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Cottage near centre with great views. SPECIAL OFFER week 13 MAY £460 due to

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ambleside, Lake District,2 mins walk to centre of Ambleside which still has a village feel but many facilities

A charming, warm and cosy cottage much loved by its owners. It is in an excellent location within 2 minutes walk of Ambleside and a 10 minute walk to Lake Windermere. The cottage is above the village so it offers stunning views from all rooms of the surrounding hills. Many walks start from the cottage without the need to use a car. Wifi - Unlimited BT internet throughout the cottage. The front door leads into a L shaped sitting room and dining area with a newly fitted kitchen off this. The sitting room has beams and oak flooring with a window seat giving wonderful views to the Langdales. There is a living flame electric stove, a TV and DVD player, a radio/CD player. On the first floor there is a shower room, a double bedroom and a single. A spiral staircase leads to a large twin room with an en-suite bathroom. There is a small walled sitting area with garden bench facing the right way for the sun. There is a shared courtyard garden behind the cottage where there is a utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer. Beautiful at Christmas/New Yearr

Crag View sleeps five very comfortably in 3 bedrooms but the space downstairs is slightly limited so for five full size adults it can feel a little cramped, although we have let it for 5 adults particulary for short breaks. We tend to let to 4 adults or a family with 3 children

The cottage is available Saturday to Saturday except for 3/4 day breaks from November to March unless you contact the owners directly

More Details

Pat Davies
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Pat Davies

We have owned Crag View for over 20 years, we love it and look after it as if it is our second home. Our children grew up loving the Lakes, we took them on walks and when they were little and they kept saying when will we be there. I am ashamed to say we bribed them with sweets. Now, in their thirties they want to come all the time and go on even longer walks but they now bribe us to go on long walks. They love going up there for a complete change of pace from their busy lives. They, and we, have been all over the world but the view from the cottage is still one of the best we have ever seen.

Pat Davies purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Pat Davies chose Windermere & Central Lakes

We love the Lakes, the change of pace, the lovely relaxed feel of Ambleside, the numerous good place to eat and the fact we can walk down to a cinema to see the latest films in 5 minutes! We bought the cottage because we had one further up the hill but we always said if this came up for sale we would try to buy it. We bought it without going inside because of the view. We have completely renovated it inside and continue to do so.

What makes this cottage unique

It is just the best, it has a spiral staircase up to the top floor which a large twin room with its own bathroom. Adults love it, children adore being upstairs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We return year after year, the views are fantastic and cottage is so near the village that we never use the car.

What a lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed. The views are unbelievable, Can't wait to come back.

Great cottage, had all the home comforts, wonderful views. Ambleside is a really good location for the rest of the Lakes, very central.

You really undersold the cottage, my children weren't that keen on coming now they think it's fantastic. We cannot believe the views. You were so helpful. We shall certainly return.
May 2011
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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , On first floor with toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Shower room on first floor with modern electrically heated shower, basin and toilet. On second floor modern bathroom en-suite with bath, basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 2 with 3 ft single, fitted wardrobe and bedside chest. Bedroom 3 with 3ft twins, fitted wardrobes and cupboard, dressing table and chest.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is for a maximum of 5 people. Very suitable for families and ideal for two couples as there is a double bedroom on the first floor with shower room with basin and toilet and a large double bedded room on the second floor with its own bathroom with bath, basin and toilet. Children tend to love this top room as it is another area which is large enough for them to play in and escape the adults! The first floor bedroom has a window seat with wonderful views over the lake and fells. Everyone who visits comments on the amazing view. Outside: There is a small walled area at the front of the cottage facing the right way for the sun where there is a garden bench, a very small table and two chairs. There is a large shared green outside the row of four cottages. There is dedicated parking at the front of the cottage for one car and there is also parking in front of the green. There is a courtyard grassy garden shared between the seven cottages which form a square around it. This area has a gate on and is very pleasant. The utility wash house is approached though the ginned which enters the garden. There is also a dedicated bike shed to stores bikes or other equipment. There is a shed to the right of the cottage which holds the bin. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, line for hanging clothes. This is in a outhouse in the pretty shared courtyard garden behind the cottage approached by a little ginnel with a gate. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning is included, if your booking is for more than 2 weeks then you can request cleaning during your stay for a small additional fee. We now provide bedding and bads made up for all our guests Other: The bedrooms are furnished to a very good level and have everything that guests would need. The linen is changed ready for visitors.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Cottage near centre with great views. SPECIAL OFFER week 13 MAY £460 due to
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 20 reviews

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

To start with we arrived two hours early so we phoned and early entry was allowed without hesitation. Later on the first evening we got a phone call to see if everything was OK, and the opportunity to ask any questions - great service.

The property was clean, very well equipped with maps, brochures etc all provided. It's location was perfect - easy walking distance to the town centre for shopping and the multitude of restaurants (try The Old Stamp House - sensational food).

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. So glad you enjoyed Crag View, we do try to make sure our visitors stay is good. We do have a lot of returning visitors so think we must be doing things right!
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The prefect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I love this cottage. I wish I could explain how much. It was the perfect place to stay, a true home from home and after coming down from the fells each day it was great to have a cozy cottage to come back to. We visit Ambleside each month and have done for over 7 years and so pleased that we have found this cottage. It is close to everything which was great but to be honest once we were back each day we didn't want to leave. Lots of hot water, lovely fire, great wifi and comfortable beds. The kitchen has everything that you need including a freezer. What else could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Great house with wonderful views. Instructions for finding the property were easy to follow. Location really good for access to Ambleside and for walking direct from the door. Very good holiday

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Crag View Ambleside

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Crag View eight times and we have enjoyed every stay the cottage is in a lovely location with beautiful views.

The cottage is always very clean and cosy.

It is only a five minute walk into Ambleside and lovely walks near by.

We would recommend this property to family and friends.

The owner always rings even though we have stayed eight times to check everything is okay .

Mrs Christine Burke

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay to explore the lakes. Off road parking and all the amenities you need. Easy walking distance to lots of places to shop and eat in Ambleside. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, Glorious Views,Home Comforts.

  • 5 of 5

Fun packed time, lots of lovely works at Grizedale forest, and Ambleside took the ferry there and back to Bowness and Windermere, were there are lots of shops and bars,cafes and things to do.

Good meals out at the Unicorn Ambleside and friendly banter at the Royal oak, excellent deli shop near the post office in ambleside.

Took a trip over the boarder to scotland.

Visited Kendall.

Then in the evening relaxed in the warm cosy comfort of crag view cottage, which has all the facilities of your own home,

well done again Crag View see you next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
In Ambleside village
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Ambleside village
Car: not necessary


About 1 hours drive to coast


Ambleside is 25 minutes from Junction 36 of the M6. It is a very straight run through from the motorway. Mainline Virgin trains run into Oxenholme Station, it is then a 30 minute taxi ride or trains run from there to Windermere Station which is then 10 minutes away. Manchester Airport is 1 hour away.


Ambleside Centre is two minutes walk away. Windermere is 10 minutes away. There are numerous little villages and wonderful scenery. Ambleside is really in the centre of the Lakes, Keswick is the north and Kendal in the south are about 40 minutes away. The coast is less than an hour's drive.

Further Details:

Ambleside is a bustling little Lakeland town, with (at the last count) 27 places to eat, there are 6 cinema screen all small and cosy. Numerous climbing shops in which to buy all manner of walking gear. It has three small supermarkets, shops but there is a very pleasant large supermarket in Windermere. All interests are catered for in the nearby area, apart from climbing and walking there is sailing, rowing, fishing, horse riding, quad biking, visiting gardens, gourmet restaurants.

There are a couple of climbing walls in the climbing shop just at the bottom of the Bluehill Road.

Parking is free in the village with a disc obtainable in the local shops. There are banks, cash machines, a post office and a tourist office. There is information about local activities in the cottage and the tourist office is a great source of information.


Rates & Availability

Ambleside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 16
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 30
May 6 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 17
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 18
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 19
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 20
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Provisional bookings are made by e mail and held for one week allowing the deposit of £150 to be forwarded. The balance is due six weeks in advance. Cottage is let for short breaks during quiet periods. Minimum of 3 nights £295, 4 nights £330

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. We welcome guests for a 3 or 4 day break from November to March

Notes on prices:
3 nights breaks £295, 4 night breaks £330.

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.
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