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Oaks Farm Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Occupying a quiet position, this charming 16th-century, beamed holiday cottage stands only ½ mile from the heart of Ambleside.

Step to porch. Beamed living room with wood-burning stove in feature fireplace and patio doors to garden. One step to well-equipped, fitted kitchen/dining room with beams, low ceiling and tiled floor. Two steps to twin bedroom with vaulted ceiling and two steps to en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Winding stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel inc
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Cot
  • TV (Freesat & Teletext)
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Washer/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Slopes in garden

This charming 16th-century, beamed holiday cottage occupies a quiet position, yet stands only ½ mile from the heart of Ambleside – one of the more popular Lakeland locations. One of three, Oaks Farm Cottage has been carefully refurbished, retaining original character and featuring an 18th-century fireplace with log-burning stove – which provides a warm and cosy atmosphere during the cooler winter months. The secluded garden and terrace command views of the fells and make a perfect spot for dining al fresco.
Standing at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, amidst the astounding scenery of the Lake District National Park, Ambleside makes an ideal base for touring and exploring this magnificent area. The village itself dates back to Roman times – a long-deserted fort is situated close to the banks of the lake. In more recent times, Ambleside played its part in the Lancashire cotton industry. Mills were built on Stock Ghyll, which runs down from the fells close to the rear of the cottage – in fact the gentle sound of the waterfalls can be heard whilst in the garden. In the immediate vicinity there are many walks that take advantage of the wonderful flora, fauna and wildlife, most notably the famous Fairfield Horseshoe walk (which begins just yards from the doorstep). This area is ideal terrain for climbing, fell-running and mountain-biking, with a profusion of well-maintained National Trust paths, forests and pinnacles. For all its beauty, this area is perhaps most famous for its long history of poets; William Wordsworth’s house, in Cockermouth, is now a museum celebrating his life’s achievements, with Southey, Ruskin and Thomas de Quincey also residing in Cumbria at some point of their lives. Ambleside particularly benefits from a large number of good restaurants and friendly, character-filled inns, within a short walk of the holiday cottage. Shops 300 yards.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 8

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/12/2018
    Overall and excellent cottage that was perfect for our break and really close to Ambleside. Couple of suggestions that may help: for a Christmas break, maybe some Christmas Decorations in the cottage? When we arrived it was freezing cold in the cottage, suggest arranging for someone to switch on the heating so you arrive to a warm house.


  • 8

    06/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    A conveniently located cottage in Ambleside, that was well furnished and equipped. For a cold, wet weekend it was very well heated with the bonus of an open log fire.


  • 9

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    We had an excellent stay. Perfect room layout for our family and plenty of parking which is rare in Ambleside. Great facilities including enough to make a birthday cake!


  • 8

    02/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/12/2018
    Overall and excellent cottage that was perfect for our break and really close to Ambleside. Couple of suggestions that may help: for a Christmas break, maybe some Christmas Decorations in the cottage? When we arrived it was freezing cold in the cottage, suggest arranging for someone to switch on the heating so you arrive to a warm house.


  • 8

    06/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    A conveniently located cottage in Ambleside, that was well furnished and equipped. For a cold, wet weekend it was very well heated with the bonus of an open log fire.


  • 9

    01/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    We had an excellent stay. Perfect room layout for our family and plenty of parking which is rare in Ambleside. Great facilities including enough to make a birthday cake!


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