Heather Cottage
Self-catering holiday cottage
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Accessibility Details

This statement provides details about Heather Cottage, which some guests may need for deciding whether the accommodation is suitable for them. Measurements are provided where appropriate, such as the clearance width through doors and details of the stairs. People with restricted mobility or other impairment may need such information to confirm suitability.


Heather Cottage is a 2-storey mid-terraced house, one of seven holiday cottages arranged around a level tarmac courtyard providing off-road parking. Easy access from a main road, with space for turning round in the courtyard. Unlike some cottages in the Lake District, road access is not a problem at any time of year.

From the cottage it is an easy mostly level walk into the centre of Ambleside, giving access to shops, Tourist Information, Post Office, cinema, local buses and taxis. There are many good eating places, pubs and takeaways within walking distance.

Bookings and Enquiries

All bookings and enquiries are handled now by Lakelovers (formerly Lakes Cottage Holidays), (part of Sykes Cottages), who will provide you with the key to the cottage and will help with any questions or problems during your stay.

Arrival and Parking

Main entrance

General Internal

Entrance Porch

Lounge and Dining Area



Main Bedroom

Second Bedroom


Modern bathroom with wide bath and electric shower over the bath with curved glass shower screen. The bathroom includes the only toilet in the cottage, along with a washbasin. Floor area is quite small but with high ceiling.


The cottage does not have a garden, but does have a small sitting-out area at the front with a wooden garden bench seat. View of Fairfield mountain range. Road traffic can be noisy.


Ambleside is centrally positioned in the Lake District so being a good base for exploring in any direction. The roads can become congested at peak times and many roads are winding and require care. In winter, some minor roads and high level passes may become unusable. Good roads north to Grasmere and Keswick, south to Windermere and Kendal, west to Consiston and Hawkshead. Local buses and taxis provide an alternative to using the car, and allow the many country pubs to be enjoyed at leisure.

Local facilities

Ambleside has become a thriving tourist centre, providing many shops and services for visitors as well as for the local community. As the town centre is an easy walk from the cottage, all these facilities are readily accessible. Most walks are level or gently sloping.

Useful phone numbers

( Statement date: October 2023 )