Garden Cottage Stepping Stones

Rydal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041757)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Boaden

    “The holiday cottage itself was lovely.”

    Very quaint and cosy, and a perfect location. A couple of very simple things let it down, which was a shame. The cleanliness was ok, but did not seem like a 'deep clean' (crumbs in cupboards, marks on towels etc) had been completed, which I'd expect due to the extreme check in/out times to make time for such a clean. ...

    Very quaint and cosy, and a perfect location. A couple of very simple things let it down, which was a shame. The cleanliness was ok, but did not seem like a 'deep clean' (crumbs in cupboards, marks on towels etc) had been completed, which I'd expect due to the extreme check in/out times to make time for such a clean. There was only 1 toilet roll, no hand soap, no cloths/sponges, no sharp knives to prepare food - only butter knives. On day 4 we discovered that one side table, with a large ceramic lamp on, only had 3 of its 2 legs still attached and was propped against the wall. Very easily could have knocked over and broken lamp, or spilt a drink. The dining chairs each dropped at least one bolt when sat on, which had to keep being put back on. The living/dining furniture is just very cheap and low quality in general. The carpet by the front door is a bit grim, but this isn't surprising as you walk directly onto the carpet as you enter. Perhaps for a walking destination it would be better to have tiles or an alternative by the door.

    - Mrs Boaden, December 2020

The property

This romantic and poetic little rustic hideaway is one of several self-catering properties which make up the historic 'Stepping Stones' residence - home to William Wordsworth's son and family for over a century. The breathtaking setting is quite unique, at the foot of Loughrigg Fell and surrounded by the countryside which inspired Wordsworth's poetry. The celebrated stepping stones cross the River Rothay, and a path leads on to tranquil Rydal Water. What a place! Despite the secluded and peaceful pace of this real Lakeland gem, the vibrant centre of Ambleside is only a short distance away. == Accommodation in detail This wonderfully rustic little cottage apartment is found up some stone steps (14 to be precise) and through a section of gardens to your entrance door. Enter into the cosy lounge / dining room with an open fire for cooler evenings. The bedroom is beautifully furnished with Laura Ashley furniture and complementary soft furnishings. The bathroom is en-suite, with a bath and shower over, ideal for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. The kitchen is compact but well equipped with ample storage, electric cooker and a small fridge/freezer. Outside the gardens are beautiful with views over the famous stepping stones and complete with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living. Garden Cottage sleeps 2 guests from age 6 upwards. Location This secluded location near Rydal Water, one of the Lake District's smaller lakes, is even more special thanks to strong connections with Wordsworth's poetry. Walks around Rydal Water can take in Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount - two of Wordsworth's famous homes. His favourite viewpoint can also be reached at the west end of the lake, and the tranquil surroundings are truly inspirational - not just to writers! The location is usefully close by to the vibrant centre of Ambleside. There you'll find fabulous food, tasty delicatessens, lovely Lakeland pubs and excellent restaurants - even a jazz bar and cinema. The shores of Lake Windermere can be enjoyed at nearby Waterhead, where ferries depart to carry you to Bowness or Lakeside.

Summary

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with shower over bath
  • Open plan lounge/ kitchen diner
  • Shared gardens with beautiful river views.
  • Gas central heating, open fire.bathroom with shower over bath, small fridge freezer, laundry service available.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

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