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Blue Hill Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 34 reviews

Bluehill Cottage-a view down the lane

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

- This quaint cottage is almost hidden up a leafy lane. Thick walls testify that the cottage is very old. It is compact but well laid out. The accommodation comprises front door leading straight into the living room which has a dining table under the stairs. It is open plan to the kitchen which is well fitted with oak units. There is a traditional stone hearth with an open coal fire. There is also electric central heating.

- Steep stairs lead to front bedroom with double bed, back bedroom with twin beds, and a pleasant bathroom. There is an enclosed grassed yard at the back - ideal for a summer barbecue (shared with other residents from Blue Hill). Outside is the old privvy - great for storing bikes and muddy boots. There is an off road parking space.

- With the village and the fells so close-by you can abandon the car for the duration if you so wish.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rydal Water and Lake Windermere - Lakes not the Se 1 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 160 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Open plan kitchen compact but well planned. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer and microwave.

Traditional cosy living room with a slate fireplace with an open coal fire and exposed beams. Small dining table under the stairs. 2 small sofas. Flat screen TV/DVD player. Selection of books, games and DVDs. NEWLY AVAILABLE WI-FI.

Further details outdoors

There is a small patio table and chairs in the back garden plus a BBQ in the outside store.

There is a designated parking space near the front door. Plus secure storage of bikes in the outside store.

Further details

Unfortunately there is no private garden so dogs are not allowed.

The cottage has a steep stair-case and so can be problematic for those with mobility issues and toddlers.

The walk back from the village is only 3 minutes but is uphill!

With four adults the living space is somewhat restricted, but lovely and cosy!

The Lake District

The Lake District of England is a very special place and has always been a popular holiday destination. It is famous for its lakes and mountains. As well as its poets and artists.

Naturally activities such as hiking and cycling are popular in the region. The magnificent views which can be seen while on a hike are breathtaking.

For more details of the area visit Ambleside Online at


Ambleside is central to the Lake District so most people are attracted by the proximity of the fells and lakes. But it has many other amenities not usually found in a rural location.

There is an excellent cinema, tennis courts, bowling green plus a large number of bars and restaurants ranging from budget to gourmet!

Boat trips across Lake Windermere can be taken from Waterhead Pier which is again a short stroll from the cottage.

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30 Dec 2014


"Cosy, cottage conveniently placed in Ambleside"

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 … More

30 Nov 2014


"Good to be back"

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 w… More

29 Nov 2014


"Peaceful, snug, cosy and comfortable"

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 th… More

22 Oct 2014


"Perfect for our family of two adults and two teenage daughters"

Such a cute place, we all loved Blue Hill Cottage; probably the favourite of our 5 week holiday in the UK and the continent. It was located perfectly; the town in one direction and the lake in the other. It was very homely and had everything we needed for a comfy stay. Although it wasn't very cold when we were there, there was one cooler night where we couldn't resist lighting the fire and it kept the temperature inside just right. We were out and about all day and when we came home we didn't feel at all cramped and all happily sat in the lounge area or the kids up in the room on their IPads using the free WIFI. It was perfect for our family and I would stay again in a heartbeat.

12 Sep 2014


"Cosy, quaint and close"

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.… More

10 Sep 2014


"A perfect holiday in a perfect cottage."

As soon as we arrived in Blue Hill Cottage, we felt at home. The cottage had everyone that we wanted and more and the attention to detail, such as coal for the fire, tea and coffee in the kitchen, bird seed to feed the birds and a throw rug to cuddle under at night made our stay very comfortable. Also, there was very good, very reliable internet, which was great, as my husband's work sometimes requires him to work from home, and the internet at the house was excellent. The house is small, only living room and kitchen downstairs and two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, but it suited us and our two daughters (aged 11 and 9) very well. The location is perfect as The house is very quiet, but it very close to all the shops and to the lovely town, so although we had it nice and peaceful, we didn't feel at all cut off. There are plenty of maps and guides in the house, which helped us plan our days out, which was very helpful. The bathroom was large and very clean and the kitchen had all that we wanted and was large enough to cook anything we wanted. Jenny was very helpful in our booking process and the self check in and out worked very well. I would gladly stay here again and I would recommend this place to all my friends and family. The area is just gorgeous and there are many walks you can do from the house. We were very sad to leave.

30 Aug 2014


"Cosy accommodation"

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… More

30 Jul 2014


"Quaint cottage, great location."

This is a lovely little cottage in a wonderful location in Ambleside. It's so easy to wander into town and also to walk up into the beautiful countryside. It's only a teeny tiny cottage, but… More

26 Jul 2014


"cosy cottage and fantastic walks"

Our third visit to Blue Hill and it is rapidly becoming a home from home, love the location with great walks and restaurants nearby. The owners look after the cottage so well and booking process is very easy. Highly recommended.

21 May 2014


"Exceptional value for money"

Blue Hill Cottage was a wee cottage nestled in the back of a complex up a hill with panoramic views of hills across the Windermere valley. The cottage itself was exceptionally well equipped and extremely clean. We were sorry to not have requirement for the beautiful fireplace, which must be an absolute treat in the colder months. The beds were really comfy - very important after we completed the Windermere marathon! Ambleside was a stroll down the hill away, and there are plenty of places to choose from to eat and drink there. For what the cottage provided, in terms of location, scenery, provision and cleanliness, this was tremendous value for money. A real treat.
The owner was extremely helpful and prompt in responding to correspondence.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:01 Feb 2015

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