Hazelnut Cottage

Guests - FROM £581
(5 out of 5) based on 22 reviews
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Availability & Reviews

Characterful cottage with unique, original ‘bend or bump’ features

Hazelnut Cottage displays a host of unique features and is surprisingly spacious although being an old cottage, you will need to ‘bend or bump’ in places. Comfortably furnished and prettily decorated, step inside from the road level down into the hallway through to the beamed sitting room with a quiet reading area and leather sofas to sink into whilst relaxing in front of the gas-fired log effect stove. Along the hallway and up a step lies the social dining kitchen, well fitted with all the facilities you’d expect to be able to fully self-cater. A useful separate laundry and downstairs shower room sit off here along with access to the outside.

On the first floor sit two good bedrooms, one double and a large twin, both proudly displaying original, exposed beams and presented in a traditional, cottage style. The house bathroom is fully tiled and has a powerful shower over a P-shaped bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside, a neat courtyard garden with furniture provides glimpses of the nearby fell range and, although there is no private parking, one permit is available for use on several car parks throughout the South Lakes – this can prove quite a saving on your holiday.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

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


  • Entrance – from the road into a hallway with plenty of space for all your walking clobber
  • Lounge room – OLED Smart TV, DVD and CD/radio, gas-fired cast iron fireplace
  • Kitchen dining room – Induction hob and electric oven, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher
  • Shower room – With walk-in shower, hand basin and WC
  • Laundry area – washer/dryer


  • Double bedroom 
  • Twin bedroom 
  • House bathroom – shower over bath, basin and WC

Property Features

  • Gas fired central heating
  • Wifi, SMART TV, DVD, Bluetooth music system
  • Parking permit for one car on nearby car park that can be used on other car parks throughout South Lakeland
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Rear courtyard patio with table and chairs
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel cot and high chair available
Location & Nearby

Perfectly placed cottage for exploring this popular part of South Lakeland

The characterful Hazelnut Cottage, parts of which date back to the 17th century, was once the village toffee shop and is fondly remembered as such by many locals within the community. Literally, a stone’s throw from bustling Ambleside and a level, half a mile walk to the shores of Windermere, the setting is ideal for those who prefer to immerse themselves in very heart of village life.

Enjoy the varied walking and cycling that the area is so well renowned for right from the doorstep or for a change of pace, enjoy a game of tennis, a round of mini-golf or spend an hour or two at the indoor climbing wall. Relax after an adventurous day on two feet or two wheels with a trip to Zeffirelli’s Cinema or an evening cruise on the Lake perhaps, followed by a meal in one of the many excellent restaurants or bars that cater for all palates and pockets – do call us if you need any personal recommendations.

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Note: 1 double 1 twin no pets
Maximum number of adults and children is 4
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Guest feedback for Hazelnut Cottage
(5 out of 5) based on 22 Reviews
On Friday, 05 Jul 2024
I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage very well equipped and plenty of space for a family . 2 min walk to centre of Ambleside, would stay again !
On Monday, 06 May 2024
Lovely cottage, really easy to get to high street and many great restaurants. Parking permit was very helpful. Would definitely stay again
On Monday, 08 Apr 2024
We had a great stay in the cottage. We had everything we needed. The kitchen had tea, coffee, salt, pepper, oil, dishwasher tabs, tea towels, washing up things etc, and there was some milk too. There was a selection of wine for us to choose a complementary bottle which was a nice touch. The cottage is so close to the centre of Ambleside with car parks, Tesco express within a minute’s walk snd the rest not much further.
On Friday, 22 Mar 2024
Hi Michelle and team. Thank you so much for a truly wonderful stay. It was the best! We’ll be back for sure!
On Monday, 30 Oct 2023
The cottage is cozy and warm with a modern well equipped kitchen and bathrooms and really well located being 5 minute walk from Ambleside centre - ideal for families with kids. Ambleside is centrally located in the Lake District allowing access to the popular locations. We had a great stay.
On Sunday, 15 Oct 2023
Excellent location
On Friday, 02 Jun 2023
We had a great stay in Ambleside. Cottage is in a great location.
On Thursday, 04 Aug 2022
Beautiful character house and great location. Would definitely recommend and stay again - thank you for a lovely stay.
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
Lovely house in great location. 2 minute walk to closest car park and centre of Ambleside. Parking permit great for time spent at cottage and also for trips around the Lakes. Living room great for relaxing tired legs with 2 very comfortable sofas. Patio area out back a real sun trap in afternoon/evening. House had everything we needed. Internet speeds not amazing but were still able to stream in HD and 4K while browsing on phones/tablets.
On Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022
We had a lovely weekend at Hazelnut cottage. The cottage is comfortable with good amenities. It has a fantastic location, right in the heart of ambleside. Easy access to shops and restaurants with amazing walks from the door. What more could you want?!
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
A fantastic place with perfect location. Quiet but close to central Ambleside. Lakeland retreats were extremely helpful and easy to speak to. Thanks
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Excellent all-round property. Location made everything extremely easy for us getting around Ambleside. Everything was comfortable and catered to.
On Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021
We had a fantastic stay at Hazelnut Cottage! It was a lovely spot for our pre-Christmas family getaway. Some really nice Christmasy touches, as well as amazing to have some basics when we arrived. Thank you so much, we will definitely be recommending Hazelnut cottage to our friends! And will hopefully visit again ourselves!
Fiona Garry
On Saturday, 06 Nov 2021
Our second visit to Hazelnut Cottage.Absolutely love the place, could live here very easily.As non drivers, the location is ideal. Roomy cottage, outdoor space, 2 minutes walk from the main street yet very quiet and excellent views towards the fells.Exceptionally well equipped with all cleaning supplies and some every day sundries, cooking oil, coffee etc. (Not just the single dishwasher tablet we've had in some cottages!)Lovely touch of a stocked wine rack with one complimentary bottle, just replace any others you drink.Little gift left is also a lovely touch.Linens are high quality and plentiful supply of towels, extra blankets, pillows etc.I'm a little bit fussy (ocd) and always clean where I'm staying on arrival and the level of cleaning by Lakeland Retreats is of a very high standard, even down to the leather sofas.Comfiest beds ever - we had 2 additional guests for a weekend so sampled them all. High standard of furnishings and very warm and cosy.Only piece of constructive feedback would be to leave a Hoover available. Carpets are pale and clearly previous guests didn't have the courtesy to take shoes off on entering, so a little marked.Autumn had well and truly arrived when we were there, so leaves were coming in but no way of cleaning them up and I'd have liked to leave it as I found it.We will definitely return, feel like this is our little country home
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Fantastic location, a great cosy base for exploring Ambleside and further afield. Parking permit was really appreciated, with outdoor space to enjoy the bit of sun. Will be recommending to friends and hope to return!
On Sunday, 12 Sep 2021
Lovely cottage in a great location in Ambleside
On Saturday, 14 Aug 2021
This was a fantastic location for us to base our stay. It’s close to all the amenities in Ambleside and in close reach of excellent walks. The cottage was lovely and very well equipped; we would definitely return.
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
Fabulous quirky cottage in a superb location. Only a few minutes from the shops and restaurants which was really convenient. Well equipped and clean - we had a really comfortable stay. Plenty of walking options locally and the lake is close by too - we hired kayaks (next to the YHA) - a perfect way to explore the lake and nearby river.
On Thursday, 01 Jul 2021
Beautiful cottage! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The cottage was in a perfect location also!
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
Location is amazing. So close to the town centre and lots of walks etc without having to use the car. Cottage cute with a few little extras. Really easy to communicate with the hosts and office is around the corner, which is super helpful and they have good local knowledge. Just need to watch your head on the front door!
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Lovely stay in a lovely house. Great location and very central. Very comfy beds. Only 2 min walk until you meet the shops on the main road. I’d also recommend the local sourdough pizza company - fantastic fresh pizzas. The Great North Pie Company did amazing beef and chicken pies to take away hot or cold. Amazing kids entertainment / activities at Brockhole just a 5 minute drive away. During holidays / bank holidays everywhere gets busy and car parks fill up early, so I’d recommend getting to places before 10am. We will definitely be back to stay at Hazelnut Cottage.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Beautiful cottage, very homely feel with all the ameneties you could need to make your stay easy and relaxing. The main bed was one of the comfiest I have slept in, too! Fantastic location, just a 2 minute walk to a local Tesco Express, just before the main centre. Owners were also prompt in responding to any questions and queries. Definitely recommend picking this place if you're staying in Ambleside.
On Sunday, 23 May 2021
Great location only minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside, car park pass was so convenient as we could park in loads of places for free and wasn’t far to walk from the cottage.
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