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Bridge Howe

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1151608)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Jo

    “Amazing property in stunning location.”

    Can’t fault it at all and would highly recommend

    Can’t fault it at all and would highly recommend

    - Jo, June 2024

    Thank you Jo. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • 4 x Smart TV, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private, off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, patio, deck and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Bridge Howe, a beautiful, detached cottage boasting a luxurious décor lies tucked away down a private driveway in the pretty village of Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria, just 2.8 miles from Ambleside. This delightful dwelling offers off-road parking and en-suite bedrooms for a decadent break in this picturesque part of the Lake District. On arrival at the property, the private driveway brings you to the front door before stepping into the sleek kitchen, fit with all the amenities you need to rustle up some scrumptious meals, including a large American-style fridge/freezer and a handy dishwasher to help with the clean up after an adventurous day of exploring your surroundings. Savour your home-cooked meals at the dining table as the whole group sits down to plan the next day of excursions; the dining room is home to a stylish dining table and the many windows allow an abundance of light into the space for a bright and airy feel. As the evening draws to a close, make your way into the sitting room to cosy up in front of the Smart TV with your loved ones to relax and unwind as the sun sets through the woodland. Continuing to impress are the beautifully-presented bedrooms within this abode; the ground-floor king-size room is fit with a Smart TV for your entertainment and an en-suite shower room where you can prepare for a day of activities. From here, climb up to the first floor where you will find the remaining two bedrooms, both are home to Smart TVs and king-size beds you can look forward to resting in, and en-suite shower rooms so you will not be short of places to get ready. Completing the interior of the property is a convenient ground-floor cloakroom before making your way through to one of two sets of patio doors, and out onto the decking to take in the breathtaking views. Outside, enjoy your morning tea or coffee on the decking furniture whilst the fresh air sweeps through the dining and sitting rooms, creating even more of a fresh feel through this gorgeous cottage. Doorstep walks will take you to one of the nearby eateries, Chesters by the River, offering home-cooked meals, wood-fired pizzas and scrumptious cakes, if you want to give the chef of the group a well-deserved break one evening head into the Great Langdale Valley and visit one of the atmospheric pubs. For days out while you are at the cottage, venture out to the picturesque village of Hawkshead, browse the independant shops and sample the delicious of cafes. A short car journey will take you to Wray Castle, a National Trust castle overlooking Lake Windermere, perfect for all ages to explore the stunning grounds. A scenic walk or short car journey from the property brings you to the colourful town of Ambleside and Waterhead is known for resting on the edge of the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere; the town plays host to a plethora of watersport activities, as well as offering boat rides and cruises across the magnificent lake. In Ambleside you will also find an array of shops, galleries, pubs, cafes and restaurants to stop at and fuel your next excursion. For a relaxing day of discovering your surroundings, there are plenty of gardens and footpaths you can take amongst the marvellous landscapes of the Lake District, or for a more challenging day out, visit Loughrigg Fell and take in the scenery from an elevated position overlooking the lakes and peaks. For a holiday to Cumbria the group will not forget, book your stay at Bridge Howe.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas