Traditional Cottage Set in A Quiet, Conservation Area of Ambleside

Perched at the top of the affectionately known Peggy Hill, a quaint and ancient conservation area of Ambleside, sits the aptly named Hillside Cottage. One of a cluster of attractive, traditional cottages built along an L-shaped terrace, the location is perfect for accessing all that this vibrant village has to offer. The emphasis here is very much on home from home comfort for you and all of your party and of course, those tempting views that can be enjoyed from the front down over Smithy Brown and towards Loughrigg Fell beyond.

Ambleside is a stone’s throw away, brimming with interesting galleries, outdoor shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit every palate and pocket. If you’re an adventurous group, there are a large selection of fantastic activities to enjoy and plenty of room in the garage to store your paddleboards, bikes and other outdoor equipment.


Characterful Accommodation Offering Affordable Comfort for A Lakeland Family Holiday

A small covered entrance porch to the front leads into a hallway from where sits the comfortable sitting room to your right with TV, DVD and open fireplace. To the left of the hallway sits a large, newly fitted oak kitchen wrapped in quality granite surfaces and equipped with a good range of appliances. A dining table sits at the other end of the room next to the window looking down towards Smithy Brow, a great place to enjoy a family brunch or evening meal together. A handy utility with basin and WC sits off the hallway and there’s also direct access into the garage from the kitchen.

A curved staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation where you’ll find a choice of four spacious bedrooms: one double, one twin and two singles, an ideal configuration for a family group. The bedrooms share in a modern house bathroom with a deep bath, separate shower cubicle and basin. There’s a separate WC next door. Outside, parking is either in the garage for one small car or directly outside of the cottage on the street. There’s a small patio area behind Hillside Cottage reached by way of a few steps (take care in the wet) with bench seating provided.

Ground Floor:

  • Lounge with open fireplace, TV and DVD
  • Kitchen/Dining Room electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Utility with useful WC

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 3: Single bedroom
  • Bedroom 4: Single bedroom
  • House bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, basin
  • Separate WC
  • Integral garage


  • Traditional Lakeland cottage residence
  • Oil fired central heating
  • All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Initial supply of logs provided – more supplies available to purchase in the village
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Parking in the garage for one small car or directly outside on the street
  • Garden with bench seating provided
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile

Children & Pets

  • Dog Crate available
  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • TV


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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

Respond to Hillside Cottage

  • Andrew says:

    Superb location, quiet area yet only a 2 min walk to the main street. clean, tidy and good value for money.

  • Jo says:

    This house has a really great location and you can walk onto the Fells from the door or straight to the shops, pubs and restaurants. It is very clean and well-equipped. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Nick says:

    This lovely cottage is perfect for a Lakeland walking holiday. It is comfortable and perfectly located with a very short walk to the middle of Ambleside. Highly recommended.

  • Patricia says:

    Our stay here was perfect. The kitchen was well equipped for 6 people self-catering. Comfy beds and a cosy living room.

  • Ryan says:

    Brilliant place to stay

  • Ann says:

    Lovely cottage- thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Perfect accommodation for us (6 adults and a dog). Garage and parking a real bonus.

  • Helen says:

    Hillside Cottage was just the right place for our well-needed break! There was plenty of space, everything we needed, and the welcome package was much appreciated. The location was just right – quiet but conveniently close to shops and cafes, as well as amazing walks. I would definitely stay here again if I get the chance to go back to the Lake District!

  • Helen says:

    Great location for exploring the lakes and the local area. Comfortable rooms and good space for eating together.

  • Katie says:

    Wonderful location. Thoughtful touches. A home from home. Very clean. Really appreciated the utility room and the welcome basket! Hoping to some back again soon!

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