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Rydal Road, Ambleside LA22 9AY England
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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Certificate of Excellence
Welcome to Haven Cottage, where you can enjoy wonderful hospitality, great accommodation and, so our guests tell us, a superb home cooked breakfast. Haven Cottage provides high standard 4*Gold accommodation with a modern, relaxed atmosphere. We have 5 bedrooms including 3 cosy double bedrooms and two large Luxury bedrooms / Suites. We have recently been awarded a 'Superior' award by Cumbria Tourism for the quality of our B&B so hopefully this gives you re-assurance you'll have a great stay . Well situated on the edge of picturesque Ambleside with a good selection of shops, restaurants and cinemas only 3 minutes walk away. We also provide advice & maps on walks or where to visit in the area so that you get to enjoy your visit to Ambleside as much as possible; it's a wonderful area and we want you to get the most out of it! Free private parking is available off road in front of the B&B.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Our stay at Haven Cottage was once again a delightful break in luxury accommodation. Chris and Allie were the perfect hosts, providing every comfort needed. Once again Chris was great in helping us plan a good walk from the door of the cottage with delightful views.
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Response from Chris Allie Hodgson, Owner at Haven Cottage
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Thank you so much for bringing your 'ladies group' to visit us at Haven Cottage once again Jayne; you really are such great company and we are delighted we were able to help deliver on yet another walk that ticked all the boxes. I'll have to put my thinking cap on for next time if we are ever lucky enough to see you back for another trip! Very best wishes to all the group. Chris & Allie
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Property's Favorite Review
You have got to try this place out....you won't be disappointed. Fantastic hosts, perfect breakfasts, lovely place to stay….& parking! Whilst we were staying Chris & Allie’s delightful B&B won 1st prize for the Best B&B in Cumbria & I can understand why. Everything was just spot on. Won’t bore you with all the details as you’ll be able to see other reviews, you’ve just got to go stay & see why they are the best! Won’t stay anywhere else when in visiting Ambleside – official! Thank you Chris & Allie.
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Response from chrisallie, Owner at Haven Cottage
Responded Jul 9, 2019
Thank you Simon for your very complementary review. Obviously we were over the moon to have won the award, so it's great you enjoyed your stay as it would have been a tad embarrassing if not! We hope you and Becky are very well and we'll keep our fingers crossed we get to host you both again at some point in the future. All the very best and have lots of fun in the meantime. Take care Allie & Chris x
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The very very best BB you can get, room 8 stunning, food and hosts unbeatable, location excellent. Way above even our very high standards. When the sun comes out you wouldn't want to be any where else in the world. Of course needless to say we will return.
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Response from Chris Allie Hodgson, Owner at Haven Cottage
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Thank you for posting such great feedback, you are very generous in your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Do let us know if you would ever like to return and make sure you book direct from our own website for the cheapest room rates. Very best wishes. Chris & Allie
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We have stayed at Haven a few times over the last 7 years and everytime has been great. The current owners Chris and Allie are great hosts. We had room 8 which is big and spacious, beautifully decorated with a fabulous roll top bath. The breakfasts taste great with lots of choice. Chris was really helpful and advised us on a really nice walk in the Langdales. Haven is perfectly situated in Ambleside and we will certainly be returning again! Thank you Chris & Allie
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Response from Chris Allie Hodgson, Owner at Haven Cottage
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review; we must be at least your third set of owners you have stayed with at haven Cottage so it's great to know we are keeping up the tradition! Cristina says 'Hi' too and we all hope you are fit & healthy. Look after yourselves in the meantime. Chris & Allie
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Without doubt the finest B&B we have ever stayed in. Allie and Chris are wonderful hosts and Christina’s scrambled eggs are to die for! We will be back (again!). Allie’s cakes are top notch and Haven Cottage is beautifully furnished from top to bottom. Well done you two!
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Response from Chris Allie Hodgson, Owner at Haven Cottage
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi Andy and Pat, gosh how things have changed since your stay with us?! We hope you are both keeping safe and healthy in the current situation, we have been closed for a week now, it's been ridiculously good sunny weather too which makes it even worse. Thank you so much for staying with us again, we do enjoy your visits and very much hope to see you again sometime in the future. Chris & Allie x
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haven cottage hotel ambleside
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictAmbleside
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Frequently Asked Questions about Haven Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Haven Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.2 miles), Golden Rule (0.2 miles), and Armitt Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Haven Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Haven Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Haven Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Haven Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gandhi's Cafe, Misto, and eS Bar.
Is Haven Cottage located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Ambleside.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Haven Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Haven Cottage?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Townend (2.6 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.4 miles), and Bridge House (0.3 miles).
Does Haven Cottage have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.