Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A sixteenth century, detached cottage, full of character and history which has been extensively modernised. Good sized bedrooms, spacious sitting room, kitchen, dining room and play room. Two bathrooms with showers and baths, three WCs and a separate utility room, with good drying facilities.

There is a large enclosed garden with lawns and shrubs and ample space to sit out and enjoy scenery and sunshine. A gated driveway provides parking for two cars.

The Cottage is ideally positioned, located in the village of Rydal which is right in the centre of the Lake District National Park. It is opposite Rydal Hall and just a short walk from Rydal Mount the home of Wordsworth.

Rydal Village has changed little in the last hundred years and offers a relaxed charm. The village offers a good local pub with a fine selection of ales, and a tea shop and magnificent gardens at Rydal Hall. The nearby towns of Ambleside and Grasmere have an excellent choice of restaurants and shops to suit most tastes.

The area offers outstanding hill walking on nearby Nab Scar and Rydal Fell offers some of the finest views in the area. Visitors are welcome to wander through the Rydal Estate Park with its magnificent trees and enjoy the walks around the tranquillity of Rydal Water. There are also boat trips and excellent water sports facilities at nearby Lake Windemere.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester / Newcastle 153 km, Nearest railway: Windemere 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Cot and high chair available.

Bed linen and towels provided.

Further details outdoors

There is a large enclosed garden with lawns and shrubs and ample space to sit out and enjoy scenery and sunshine. A gated driveway provides parking for two cars.

Further details

Dogs allowed £15 surcharge

No smoking in the property

Self catering

Logs provided for fire

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District National Park contains almost every feature of mountain scenery, verdant valleys, major lakes, lesser-known " tarns ", majestic waterfalls, beautiful scenery and breathtaking views. It is the largest National Park in England and has been so since 1951. Famous for its mountains, including the famous Helvellyn and Sca Fell Pike - the highest peak in England (3210 ft), the area provides a real challenge for climbers or a relaxing break in the fresh air and glorious outdoors.

Lake Windermere is situated in the heart of England's National Parkland in the beautiful lake district, famous for its lofty peaks and tranquil lakes and sheer beauty. There are 16 lakes and over 500 secluded tarns all set in magnificent countryside. Windermere, the longest lake, stretches for over 10 miles.

Ambleside

Ambleside, one of the pearls of the Lake District, is set in the centre of the region at the head of Lake Windermere. This lively market town provides everything a visitor could want – from the many shops offering wares for walkers and climbers to the many eating and drinking establishments and a wonderful small cinema with its own restaurant. Ambleside is 2 mile from the property.

The town is rich in history and heritage. Originally containing a Roman fort Ambleside has always been an important area of the Lake District. Buildings such as the 17th-century Bridge House, one of the smallest houses in Britain, and the Ambleside Museum (home to many Beatrix Potter artefacts) offer visitors an insight into local life in bygone days. Nearby Stock Ghyll Force, a beautiful waterfall, provides another stunning natural feature.