Beautiful Victorian Retreat For Four, Set In The Heart of Ambleside

Pavement Cottage is a beautiful Victorian retreat enjoying a prime location in the heart of the popular village of Ambleside. Set in a quiet side lane with amenities just around the corner, Pavement Cottage was once the ‘bottling house’ of Ambleside’s Jackson Brewery. Carefully and successfully transformed into a stylish 21st-century holiday home and spread over 3 floors, Pavement Cottage provides superb facilities for a group of friends or family’s relaxing Lakeland break, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

Many customers choose self-catering accommodation in Ambleside for walking and activity-filled Lake District holidays, but it is also a great place to soak up the unique character and pace of this lively, Lakeland community. The village is well stocked with outdoor shops and walking information is widely available. Numerous famous routes begin close by and a wide range of walks take in breathtaking scenery without having to travel too far. Pretty shopping streets, traditional Lake District cottages and historic buildings nestled between high-quality eateries, Ambleside a firm favourite for foodies – enjoy a drink on the shores of the lake or in a traditional local pub before sampling some of our region’s finest dining, all just a stroll from the doorstep at Pavement Cottage.

Kick Back And Relax In The Social Living Space With Fabulous Open Fire  

The open-plan living space at Pavement Cottage is homely, cosy, and blessed with an open fire, especially inviting after a day’s walking on the glorious surrounding fells. From the front, step into the entrance hall with slate flooring and through to the open plan living room/kitchen with comfortable furnishings, open fire and a useful selection of books, maps and tourist information. The well-equipped granite fitted kitchen is off the living area and leads to a secluded furnished courtyard. Dining takes place in the open-plan kitchen, but you’ll also be tempted to stroll out and sample the wide range of eateries close by.

Upstairs to the first floor and two stylish bedrooms; a double bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC and a pretty single bedroom offering flexible sleeping arrangements for you and your party – please note that the property has a strict maximum occupancy of 4 but you are welcome to use all three bedrooms. The modern, family bathroom has a powerful shower over the bath with basin and WC.

Steep stairs lead to the attic and second floor where you’ll find a comfortable king-size bedroom with a dormer window, some limited head height and exposed beams.

Outside, an enclosed courtyard garden with a table and chairs is just the spot for a morning coffee or pre-dinner aperitif.

Parking for one car is by way of the included permit for the nearby car parks. There is additional free overnight on-street parking available – further details upon booking.

Ground Floor

  • Lounge – with open fireplace, Freeview TV, BluRay DVD player, DAB CD Bluetooth Music System and selection of maps, books and games
  • Kitchen/Dining Room – with electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, countertop freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher

First Floor

  • Bedroom 1 – Double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Bedroom 2 – Single bedroom
  • House bathroom – with shower over the bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail

Second Floor

  • Bedroom 3 – King-size bedroom


  • Traditional Lakeland cottage for a maximum of 4 persons
  • Efficient, electric central heating
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Open fireplace – fuel available locally
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair included
  • Parking Permit provided for nearby car parks
  • Additional free overnight on-street parking nearby
  • Private courtyard garden with furniture provided
  • Pavement Cottage has a strict no-pet policy
  • Saturday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Blu-Ray Player
  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Single Room


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

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot


  • Saturday Changeover


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 2 reviews.

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  • Hazel says:

    If you want an authentic cottage which is cosy, comfortable and has everything you could possibly need, then this is the cottage for you. Absolutely delightful. Close to Ambleside centre but on a lovely quiet little lane and within easy walking distance of some of the local beauty spots including Stock Ghyll Waterfall – stunningly beautiful – Rydal Cave – eerily pre-historic, but fabulous – and of course Waterhead Pier where you catch all the ferries for the Lake tours. Perfect.

  • Oliver says:

    Great Central location in Ambleside access to shops, bars, and restaurants. The cottage is on a side street though so nice and quiet. If you want to stay in the cottage has everything you need for cooking and staying in. Additionally, nice touches like tea thermos flasks plus lots of maps for your walks.

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