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Birch Cottage from walk to Wansfell, nestled on outskirts of Ambleside

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Birch Cottage is quietly located on the outskirts of Ambleside with easy access to all amenities, including Lake Windermere, Skelwith Force waterfall, museums, traditional pubs, shops, bike hire, cinema and many excellent restaurants for eating out. Easy access to other Lakes & fells by foot, car or open top bus.

The cottage benefits from its own private enclosed garden with a fantastic view to Wansfell.and has table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With one huge double and one twin bedroom the cottage has lots of original features:beams, window seats, slate fireplace...

There is loads to see and do during your stay.

Just leave the car and do the Fairfield Horseshoe, go up the 'struggle' to the lovely old Kirkstone Inn - one of the highest in England. Or relax & feed the ducks by Lake Windermere & then enjoy a meal & film or live jazz in the village

Linen is provided with beds made up ready for weary guests. Towels are available for hire if desired at £4 pp

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Nearest railway: Windermere
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Full gas central heating + living flame gas fire in lounge

Roomy bathroom has large original cast iron bath [big enough for 2!] + separate shower

Entire top floor made into large double room with extra quiet seating area with views

Traditional stone 3 storey terrace cottage

RECENT COMMENTS from visitors book

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

Cottage in great location – bagged 6 Wainwrights.

Terri, Leicester, April 2012

Great few days here. Cottage lovely warm & cosy in the evenings. We were visited by a very friendly robin in the garden every morning

Irene & Marilyn, Blackpool, March 2012

Further details outdoors

Private off road parking for 1 car [you need to reverse in or out]

Colourful tranquil enclosed garden with view to Wansfell

4 minutes walk to Ambleside

Communal outhouse to hang wet overclothes etc

Once arrived you can forget the car as there is loads to do on foot

Further details

Linen provided with beds made up. Towels available at additional £4 per person if required

The Cumbria/Lake District

Ambleside is a friendly lively market town in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Here you will find exclusive shops, top notch restaurants,traditional pubs with open fires,cinemas, tennis, crazy golf, bike hire, tourist board, the Armitt museums,steamer on lake with cruises, waterfall, Roman remains etc etc

A fantastic place for a hiking holiday or relaxing with a bit of culture & 'me' time!

Surprisingly, it is often sunny up here when raining down south & even if cloudy you can head to the hills and warm yourself with a bit of exercise - then enjoy a hot soup or a glass of something from your backpack..

Christmas lights, spring flower festival,live jazz nights etc etc


Edinboro is a row of old 18th century traditional Bobbin maker cottages quietly set above Stock Ghyll Force, just off the Kirkstone Road which leads up to one of the oldest and highest inns in England

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26 Aug 2014



This cottage was great, ideal location, walking distance into Ambleside and great for walking. The owners are lovely to liaise with and the cottage was really cosy.

8 Oct 2013


"Great little cottage!"

Such a lovely cottage, and perfectly located to explore the Lake District. Very comfortable, had everything that we could need, easy walking distance to the town-centre of Ambleside, however still fe… More

28 Jul 2013


"Convinient Cottage"

Location-Not far from town but still feels away from it all.Great views from the front door.In the Cottage-Got everything you would need to make toast to roast dinner.Electricity and gas included in t… More

22 Jul 2013


"glorious stay"

beautiful cottage
loved the sound of the waterfall and sights of the mountain out the door way
greeted by smell of roses at cottage door
parking is tight if american get a small car , great bus service to surrounding area
cottage is old but with modern ammenities, watch the stairs from the upsatirs bedroom steep but add to the charm
we wanted an englsih cottage expieirence got more than we barganined for
cottage is wonderful and the Lake district is a slice of heaven on earth
go and enjoy

1 Jun 2013


"lovely cottage in prime location"

Lovely cottage with everything we needed for our walking weekend. Garden was a bonus and a treat to have breakfast in with the sun shining.We would stay here again.Thank you… More

31 Dec 2012


"A good base for a short trip"

Finding accommodation at relatively short notice in the Lakes is difficult, especially at Christmas. Birch Cottage was perfect for us, we only wanted three/four nights and Lindsay was able to offer s… More

21 Oct 2012


"Homely, great site and a nice and cosy cottage"

It felt very much like home and a very welcoming. It's nice and cosy but not too small. Not a long walk to the lakes and brilliant views from the top bedroom and garden.… More

4 Oct 2012


"a lovely characterful cosy cottage"

Birch is ideally situated for walking everywhere from the door. The nearest pub is just a saunter from the door and we did loads of walks too leaving the car behind most days. It is very cosy and warm… More

19 Sep 2012


"Homely/cosy traditional cottage in a beautiful location"

Great cottage - well equipped, Huge number of walks from the cottage. Did not need to use the car. Lovely garden. Owner very keen to make one feel at home. Loads of pubs, shops and places to eat withi… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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