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“Fabulous little cottage, ideally located”
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84 reviews
Bluehill Cottage-a view down the lane
Outside the cottage.
Showing our car parking space.
A prosecco moment!
Relaxing in the lounge!
Cosy lounge.
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.
Twin room.
Newly renovated bathroom with walk-in shower.
Bathroom
Some visitors arrive by horse!
A walk from Bluehill Cottage overlooking Grasmere.
A host of dancing daffodils- by Stockghyll waterfalls a short walk from the cottage.
Lake Windermere at Waterhead. 10 mins walk from cottage.
Waterhead.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 84 reviews
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libbybins...
Islands of Sicily, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous little cottage, ideally located”
Reviewed 12 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Loved this cottage and will return!. I love old places and this cottage is in slate used everywhere in Ambleside. It is very cosy and cute. The heating, hot water and kitchen are all very well set up. I liked the bathroom. It is spacious, with a super shower. The parking is easy and well marked.

Inside the cottage both bedrooms are great- though I think it could be a bit of a squeeze with 4 people (we were two)- manageable, though. The stairs are quite steep, but we are used to steep stairs in old houses.

The location is just fabulous- just a stroll down a small slope to the charming and interesting village of Ambleside, with its excellent shops and at least 20 shops selling outdoor equipment at varying prices, 3 supermarkets and lots of pubs. A short drive will take you to the excellent produce shop, Booths, (there are 2 other Booth shops in the Lake District), at Lakeside near Windermere.
There are 3 cinema outlets in Ambleside, showing the most recent movies.

There is no washing machine in the cottage, but a very good laundromat (GB pounds 6 for a wash and dry) is just down the slope and across the road and very close.

It is super to be able to walk, and not have to drive the car, from the cottage to some of walking tracks, like Rydal Waters (about 15 minutes from the cottage to the start) - wonderful views and walk. Nearby towns, like Grasmere are a walk on the flat for about 5 miles through delightful, picture perfect country.

If you drive there are very appealing towns nearby like Keswick, Kendal, Hawks Nest, Windermere,Grasmere.

We definitely plan to come back and stay in this cottage! My one suggestion is to include a knife sharpener amongst the kitchen equipment.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Oct 2017
Hi Libby
There actually is a knife sharpener in the little drawer in the kitchen where the scissors are kept. I checked yesterday and it was still there!. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Lets hope you come back again soon to partake of the 5%discount.
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1 review
“Blue Hill Cottage was perfect location for our Ambleside holiday”
Reviewed 5 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The Blue Hill Cottage was exactly how I imagined it: perfect for our one week stay. The location could not be better, a quick walk into the village center (5-10 minutes--do note that it is up-hill for the walk back). The cottage was very clean and tastefully decorated with reproductions of artwork depicting local scenes, a handy 3-d map in the salon for planning our hiking adventures.. We only used the fireplace once, as the weather was quite warm, but that was a nice feature. The remodeled bathroom/shower is bright and shiny, although the 1/2 glass door on the shower makes it difficult to retain splashes inside. There were four adults staying--we were very comfortable, but it was important to have good communication about use of the single bathroom. Ambleside is centrally located and you can start hiking right out side the door! Bus service to other nearby Lakes locations is convenient if you don't have a car. The view from the front of the cottage row is lovely, rain or shine. Loads of books about local attractions (do bring your own OS maps) and two walking sticks available. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend Blue Hill Cottage to my fellow travelers. I hope I can return soon!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will be delighted to welcome you for a return visit. Don't forget to mention there's a 5%discount for returning guests.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Management Response
22 Sep 2017
Hi Michelle, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will return to take advantage of the 5% discount for return bookings.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jennifer...
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Quant little cottage in a perfect location!”
Reviewed 3 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

I would recommend this cottage to anybody coming to the Lake District! The cottage itself is traditional with modern features and was very comfortable. The facilities were great and having a designated car park was definitely a large perk! The location of the cottage is also fantastic, it's only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Ambleside and is convenient for other places in the Lakes. We had a great time and will definitely be back!

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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Don't forget there is a 5% discount for returning guests.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Janet W
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Cosy cottage for exploring the lakes”
Reviewed 2 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

No need for the car can walk from the cottage , lovely to be so near Ambleside but not in the centre ,this is our second visit and since last time has a lovely new bathroom and shower fitted but still remains its cosy charm , if walking is not your thing , Ambleside is central to getting about , thank you Jenny

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Thank-you for coming! I'm glad you approved the new bathroom. Hope to hear from you again soon.
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Sharon G
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful, cosy and perfect!”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

What a beautiful traditional cottage right in the heart of bustling Ambleside hidden up a quiet side road. The cottage is well equipped, cosy and within walking distance of some amazing restaurants and lovely shops. The Stockghyll force waterfall walk is within a 10 minute walk, if you wish for something a little more advanced then you can also wander up Wansfell Pike. I will be recommending the cottage to all of my friends and family and cannot wait to go back for a second visit.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
I'm so pleased you enjoyed the stay at our cottage. Don't forget to mention your first visit when you re-book so I can give you 5% discount.
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Bristol
Reviewed 26 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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Management Response
30 Aug 2017
I'm glad you liked the Cottage. Hopefully you will visit again soon and take advantage of the 5% discount.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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