Perfectly placed cottage for exploring this popular part of South Lakeland

The characterful Hazelnut Cottage, parts of which date back to the 17th century, was once the village toffee shop and is fondly remembered as such by many locals within the community. Literally, a stone’s throw from bustling Ambleside and a level, half a mile walk to the shores of Windermere, the setting is ideal for those who prefer to immerse themselves in very heart of village life.

Enjoy the varied walking and cycling that the area is so well renowned for right from the doorstep or for a change of pace, enjoy a game of tennis, a round of mini-golf or spend an hour or two at the indoor climbing wall. Relax after an adventurous day on two feet or two wheels with a trip to Zeffirelli’s Cinema or an evening cruise on the Lake perhaps, followed by a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants or bars that cater for all palates and pockets – do call us if you need any personal recommendations.


Characterful cottage with unique, original ‘bend or bump’ features

Hazelnut Cottage displays a host of unique features and is surprisingly spacious although being an old cottage, you will need to ‘bend or bump’ in places.  Comfortably furnished and prettily decorated, step inside from the road level down into the hallway through to the beamed sitting room with quiet reading area and leather sofas to sink into whilst relaxing in front of the gas-fired log effect stove. Along the hallway and up a step lies the social dining kitchen, well fitted with all the facilities you’d expect to be able to fully self-cater. A useful separate laundry and downstairs shower room sit off here along with access to the outside.

On the first floor sit two good bedrooms, one double and a large twin, both proudly displaying original, exposed beams and presented in a traditional, cottage style. The house bathroom is fully tiled and has a powerful shower over a P-shaped bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside, a neat courtyard garden with furniture provides glimpses of the nearby fell range and although there is no private parking, one permit is available for use on several car parks throughout the South Lakes – this can prove quite a saving on your holiday.

The Ground Floor

  • Entrance from the road into a hallway with plenty of space for all your walking clobber
  • Lounge room – TV with Freeview and satellite channels, DVD and CD radio / Gas fireplace
  • Kitchen dining room – Gas hob and electric cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher
  • Shower room – With walk-in shower, handbasin and WC
  • Laundry area – washer/dryer

The First Floor

  • Double bedroom 
  • Twin bedroom 
  • House bathroom – shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Gas fired central heating
  • WiFi
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Rear courtyard patio with table and chairs
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Parking permit for one car on nearby car park that can be used on other car parks throughout South Lakeland
  • Sorry, no pets


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed


  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Free
  • Travel Cot Available

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(5 out of 5) - based on 6 reviews.

Respond to Hazelnut Cottage

  • Toral says:

    Fabulous quirky cottage in a superb location. Only a few minutes from the shops and restaurants which was really convenient. Well equipped and clean – we had a really comfortable stay. Plenty of walking options locally and the lake is close by too – we hired kayaks (next to the YHA) – a perfect way to explore the lake and nearby river.

  • Samantha says:

    Beautiful cottage! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The cottage was in a perfect location also!

  • Amy says:

    Location is amazing. So close to the town centre and lots of walks etc without having to use the car. Cottage cute with a few little extras. Really easy to communicate with the hosts and office is around the corner, which is super helpful and they have good local knowledge. Just need to watch your head on the front door!

  • Emily says:

    Lovely stay in a lovely house. Great location and very central. Very comfy beds. Only 2 min walk until you meet the shops on the main road. I’d also recommend the local sourdough pizza company – fantastic fresh pizzas. The Great North Pie Company did amazing beef and chicken pies to take away hot or cold. Amazing kids entertainment / activities at Brockhole just a 5 minute drive away. During holidays / bank holidays everywhere gets busy and car parks fill up early, so I’d recommend getting to places before 10am. We will definitely be back to stay at Hazelnut Cottage.

  • Luke says:

    Beautiful cottage, very homely feel with all the ameneties you could need to make your stay easy and relaxing. The main bed was one of the comfiest I have slept in, too! Fantastic location, just a 2 minute walk to a local Tesco Express, just before the main centre. Owners were also prompt in responding to any questions and queries. Definitely recommend picking this place if you’re staying in Ambleside.

  • Conor says:

    Great location only minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, car park pass was so convenient as we could park in loads of places for free and wasn’t far to walk from the cottage.

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