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The Blithe Hare

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041501)

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Flynn

    “The hygiene standard absolutely terrible even after 4 cleaners came to resolve smell of mould mildew we left great property half way through the holiday.”

    Would not use this site again certainly not four ticks as advertised. Customer service from lake lovers ok but response from Sykes terrible. We love the lakes we had goos weather but could not stand the environment of this property.

    - Mr Flynn, September 2021


The property

The Blithe Hare is the quintessential, 17th century Lakeland cottage nested along a quiet row in Troutbeck Bridge at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting and stylish interior of this chocolate box cottage has been beautifully created with great flair to provide the perfect, romantic bolt hole and offers a relaxing living space dressed with an eclectic mix of hand-picked furnishings and carefully chosen accessories and artwork. You'll be surrounded by fabulous walking territory for all abilities; take a manageable stroll to Millerground where you can enjoy direct access to the water's edge and take in the stunning northerly views towards Ambleside and the Langdale Valley or head towards Ambleside and explore the slopes of Loughrigg Fell or Wansfell Pike. The Blithe Hare is within striking distance of a well-stocked shop, an excellent themed restaurant, The Sun Inn and, if you have an energy left, Choices Leisure Club where you'll find a challenging gym, pool, sauna and steam room. Accommodation in detail A short walk from the on-street parking along a private lane brings you to the cottage where you're welcomed by a traditional entrance porch with plenty of hanging space for boots and coats and through a stable door opening into the beautiful sitting room adorned with eye catching accessories and objects d'art. The slate flagged floor is dressed with rugs and comfortable furnishings arranged around the original working fireplace. The handcrafted, farmhouse kitchen with bespoke dining area to the far end is fully equipped with all mod cons for properly self-catering throughout your stay. Upstairs, the beautiful king size bedroom offers far reaching views from the upholstered window seat, exposed beams and original feature fireplace and shares the luxurious monsoon shower room with the smaller, none the less attractive single bedroom. Outside, an enclosed small garden with small seating area Location At the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, this superb Lake District cottage has an ideal location for a varied holiday in the Lake District. Troutbeck Bridge is located at the foot of the dramatic Kirkstone Pass drive, which provides a scenic route to the tranquillity of Ullswater - don't miss the fabulous Queen's Head Inn for a hearty meal en-route, followed by a peaceful stroll on the shores of Brotherswater. Between Windermere and Ambleside, off the scenic A591, you'll be away from the crowds and enjoy easy access to the facilities, shops, restaurants and attractions of both popular villages. You'll find a superb Booths supermarket, local shops and excellent transport links in Windermere village, with Bowness and Lake Windermere's eastern shore only a couple more miles down the road. Nearby Ambleside, on the northern shore of Windermere, is one of the Lake District's most vibrant communities. Visit and you'll lose yourself in tasty delis, find walking advice in expert shops, and stroll to the lake shore to hop on a ferry at Waterhead Pier - cruises depart regularly to take you the full length of the lake with stops at Bowness and Lakeside. Continue from Ambleside on the A591, and you'll come across Rydal Water and historic Grasmere, inspirational home of William Wordsworth.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x single, house bathroom, kitchen / dining room, lounge, small outdoor seating area and nearby on street parking.
  • Characterful, elegantly dressed cottage, Original working fireplace, Electric cooker, Microwave, Washer / Dryer, Fridge with small freezer compartment, Small seating area to the front with garden furniture, On street parking nearby - please note no privately allocated parking space, Gas Central Heating, Wifi, Walks from the door, Babies and children welcome, Sorry, no pets, Free Choices Leisure Club, Bed linen and towels provided.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.