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Kirkstone Cottage forms part of the Small Exclusive Bracken Fell Development

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Lakeland Cottage in Outgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, England - Location,Location, Location In The Heart Of The National Park, Rural Hamlet Of Outgate

This beautiful and romantic Lakeland cottage with its woodburner for Winter or chilly evenings is a perfect retreat for couples looking for an unforgettable break. It's magnificent setting, in an exclusive conversion nestling into the hillside, guarantees views of the countryside from every window and walks just waiting to be discovered on the doorstep. Located between the popular destinations of Ambleside and Hawkshead, Outgate is a beautiful Lakeland hamlet. The local pub, serving real ales and home cooked food, is just two minutes stroll, perfect for a drink after a day's walking; and the acclaimed Drunken Duck pub, only a short distance from the cottage, provides a wonderful excuse for eating out. The cottage is sumptuously furnished, providing a relaxing base for exploring the fells. It is also intimately decorated with works from local craftsmen and photographers, which add to its ambience. For couples wanting a luxurious Lakeland experience, in tranquil surroundings, Kirkstone Cottage is a gem.

Denise Denton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kirkstone Cottage has been welcoming guests for nine years. We have a visitors book:

We've enjoyed every minute of our stay, cottage very comfortable and cosy, in great location - just heavenly! Weather was superb - sun, sun and more sun; totally un-Lakes like, didn't need waterproofs at all! Can't wait until next visit!

What a wonderful cottage; it has got everything you need. We have had a lovely New Year's week. Everything was glistening with frost, just like a Winter Wonderland! Lovely walks, lovely break, we look forward to a return visit.

We have had an excellent week in this lovely well equipped cottage. The views and location are stunning. We hope to come back again next year!

Gorgeous cottage with lovely views and a very cosy log fire. Cottage, equipment and service all first class. Thank you!

Had a lovely relaxing week in the cottage, we would return! Plenty of walking and good food and drink at the Outgate Inn and the Drunken Duck.
Jul 2011
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Hawkshead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 very spacious bedroom. A king sized sleigh bed with sumptuous Sanderson bed linen. The bedroom has a TV and views of Latterbarrow can be seen from the bedroom window. The bedroom is decorated with peaceful neutral colours and soft lighting.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Sorry no pets allowed. Strictly no smoking in the cottage. Outside: Kirkstone Cottage has a front and rear private patio with furniture for 'alfresco' dining. Watch wonderful sunsets and listen to the owls as evening draws in. Communal Lakeland garden. Two designated parking spaces. Utility Room: No utility room in the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality designer bedlinen. Towels and linen are included. Weekly cleaning and linen change. Other: Front and rear patios with furniture.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Kirkstone Cottage forms part of the Small Exclusive Bracken Fell Development
average rating of 4.714286 based on 15 reviews

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful place

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful holiday at kirkstone cottage. The cottage was very cosy and was a joy to return too each evening. The cottage had everything you could ever need. The kitchen is so well equipped that found ourselves staying in and cooking. The location of the cottage was perfect. The views out of every window were beautiful. So peaceful. I would highly recommend the cottage and would love to stay there again when we visit the lakes next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Lovely Tranquil Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 night stay at Kirkstone Cottage. The cottage is well situated off the beaten track in a quiet lane but close enough to civilisation for easy access to local attractions/pubs/shops etc. On arrival the the cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could want or need. Views across the hills are lovely and you could hear a pin drop most of the time it was that peaceful.

Visited many Lake District attractions (Beatrix Potter & Wordsworth's homes) and enjoyed long walks from the cottage which were well signposted. If you are into it, the lake swimming is excellent and free, we tried Coniston, Wastwater & Grasmere.

The owners recommended the Outgate Inn, a five minute walk from the cottage. food was excellent and reasonable, great Sunday lunch.

Overall we had a great time and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully furnished with every mod con. Very comfortable for a quiet break in a wonderful area.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in an amazing location. Our stay was perfect and we are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Attractive and well equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely place to stay. The cottage was really comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Wonderfully peaceful location. We were very lucky to have hot weather and could sit outside and look at the views in the evening. Nice pub in the village. Easy walk to Hawkshead and convenient for Ambleside and Coniston.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Hawkshead Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 28 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To confirm your booking a 25% non refundable deposit is required.
The remainder of the holiday cost is to be paid four weeks before the start of your holiday. Again, this is non refundable. We strongly advise visitors to make sure they have adequate holiday insurance.
Security deposit of £50 is required.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is usually a Saturday. We can be flexible on this at quieter times of the year
Arrival: Kirkstone Cottage will be ready for you after 3pm.
Departure: Please vacate the Cottage by 10am
Short breaks available at quieter times of the year

Notes on prices:
All prices include gas, electricity, towels, linen and weekly cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Beaches at Arnside and Silverdale to the South approx. 45 minutes by car and the Western coast approx. 60 minutes by car.


Nearest airport is Manchester.


Ambleside is 3 miles away from the Cottage. Hawkshead is 1/2 mile. Kendal is 30 minutes by car. Windermere and Bowness 15 mins by car and all have many activities. Grasmere is 15 mins by car and has the William Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage. Far Sawry has the home of Beatrice Potter 15 minutes by car. Coniston 10 minutes by car has sailing, rowing boats, canoeing etc. Coniston Lake also offers rides on the famous Steam Gondola. Coffee, teas, lunches at Brantwood home of John Ruskin.

Further Details:

Local shops in Ambleside and Hawkshead. Pubs within walking distance including the well-acclaimed Drunken Duck. The supermarkets are in Ambleside. Large Booths supermarket in Winderemere. Banks are in Ambleside and Windermere. Leisure activities within 20 minutes are the following: Fell walking, cycling - mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking at Lake Windermere and Lake Coniston, wind surfing, horse riding, sailing and rowing boats at Lake

Windermere and lake Coniston, fishing. Theatre in Keswick and cinema in Ambleside. There is a bus stop at the end of the lane and a bus timetable in the cottage.


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