Rock Lea


  • Sleeps 3
  • No
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Set in a quiet lane in Ambleside

    • Dishwasher
    • Gas Central Heating
    • Log burning stove
    • No Dogs
    • Outside Seating
    • Parking
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    • Shower Unit
    • Smoking not allowed
    • Tumble Drier
    • Washing Machine
    • Wi-Fi

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A quiet retreat in the heart of Ambleside

Rock Lea is a lovely traditional slate cottage, built in 1903. The cottage is one of six in a row situated in a quiet conservation area of Ambleside, known as The Green.  Only a short walk to the centre of Ambleside, Rock Lea provides peace and tranquility from its quiet location. There is private parking for one car directly outside the cottage and other free parking is generally available nearby. For those travelling to the Lakes without a car the cottage is only a short stroll from the bus stop with links direct to Windermere station.

The cottage provides accommodation for a small family of three, and has been sympathetically restored by its owners to very high standard, retaining much of its original character with a wood burning stove for winter evenings, slate floors and oak doors  all combined with modern facilities. one double room and one single room, bathroom with shower only. There are also stunning views over Loughrigg from the kitchen, rear bedroom and shared garden area at the rear..

Outside there is a small private patio seating area for summer evenings with views of the sun setting over Loughrigg Fell, and access to a pretty shared garden. Near the back door is a slate shed which can be used to securely lock away your bikes.

From the doorstep there are many great walks of various grades, including the lower paths to Rydal and Grasmere, High Sweden Bridge, Wansfell, Loughrigg, and the classic Fairfield Horseshoe – so there is no need to use the car at all!

Within a couple of minutes walk from the cottage are a number of excellent traditional Lakeland Inns with open fires – your local would be the well known Golden Rule.  Ambleside centre has a wealth of shops, excellent restaurants, cafes and the award winning Zeffirellis Cinema & Restaurant for films, live music and good food.