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Delightful 200 Year Old Stone Cottage In The Heart Of The Lake District



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Birch Cottage, Ambleside, near Lake Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria - Sleeps 4: Large Double + Twin - Full Size Beds. Bathroom With Bath + Sep Shower

The cottage is loved by owner and visitors alike. A traditional terrace set out on 3 floors, it is centrally heated and comfortably furnished throughout. The top floor is made into a huge double room with an extra seating area with view to Wansfell. The middle floor has a cosy twin, also with views and a roomy bathroom with large bath and separate power shower. The ground floor is open plan. Lounge has 2 double leather sofas, living flame gas fire, TV with video player, books, games & information folder. Kitchen area has full size gas cooker, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron and a wide range of utensils and crockery.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I love my cottage - it's in such a wonderful area - just thinking about it makes me smile! And I'd love to have you share it. I'm sure you will be happy here too & may join the visitors who come back year after year.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage and a very comfortable stay. Thanks for making our Lakeland stay a wonderful memory. We will definitely come back. PS we loved the fireplace in the lounge

Bhatias, November 2012

The cottage is really welcoming and we can tell it has been loved for a very long time. Warm, clean & comfortable. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

Sandra & Alan, October 2012

Exactly what we were looking for to get away from it all. Warm, cosy cottage with everything that you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable.

Tony & Kelly, Cambridge, October 2012

Birch Cottage was a delightful base for our adventure in Ambleside & the Lakes. Loved the town & the countryside. No doubt we will make the trip back from Australia and come back to you.

Jon & Helen, Brisbane, September 2012

A lovely cottage! We had a great week. The cottage was always warm and cosy and the fire wonderful

Lisa & Kevin, Herts, Jan 2012
Nov 2013
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic winter break

  • 5 of 5

Loved this cosy warm cottage. Some sunny days to hike across the fells. Some days to mooch around Ambleside shops and pubs. Then home to our home from home to play games by the fire

Will be back in spring we hope

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful birthday treat :)

  • 5 of 5

I treated my husband and children to a weekend in Birch Cottage to celebrate my husband's birthday. The location of the cottage is perfect, being only a few minutes walk down hill. We could park right outside the cottage and it was absolutely perfect for what we needed. It was spotlessly clean, was warm and cosy and had everything we needed. There were some really thoughtful touches such as plastic plates for our children to use and books and games to enjoy. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Golden Rule at 0.25 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ambleside at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Just off the Kirkstone Road above Ambleside the tiny hamlet of Edinboro is perfectly located for a peaceful holiday relaxing in the garden or walking high mountains or tranquil valleys with glorious views all around. Relax by the fire or stroll into the small friendly market-town of Ambleside where there are many pubs, cafes, top class restaurants, late night food stores, bakers and local butchers. You can also walk to Lake Windermere to take a cruise or an open top [open in summer only!] bus to other lakes or hire a bike if you are feeling energetic. A different walk could be taken every day for over a week without even getting into the car.


Accessible by train and bus. Car not necessary


Nearest Airport : Manchester at 120 Miles

Nearest Train : Windermere at 6 Miles

Nearest Motorway : M6 at 22 Miles

Nearest Beach : beach at 35 Miles

Nearest Barpub : The Golden Rule pub at 0.5 Kilometres

Nearest Restaurant : The Glass House at 0.5 Kilometres

Further Details:

Ambleside has a wealth of tradition shops and eateries. Post office, banks, newsagents, butchers, bakeries, outdoor shops and 3 late night supermarkets. Also cinemas, jazz club, live music in local pubs as well as cafes, museum, top class restaurants. Walk to waterfalls lake etc

BT wifi available at £4 per day or £18 for 5 days [payable directly to BT]


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May half term
19 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early summer
5 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late summer
5 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Changeover day flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Cosy and convenient

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Roomy bathroom , separate Shower Enclosure , shaver point, large original cast bath - perfect for sharing!


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , charming sunny room with original features, window seat, view Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , beamed ceiling, the entire top floor has extra seating area with views


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Low Allergen Environment - strictly no smoking, sorry no pets. Long-term Renters Welcome. Outside: Outside a private garden with lovely views, table & chairs. Parking for 1 car on private road Linen is provided with beds made up Other: There is a communal outhouse where you can leave wet overclothes etc. BT wifi is available @ £4 pd or £18 for 5 days access - payable to BT online

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