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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Ambleside

Rothay Cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria

From: €417 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Rothay Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Rothay Cottage is a terraced cottage in a quiet lane close to the centre of Ambleside in the Lake District National Park. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin and a family bathroom. There is also a fitted kitchen and a second floor sitting room with superb views. Outside is a patio area with outdoor furniture. Just a short stroll from the town centre, Rothay Cottage is a wonderful base for discovering the superb Lake District region.

Area
Given its excellent position at the northern tip of Lake Windermere - England's largest lake - Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes. The town itself is famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th Century 'Bridge House' - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District.

Region
Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Amenities
Gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking in side street near cottage with local residents permit for 1 car. Patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk. Lake Windermere 10 mins walk. Note: Due to steep stairs, this cottage is not suitable for children under 4 and for guests with limited mobility. Note: Access to the cottage is restricted to unloading only, with a local parking permit available for 1 car on Millans Park.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Webster
October 2020
Second time at cottage and love the place, needs to be cleaned much better, quite dirty, must try better especially with Covid, the cottage would benefit from having a mop and a Hoover, apart from that we will go back next year..
Mrs Fenwick
March 2020
We left one day early because of the Corona Virus restrictions.. We couldn't get this message to your office phone, which was constantly engaged. I guess you were overwhelmed with calls from people wanting to change their plans. We left this message with your Cleaning company. I hope that they forwarded the message to you.
Mrs Fenwick, March 2020
March 2020
I should like there to be an internet wi-fi facility..
Mr Daniels, March 2020
January 2020
Great location, very cozy cottage,
Miss Bacon, January 2020
October 2019
Brilliant location for Ambleside and well equipped cottage with amazing views of Ambleside from the lounge.. Very comfortable beds, lovely kitchen and a quiet location but literally a minute walk from the main high streets, restaurants and Tesco/Spar. Would highly recommend Doi Intanon if you like Thai food. Great for a family break.
Mrs Venables, October 2019
October 2019
This is the 4th time we've used this cottage, so it speaks for itself.. Four"irritations": 1. Only 1 key. That could be fixed easily and inexpensively and would make life a lot easier 2. No WiFi, not really 21st century 3. Recycling is a nightmare. Coming from a place where recycling is a part of life, finding the recycling centre then having to go to a separate site for glass!!!!! 4. The parking permit was on the floor with the post. Only found it after calling Sykes (& waiting for some time to get through)
Mr Horncastle, October 2019
September 2019
This cottage was brilliant for our requirements , great location for shops, pub, cafe, lots to do and some great walks from Ambleside , good location if your thinking of walking/climbing up Scafell Pike, lovely view from lounge window of the town with the mountains in the background , defiantly return again..
Mr Webster, September 2019
August 2019
Very lovely cottage in a great location for lots of sights around the Lake District.. Only point to make would be that the toilet room fan is quite noisy but you get used to it after the first night. The sofas could do with a spruce up they are fine and the lack of wifi is not a big deal, you go to the Lake District to enjoy the scenery not to stare at a device all day. Would recommend it to anyone looking at staying in the area. Although with steep stairs and a challenging driveway up to the property it wouldn't be suitable for those lesser able.
Mr Gregg, August 2019
June 2019
Property cleanliness below par.. Last guests bottles not disposed of. Sofa dirty needs replaced. Shower head mouldy, needs replaced. Needs a patio table outside and general tlc of any outside spaces. If these changes were made it would have made the difference to our enjoyment of the cottage and its prime location.
Mr Bell
May 2019
Lovely cottage, brilliant location and great views across Ambleside and surrounding hills.. The views from the living room, which was on the top floor, are wonderful, though it would probably be a good idea to make it clearer in the description of the cottage that the living accommodation is on 3 floors (kitchen on ground floor, bathroom on first floor, living room on second floor). We had no problems with lots of stairs, but some guests might struggle.
Mr Bell, May 2019r
May 2019
No working toilet during whole stay No updates on what was to be done from anyone.. I had to make every chase up enquiry. Compensation has been discussed as you agreed not acceptable and awaiting reply from yourselves once negotiations are complete with home owner
JaneCrocker
March 2019
This cottage is in a great location just off the main street of Ambleside. Permit parking is included, we had no issues finding a spot close to the property. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a washing machine, dishwasher, clothes airer and iron provided for use. We didn't really utilise the lounge room as we were out most of the time, however the view is fantastic. The bedrooms are very comfortable, would recommend for families. Plenty of hot water for a lovely soak in the bath after a long walk. I don't make it to the Lakes as often as I would like, but next time I do I'd not hesitate to rebook at Rothay Cottage.
Mr Ambrose
March 2019
Would be better with WIFI ! Otherwise all good and perfect central location for us.
Mr Howard
December 2018
It was a lovely cottage, so close to all amenities.. We found the layout really quirky and fun. It was a great place to stay One thing to mention (and no it's not the wi fi as we enjoyed not being tied to the iPads) the main bed was not as comfy as the bed two single beds and perhaps the main bed could benefit a new mattress protector. Will we come back? You bet we will, it was fab! Thanks for a great week in The Lakes.
Mrs Knight
November 2018
The cottage is really central and well equipped.. Comfortable and clean and the view from the living room is amazing. We had a great time and would return.
Mr Hume
October 2018
It was our 6th year in the same cottage its perfectly situated for all amenities and as a base for exploring the wider lake district..
Mr Horncastle
October 2018
Love the cottage, 3rd time we have used.. We have a few comments which could help: 1. We were focused on walking all week and only discovered on Friday evening that there were no recycling facilities at the cottage. It would help if, in the instructions, it showed exactly where the closest recycling location is. Sadly, bottles, plastics and paper went into the landfill rubbish 2. Four light bulbs were blown. We tried to call the owner on Saturday morning but no answer so had to leave a note for the cleaner. A mobile / email so that we could send a message would be useful One thing ref parking, it seemed impossible to get a space in the roads after between 6:00 / 6:30 and around 9:30. Despite all that, the cottage is great.
Mrs Haigh
June 2018
Good cottage.. Bed a little uncomfortable but other than that perfect. Excellent position in Ambleside with incredible views from the living room.
Ms Whiffen
May 2018
This is a lovely little terrace cottage.. The property was very clean, and the area, while close to the village shops, was generally quiet. There was noise from the next door rental on one night, but the owners of this property can't do anything about that. We liked being able to walk and to shop so conveniently. The property does need some minor TLC. The drying rack is broken and there was no lid for the tea pot. Also the outdoor seating area had not been cleaned post-winter. And we were left with 2 rolls of toilet paper for a week! Otherwise, we have no complaints, and really enjoyed our stay.
Miss Williams
February 2018
Strong smell of gloss paint on upper floors.. Unable to use the 2 single beds and lounge due to this smell. Made a few of us ill with head aches. Even with the windows open the smell was over whelming. Couch in lounge very dirty. Kitchen was lovely. Had everything we needed. Great location. Nice little cottage shame about the smell.
Ms Haigh
November 2017
FOUND SYKES VERY HELPFUL WHEN I MADE ENQUIRIES , THE HOUSE WAS BEAUTIFUL , THE ONLY DRAWBACK WAS THERE WASNT A VACCUM CLEANER FOR US TO USE , SO WE COULDNT TIDY UP BEFORE WE LEFT.. WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN AND WOULD USE SYKES TO BOOK AGAIN
Mr Hume
October 2017
No hassle straight forward booking excellent communication for the forth year in our favourite cottage, Its perfectly sited as a base for exploring this beautiful part of Cumbria, will be returning without hesitation next year..
Mrs Seward
September 2017
Well laid out cottage, didn't realise one of the bedrooms was not on the same level as the loo! Very clean and easy to find everything. Lovely views of wans fell from lounge.
Mrs Oakley
April 2017
Excellent location for exploring the area..
AURELIE Z
November 2016
A very nice cottage, really close to the city center, with a wonderful view on the city from the second floor. The bedroom for the parents, the WC, and the bathroom are on the first floor. The bedroom for the children, and the living-room are on the second floor. With young children the stairs could be a problem especially during the night if they want to go to the toilets. We would have appreciated more cooking utensils and something to hang up the laundry, but that's because we have young children. Otherwise this cottage was really nice and clean.
Mrs Oakley, April 2017
November 2016
It's a lovely cottage, well equipped, in a great location for getting out to the fells with shops, pubs & restaurants in walking distance.. Parking can be a pain but that's what you get for being in the centre of Ambleside. This year we always go a space when needed although occasionally a few mins walk away. One small point, the same one we fed back last year, a second front door key would make life a lot easier as well as feeling we were covered should the unthinkable occur & a key was lost.
Mr Horncastle, October 2016
October 2016
Sykes really do things right, third year running with this company enough said..
Mrs Oakley
April 2016
We liked the location of cottage. It was value for money. The cottage itself was lovely with great views over Ambleside and beyond. The cottage had everything we needed.
Mr Hume, October 2016
April 2016
We liked the location of cottage.. It was value for money. The cottage itself was lovely with great views over Ambleside and beyond. The cottage had everything we needed.
Mr Hume
November 2015
Liked the properties central location, its cleanliness and the views from the front and rear.
Mrs Oakley, April 2016
October 2015
Liked the properties central location, its cleanliness and the views from the front and rear..
Mrs Masters
April 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location, we particularly liked the view from the lounge. We also enjoyed cooking and eating in the lovely bright, airy kitchen and dining room.
Mr Wilkinson
April 2015
The cottage was lovely with splendid views of the hills from the lounge. We would definitely return.
Mr Hume, October 2015
April 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location, we particularly liked the view from the lounge.. We also enjoyed cooking and eating in the lovely bright, airy kitchen and dining room.
Mrs Masters, April 2015
March 2015
"The cottage was lovely with splendid views of the hills from the lounge.. We would definitely return."
Mr Hume
November 2014
We paticularly liked the situation in the centre of Ambleside for the views from the upper windows and the walks.
Mrs Horne
November 2014
I don't think that Excellent is a good enough word to describe this holiday and the property. It was indeed Extra Excellent The view from the sitting room was fabulous and the property had everything we could want.
Mr Wilkinson, March 2015
November 2014
I don't think that "Excellent" is a good enough word to describe this holiday and the property.. It was indeed "Extra Excellent" The view from the sitting room was fabulous and the property had everything we could want.
Mrs Horne, November 2014
October 2014
We paticularly liked the situation in the centre of Ambleside for the views from the upper windows and the walks..
Mrs Johnson
September 2014
Rothay Cottage was superb and it had a very homely feel to it. I would recommend this cottage for it's central position in Ambleside. All in all a great time was had by all and the weather was great too.
Mr Hume, October 2014
August 2014
Rothay Cottage was superb and it had a very homely feel to it.. I would recommend this cottage for it's central position in Ambleside. All in all a great time was had by all and the weather was great too.
Mrs Cooper
June 2014
In a good location, we enjoyed the view from the 2nd floor sitting room. We were able to do lots of lovely things, including enjoying the lake trips and National Trust properties nearby. The Mountain Goat trip was a highlight as we saw so much on the day trip.
Mrs Johnson, August 2014
June 2014
In a good location, we enjoyed the view from the 2nd floor sitting room.. We were able to do lots of lovely things, including enjoying the lake trips and National Trust properties nearby. The Mountain Goat trip was a highlight as we saw so much on the day trip.
Sheffield51
April 2014
A little gem of a house tucked away but very close to all Ambleside amenities. Very well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly recommend.
Mrs Cooper, June 2014
April 2014
Location and quality of accommodation.. You managed to find us a lovely property with only a few hours notice - thank you.
Mr Adcock
January 2014
Location and quality of accommodation. You managed to find us a lovely property with only a few hours notice - thank you.
Mr Sylvester
October 2013
The cottage was freshly refurbished. Very generously sized for 4 people. Kitchen/diner area was particularly spacious. The cottage is in a nice location in Ambleside. A minute from the shops, yet quiet, and away from the hustle and bustle.
Mr Adcock, January 2014
October 2013
The cottage was freshly refurbished.. Very generously sized for 4 people. Kitchen/diner area was particularly spacious. The cottage is in a nice location in Ambleside. A minute from the shops, yet quiet, and away from the hustle and bustle.
Mr McDade
September 2013
Excellent central, but very quiet, and peaceful location. Fantastic view from lounge.
Mr Sylvester, October 2013
September 2013
Excellent central, but very quiet, and peaceful location.. Fantastic view from lounge.
Dr Raji
August 2013
The cottage was clean and very well presented to make it welcoming. It was well furnished. It felt like home away from home. It is in a perfect location for accessing local places and central for venturing our further afield. We particularly found the availability of information leaflets about the area and activities very useful.
Mr McDade, September 2013
August 2013
The cottage was clean and very well presented to make it welcoming.. It was well furnished. It felt like home away from home. It is in a perfect location for accessing local places and central for venturing our further afield. We particularly found the availability of information leaflets about the area and activities very useful.
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