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Living room/diner with log burning stove
Living room/diner with log burning stove
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!st floor double bedroom
Family bathroom
2nd floor double with en suite & stunning views
En Suite
2nd Floor Twin bedroom
2nd Floor Twin bedroom
Views from top floor bedroom to rear
Views across Ambleside
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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dbennett7...
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Ms”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights for a girls weekend. The cottage is beautifully furnished. Spotless . And central. Couldn't have asked for better. We will definitely be returning next year.

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Selahnewt...
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely cottage, couldn't do better”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Excellent property in a central yet quiet location. Very well equipped and nicely furnished and decorated to a high standard. Everything is just as described.
The cottage has a great kitchen with everything we needed and there are some great places to eat close by too….check the guest book for recommendations.
Ideal for serious walkers or those wishing to explore the Lakes more gently.
We hope to return soon and this will definitely be our first choice

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Liked best: It was all great
Liked least: Leaving
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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LaDolceVi...
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
398 reviews
100 hotel reviews
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“Quality accommodation”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Clare Cottage is one of about a dozen in a terrace which, though right in the centre of Ambleside, is in a very private and quiet location down a narrow side street. The property has been completely renovated in the recent past and, apart from one detail, is a perfect place for a large family or several couples or, as in our case, a small group of ageing walkers who value comfort and privacy.

As soon as you walk trough the front door you feel the warmth of good central heating although there is also a wood-burner for those who want a cosy glowing hearth. Another early impression is that everything is spotlessly clean. The ground floor has a large lounge, eating area and a big kitchen with every convenience you might want. A large bathroom is on the first landing, a double bedroom on the second and a double with en-suite and a twin-bedded room at the top of the house. Although there were only 3 in our group, so each had his own room, the cottage would accommodate 6 people comfortably given the spacious communal areas.

Within a very short walking distance of the cottage are many restaurants at all level from cheap and cheerful to fine dining (Lake Road Kitchen, Old Stamp House) so this is a property to suit both those who want to cater for themselves and those who prefer to be fed by others. There are plenty of walking routes from Ambleside itself and many more great hills within a few miles. Anyone with a love of the outdoors would find this an ideal and an extremely comfortable base.

The one drawback of Clare Cottage, which is obvious only when you arrive, is that there are only a handful of parking spaces for the cottages in the road. Two parking permits are provided but in our four day, three night stay we were able to use only one because of the competition for places. Street parking elsewhere is a little easier to find and is free between 6 pm and 10 am with a parking disc enabling only an hour at a time during the day. The main car park in Ambleside is about 10 minutes' walk away and will cost you £7 for 12 hours parking so come with plenty of change.

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Liked best: Central location
Liked least: Parking
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
13 Oct 2015
Thanks for your lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I do need to add some information regarding parking. Yes, Ambleside is a very busy place and parking can be tricky. There are two permits for the road on which the cottage is located but it isn't always possible to get a place. Between 10am and 6pm there are hourly permits meaning you need to move your car after 11am and then you can return it overnight from 5pm. That said, the nearest car park is only 2 minutes from the front door in King Street and is only �15 for 3 days. I provide all parking information in a welcome email prior to your stay and in the cottages guest booklet. If in doubt you can always email me too, I usually respond within a outcome of hours.
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Chillseek...
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Superb cottage”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Superb cottage. Comfortable, warm and with very high quality fixtures and fittings. We would recommend it to everyone. In fact we are planning to use it as our base next time we visit Ambleside.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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59RMacD
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Will Be Back!”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Superb weekend at Clare Cottage with friends. The cottage is light and airy and is very central. It is well equipped and comfortable. Managed to secure 2 parking spaces outside the door for the duration of the weekend - parking passes supplied by owners. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: Cleanliness of property on arrival
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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