Bumble Bee Cottage is a superb family retreat and enjoys a slightly elevated position above Ambleside at the top of what we locals fondly call ‘Peggy Hill’, just a stones throw from the village centre. You’ll find a good selection of mini-markets in addition to a well supported and independent bakers, butchers and grocers and of course, a host of cafes and bars intertwined with speciality restaurants serving cuisine from lunchtime onwards.

Bumble Bee Cottage has a superb location providing fantastic views across the village towards Loughrigg and the surrounding fell ranges from the bedroom windows and from the detached front, private garden tempting even the most novice of walkers to pull on their boots and get out into the Lakeland great outdoors.


traditional styling cleverly married with a modern twist

Bumble Bee Cottage is both comfortable and cosy, the perfect Lake District retreat. The open plan living space is perfect for enjoying a family meal, a board game, or watching a movie together whilst sat around a warming log burner and planning the next days adventure.

Set out over three floors, the 4 spacious bedrooms provide flexible sleeping for 6, with a house bathroom and separate shower room to avoid queues on your return from a day on the fells.

Lots of storage is available including a handy porch at the front entrance for storing all your walking clobber. An outhouse to the rear houses the washer, dryer, and freezer and is also handy for securely storing bikes and other sports equipment.

The cottage style garden sits just across from the cottage, accessed by way of a few stone steps, just the spot for enjoying the fine views whilst listening to the nearby river (when our typical Lakeland weather will allow and of course!).

Ground Floor:

The property has gas central heating throughout.

  • Kitchen/Living Area: Open plan kitchen and dining area. Presented with a modern kitchen incorporating electric oven and gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. With TV, sofa, arm chair and footstool and log burner in the living area.

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Large Master Bedroom with double bed
  • Bedroom 2: Single Bed
  • Bathroom: Shower over bath with WC and basin.


  • Bedroom 3: Large Twin Room
  • Bedroom 4: Single Bed
  • Bathroom: Shower room with WC and basin.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Washer, dryer and freezer in the outhouse.


  • Parking permit for 1 car.
  • Private garden and courtyard patio area.
  • 1 well behaved pet allowed and a crate is available
  • Feather Duvets


  • 4 Bedroom
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Shower
  • Single Bed
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Friday Changeover
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • High Chair Available
  • Baby Cot Available
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dog Crate available
  • Adventure
  • Family Friendly
  • Sleeps 6

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

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  • Catherine says:

    Spent a great few days in Ambleside. Cottage was spotless and well equipped. In a great location and parking permit was a fab touch.

  • Gemma says:

    Lovely little place. Great place in a perfect location for the town and for walks. I would definitely stay again.

  • Neil says:

    A great house furnished with all the kitchen gadgets, games and other facilities you’d find at home (plus more). The location is fantastic and a perfect base for leaving the car and exploring the Ambleside area.

  • Charly says:

    We loved our stay at this beautiful little cottage. The location is fantastic, just a minute’s walk into Ambleside town. The views from the bedrooms were gorgeous, everyone had a very comfy bed and it felt very homely to come back to after a long day’s walking. Everything felt safe and clean in Covid-times. We wouldn’t hesitate to come back again. Thank you!

  • Karen says:

    A great cottage, beautifully stylish and comfortable though it is a little tricky to find.

  • Hilary says:

    What a fabulous property in an amazing location just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside. It is very comfortable and surprisingly spacious – the photos don’t really do it justice in that respect. It was a great place to come back to and relax after a hard day walking in the hills and the garden was a good spot to sit on the warm evenings we had while we were there. Would definitely recommend.

  • Daniel says:

    Lovely cottage. Tastefully decorated with everything you need for a comfortable base from which to explore Ambleside and the wider area, along with some really welcome extra touches. We will definitely be back.

  • Isobel says:

    Excellent location. Lovely home , every luxury catered for. Friendly neighbours. Immaculately clean, well equipped. Enjoyed the log burner

  • Carol P says:

    What a fantastic find this cottage is, we will definitely be returning guests. Ideally situated with views to die for. Very well modernised, homely and comfortable, with everything you need. Fabulous location for all that Ambleside has to offer.

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