Heather Cottage - Self Catered, Sleeps 4, Ambleside - From £490

A perfect base for a family near ambleside

Heather Cottage has been lovingly well thought out from the current owners and is a great base for couples and families alike. It boasts tile floors, wood-burning stove and a great dining space to get together and discuss your day plans to enjoy this beautiful part of the Lake District.


Just 2 miles from Ambleside there is an abundance of choice when it comes to planning your trip. From Wray Castle to enjoy and picnic on the shores of Lake Windermere to a day trip at Brockhole with adventure playground and High Rope course. There is Tarn hows to wander round and pop into the Drunken Duck on the way back which is just up the road.

Ground Floor:

The property has gas central heating throughout with tiles flagged floors.

  • Kitchen: Wooden finish kitchen with Lakeland slate worktops incorporating electric oven and gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing/dryer and microwave.
  • Lounge/Dining: With TV/DVD, comfy sofas around a log burning stove (initial fuel provided). Dining table with seating for four

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Double bed
  • Bedroom 2: Twin with two single beds (full size)
  • Bathroom: Shower and WC, basin and towel rail


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with lawn overlooking the surrounding fields with furniture
  • Bike storage available

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(5 out of 5 Stars) - based on 11 reviews.

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  • Emily says:

    By far one of the best cottages I have ever stayed in! The home is beautifully decorated with a modern touch yet full of its original charm, and the little touches like the games/books/dvds, the wine on arrival and the decoration made us feel right at home our whole stay. We especially loved sitting in the garden and watching the sheep! The cottage is in a lovely location, a short drive to anywhere you’d wish to go and about a 40 minute walk into the centre of Ambleside. I could not fault this cottage! It was such a pleasure to stay here! Beautiful place and amazing communication from the hosts, I would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Jennifer & Ian says:

    Heather Cottage near Ambleside.
    What a delightful cottage, well equipped and tastefully furnished and decorated. The location is ideal for walks in the surrounding countryside and to nearby towns. We enjoyed the walk through fields and woods to Hawkshead and the stroll to nearby Skelwith Bridge. We ate in the cottage on several nights enjoying an after dinner drink in the garden soaking up the views and treated ourselves to a lovely meal in the renowned Drunken Duck. Having stayed in many places in the Lakes over the years, Heather cottage was certainly up there with the best.

  • Catherine says:

    Great stay, lovely little cottage, everything is there. Loved the little welcoming basket with local products and very handy for the morning! We feel at home, it is very clean, everything has been thought through, from the board games to the binoculars to observe the birds. Not far from Ambleside so it is both far enough to feel quiet and relax and close enough by car to do some shopping or eat somewhere. Really loved it! Thank yo

  • Jeroen says:

    Cottage is small but cosy and well equipped. Spotless and very comfortable. There was a welcome package on arrival. Checking in and out went fine. The area is fantastic and there is a lot to do. We definitely recommend this cottage!

  • Marc says:

    We very much enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage, perfectly situated in the beautiful Lake District and provided with all possible facilities and accommodations. Michelle was also very quick in reacting to all our questions. We hope to return one day.

  • Nicola says:

    A beautiful property. We will definitely consider staying again. Thanks

  • Lobke says:

    A very very nice house to stay in at the lake district, it was perfect.

  • Stuart says:

    Heather Cottage is a lovely wee place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cosy and clean, and lovely touches like fresh homemade bread and cake(!) waiting for us on our arrival. Would recommend highly

  • Fionn says:

    Such a lovely week here at Heather Cottage. Really beautifully decorated, sparkling clean, well laid out with good facilities. Would highly recommend.

  • Megan says:

    Just recently got back from our stay at Heather Cottage. I could not fault anything about it. It was fabulous! The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities you could possibly need. I would thoroughly recommend staying here and will definitely be returning.

  • Jamie says:

    A lovely holiday in the lakes to get away for a bit and to have a think about whether we want to move there. To summarise the cottage, if it were to come on the market tomorrow, I would buy it instantly, and not change a thing, including the furniture, decorations, linen, kitchen ware, electronics…everything! What a perfect house and a complete home away from home. Didn’t want for anything. Book it, you won’t regret it

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