perfectly placed Lake District getaway, With fine views and popular walks from the door

Seathwaite, sleeping 9 is a beautiful 16th century traditional Lakeland cottage set in an enviable and elevated position just a 10-15 minute walk from the popular, outdoorsy village of Ambleside.

Nestling among the Fairfield range, the views from Seathwaite are simply stunning, the secluded patio at the top of the tiered garden providing envious views over Loughrigg towards the majestic Langdales.

The mature grounds are awash with colour in the summer months and perfect for enjoying an alfresco meal or BBQ with your loved ones.


Instantly relax into the country cottage vibe

Wonderfully spacious with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have some ‘me time’, Seathwaite has a home-from-home cottage vibe that will instantly relax you into holiday mode.

Ground Floor

From the front entrance hall, step into a beamed lounge room with wood-burning stove, in a traditional setting and two sitting areas with sumptuous deep cushioned seating and direct access into the garden.

The galley kitchen is well equipped for cooking up a fabulous meal and flows through to the intimate and characterful dining room.

Two bedrooms on the ground floor, one kingsize and a single share a wet room, the rear porch ideal for your dog beds.

First floor

An original oak staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find a wonderful kingsize suite with French doors leading to a private balcony.  A large shower room sits next door and there’s a cosy snug on the same landing.

A further kingsize bedroom and comfy seating area sits at the other end of the house. A twin room lies opposite a modern house bathroom with deep bath, shower cubicle, handbasin and WC.

Ground Floor:

The property has central heating throughout with flag floors on the hallway with space for muddy boots and coats

  • Living Room: Large room with oak flooring, comfortable seating, a large log burning stove (initial wood provided) and SMART TV with Freeview
  • Kitchen: Galley style with oak units, granite worktops, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Dining Room: (Down two steps) With Large table and seating for 9
  • Rear Porch: Perfect for dogs, also houses an extra large fridge for guests use
  • Bedroom 4: Kingsize bed with vanity area
  • Bedroom 5: Single bedroom
  • Downstairs Wet Room: With shower, WC and basin

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: King size bed with French doors to balcony
  • Shower: With shower, basin and WC
  • Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed with washbowl
  • Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom: Bath with seperate shower, WC and basin


  • Gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • A travel cot and highchair are available in the property
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Initial supply of logs/coal are supplied for the fires


  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Private tiered style garden with large patio area and seating
  • Maximum of 2 dogs welcome  regardless of size


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


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


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(4.8 out of 5) - based on 28 reviews.

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  • Glenn says:

    We had a great stay. It’s a sprawling kind of place with some disjointed areas that occasionally impeded traffic flow for the eight of us (the kitchen becomes a bit of a bottleneck if several people try to occupy it). Plumbing was a little funky too but actually worked quite well. I drove a large van and didn’t find the lower parking spot to be a problem. Our other car required a little more engineering to negotiate the upper parking spot. Location, an undeniable source of the place’s charm, was challenging for older folks, who could negotiate the “down” part of the half mile walk into Ambleside but were intimidated by the “up” part.

  • Steve says:

    Very welcoming home in a beautiful spot on the outskirts of Ambleside. It has everything a family or group of friends would need. Very pleasant garden area too.

  • Laura says:

    Such a fabulous stay, everything you will need and brilliant location! Beautiful cottage with so much character, the bedrooms and views upstairs were my favourite! And lovely (huge) outside area! Massive bonus also having two parking spaces, which are very hard to come by when booking places in the lakes! Thank you !

  • Andrew says:

    Our party of nine very much enjoyed the beautiful location of Seathwaite Cottage. The property was well-equipped, clean and well-furnished. It’s setting just outside of Ambleside was very quiet but provided good access to activities both nearby and further afield. Parking/manoeuvring of three vehicles can be a little tight. That said, we would certainly recommend the accommodation to other parties of this size that appreciate a quiet Lakeland setting.

  • Erica says:

    This property is nothing short of amazing. It’s a short GORGEOUS walk into town, sits on a beautiful hillside, and has a beautiful terraced garden with a stunning view of the property and surrounding farms and hills. There is also hiking trail access a minute up the hill. The interior is incredibly spacious, with 5 BRs – 2 of which are more like suites. Two families could easily stay here and it was MORE than enough space for our family of 5. We enjoyed the cozy living room and dining space, and even got a fire going in the wood stove one night. Made use of the kitchen, which has everything needed, and the washer dryer too! Don’t hesitate to book this amazing home.

  • Jon says:

    Fantastic accommodation. The garden really is something quite special!

  • Jack says:

    A really brilliant property in a lovely location! My friends and I stayed for four nights and had a great time. The cottage is very comfortable (excellent beds and a good living space downstairs) and well provisioned, especially in the kitchen area – and it also has a delightful garden space for when the weather holds up! Just ten minutes walk into Ambleside and very well placed to start a number of good walks. Although it should go without saying in the Lake District, the hill that it is situated on is very steep at 20 degrees so if you have any mobility issues it might be tricky to walk directly to and from, but it is very accessible by car. Michelle and her team were excellent and very responsive to any questions that we had. I would definitely recommend Seathwaite Cottage!

  • Linda says:

    Had a great stay at Seathwaite Cottage! Perfect for the whole extended family, and the kids loved all the ‘hide and seek’ places within the house! The staff at Lakeland Retreats were so kind and helpful too, we would definitely stay with them again 🙂

  • Gayle Ashworth says:

    Wow – an absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location.
    Everything you could possibly need for your stay is provided.
    The rooms are large and so well presented, with beautiful furnishings
    We stayed the weekend before Christmas, and the Cottage had christmas decorations and a christmas tree.
    There were 9 of us in total in the party and there was plenty of space. One of the benefits for us was that was a small child and an infant and they were able to use the 2 bedrooms that were at the far end of the cottage, past the kitchen and dining room and so were not disturbed in an evening by the adults.
    If you are thinking of staying at Seathwaite Cottage, I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. You may however come away wishing that you had the means to be able to live there, as it is truly idyllic. My young son has already asked if we could go back as he enjoyed it so much there.

  • George says:

    Had a lovely stay at the cottage a perfect location for setting out walking. Warm, cosy and well equipped. A perfect base for a few days away!

  • Chris says:

    Very nice house, clean and well situated for walking, biking and other lake’s activities. Great communication from the hosts. Great outside space for eating/bbq area.

  • Jenni says:

    Lovely, clean, spacious property and garden at the back. Fantastic views and quick walk into Ambleside village. Walk back up the hill to the house takes 11 minutes!

  • Carole says:

    A brilliant retreat from the craziness of Ambleside but only a few minutes walk down the hill. The accommodation was very comfortable, views from the garden amazing, and had everything we needed for our stay. Parking was tight, but once we discovered the space at the bottom of the house it was no problem!

  • Andrew says:

    We had a wonderful family stay here, enjoying BBQs and outdoor evenings in the beautiful garden. We would highly recommend!

  • Jo says:

    The house is so cute and cosy, the gardens are lovely with the view from the top amazing…The house is very comfortable and very well equipped…10 minutes walk takes you into town, perhaps longer on the way back up that hill… definitely worth being up so high for those views though. Just be aware that the lane and parking ( there are 3 spaces) are quite tight for larger vehicles.. Fab communication from host, and very accommodating. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thank you

  • Catherine says:

    The views from the top of the garden are spectacular – we could have spent all week up there! But the house itself is cozy and peaceful, and ideal for getting away from it all.

  • Dashiell says:

    Lovely property, secluded but quick walk into town. Amazing views from garden terrace

  • Catherine says:

    A lovely house in a very quit part of the countyside above Ambleside. lots to do in the area and a beautiful garden to relax in id the weather allows. Lots f wet weather games and activities in the house to keep you occupied and layout is ideal for families of all ages.

  • Robert says:

    We had a lovely stay at seathwaite over a long weekend. Plenty of room for 9 of us and excellent facilities.

    Great communication from the host answering all our questions. A great location with just a 10 minute walk to the Golden Rule!

  • Tibby says:

    Seathwaite Cottage is spacious and super cute. You can hike right from the cottage and can walk into town easily. Thanks for sharing your place!!

  • Adrian says:

    “Great location, spacious and yet cosy cottage. Plenty of room for a large group or families. Having the three parking spaces was a certainly a great help. Top of the garden has fantastic views – weather depending!

  • Jordan says:

    Fabulous cottage, very cosy and full of character. Great location, close to walking routes and lakes but not in the middle of it all, nice and relaxed surroundings. Nice and clean, plenty of rooms to chill with good friends. Host quick at replying, would definitely recommend. Really enjoyed our stay

  • Carl says:

    Wonderful garden that rises above the house to provide stellar views across to the Langdales

  • Omar says:

    The style of the house and decorated nicely with beautiful gardens I like the place and I enjoyed with my family especially the garden Thanks a lot for this nice house

  • Milu says:

    Lovely cottage with privacy and nice outdoor space Great location too

  • Lois says:

    A very quaint place with a gorgeous outside space and great location from Ambleside main town. This is our second visit to Seathwaite cottage we have fallen in love with it!

  • Micheal says:

    What a quaint little cottage! We stayed as a group of 8 (4 adults, 4 children). The sleeping arrangements were no issue given that there were lots of beds of various sizes! The large dining table, functional kitchen and log fire made this a real home from home. As a mad cyclist, I was pleased that this was also at the top of a large and steep hill! We loved it. The kids loved it. Would book again in a heartbeat

  • Uri says:

    One of the best cottages I’ve ever been to Suitable for 3 families Wonderful garden Can easily walk to Ambleside Has all what you need in order to cook and clean Just GREAT

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