Hillside Cottage

Guests - FROM £602
(5 out of 5) based on 46 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews


A small covered entrance porch to the front leads into a hallway from where sits the comfortable sitting room to your right with smart TV, and open fireplace. To the left of the hallway sits a large, newly fitted oak kitchen wrapped in quality granite surfaces and equipped with a good range of appliances. A dining table sits at the other end of the room next to the window looking down towards Smithy Brow, a great place to enjoy a family brunch or evening meal together. A handy utility with basin and WC sits off the hallway and there’s also direct access into the garage from the kitchen.

A curved staircase leads to the first-floor accommodation where you’ll find a choice of four spacious bedrooms: one double, one twin and two singles, an ideal configuration for a family group. The bedrooms share in a modern house bathroom with a deep bath, separate shower cubicle and basin. There’s a separate WC next door. Outside, parking is either in the garage for one small car or directly outside of the cottage on the street.

There’s a small patio area behind Hillside Cottage reached by way of a few steps (take care in the wet) with bench seating provided. The garden is shared between three properties so we kindly ask that you accompany your dog at all times and clean up any mess.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Log Burner
    Open Fireplace - Fuel available locally
  • Garden or Outside Area
    Garden with bench seating provided
  • Parking
    Parking in the garage for one small car or directly outside on the street

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Lounge with open fireplace and smart TV
  • Kitchen/Dining Room electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Utility with useful WC


  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 3: Single bedroom
  • Bedroom 4: Single bedroom
  • House bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, basin
  • Separate WC
  • Integral garage


  • Traditional Lakeland cottage residence
  • Oil fired central heating
  • All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Open Fireplace - Fuel available locally
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Parking in the garage for one small car or directly outside on the street
  • Garden with bench seating provided
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking
  • * Shared garden please supervise dogs at all times and clear up any mess
Location & Nearby


Perched at the top of the affectionately known Peggy Hill, a quaint and ancient conservation area of Ambleside, sits the aptly named Hillside Cottage. One of a cluster of attractive, traditional cottages built along an L-shaped terrace, the location is perfect for your friend or family group to access all that this vibrant village has to offer. The emphasis here is very much on home from home comfort for you and all of your party and of course, those tempting views that can be enjoyed from the front down over Smithy Brown and towards Loughrigg Fell beyond.

Ambleside is a stone’s throw away, brimming with interesting galleries, outdoor shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit every palate and pocket. If you’re an adventurous group, there are a large selection of fantastic activities to enjoy and plenty of room in the garage to store your paddleboards, bikes and other outdoor equipment.

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Note: 1 x Double, 1 x Twin, 2 x Singles
Maximum number of adults and children is 6
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Guest feedback for Hillside Cottage
(5 out of 5) based on 46 Reviews
On Friday, 07 Jun 2024
Clean property in a great location
On Friday, 24 May 2024
We had a great holiday staying in this lovely cottage in beautiful Ambleside. Very good location and the garage was a bonus! We will definitely stay again.
On Monday, 20 May 2024
Great long weekend in a perfect location - thanks!
On Friday, 10 May 2024
we had a wonderful weekend in Ambleside. the accommodation was perfect, plenty of space and well equipped. lovely views in the sunset.
On Monday, 15 Apr 2024
Perfectly situated spacious accommodation with everything a family could possibly need. We will certainly return.
On Friday, 05 Apr 2024
Great location for the Lake District. Perfect for a big group. Just need to know that there is a steep road to house.
On Saturday, 23 Mar 2024
Loved everything about this place. Perfect location, great size, thank you!
On Saturday, 17 Feb 2024
Loved it. Great location and very cosy.
On Friday, 09 Feb 2024
Great location. All Ambleside's amenities were just a couple of minutes walk away, as well as the ability to walk into nature. Plenty of places to eat as well. Lovely cottage too. Had everything we needed in comfort and everything was spotless and well looked after.
On Monday, 25 Sep 2023
Lovely cottage in a lovely location, clean and we'll looked after, nice and quiet. Would highly recommend.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
The location was absolutely perfect! The management team was extremely responsive, resolving two issues in under an hour. The cottage had everything we needed, and we’d book here again. Thank you for a lovely time in Ambleside!
James & Roz
On Monday, 04 Sep 2023
We had a lovely week at the cottage. It was spacious and an easy walk down into Ambleside itself. The kitchen had everything we need, and it was very clean. The TV is also updated since the pictures (not that we used it!)
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
A wonderful, if very wet, stay for a family wedding. Loved Ambleside and how close we werd to everything. Very comfortable house
Angela Read
On Tuesday, 13 Jun 2023
Lovely cosy family cottage, very clean and well equipped. Nice location in Ambleside with plenty of walks without using a car. Our family’s favourite cottage.
Paul & Sam
On Friday, 25 Nov 2022
Wonderful stay at this cottage. It Has everything you could need for a comfortable, clean and warm stay. Plenty of space, right in the heart of Ambleside. A real find ! Also two parking spaces and a garage which are hard to come by especially in Ambleside. Had a great stay as a family of 5 with a toddler and the dogs. Would definitely stay again. Easy communication with any questions etc and Lovely touch left of milk/eggs/bread and jam. Thank you !
On Friday, 11 Nov 2022
A lovely house in the middle of Ambleside, extremely comfortable and warm. Plenty of space and really suited our needs.
On Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
Hillside is perfectly located for exploring the lakes and easy for walking into the village for the pubs and restaurants. The accommodation has all the amenities that you need and the furniture is in keeping with the period of the cottage. The only down side is the shower is a little bit small and not much parking available if your group has more than one car due to the central location but overall a very good place to stay and will visit again.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
Myself and 4 friends stayed at Hillside Cottage and had an amazing stay! Communication before check-in was great and had no issues getting to and into the property. The cottage looked exactly like the photos, and was very clean. Although some of the furniture has been described as 'outdated' on other reviews, this added to the charm and although a bit old fashioned were very clean too. Bedrooms were spacious and had everything you needed, beds comfy and very easy to sleep in. The description mentioned one bathroom but we were pleased to see two toilets (one downstairs and one upstairs) and an additionally bathroom with a shower and bath. The location is great if you want to get to Ambleside/Windermere and the neighbouring areas. Kitchen had everything we needed (except for maybe teabags/coffee) so we ended up getting our own and there wasn't shower gel in the bathroom but again, we brought our own. Some previous reviews had mentioned a welcome basket but there wasn't one for our visit, but we just assumed that this was no longer a thing and wasn't an issue. Would recommend friends and family to stay here and we would definitely consider coming back if we were in the area again.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Great location off the Main Street in Ambleside. Cottage was clean and tidy throughout. Ideal place for 4 - 6 people
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
Great place to stay. Super convenient for Ambleside.
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
Great location off the Main Street in Ambleside. Cottage was clean and tidy throughout. Ideal place for 4 - 6 people
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
Had a lovely stay at the cottage. Situated in a quiet part of ambleside but within very easy walking distance of the centre of the village. Would definitely stay again in the future.
On Wednesday, 31 Aug 2022
Excellent location, good size bedrooms and decent kitchen & bathroom. Only negative was the age & condition of some of the furnishings, I know it’s an old house & they want to keep its character but the living room in particular does need updating, feels a little dingy. We had a lovely stay though it had everything we needed and was value for money in peak season.
On Friday, 12 Aug 2022
Such a lovely clean house with fantastic views and amazing location.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
This is a great spot. Ambleside is a pretty town and the house is literally a 2 minute walk from the centre. The place is clean and tidy and we would definitely stay again if returning to the area. Communication with the host was easy and they were always willing to help. They dropped round a travel-cot after business hours when we asked and when we checked out we forgot to pack something and they were happy to post it back to us.
Ian Ferguson
On Friday, 01 Jul 2022
Lovely cottage situated in a great location to access all amenities in Ambleside. Plenty of room in cottage & added bonus is parking outside or in garage.Hope to return soon.
On Tuesday, 24 May 2022
The cottage is perfectly located minutes from the town and walks right from the door. The welcome basket of local food was appreciated. We would definitely recommend Hillside Cottage.
On Tuesday, 03 May 2022
Great location with a responsive and helpful host. Kitchen was spacious and well equipped. Contrary to the listing there were actually 2 toilets.
On Wednesday, 27 Apr 2022
Well equipped 4 bedroom cottage in the heart of Ambleside (-yet quiet and with 2 car parking spaces!). The interior, pictures and furnishings are quite dated but i think it adds to the charm of the place. It’s got a terraced garden, washing m/c, Smart TV, Wi-fi, etc. Perfect for a family and it’s dog friendly too. Definitely recommend.
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
Hillside cottage is absolutely charming. The location is great as it is in a quiet area but very close to the town centre. Beds are comfortable and the cottage has everything you need for a very enjoyable week. It was very clean indeed. We were a family of four and a dog, there was plenty of space.
On Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022
A lovely cottage in the middle of Ambleside. A quiet street but easy walking distance to the town and the lake. A garage for the car and a small shared garden at the back. Really loved our weekend
On Friday, 11 Mar 2022
Great location and lovely house.
On Wednesday, 09 Mar 2022
Great cottage with a lovely central location next to the best pub in Ambleside the Golden Rule!
On Monday, 21 Feb 2022
Great location, great value for money. Lovely property with loads of character. Would definitely recommend for those wanting to explore the lakes.
On Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022
This is a great olde worlde property. May not be for some but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Was like staying at my grandmothers. Location is superb for access to Ambleside town and walks. Loads of walks direct from the house. Very clean.
Susan Peck
On Friday, 28 Jan 2022
Lovely house with lovely views. Great accommodation in good location no need to use the car lots of walks straight from the door.
On Friday, 14 Jan 2022
Well situated cottage in Ambleside, comfortable and in easy reach of everything you'd need in the town. Very enjoyable for a long weekend away.
On Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021
Superb location, quiet area yet only a 2 min walk to the main street. clean, tidy and good value for money.
On Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021
This house has a really great location and you can walk onto the Fells from the door or straight to the shops, pubs and restaurants. It is very clean and well-equipped. We enjoyed our stay.
On Sunday, 14 Nov 2021
This lovely cottage is perfect for a Lakeland walking holiday. It is comfortable and perfectly located with a very short walk to the middle of Ambleside. Highly recommended.
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Our stay here was perfect. The kitchen was well equipped for 6 people self-catering. Comfy beds and a cosy living room.
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
Brilliant place to stay
On Saturday, 28 Aug 2021
Lovely cottage- thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Perfect accommodation for us (6 adults and a dog). Garage and parking a real bonus.
On Saturday, 21 Aug 2021
Hillside Cottage was just the right place for our well-needed break! There was plenty of space, everything we needed, and the welcome package was much appreciated. The location was just right - quiet but conveniently close to shops and cafes, as well as amazing walks. I would definitely stay here again if I get the chance to go back to the Lake District!
On Friday, 20 Aug 2021
Great location for exploring the lakes and the local area. Comfortable rooms and good space for eating together.
On Friday, 13 Aug 2021
Wonderful location. Thoughtful touches. A home from home. Very clean. Really appreciated the utility room and the welcome basket! Hoping to some back again soon!
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