Church Cottage

Guests - FROM £545
(4.9 out of 5) based on 51 reviews
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Availability & Reviews


Located in the very heart of one of Lakeland’s most popular villages, Church Cottage boasts that all important off-road parking space allowing you to pull up and simply forget about your vehicle for the duration of your stay. Parking is good for one small car.

Step into the open plan living space with comfortable leather seating arranged around the open fire and wall mounted TV and through to the up to date and well equipped kitchen with a choice of breakfast bar or traditional dining area.

A spacious superking bedroom to the front offers plenty of storage and a colour TV and shares the stylish house bathroom with the single bedroom at the rear of the cottage.

Church Cottage has a fully enclosed, small courtyard to the rear with table and chairs for sitting out when our typical Lakeland weather will allow!

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Open Fire - Fuel available locally
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Adventure
  • Romance


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Porch: Storage for coats and boots
  • Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.
  • Living room: With TV/DVD (freeview), comfortable sofas around a working open fireplace

Bedroom 1: With Super King size bed and room for a travel cot

Bedroom 2: Single bedroom

Bathroom: Modern fittings with bath, shower over bath, wash basin, WC and towel rail


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas central heating
  • Parking for 1 medium sized car
  • Small secluded garden with patio and garden furniture.
  • Fuel for the open fire is available locally
Location & Nearby


Church Cottage is a fabulous example of a traditional Lakeland stone cottage with all the modern day conveniences that are on your self catering holiday wish list! Thoughtful touches include a Sonos sound system throughout, discreet lighting, open fire, super king size bed and plenty of local walking and guide books to help you plan your stay here in Ambleside.

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Note: Up to 2 adults and 1 child or infant
Maximum number of adults and children is 3
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Guest feedback for Church Cottage
(4.9 out of 5) based on 51 Reviews
On Friday, 28 Jun 2024
We booked this house an hour before we arrived after being badly let down by another holiday property. It was a lovely comfortable property that we felt at home in. It's such an amazing location for Ambleside shops and restaurants and we hiked from here too. To find it take the small turning on Compston Road next to the Lucky Dragon takeaway. It's up this lane in the corner. One word of caution, take care if you use the cellar steps. They can be slippery.
On Friday, 10 May 2024
Very good stay there! The accommodation is very convenient and clean and very well located in Ambleside. There is a parking space, which is a real bonus. The hosts were helpful and reactive if any issues. Thank you for the great stay
On Tuesday, 28 Nov 2023
Excellent location and very cosy!
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
Lovely cottage and everything we needed. Could have done with a diagram showing how to access the cottage from the road but otherwise everything was perfect.
On Friday, 29 Sep 2023
Perfect location and lovely cottage in centre of Ambleside. Great for pubs and restaurants and plenty of coffee shops. Ideal base for lots of fantastic walks. Excellent value for money. Only issue was finding the cottage when arriving in centre of Ambleside. Instructions could have been clearer. All in all a fantastic stay and would definitely return.
On Saturday, 02 Sep 2023
We had a lovely stay at Church Cottage. It was in a great location and nice and quiet set back off one of the main streets. Parking was tight as others have said but this was only because of the cottage next doors parking. Beds were super comfy and the cottage had everything we needed for our stay. We look forward to visiting again.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
Hi - had a great stay at this cottage. Would recommend
On Saturday, 19 Aug 2023
This was booked for members of staff who said the place was wonderful.
On Thursday, 17 Aug 2023
A cosy little cottage, just right for my family of 3. We had everything at our disposal. Perfect location at the heart of Ambleside with easy access to restaurants and shops. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Would definitely recommend 👍🏼
On Sunday, 13 Aug 2023
Fantastic cottage in the heart of beuatiful Ambleside. I would definitely reco.mend staying here, rooms were brigh, spacious and clean. Perfect for the three of us.
On Tuesday, 25 Jul 2023
We spent 4 nights at Church Cottage (2 adults and a 4 year old). The house was well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. It is in a great location in the middle of Ambleside with good access to Keswick and Windermere. There is plenty to do locally with children (parks, crazy golf, the Rock Shop, Pencil Museum, Haverthwaite Railway, The Puzzling Place etc.). We would definitely stay here again.
Claire G
On Monday, 19 Jun 2023
Lovely property with (almost) everything we needed. Great location. A few snagging points but worth 5* overall. Hope to be back! If you are driving you will need to access the property from Compston Road, then take a left directly after The Lucky Dragon take away. This is a narrow lane but is the only way to access in the car. The property is at the bottom left of the courtyard you arrive at.
On Friday, 02 Jun 2023
Lovely cottage - very convenient in central Ambleside - narrow entrance to parking but great to have available!!! Cottage has everything you could need - we'd love to visit again ...
On Saturday, 22 Apr 2023
Nice, very clean and comfortable house situated in a courtyard in the middle of town. Vehicle access and parking for a small car.
On Saturday, 03 Dec 2022
Lovely little cottage. Had everything you needed for your stay. A home away from home. Parking is a little tight but we used public transport to get around, just to avoid any complications with getting back into the parking spot in our return and public transport in the area is great anyway. Great location. Just a short walk from shops and local amenities. Would love to stay there again. Communication was great with lots of updates before we arrived.
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
All good, nice place to stay for a few days
On Friday, 14 Oct 2022
Great accom in central location - very clean
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Property is right in the centre of Ambleside but is still in a quiet location. Contains everything you will need for a short or longer stay.
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Property is right in the centre of Ambleside but is still in a quiet location. Contains everything you will need for a short or longer stay.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Church Cottage is a lovely home away from home. The location is perfect if you want to be in the town, which we do, and there are some great walks straight from the front door. The rest of the Lake District is easily accessible from Ambleside by car and by bus. We will be back!
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
Lovely stay in Ambleside, perfect central location tucked away in a quiet corner. Great for small families (a stair gate would of been a nice extra touch) All in all a very comfortable & enjoyable stay. Thankyou
On Saturday, 09 Jul 2022
Really enjoyed my week stay at Church Cottage - great central location in Ambleside with easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants. Lounge and kitchen diner is well set out although only cooked at breakfast. Parking is tight as mentioned in the property details so be prepared for multi point turns, especially when other people are parked in the courtyard - definitely only for smaller cars.
On Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Nice, very clean and comfortable house situated in a courtyard in the middle of town. Vehicle access and parking for a small car.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Lovely cosy cottage in a perfect location for exploring The Lakes and very easy for wandering around Ambleside. Many walks can be done on foot from the cottage, no need to drive. Fabulous place for a break.
On Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
Lovely cosy cottage in a great location in the centre of Ambleside
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Perfect place for our little family of 3. Very clean, and we didn’t have any issues during our stay. Our 5yo had a couple of games suitable to play, and there are a good selection of DVDs and books for adults. No issues with the parking, even though it looked tight - we have a VW Tiguan and I think if any wider it would be an issue. There were instructions on how to park and reverse on the wall that were spot on! Very grateful also for the dryer in the basement!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Beautiful cottage in great location. Very well appointed and clearly carefully looked after. Couldn’t fault this place for quality and location.
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
I couldn’t have chosen a better location for the cottage. It was a lovely place to stay clean warm and welcoming
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Great house in the centre of Ambleside. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend a visit.
On Saturday, 24 Jul 2021
Great property right in the heart of Ambleside. Walking distance to pretty much everything including Lake Windermere. Cosy & comfy flat with brilliant views & great sun trap! Will definitely be booking again :-)
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
Lovely house in a great location. We had a fantastic week exploring the lakes with our toddler. The house is very well stocked with everything you need and the parking was a big bonus. We will definitely be back!
On Friday, 02 Jul 2021
This was the first place we stayed when we first visited Ambleside 6 years ago. We've been back numerous times since, even for our honeymoon! Church Cottage is a cosy, quiet and clean property in a fantastic location - right in the centre of town (about 20 steps from the Golden Rule pub!) and also with many fells and walking routes on the doorstep. Not to be missed!
Sophie Ree
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
Loved this cottage. Very clean and great kitchen with all utensils we could need. Parking is tight as per other reviews, but once you suss out the reversing in the yard, we managed fine (with our Audi Q3 which is a bigger car). Please don’t let the parking put you off, it’s so much better than having to fight for a space in Ambleside car parks! The bed is a super king. So big and comfy. We now want one of our own. Great sleep after days of walking! Will defo book again!
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
We have just returned from our stay at Church cottage. Really lovely place, clean, spacious and great location close to shops and many restaurants. Before we set of we read about the tight parking and true be hold we did not manage to get our 4x4 car parked in front of the house but it wasn’t an issue as there is a car park only about 5/10 min walk where we parked for 3 days for a £17.50.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Our second stay at this lovely cottage in Ambleside which is in such a handy location. We had a great time.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Can’t imagine a better place to stay in Ambleside! Wonderful home and centrally located. Couldn’t recommend more highly!
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Excellent place to stay in the heart of Ambleside town centre. The property was clean and well maintained. A lot of family friendly walking trails around. We were blessed with very beautiful weather and would love to go back again in the future.
On Sunday, 23 May 2021
A 5 star brilliant little cottage — perfect!
On Thursday, 01 Oct 2020
This is a great little property for a couple or small family. Comfortable living space, quiet rooms. Stayed elsewhere in Ambleside in the past and was kept awake by traffic noise. Given the location it’s very peaceful.
On Thursday, 01 Oct 2020
Excellent cottage, located just away from the main town. All you could wish for.
On Friday, 04 Sep 2020
Superb location. Bad parking by next door can make getting in and out difficult
On Monday, 20 Jul 2020
Great place. Highly recommended
On Monday, 02 Mar 2020
Fantastic central Ambleside location
On Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Beautiful cottage with everything we needed (and more!!). Wonderful location and well thought out with everything from a Sonos system to DVDs for the dark evenings. Can't wait to go back.
On Monday, 14 Oct 2019
My father had a very nice break in this lovely cottage, everything was as described, very clean, great location and no problems parking.
On Saturday, 31 Aug 2019
“Lovely cottage, perfect location, parking is tight (bring a smallish car) but having the parking space right outside cottage was a massive bonus as Ambleside is busy. Everything you need is supplied. Highly recommend cottage for any length of stay.”
On Thursday, 15 Aug 2019
Fantastic place, amazing location and one of the best Airbnbs I've stayed in. The parking is a bit tight but that's literally my only complaint, highly recommended.
On Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019
Great location, only a few steps away from the shops and restaurant yet felt quiet and secluded given its hidden location. Also very much an advantage to have parking (space for 1 car) right outside the property. House well equipped and plenty of space for three of us, nice touch to have tea and coffee available for when you arrive. Appreciated the high chair and travel cot in the property too for our toddler. All in all a great stay and if in Ambleside again we'll definitely return to Church Cottage!
On Saturday, 22 Jun 2019
Great place, well appointed and close to restaurants, supermarket and shops. It was warm and quiet. Check in was easy and dropping the key off was no hassle.
On Friday, 31 May 2019
Amazing location, very nicely finished with plenty of space for three people. Would highly recommend staying here! Great communication and very easy to pick up the keys even though we arrived late - it was no problem
On Friday, 24 May 2019
Church Cottage is ideally situated in Ambleside. The size of the accommodation is great and very well equipped for 2/3 people. We had a great 9 days here and hope to return to Ambleside one day. There is parking directly outside the Cottage but is best suited for small cars as the approach alleyway is narrow and other vehicles could be parked near your exit route.
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