Welcome to Hillcrest Cottage, Ambleside in the English Lake District.
A very cosy Grade ll listed 4 star accommodation in a quiet location but just two minutes away from the village of Ambleside.
Under heated slate floors, original range stove, separate wash house and bike store, rear decked rose garden.
This delightful Grade II listed Ambleside
cottage is full of the local charms;
whitewashed and romantic with its
pretty creepers and rose garden, in a
peaceful conservation area only a
minute from the village centre. Hillcrest
Cottage has been lovingly upgraded
by local craftsmen to provide
charming 4 star accommodation.
Character features such as original
range stove and exposed beams
remain, with indulgent finishes such
as underheated Kirkstone slate floors
ensuring you of your creature comforts.
Wake up and sip coffee on the bench
outside, stroll to the village and lake
shore, celebrate a special occasion in
one of Ambleside's acclaimed Lake
District restaurants and rest-up in your
peaceful retreat. Accommodation in detail A traditional stained glass porch leads to the cosy, oak-beamed living / dining room with open fire and original range stove. Underheated Kirkstone slate floors, deep-cushioned sofas and a traditional window seat. The kitchen area is colourful with painted wood and cherrywood furniture. Half-way upstairs a barn door opens out to the rear rose garden and sun deck, with laundry outhouse and bike storage.
Upstairs again to the spacious Hans Grohe bathroom and romantic bedroom, with vaulted ceiling, bespoke fitted wardrobes, dressing room and views over neighbouring gardens to Wansfell.
One comfy king size bed
Gas central & underfloor heating
Bathroom with double ended bath,
power shower enclosure
Brittania electric oven, Gas hob
Iron & Ironing board
Travel cot & highchair
Washer/dryer in separate laundry outhouse
with useful bike and outdoor gear store
1 minute to village centre and 3 mins
Small rose garden with decking & furniture
On lane parking for 1 car next to the property
Interaction with guests
Walking from the centre of Ambleside to Market Cross, continue up North Road, crossing the bridge of Stock Ghyll and turn immediately right into Peggy Hill (pedestrian only).
At the top of Peggy Hill there is a terraced row of traditional stone built cottages facing you and Hillcrest Cottage is the last one on the left. Alternatively there is some on-road parking on Fair View Road and nearby Chapel Hill.
Other things to note
For cooks there's a fully equipped kitchen complete with gas oven, cooker hood, dishwasher and fridge for preparing hearty post-walk dinners. And there's plenty of cupboard space, somewhere to store and dry wet-weather gear and a small breakfast table.
Dusky pink roses scramble over the front door and are joined by white roses tumbling along the wall of the house in the little sun-trap garden with decked seating area at the rear. Perfect for a sunny breakfast or a well-deserved chill out before bed.
And at the end of the day climb into bed in Hillcrest’s only bedroom. The double bedroom has plenty of built in oak wardrobes, a valted beamed ceiling with inset lighting and a lovely view over the gardens and cottages of Ambleside. Upstairs you’ll also find a generously proportioned bathroom with a quality four piece white suite, corner shower and oval bath – perfect for steaming away the aches of an active day in the fells.
We have a Saturday changeover for bookings of 3, 4, 7 or 14 nights.
We also have a Tuesday changeover for 4 night stays and a Wednesday changeover for 3 night stays.
Easter, Xmas and New Year weeks are all a 7 night stay only.
All linen and towels are provided.
Central heating is timed to come on three times a day - please don't alter this, if you are cold there is coal located in the bunker outside the back door, logs, tinder & firelighters available to purchase locally.
You have use of the outhouse and the decked garden area with the Hillcrest sign.
There are also two electric radiators located in the outhouse should you need to bring them into the cottage.
Wi-Fi is set up in the cottage for laptops & mobile phones – the wi-fi password is written on top of the router next to the TV.
Also a landline telephone is free to use but please don’t phone mobile
numbers as this will incur extra costs.
The Thai restaurant is good, as is the Bengal Indian – also Zefferelli’s is
good for pizza. The Royal Oak is a nice pub but the Golden Rule is the
nearest to the cottage and sometimes has a late bar.
You can drive (or get a taxi) to the Drunken Duck pub at Barngates (15
mins) – excellent food and their own beer.