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) TV, Freeview and DVD player
  • 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 can be provided by prior arrangement with Lakeland Retreats.
  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower


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


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed


  • Double Room
  • Single Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Sky Package
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(4.7 out of 5) - based on 18 reviews.

Respond to Seathwaite Cottage

  • 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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