Perfectly placed for two and a dog

Being the end of a row of cottages, Amber Cottage is a pretty bolt hole for two and your dog. With walks from the door, you can leave your car behind and enjoy the stunning fells nearby. As a traditional village, Ambleside has so much to offer in a small area; with a great deal of walking, traditional pubs, quaint shops and lots of dog-friendly eateries.

Amber Cottage sits in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside, nestled quietly at the bottom of Wansfell. Just down the hill is the head of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, with Waterhead being just a short stroll downhill from the doorstep.



The cottage is the perfect example of a small yet cosy Lakeland cottage. Enter into a neat and comfortable open-plan living/kitchen area, with breakfast bar seating, wood burning stove, SMART TV and bags of warmth and character!

A traditional staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find a quaint king size bedroom with a light and airy décor. From the bedroom, you’ll find a separate en-suite bathroom boasting a spa bath, shower, natural stone washbasin, and tiling throughout.

Outside, there is a small shared patio area, though there is currently no furniture provided for this area.

Ground Floor:

  • Open plan living, kitchen, dining room with gas central heating, SMART TV, log burner
  • Dining kitchen with breakfast bar seating, fridge, electric oven and hob, microwave

First Floor:

  • King size bedroom with en-suite spa bathroom, shower over bath, WC and basin


  • Shared patio area
  • Parking permit for one car


  • Gas fired central heating throughout
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Friday and Monday changeover
  • Sorry, there’s no room for a cot


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Local area

  • Lake Views
  • Pub within 1 mile

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly

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(5 out of 5) - based on 16 reviews.

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  • Emily says:

    A cosy Lake District retreat! Fantastic location, 5 minute walk down to Ambleside town; boasting wonderful eateries and public houses. With Lake Windermere a short stroll away, and plenty of walk/hike/historic/site-seeing excursions easily accessed from the cottage, it is ideal for any adventurist wanting to explore the Lake District. The cottage was exactly as described and the log burner was a wonderful addition. We loved our stay and will definitely look to book again in the future!

  • Llion says:

    Brilliant location and a lovely cosy cottage! Thank you

  • Tom says:

    Amber Cottage was a cosy stay in a great location not far from the high street with plenty of great walks nearby. Communication was clear and speedy and the check in was really easy. Whilst a small cottage it has everything you need as a couple for a short stay.

  • Stuart says:

    Amber Cottage is perfect if you’re looking for a cosy escape to the lakes. Perfect for two, its in a great location for a short and enjoyable wander into Ambleside and you can see Lake Windermere from the bedroom. The cottage itself is clean and bright and has a modern bathroom and fresh decor throughout. Checking in was easy and whilst you can’t park at the cottage the accompanying parking permit permits you to park in a multitude of car parks, the closest being barely 5 minutes away. In the interest of balance there was a maintenance issue on arrival which just couldn’t wait until the next day, however this was handled and resolved very promptly by the out of hours contact, so we couldn’t ask for more there. Overall, highly recommended accommodation and I’d look to return in the future.

  • Louise says:

    Everything was perfect! Amazing value for money, such a lovely little cottage. Comfy bed, Netflix, well equipped kitchen, amazing hot shower and fancy bathroom. Would book again.

  • Tim says:

    Lovely small cottage ideal for 2 with log burner in a perfect location easy walk from village centre with lots of restaurants / places to eat. Full bath & shower, warm, quiet with views.. We loved it!.

  • Kellie says:

    Perfect cosy cottage for a couple in a great location! Lovely bottle of prosecco on welcome and everything you could need! Free parking pass in lots of local car parks was great. Would stay again!

  • Lisa says:

    Lovely cottage, clean, great location and the parking pass was good as no on street parking

  • Chris says:

    Amber cottage is in a great location, 5min walk and you’re in the heart of Ambleside. Cottage was clean, came with everything you need and although parking is not available – it comes with a permit which caters for plenty of car parks. Have recommended to family/friends.

  • Deborah says:

    A small cottage but clean and smart. Parking at the property is not possible as the lane is too narrow to park outside and some vehicles come up and down the lane at speed. However, there is a parking permit for the local car parks, the nearest one being about a 5 minute walk away. There is a shared patio area but this has to be accessed via a pathway at the side of the neighbouring property but we did not use it as it feels a bit of an intrusion on next door. Lakeland Retreats, who manage the property were helpful and quick to respond. Ambleside is a nice town with lots of restaurants to choose from and some interesting shops. A very nice compact and bijoux property.

  • Elaine Morgans says:

    Just had a wonderful week staying at Amber cottage it was just perfect for 2 & a dog. We had so much fun enjoying Ambleside and exploring the surrounding area would definitely recommend walking up Wenfell Pike as the views of the lake are breathtaking. We walked over to Wrays castle which was great as we saw deer in the field up close & personal to nature. We were lucky as the weather has been outstanding but we really loved our visit to the Lakes and can’t thank Lakeland Retreats for a wonderful find in Amber cottage & the lovely bottle of Prosecco left as a welcome.

  • Dominique says:

    I loved the stay here. Great location, the house was very clean and is also beautiful and cosy. Perfect if you want to stay alone there. I especially enjoyed the bathtub with the rain shower, the smart TV and the comfy bed. Definitely recommend this accommodation.

  • Brittany says:

    Perfectly located near the centre of Ambleside and hiking Wansfell Pike. The accommodation has everything you need with a beautiful view overlooking cottages and Lake Windermere.

  • Alisha says:

    Good location. Nice little cottage

  • Jane says:

    Perfectly located cottage in beautiful Ambleside. Great base for exploring the Lake District.

  • Stuart says:

    lovely little cottage has everything you might need. we enjoyed ourselves immensely

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