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Kirkstone Cottage forms part of the Small Exclusive Bracken Fell Development

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Lakeland Cottage in Outgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, England - Location,Location, Location In The Heart Of The National Park, Rural Hamlet Of Outgate

This beautiful and romantic Lakeland cottage with its woodburner for Winter or chilly evenings is a perfect retreat for couples looking for an unforgettable break. It's magnificent setting, in an exclusive conversion nestling into the hillside, guarantees views of the countryside from every window and walks just waiting to be discovered on the doorstep. Located between the popular destinations of Ambleside and Hawkshead, Outgate is a beautiful Lakeland hamlet. The local pub, serving real ales and home cooked food, is just two minutes stroll, perfect for a drink after a day's walking; and the acclaimed Drunken Duck pub, only a short distance from the cottage, provides a wonderful excuse for eating out. The cottage is sumptuously furnished, providing a relaxing base for exploring the fells. It is also intimately decorated with works from local craftsmen and photographers, which add to its ambience. For couples wanting a luxurious Lakeland experience, in tranquil surroundings, Kirkstone Cottage is a gem.

Denise Denton
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kirkstone Cottage has been welcoming guests for nine years. We have a visitors book:

We've enjoyed every minute of our stay, cottage very comfortable and cosy, in great location - just heavenly! Weather was superb - sun, sun and more sun; totally un-Lakes like, didn't need waterproofs at all! Can't wait until next visit!

What a wonderful cottage; it has got everything you need. We have had a lovely New Year's week. Everything was glistening with frost, just like a Winter Wonderland! Lovely walks, lovely break, we look forward to a return visit.

We have had an excellent week in this lovely well equipped cottage. The views and location are stunning. We hope to come back again next year!

Gorgeous cottage with lovely views and a very cosy log fire. Cottage, equipment and service all first class. Thank you!

Had a lovely relaxing week in the cottage, we would return! Plenty of walking and good food and drink at the Outgate Inn and the Drunken Duck.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ambleside in Claife

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom, Good quality towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 very spacious bedroom. A king sized sleigh bed with sumptuous Sanderson bed linen. The bedroom has a TV and views of Latterbarrow can be seen from the bedroom window. The bedroom is decorated with peaceful neutral colours and soft lighting.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets allowed. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. Outside: Kirkstone Cottage has a front and rear private patio with furniture for 'alfresco' dining. Watch wonderful sunsets and listen to the owls as evening draws in. Communal Lakeland garden. Two designated parking spaces. Utility Room: No utility room in the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality designer bedlinen. Towels and linen are included. Weekly cleaning and linen change. Other: Front and rear patios with furniture.


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Kirkstone Cottage forms part of the Small Exclusive Bracken Fell Development
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Charming Cottage, all you could wish for, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with the cleanliness and overall welcoming feeling in Kirkstone Cottage. Far reaching views to die for and the most comfortable bed ever!! So much helpful literature about local walks and even free parking advice. We had a fabulous time and didn't want to leave. Would return in a heartbeat and have no hesitation in recommending this accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fortnight here and had a great time. The cottage has everything you could need. It is small but comfortable, absolutely fine for a couple. There is a patio at the back with table and chairs which was nice for breakfast/supper, weather permitting. One small issue to be aware of is that the bedroom does not have a door as it is essentially on the landing. Not a big deal but if you want some quiet while your partner watches tv downstairs it may be slightly annoying. However, overall we really liked the cottage and would strongly recommend it. The pub 2 mins walk away is really good for meals and a drink. 10 mins drive to Hawkshead which we loved and the same time in the other direction to Ambleside.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another great stay at Kirkstone

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a couple to stay in the lakes. There is a great pub at each end of the road, good cooking facilities, Sky TV and a very comfortable bed! We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Property ideal for two people very comfortable. Has every thing you require, Pub down the road

Only one problem the cleaner had not been to clean after the other residents had left so we had to contact them. Resolved within the hour.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Great location views and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for 2. Had everything we needed. On a (very) minor note: would have welcomed a few bits to keep us going till we got to a shop as we arrived around 7.30pm on a Saturday evening. This would purely have been the icing on the cake. Great wifi, comfy bed, views were great from every window. Loved to be able to walk to various places from the doorstep, either up in direction of Drunken Duck (fantastic food) or down the path to the right of the Outgate Inn. Spacious lounge and kitchen. Loved sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine admiring the views and resting aching limbs!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely local pub!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. The location is beautiful and we had no problem getting around. We loved the Inn at the end of the road, it's very busy but you can see why! Great food and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Beaches at Arnside and Silverdale to the South approx. 45 minutes by car and the Western coast approx. 60 minutes by car.


Nearest airport is Manchester.


Ambleside is 3 miles away from the Cottage. Hawkshead is 1/2 mile. Kendal is 30 minutes by car. Windermere and Bowness 15 mins by car and all have many activities. Grasmere is 15 mins by car and has the William Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage. Far Sawry has the home of Beatrice Potter 15 minutes by car. Coniston 10 minutes by car has sailing, rowing boats, canoeing etc. Coniston Lake also offers rides on the famous Steam Gondola. Coffee, teas, lunches at Brantwood home of John Ruskin.

Further Details:

Local shops in Ambleside and Hawkshead. Pubs within walking distance including the well-acclaimed Drunken Duck. The supermarkets are in Ambleside. Large Booths supermarket in Winderemere. Banks are in Ambleside and Windermere. Leisure activities within 20 minutes are the following: Fell walking, cycling - mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking at Lake Windermere and Lake Coniston, wind surfing, horse riding, sailing and rowing boats at Lake

Windermere and lake Coniston, fishing. Theatre in Keswick and cinema in Ambleside. There is a bus stop at the end of the lane and a bus timetable in the cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
mid season
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm your booking a 25% non refundable deposit is required.
The remainder of the holiday cost is to be paid four weeks before the start of your holiday. Again, this is non refundable. We strongly advise visitors to make sure they have adequate holiday insurance.
Security deposit of £50 is required.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually a Saturday. We can be flexible on this at quieter times of the year
Arrival: Kirkstone Cottage will be ready for you after 3pm.
Departure: Please vacate the Cottage by 10am
Short breaks available at quieter times of the year

Notes on prices:
All prices include gas, electricity, towels, linen and weekly cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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