An Ideal, Village Centre Bolthole for Two

Delightfully tucked away behind the main thoroughfare of popular Ambleside, Studio Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples seeking the convenience of a thriving village centre without having to rely on your car and being able to explore the beautiful landscape right from the doorstep.

Ambleside is a great base for the adventure seeker; superb high and low level walks start close by allowing you the opportunity of ticking off a few more Wainwright’s during your stay. And if you’re happier with a more gentle pace, take a leisurely 10-minute stroll to the shores of Windermere, pick up one of the famous steamers, sit back and soak up the magnificent, ever-changing scenery.



One of a handful of exclusive apartments located at Studio House, this cosy and comfortable former artist’s workspace is bright, light and airy. Elevated above the street, up a driveway and reached up a flight of external stove stone steps, Studio Cottage is well presented; enter into the sitting room with laminate flooring and a centrally placed gas-fired iron stove around which the comfy sofas sit. An inner hallway leads to a neat and newly fitted dining/kitchen with Amtico flooring, modern appliances and stylish breakfast bar. The pretty double bedroom sits to the front of the cottage and is presented in a country cottage style with a lovely outlook towards Loughrigg Fell and Nab Scar.  The contemporary, fully tiled bathroom offers a deep bath with electric shower over, basin and WC, perfect for a long soak after a day on the hills.

Outside, a small patio garden area has bench seating and there’s an additional shared patio area, again with seating. Enjoy extensive views over the village to the fells beyond. Parking can be at the bottom of the steps to unload – take care with low sided vehicles. A car parking permit is supplied for use on the nearby long-stay car parks and can be used on several other car parks within South lakes providing quite a saving on your holiday. Please note: Studio Cottage is accessed up some external, slate steps so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. The steps can be slippery in wet weather.

All On The Ground Floor

Lounge room

  • SMART TV and CD radio with Bluetooth
  • Gas-fired cast iron stove

Kitchen BREAKFAST room

  • Induction hob and electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Breakfast bar with stools


  • With shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Double bedroom with views towards Loughrigg Fell and Nab Scar


  • Gas fired central heating
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Elevated location reach by external stone steps
  • Patio garden with bench seating and additional shared patio area with seating
  • Sorry, no travel cot or high at the property but you can bring your own
  • Parking permit for one car on the nearby car park that can be used on other car parks throughout South Lakeland
  • Local pub across the road
  • Sorry, no pets


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bed Type

  • Double Bed

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room

Children & Pets

  • No Pets


  • Parking


  • Shower


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

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(5 out of 5) - based on 19 reviews.

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  • Emma says:

    We had a lovely stay at this property. The location really is fantastic – the views out of the windows prove it! The kitchen and bathroom are really modern and well-decorated and kitted out. The wine rack and spa gift bag are lovely touches that were much appreciated. Also, the amount of walk booklets, maps, and guides in the property are fantastic and were very well used. Our main concern was the cleanliness. A fair bit of TLC is needed – mainly the floors, or maybe a deep-clean. We still had a wonderful week, but felt this let the property down.

  • Lisa says:

    Great location and good lodging. The steps up are real. Easy to use washer/dryer and stove/oven.

  • Stephen says:

    A good stay with a couple of nice finishing touches. Not recommended for elderly people with tight steps to accommodation. Ambleside is a beautiful location with ample pubs, restaurants, walking and gift shops, Matthews Bistro is highly recommended. Boat trip to Windermere with some fantastic views and the car parking permit useful for local car parks (you do need to be there by 1030 otherwise spaces tend to have gone).

  • Helen says:

    Lovely cottage close to all amenities but so secluded and peaceful at the same time.

  • Jonathan says:

    Great place to stay, will definitely be staying here again.

  • Rachel says:

    We had a lovely stay in Ambleside, it’s such a pretty town with plenty to do. The cottage was perfect, it had everything we needed & is located right in the middle of the town. The bar across the road does lovely food too. We will definitely stay with this company again

  • John says:

    Had a lovely time at studio cottage. Location is excellent.

  • Jane says:

    Very comfortable accommodation, excellent location for everything around Ambleside, Grasmere, Windermere. Parking pass was a bonus! The wine was totally unexpected and an excellent welcome. There was nothing we needed that hadn’t been thought of. Would absolutely recommend and revisit.

  • Pauline says:

    This is the second time we have stayed at Studio Cottage, great location. Lots of information in the property for walks, eating etc. Really lovely property just what we wanted.

  • Ellie says:

    Had a wonderful stay in this property – just as pictured with everything we could need for our time there. The location is perfect, Ambleside is a lovely place and a great starting point to explore the Lake District from. The communication prior to our stay was great and timely too. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to visit the area.

  • Georgie says:

    A very central location with everything you could need for 2!

  • Becky says:

    Very nice cottage in a great location for the lakes, would definitely recommend.

  • Sheron says:

    What a fabulous cottage right in the center of Ambleside; yet set-back enough so you feel totally remote!! Extremely comfortable, tastefully furnished, excellent kitchen – everything you need. Plus a treat awaiting guests. Will definitely be back!!!

  • Amy says:

    This was a lovely getaway in the heart of Ambleside. The location was perfect for exploring the town, and the cottage was very peaceful with great views over the local mountains. Michelle was so easy to communicate with and helpful before over visit. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Matt says:

    Loved our stay here. It was a great location to explore the surrounding area. And when it rained, it was a lovely place to sit and read our books. The owners were fantastic from booked to checkout.

  • Dave says:

    amazing place, perfect location

  • Clare says:

    Great location in Ambleside’s quaint (but not old-fashioned) town centre, with lovely views from the outside patio area – a great spot to soak up the late afternoon sun. The cottage is cosy and modern with a well equipped kitchen, essential ingredients (including milk), walking maps, DVDs, and WiFi. There’s a music system too but we didn’t try it out. Due to the central location you don’t get parking right at the property (reversing the car up the hill to drop off luggage was not for the faint of heart, and you’ll need to be comfortable with a few short flights of steps), but the parking permit – valid for a nearby carpark and numerous other carparks in this part of the Lake District – was a really nice perk. This was my first visit to the Lake District and I thought it was absolutely beautiful. And this was a great little spot to come home to each day.

  • Natalie says:

    This place has a lovely view and is in a great location. The kitchen is well kitted out for self-catering and the apartment has all the basics. Communication was great, check-in/out were seamless. A good base for exploring the area.

  • Kate says:

    Great location, Ambleside is the perfect mid-spot to explore the lakes. The bungalow is in a great central location, with a free parking permit – essential. There were a lovely little touches in the apartment which made our stay even more comfortable.

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