Charming Grade II Listed Cottage In The Heart Of Popular Ambleside

Located in one of the oldest parts of Ambleside and awarded a Grade II listing, Anniversary Cottage provides super accommodation for a special celebration break, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

Perfectly placed in the centre of this popular Lake District town, there’s a wonderful selection of attractions for both the first time or returning adventure-seeking visitor; step out from the cottage and within yards, you’re at White Platts Park where you’ll find tennis courts, bowls, pitch and putt and crazy golf. There’s an indoor climbing wall if the weather turns wet and a wide selection of outdoorsy shops if you get caught in a shower or two.

Of course, no trip to the Lakes would be complete without venturing out onto the fells, a favourite walk of ours being low lying Loughrigg from where you can wander over to Grasmere and return via Rydal Water and the Caves, an easy amble for all abilities.


Perfectly Placed For A Special Celebration Break At Any Time Of The Year

Anniversary Cottage is just charming; the exposed beams throughout marry perfectly with modern-day facilities and the owners have carefully chosen muted shades of décor and pretty soft furnishings to create a homely, romantic feel throughout. Step inside from the street and directly into the lovely lounge area arranged around a warming gas fire set in a stone surround with dining facility conveniently placed at the entrance to the well equipped, spacious kitchen. Step out of the back door and into the enclosed rear courtyard where you can enjoy lovely views over the village to the local fell range beyond.

A rather steep staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find two lovely bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with very comfortable beds to ensure a good night’s rest. The recently upgraded shower room has a large cubicle, basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside the enclosed patio garden is awash with colour in the Spring and just the spot to enjoy an alfresco brunch or a pre-dinner drink before heading to one of the fabulous restaurants that Ambleside has to offer.

Parking is by way of a permit for the local car park, this can also be used in all SLDC car parks in the area

Ground Floor:

  • Lounge dining room with Freeview TV, DVD, Blu Ray and gas fireplace
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher – launderette in the village

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1 – double bedroom with TV
  • Bedroom 2 – twin bedroom
  • Shower room with large cubicle, basin, WC and heated towel rail


  • Gas central heating throughout
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided
  • Sorry, Anniversary Cottage has a strict no pet policy
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed patio garden with table and chairs
  • Car park permit and on -street permit available


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • No Pets


  • Shower

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(5 out of 5) - based on 9 reviews.

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  • Margit says:

    A beautiful, charming cottage, located perfectly in Ambleside. We had lots of high-quality restaurants nearby and so many scenic walks and hikes starting in Ambleside. A wonderful mixture perfected by a beautiful home-base in Anniversary Cottage and an evening by the fireplace.

  • Tom says:

    Anniversary cottage was the perfect place for our long weekend in the Lakes. When we arrived it was immaculately clean and the location in the heart of Ambleside was ideal. We were particularly fortunate with the weather meaning we took full advantage of the little courtyard outside the kitchen!!!

  • Marion says:

    Loved the cottage Ideal location.

  • Gaelle says:

    Anniversary cottage is a great place to explore the lakes. It was clean, well equipped and I highly recommend it.

  • Adam says:

    Super clean, great location, well appointed and exactly as described. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Georgina says:

    Wonderful stay in a lovely location. Great for heading out on short walks with kids and a co-op or tesco express right around the corner for supplies!

  • Mairi says:

    Lovely cottage in a great location – all of Ambleside in easy walking distance but still so peaceful and quiet. It is small but very comfortable and thoughtfully furnished – and has the best equipped kitchen of any cottage I think we’ve ever stayed in! Spotlessly clean and everything feels new and well cared for.

  • Jacken says:

    We had a brilliant September stay here and would definitely recommend it – the location is fantastic with amazing views, local amenities within walking distance and a well-equipped little house with everything we needed. It’s certainly cosy for 4 people but we didn’t feel like we were too much on top of each other. Smooth check-in, found everything easily and it was nice and clean. Great walks over the hill to Grasmere or along to Elterwater, and a good base for exploring further afield in the Lakes as well. We recommend the Wainwright Inn for a pub lunch but get there early as it fills up fast! Also highly recommend the cafe in Elterwater for ice cream or a full Cumbrian breakfast. All in all a great stay!

  • Melissa says:

    Location is great, really central – you can walk to everything, including lots of great places to eat, but with very little noise. Everything clean and well set up. Good communication from the host. We really enjoyed being able to walk out of the house and into the National Park without needing to drive.

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