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Quirky Cottage

Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1110328)

Lakelovers rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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


  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire and futon
  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Rear, non-enclosed garden with patio, furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Futons in lounge can sleep an additional two children

The property

The Old Post Office is a Grade II listed apartment sleeping up to 6 people. Built in 1642, this ground-floor flat preserves much of its original character, including beamed ceilings, original listed spice cupboard and large farmstead fireplace. It is just a short drive from Lake Windermere and within 30 minutes stroll of Windermere’s many shops, bars and restaurants. When you arrive, you'll be greeted with 2 off-road parking spaces before following the path through the tiny hamlet to the property. Upon entering the open-plan living area, you are greeted by a well-presented cottage style kitchen. The kitchen includes an electric oven and stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher, as well as a dining table where you may share meals. Relax on the large L shaped sofa or in the recliner chairs which can double up as extra children’s futon beds. Watch the large screen smart TV whilst appreciating the warmth of the wood burner style gas stove. While your canine buddy stretches out on the south facing patio, you can view the rural setting from the furniture, and you may utilise the BBQ for alternate cooking arrangements. Retire inside as the evening draws to a close and soak in a bubble bath or rinse the day away in the overhead shower. There are two light and airy bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with a zip/link twin bed for adaptable sleeping configurations. Before a day of exploring, wake up to a warm cup of coffee and use the cooking facilities to conjure up a home-cooked breakfast. The Old Post Office is an exquisite refuge in Cumbria's countryside. Note: This property can be booked with Ref, 1110328 together sleeping up to 12 guests Quirky Cottage Quirky Cottage is a Grade II listed apartment in the Cumbrian town of Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere. This pet-friendly home, built in 1642, has original oak staircase, beams and thick stone walls. It is surrounded by countryside with easy access to Lake Windermere and is just a 30 minute stroll to the shops, bars and restaurants of bustling Windermere town. It has plentiful on road parking nearby and a private rear garden for guests to enjoy. With a well-equipped kitchen/diner where you can rustle up home-cooked meals and sit at the table for four to six, the décor combines contemporary and classic cottage style. A dishwasher makes clearing up after family meals effortless. Outside, the garden features a modern outdoor dining set and a barbeque where you may spend summer evenings with your friends and family. After a day of excursions, retire to the light sitting area with a cosy cushioned corner sofa and log effect gas fire to watch TV or read a good book. A double and twin bedroom, as well as a bathroom, are located upstairs, with views of the fells and village. A separate toilet is just down the fabulous wide oak staircase. Quirky Cottage is in a great location for exploring the Lake District National Park. Many walks can be taken right from the doorstep. Head up through the access gate behind the tiny hamlet for a fabulous view of lake Windermere. Choose Quirky Cottage for a unique stay in the Lake District, whether you're planning a romantic getaway or a family excursion. Note: This property can be booked with Ref, 1106940 together sleeping up to 12 guests.

Troutbeck Bridge Apartments

These Grade II listed apartments were built in 1642 and enjoy characterful interiors with beamed ceilings and contemporary décor. Both apartments benefit from well-equipped kitchens, with everything you need for a self-catered stay, as well as a rear patio with a barbecue for alternative cooking arrangements. Enjoy snugging up besides the woodburning stove or gas fire to savour your countryside setting after a day exploring the Lake District National Park. Troutbeck Bridge is home to The Sun Inn for dining out, which is also where the open-top tour bus stops, and a local convenience store; all a stone's throw away from your holiday home. Spend the day exploring Windermere with boat tours and watersports along Lake Windermere, scenic walks to the top of Orrest Head Viewpoint, and family-friendly attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter. There are plenty of historic sites nearby such as Wray Castle and Beatrix Potter's farmhouse, Hill Top, both National Trust properties, and the town of Ambleside with a Roman Fort. Grasmere, the home of William Wordsworth, Coniston and Kendal are all within easy reach. You'll also find plenty of outdoor adventures, whether that's mountain biking in Grizedale or hiking up the likes of The Old Man of Coniston and Scafell Pike, the Lakeland's highest peak.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Windermere 2 miles; Ambleside 4 miles.

The small village of Troutbeck Bridge lies between the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, close to the renowned Kirkstone Pass, within the Lake District National Park. Made up of a scattering of Lakeland cottages, this quiet village offers a thriving and very popular local pub, serving real ales and fine food. The bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are close by, providing a range of amenities including shops, pubs and cafes. Lake Windermere boasts a range of lakeside activities, including trips to the famous Aquarium and the renowned Grizedale Forest Park, whilst children will enjoy the World of Beatrix Potter in nearby Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. With destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains all within easy reach, Troutbeck Bridge is an ideal location for exploring all that the region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas