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Lovely 200 Year Old Cottage 2017 A1 award Best Walking Holiday Accommodation

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4: large double + twin -full size beds. Bathroom with bath + sep shower

Birch Cottage is set just above the small friendly town of Ambleside surrounded by mountains and at the head of Lake Windermere. 4 minutes walk downhill takes you to pubs, restaurants and even a cinema. Or walk from the door across the hills to other lakes and villages.

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.

Outside a private garden with lovely views, table & chairs. Parking for 1 car on private road

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Caroline

I was looking for a pied a terre in my favourite location in the world but fell in love with this beautiful cottage which I couldn't afford. It belonged to a famous local climber Bill Birkett and was already a holiday let so I just took the plunge, thinking that then lots of people would be able to enjoy it and I would be better able to afford it. Win, win!!

Caroline purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Caroline chose Windermere & Central Lakes

I just love it - I've made it into a welcoming home from home. And it has a tranquil private enclosed garden from where you can watch the sun rise or fall over Wansfell while you listen to the birds and the waterfall [when in spate] as you sip your morning coffee or a glass or two. Cheers!

What makes this cottage unique

As I holiday here myself when I can the cottage has lots of extra equipment & personal touches which most commercial holiday homes don't have. It is meant to be a real escape from the world.


Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , roomy with large original cast bath - perfect for sharing!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , charming sunny room with original features, view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , the entire top floor has extra seating area with views
  • 1 large double, 1 twin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • tennis
Sorry smoking and pets are NOT allowed!


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Lovely 200 Year Old Cottage 2017 A1 award Best Walking Holiday Accommodation
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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charming Ambleside

  • 3 of 5

The beds were comfortable and we slept very well in this quiet house. We liked the gas fireplace on the cooler nights. The location is great - right at the edge of the village, but still an easy walk to the middle of Ambleside. The house could benefit from a deep clean and a few items being replaced - some of the cutlery, pots and pans were dirty and/or rusty, which made us reluctant to use them. The house has real character, and it was convenient to have parking right outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I now have a new cleaner
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Loved this cosy cottage. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this clean cosy cottage. Excellent location for hiking then a pub crawl before coming home to play games in front of the fire. Quiet but easy walk to Ambleside

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Golden Rule pub
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Glass House
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: not necessary

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.

Other Activities: Cinema


Rates & Availability

Ambleside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $64.83
Refundable damage deposit $64.83

Short breaks are available off- season.
Rental rate includes all fuel. Linen with beds made up included. Towels optional @ £2.50 per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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