Herald Cottage

Guests - FROM £802
(4.8 out of 5) based on 106 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


Behind the attractive Lakeland stone exterior of Herald Cottage lies a traditional and well thought out accommodation, ideal for a gathering of family and friends. The hub of the retreat has to be the large lounge room with deep, comfy corner seating set in front of the original and working black range fireplace.


The social kitchen dining area is well kitted out for a larger party and with four bedrooms and three shower rooms set out over three floors, the layout ensures a good deal of privacy and ‘me time’ for everyone.


We’re sure that you’ll all take the time to relax and unwind together in the 8 person sauna on the lower ground floor; the health benefits believed to relieve stress, relax muscles, soothe aches and pains and even cure a hangover!

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Log Burner
    Fuel is available locally
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Sauna
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • 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


  • Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom
  • Shower Room: via a few steps with basin and washing machine
  • Garage Access
  • Sauna: downstairs in the basement and is plenty big enough for 8 people
  • Purpose built drying room with enough room for 8 people’s waterproofs!


  • Bedroom 3: Double bedroom
  • Family bathroom: with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Lounge: With large comfortable sofas around a Victorian range with large open fire. TV/DVD and I-pod docking station
  • Kitchen/Dining Room: Renovated well equipped kitchen incorporating a large range cooker, fridge/freezer. dishwasher and microwave. Large dining table with seating for 8


  • Bedroom 4 : Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, basin and WC


  • Gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Sauna


  • Parking for 2 cars only, via a narrow alley of 2.45m wide. One car in the garage and one outside. Please note the usable space in the garage measures 2m 10cm wide by 5m 40 cm length
  • Private patio area with furniture
  • Bike storage available in the garage
  • Sorry no pets
  • Fuel for wood burner available locally
Location & Nearby


You really would struggle to find a more centrally located and comfortable retreat for a larger party/family in Ambleside than Herald Cottage. Set within a quiet courtyard off the main thoroughfare, the property is within striking distance of all that this popular, year-round holiday destination has to offer.

Ambleside village is blessed with an eclectic mix of eateries, cafes and bars to suit all palates and pockets and a fantastic array of walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed right from the door.

Lovers of the great outdoors will welcome the private garage for storing bikes, canoes and walking clobber and being able to dry off the same in the handy drying come boot room ready for the next day’s adventure.

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Note: 3 x double beds, 1 x twin
Maximum number of adults and children is 8
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Guest feedback for Herald Cottage
(4.8 out of 5) based on 106 Reviews
On Monday, 10 Jun 2024
On Monday, 20 May 2024
An hidden gem! A beautiful cottage in an ideal location. Six of us stayed comfortably with ample seating in both the lounge and dinning area for 8. The kitchen has everything you need and the bathrooms are beautiful. Thanks for a fantastic stay!
On Tuesday, 07 May 2024
beautiful place and exactly as advertised -- the sauna was great!!
On Friday, 19 Apr 2024
Had a lovely stay, perfect location for a large group of old friends to catch up. Comfy sofas, lots of space to eat/drink, few essential amenities missing from inventory list (oil, salt, pepper etc) would bring along. Sauna a great addition.
On Friday, 15 Mar 2024
Lovely stay , everyone loved it , would defo recommend it’s got everything u need !
On Saturday, 30 Dec 2023
Herald cottage is in an excellent location. It has accommodation over 3 floors which was great for a group of friends with a baby to allow for everyone to have their own space but get living space together. I had been worried about parking but the two spaces there were accessible and stress free. The only critique I would have of the cottage was that it wasn’t equipped for larger groups – there wasn’t 8 of many things in the kitchen for example there were only 3 cups – we did contact Lakeland and they bought round 4 more straight away and said some were due to be delivered midway through our stay but these never arrived. Having 7 cups for 7 people meant there was a constant round up and washing up of mugs. Things like bin bags and toilet roll were more a token than a supply- providing 1 bin bag for 7 people for 4 nights felt lacking. Overall it’s a great house for groups who want to be in the centre of Ambleside but be prepared to bring everything yourself in terms of utilities that you may need.
On Saturday, 30 Dec 2023
We absolutely loved staying here. It’s on 3 levels with is perfect for extra privacy if staying with different couples and if you have children. It’s a lovely quirky cottage with all the facilities that you need. Plus a sauna which is a bonus. We all felt at home and very comfortable. Only criticism was that some of the pots and pans were a bit dirty and also it would have been better to have a door on the living room due to noise to the other bedrooms downstairs. Looks like there was one which hasn’t been replaced. Otherwise great location and would definitely stay here again. Thank you.
On Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023
Very comfortable house, in the centre of Ambleside, ideal for walkers, lots of space. Loved the sauna after a day of walking!
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
great place. centrally located within walking distance of town. clean and well equipped. comfy beds . 2nd stay. Great for a group of friends.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Lovely place and excellent central location. Warm and cosy when we arrived and very well appointed. Very homely and lots of considerate extras such as DVDs, books, games etc plus a very welcome bottle of prosecco on arrival. We never managed to locate any salt and pepper pots though! Slightly tricky to find and the access was not for the faint-hearted especially with a long estate car. Inconsiderate parking by someone else in front of a no parking sign meant we had to park in a car park about 5-10 minutes away as car would not fit in garage. Didn't really detract though from an excellent stay and we would definitely return here again.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
Gorgeous house right in the centre of Ambleside with great access to lots of bars and restaurants. Ideal accommodation for a group of 7 friends, plenty of space for everyone
On Saturday, 14 Oct 2023
Stayed a few times now - home from home. Love it
On Saturday, 14 Oct 2023
Stayed a few times now - home from home. Love it
On Wednesday, 04 Oct 2023
Great location, property was packed full of character and charm plenty of room for a large group, good cooking amenities.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
We had a fantastic time here, the best location for all of the towns facilities, and good restaurants. We couldn’t fault the accommodation, bedrooms and bathrooms on all floors really suited our needs. Thank you and we hope to be back.
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
We had a fantastic stay over the bank holiday weekend! The property couldn't have been more perfect for our needs - in the centre of Ambleside, with a warm sauna and comfortable beds and clean bathrooms for everyone. Loved the open plan kitchen, dining and living area & the parking with a garage was an added bonus! Thank you for such a wonderful stay
On Monday, 28 Aug 2023
Lovely cottage and great location to explore Ambleside. The cottage itself wasn’t ideal for young families - we have 3 small kids and it wasn’t ideal for them (eg lots of steep staircases etc). But that’s on me for not properly researching before booking. The team were always responsive to my questions before and during the stay. While it was great that the cottage offers free parking (at a premium in Ambleside), we had 2 large cars and the parking and maneuvering them was pretty tight and stressful. In summary, lovely place in the heart of Ambleside which would be great for adults only or families with older kids. Now we know this Id book here again in the future once our circumstances are different
On Friday, 25 Aug 2023
Excellent cottage within easy walking distance of all facilities in Ambleside. Had a very enjoyable few days and would certainly stay again in the future.
On Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
We were a party of 7 who stayed here in August, which included friends from Spain who we were hosting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herald Cottage and the amenities are fantastic. This is genuinely a great place to stay and explore Ambleside, as well as easily get to Windermere / Kendal etc. Pros: - Great location which is walking distance to everything including Rothay Park and the lake. - High quality amenities which were everything we required for our stay, including a very large collection of books and films. - Power showers were really top-class! Cons: - Very difficult access. I scraped my car on the wall to the alley as it was really difficult to turn the car round. Decided to park elsewhere, but scraping the car was my driving issue too! - Couple of small issues re shower and boiler but fixed quickly by maintenance company. - Would benefit from a stair gate to stop toddlers going for the stairs in the lounge.
On Saturday, 08 Jul 2023
We had a great stay, despite some drizzle. Great location- nice to have local parking although we drove round twice to find the alley. Neighbours very helpful re: parking and bins etc and the house was spotless with all we needed. Thank you for the bubbles 😀
On Monday, 03 Apr 2023
We had an amazing week at Michelle's cottage, we travelled with 3 young kids. Quiet town centre location, easy to walk to shops and the surrounding areas. Cottage looks like the photos, very comfortable and all amenities included. We had and issue with the upstairs radiators/thermostat but it was promptly solved as electric heaters were provided. We will definitely come back!.
On Friday, 10 Mar 2023
Michelle’s place was very comfortable and just as described. We felt at home as soon as we walked in
On Friday, 03 Mar 2023
Good location, parking a bit tricky if you have a large car , very well decorated and great amenities inside
On Friday, 13 Jan 2023
Brilliant house brilliant hosting would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area!
On Friday, 16 Dec 2022
Great communication.. good location and just right .. recommended !Great communication.. good location and just right .. recommended !
On Friday, 09 Dec 2022
lovely clean house in great location very near all shops/ pubs. sauna added bonus and 3 bathrooms. spotlessly clean. will definitely visit again
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Great location. Everything we needed
On Friday, 18 Nov 2022
A large homely property in an great location for discovering the area around Ambleside. Plenty of walks to do locally and the bus service was great to venture further afield. Six of us stayed at Herald cottage and we were all able to have our own bath/shower facilities. We all appreciated the use of the sauna and drying room. Parking is tight in the garage and only really suitable for a small car. But you can also park a second car in front of the house. Emma was a great host. Communication was quick and informative and any queries quickly dealt with. The bulb in the sauna stopped working and was promptly replaced. We would definitely recommend and return to Herald Cottage.
On Friday, 28 Oct 2022
Great house. Very comfortable beds, lovely sheets, 3 great bathrooms etc. Good location for all Ambleside has to offer and local walks.
On Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
We loved the location, near wonderful hiking and a number of fantastic restaurants. The house itself is spacious, comfortable, and very homey; the sauna was the cherry on top of a lovely stay!
On Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
A lovely cottage, looking cation couldn't be better
On Thursday, 13 Oct 2022
We loved the location, near wonderful hiking and a number of fantastic restaurants. The house itself is spacious, comfortable, and very homey; the sauna was the cherry on top of a lovely stay!
On Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022
A lovely cottage, location couldn't be better
On Monday, 03 Oct 2022
Great location. Everything we needed
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Great location. Lovely house with everything you need and more. Sauna was a big plus.
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Great location. Exiting cars not for the faint hearted. Weekend parking at primary school convenient. Great coffee and welcome at Freshers Café. Matthew's Bistro excellent - booking a must.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
Great spot for enjoying the Great North Swim. Michelle and her team were prompt in all comms, and the house has a well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, nice bed linen, and a great sauna. The parking area requires sharp parking skills :-). Neighbourhood perfect and did everything on foot. Thank you!
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Very nice stay, everything clean and comfortable. Location was great, and communication was top notch. Just a note to reiterate what is said in the description but parking is very tight. We had a seven passenger van, and it didn’t fit into the small courtyard. We found public parking which wasn’t too pricey, especially when you realize you could park at the Lake Road car park (not the others) and pay only 1 pound per day if you get your ticket before about 8 AM (9 AM?)
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Herald Cottage. We would definitely stay there again & highly recommend it to anyone staying in Ambleside. The property has everything we needed and we really appreciated the personal touch of a bottle of wine, milk, etc on our arrival.
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
excellent location, house was very spacious
On Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022
The cottage is in a perfect location which meant we didn't need to use our cars once we arrived. Our party had 3 cars so one needed to be parked in a nearby car park but it was for a very reasonable weekly rate. The cottage itself is laid out well and in a way that the group could still have privacy when they desired. Lovely walks nearby and i would recommend the one up to the waterfall.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herald Cottage. The accommodation is roomy and functional. Living area is cosy and the bathrooms were very updated. Parking was a bit of a challenge - and the driveway to the cottage is very narrow. However, the home's central location made it worthwhile.
On Friday, 22 Jul 2022
Excellent place for us (6 people), who ran the Lakeland trails! Very close to everything. Nice and clean and quiet!
On Monday, 18 Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Herald Cottage. We would definitely stay there again & highly recommend it to anyone staying in Ambleside. The property has everything we needed and we really appreciated the personal touch of a bottle of wine, milk, etc on our arrival.
On Friday, 15 Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herald Cottage. The accommodation is roomy and functional. Living area is cozy and the bathrooms were very updated. Parking was a bit of a challenge - and the driveway to the cottage is very narrow. However, the home's central location made it worthwhile.
On Monday, 11 Jul 2022
Great cottage in a great location. Had a lovely stay and had great communication before visit. Parking is quite hard but doable if you take your time and if not confident enough plenty of other car parks around. Many gorgeous walks from the cottage and plenty of restaurants and bars minutes walk from the front door :) Will def be back
On Friday, 08 Jul 2022
The cottage is in a perfect location which meant we didn't need to use our cars once we arrived. Our party had 3 cars so one needed to be parked in a nearby car park but it was for a very reasonable weekly rate. The cottage itself is laid out well and in a way that the group could still have privacy when they desired. Lovely walks nearby and i would recommend the one up to the waterfall.
On Friday, 10 Jun 2022
Great spot for enjoying the Great North Swim. Michelle and her team were prompt in all comms, and the house has a well stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, nice bed linen, and a great sauna. The parking area requires sharp parking skills :-). Neighbourhood perfect and did everything on foot. Thank you!
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Brilliant holiday home we absolutely loved our stay and would recommend to anyone.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Big, central house in Ambleside. We felt at home. Two parking spaces were handy. Nice little yard as well if you are lucky to get some sun. Would recommend. Great location. Just to say there are lots of stairs, just in a case for accessibility.
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Excellent place to stay, middle of the town so everything within walking distance. Very clean and tidy with large lounge / dining room / kitchen which was perfect for a bigger group.
On Saturday, 09 Apr 2022
Herald Cottage is ideally located in Ambleside, with all the amenities you would need for a large group to comfortably stay - big shared areas, private rooms, laundry and dishwashing, etc. Would definitely stay again and recommend.
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
Great cottage perfectly located in center of Ambleside, plenty of space and everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable break.
Miguel & Elaine
On Friday, 04 Mar 2022
The location of this ABNB is excelente for visiting the Lake District. After you parked your car, you can walk to restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner and tea 😊. If you prefer not to drive they have a great public transportation. Also the owners are ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on suggestions for hiking or doing things around the Lake District. We will definitely try to get back in the near future.
On Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022
Great place to stay, the living space and kitchen are great for larger groups. The bedrooms are ideal and the showers are amazing. Would defo book again. Many Thanks
On Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
House was lovely, and location was incredible. We had a brilliant time. Thank you
On Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021
A lovely Airbnb in a great location. Michelle was really helpful and we’d definitely stay here again.
On Wednesday, 08 Dec 2021
Great location, very well equipped kitchen. Sauna is terrific on a cold day. Garage is tight but doable.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Great cottage, ideal location and perfect for groups of friends!
On Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
What a pleasure! Beautiful property, fantastic location and such a treat to be able to have a sauna after a day of walking - it felt like a spa with all the comforts of home. Can’t wait to return!
On Saturday, 23 Oct 2021
Lovely cottage in the middle of Ambleside. Really convenient and cosy for a group with both adults and children. We had a lovely stay here, and it allowed us to stay warm after a long day out in the rain!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
This is a spacious home, clean and well equipped. We were a family of 4 adults and 2 children (1 couple, 2 single adults) the bedrooms were comfortable and having 3 levels worked very well for us. We cooked most days and had everything we needed. There were some very thoughtful touches, tea, coffee, milk and sugar in the kitchen, enough for a cuppa on arrival, a few dishwasher tablets and bits so I didn’t have to rush to the shops. The location is amazing, easily walkable to shops, wonderful fish and chips and many other restaurants and pubs. It is then about 10-15 minutes walk to Lake Windermere were the children loved swimming in the lake while we relaxed in the park overlooking them. The parking is tight but doable, my daughter had her car (Ford fiesta) and that fit nicely in the garage, my car was outside the garage (Nissan Qashqui), it was tight but manageable. We had a couple of maintenance issues but someone was round very quickly to do whatever they could to fix things, good communication throughout. The area is outstanding and a week was nowhere near long enough, we hiked, swam, climbed and explored and feel we have seen a very small part of the Lake District, we will be back.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Great house, great location. Very clean and ideally located in the centre of Ambleside. Will be trying to come back to this place.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
The house is in an excellent location which gives great flexibility and no need to use the car. We recommend parking large cars in the town car park as they could not fit in the garage but we knew this would be the case. The sofas are large enough for a group and we really appreciated the quality beds and showers and the heated boot room and sauna would make a big difference if it was raining/cold. Would very much like to stay there again.
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
Do not hesitate in choosing this accommodation, beautifully presented and perfect location! Lots of eating places in the area and places to easily ride out to! Spot on!
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
We are 3 recently retired couples. Great location with most amenities a short walk. T Internally the cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything you need for self catering. The sauna was a nice addition. Overall we were very happy with the cottage and would certainly stay there again.
On Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021
I can highly recommend this property, My family enjoyed a very fortunate (weather wise ) week here in July 2021. I cannot make any comment about the sauna as their was no need to use it, the entire week the tempreture was in the very high 20's. A first for me in the Lake District.As for the house, it was perfect for 6 adults and three young children. It was clean, well equiped and comfortable. Location is wonderful. Parking was well notified as being tight, which it is. However anyone with slightly above average driving skills will find it no bother, and our cars are no Mini's. As for the hosts, they were fantastic and helpful. I did contact them a few times (due to me being doddery!!) and the replied promptly and efficiantly. Hightly recomended
On Saturday, 26 Jun 2021
Perfect for our family holiday! We celebrated my Dads 60th and the open plan kitchen/diner/lounge is a lovely place to enjoy spending time together. Great location in Ambleside with lots of pubs, restaurants and shops just on the doorstep.
On Friday, 25 Jun 2021
A beautiful property in a beautiful location, a perfect base for walking straight from the door up onto the mountains or walking down to Windermere for water sports! would 100% stay again!
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Thanks for a great stay in Ambleside. The cottage was perfect - well worth waiting for! And thanks for the flexibility around all the covid rearranging.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Herald Cottage is in a great location in the heart of Ambleside. The bedrooms are laid out over 3 floors, each with their own bathroom which was perfect for 3 couples & the beds are very comfortable! Thankyou, we had a wonderful break & will definitely be back :)
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
We loved our stay in Herald Cottage. The cottage is lovely, well equipped. Its location is just right for all the local amenities. Highly recommended!”
Danielle & Duncan
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Absolutely fantastic place to stay in the heart of Ambleside. The home was perfect for us to travel to with another couple and our daughters. It was very well equipped and had everything we needed to prepare meals during our stay. Parking is a bit tricky, as with many of the properties in the area and is down a very narrow side road. The garage would not fit a larger car, so I would not recommend if travelling with a larger vehicle. Everything else about the home was wonderful and it made for a very cosy stay.
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Lovely, comfortable property with lots of space and nice additions. Easy check-in process and good directions! Great location for getting into the heart of the lakes or just enjoying the shores of Windemere.
Anne Chew
On Tuesday, 01 Jun 2021
Herald Cottage is a gem. Central location . Has everything you need . Well equipped kitchen. Three bath or shower rooms. Comfortable beds. Great social areas . Highly recommend for couples/families who want to explore Ambleside.
On Thursday, 22 Oct 2020
Well appointed clean property in a great location for a holiday based in Ambleside.
On Sunday, 11 Oct 2020
Beautiful house, very comfortable beds and the sauna was great after long walks!
On Monday, 21 Sep 2020
Great location and great place to stay for large groups
On Friday, 11 Sep 2020
Such a lovely place to stay in a large group. Very spacious and comfortable for 8. Especially good for people who like to stay in and have a meal round the table and games in the cottage. Couldn't ask for a better location either! Would highly recommend.”
On Thursday, 10 Sep 2020
We had a lovely stay at Herald Cottage and the house was warm, comfortable and clean. The cottage had everything we needed and was in a great location!
On Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
The Herald Cottage was a wonderful place to stay for our get-away to the lakes. The host was fab and responded to our messages quickly. It was spacious and clean, with comfy beds and furnishings. Perfect for a large family or a group of friends . I would definitely stay there again.
On Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
Spot on location, very central for amazing walks and access to Lake Windermere :)”
On Saturday, 15 Aug 2020
“We had a wonderful stay and thought the place was fantastic. The parking was quite tricky. The kitchen was great and well equipped.. We would also recommend some fans for hot summer months, as the top two floors were extremely hot. It was great to be able to get away safely in the current situation and so nice to have a home-y place to come back to, right in the centre of town.”
Ian Risby
On Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020
Sadly very disappointing. Herald cottage completely oversold on site with its skilful photography. The cottage itself is of course well situated in the heart of Ambleside but I’m sorry to say that is it’s only unique selling point. Net curtains with mould at the bottom in front of windows that don’t open in double bedroom, not nice. Fridge freezer which chose to randomly alarm at all hours, very uncomfortable dining chairs, shortage of basic items like wine glasses (although this was quickly rectified when reported) and food tongs. The courtyard shouldn’t really be mentioned in the property description as it’s so small and not a practical space for a family to make use of. The access to parking space needs to be made clear is NOT suitable for all cars, the lane is very very narrow. Finally we expected to find the property spotlessly clean, especially in these times, but we didn’t. A discarded flip flop under a coffee table, a sofa which was obviously thick with dust and a full coffee pot, presumably left from previous resident, gave us some concern not to mention no hand soap or toilet rolls provided on arrival Overall not as expected and slightly confused by the number of glowing reviews. This is not a 5 star property and in fact very much needs some investment.
On Monday, 20 Jul 2020
We had a great time. The cottage is perfectly located in central Ambleside. It’s exactly as advertised with cosy and warm space to relax in after a day’s walking. It was a perfect base for our trip
On Saturday, 11 Jul 2020
“Very good location and host would defintately reccomend”
On Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020
This place has such an amazing location with everything in Ambleside on your doorstep. There was a lovely welcome pack of edible treats and the house had everything we needed. Parking was tricky but to be expected in Ambleside so be prepared to hunt around and travel in as few cars as possible. Would recommend and stay again
On Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020
This is an amazing house, brilliantly located in Ambleside. We had 3 generations staying, 4 adults and 3 children, and we never felt cramped or on top of each other. It was lovely and clean with lots of towels and the boot/drying room came in very handy with the weather over the weekend! One thing I will mention is the parking, it is extremely tight to get back out of the courtyard (I scraped all down one door!) so if you’re driving anything wider or longer than a BMW X2 be super careful!! I would definitely stay here again, I just won’t park there
On Thursday, 12 Dec 2019
It was perfect from the office staff could not have been more helpful the house was perfect for our group location was excellent and the little added touches gift hamper was lovely to walk into x will be definitely be booking again with you x thank you
On Thursday, 21 Nov 2019
The Herald is a fabulous cottage & great for large family’s, it was very spacious, warm & cosy. The location is great too, we loved our weekend away & will definitely be booking it again xx
On Monday, 11 Nov 2019
Such a wonderful stay at Heralds Cottage. Communication was great and the house was super comfy for our Family of 8 (plus baby). The house in situated right in the middle of Ambleside - easy access to shops, the waterfalls and many other attractions. The sauna was a lovely bonus too! We will absolutely be staying here again!
On Saturday, 02 Nov 2019
Great cottage, great showers and lashings of hot water, great cooker, we loved the open plan set up with completely private bedrooms and the sauna was an added extra!!! Parking was easy to manage and two spaces quite a bonus in Ambleside
On Friday, 25 Oct 2019
Lovely cottage in the middle of Ambleside that hosted two families perfectly. Easy check-in and check-out, bang in the middle of town and parking too.
On Tuesday, 08 Oct 2019
This is an excellent location within the town. It is perfect for accessing local walks. The house provides all you for a comfortable and restful stay. The sauna was a welcome bonus after a day’s hiking. Would definitely recommend.
On Saturday, 17 Aug 2019
Great accommodation in an excellent location central to Ambleside. It is well set out and well equipped. Very comfortable beds, and three excellent bathrooms
On Friday, 09 Aug 2019
We were group of 8 friends. We had a good time at Herald cottage. Windermere lake, shops and restaurants were at walking distance. The cottage was clean and the common area was nice and cozy. The sauna was great too. The only problem was one of our cars was big so we had a difficult time parking as the road leading to the cottage was narrow. Overall, we had a wonderful stay at Herald cottage.”
On Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019
It is in a perfect location with everything you need. Will definitely visit again.
On Saturday, 13 Jul 2019
Lovely place to stay. Very responsive team which was great. Amazing location too. The sauna is great after a long day. Would definitely stay again
On Friday, 21 Jun 2019
We had a family birthday weekend at Herald Cottage and we all really enjoyed it. The house is well maintained, clean, great kitchen with all mod cons. The sauna was fun and well worth a go even in June after a days walking. The drive through the alley way to park up is tight for a wider car and that's the only downside. Its a recommend from us !!
On Tuesday, 21 May 2019
We loved our stay at the cottage. It’s perfectly located, very stylish and has great amenities. It was great to be able to collect the keys from the key safe two minutes away too. Communication was fantastic and the directions to find the cottage were very helpful. It’s location is perfect for the Brathay/Windermere marathon too
On Monday, 29 Apr 2019
A lovely cottage in a perfect spot for exploring Ambleside. The cottage is well equipped with some nice extras like the drying room, sauna children’s books, games and dvds
On Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
The cottage is lovely and comfy, and true to the description. The outdoor courtyard was a great spot to sit in the late afternoon sun A great location to walk to the lake, into the hills and to the shops and restaurants of Ambleside.
On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
Herald Cottage, is really well located in the centre of Ambleside and really comfortable for big groups
On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
thanks! we had a great time. we appreciated the books of walks and things to do
On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
Beautiful cottage in a great location. Very well equipped; we really appreciated the log fire
On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
A fantastic base for a visit to the Lakes. Lakeland Retreats were brilliant; the house had absolutely everything; and it was in a brilliant location. Can't recommend it more highly.
On Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
Had a great stay at the cottage! We were a group of eight adults and the size was perfect. All rooms were clean and tidy. Located in the centre of Ambleside so very good for getting around the Lakes and having amenities on your doorstep. Would definitely recommend to others.
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