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5 Smithy Brow, Ambleside


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

5 Smithy Brow

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

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), Short breaks (1-4 days)
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%.

The Cumbria/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 1-9 of 9

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

26 Jun 2013


"Location, location, location"

Smithy Brow is in an ideal situation in Ambleside, being close to all shops, cafes, etc, and regular bus services to Grasmere, Keswick and Windemere. Additionally, there is little need to use the car… More

16 Feb 2013


"Fabulous Little Cottage"

A lovely cosy cottage, wonderfully located on a quiet side street one minute from the town centre. It is well equipped; has everything you need. Super value and we very much hope to come again soon.

20 Oct 2012


"Loved it"

I love this little cottage. It's cute, cosy and clean. It's in an excellent location, you just walk straight into Ambleside. The owners were very helpful and the price excellent.Can't w… More

Review 1-9 of 9

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