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2 The Old Coach House

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1089480)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Ian

    “Excellent location and facilities, and very clean.”

    Liked the milk and Prosseco left for us. We would definitely return. Only downside was the parking space provided will only suit a small car. I could not get my SUV into the space with another car parked. Free parking is available a couple of minutes away though.

    Liked the milk and Prosseco left for us. We would definitely return. Only downside was the parking space provided will only suit a small car. I could not get my SUV into the space with another car parked. Free parking is available a couple of minutes away though.

    - Ian, April 2022

    Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the space is quite tight. We can manage to get our 4x4 in there with a car parked in the other, but we've had practice! it's easier if you back in ;-) Property Owner

The property

2 The Old Coach House is a quirky, semi-detached stone cottage located in the bustling town of Ambleside, Cumbria.

With easy access to local amenities and Lake Windermere, the property welcomes a couple, family, or friends looking to share.

Why not bring along two canine companions, for a staycation in the countryside.

Find your allocated parking spot and admire the exterior of this classic former coach house.

Accommodation Inside you'll find trendy furnishings throughout, alongside original features with tall ceilings and exposed wooden beams; follow the hallway through to the open-plan living space, sure to be the social hub of your holiday!

Rustle up home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, whilst your guests uncork a bottle of wine and toast to your retreat.

Dine at the eye-catching, black and white dining table, before settling into the sitting area to catch up with your loved ones or watch a show on the TV.

After outdoor adventures, step inside the contemporary, ground-floor bathroom to wash the day away with a relaxing bubble bath or a hot shower.

The handy utility cupboard is just next door to throw muddy walking gear into the washer/dryer!

Climb the stairs and choose between two light-filled bedrooms; the mezzanine king-size zip/link is a quirky space to rest your head, with a balcony and a small, glass floor panel overlooking the living areas and wooden beams overhead.

Next door, the queen-size is a snug, pretty room to hunker down before the next day's adventures. Location On your doorstep you'll find fantastic attractions and amenities; Ambleside is home to plenty of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops for your self-catering stay, along with cinemas and bars for evening entertainment!

Adventurous guests will relish Ambleside Climbing Wall, whilst Waterhead sits at the northern tip of Lake Windermere for incredible views, where guests can enjoy cruises, boat trips and watersports with fabulous rural surroundings.

Historians can visit the ruins of a 2nd-century Roman fort and National Trust's Wray Castle, or pack a picnic and take a stroll through magical woodlands to marvel at Stock Ghyll Force, a popular attraction not to be missed.

Take a short drive to Windermere, a bustling town for climbing up Orrest Head for panoramic views, strolling around Cook House Gallery or visiting beloved characters at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

To the north lies Grasmere for Wordsworth fans and avid walkers; visit the Wordsworth Museum and discover the poet's former home, follow the circular route along River Rothay, followed by a traditional pub lunch.

Spend the day in Keswick to discover Derwent Pencil Museum, illusion exhibits at Puzzling Place, or spend the evening watching a play at Theatre By The Lake.

You'll be in a prime spot for the best of the Lake District with a stay at 2 The Old Coach House.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x queen-size
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, Roku smart TV stick for guests to access their own streaming services
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking space for 1 car
  • Small outdoor area at front with bench
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, Lake Windermere 0.6 miles
  • Indoor storage for two bikes
  • Note: The property is next to a main road and there is traffic noise during the day
  • Note: There are small steps leading up to the bathroom, living area and stairs, please take care
  • Note: There is limited side access to the queen-size bed
  • Note: There is a small, glass floor panel in the mezzanine king-size looking down onto the sitting area, please take care
  • Note: Check-in at 4pm, check-out by 10am

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas