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Scandale Bridge Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1123990)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Richard

    “A lovely spacious cottage in a fantastic location for access to the centre of Ambleside.”

    Very clean on arrival , and a well kitted out kitchen made eating in the property an easy option. Would certainly use again

    Very clean on arrival , and a well kitted out kitchen made eating in the property an easy option. Would certainly use again

    - Richard, April 2024


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Esse Traditional range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note the occupancy of Scandale is 6 guests including infants
  • Please note the maximum age of children is 3 years

The property

This 18th-century, stone cottage rests in a quiet position on the northern outskirts of Ambleside. With a beautiful interior and exterior, Scandale Bridge Cottage is a magnificent choice for families and friends, with easy access to the amenities of Ambleside and the surrounding Lakeland regions. Upon arrival you are greeted by off-road parking for three cars; take a moment to appreciate the views over Scandale Beck before getting to know your new home-from-home. Step into the kitchen/diner, complete with original flagstone flooring and a great assortment of appliances, including an Esse traditional range cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, so you are well-equipped for a week away. Carry the conversation into the lounge, where everyone can curl up beside the electric fire and agree on a favourite film to watch. On warmer evenings, step out to the enclosed patio and relax on the table and chairs, or wander around the mature gardens and take in the magnificent setting. Whisk away upstairs, offering four neatly presented bedrooms, including the master with double bed and en-suite shower room, along with a standard double, twin and single. Awaken from a deep slumber with a refreshing rinse in the bathroom, complete with bath and shower over so you can best decide how to prepare for the day. Ambleside makes a fantastic holiday base, with a wonderful selection of specialist shops from which you can purchase a gift to take back home, plus a range of restaurants, cafés, ice cream shops and pubs to indulge in before you continue exploring. From Ambleside, follow the river up to the stunning Stock Ghyll Force, a 17-foot waterfall with a viewing bridge, before continuing up to Wansfell Pike for a challenging but rewarding climb. Two excellent cinemas, a famous pizzeria and jazz bar playing live music provide entertainment late into the evening. Whether you’re cruising on Lake Windermere’s waters or whiling away the hours in the town centre, a break at Scandale Bridge Cottage is sure to bring fond memories.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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.

Please note the occupancy of Scandale is 6 guests including infants.
Please note the maximum age of children is 3 years

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas