Stained glass window and window seatOriginal range with log fire
Romantic Lakeland Cottage Sleeps 2, Pets, Wi-Fi
Hosted by Steve
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

One comfy king size bed
Open fire
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
to countryside
Small rose garden with decking & furniture
On lane parking for 1 car next to the property
Pets welcome
Free wi-fi

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.

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Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Sandi & Jim User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely loved our week at Steve's cottage. All the reviews and pictures are accurate. The cottage is very well equipped, wifi works great, lots of storage in bedroom was appreciated, and thankful for the wash shed out back. Terrific experience to walk right out the door to great hikes and a great town. Steve was super responsive. Thanks for a great experience!

Paul User ProfilePaul is a superhost.
September 2017
A lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Highly recommended. Thank you!

Emma User Profile
September 2017
Gorgeous and perfectly arranged house, in a great location.

Matthew User Profile
July 2017
A splendid place for two people to stay and enjoy Ambleside and its environs. The cottage was well-equipped, quiet and comfortable. Steve was very helpful and we would readily stay again.

Ian User Profile
July 2017
Great location, fantastic little cottage on a lovely street. very homely and well equiped for a weeks stay

Stephen User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic hot tub in this much-loved Cumbrian cottage to recover in after each day's rambling in the nearby Fells. Thanks Steve, we were very comfortable in your lovely place.

Alison User Profile
June 2017
We were at this lovely cottage in beautiful weather and enjoyed the sunny garden in the evening. The location is very central for Ambleside but also very quiet and peaceful. The living room is cosy with a decent television. There is a dishwasher in the kitchen. The bathroom is lovely with the luxurious double bathtub and the bedroom is also very comfortable.

Liverpool, United KingdomJoined in May 2016
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.

I love travel, love food & drink.
Love walking in the lakes

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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