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7 Nights See prices

  • £425  to  £825

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  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£495 Sat, 1 Jun 2024
7 nights - Save £200

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Holly Howe Cottage

Holly Howe Cottage is perfectly placed for families to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer. Situated in Ambleside in the heart of the National Park, it is within walking distance of fells to climb, shops, cafes and excellent pubs and restaurants to sample, and many places of interest to visit.

There is space for up to six people to sleep in three comfortable bedrooms, with guests enjoying beautiful views over the village to Loughrigg from the front of the cottage, and the approach to Wansfell from the back. The private parking is at the front gate - we benefit from the road being a private cul de sac. The garden to the rear has a summerhouse where guests can enjoy perhaps some hot chocolate in the winter or maybe a glass of wine in the summer. There is a terrace with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining or 'picnics'. The cottage is a welcoming home for you on your holiday whatever the season. It is fully centrally heated and there is a cosy and comforting log burner in the sitting room which, we think, brings that unique enveloping warmth in the colder weather.

Ambleside is such an ideal base for a holiday in the Lake District, since it is central and therefore within easy reach of many popular sights and attractions. With beautiful walks from the door of the cottage - a short favorite of ours being along the lane and through the woods to the Stock Ghyll Force - it is easy to immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape. Another easy option is to follow the footpath at the back of the cottage to the foot of Wansfell Pike, where there is a bench from which to admire a panoramic view of distant fells. A walk across the village leads to the path up over Loughrigg, or challenge yourself to a trek around the commanding and famous Fairfield Horseshoe. The choice of walks varies widely in duration and difficulty; whether you're aiming for a leisurely hour's stroll or a strenuous 12-hour hike, you'll find the perfect route here. Helvellyn, Coniston Old Man and the start of the route to High Street are all within 40 minutes drive. Cycling and mountain biking are two other popular ways to explore. There is an excellent and largely traffic free family-friendly network of cycle/walking paths around Ambleside and more challenging bridleway options for mountain bikers.

Well known local landmarks include the 17th-Century Bridge House and the Roman fort at Waterhead. Ambleside's Armitt Museum holds a beautiful collection of Beatrix Potter's scientific paintings. Close by you also have Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere, The Ruskin Museum at Coniston with displays featuring Donald Campbell, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top home and Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts house at Bowness. The Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry in Kendal hosts an Arthur Ransome exhibition, a must for "Swallows and Amazons" enthusiasts who would also enjoy The Windermere Jetty Museum. There are several National Trust houses and gardens in the area. Boat Trips can be taken from Waterhead on the northern shore of Windermere, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from the cottage. There is a cinema in the village showing a choice of recent releases, offering something suitable for all ages. Not only is the landscape beautiful but the regionally produced food and drink is some of the most delicious you will enjoy anywhere in the UK. The local restaurants and pubs take pride in using fresh produce in their seasonal menus.

It doesn't matter whether you have never been to the Lake District before or if you make it an annual pilgrimage, the location and comfort of Holly Howe Cottage will ensure your stay is one you will always remember.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane Tookey joined Independent Cottages in July 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Holly Howe Cottage offers accommodation over three floors, with an extra cellar level. It has beautiful views from the front and rear.

Ground Floor:

  • Entry is directly into the living room where there is a matching sofa and armchairs, a log burner and a TV with a DVD/Blu-ray player and Freeview channels.

  • Separate dining room with gas log burner effect stove, solid pine dining table and chairs, and a pretty dresser holding tableware.

  • Fitted kitchen with a dual fuel cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and an excellent complement of cooking utensils and equipment.

First Floor:

  • Stairs lead to the first floor where there is a double bedroom with a king-sized bed, bedside cabinets and a chest of drawers. The room is at the front of the house, overlooking Ambleside and Loughrigg Fell.

  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, a WC and a hand basin. There is a wall mounted fan heater for extra comfort.

  • Walk-in linen cupboard with hanging space for clothes and a clothes airer, shaver adaptor, hairdryer and mirror. The cot is stored here together with 2 stair gates. Also for small children there is a high chair stored in the cellar.

Second Floor:

  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds and views out over Ambleside and beyond towards Pavey Ark.

  • Bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and a chest of drawers. The window overlooks the rear garden with views up to Wansfell Pike.

  • There is full gas central heating operated from a NestHub on the staircase.


  • The cellar is a useful area especially for walkers and cyclists. The original pot sink is ideal for washing off muddy boots or cycling kit, and the large clothes rail perfect for those walkers who have met with adverse weather on the fells and need to hang up wet clothing and rucksacks. Bicycles can be carried through the house and down the cellar steps for safe storage.
  • There is a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.

Outside: Holly Howe Cottage has a lovely back garden with a striking view of the Fairfield Horseshoe. There is not only a terrace with garden furniture where guests can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquility, but also an insulated summer house which is a lovely spot to sit with a cup of tea on a winter's day. A gate at the top of the garden opens on to a public footpath leading into the fells.

Additional Information: Rental includes all gas and electricity for the cottage, WiFi, and there is a landline telephone for national calls to other landlines for up to 1 hour. Bedlinen and towels are also provided. One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Holly Howe Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 4th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Jane Tookey
Member Since July 2020

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Sat, 1 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £495
Save £200.

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