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Seathwaite Cottage

House and barn. View from the top patio across the rooftop to Langdales
27 reviews
House and barn. View from the top patio across the rooftop to Langdales
Rear of the cottage, house and barn extension, windows to lounge and 3rd bedroom
Lovely lounge with views onto the garden.  Log burner
Lounge area
Lounge area from far end - no dining table now
Kitchen with every modern convenience.  Gas hob, electric fan oven microwave dishwasher
Dining room seating 9 at antique farmhouse table, window to garden
Christmas at Seathwaite Cottage, inner hall
Main bedroom - king size draped 4 poster bed
Main king size bed - master bedroom suite, beautiful cruck construction
Sitting/dressing area to master suite with small tv
Sitting/dressing area to master suite - velux looking over the fells
New King size Walnut antique bed and canopy to large 2nd bedroom
King size bed - spacious 2nd bedroom
Beautiful draped canopy in 2nd king size bedroom
Beautiful mirror now in 2nd bedroom
washbowl in 2nd bedroom
Comfy sofa in 2nd bedroom, overlooking the fells
Twin bedroom - 3rd bedroom overlooking the beautiful terraced garden
Ground floor king size 4 poster bed - 4th bedroom with washbowl
Ground floor single bedroom - 5th bedroom, now with corner wardrobe
Ground floor single bedroom - 5th bedroom
Luxurious family bathroom, bath, wc, washbowl and corner shower cubicle
Family bathroom with curved shower cubicle
Large ensuite shower room to master suite
Large ensuite shower room
Original beams in  ensuite shower room
House from secluded terraced garden, looking towards dining room and main bedroom and balcony
House from terraced garden -  towards car port and 2nd bedroom which has windows to front and side
A view from the top sunny patio across the rooftop to Langdales - enjoy wonderful sunset views too
Bluebells along the Brathay - walk to Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater for lunch
Beautiful flowers at Stagshaw Gardens, National Trust property
View from Stagshaw Gardens to Windermere
Lots of eateries in the pretty village of Ambleside
Terraced garden from lower patio - lots of secluded seating areas.  Table, chairs and a barbecue
King size  - showing  spacious 2nd bedroom, before replacement larger bed and wall mirror
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5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England
A large detached 16th Century cottage. Sleeping 9 in 5 bedrooms with ensuite shower room, main bathroom and ground floor wet room. A rural retreat close to Ambleside - 10 minutes walk. Sympathetically furnished to a high standard. 4* Certificate. 3 King size beds, 3 singles. Full of character, surprisingly light and spacious; original oak beams with good ceiling heights. Sitting areas in main bedrooms with sofas. Additional dressing/sitting area with small tv to 1st bedroom (and ensuite shower room.) 4 star rated by Visit England. Parking for 2 cars plus smaller one in car port. Private single track lane, one property beyond us; Ideal for walking and groups or families. Freesat tv (SKY), telephone for incoming calls and emergencies, Wifi. Beautiful, sunny terraced garden; some rooms and top patio have views to the Langdales.... Read more
About the Owner, Brenda M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 48 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
You can contact me direct following your enquiry if you have any questions.

My personal name, Email address, telephone numbers, and address when you decide to book.
Receipts by email - or posted if preferred.

Once balance is paid you will receive an email receipt, and 7-10 days before your holiday you will receive directions to the cottage together with the key safe code, so that you can access the cottage any time after 4pm.

During your stay our wonderful team of Adam and Michelle be on hand should you have any problems - telephone numbers provided.

The cot is a travel cot, needing large undersheet - (Mothercare not big enough)

If you need help with planning activities or walks we are happy to provide suggestions.
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Listing #HL559027
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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Our family had a lovely week over the festive period in the cosy cottage. The Lounge has a beautiful fire that creates a nice atmosphere. The 3 larger bedrooms are a great size with lots of storage and two have lovey views. The dining room is quaint and cosy directly off the kitchen. It’s great to Have a hall space...

Management response:

So pleased you found the cottage to your liking. We look forward to hearing from you in the future and wish you a very happy 2018


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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We have rented this cottage for the past 3 years and will hopefully continue to do so. This home from home is the perfect location for all our family needs, 10minutes walk to the shops, just at the base of Wansfell and a great base to drive to windermere or Grasmere. Great hosts and comfy beds. You could not find...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. We aim for home from home, so looks as if we are doing OK. We look forward to your return


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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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We were a group of 8 and there was plenty of space.The cottage was great.plenty of utensils,pots,crockery etc.We ate in twice and used dishwasher for setting of 8 with still more cups etc left.10 mins to village.We got taxi back as quite a steep climb for 85 year old.Perfect base for lakes,most within 10-20 drive or walk to windemere....plenty of...

Management response:

SO pleased you had such a great time. The quilts on single beds are all standard singles, with king size on the other 3 beds. Local taxi service seems to get quite a lot of business from the cottage in the evenings after hard day's walking. Around £4.50 I believe. Hope to have you stay again


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Stag and hen parties not accepted
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Kings
    3 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
3 Mar 2018 -
28 Mar 2018
March 2018
3 nights
5 Apr 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
7 nights -- --
14 Apr 2018 -
25 May 2018
Late Spring 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $272 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks offered out of High Season or at short notice.

Short breaks around 65-75% of weekly rates
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About the neighbourhood
The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, covers a large area with many lakes and low and high fells

Winderemere, Bowness on Winderemere, Grizedale Forest, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston are all within a few miles of Ambleside, offering visitors varied and interesting galleries, museums and visitor attractions.

Kendal is the nearest larger town.

There are National Trust properties in the area, together with other houses and gardens to visit.

There are cycle routes on the fells as well as walks too numerous to mention here

Winderemere is home to Lakeland's main store and also to Booths splendid supermarket

Local butcher is excellent Mr Garside on North Street
Getting around
Walks from the cottage across to Skelwith Bridge, Loughrigg, Wasnfell and many more
Access to high fells from the cottage: Red Screes, Dove Crag, Fairfield Round
Buses run from the village to Kendal, Hawkshead, Grasmere and Coniston.
Boats from Waterhead to Wray Castle, Brockhole Visitor Centre, and Bowness.
Car advised
How to get there
Trains run to Windermere from whence there is a bus or taxi service to Ambleside

Ambleside is at the head of Lake Windermere, the largest of those in The Lake District.

Leave M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs to Windermere and Ambleside. Full directions by email before your holiday. The 2 main parking spaces are fine for eg ML350 size vehicle. I have no problem in and out of the spaces. The car port is large, but is more suitable for a smaller car as lane is single track and bordered by a stone wall.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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