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Church Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972336)

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    • “Perfect cottage for a weekend away!”
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    • “Just back from 4 nights in church cottage with friends from Australia. Great location in town centre but quiet at night. Lovely well equipped kitchen with useful welcome basket. Ideal for 2 couples but could squeeze 2 more in if using sofa bed. Great to have a bathroom and an additional shower room. Sun trap garden/yard at back which we used. We were very lucky to have amazing weather. Cottage would be lovely & cosy in bad weather though & we used log burner one evening when it was chilly. Would highly recommend.....& look forward to returning!”

    Louise D, May 2017

    • “Quaint very comfortable cottage”
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    • “Small, extremely comfortable cottage in the heart of Ambleside. We had two cars and no problems in parking them. Diana and Ian left a wonderful welcome hamper. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.”

    Jyotsna684, Kolkata (Calcutta), India, August 2016

    • “Great cottage”
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    • “Just got back home from this beautiful cottage and Ambleside Cottage has everything you could wish for and location perfect Even the weather was great Fantastic time for us and our dog (Luna). Great that it has a garden what a sun trap.”

    Vampiric, Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 2016

    • “Wonderful property and location”
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    • “The property was lovely and full of character. It had everything we needed for our stay and was very comfortable. There were only two of us staying at the property, but it would have been comfortable for a family or group. The cottage was easy to find and we were able to park close by every day. There were restaurants, bars and shops close by, some just across the street. There was so much to see around Ambleside. There were beautiful walks nearby and it made a great base to explore further into the Lakes. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quaint stay in the Lake District and would love to return myself.”

    Jennifer S, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Great location for a relaxing few days with my mum and daughter.”
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    • “We have just got back from a couple of days in Church House. The owners had very kindly left an excellent welcome pack which was most appreciated as we arrived quite late on a Sunday evening. Bread, butter, milk, cereal, jam, eggs etc. The cottage has everything you need and if you are missing anything, you are literally around the corner from the shops. We had read the reviews regarding little notes left by the owner and although some people found these annoying, we felt that they were helpful as forewarned is forearmed and can only help. We would definitely return to this charming cottage.”

    Judith W, Holywell, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Enjoyable stay”
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    • “The cottage was lovely, well situated within ambleside. Facilities were good, all you would need in a kitchen. The shower and bathrooms were excellent, having two toilets is a bonus if you have a full house. One of the mattresses is a bit soft(if you have a bad back)but we just chose the other room. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch and the scones were delicious. People have mentioned the signs in the house but did not bother us (as we had read the reviews). Visitors need to look after the cottage, and if a small minority are not respectful and break stuff then the owners are entitled to put a few notices up. The clock being padlocked to the wall made us laugh but if someone is sleeping downstairs then can understand why someone would want to remove it- as it ticks very loudly- the battery is easy to pop out careful without removing it from the wall. Parking in ambleside is a nightmare generally, the parking permit was great but it is a bit like cat and mouse trying to park in the street it is valid for . We went in March, heaven knows what it would be like in summer (parking)!!! Would come back and stay in the future, but probably not the summer as the price would go up quite a lot.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chelmsford, April 2014

    • “Delightful & Homely, Cosy & Comfortable, Just Perfect for us! Hi”
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    • “We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and was greeted by a lovely cosy Cottage. A basket of wood to make the fire up and a Hamper with essentials and treats waiting for us.The Cottage was clean and had everything we could possibly need. The Bedrooms were comfortable and the Bathrooms quite modern.We felt we were in the heart of ambleside with everything around us Shops,Cafe's Restaurants,Cinema, Pubs and the most delightful location for some wondrous walks!We were Lucky to be able to bring with us our Dog and despite this being a Dog Friendly Cottage We couldn't find a trace of Dogs ever being there!We had everything on our Doorstop and everything provided for, to make our stay one to remember and We can't wait to come back.!! Can not Fault the Location Service and the Cottage!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Blackpool, February 2014

    • “A lovely cosy well equiped cottage”
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    • “I recently stayed in Church Cottage with my daughter, son-in-law, grandson and two dogs and found it most comfortable, cosy and well equiped. It is centrally placed in ambleside which means it is easy to walk to the local shops, restaurants and cinemas. One minor problem was the key safe which I wasn't able to close. The staff were most helpful when my daughter and family arrived a little early.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Orpington, September 2013

    • “Everything you need for a perfect holiday”
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    • “My husband and I have been going to amblesude for the past 16 years, staying in many different venues with this being by far one of the best. When we arrived we were met by the lovely friendly owners who made us so welcome. The cottage had everything you could wish for, washer, tumble dryer and dishwasher, even tablets for the dishwasher!! The welcome pack was such a lovely gesture with milk, eggs, bread, scones, chocolate cake and tunnocks. It's right smack bang in the middle of town but surprisingly quiet. We went Sat 1st June and were blessed with amazing weather so the fab south facing garden was brilliant, lovely to sit with a glass of wine on an evening. So in short would we go back - yes in an instant , would we reccomend it to you - most definitely.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, June 2013

    • “Excellence in the Lakes”
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    • “Classic well appointed period cottage, centrally located for everything all at the right price. The owners could not be more helpful, a pleasure to deal with such nice people. Wi-Fi available across the road at the cafe belonging to the owners.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glenrothes, June 2013

    • “thoughtfully prepared”
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    • “We very much enjoyed our 3-night stay at Church Cottage. We were made welcome with a settling in pack and a prepared fireplace. We were a little concerned whether the central heating was working but then found that the radiators were set to come on around 5pm. The cottage has a lot of character, and is very cosy with tastefully furnished upstairs bedrooms. The location is just perfect, only a couple of hundred meters from the centre of the town and just around the corner from the bus stop connecting us to nearby towns. Ambleside is of course a great base for walks in the Lakes District. We walked from Grasmere to Elterwater one day. This gave us lovely views over Grasmere lake. On our other full day we did a circuit walk around Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake to Grasmere. Thoroughly recommended!”

    Robert & Basia, Australia, May 2013

    • “Great central location, dog friendly, best shower in ambleside!”
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    • “Church Cottage is a lovely traditional cottage with 2 large double bedrooms and 2 sofa beds for extra guest. The decor is a little dated but the log fire makes up for it. The kitchen is a great size but could do with a few more glasses and newer pans, cutlery etc, there is a lovely roof window which lets the light in. The garden is small but perfect for our dogs, there is a BBQ but as it was March we had no use for it. There are 2 bathrooms, the downstairs is a shower room, which has a super fast power shower, upstairs is a large family bathroom. The parking permit is a god send as it get really busy, even in Winter. The location is central so perfect for walking / shopping. The owners are very welcoming and helpful, they had left a lovely welcome basket of milk, bread, fruit, jam, scones and some cake which was very well received as we'd arrived late. The owners are lovely, they even posted my husbands phone charger which he'd left behind, we called them a few times for recommendations and they couldn't be more helpful. There is only one small issue and thats the hand written signs everywhere telling guest what not to touch and what not to do, this is unfortunately due to previous guest not treating the cottage with the respect it deserves, its a shame that they have had to resort to all the signage. I can highly recommend this cottage and we will be staying again!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, March 2013

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    • “A lovely cottage which was extremely well stocked with essentials (bread, milk, washing powder etc). Very roomy and a great location. Would highly recommend”

    Mr Fox, Widnes, February 2018

    • “This cottage is in the middle of town on a quiet street and you are minutes to shops and restaurants. It is very comfortable with all amenities. The bedrooms are small but very comfortable too. Would always recommend here.”

    Mr Tomkins, Glasgow, November 2016

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

This cosy two bedroomed, two bathroomed Grade II listed cottage has original beams and stone floors throughout and is located in the heart of Ambleside with a courtyard garden to the rear.
Church Cottage is a cosy cottage situated on Church Street which is said to be one of the most photographed streets in Ambleside as it a row of quaint period style grade ll listed cottages, members of the historic houses association and date back to the 1600's. Church Street is just off the main thoroughfare of the village and within 100 yards of the park, new cinema and the renowned Lucy's restaurant and wine bar making this an ideal location to leave your car parked and benefit from the wealth of amenities literally on your doorstep. Or for the more energetic there are many walks from the village taking in the local fells and mountain ranges.
The cottage is owner managed and is thoughtfully prepared with great attention to detail to cater for your every need and includes a welcome pack.
Church Cottage is gas centrally heated and comprises:

Open plan characterful dining lounge with beamed ceiling, Lakeland stone floor, TV, DVD player, CD player and radio and a good quality sofa bed.
Kitchen equipped with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Contemporary style shower room with double size shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Door to courtyard garden with table and chairs and BBQ, rear lane accessed on foot only leading to on street parking.

First Floor: Stairs from the lounge lead to a double bedroom with King size bed.
Second double bedroom with King size bed.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and W.C.

All electric, gas, bed linen and towels provided..
Wi-Fi available at nearby Ambleside House for guests use.
1 Reserved parking spaces on private car park across the street at nearby guest house.
Cot available.


Two bedrooms: 2 x king size double bedrooms, 1 x bathroom with bathtub, over head shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor shower room with double shower cubicle, basin and WC. Sitting/dining room. Kitchen.


  • Gas central heating
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, radio, Wifi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Parking permit provided for on-street parking for 1 car
  • Also 1 private parking space at Ambleside House, near to cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • 2 pets welcome
  • All amenities 5 mins walk.

Regional Information

AMBLESIDE 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