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“A cosy cottage in an excellent location”
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Review of Clare Cottage

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43 reviews
Living room/diner with log burning stove
Living room/diner with log burning stove
Dining Area
Kitchen
!st floor double bedroom
Family bathroom
2nd floor double with en suite & stunning views
En Suite
2nd Floor Twin bedroom
2nd Floor Twin bedroom
Views from top floor bedroom to rear
Views across Ambleside
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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judu2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A cosy cottage in an excellent location”
Reviewed December 17, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Clare Cottage was all we expected and more, spacious yet cosy, comfortable beds, plenty of kitchen utensils etc for self catering, although the cottage is located in the centre of Ambleside so pubs and restaurants are easily reached. Car parking was a bit of an issue but not enough to really bother about. Had an excellent meal at The Priest Hole, definitely worth a visit. Would love to go back to Clare Cottage in the future.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 18, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay. Would love to welcome you back!
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thelawler...
Tadworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Will definitely return”
Reviewed November 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Lovely comfortable cottage in the centre of Ambleside. It was a great base for exploring the Lakes with walks straight out of Ambleside so the car wasn't needed once we'd arrived. The cottage was decorated and furnished to a high standard. No problems parking in the road (one car and arrived on a Tuesday afternoon) and a bottle of Prosecco was waiting for us on arrival. What more could you wish for?!! We also had a house sign made from the workshop up the road (very reasonable indeed) so now have our own piece of Lakeland slate hanging outside our house in Surrey!

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 16, 2016
Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you back again in the future.
Jacqui
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Mit G
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Book without hesitation!”
Reviewed October 14, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Clare Cottage over 5 days in September. Brilliant location central to restaurants and bars. All rooms are spacious and the living room is very cosy with the log fire. Parking out the front of the house can be difficult but not impossible. Excellent communication with the host who provided all necessary information before arriving. Would book again without hesitation.

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Management Response
Oct 15, 2016
Thanks so much for your lovely review.
Jacqui
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gemma c
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A brilliant week here. At Clare cottage. No faults it is a lovely spacious well kept property.
The nicest weve stayed at in Ambleside .
Definatlely be coming back

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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769DaveH
Muscat, Oman
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A gem of a find”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The cottage is much bigger than it appears on the images, the location is perfect although parking can be a challenge however lots of easy options locally to solve that issue. It is very tastefully decorated, provides everything you could want, the owner was very efficient at dealing with any request. Right in the heart of the town with plenty of nice eateries close at hand and activities are plenty.
Our only gripe would be the dining room chairs as they legs stick out and we constantly stubbed our toes on them
Would definitely recommend and would visit again

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Liked best: Modern and comfortable
Liked least: Dining room chairs
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Tony B
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ticked every box, and helped make for a great break”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Just the perfect place for a family or (in my case) friends to use as a base. Great location, right in the centre of Ambleside but also just tucked away around the back so nice and quiet. Don't be fooled by your initial suspicion that it might be kind of small. Plenty of room throughout and with everything you could want when it comes to fittings and extras.

Previously my friends and I had stayed in B&B, and this showed us what we had been missing. If you have great friends and great weather, this place will be the icing on the cake. Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: Pretty much everything
Liked least: Parking is tight, but really not a huge problem
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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dbennett7...
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed November 17, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights for a girls weekend. The cottage is beautifully furnished. Spotless . And central. Couldn't have asked for better. We will definitely be returning next year.

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