|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
We really enjoyed a long weekend in this cottage. Perfect for exploring the lakes and easy to walk to Ambleside's shops and restaurants. We didn't move the car all weekend! More than enough space for 2 humans and 1 canine. We liked the open plan downstairs area. Wifi was really handy. Directions and access arrangements were really clear.
This one is on a short list of places we would visit again.
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.
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.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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 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.