Original character and charm

This pretty whitewashed Lakeland cottage dates back to the 18th century and sits beneath the slopes of Wansfell in one of the oldest parts of the bustling village of Ambleside. Wendin Cottage has retained much of its original character and charm displayed by a wealth of beams throughout and deep-set windows but has been brought right up to date with the addition of quality, modern facilities to ensure a comfortable stay, whatever time of you come to visit.

Just a few minutes walk from the village, Wendin Cottage is well placed to enjoy the delights that bustling Ambleside has to offer. The high street is well stocked with interesting galleries and gift shops and those foodies among you will delight in the choice of international and award-winning cuisine available in such a small village. Wendin Cottage is a superb base for walkers as numerous high and low-level routes, including some famous ‘must bag’ Wainwrights, can be explored right from the door.


From the front of the building

Enter into a traditional, neat sitting room with oak flooring, beamed ceiling, dining table and wood-burning stove which makes for a super focal point. The modern, well-fitted kitchen to rear has a good range of appliances and direct access to the outside.

An open tread wooden staircase leads to the first floor where you’ll find a romantic kingsize bedroom with a oak frame king size bed, pretty décor and TV/DVD. The contemporary bathroom next door offers a deep spa bath, perfect for a long soak after a day walking the fells, a separate shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Parking for one small car can be had right outside the front of Wendin Cottage. To the rear, you’ll find a neat sitting-out area with table and chairs provided. There’s a useful outbuilding where you’ll find the washer/dryer, a freezer and a really handy Peko drying cabinet, ideal for those outdoorsy folk among you.

The Ground Floor:

  • Lounge room
  • Smart TV with free Netflix
  • Radio and iPod docking station
  • Log burner
  • Kitchen
  • Electric cooker and induction hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Outbuilding
  • Freezer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Peko drying cabinet

The First Floor:

  • Bedroom
  • King size bed
  • Bathroom
  • House bathroom with separate shower, spa bath, basin and WC


  • Gas fired central heating
  • WiFi
  • Pets welcome
  • Parking for one small car at the front door
  • Peko drying cabinet in the outbuilding
  • Small sitting-out area to the rear with table and chairs
  • Log supplies available to purchase locally
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Sorry, no room for a travel cot and highchair


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • King Size Bed

Children & Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Local area

  • Pub within 1 mile

  • Saturday Changeover

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  • Debbie Rogers says:

    Just returned from a wonderful week in the Wendin Cottage, it is charming inside with all the amenities listed, It is very small but ideal for a couple and a dog there is a small parking space out the front the whole place was spotlessly clean in an excellent location.One Direction will take you into the town and the other direction will take it to the lake all very easy to walk .Would definitely recommend this property and will definitely stay again could not Fort Lakeland Retreats they were absolutely excellent from start to finish

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