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Daffodils

Rydal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042489)

4.2

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Alison

    “This is our third stay at ‘Daffodils’ and we had a wonderful week.”

    The cottage is a gem in the heart of the Lakes and I just wanted to thank the owners for sharing their Lakeland retreat. I feel sad that the cottage is up for sale as I can’t imagine feeling so comfortable in another cottage. Being able to walk in every direction from the cottage and to leave the car behind is great. As we’ve had so much rain recently we decided to walk to a waterfall every day; I even swam in one (Buckstone Jump) on a blue sky day. The books in the house were very useful, ...

    The cottage is a gem in the heart of the Lakes and I just wanted to thank the owners for sharing their Lakeland retreat. I feel sad that the cottage is up for sale as I can’t imagine feeling so comfortable in another cottage. Being able to walk in every direction from the cottage and to leave the car behind is great. As we’ve had so much rain recently we decided to walk to a waterfall every day; I even swam in one (Buckstone Jump) on a blue sky day. The books in the house were very useful, especially the one about waterfall walks!! We woke up to the sound of birds every morning and spotted about 20 different types of birds at Rydal. Look out for dippers bobbing on Rydal Beck and I was lucky to see a red squirrel (very fleeting) in the garden.

    - Alison, March 2024

    You are very welcome to share our Lakeland retreat We are so sad at having to sell after 37 years but SO pleased the birds , one of the squirrels and the waterfalls didn’t let you down Well done on the wild swimming !! Alan & Sue xx Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Storage and immersion central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Lawned garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking and no children under 5 years.

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The property

Recently featured in Country Walking magazine this delightful and pretty as a picture character cottage is right next door to William Wordsworth's former home 'Rydal Mount' in Rydal - hence the name Daffodils. Rydal Mount is still owned by the Wordsworth family, the house and gardens are well worth a visit and you will have the pleasure of staying very close to the place which inspired Wordsworth when he was Poet Laureate. 'Daffodils' nestles at the foot of Nab Scar from where the footpaths lead on to the Fairfield Horseshoe, one of Lakeland's most challenging walks. The famous 'coffin road' trail starts about fifty yards up the lane from where you can enjoy one of the most picturesque walks in the area elevated above Rydal Water with beautiful views - a delightful walk to Grasmere or as part of the Rydal Round. Accommodation: Pretty covered porchway leads into the newly refurbished sitting/dining room with its attractive cottage windows and beamed ceiling (log burning stove, flat screen TV/DVD,CD, free wi-fi. Doorway through to a newly fitted cream shaker style kitchen with Lakeland slate worktops and back door to the rear courtyard. Stairs from the sitting room. Two bedrooms - one double bedded room to the front, and a smaller twin to the rear. Both have washbasins. Newly fitted bathroom with bath, power shower, basin and wc. Fitted carpets. This is a much loved, comfortable holiday home which has been in the same family for years and has many personal touches. Outside: Charming front garden mostly of lawn with mature shrubs and a fine view down the valley towards Lake Windermere. Garden bench and chairs provided. The garden shares its access and is open plan with the cottage next door although the two together are enclosed. Off road parking just outside the gate. Steps from the back door to a small raised area and back gate. Nearest pub 300 yards, nearest shops in Ambleside 1.5 miles. Note: Sorry no children under 5 years. Sorry no pets but owner does have his own cat and dog.

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

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

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.

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