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Bracken Howe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041429)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “We really enjoyed our holiday in Bracken Howe, it’s a well equipped and very comfortable house in the perfect location, close to the centre of Ambleside but quiet.”

    The hot tub was lovely to use at the end of a day on the fells and we enjoyed view over the park as we enjoyed some bbq’s.

    - Caroline, July 2021


The property

This luxuriously elegant Period Lakeland residence occupies a perfect and peaceful setting just off the centre of the ever popular village of Ambleside and only a short stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere at Waterhead. For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries. Step inside and take pleasure in the outstanding Victorian features echoed throughout, a light and airy country Lake District atmosphere blends effortlessly with 21st century life - walk out of the dining room to the delightful garden complete with raised decking and patio, an ideal place to enjoy al-fresco living admiring the views to Loughrigg and surrounding mountains from this central convenient spot. Or better still, step into the secluded external hot tub and unwind. Whether you are celebrating a happy event or just spending time with your favourite people, Bracken Howe is a magical treat delivering 5 star accommodation and matching your high expectations. Enjoy the luxury chic bathrooms, sumptuous bedrooms, 21st century kitchen, a dining area fit for any formal gathering complete with relaxing snug / media room, a separate drawing room and with warming open fire, all wrapped up in sophisticated technology, are but a few things to mention. == Accommodation in detail Your private car park will easily park 5 cars right outside. Victorian entrance porch leading into the beautiful entrance hall; the superb and most relaxing drawing room gazes out over your garden to the mountains beyond but this is a room to relax in by the fire and sink into the sumptuous furnishings. There is a second reception room which we call the snug, a great place to play complete with Nintendo Wii and lots of games. The dining room opens onto the raised decking and is also open to the excellently fitted kitchen which simply has everything you need; there is a useful utility and on this floor is a cloakroom / 5th WC / wash basin. The gracious staircase leads to the 5 bedrooms and bathrooms where the views are simply to die for! There are two four poster king size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, one bedroom with a zip & link bed that can be either a superkingsize or an twin also with en-suite bathroom and a double bedroom and twin bedroom. Not forgetting the house bathroom complete with free standing roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. Outside the garden is a real secluded delight and with access to Rothay Park, great for walks straight from your door and of course the external hot tub is a place for true relaxation while planning your days - perfect. Location Bracken Howe nestles in a peaceful yet very handy spot just 2 minutes stroll from the heart of the village of Ambleside. A holiday cottage in Ambleside provides an excellent starting point for a varied Lake District holiday. Easily accessible via the A591 on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells. The location is ideal for walking in the Lake District, with many renowned routes beginning in and around the village. But Ambleside is also a popular choice for a relaxed, slow-paced holiday. Contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs make the village centre a delight at any time of year. For evening entertainment, you'll find plenty to suit every taste. Try the renowned Glass House restaurant, in a superbly converted saw mill, for a special evening out. Or, take your pick from the two quirky cinemas; Zeffirellis cinema includes a great pizzeria and live jazz bar. Fellinis has an excellent vegetarian restaurant and shows films in a relaxed studio cinema environment. You'll also find a wide range of pubs, serving hearty food and real Lakeland ale - notable for its lake shore setting is the Wateredge Inn. Windermere Lake Cruises depart from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre. The elegant 'steamers' offer regular trips to Bowness and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving. Evening cruises are also available, sometimes with buffet meals and live music. Windermere Golf Club is very close by and well worth a visit. Please note: No pets allowed at this property


  • Over 2 floors
  • 5 x bedrooms; 2 x four poster king size with en suite, 1 x super king size or twin (specify when booking) with en suite, 1 x double, 1 x twin, beautiful entrance hall, drawing room, second reception room, dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room, cloakroom with 5th WC, house bathroom, garden with hot tub and private parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Luxurious Period Lakeland cottage, magnificent views, 2 minutes stroll to Ambleside centre, gas central and underfloor heating, open fire, coal & kindling starter pack (September-March), Sky (sports, movies HD etc) Plus BT Sports, Nintendo Wii, X-box and Playstation consoles with a wide range of games, Wi-Fi, all bedrooms feature 32" Smart Tv's (with Blu Ray players in 4 of the bedrooms), Yamaha full size keyboard, 55" 3D 4k curved Smart TV with Naim music system (lounge), Naim Digital Wireless Bluetooth music system (dining room), range cooker with double electric oven, 5 ring gas burner & griddle, espresso machine with milk frother (ground coffee), American style fridge & freezer, microwave, dishwasher, utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer, external Hot Tub, beautiful garden with patio and raised decking & garden furniture & barbeque, private parking for 5, no smoking, slippers, bath and hand towels and wide range of Orla Kiely toiletries, secure bike storage (available upon request).

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.