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Latest news  - We are proud to announce that we have won a LUXlife Award for Most Homely Cottage - Lake District! Stay with us and see if you agree with the judges!

from Sarah and Richard x

Welcome to Herdwick Cottage Ambleside!


A traditional Victorian Lakeland stone cottage in a quiet road in the heart of Ambleside within the beautiful English Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


Recently refurbished, Herdwick Cottage Ambleside is beautiful, award winning 4*, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom self-catering cottage for up to 5 people. We pride ourselves on providing everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing (or action-packed!) holiday with family or friends. 

We are located just behind the famous 'Bridge House' Ambleside, in a quiet road with flat walking access to the village centre. Free parking is provided using our guest permit. 

Ambleside is the 5th most popular starting point for walkers in Britain and the village itself boasts a selection of restaurants, pubs, cinemas, museums and an indoor climbing wall as well as children's play park and excellent public transport links to explore the rest of the Lake District. 

  • Stunning Lakeland walks in all directions

  • Sleeps up to 5 people, 3 bedrooms: 1 king size, 1 double and 1 single with high quality luxury mattresses on all beds 

  • TV with integral DVD, dressing table, fan and hairdryer in all bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms: electric and power showers and bath - no queuing!

  • Lounge with cosy log burner fire and SMART TV with Freeview Play and DVD player 

  • Separate dining room with Bluetooth sound system 

  • Basement games room with 50 inch TV, DVD with Blu-ray, Wii and X-Box 360 with plenty of games, puzzles and a large selection of family DVDs for rainy days 

  • Kitchen with granite worktops, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and Dolce Gusto pod coffee machine

  • WiFi (Fibre Extra), fast broadband speed

  • Rear courtyard space with table and chairs for 'al fresco' dining

  • Pure Lakes hand-made aromatherapy based products (shower gel, hand wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion)

  • Travel cot and high chair (please bring own linen and mattress for cot which is 95 x 65cm)

  • All linen and towels provided 

  • Parking permit for 1 car, additional parking free 6 pm-10 am plus plenty of car parks nearby

  • Pet-free, smoke-free cottage

  • Three metro supermarkets within 2 minutes walk, Tesco and Sainsburys home deliver here

  • Three-minute level walk to restaurants, museum, cinema, pubs, playground and more for you to enjoy! 


The Lake District


The Lake District's stunning landscape has inspired poets and artists for generations.  Famous for its lakes, mountains and forests, its cultural landscape was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. 


Explore England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, its deepest lake, Wast Water, or simply wander through some of the many fells, taking in the beauty and changes that each season brings. 

Spectacular fell walks in all directions
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