boutique bolthole for two

In the heart of ever popular Ambleside sits the beautiful Perrywinkle, a perfect bolthole for two (and the dog!) just a stone’s throw from all the sights and attractions that entice holidaymakers to return to the village year after year.

During the day, walkers flock to the fells to bag yet another Wainwright whilst others mooch around the interesting galleries and cafes or enjoy a leisurely cruise on Windermere. By night, the village takes on a different vibe as visitors partake in some of the fine, international cuisine on offer at one of the many excellent eateries, take in the latest blockbuster at the cinema or enjoy a quiet drink and some live music alongside the locals in t’ pub.


snuggle up on the love seat in front of the fire

Perrywinkle may be small in stature but what it lacks in space, it certainly makes up for in character and charm! This ground floor cottage style abode was painstakingly re-modelled in recent times to create a quality, romantic retreat, just for two.

Flagged floors throughout set the cottage theme, the living area blessed with a corner set wood burning stove to huddle around in the cooler months whilst sat on the love seat with matching pouffe and plump cushions in striking accent colours. The neat kitchen has everything you’ll need to fully self-cater if you so wish whilst the double bedroom is home to an elegant, antique double bed adorned with crisp, Egyptian cotton linens to ensure a good nights rest. The compact en-suite has a walk in shower with giant shower head, handbasin and WC. There’s a shared seating area to the rear, just the spot for a morning cuppa and quick read of the papers and parking is available nearby.

Ground Floor:

The property has stone flagged floors throughout with Rointe electric panel heaters.

  • Kitchen: Fully equipped  kitchen including induction hob, full size oven, toaster and fridge (with ice box) and dishwasher
  • Lounge: Cosy log burner (initial wood supplied) with ‘love seat’ and pouffe for seating, Smart TV/DVD
  • Bedroom: Antique double bed
  • Ensuite Bathroom: Modern shower with giant shower head, WC and basin with heated towel rail.


  • All electric, bed linen and towels are included
  • Sorry no cot or highchair are available


  • Parking for 1 car by permit for the nearby car park
  • Shared patio area with seating
  • Pets welcomed


  • 1 Bedroom
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Shower
  • En-Suite
  • Double Bed
  • Double Room
  • Friday Changeover
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Dog Crate available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Off Peak £400-500
  • Peak £600-800
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Sleeps 2

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  • Gemma says:

    Really cute cottage in the heart of Ambleside. It comes with a parking permit which is perfect as parking isn’t always easy in the lakes. The cottage is down a little alley and has its own yard (with a gate so secure for dogs). It’s small but cosy, we couldn’t get the fire to light properly (our fault) but the heaters made the place warm enough already. as the bed is high there is enough space to store bags/suitcases under the bed. The arrival hamper was a lovely touch (bread, milk, cake etc). Only improvement would be to have some salt and pepper! Recommend the walk up to ghyll falls.

  • Inna says:

    We booked this cottage last minute and didn’t have high expectations, just needed something accommodating pets as well. We were really blown away by how thoughtful all of the things were done in and out of that cottage. Getting the key was super easy and we didn’t have to worry about anything when we got it, we even found a little welcoming pack and goody basket with fresh butter, bread, cake (which we regretfully forgot in the fridge as really wanted to take back with us) and selection of jams and biscuits. That was really nice touch. Everything was in perfect working condition and very clean. Cute little outdoor space, also well maintained. We really enjoyed our stay in this cute little cottage. The location was perfect as well! Close to all the main amenities and walks. Great parks around and only 10 mins walk to the lake. All the bars, restaurants and cafes are literally around the corner. Will recommend to family & friends and definitely stay again!

  • Mike says:

    Fantastic cottage in a great location – great touches in the cottage, with effectively a brand new kitchen/diner You won’t be disappointed if you book this cottage.

  • Hannah says:

    Beautifully appointed and located cute flat. Ambleside is a great village with everything you could need within a few minutes walk and the residence is centrally located but very quiet on a backstreet. For a first trip to the Lake District this is perfect. For the adventurer with lots of gear it is quite small. Super hosts who were very helpful and quick to respond!

  • Adam says:

    Such a sweet little cottage, perfectly situated in the centre of Ambleside. The cottage was spotlessly clean and felt very high end. The welcome basket was delightful, especially the fruit cake which was devoured at the top of Helvellyn.

  • Bob says:

    A very compact but useable space ideal for a couple looking to get away for a few days. The location in the centre of Ambleside is perfect with the many restaurants and bars on your door step.

  • Josh says:

    Truly excellent property, stunningly furnished, incredible location, and very clean. The basket with bread and jams was a lovely touch. The WiFi is good-to-excellent. There is a TV, log burner and hob however we did not use these but they seem of high quality. The bathroom water pressure is very decent and the temperature remained warm for 2 people to take rather lengthy showers. The tips for walks and cafes in the back of the handbook proved very useful. I understand the owners are always keen for feedback so apart from the above praise the only addition we would have liked to have seen would be salt and pepper provided. A minor hassle for an otherwise flawless experience

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