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“Cosy, cottage conveniently placed in Ambleside”
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88 reviews
Bluehill Cottage-a view down the lane
Outside the cottage.
Showing our car parking space.
A prosecco moment!
Relaxing in the lounge!
Double bedroom
Twin room.
Newly renovated bathroom with walk-in shower.
Bathroom
Some visitors arrive by horse!
A walk from Bluehill Cottage overlooking Grasmere.
A host of dancing daffodils- by Stockghyll waterfalls a short walk from the cottage.
Lake Windermere at Waterhead. 10 mins walk from cottage.
Waterhead.
Cosy lounge leading to dining area and well equipped kitchen
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 88 reviews
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Netty-Net...
Bourne End, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy, cottage conveniently placed in Ambleside”
Reviewed December 30, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Small, clean, warm cottage with all the facilities required for self catering. Easy to use private parking a short distance from the cottage and only a short walk into Ambleside town centre. Wood and coal supplied for the first fire in the open grate. The cottage can easily sleep 4 but the downstairs would be a little cramped with 4 adults in situ. If nervous about stairs it is worth bearing in mind that the cottage has no landing, just a step down to a stair tread between the bathroom and main bedroom (which are opposite each other) and the twin bedroom door also opens straight out onto the stairs. The cottage had been decorated for Christmas which was a thoughtful gesture and created a welcoming feel. Would stay again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jan 2015
Thanks for your review. We have just had a pump fitted so hopefully the water pressure problem will be solved from now on. Hope to see you again soon.
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Mancheste...
Manchester
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good to be back”
Reviewed November 29, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This is the 5th time we have stayed at Blue Hill cottage in Ambleside. It's a cosy little cottage in a quiet part of ambleside but only a few minutes from the centre. It has a small lounge area with 2 two seater settees a tv and a lovely open fire. There is a dining area tucked under the space beneath stairs and an adjoining small kitchen area with all the appliances you will need. There is quite a steep staircase leading to 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and toilet. I would think that people with walking difficulties would have an issue with staircase so just be aware, I also think small children would have to be supervised going down the stairs as well, for any one else there should not be a problem. Both bedrooms are a reasonable size, one has a new double bed and the other has two singles. The bathroom has a basin, bath with power shower and toilet, this is where the boiler is as well. The boiler has just been replaced and the owner says they are still having teething problems due to water pressure but apparently this is due to be rectified shortly. During our stay getting hot water wasn't an issue but the shower did lose pressure slightly when a tap was used down stairs but as I said this issue should be rectified soon. Another new facility is the wifi, we found this very handy indeed. We can recommend this cottage, thats why we regularly return, and when the weathers good no where else can beat the beauty of the Lake District.

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KfromWale...
Wales, UK
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Peaceful, snug, cosy and comfortable”
Reviewed November 29, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We stayed for a 3 night short break.

The cottage was as we expected, with the added bonus of comfy settees, a very well equipped kitchen and absolute peace and quiet at night.

The wifi was one of the reasons we picked this cottage and it was easy to connect and always available. There was an excellent shower and plenty of hot water.

The bed was very comfy with quality linens. The towels were lovely and fluffy. The cottage is very well equipped to self cater.

The location of the cottage is ideal, as it's off a side road and up a hill which means that there is little passing traffic (unlike a lot of holiday cottages we saw) yet only a 5 minute walk to the main street of Ambleside.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt very chilled on leaving and would book this cottage for our trips to Ambleside should it be available

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Steep staircase
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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art s
Gore, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cosy, quaint and close”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We found Blue Hill Cottage a nice spot. It was close to the centre of town, neat and tidy and,although small big enough for two retired couples. It was a quiet spot up a small lane.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: The coziness of the house and the location, which was nice and quiet.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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2plus2gva
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Cosy accommodation”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This delightful cottage was exactly as described - conveniently situated, cosy and well equipped. Accommodation is quite tight for 4 people, but would be comfortable for 2 or 3 visitors using one bed area to store luggage. The cottage has a reserved parking spot nearby, which was always free for us. There is no dishwasher, but a clothes washer with drier. The heating and WiFi worked fine.

Tip: Even when arriving by car from the south, it is wiser to go around and approach the cottage via the north junction of Old Lake Road with the A591. That's because in the evening, residents park their cars on Blue Hill Road south of the cottage, leaving very little room indeed to squeeze past! (North of the cottage, Blue Hill Road is wider)

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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