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Beautiful Cottages In Perfect Ambleside Location. Ideal for couples or families - No2 - Ghyllside Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights


Ambleside Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Perfect peaceful location in Ambleside, private parking, very short walk to village centre. Pets welcome

The Rookery is a small development with two self catering holiday cottages beautifully situated just yards from the centre of Ambleside but still enjoying a peaceful location. Recently refurbished to a high standard to provide visitors with a cosy, comfortable stay. Each cottage has glass fronted balconies overlooking the beautiful Stockghyll Beck. There is private parking for two cars at each property. Modern large dining kitchen with all appliances, recent refurbished bathroom with bath & power shower. Fast free wifi, dog friendly, extremely high rate of repeat bookings. All bed linen, towels and consumables supplied. Beds made up for your arrival. Full professional clean each changeover. Private access to river. Outside seating and BBQ areas.

Details for No2 - Ghyllside Cottage 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Beautiful cosy cottage with peaceful, central location in Ambleside and private parking.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mark Hatton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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About Mark Hatton

Our whole family love The Lake District. We enjoy walking the hills, canoeing the lakes, cycling the trails and swimming in the rivers & tarns. We also love the fantastic restaurants & country pubs in the area.

Mark Hatton purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Mark Hatton chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Ambleside is right at the heart of The Lake District and is the perfect base for enjoying all that the area has to offer. There are great facilities in the village (shops, restaurants, pubs, cinema) and fantastic walks from the front door. A short walk or drive in any direction takes you to more mountains, rivers, lakes and the most beautiful scenery in the world.

What makes this cottage unique

The Rookery is a very comfortable, clean, well equipped holiday cottage that is perfectly located just yards from the centre of Ambleside. Easy private parking, privacy and peaceful setting with views of the river and mountains beyond. Stock Ghyll is the small river that runs alongside The Rookery and we enjoy private access to this delightful river. The river is a haven for many wild animals including Heron, Dippers, Ducks, Otters and small Trout. We never get tired of watching the wild animals by the river, paddling in the water, swimming in the deeper pools and exploring the rocky riverbanks.


2 traveler reviews

No2 - Ghyllside Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect Location, Quality accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed mid week to midweek and had a fantastic stay. We have been coming to the Rookery Cottages for 12 years and just keep coming back. They are located in the most perfect position, a short stroll from Ambleside centre (at the end of the drive) but in an area that feels you are in the middle of no where. Stock Ghyll runs to the back of the property giving the cottages that idea position for families. The properties are fitted out to a standard that can only be discribed as 5 star (hence the rating) The kitchen (recently refurbished) is superb and enhance your stay with a full size dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and oven, the owners even provide the essentials for your stay, tea, coffee and dishwasher tablets!! 3 bedrooms with a double room, two single beds in the second bedroom and one single bedroom, upstairs bathroom with bath/shower. The lounge is very well appointed, ample seating, flat screen TV and DVD with a selection of films that are even upto date!

So many things to do here with such easy access to the hills for walking, mountain and road biking and everything else that the Lakes has to offer. Can't recommend this place more highly, we book year on year!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Set in a peaceful location, within a small wood and beside a river, yet only a one minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside, the location really is idyllic.

The property is fitted out to the highest standards: oak doors, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, conduction hob, John Lewis crockery... It's not like a holiday let, it's like someone's home. A home they care about deeply. The place was spotless on arrival.

Outside there are parking spaces for two cars, a BBQ, a veranda and balcony, and seats and benches allowing you to watch the river and feel the stresses of life melt away.

The property is extremely close to the centre of Ambleside, a small town that can get very busy during tourist season, but you just wouldn't know it, it's so peaceful. Ambleside itself is a joy, packed with pubs, cafes, restaurants and bakeries, all within a couple of minutes walk. I don't think you could go far wrong with any of them.

For ramblers there are dozens of superb walks direct from the door, suitable for all levels, or if you prefer to travel further afield the one-way system around Ambleside will take a few minutes out of your journey, but after that it's easy driving and you're centrally located in the Lake District. A car is not essential with Ambleside being so close, and it's a 15 minute stroll to Lake Windermere where you can catch a ferry to Bowness and beyond.

I'd recommend this property to anyone. I just hope the prices remain reasonable so we can return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The White Lion
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Doi Intanon
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Raise on Hellvelyn
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: not necessary


Cars are not essential with transport links by train to Windermere Station and excellent bus links connecting to Ambleside and all other places of interest. Many walks from the door and all village amenities within a very short stroll.


Ambleside village centre is a very short easy stroll from the cottages, with excellent shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema etc. Ferry terminal on Lake Windermere is 10 minutes walk away, with regular ferries to various locations on Lake Windermere.

Further Details:

Located at the top of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a superb central location to explore The Lake District National park. The village itself boasts many superb restaurants to suit every taste and budget, as well as a variety of shops, supermarket and even a cinema.

From here you have access to the whole of the Lake district with superb walking / climbing but also water based activities on Lake Windermere. Wordsworth's Dove Cottage is in the neighbouring village of Grasmere and Beatrix Potter's Hilltop House is a short drive or cycle in the village of Sawrey. It really is the most perfect, beautiful and central location for every point of interest in the Lake District.

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
November/December 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb Half Term 2017
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb/Mar 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April / Easter 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
April / May 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May half term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Hols 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct Half Term 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 17
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 3 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking form and £100 deposit to secure booking. Remaining fee due one month before your holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Please note that change over day is a Saturday. Short breaks (less than a week) can be booked in low season (January and February) ideally starting or finishing on a Saturday. The rest of the year is full week bookings only please.

Notes on prices:
Prices range from £295-£895 and the prices are the same for No. 1 and No. 2. This is a fully inclusive price including bed linen, towels, utilities etc.
Please see website for all current prices and availability or contact the owners.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Town
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Recently refurbished, Rookery Cottages provide cosy, clean, comfortable accommodation equipped with everything you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday in the Lakes, in a truly magnificent setting. The Rookery is a private development which sits beside the mountain beck, Stock Ghyll, whose waters provide a beautiful backdrop that can be enjoyed from the balconies off the living room and double bedroom. The centre of Ambleside is just a minutes easy walk and all year provides an excellent range of shops restaurants, leisure facilities and a cinema. From the front door of the Rookery you can choose from a huge variety of walks from a 5-minute stroll to the spectacular waterfalls of Stock Ghyll, to a full day's hike around the mountain ridges of the Fairfield Horseshoe. You never need to use your car with great bus links to other towns and places of interest and the Windermere ferry landing just a 10 minutes walk from the front door. Outside: There is a private patio / seating area at the rear of each property overlooking Stock Ghyll which is excellent for summer barbecues. Private riverside terrace, a heavenly place to relax and enjoy the river.

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