Perfectly Placed Bolthole in The Centre of Lively Ambleside

This cosy, cottage-style apartment enjoys a super handy location right in the centre of lively Ambleside. The village is literally a few steps away and is brimming with cafes, bars and award-winning restaurants offering everything from a hearty breakfast, a traditional pub lunch to an intimate, fine dining experience for two.

Castle Crag has doorstep views over the village towards St. Mary’s spire and to Loughrigg Fell beyond – see if you can spot the cottage from the summit of this manageable but satisfying amble! The hub for many local bus routes, the 555 service, runs regularly from Ambleside to Keswick and makes for a great day out and change of scenery – you (and your dog) can hop on and off all day long, great if you want to sample some of the fine hostelries in the area!



JUST FOR THE TWO OF YOU (and your four legged friend!)

Neat as a button and all on the ground floor, Castle Crag has been well thought out to provides everything you’ll require for a short break or longer stay here in the Lakes.

A gentle slope or handful of steps leads up to the property from Lake Road. Once inside, you’re greeted by a bright, open living space, delightfully presented with a mix of slate and laminate flooring, married with solid beams and doors, crafted by the owners themselves.

In the open plan living space, the modern kitchen offers good facilities, with breakfast bar dining from which to sit and take in the view. A comfy sofa and traditional leather armchair are arranged around the modern electric fireplace, SMART TV and digital radio.

The owners having provided a good number of guide books and even a tablet to help you plan the day’s activities via the WiFi. A powerful shower with handbasin and WC sits off the hallway, and there’s a stylish kingsize bedroom to the rear, again, with views out over the village towards the fells. There’s a couple of garden chairs available for sitting outside the front of the cottage and enjoying the late afternoon sunshine.

all on the Ground Floor

  • Gas central heated and tiled floor
  • Kitchen Area:  Fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven fridge with freezer box, microwave and dishwasher
  • Dining by way of high table and bar stools.


  • Lounge area with comfy sofa and armchair, colour SMART TV, tablet, and modern electric flame effect stove.
  • All electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Sorry no cot or highchair are available


  • Shower room with hand basin and WC


  • King size bed


  • Parking permit provided for one car for use on nearby car park which can be used at several other car parks throughout the South Lakes during your stay
  • Pet friendly
  • Communal laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Outdoor furniture provided for relaxing on the terrace in the late afternoon sunshine.


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed


  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV


  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly


  • Shower

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(5 out of 5) - based on 20 reviews.

Respond to Castle Crag

  • Sara says:

    We had such a wonderful stay, brilliant location and everything we needed for a lovely week away. Thank you so much. We’ll definitely be returning!

  • Gavin says:

    The property was lovely, ideal for a couple, very convenient location in the town and a great base for lots of walks. We really enjoyed our break here.

  • April says:

    Exactly as described. Great location, had everything we needed. When I had questions, they responded almost immediately. A parking pass is provided and is so useful! We ate out for almost every meal and cannot fault any of the restaurants in town – all very good. There was a complimentary bottle of Prosecco there when we arrived which started our holiday very nicely. We will definitely stay again.

  • Lucy says:

    Perfect location in Ambleside really central but very quaint little flat/cottage with plenty of space and great facilities and very clean. Parking pass a bonus made things so much easier and welcome gift a lovely touch. Will definitely be back!

  • Abbie says:

    We have just come home from a stay in Castle Crag and we had a brilliant time. It’s perfectly placed in Ambleside which was a brilliant location for exploring the surrounding lakes. The accommodation was well presented, clean, cosy and stylish and had everything we needed. It included a parking pass for multiple car parks across the lakes which was very helpful. We would absolutely recommend this holiday cottage – thanks for having us.

  • Emma Boswell says:

    We stayed here in October 2020 and it was so amazing we’re booked to come back in June 2021! Lovely little cottage in the heart of the village with easy access to everything. Excellent amenities and the apartment was very clean and tidy and stylish – our favourite place to come back to after a long day of exploring the Lake District. We can’t wait to come back!

  • Sara says:

    Just come back from a great little stay at Castle Crag. It was the first holiday away with my 7months old dog too and he had a great time (and discovered he liked swimming in the lakes!). The cottage was a brilliant location, right in the heart of Ambleside. The bed was amazingly comfy, best nights sleep I’ve had for ages and the power shower was heavenly too. Everything was sparklingly clean and when we arrived there was a bottle of bubbly waiting for us too which was a lovely surprise. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Sara & Sharon

  • Julie says:

    Fab weekend! Great location, comfy bed, clean and cozy. Found everything to hand, even a little treat for our dog! See you again.

  • Olivia says:

    Great stay! Very clean and cozy, lovely surprise was a bottle of prosecco. Hopefully will stay again.

  • Molly says:

    Very clean and cosy & central location. Thank you for the prosecco & dog treats – Oscar loved them.

  • Jonnie says:

    Lovely stay at Castle Crag, explored Windermere by boat, climbed loughrigg, went for walks around Grasmere, Buttermere and Derwentwater. Still so much more to come back for!

  • Megan says:

    A great start to our honeymoon! Castle crag is so cosy we have loved staying here. Thank you for the prosecco too! there is so much more we want to explore here so we will be back soon!

  • Isabel says:

    Thanks for a wonderful stay! We really did enjoy being in Castle Crag and appreciated the extra touch of a bottle of Presecco! We were also delighted with the cleaniless and the trouble you had gone to to make us feel Covid safe. Beautiful place with great taste in everything!

  • Mary says:

    Lovely place to stay. Everything you need, would have loved to stay longer. Location great, right in the centre of town but still very peaceful. Staff on the end of the phone if you needed them. Will definitely stop again.

  • Peter says:

    “A fabulous little flat with plenty space for two (plus a little one). Right in the heart of the town. Communication from the team was excellent before and during our stay. We will be back!

  • Beth says:

    Lovely cottage. Very cosy and clean. Bed is so so comfy ! Lovely extra touches and the location is great. Would definitely stay again

  • Samantha says:

    Fantastic accommodation. Brilliant location. Hosts excellent. Perfect place to stay with all the home comforts.

  • Nathan says:

    Lovely clean and stylish cottage

  • Hayden says:

    Me & my partner are regular visitors to Ambleside. We both absolutely loved staying at Michelle’s place. Fantastic location in Ambleside, very clean & stylish place. Would stay again easily!

  • Olivia says:

    Had a wonderful stay here! The apartment was clean and cozy which was great after long days walking. They provides a guide which had local restaurants, walks and things to do. We stayed in a cooked most nights in the lovely kitchen then snuggled up on the couch. Everything is really easy to get to with lots to do in Ambleside.

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