Exterior | Mallards - Steppingstones Riverside Terrace, Ambleside
Exterior | Mallards - Steppingstones Riverside Terrace, Ambleside


  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Car parking on site


out of 5

We love the charming character of this cottage set within a picturesque setting by the Riverside where you can balance across steppingstones as you watch the Mallard ducks swim past.
Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With open fire and Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Welcome gift.
Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the grounds.
This well-appointed and fully refurbished cottage apartment is named after the delightful mallard ducks that have made Steppingstones their home and often come up from the river to greet you. Mallards is found up stone steps and through a section of gardens to your front door.
Enter into a characterful open plan living area with kitchen/dining room. A favourite with many long-standing guests; Mallards sitting room boasts an exposed Lakeland stone wall, original wooden window shutters and an open fire for cooler evenings. The kitchen has all you need, complete with an electric cooker with halogen hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There are two cosy bedrooms with comfortable mattresses and smart furniture. They overlook the wonderful views over the steppingstones towards Wansfell. The bathroom is ideal for long soaks after a hard day on the fells.
Outside the gardens are beautiful with garden furniture to enjoy alfresco living. This cottage is ideally located, a 20-minute walk finds you in the centre of the beautiful, historic town of Ambleside, one of the most popular towns in the Lake District and it boasts a wide selection of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, and a choice of two cinemas. Take a stroll to Waterhead Pier which dates back to 1845 and this is the gateway to ferries which can be taken to Bowness and Lakeside pier near Newby Bridge, Wray Castle and Brockhole Visitor Centre. If you would like to charter your own course across Windermere, motor and rowing boats are available to hire.
There is a huge range of outdoor adventure activities available around Ambleside and Windermere Lake ranging from abseiling and climbing to bushcraft and sailing. If you prefer less energetic pursuits, then Just a short walk from Ambleside is the National Trust owned Stagshaw Gardens. Covering about 8 acres, the gardens have a fine collections of rhododendrons and azaleas and ericaceous trees and shrubs or the impressive Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70 foot waterfall which may be viewed safely from a railed viewpoint. The Armitt Museum is a purpose-built home for a collection of books, manuscripts, water-colours, archaeological remains, geological specimens and assorted paraphernalia. It also houses an area dedicated to Beatrix Potter or you may prefer to visit the remains of Galava Roman Fort, and if that’s not enough to keep you busy, then Ambleside is the ideal base for exploring the rest of the Lake District. Beach 24½ miles. Pub and restaurant 2 miles.
In consultation with the owner Mallards (UKC5760) can be booked together with Waterside (UKC5757), Rivers Edge (UKC5758), Viewpoint (UKC5759) and Garden Cottage (UKC5761) to accommodate up to 18 guests.


Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Ground Floor Accommodation
Grouped Property
Horse Riding nearby
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Waterside Breaks
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

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