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Kirkstone Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 968995)

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    • “A little more parking space ok for small car.”

    Mr Brookes, TEWKESBURY, October 2018

    • “Love this cottage - it's our second visit there and we plan to return. It's perfect for two people and the location for all amenities is ideal.”

    Mrs Crook, Norwich, September 2018

    • “The cottage was well appointed with every facility you could need. It's well located for the market square, shops, pubs, and there are many excellent walks that can be done from the doorstep. The cottage is rather close to the A591, which was rather busy when we arrived, but it was quite quiet in the evenings, so not really a problem. (Note: I think there might be a fault with the underfloor heating in the bathroom. I followed the instructions provided but the panel on the wall was quite dead and the floor remained stone cold.)”

    Mr Cameron, Hook, August 2018

    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kirkstone Cottage. It's in a great location and the parking space is a real bonus. The only negative point was the cleanliness - there was an overwhelming smell of 'wet dog' in the living room on occasions and a stale smell upstairs, especially in the cupboard, which clung to our clothes. I think better ventilation e.g. in the bathroom would be helpful to combat the odour. The shower cubicle would also benefit from being resealed to tidy it up and a build up of rust removed from the plug.”

    Mrs Robertson, Burntisland, August 2018

    • “Cottage is well placed in Ambleside even though it's on a very busy road ! . A few things in cottage need sorting like the constantly dripping kitchen tap (read comments book and it's been like it for a while !! )also a couple of extra tea towels would be good . overall the place was clean apart from a few cobwebs here and there and a lick of paint in a few places would give the place a lift ..”

    Mr Kelly, Leeds, July 2018

    • “Cottage was extremely comfortable and well situated near the town centre. Although on a busy road you could not hear any traffic noise from inside the cottage. The service from Sykes was excellent, I was contacted on the first day to ask if everything was okay. I will definitely book again.”

    Mrs Carrick, Whitley Bay, May 2018

    • “Lovely cottage only drawback was noise from the main road very early in the morning but still an excellent central location x a very attractive cottage. Enjoyed our stay there”

    Ms Rimmer, Southport, April 2018

    • “Lovely perfect location for Lake District adventures. Suggest thicker blinds in the bathroom as people could see in.”

    Mr Sheppard, Stone, February 2018

    • “Great cottage, clean and tidy and superbly located, minor point is WiFi was NoFi but maybe that was a good thing......”

    Mr Eckhardt, Uckfield, February 2018

    • “Very stressful time trying to park the car, there is four spaces in the area for parking, kirkstone cottage allocated space does not have a dropped curb, also has a wall protruding into the front, if the people go out that leaves you trapped in the space, the weather at the time was snowing and ice, trying to reverse your vehicle up into this space was so stressful, it's on a steep hill and close to a roundabout, remedy,TAKE FOUR FOOT OF WALL.Having just spent thousands on a new car the parking could be better. We had booked this cottage for april but having found the access was terrible we decided to cancel it with in the fourteen days, no such look Contacted Sykes Cottages five times, the owners offered us an alternative date somewhere else, which was not suitable for us, but the owner was adamant we should pay the full deposit, I think this very unfair, also stated in the cottage is wifi don' t be taken in by this, it is very poor, if we had known would not have booked in April, Girls in the Sykes office were very helpfull to try and address the problem, hope Sykes can rectifie some of thes issues before other people have a problem, look in visitors book we not only one to complain about parking and wifi. Losing nearly 200 pounds for a deposit is wrong through not our fault. NEED TO AMEND THE DISCRIPTION ABOUT PARKING AND WIFI”

    Mr Green, Tattershall, February 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Centrally located in the heart of Ambleside, with views to the famous "Little House on the Bridge" Kirkstone Cottage is in an ideal location for a romantic break away at any time of the year.

Kirstone Cottage is said to be one of the oldest properties in Ambleside and dates back to the 15th Century. Nestling in the heart of this popular lakeland village, overlooking the famous 'Little House on the Bridge' and is handy for all the shops, pubs and restaurants. Located at the foot of Kirkstone pass, exploring the northern Lakes could not be easier with a trip over the scenic pass to Lake Ullswater, Keswick is only 20 minutes drive and Windermere is 10 minutes. This cosy cottage is well furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard and together with its central location is a 'little gem' of a cottage and is sure to appeal to those looking for a romantic break away at any time of the year.

Note: This property accepts arrivals on Monday & Friday only.


One king-size double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating to ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bath robes inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for one medium sized car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 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:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute