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Birch Knoll

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042142)

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  • 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

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • “Torn about this review.”

    We had to cancel an earlier booking last minute due to a positive covid test and the owner allowed us to move the booking back a couple of months. This was very much appreciated. The location of the cottage is excellent. 10/15 mins stroll from Ambleside centre and 5 mins from Ambleside pier. Nice garden area. However the cleanliness wasn’t great. There were spiders and webs all over the ceiling throughout the property and dead spiders on the carpet suggesting it hadn’t been hoovered. The ...

    We had to cancel an earlier booking last minute due to a positive covid test and the owner allowed us to move the booking back a couple of months. This was very much appreciated. The location of the cottage is excellent. 10/15 mins stroll from Ambleside centre and 5 mins from Ambleside pier. Nice garden area. However the cleanliness wasn’t great. There were spiders and webs all over the ceiling throughout the property and dead spiders on the carpet suggesting it hadn’t been hoovered. The bed covers weren’t done up properly, the bin collection notice was out of date, the car space is too small for a modern car (street parking is Ok though), TV signal was awful, the skirting boards and bathroom edging was tatty in parts (also covered in dust). Our booking was for adults and a toddler. High chair etc is provided for a toddler so clearly that’s expected but the small bedroom doesn’t have any space to put up a cot, and there are wires all over the floor in various rooms. The advert doesn’t state there is WiFi however these days WiFi should be expected. That was a disappointment (especially given the terrible TV reception - seemingly from poor wire connections).

    - Mr Nelson, September 2021

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The property

A beautifully presented Lakeland bungalow with private gardens and fell views, only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside and close to Waterhead Pier. Birch Knoll has been recently refurbished and boasts a stylish, contemporary interior with bright, airy living space and elegant dining area. This is a wonderfully convenient Lake District holiday home, a stroll away from lake cruises on Windermere and with vibrant village life close by. Walks abound from your doorstep and manageable journeys by car or bus will take you throughout our spectacular National Park. == Accommodation in detail Birch Knoll sits in well tended garden, with private parking for one car in the garage and further secure parking right outside the property. Entrance porch leads to bright and airy lounge / dining room with feature electric fire, comfortable furnishings and superb views. Stylish, well equipped kitchen suitable for all holiday purposes. Inner hallway gives access to the two bedrooms, both with attractive views, and to the bathroom with separate WC. Location Waterhead nestles at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, where Windermere Lake Cruisers make regular departures to Bowness and Lakeside. There are a couple of small shops, cafes, pubs and lake shore restaurants to tempt you out, and the delights of central Ambleside are only a few minutes away. Ambleside itself, only 20 miles from the M6 is known as the 'gem' of Lakeland. There's a friendly atmosphere, interesting industrial history, exceptional shopping and an array of eateries and entertainments including a renowed cinema, jazz bar and pizzeria. The surrounding landscapes are spellbinding, with views across Lake Windermere and a famously picturesque stretch of the A591 taking you from Ambleside, past tranquil Rydal Water to Grasmere.

Summary

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 twin, house bathroom with shower over bath
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washer/dryer, TV, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for one car
  • Garden with furniture
  • Garage suitable for storing bikes and canoes
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas