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Modern Contemporary 5 STAR Fully Renovated Luxurious Holiday Cottage Ambleside

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Direct Access to Bus Route / Train Link / Village Center

Welcome to the 'No 1 The Old Coach House' situated in a convenient and central location in Ambleside village. A contemporary and stylish 4 STAR GOLD English Tourist Board (Visit Britain) accredited accommodation with all the ' mod cons ' you will need for a very comfortable stay. In January 2014 we finished a complete and careful renovation and are now delighted to be able to offer this quite special village centre property. Ambleside village itself is on your doorstep and there is no need to use your car to take advantage of all it has to offer. An abundance of walks can be taken straight from the door. Cruises and watersports on Lake Windermere are only a 10 ,minute walk away, as well as all the amenities of the village itself with shopping, restaurants, pubs and a cinema/jazz bar right on your doorstep.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017


Totally dedicated to making your stay as memorable and

fulfilling as possible - you will definitely book again !

PETER ALMOND purchased this cottage in 2013

Why PETER ALMOND chose Windermere & Central Lakes

Our cottage stands 'out from the crowd' and The Lake District has to be the number 1 holiday destination in the UK

What makes this cottage unique

Central location, all the 'mod cons' and transport on your doorstep


Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled under floor heated wet room
  • Spacious Walk-in Shower Room Fully Tiled and Underfloor Heated
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom fully carpeted with Luxurious King Sized Bed, Underfloor Heating, Ceiling Fan and TV/Dvd Second Bedroom with two 2ft 6in twin Beds TV/Dvd Fully Carpeted and Underfloor Heated
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry, no pets. Cleaning / Towels / Linen supplied All quality bed linens, egyptian towels and 'Elsyl' toiletries included


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Modern Contemporary 5 STAR Fully Renovated Luxurious Holiday Cottage Ambleside
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

A lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The Old Coach house is a well equipped and comfortable holiday cottage.

Very close to the centre of Ambleside and a gentle stroll to Lake Windermere, the location is great and the parking a bonus.

We had a fantastic week and are sure to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property excellent place could not fault it.

  • 5 of 5

We live in Australia my family come from Broughton In Furness so I know the area.

Stayed for 3 nights would defiantly be first place to check should we come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure having you stay at our cottage and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey home to Australia.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay at The Old Coach House. It was a perfect base for exploring the Lake District and just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside (around 5 mins).

The bedrooms were both a good size, beautifully decorated and had ample storage. The bathroom had a wonderful 'rain' shower plus separate wand shower head. It was great that the bathroom was a wet room as opposed to a shower above a bath.

The Kitchen/dining/lounge area had everything you would need, was comfortable and had fabulous mood lighting. We loved the light fitting in the corner of the room! Having a washing machine/dryer and dishwasher in the kitchen was really helpful.

Access to an allocated parking space right outside the property was very convenient. Others have mentioned that the space was too small. However, although it is on the smaller side we were able to park a Saab 900 without issue.

Overall we had a wonderful stay and really appreciated the bottle of wine and gift vouchers for Stiles café (we had a beautiful breakfast there).

Many thanks

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we are very pleased you enjoyed our cottage and your stay, hope to see you again in the future.
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Amazing cottage with all mod cons !

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely amazing cottage this is . It has everything you require and more . The attention to detail is wonderful. The beds are so comfortable and the shower is fantastic . We have had the most fabulous Christmas here ,complete with a tree !

Thank you , we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, Thankyou for a fabulous review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our cottage and to spend Christmas there would have been magical, hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards Anita & Pete
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Great property. Central location. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a fantastic week away in Ambleside. The property is in a great location. Short walk in to town, as well as only being a 15 minute walk to the ferry. Very modern inside with everything you need. Exactly what my wife, 2 year old son and I were looking for. Having a parking space in such a prime location is a major plus, however be warned the space is quite tight if you have a particularly large vehicle. We have a Nissan Qashqai which just fit. Would definitely stay here again in the future and would have no hesitation at all in recommending this lovely property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your fabulous review, so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us but most of all what our Old Coach House has to offer with the added bonus of a beautiful location. We do hope you can return another time, this time of year is particularly more spectacular with snowy mountain tops from every window. Kindest regards Anita & Peter
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Well finished property.

  • 3 of 5

Very high standard of finish but a few niggles. Tiny parking spaces and the property is right on a main road. The heating is difficult to control except by turning the boiler off as it gets too hot. The shower/wet room needs a curtain or screen as the whole bathroom gets soaked which is annoying. The rear bedroom has no ventilation once you close the blind in the roof which makes it very hot, don't know how you could sleep in the summer. Traffic noise is annoying and the bedroom doors rattle every time a car goes past. Lighting in the living room is definitely a case of form over function, either spotlights which blind you or a light fitting with 8 bulbs, needs a rethink. Problems parking when someone turned up in next door property and you couldn't even get into both cars.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Our cottage is magnificent and deserves it's 4 star Gold award from the most well known tour operator in the UK Visit England. Having a (normal size) parking space next to your property in Ambleside is just unbelievable, guests in other cottages usually have to use a car park which they have to pay for, it is unfortunate when guests are unable to park their vehicle correctly. Our cottage is so central, which is what our guests love that it is inevitable that there are some aspects which some people find difficult. Our house at home is in a very rural area and when we stay there we do notice minimal noise from the road but nothing out of the ordinary and as for the remainder of your 'niggles' we find them petty and mostly without justification.
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Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Lily
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Lily
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


No need to use your car - bus stop directly outside


1 minute walk to village center


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. Peter

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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