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Woodbine Cottage

Woodbine Cottage, Ambleside, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £526

Sleeping five people in three bedrooms, this cottage in Ambleside is an ideal base for a romantic or family break.

Woodbine Cottage is a lovely semi-detached cottage in Ambleside. There is a king-size double with en-suite shower room, a double and a bunks room, along with a family bathroom and an additional ground floor cloakroom. Outside is a terrace with views over the town, and a permit is provided for one car for a local car park.

With Lake Windermere on the doorstep, and the amenities of the town a moment away, Woodbine Cottage makes a welcoming and convenient base for a break, all year round.


Great location. Well equipped.
There is a qualification regarding the state of the property which prevents a 5 star review. But generally positive. The cottage is in a great place, quiet but very close to the town including a great butchers a hundred yards away. Unloading was a bit of a challenge, but don't panic and the road up to the cottage is manoeuvrable. The parking permit was fine for the car park a couple of minutes walk away, though it gets very busy during the day - but this was in busy July and Ambleside was very busy despite the pandemic restrictions. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable bedrooms and good bathrooms. A nice selection of games and videos. Negatives? It was clear that the regular cleaning had been done adequately, although some of the kitchen implements and glasses had not been washed up properly. Bathrooms were clean. But the place is unloved (maybe because the owner does not stay, but that's just a guess). It could do with a decent spring clean. For example light switches had been wiped, but there was months of dust on top of them. Carpets in less accessible places hadn?t been hoovered for ages, and the insides of the windows had general muck and fly dirt. The garden was tatty - just an hour's tidying up was all it needed. All this is a shame. I recommend getting someone to do a good half day's general clean. Then it would be 5 stars for sure.

Well equipped
Woodbine Cottage is ideally situated in Ambleside, being a very short walk from the town. The access road is very narrow but parking is close by, as is a pub offering a decent meal if guests in the cottage don't wish to cook in the more than adequately equipped kitchen. The downstairs is open plan and provides comfortable seating for a cosy night in. Beds are comfortable and all the accommodation is clean. Having booked through Sykes Cottages, I would not hesitate to recommend this company as all communication was professional, friendly and helpful.

This is our 6th stay at this cottage. Great location for all the walking and very close to local pub!
Mrs Jones

An excellent holiday cottage, close to all local amenities and a drive away from fantastic walks
Mrs Blake

Great cottage in great location
We've just returned from a 4 night break at Woodbine cottage and couldn't fault it in anyway. Five of us stayed in total (4 adults + 1 child) and it was a perfect size for us. The kitchen and living room are a great size as well as being comfortable and well equipped. Everything was clean and tidy, beds comfortable, good decor, high quality fittings in bathrooms and amazing views from master bedroom. Shops are a quick walk away but we were left biscuits, tea, coffee and milk by the owners which was a lovely touch. As well as shops being a few minutes away you also have 2 pubs and a butchers literally a stones throw away - the butchers in particular is great so make sure you do a big fry up at least once with bacon, sausages, black pudding and eggs all from the butchers ( getting hungry now!). There isn't a parking space by the cottage but you have a very narrow road outside the cottage which was fine for loading / unloading the car ( it is narrow with stone walls either side but a ford mondeo with wing mirrors folded in fitted through fine). You also get a parking permit which we picked up from Sykes in Windermere on the way and this works out really well as there is a car park about 50 metres away from the cottage that this enables you to use as well as multiple other car parks across all of the lake districts so if you're travelling about this can save you a small fortune in pay and display charges! Highly recommended and we'd definitely return
Chris B



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds

Bunk Beds


Gas central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Parking permit for 1 car in local car park
Front terrace with garden furniture
No smoking
Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
Note: Restricted narrow vehicular access
Note: Property accessed via stone steps, may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
1 well behaved dog welcome
Please note: There is a £500 Good Housekeeping Bond which includes a £50 charge that will be deducted if the parking permit were to be lost during your stay

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bridge House - 0.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Stock Ghyll Force - 0.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Ambleside Roman Fort - 0.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stagshaw Garden - 1.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

High Sweden Bridge - 1.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rydal Falls - 1.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rydal Mount - 1.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Rydal Water - 1.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Loughrigg Fell - 2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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