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Herdwick Heft

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7 Nights  

  • £620  to  £850

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Short Breaks From

  • £110 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £120 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth

About Herdwick Heft

Herdwick Heft sleeps two guests and is a cosy, romantic Lakeland cottage apartment, dating back to the 1800's that is ideally placed just a minute’s stroll from the very heart of Ambleside in the Lake District National Park. Stylishly furnished throughout, the apartment offers everything needed for couples to enjoy exploring the Lake District with a welcoming retreat to return home to at the end of the day.

This is an ideal location for those who prefer not to use the car and a great touring base. On foot from the cottage, you can enjoy a variety of walks to the lakes, fells, and rivers nearby or take a short drive further into the mountains for higher more challenging walks and vistas. Ambleside has an excellent range of amenities including Zeffirellis, a five-screen cinema with chic dining and jazz club, fantastic pubs, great shops to browse, and a good choice of restaurants.

Should you wish to fish, cycle, climb, or hike, the surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities and is a spectacular outdoor playground. History lovers will be in their element with historical and literary links including Wordsworth, Ruskin, and Beatrix Potter. For lovers of fine ales, there are no less than thirty breweries and micro breweries dotted throughout Cumbria to whet your palette, including nearby Hawkshead Brewery based in Staveley Mill Yard offering great food and brewery tours.

If it’s fine dining you enjoy, how about a Michelin style experience at L’Enclume in Cartmel, just south of the lower reaches of lake Windermere,  The Old Stamp House, Ambleside, The Samling, Ambleside, The Lake Road Kitchen, Ambleside, Forest Side, Grasmere. Source at Gilpin Hotel.  

The historic houses of Lowther, Holker, Brantwood, and Rydal Mount make for exquisite days out and are only a short distance from Herdwick Heft or why not take in a play or performances at The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness, The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, or The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

The choices are endless, and with so much stunning scenery on the doorstep and so many attractions, you can do as much or as little as your heart desires.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Etherington joined Independent Cottages in November 2015

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation is on the ground floor with level access and comprises:

  • Entrance porch with space for hanging wet coats and walking boots.
  • Cosy, lounge and dining area with bistro table and two chairs. Large comfy sofa dressed with scatter cushions and woolen throw make it the perfect place to snuggle up with television, DVD player, and Roberts DAB Bluetooth radio.
  • Also part of the open plan living is the beautifully presented and generously equipped kitchen with ceramic four-plate hob, electric fan assisted oven, microwave, and fridge with freezer compartment (iron, board, and clothes airer are also provided). A walk-in pantry also provides plenty of storage.
  • The bedroom includes a double bed with beautiful Hypnos mattress, floor to ceiling, mirrored fitted wardrobes provide plenty of clothes storage. There is also a television/DVD player in the bedroom and glorious Lakeland views that you can marvel at while laying in bed.
  • Ensuite shower room with powerful shower,  WC, wash hand basin, and heated towel rail.

Outside: There is a small seating area outside. Private shared off-road parking for one car available.

Additional information: Prices include duvet as well as pillows (two per person), bed linen, extra blanket and towels (a hand and bath towel per person). Unfortunately no children, babies, or pets, and no smoking inside or outside the property. Not suitable for wheelchairs but possibly those with limited mobility because the apartment is all on the ground floor with easy access. Wi-Fi internet access included in the price. Wooden floors throughout. Central heating and double glazing keep the apartment warm and cosy all year round. Three and four night breaks are available. Please email the owner for details. Changeover days are variable. 

Herdwick Heft Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double with beautiful Hypnos Matress.)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £620
To £850
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7801 809096 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Amanda Etherington
Member Since November 2015

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