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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

5 Smithy Brow, Ambleside

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 13 reviews

5 Smithy Brow

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The self catering accommodation includes: Beamed living room with living flame gas fire (with back boiler for hot water and central heating), easy chairs and colour TV from satellite dish. Separate dining room. Modern fitted galley kitchen with gas cooker, microwave and fridge. 2 bedrooms, 1 with double bed and 1 with twin beds, plus duvets. Bathroom with coloured three piece suite, shower hose, airing cupboard.

Washing machine in outhouse. Private parking space. Secluded sunny area at rear with bench for sitting out. Outside lean-to for bicycles.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Grange over Sands 50 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 140 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

There is a secluded sunny garden at the rear with bench for sitting out, a washing line for drying clothes, and a lean-to for storing bicycles etc

Further details

The only extra cost apart from the rent would be for linen hire if you wanted us to make up beds (£12 double, £8 single). We provide duvets and pillows, plus tea towels anyway. Gas and electricity are included in the rent.

Short breaks out of school holidays are available on a sliding scale of the weekly rent: 2 nights, 50%, 3 nights 60 %, 4 nights 70%, 5 nights 80%, 6 nights 90%.

About this location

The Lake District

Ambleside is at the centre of the Lake District National Park, and our cottage is very close to the centre of Ambleside, so it's very convenient to explore the Lake District from here, north, south, east and west. You can walk from the door on several circuits:e.g. High Sweden Bridge 90 minutes, Todd Crag with lovely views over the lake 90 minutes, Wansfell Pike to Troutbeck and return via Jenkins Crag 3 hours, Grasmere via Rydal park and Rydal Water 4 hours, Fairfield Horseshoe 6 hours.

There are several stately homes for a day trip out including Muncaster Castle, Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle


Take a boat trip from Waterhead (20 minutes walk) over to Wray Castle, then Brockhole and disembark at each for a stroll by the lake shore. Brockhole has good childrens' play area too and cafe.

You can take longer boat trips from Waterhead, Ambleside to Bowness and the southern end of the lake.

You can also take boat trips on the steam driven Gondola on Coniston, and on feriies which run from Glenridding on Ulswater over to Howtown for a 4 hour walk back, or to Pooley Bridge.

The park in Ambleside has a good childerns' play area

If it's wet use the playbarn in Ambleside to amuse your children, or visit Zeffirelli's 5 screen cinema.

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Review 1-10 of 13

1 Feb 2015


"A Delightful Cottage!"

Thank You Peter for a perfect stay! Smithy Brow is ideally located in Ambleside! Close to shops, pubs and restaurants. We stayed here in low season for a couple of nights, but found it the ideal base… More

19 Dec 2014


"Warm & cosy"

Warm, cosy, traditional cottage close to the town centre and with a pub almost next door. Not as modern as some other accommodation but this is not a negative. This has everything you need, is in a gr… More

14 Oct 2014


"enjoyable stay"

Have just returned from a 10 night stay in this cosy cottage. Central and well placed for all the local shops, restaurants etc. The cottage itself was very clean indeed, the owners only a phone call a… More

5 Jul 2014


"Warm & Cosy, but doesn't live up to the hype of other reviews"

I believe Tripadvisor is all about providing honest and informative appraisals to other travellers and I believe in being honest in my appraisal of any holiday stays I have experienced, particularly w… More

We advertise a bath not a shower. The rubber shower hose for the taps is just an added extra for the convenience of guests. We do not normally provide towels but had offered to do so at no extra cost for these guests coming from abroad. We had temporally forgotten them, but took them within 5 mins of a reminder! Our prices are extremely reasonable compared to others even with linen hire. This system simply allows families to save a little if they wish.

24 Mar 2014


"Great cottage great location"

Stayed for three nights, this cottage is lovely, great central location, great pub almost next door the golden rule you must visit. Cottage is 2 mins away from the centre of Ambleside, try Lily'… More

24 Mar 2014


"Perfect cosy cottage for walks and Ambleside centre"

This cottage was absolutely perfect - cosy and fully kitted out for getting back from long walks; located a few steps from the shops in Ambleside (and some great restaurants too); and a couple of doors down from a lovely pub (which you can't hear from the cottage so no fear of being kept awake by revellers!). The owners were very helpful with directions and notes on where things were in the cottage.

All in all, we will be back!

15 Dec 2013


"Very quaint!"

Loved it, loved it, loved it! We stayed for 2 nights, party of 4 adults. Beautiful beamed traditional cute cottage, sash windows, low ceilings, it was fabulous and very cosy. Good central heating plus… More

12 Nov 2013


"Comfy, cosy and gorgeous!"

We had a really great short-break in Ambleside, staying at this cottage. It's very central for visiting the Lakes and Ambleside has everything you want. The parking outside the cottage was very c… More

5 Nov 2013


"lovely little cottage"

Had a lovely stay at the weekend. Very clean and tidy and in an amazing location! This was our first trip to ambleside and we weren't disappointed! Close to many lovely pubs and restaurants. Than… More

4 Aug 2013


"Lovely little find!"

This was a cracking little find in the perfect place. It is a lovely, well equipped cottage a stones throw away from town. 10 meters up the road is a cracking little pub and less than a minutes walk d… More

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Calendar last updated:19 Feb 2015

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