Archway Cottage ref: CC123208

Ambleside, Ambleside Area in the Lake District

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Car Parking - On Site 


Archway Cottage is a very special love nest for two, tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the older conservation area of the village, yet only a stone’s throw from the very heart of Ambleside. This popular village is the perfect choice for the first time and returning visitor and has an excellent selection of shops, bars and award wining restaurants and traditional pubs serving speciality beers, home cooked fayre and with the occasional live music in the evenings. Walks for all abilities can be enjoyed straight from the door onto the slopes of Wansfell, Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe.
This unique property has been thoughtfully designed to make best use of the space available and picturesque setting, the result being a contemporary and quality holiday home with a wealth of interesting features, beautifully dressed with stylish fabrics and accessories. Much thought has been taken in creating exposed oak woodwork to compliment the original trusses, a bespoke fireside seat beside the wood burning stove for two and a stunning, romantic mezzanine bedroom area with glass and stainless finish, created by local craftsmen, vaulted ceiling and huge beams. Glimpses of the local fell ranges can be had from the living area, sufficiently tempting for those walkers among you across to Loughrigg and the Fairfield Horseshoe and, guests can simply park up for the week and enjoy the delights of this lovely part of Lakeland ’au pied’ or by bicycle, storage available for your wheels.
Comments From The Visitor’s Book
Zoe & Matt ‘We had an awesome time at archway cottage .It’s been perfect & just what we needed ‘
Lucinda –Suffolk ‘Nicely decorated, excellent position and has wonderful views’
Gareth & Mona ‘Cottage great –a fine recluse, the living area has everything a couple needs and the kitchen more than capable’
Helen & Ben- Manchester ‘An ideal base to explore the area ,a cosy place to come back to after long walks ‘
Debbie & Barry –Kent ‘Very cosy with log fires, I just love the little wooden hearts everywhere-very apt for being a love nest’
Kym & Jono ‘The cottage was what we expected, very well finished and of good quality’
Karen & Andy ‘Liked the quirky cottage enjoyed the views and appreciated it being so near the town centre’
Mark & Steph ‘Property converted to an immaculate standard-quality of woodwork and fittings is excellent-loved it’

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has night storage heating and comprises:
Wet Room: With shower area, wash basin and WC

First floor

Kitchen: With dishwasher, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge.
Dining/Lounge: With wall mounted TV and DVD and wood burning stove (fuel not provided).
Narrow stairs to....
Mezzanine Floor: Double bedroom area with oak floor and exposed beams
External drying and store room with freezer.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available


Parking permit provided for one car for use on nearby car park. Separate bike shed.
A refundable damage deposit of £50 is payable one week prior to arrival
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    200 Yards
  • Restaurant
    200 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    75 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    5 Miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

About the local area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This bustling, busy market town offers visitors numerous shops, cosy pubs and plenty of places to eat out.

Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains and is an excellent base from which to tour the Lake District. A short walk from the town centre is Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70ft waterfall and to the southeast is Jenkins Crag (730ft), with its great views of Ambleside and the surrounding hills. Well worth a visit is Stagshaw Garden, a woodland garden with lovely floral displays set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Windermere. From the garden walks lead through Skelghyll Woods to the fells beyond.

For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore of Lake Windermere, boat trips down the lake and back, or maybe just potter around the many outdoor shops, craft shops and galleries before a good pub lunch.

Things to do nearby

The Armitt Trust and Museum

This unique gallery, museum and library combines fun, art and entertainment to teach the visitor all about Lakeland and its people. Learn all about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Harriett Martineau and John Ruskin.

Loughrigg Fell Walk
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is `The Apple Pie', famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stock Ghyll force tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the great activities on the water.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.


Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Ambleside Climbing Wall

This is a fantastic climbing venue in Ambleside with indoor climbing wall, bouldering room and small cafe. These superb indoor facilities are open to all those over the age of 5 and with opening times which extend on into the evening - its great for when you can't get into the hills.

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Linked to Lake Grasmere by the River Rothay, Rydal Water is one of the smallest lakes in Cumbria measuring 3/4 mile long and 1/4 mile wide. Up the hill overlooking the lake, you can find RydaL Caves in the hill rock, they are surprisingly large and over 200 years ago they were used as a quarry supplying stone to the local villages.

Ambleside Roman Fort
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk
Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Mountain Journeys

Family Adventure Days, rock climbing and abseiling taster days plus rock scrambling, gorge scrambling and guided mountain walks all within the National Park. Tel: 07971 622616

White Platts Recreational Ground
White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Ghyllside Cycles

Bikes, accessories, clothing, cycle hire and cycle repair all under one roof in the Lakeland village of Ambleside. Tel: 01539 433592


Enjoy the beautiful Lake District countryside starting off in Ambleside. Explore the quiet roads and country tracks on bikes hired from only £25 a day! Tel: 01539 431245

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

The Glass House Restaurant
The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

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