Centrally Based, Comfy Cottage with Walks and Cycle Routes from the Door

Conveniently placed right in the heart of bustling Ambleside, Derby Cottage offers great value accommodation for a larger family or gathering of close friends seeking a centrally based, comfortable retreat. Fantastic walks and cycle routes can be explored right from the door, no matter what your ability.

After a hard day on the fells or two wheels, return to a nice hot bath, or an invigorating shower, before heading out into the town for an evening meal, followed by drinks at one of the many great pubs here in Ambleside. The Golden Rule is a must-go-to for all those walkers among you. The village is very pet friendly and you’re most welcome to bring two of your four-legged friends along to Derby Cottage.


Super Facilities Providing Great Value For Money For A Larger Group

Set out over three floors, Derby Cottage is well-appointed with a good ratio of large bedrooms to bathrooms ensuring a good degree of comfort for you and your party. The living room sits at the front of the house, set around an open fireplace. A recently re-modelled kitchen diner to the rear is fitted with all the modern-day conveniences you’ll need to cook up a hearty meal and a useful utility beyond here has ample space for walking gear and leads directly to the outside rear courtyard with seating and secure bike storage.

On the first floor sit three bedrooms, a twin, a single and a double along with a small shower room on the half landing. A further, large kingsize room sits on the second floor alongside a very spacious en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.

Outside, a fully enclosed courtyard has furniture provided so why not bring your own BBQ and enjoy an alfresco meal in the warmer months. Secure bike storage is available and parking for one car is available by way of a permit for use on the nearby SLDC car park.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall
  • Cosy lounge room with open fire and SMART TV
  • Modern kitchen diner with electric hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and microwave
  • Utility room – washing machine, tumble drier, and dishwasher

1st Floor

  • Bedroom 1 – double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2 – twin bedroom to the front
  • Bedroom 3 – single bedroom to the front
  • Shower room on the half landing with handbasin and WC


  • Bedroom 4 – Kingsize bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom with shower over bath, handbasin and WC


  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi and Bluetooth speaker provided
  • Initial supply of fuel provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
  • Gas fired central heating
  • Rear courtyard with furniture provided and secure bike storage
  • Parking permit for one for use on nearby SLDC car park


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Bike Storage
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 17 reviews.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Great Stay!

  • Catherine says:

    The house is clean and homely, and very central in Ambleside. Everything you need is within walking distance. Would stay there again

  • Hannah says:

    Great place to stay. V clean, well equipped and perfect location in Ambleside. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Mike says:

    Derby Cottage in Ambleside is just splendid – such a lovely space with everything you could need. The location is perfect.

  • Michele says:

    Cottage was spacious and clean and check in was easy. Not having a designated parking spot was not a problem since a parking pass was provided. This was a great location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Chibuchi says:

    Super cosy, well-stocked, spacious and clean! The hosts were brilliant with instructions and suggestions ahead of the trip and communication was smooth too. There were really thoughtful touches provided as well, like the bottle of champagne! We had a great time at Ambleside and cod easily access most of what it had to offer due to the location of the cottage. Would definitely recommend.

  • Jacqueline Barr says:

    Please add 5 stars to my teview

  • Jacqueline Barr says:

    We had a long weekend during storms and snow and never felt so cosy. Ideal location and everything you need.

  • Julia says:

    Great cottage for enjoying Ambleside’s shopping, bars and restaurants. Also convenient for the bus station. The only disadvantage is not having a designated parking space, but we were able to unload and load our vehicle easily using the restricted parking outside. We had a great time in spite of the constant rain – the waterfall was spectacular

  • Maureen George says:

    Please add 5 ***** to my review

  • Maureen George says:

    Derby cottage is located in the centre of Ambleside, a short walk to the shops and amenities and the start of many hill walks.
    Restaurants, cafes and a cinema are all nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can wholeheartedly recommend this lovely cottage. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable with a large kitchen, lounge and the added bonus of a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. There are 4 bedrooms over 2 floors and the beds were very comfortable.
    We could not fault the cottage; it was perfect for our holiday and we look forward to returning again.

  • Sarah says:

    Derby Cottage is a lovely cottage in a fab location in Ambleside, perfectly situated close to the shops and restaurants etc. The cottage itself is great, it was the perfect size for our family of 5. Beds were all comfy and the lounge very cosy. The washing machine and tumble dryer were handy to have, and a dishwasher! The cottage is in a great location to explore the lakes and not too far from Ambleside pier. Plenty of water sports on offer as well as many beautiful walks up the fells. We had a great week, thank you.

  • Marcus says:

    A very lovely little cottage, super clean and easy to check in. Very convenient location to access the town, Windermere as well as local walks

  • Sophie says:

    Michelle’s place was fantastic. Clean and tidy house with all the amenities we needed for a great stay. Fab location in central Ambleside. Although be warned it is tricky to find a spot to pull up outside to drop your belongings. All in all a fantastic stay.

  • Anna says:

    Our hosts were very responsive throughout. There was milk in the fridge and a bottle of Prosecco when we arrived, which was a nice touch. Derby Cottage itself was clean and the kitchen was well equipped.

  • Pete says:

    Pretty cottage in a very central location in Ambleside. Everything worked as it should and we enjoyed a lovely long weekend there taking part in a trail run. They even put the sun on for us!

  • Harry Bomer says:

    We had a wonderful one week stay in Derby cottage. The place is simple but well-equipped, cosy and clean. We felt very good value for money.

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