowds and has stunning views across the fells. It is in a great position for walkers as the cottage is centrally located for exploring the Lake District and there are also great walks from the doorstep. The cruises that run the length of Lake Windermere are five minutes walk away at Waterhead and from here you can hire rowing boats. With the village of Ambleside only a few minutes walk from the cottage there is so much to do and see in the area you can never be bored. We love it.

What makes this cottage unique

Bluebell Cottage has everything you need to make your stay extremely comfortable. It has been decorated to our taste and is a cosy haven of peace. As you enter the cottage there is a porch with a range of storage for boots and coats - great for wet weather and sailing gear. In the sitting room there is a wood burning stove for cosy evenings by the fire. There is a dining table in the sitting room which pulls out to seat eight comfortably so that you have the choice to eat in style or at the large pine kitchen table. The dining kitchen is fully equipped with all that you could possibly need. The village of Ambleside, which sits at the top end of Lake Windermere, has a range of restaurants offering a variety of choice, plus numerous shops, information centre, library and great cinema.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a lovely cottage! We were so comfortable here. The views are stunning.'

'Not sure you can improve on location, incredible views and a 2 minute walk to Ambleside - perfect!'

'Second visit here, perfect cottage in a fantastic location.'

'Thank you Chrissie and David for such a wonderful cottage for our winter break. It felt like home from home the moment we stepped through the door'.

'Fantastic place, great location, lovely decoration, everything you need'

'Cosy cottage, fabulous views and comfy beds - thank you'.

'Lovely cottage, nicely decorated and in a great location. We would recommend it as a place to stay in Ambleside'.

'What a great stay we've had in this wonderful cottage. Great location, warm and clean and everything works! We would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends, only wish we could stay longer.'

Fantastic cottage, lovely holiday. Wish we could stay longer. All home comforts with the addition of beautiful views and places to visit.

Just the tonic the doctor ordered. Thank you.

Lovely long weekend in very comfortable cottage, sorry to leave.

Such a comfortable cottage in a great location, thank you so much.

These comments were taken from our guest book.
Nov 2010
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Easy access is by car, or by rail to Windermere station which is 15 minutes taxi ride away. The nearest airport is Manchester which is approx. 2 hours away. There is parking for 1 car directly outside the cottage and on nearby streets.


The picturesque village of Ambleside is 2 minutes walk downhill from Bluebell Cottage. The lake ferries are 10 minutes walk away and Windemere town is 15 mins. by car. There are numerous places of interest in the area depending on your interests. You will find arts and crafts houses, cinemas, sailing, rowing, horse riding, beautiful gardens, quad biking and gourmet restaurants all within easy reach. There is a tourist information centre situated in the post office in the centre of the village.

Further Details:

There are a couple of small supermarkets in Ambleside and a Tesco Express. In Windermere, next door to the railway station, is Booths Supermarket which has an extensive range of quality foods. We recommend stocking up there en route to the cottage and shopping locally for top ups. Freddie Garside is the best butcher in the village -you'll find his tiny shop up the road right of the post office and past the pub. There are cash machines in the village and outside Tesco supermarket.

Parking in the village is free, however it is time limited and you will need to display a disc to show your time of arrival. There are some in the cottage and they are also available for free from most shops, information centre and post office. There is jazz every Saturday night at Zeferellis and folk singing twice a week in the Unicorn pub, which is up the road to the right of the post office.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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