Blue Hill Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
- 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|
|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.
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 Cumbria/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 www.amblesideonline.co.uk
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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14 Apr 2014
"Quaint little blue stone cottage"
We stayed at Blue Hill Cottage for 4 nights as a family of 4. The owner Jenny did tell us that it was better suited for 2 people but we managed with 4 people as there are 2 bedrooms upstairs. The stai… More
31 Mar 2014
The house was the perfect size for just 2 of us, however the bathroom needs updating. (bath panels need repairing) the heating was adequate but not great (radiators did not heat properly) coal fire a bonus as we have one at home also the top of the stairs led straight into the bedrooms (if you forgot that during the night without a light on you could end up taking a tumble down them.) The house retains much of the original character which is lovely and we did have an enjoyable week. The house is only a short walk from the centre of Ambleside which has plenty of great facilities, shops, garden centre, local walks and plenty of places to eat out.
8 Jan 2014
compact and warm cottage near to main street but up a hill which would not suit some . The private parking space is great . The cottage warms up quickly and keeps the heat well . The stairs are a bit steep but no problem for us walkers . The kitchen area is well stocked .
2 Jan 2014
"Everything you need for a cosy getaway"
A small terraced cottage in a convenient location, with all the things you'd need for a short break. Ideal for a couple, but there is a second bedroom too. We enjoyed the fire during the windy we… More
3 Nov 2013
"Great Location, Lovely Cottage"
We stayed in this cottage in late September this year, and found that the location was perfect. Right in the heart of Ambleside, only a very short stroll into the village. Being September it was sti… More
15 Sep 2013
We booked a last minute holiday in Ambleside - I checked out tripadviser for all kinds of accommodation and stumbled across 'blue hill cottage' and decided to book. I am so glad i did. My bo… More
20 Jul 2013
"Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location"
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage, 3 adults was a bit cosy but we were lucky enough to be able to eat outside in the grassed courtyard every evening.
Generally very well equipped - only problem we had is that the fridge/freezer is actually a fridge with a tiny icebox inside but the residents in number one came to our rescue and let us keep some frozen food in their freezer. The residents around the courtyard helped to make the holiday, the communal BBQ they invited us to join in with on the last night meant a lovely end to a very relaxing break. Would definitely return.
11 Jun 2013
"Clean, cosy, terraced cottage 5 mins walk from Ambleside walks, shops and restaurants."
This is a 2 bedroom terraced cottage a short walk downhill to Ambleside, which has lots of facilities including shops, restaurants and the bus stop for Windermere, Coniston, Haweshead and more destina… More
I'm glad you had a nice break.
There is a 5% reduction for guests who return again so here's hoping to hear from you again.
1 May 2013
"perfect break to break up the winter gloom"
This was a return visit to Blue Hil in Ambleside and it was nice to note that the owners had introduced internet showing that they care about reviews and respond to feedback. We had a lovely peaceful stay again, perfect for re-charging batteries and we were blessed with some of the sunniest weather we'd had all winter.
The cottage is a great base to explore the scenery via walks and you can go on several walks right from the front door. A favourite of this trip was the walk up Wansfell Pike and over the the Mortal Man Pub in Troutbeck and back - would definitely recommend.
The cottage is small but very cosy, certainly better for 2 adults and two children rather than 4 adults but when my parents turned up as a surprise to mark my birthday we managed to all fit in!
23 Apr 2013
"charming well-equipped cottage in superb location"
Lovely cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing break. Great location close the the heart of Ambleside. Particularly liked the chance to have an pen fire on a chilly day!
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