Guests - FROM £740
(4.9 out of 5) based on 49 reviews
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Set over three floors, the layout ensures that everyone can enjoy a good degree of privacy when needed but there’s also plenty of living space to gather everyone together too, even the dog! The modern lounge boasts deep-cushioned sofas set around the TV and stylish wood-burning stove, surely the focal point of many an evening.

The kitchen diner has everything you’ll need to create a special evening meal or hearty breakfast and there’s a downstairs cloakroom and utility, always handy, particularly when you’ve children with you.

Three excellent bedrooms, a kingsize with en-suite shower room, a double and a large twin to the second floor continue the muted colour scheme and matching soft furnishings to create a relaxing atmosphere throughout whilst the stylish house bathroom will allow you to soak away any aches and pains from a hard day on the fells.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
    guests must request before their stay
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome.
  • High Chair
    guests must request before their stay
Layout & Access


The property has gas central heating throughout with Lakeland stone tiles throughout downstairs.

  • Kitchen Gas/electric hob, microwave,
    dishwasher, comfortable large sofa,
    TV with freeview, dining table that seats 6.
  • Spacious Utility Room with a washer/
    dryer and toilet.


  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.
  • Wi-Fi available.
  • Utility area.
  • A selection of Family Games.

  • Bathroom Shower over bath.
  • Bedroom 1 King bed with ensuite
    walk-in shower, WC and basin.
  • Bedroom 2 Double Room
  • Third Floor/Attic Room
  • Bedroom 3 Twin Room


  • Parking permit for one car.
  • Private courtyard with seating.
  • This cottage is dog friendly – one well behaved dog welcome

Location & Nearby


Dovedale is a superb family cottage in the very heart of Ambleside, just off the main thoroughfare within easy, level walking distance of everything this popular Lakeland town has to offer.

Recently re-modelled from top to bottom, the owners, along with their team of local builders, took great care to ensure they retained a traditional feel throughout and have cleverly married features such as slate floors and exposed beams with up to the minute styling to create a stunning and welcoming retreat.

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Note: Main bedroom is a kingsize bed. second has a double bed and third bedroom is a twin
Maximum number of adults and children is 6
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Guest feedback for Dovedale
(4.9 out of 5) based on 49 Reviews
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
We had a lovely stay at this very well located comfortable space. It's well appointed, clean, quiet and perfectly located in the heart of Ambleside. Little things like having a parking pass were a nice touch. We'll be back!
On Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023
I've stayed in many cottages in Ambleside and this one was the nicest. Dovedale is perfectly situated, well appointed, clean and comfortable.
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
Cottage was perfect and had everything we needed for our stay. We knew about the parking before booking and had no trouble using the Rydal car park all week and that wouldn’t put us off staying here again.
On Sunday, 10 Sep 2023
Cottage was lovely , in a great position. No parking but the permit worked fine. There was everything needed , towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, hairdryers ! All quality fittings & furnishings. Would like to own something like it!
On Friday, 12 May 2023
Lovely place in the centre of Ambleside.
On Tuesday, 04 Apr 2023
Lovely house right in the centre of Ambleside, only downside is parking but can't have everything. The supplied permit is good for car parks all over the lakes, just have to find a space which can be difficult at busy times.
On Friday, 17 Mar 2023
Beautifully appointed very clean comfortable mid terraced cottage in quiet position in town centre. Key entry was very simple. Although I thought it had been suggested in the property particulars there would be a supply of logs on arrival none were there but that was irrelevant as the underfloor heating was more than sufficient. There was a welcome pint of milk in the fridge on our arrival, a nice touch. We had very wet weather in our stay so we could not take advantage of sitting out in the small courtyard garden. This was in a surprisingly quiet area even though it is in the town centre. Overall apart from not being able to park outside the property ( but there was always spaces available in the main car park) and the voucher supplied with the cottage dealt with that very simply) this was a delightful place to stay, and we would certainly return.
On Friday, 03 Mar 2023
Dovedale cottage exceeded expectations . It was furnished & equipped to a high standard , being very comfortable & warm . Everything was spotlessly clean & was well cared for . The beds were very comfortable & plentiful hot water in the bathrooms . The location is ideal being very close to all the amenities of Ambleside , while being very quiet in a lane off the main road . The parking permit was very welcome which can be used in several car parks . We have already recommended Dovedale to friends & family and we will definitely book another stay . Thank you Michelle for a great stay at your lovely property
On Monday, 27 Feb 2023
Fabulous house in the heart of Ambleside. Every single amenity thought of in the kitchen. Comfortable beds. Thought parking might be a pain, but we just unloaded and used the Rydal Road car park with the included pass for the week. Peaceful, although in the centre. Highly recommend
On Monday, 20 Feb 2023
Stayed at Dovedale for a Monday to Friday break it was perfect. The house was superb and when we had a small problem with one of the showers(too hot)it was sorted the same day with no fuss. Would highly recommend Dovedale to anyone wanting a small cottage style place to stay in the middle of Ambleside where there were lots of places to eat on an evening(The Preist hole was superb) Definitely a place to stay again
On Friday, 10 Feb 2023
Amazing long weekend in a great location, didn’t use the car the whole time we were there! House was easy to find and felt like a home from home while there. Highly recommend this place.
On Monday, 05 Dec 2022
Lovely cottage in the middle of Ambleside so perfectly located to walk anywhere. Well-equipped and nicely decorated. Was worried about parking but needn’t be- a permit means you can park in the car park and plenty of on street disc parking.
On Saturday, 19 Nov 2022
2nd time staying and very pleased, we will stay again without a doubt. It's great for 3 couples and allowing dogs is amazing. Clean, well presented and personal touches here and there, it really feels like a home for the stay.
On Friday, 04 Nov 2022
Superb, tastefully decorated and comfortable home. We were a family of 6 adults & 1 Labrador and we had enough space to lounge about. There are enough kitchen utensils & gadgets. Please just remember to take your own shower gel, as this wasn’t provided. Very dog friendly will bowls, lead rack and a welcome dog chew. This was a lovely touch. The house is ideally situated in the centre of Ambleside & which has plenty of bars, restaurants and amenities. There are plenty of local car parks if you can’t park in-front of the house. Plenty of easily accessible walks or wainwright’s to explore. We even took a dip in the river at Stockghyll Force. Above all, breathe in the fresh air, go and explore, and have fun! 😃
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Brilliant location and very comfortable, perfect.
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Wonderful place. Great location. Finished really well inside. Would recommend.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
What a stay! This location was perfect for our family holiday in Ambleside! Everything that you could have wanted or needed was provided; and certainly no scrimping on the quality of goods or facilities on site. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anyone!
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Wonderful property right in the centre of Ambleside, the perfect place for a Lake District escape.
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Great cottage in superb location. Highly reccomended
On Tuesday, 03 May 2022
Great cottage. Clean and well equipped with everything needed. Enough space for the 5 of us. Fantastic location
On Sunday, 13 Feb 2022
We had the best time staying in this beautiful little cottage. It is finished to such a high standard and really looks the part. The showers were amazing! Which is a nice surprise as a lot of showers when you are away are so rubbish. But the pressure was great. It’s the little things. The booking and check in was easy. Everyone was really accommodating when sorting our booking etc as there was a little error on our part. We also were given late check out as they had no one staying the following day, which was lovely to not be rushing on the last day. Great stay! We will 100% be back!
Catherine Davis
On Sunday, 16 Jan 2022
What a great find! The house was perfectly located in a super quiet road in the middle of the town.The house was beautifully clean with a warm welcome and was very well decorated and set out and the area for boots and coats was ideal for getting them out of the way after long walks. We used the local long stay car parks for the car which were only 5 minutes walk away but easily unloaded the car in the road outside the house when we arrived and left. Comfortable beds and great bathrooms too, we’re already looking at further dates to come back!
On Wednesday, 05 Jan 2022
Just returned from a lovely New Year stay in this wonderful cottage. The property is really well equipped and has a homely feel. 3 lovely bedrooms and 2 luxurious bathrooms. Fantastic location in the centre of Ambleside for walks from the door and all the local amenities.
On Tuesday, 30 Nov 2021
Brilliant location in Ambleside, clean and great spec in the cottage.
On Saturday, 20 Nov 2021
Best place we've stayed in the lakes and our new go to place. Everything was as described. Clean and maintained to an exceptional standard. Parking space Included was 20 second walk. Stay here. Seriously, you will not regret it.
Sharon Davidson
On Friday, 12 Nov 2021
Thoughtfully refurbished and decorated by the owners, lots of character, comfy beds & linen, brilliant underfloor heating, well equipped kitchen but no cupboard space for food/drinks, nice big fridge but freezer space too small and did not close properly as it was all frosted up. Nice outdoor space and spacious, beautiful bathrooms. Unfortunately we found the microwave dirty, half eaten food in the fridge/freezer, dishwasher filthy and broken, kettle broken, thermostat on ensuite shower faulty. Lakeland retreats offered a re-clean the day after our checkin but we had already cleaned at this point as we needed to use the appliances. Also tried to blame us for arriving at 3pm but a representative was also there at 3pm and told us it was OK to go in. In summary, nice cottage offered by the owners but let down by the management/cleaning company.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Amazing house in brilliant location . Will definitely return.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Dovedale, was such a lovely cottage! Was everything we needed and more. Will be recommending this place to friends and family!
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
Really enjoyed our break in Ambleside. The house is lovely and in a perfect location. Would definitely recommend staying here
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Beautiful cottage, decorated nicely, great location, we really enjoyed our stay. Would have been nice if there was a permit to allow you to park on the road outside the property, but apart from that, no complaints. We would definitely stay again x
On Monday, 04 Oct 2021
Just back from a week's stay in Dovedale. Location is perfect, right in the middle of town on a very quiet lane. As soon as we walked in the front door we were blown away with the standard of the cottage, everything has been fully modernised to a very high standard, top quality kitchen appliances, both bathrooms were superb both with really good showers. Very comfy beds. We couldn't fault any of it.Parking permit came in really handy, we managed top park right outside the front door and it didn't move again all week!We'll be booking again for next year!
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Absolutely fantastic cottage, communication with the host was great and check in/out super easy. Location was also amazing! We’ll definitely be back!
On Friday, 02 Oct 2020
This a beautiful house with a great interior. It is close by to lots of restaurants, shops and pubs, with fabulous walks straight from the front door.
Christine Hodges
On Monday, 28 Sep 2020
We have just spent 5 nights in Dovedale cottage, it was situated in a fantastic position, right in the center of Ambleside with access to all shops, restaurants and pubs, it was also close to many fabulous walk. The cottage itself was excellent, very cosy and comfortable with all amenities needed to make our stay feel like home. We certainly recommend this cottage and will hopefully book another stay in the not too distant future.
On Saturday, 26 Sep 2020
Hi ChloeMy apologies regarding the parking situation. On arrival at the cottage you should have a parking permit for outside the cottage which allows you to park all day without having to move plus the permit for the car park. We will look into that! Thank you for the feedback. Kind regards, Karyn.
On Friday, 25 Sep 2020
Lovely weekend in this cosy little house. The place was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated with lots of pleasant finishing touches. An ideal location in the centre of Ambleside; Windermere is also easily accessible by bus/car. Communication with the host was excellent - Michelle was more than happy to provide us with suggestions for walks/things to do nearby. Kitchen was well-equipped with cooking utensils, It's also worth noting there is only one parking permit, therefore any additional cars will need to pay, though Michelle did provide us with nearby parking suggestions. Would absolutely visit again and recommend to anyone visiting Ambleside!
On Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020
Amazing location, right in the heart of Ambleside with lots of shops and walks. Cottage was decorated nicely and had everything we needed, however, we were a group of 6 adults and 2 large dogs so the downstairs was a bit small for us - would suit a smaller family better. Also parking was an issue, you cannot park outside the property for longer than 1 or 2 hours, we had two cars and you get a parking permit for one of the cars to freely use the car park which is about a 10 minute walk (Michelle told me this before and wasn’t an issue). The issue was trying to find a space after a day out, we had to circle the car park for half hour + waiting for someone to leave. Was a bit annoying after a long walk and in wet clothes! Maybe we just picked the wrong time to go..”
On Saturday, 29 Aug 2020
Absolutely beautiful place! Super cosy and was sparkling clean when we arrived. We loved every minute of our stay!
On Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
Beautiful house in central location to the gorgeous Ambleside. Spotless and comfortable; we all felt totally safe and had a fantastic holiday. We’ll miss it and already want to book again
On Saturday, 22 Aug 2020
“We had a lovely stay. Cottage was beautiful with everything you need and a great location. Parking permits very handy. Wish we could of stayed longer.
On Saturday, 08 Aug 2020
Such a beautiful and thoughtful cottage. There were lots of little touches like local toiletries and art, books about the area and even a Lake District edition of monopoly. The fire was on for when we arrived and a bottle of fizz was on the side. A gorgeous location, really convenient, beautiful cottage and interiors as well as being well kitted for nights in cooking. Would definitely recommend!
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Dovedale was a fantastic house right in the middle of Ambleside. It had excellent facilities and was decorated beautifully. Would definitely stay there again!
On Monday, 09 Mar 2020
We had a lovely week and all agreed that in over 20 years of coming to cottages in the Lake District this is probably the best one we have stayed in. Our thanks to the owners for fitting it and equipping it out so well and to your cleaner for making sure it was so clean for our arrival. You will be surprised how many times arriving for a holiday we have felt that the first thing we needed to do was to start cleaning. Not this time, immaculate!
On Tuesday, 07 Jan 2020
great house will all the aminities you could want, all wrapped up in a stylish pad, with everything on your doorstep. there is an amazing vegetarian/vegan cafe on your door step and a good Thai, your in the centre of town with out even knowing it. the place has lovely underfloor heating that keeps you so warm you wont need to use the log burner. you wont want to go home
On Monday, 25 Nov 2019
This is a beautiful house in a great spot for exploring the Lakes. The pictures don’t really do it justice. It’s a big, modern house with lots of thoughtful touches and all the mod-cons you would need. The utility room was a huge help for muddy boots and for our dog stuff. We had a great stay.
On Friday, 01 Nov 2019
Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay in the beautiful Dovedale cottage. We all loved the newly refurbished cottage and the trendy touches. We thoroughly enjoyed getting away from the ‘rat race’ of London & enjoyed the beautiful setting & fabulous location. in the heart of Ambleside. Michelle & her team were brilliant in answering all our questions & making this stay happen for us! Very professional & sooo friendly. Thank u sooo much. We will definitely be returning via Lakeland retreats.
On Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019
OUTSTANDING! This apartment (more like a house with 3 floors/stories) is gorgeous and tastefully decorated. Modern, yet also country-rustic. Everything is brand new and freshly renovated. Radiant heat floors, towel warmers and wood burner made chilly nights super cozy. My wife and I are vegan and cook most meals at home. This kitchen was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Location was convenient to everything in Ambleside. Never more than a 5 minute walk from either end of town. Check In was easy, picked the keys up right down the block. Parking permits were provided (and necessary!). Do not hesitate to book, you’ll love it!
On Sunday, 20 Oct 2019
Thank you Christopher! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return to Dovedale. Karyn & Alan
On Monday, 30 Sep 2019
Lovely cottage and perfect location for walks all across the lake district
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