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Heather Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972326)

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    • “A lovely place to stay”
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    • “Just got back from a week spent in this lovely cottage. We stayed in Juniper cottage 2 doors down last year and loved the cottage and location so booked Heather cottage as it's bigger and we brought our 2 teenage boys with us this year. They were in the smaller room with bunk beds but were very comfortable. Our double room was equally as nice. Good bathroom, nice shower and like having a heated towel rail. Nice homely touches of flowers and ornaments, sometimes holiday cottages can feel a bit bare. This one feels like a home. Downstairs is a tiny bit more cramped for 4, especially getting in round the table for meals, but perfectly manageable and the kitchen was well equipped. Particularly like just how much storage space there is; from the boot racks and space for rucksacks in the lobby area, to the large utility cupboard off the kitchen. We didn't end up with bags and kit being tripped over, it could all be put neatly away at the end of each day. A real bonus. Even the dog was comfy on the dog mat provided. We used the washer/drier a few times but then noticed a leak so stopped. Contacted the office and they dealt with it all brilliantly and were very helpful. Always feel it's not if there's a problem (after all nothing in life is perfect) but how that problem is dealt with that matters and we couldn't fault how it was dealt with. Parking right outside the door. Easy almost level access into town with a good variety of shops for general essentials. Loads of brilliant walks possible right from the door to suit most abilities and a reasonably short drive to higher fells. Nights were cold so we were grateful for the heaters. Instructions for EVERY appliance and gadget were in the handy folder so no problems getting anything to work. Handy notes on things too, like location of shower isolation switch etc. Recommend the crispy duck from the Chinese round the corner too. Nicest we've ever had. Overall a great week, even the weather behaved itself!”

    JCP1970, Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “fantastic”
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    • “had such a lovely time,the cottage was perfectly located . We couldnt have asked for anything more, really well equipped and clean. looking forward to our next break .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Preston, May 2013

    • “Hidden gem in the heart of the town”
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    • “A lovely small cottage just a stone throw away from all the shops and restaurants in town. We took our newly acquired rescue dog with us and found dog bowls and rugs left in the cottage for him. The cottage is of a good standard and very clean and plenty big enough for our family of three. Although the cottage is in the centre of town it was surprising quiet. The only disppointing thing is that the big boys have moved in, like tescos and gregs. Lets hope there aren't many more as it is so much better shopping in the small independent shops. Can't wait to go back.k”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stevenage, May 2013

    • “Great place”
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    • “Everything went very smoothly. Cottage was clean and well equipped and very comfortable. Great location, only a few minutes walk into ambleside and all amenities. Also good to have a parking space. Appreciated the free wi-fi too. Would recommend, and would definitely stay there again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Burton On Trent, March 2013

    • “well equiped, comfortable and perfectly located”
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    • “A late minute valentines booking. The cottage was easy to find and had parking outside the front door (which fro ambleside is a bonus). Fortunately it wasnt on a hill as many are in that are as it had snowed on the way over and we wouldnt have been able to get to the cottage that we stayed in last year. Cosy, very well equiped and thankfully takes pets. Perfectly located between ambleside and the lake; near shops and pubs.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Durham, February 2013

    • “Convenient, cosy cottage”
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    • “Heather Cottage is a cosy little cottage which is conveniently situated a 5 min walk from the centre of ambleside. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds. All the facilities that you might need are provided. It is one we would choose to stay in again and would recommend without hesitation.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Tyldesley, December 2012

    • “Very Comfortable”
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    • “Hi We were delighted with Heather Cottage, we have never stayed in holiday accomodation that was so well equipped. We would certainly book the cottage again we just loved it, only down side was the weather but hey ho this is Britain. Cheers Jean”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, October 2012

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Ideally situated in ambleside (third time at Heather cottage), very well equiped, parking no problem. Already booked for next year (2013)”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, East Kilbride, June 2012

    • “heather cottage”
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    • “Great location and great accomodation . However the double bed mattress was a bit too hard for us .”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Prescot, June 2012

    • “Ideal edge of town, cosy, well equipped location, to suit most p”
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    • “We found this cottage very well presented, with better than average contents and faciliies. Nothing much else was required to enjoy our stay. Location was perfect for this particular holiday where we wanted to be within short walking distance of ambleside, but was still quiet and comfortable. Overall very good.”

    Mr & Mrs G, West Sussex, May 2012

    • “Lovely cottage”
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    • “Heather Cottage was ideal accommodation in a great location in ambleside with car parking. The facilities were great and furnishing and cleanliness to a high standard. Overall would recommend and would certainly return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, April 2012

    • “A week in the Lakes with the family”
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    • “Having two lively young boys, myself and my wife found our stay at Heather cottage, Ambleside a lovely experience. The weather was reasonably kind for us with only one day being rained off. Even so the facilities at the cottage were excellent, a real home from home. The boys loved the cottage and the location was excellent for trips out or long walks. Would definitely visit again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, September 2011

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    • “We've stayed here for 5 years. Always great for our family, as a base for our walking! Great facilities, separate area near the front door for walking boots and coats. Only a 5 minute walk into Ambleside. Personal parking space, which can be rare in Ambleside. Perfect.”

    Mr Barker, Sheffield, October 2018

    • “Fantastic cottage, well equipped, clean and warm, with thoughtful little extras like the OS maps and the Wainwrights. Really excellent.”

    Mr Singleton, London, October 2018

    • “We were able to deal with the slug trail problem mentioned in a previous review. My husband got up in the night and discovered the slugs and disposed of them. Since then there have been no slug trails. The cottage is lovely and well situated. The only problem we had was that the cupboards in the kitchen all smelt of damp, to the extent that I rinsed the glasses before using them. The problem may have come from people leaving the velux window open in the bathroom directly above. On one occasion, my husband left it open and rain had come in and wet the bathroom floor. The bathroom is directly above the kitchen. As we said in the Visitors Book, we would use the cottage again but it would be good if the damp problem was resolved.”

    Mrs Walsham, Winterborne Stickland, September 2018

    • “Hello, the only thing that concerned us is the hand rail needs to go all the way up the first set of stairs as there is nothing to get hold of, we felt it wasn't safe. We would like to visit this cottage again if this was seen to. Thanking you. P.S. we will leave it up to you if you wanted to give feed back or not.”

    Mrs Armstrong, Spennymoor, September 2018

    • “A++++”

    Mr Prystupa, Reading, July 2018

    • “The property was wonderful and a great base for exploring the Lake District. We were very impressed with the high quality finish including good mattresses and linen, a well equipped kitchen and a smart TV. On arrival the house was very nicely presented and spotlessly clean. I would certainly recommend it to others. When I contacted Sykes the response I received was warm and professional leading to my query being swiftly resolved. We did have some issues getting the washing machine to work - each time we tried to using it (On both mixed load and cottons cycles) it stopped and gave an error ("E-17"). After setting it running again a couple of times the cycle did eventually run to completion but this is something that may need to be looked into. The shaving light and adjacent plug socket in the double bedroom also did not appear to work.”

    Mr Arthur, July 2018

    • “An excellent cottage, clean and spacious. Would of been nice to of had a small garden to sit out in. This was the only small thing as well situated and quality cottage.”

    Mr Wood, Hereford, June 2018

    • “Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Very well equipped but, having 2 dogs we could have done with a garden. Would definately return.”

    Mrs Masters, Leigh, June 2018

    • “Have stayed in Heather Cottage three times, so clearly we like it!”

    Mr Kerr, Dundee, January 2018

    • “There were slug trails every morning on the living room floor which was a real turn off. I'm just glad I woke up early enough to try and cover it up before the 3 children saw them. If they did then I'm sorry to say I would have probably have had to cut my holiday short. I'm sure that the slug issue could be resolved quite easily but I won't be booking that particular cottage again. The reason I didn't highlight this issue at the start was because I did not want to alert the kids to the issue and I knew that it could not be fixed whilst we were out during the day etc. There was also a power cut which just affected our cottage but as it was so dark I couldn't see where the fuse box was. I rang the number on the front of the property and it was swiftly dealt with and with a call back to check if everything was okay the next day was very good. Everyone on the phone was very helpful and pleasant to speak to.”

    Miss Middleton, August 2018

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The Property

Heather Cottage is set in a quiet courtyard only minutes walk away from the many shops, pubs and restaurants Ambleside has to offer. The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms, a cosy retreat for anyone wishing to explore the southern or northern Lake District. Pets are very welcome.
Ecclerigg Place is centrally located in the village of Ambleside and has had an interesting and varied past. Life at Ecclerigg Place started out as the bus station for Ambleside where in bygone days the horses pulled the buses. In more recent times the stables and bus shelters were converted into a printers and now the courtyard has been converted into 7 lakeland stone fronted cottages.
The many amenities of Ambleside are only a short level walk away and from the doorstep a number of scenic rambles can be taken, your car does not need to leave its own private parking space.
Heather Cottage has views towards the Fairfield range, has electric storage heaters and comprises:

Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with TV, DVD player and selection of books.
An archway leads to the kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave.

First floor: Double bedroom
Bunk bedroom with adult size bunk beds.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included.
Cot and Wi-Fi available.
Private parking for 1 car.
Please note there is NO leisure pass with this property.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x double adult size bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Open plan living area with kitchen, sitting area and dining area.


  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Three dogs welcome
  • Pub and restaurant 3 mins, shop 6 mins
  • Lake 14 mins
  • Note: There is no garden at this property.

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas