Guests - FROM £728
(5 out of 5) based on 35 reviews
Layout & Access
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Set out over three main floors, enter Oakroyd from the front and into a long hallway which leads left into a sunny lounge room with deep-cushioned, comfortable sofas to relax back into in front of the TV., the bay window allowing for plenty of light to flood in. The dining room beyond is home to a Morso wood burning stove and offers ample seating for all your party. The newly fitted kitchen beyond is very well equipped with quality appliances, ample storage for all your food items and cupboards thoughtfully stocked with all the culinary items you’ll need for your week’s stay.

A glorious Super-king bedroom sits on the first floor offering delightful views of Loughrigg fell, prettily decorated with plush furnishings and striking accent colours. A spacious and stylish house bathroom has a freestanding roll-top bath, basin and WC and there’s a further shower room on this floor with a large walk-in shower cubicle, basin and WC. The second floor is home to two more bedrooms, both twins with superb views of Loughrigg and Fairfield Horseshoe, one with an en-suite WC and basin. All the bedrooms are furnished with high-quality beds dressed in white linens to ensure a restful sleep.

The basement has good head height and is great for storing all your outdoor clobber. Outside, a fully enclosed courtyard has ample furniture for everyone. A parking permit for use on a number of nearby car parks which can prove quite a saving on the cost of your holiday.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    washing machine
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
    Parking Permit provided for use on the nearby car park

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Entrance hall
  • Lounge room with bay window and wood effect laminate flooring, comfy seating and TV
  • Dining room with Morso wood-burning stove and ample seating for all of your party
  • Kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine and access to the rear courtyard


  • Accessed from the dining room, a great room to store all your outdoor equipment


  • Super king bedroom with views out towards Loughrigg Fell
  • Shower room with large walk in cubicle, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC


  • Twin bedroom with en-suite WC and basin
  • Twin bedroom


  • Lakeland stone-built home from home
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
  • Enclosed courtyard to the rear
  • One pet welcome
  • Friday changeover
  • Parking Permit provided for use on the nearby car park
  • No Smoking
Location & Nearby


The rather splendid Oakroyd is a well-placed, high-quality retreat set in a quiet backwater of Ambleside, the ideal venue for an annual gathering of family and friends seeking a central base, somewhere to spend special time together and create unforgettable holiday memories. A traditional Lakeland stone and slate house, Oakroyd offers a winning combination of space and comfort and ticks all the boxes in terms of your holiday home wish list. Light, bright and tastefully decorated, the owners have taken great care to ensure the excellent facilities are both practical and stylish and set out over three main floors, the views of the surrounding fells get better the more stairs you climb!

Ambleside is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, wonderful walking and cycling opportunities, the village is an obvious choice for the first time or returning outdoorsy visitor. Tick off some of the 214 famous Wainwright’s from the doorstep here at Oakroyd or tackle one of England’s most challenging cycle routes, ‘The Struggle’, 400 metres above Ambleside and the highest road in the Lake District. For a more sedate pace, take a leisurely stroll through Rothay Park, over the stepping stones and along to Rydal Water and Caves, a lovely, scenic route with plenty of picnic and photograph opportunities along the way.

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Note: 1 Superking (doesn't split) 2 Twins (4 single beds)
Maximum number of adults and children is 6
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Guest feedback for Oakroyd
(5 out of 5) based on 35 Reviews
On Friday, 10 May 2024
Five star property in a five star location. All the amenities in the property to highest quality. Would thouroughly recomend Oakroyd. All lical shops and cafe’s within short walking distance if the house
On Friday, 05 Apr 2024
lovely house in a great location
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Amazing place. Would highly recommend.
On Wednesday, 25 Oct 2023
Absolutely thrilled with this property and our wonderful stay in Ambleside. Right next to the lovely Apple Pie Bakery, as well as all our favourite shops. Spotlessly clean and perfectly equipped...I would recommend to anyone and will return!
On Wednesday, 09 Aug 2023
We had a fantastic few days at Oakroyd. The house was well equipped and in a fantastic location. It is walking distance from the town where you will find some lovely shops and restaurants. Michelle was a great host and answered any queries we had and was very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
We all loved our stay. the location was perfect for the shops and walks around Ambleside. the house was really lovely, clean and well furnished. I would highly recommend it.
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Loved the house. Tastefully done and very comfy. Love the furniture! Everything we needed was there. Tiniest point, generally we watched catch up when in during evening but live TV reception was poor. Not sure if it can be improved. it wouldn't stop us booking again. thanks
On Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
Tremendous location, really welcoming and homely feel, Michelle was great, looking forward to next year !
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
A great cottage in a great location, with everything you need for a relaxing stay in the Lake District
On Monday, 15 Aug 2022
Wonderful quite cottage. Wi-Fi works great on all floors. Found parking easily.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
A lovely house in a great location. Perfect for exploring the Lake District or just enjoying Ambleside. The house is modern, spotless and charming. Would highly recommend.
On Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
Absolutely loved our stay. The house is beautiful and in such a good location! You are literally in the heart of Ambleside! We loved it, and will definitely be returning at some point!
On Monday, 20 Jun 2022
This place is PERFECT! The location wad wonderful! We walked to eateries and loved being so close to a Boots and a Coop. One night we didn't get street parking but it was no big deal to park in the lot next door - it is separated by a wall so you do have to walk around the block to get there but the walk is just fine and has a bakery on the way which was great in the morning to grab a sausage roll on the way to the car. We also walked to the waterfall in Ambleside (Stock Ghyll Force) from our place. The parking pass got us free parking in Bowness, Grasmere, and other places and was so great! It really did save us money as we explored the region. The row house itself was so clean and nice! We never cooked and ate there but the kitchen had everything you need and the dining room was spacious! We loved the sitting room where was watched Jubilee events in the evenings. The best park of this place has to be the bathrooms!!! We loved having newly renovated bathrooms with clawfoot tub and rain shower! The bedding in the rooms was top quality! You can't beat this wonderful row house so close to everything yet still quiet and residential. We loved our stay here!
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Really great place to stay. Very high standard and conveniently located in Ambleside. Lots of stairs, so might not be suitable for everyone. Would definitely book again. Recommended.
On Saturday, 30 Apr 2022
Fabulous weekend. Great location, so didn’t need to use the car. House was well equipped, fabulously decorated and spotlessly clean.
On Thursday, 24 Mar 2022
Home away from home. Absolutely loved the property. Perfect location, close enough to shops and attractions but a bit out of the main hustle and bustle. Can’t wait to come back!
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
Top marks! Perfect in every way. So modern yet cozy, meticulously clean, and great location. Thank you
On Saturday, 19 Feb 2022
Lovely house. Beautifully presented. Great location.
On Friday, 04 Feb 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 Saturday, 11 Dec 2021
This property is outstanding. It’s absolutely beautiful and will far surpass any expectations. Just everything about it is wonderful. It has been refurbished to a very high standard. The beds are so comfy. The whole house is lovely and warm. The location is perfect, right in the middle of Ambleside but super quiet set back from the main area.
On Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
We had a great stay at Oakroyd during October half-term. The cottage is in a perfect location in Ambleside - very close to all amenities, yet set in a quiet street away from all the hustle and bustle. It is spotlessly clean and well-equipped with excellent wifi, much to the relief of the teenage contingent!
On Monday, 25 Oct 2021
Lovely house in perfect location for a great family weekend.
On Saturday, 23 Oct 2021
Fabulous accommodation. Warm, stylish and very clean. Suited our needs perfectly as a family of four plus an extra guest.
On Friday, 15 Oct 2021
Incredible air bnb! Really beautiful lay-out of furniture and utilities, brilliant WiFi, dishwasher so useful, parking permits were really helpful, beds super comfy, incredible shower, the list just keeps going! Ideal distance from Windermere and only a short drive away to walk up Scafell! Also super close to great shops, cafes and restaurants!
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Michelle's property is beautifully furnished, incredibly comfortable and situated in a quiet residential street but still less than a minute from central Ambleside; a perfect stay!
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
Lovely house in a great location with lovely restaurants within walking distance and a carpark opposite that you can use free of charge.
Shona Bristow
On Monday, 09 Aug 2021
5 * for Oakroyd, and Lakekand Retreats. Cottage was perfect for our family stay, very well furnished and kitted out. Parking, location, amenities, etc all boxes ticked thanks to Ross and the team. Excellent customer service. Thank you
On Saturday, 24 Jul 2021
Had a fantastic week at ‘Oakroyd’ cottage…Perfect location, close to shops, restaurants and park, very clean and tidy…Lovely courtyard at the back for the dog, and plenty of space inside…Parking was also fantastic, we managed to park outside the property which was ideal Lovely walks in the area, hope to visit again soon, thanks you
On Friday, 16 Jul 2021
Lovely house, great interior and furnishing. Fantastic location if you want to be in Ambleside , in a quiet residential street with access to the town . Very much enjoyed our stay and would love to rent it again
On Thursday, 15 Jul 2021
Thank you for an amazing stay. We loved the house and were really impressed with how everything was set up! Could not believe the kitchen had everything including a knife steal to sharpen knives!! Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in . Thanks so much
On Thursday, 01 Jul 2021
Fantastic house really well furnished. Clean and we loved the finer details of the lakes mugs and monopoly game. Centrally situated yet still a quiet street. We would definitely rebook. If any guests like walking I would recommend a walk to the Rydal caves.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
fantastic accommodation, everything just right and as described. Super location and perfectly equipped.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Amazing location in the heart of Ambleside (but quiet!). Easy to go for beautiful walks or explore the shops and restaurants in town. The house was sparkling clean and very well kitted out. Great for families or two couples. The team was super responsive. Would definitely come back!
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
Our family had a fantastic stay at this cottage, it’s location is perfect for exploring the lakes, it was quiet but only walking distance shops and restaurants and a brilliant park, plus lots of beautiful walks from the town. We had everything we needed and the cottages was immaculate and well stocked. Would definitely return !
On Monday, 21 Jun 2021
Clean, comfortable, super facilities and excellent location.
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