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Rydal Cottages

Self-Catering Cottages in Rydal

The picturesque village of Rydal is situated a mile or so north of Ambleside and just under a mile to the south east of Grasmere. This means that our Rydal cottages are located in the perfect spot for you to take full advantage of some of the Lake District’s best countryside and attractions. Rydal Water, which nestles just to the east of the village, is small compared to many of the Lake District’s other bodies of water and measures less than a mile squared. Staying at Rydal means you are in the heart of the Lake District and perfectly placed to have the adventure of a lifetime or simply shut up shop and get away from it all. Lakelovers have a splendid range of cottages in and around the Rydal area, making it easy to find something that is perfect for you.

Self-Catering in Rydal

Take your pick from fully modernised, cosy stone cottages, breathtaking barn conversions with hot tubs and intimate wooden lodges that sit amongst picturesque woodlands. The options for a cottage holiday in Rydal really will leave you spoilt for choice. However, one thing is for sure, no matter which of our properties you decide to spend time in, the quality you’ll find will be unrivaled. Lakelovers have the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold Award properties in the region.

We also have a superb selection of dog friendly holiday cottages in Rydal and the surrounding areas. Whilst our focus is on quality this does not mean that pooch has to stay at home. In fact, with Lakelovers pets holiday for free!  So, don’t leave your four-legged family members behind on a holiday in Rydal.

Lots of our cottages seamlessly mix the more traditional features of country living with modern facilities that enhance them without taking away from their natural charm; open fires or log burning stoves, juxtaposed with LED televisions or digital sound systems; open range cookers surrounded by the latest time saving kitchen devices and country gardens with bespoke garden furniture that blends in with its surroundings.

Once you arrive at your Rydal cottage, you can expect to find comfort and luxury galore. Lush living spaces, large and small, where you can relax after a day on the fells or spend a romantic evening with a bottle of wine and some locally blended chocolate. Bedrooms that will see you well rested, in style, for tomorrow’s big adventure and that’s not to mention the beautiful bathrooms and designer kitchens that whisper “cook in me”.

Self-catering at Rydal is a real treat, not only do you get to eat in a luxurious cottage, but you get to cook with some of the country’s best local meats and produce. Why not try some Herdwick Hogget or Mutton? The Herdwick sheep are native to the Lake District and are left to graze on grass and heather until mature. This really is something special and makes for a deliciously and natural tasting meat – perfect for a candlelit dinner!

If you prefer to eat like a king at breakfast time, then you can take your pick of fine cuts of bacon and of course some Cumberland sausage, served with eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. All enjoyed with table of family and friends – who could ask for more?

All Lakelovers cottages are chosen for their remarkably high standards, both inside, outside and because of their amazing locations. Browse our holiday cottages near Rydal Water to see what we mean.

A Little of Rydal’s History

Rydal is rich in the history of English romantic literature, Rydal Mount was home to William Wordsworth from 1813 to 1850 and it was here that he wrote, what some consider to be his most famous poem, Daffodils. Other connections to English literature come in the shape of Thomas Quincey and Hartley Coleridge. While walking the lanes and fells of the surrounding area, it is easy to imagine how the land around them inspired such writers and to maybe ingest some of that energy for yourself.

Getting There

Rydal is extremely easy to access, whether you are traveling by car or on public transport. If you are coming from the south, the easiest way to get to Rydal by car is to head for the M6 motorway, exit at junction 36, onto the A591 and head for Windermere. Once at Windermere, just keep following the A591 and you will soon arrive at Rydal. From the north, exit the M6 at junction 40, take the A56 until you hit the A591 and then head south to Rydal.

By train; travel to Windermere and then a short bus or taxi ride will have you in Rydal within minutes. If you are using a bus service, then remember to check the times in advance, so you are not left standing around waiting for too long.

Out and About in Rydal

The options for fun and adventure are limitless when staying in one of our luxury Rydal cottages. Exploring the immediate vicinity is, without a doubt, the best place to start. For your first port of call, Rydal Mount house and gardens is hard to beat. Your first few footsteps into this beautiful house will transport you to a romantic haven virtually untouched by time. If that wasn’t enough, the gardens are a blaze of colour and lush wonderment.

A break in the Lake District wouldn’t be complete without a good walk. Heading off to discover the stepping stones that cross the river Rothay is a must for anyone staying in Rydal. There are several approaches to the stepping stones and no matter which route you opt for, you won’t be disappointed by the ambiance and the spectacular views you will encounter along the way.

A relaxing walk is one thing, but if you want something a little more adventurous, then hold on to your hat. There are activities that you can enjoy all year round, that will give you the exhilaration and adrenaline you crave – and why not?

Rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, dips in plunge pools and intrepid ridge walks are yours for the taking, if you want to accept the challenge. Advanced and experienced climbers need look no further than the Langdale valley for thrills and spills. The Pike o’ Stickle is a 709m moderate graded climb and is a must for any serious climber. Jakes Rake, on the other hand, is a grade 1 scramble that is doable for most adults with a modicum of fitness and a head for heights.

If you prefer something altogether more aquatic, then the Lake District has some of the best plunge pools in the UK. There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a dip in cold, clear, fresh water, the likes of which can be found just outside Borrowdale. Galleny Force comprises of two pools underneath cascades. It is surrounded by woodland and open green land – this location is perfect for a splash around, followed by a picnic.

Of course one of the best things about visiting the Lake District is that you get to spend time outdoors. No matter what type of activity you decide to pursue this makes for health and happy break in the countryside.

Going just a little further afield, you can visit Ambleside, one of the most popular Lake District tourist destinations. Here you can treat yourself, or a loved one, to something special in one of its myriad of boutique shops. Ambleside has become synonymous for great shopping and for its well respected restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Our holiday cottages near Rydal Water have some wonderful eating and drinking haunts right on the doorstep. The Fulling Mill is one such place, that consistently receives high praise from those who frequent it. Here you can choose from local delights, such as Cartmel Valley smoked salmon and braised shank of lamb served with pan-roasted potatoes and vegetables. There is plenty to choose from on the reasonably priced menu and there’s a children’s menu too.

If you prefer the atmosphere of a traditional Lake District inn, then maybe Glen Rothay is the place to head for. This beautiful old inn has a lovely garden and you can enjoy a range of ales, wines and spirits as well as great home cooked style food.

Heading further afield, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. The Lake District has become a mecca for those with a penchant for all things gastronomic or for those who just enjoy a hearty meal.

The Jumble Room with its Bohemian styling is situated in Grasmere and is well worth a visit. Popular amongst ‘foodies’, The Jumble Room serves dishes with intriguing titles like Crofton Bon-Bon’s and The Thriller from Manilla. Try the Jumble Room if you are looking for something just a little bit different.

It does of course go without saying that, whatever your tastes and food preferences are, you’ll find something extraordinary in the Lake District.

There are many reasons to book a self-catering cottage in Rydal, but perhaps the most significant one, is that you are located in an area of outstanding beauty that is set away from some of the busy areas of the Lake District, but at the same time you are within striking distance of some the most vibrant and popular destinations. With Rydal you really have the best of both worlds.

Browse our collection of luxury cottages in Rydal and the surrounding area to find your dream getaway in the Lakes.

 

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Ecclerigg Garth Ambleside
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

You'll be speechless on arrival at this outstanding Lake District barn conversion off the shores of Lake Windermere. With style and sophistication running throughout the contemporary living space, indoors and out, Ecclerigg Garth has something special for every guest. Fabulous bedrooms and jacuzzi bathrooms, an absolute treat of a kitchen, gracious dining room with woodburning stove and a breathtaking first floor living room with separate viewpoint day room and balcony.

Available From£1925.00
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Fell View Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi

This quintessential Lake District cottage is wonderfully cosy and oozes traditional character, sitting pretty only a 2 minute stroll from the heart of Ambleside village and a few minutes more from the shores of Lake Windermere. A romantic hideaway or family retreat at any time of year, Fell View Cottage enjoys enviable fell views from the master bedroom and the little patio garden.

Available From£330.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £795 to £695
Mount Sol Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This handsome detached bungalow resides in a peaceful setting on the lower slopes of Wansfell, just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside. From its gently elevated position, the property enjoys wonderful views over Ambleside to Loughrigg and the surrounding mountains. The sociable spaces are contemporary and airy, with a veritable wall of glass providing the outlook in the living room.

Available From£435.00
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Highfield House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highfield House is a beautifully appointed substantial Victorian property which sleeps nine in five bedrooms. Located in the popular village of Ambleside which offers a great array of shops, pubs, restaurants and a cinema. It is also a 10 minute walk from Lake Windermere. To the rear there is a furnished patio and a good-sized lawned area with garden furniture. A perfect peaceful place to relax on a summer's evening with a glass of wine. Highfield House has been lovingly restored by the current owners to create a superb very spacious property that is ideal for friends and families - the den / games room will appeal to children of all ages. Rare for Ambleside is the provision of ample private parking for 5 cars. Whatever the season, this property is perfect; from al-fresco living to family meals in the superb dining/kitchen area or cosy days by the fire (can you see our cuddly sloths??).

Available From£995.00
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Stone Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This breathtaking Ambleside home enjoys an elevated setting with dramatic mountain views through every window. Stone How is spacious, full of character and ingeniously designed on a single level to make the most of the outlook. Every room brings the outside in, with an abundance of windows and glass panels. The living areas are spacious and stylish, extending to a relaxed conservatory and decked patio - perfect for pre-dinner drinks!

Available From£375.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 20%
Hart Head Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Magical Lakeland converted barns don't come better than this, occupying a sublime setting with simply breathtaking views in every direction towards Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. Words can't truly describe the magic of this setting high above the tiny hamlet of Rydal with panoramic views in all directions - here the mountains appear so close you can almost reach out and touch them.

Available From£835.00
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The Bowery Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This gorgeous boutique apartment is spread over first and second floors; a romantic retreat at the heart of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan village, with a wealth of exhilarating walks and lake shore attractions to explore close by. The breathtaking panoramic views from The Bowery have to be seen to be fully appreciated, creating a stunning Lakeland backdrop for the luxurious interior.

Available From£360.00
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Blue Hill Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Blue Hill is a 'state of the art' sophisticated first floor apartment forming part of this modern select development on the slopes of Wansfell yet only 10 minute's stroll from the vibrant centre of picturesque Ambleside. Completed at the end of 2011 this hideaway enjoys a wonderful setting. As there is some work being completed on the development, with this in mind the pricing has been reduced to accommodate any minor disruption.

Available From£385.00
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Kingfisher Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

A truly romantic location awaits you at this incredible waterfall setting, Kingfisher Cottage has been extensively redeveloped and offers an incredible level of quality with luxurious features throughout.

Available From£445.00
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The Gallery Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Lovingly converted from an old coach house, this fabulous 5 star studio apartment enjoys stunning view towards Lake Windermere. The Gallery is found in a peaceful, pretty location at the head of a private country lane - one of a few select dwellings. Close to Ambleside, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds; explore the delights of the lively village and lake shore, or hide away in blissful tranquility.

Available From£365.00
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  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

Modernity flirts with traditional Lakeland at this spacious sophisticated contemporary hideaway, perched on the slopes of Loughrigg Fell commanding simply breath-taking and uninterrupted panoramic views over Ambleside and the high Lakeland fells; from the Fairfield Horseshoe to Red Screes and Wansfell.

Available From£650.00
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Honister Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars

With breathtaking views from almost every window, this contemporary country cottage is part of the select Bracken Fell development at Outgate - a small village within easy reach of both Ambleside and Hawkshead. Although modern and stylish in presentation, Honister Cottage retains the charms of Lakeland with traditional stone exterior details and cosy stove within. You'll find comfortable space for 2 or 3 people. There's a super dining area within the cottage and both the Outgate Inn and the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant are within enviably easy reach. If you're struggling to choose between rural and central, this might just be your ideal choice.

Available From£365.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced to £699
Oak Howe Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A sophisticated Lake District bolt hole, ideally suited to one or two couples, in a peaceful and elevated setting just a stone's throw from Ambleside village centre. You'll be impressed by the creature comforts, which include free WiFi, stylish en-suite bedrooms (set apart for privacy and with TVs), luxurious lounge and woodburning stove. On milder days, take to the pretty, furnished garden.

Available From£435.00
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Edelweiss Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Edelweiss has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful views, a secluded garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities. Flexible accommodation for 8 set over 3 levels to provde privacy when wanted. The lounge is bright and airy and offers a great place to relax, socialise with friends or family around the large dining table or to simply relax and enjoy the views over Loughrigg from the balcony.

Available From£825.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This modern property occupies a gently elevated spot on the lower slopes of Wansfell with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell, only a gentle stroll from the heart of bustling Ambleside. Enjoying the very best of both worlds this contemporary single level cottage sits in a peaceful position yet only a few minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss.

Available From£425.00
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Windows Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

'Windows' are certainly the theme of this superb central Ambleside apartment; spacious, contemporary, flooded with light and boasting fabulous views over the village to Lake Windermere and our majestic fells. The stylish open plan living space is a dream for sociable gatherings; chocolate leather furnishings sit on stripped wooden floors, formal dining space enjoys open access to the designer kitchen, and all this is surrounded by an array of almost floor-to-ceiling windows.

Available From£415.00
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Ecclerigg Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This pretty courtyard country cottage nestles in a peaceful backwater just off the absolute heart of picturesque and bustling Ambleside village. Warm in character yet contemporary in style, we are sure you will love Ecclerigg Cottage. Step foot inside and be instantly charmed by 21st century chic style, which blends so effortlessly with Lakeland life, people call this cottage the 'Tardis', come and see why...

Available From£395.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced to £450
Ghyll Heights Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Ghyll Heights is a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Stockghyll Waterfalls with superb views from a private balcony. This contemporary riverside cottage forms part of a converted original bobbin mill in a peaceful setting yet so close to picturesque Ambleside.

Available From£415.00
Special Offer
Birkwray Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see... For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£1075.00
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The Spinney Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Charismatic and spacious, this property is part of the select 'Falls' development. The buildings are beautifully converted in Lakeland stone from an old bobbin mill, nestled within 1.5 acres of tranquil woodland on the banks of the tumbling Stockghyll waterfalls. Just a stroll from the centre of Ambleside, you'll find this luxurious retreat with a unique layout. he lounge, which opens out to a waterfall balcony, is divine day and night. From the dining room you'll enjoy views to Nab Scar and Fairfield - what a backdrop!

Available From£675.00

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Rydal Cottages

Rydal Cottages

Self-Catering Cottages in Rydal

The picturesque village of Rydal is situated a mile or so north of Ambleside and just under a mile to the south east of Grasmere. This means that our Rydal cottages are located in the perfect spot for you to take full advantage of some of the Lake District’s best countryside and attractions. Rydal Water, which nestles just to the east of the village, is small compared to many of the Lake District’s other bodies of water and measures less than a mile squared. Staying at Rydal means you are in the heart of the Lake District and perfectly placed to have the adventure of a lifetime or simply shut up shop and get away from it all. Lakelovers have a splendid range of cottages in and around the Rydal area, making it easy to find something that is perfect for you.

Self-Catering in Rydal

Take your pick from fully modernised, cosy stone cottages, breathtaking barn conversions with hot tubs and intimate wooden lodges that sit amongst picturesque woodlands. The options for a cottage holiday in Rydal really will leave you spoilt for choice. However, one thing is for sure, no matter which of our properties you decide to spend time in, the quality you’ll find will be unrivaled. Lakelovers have the largest collection of VisitEngland Gold Award properties in the region.

We also have a superb selection of dog friendly holiday cottages in Rydal and the surrounding areas. Whilst our focus is on quality this does not mean that pooch has to stay at home. In fact, with Lakelovers pets holiday for free!  So, don’t leave your four-legged family members behind on a holiday in Rydal.

Lots of our cottages seamlessly mix the more traditional features of country living with modern facilities that enhance them without taking away from their natural charm; open fires or log burning stoves, juxtaposed with LED televisions or digital sound systems; open range cookers surrounded by the latest time saving kitchen devices and country gardens with bespoke garden furniture that blends in with its surroundings.

Once you arrive at your Rydal cottage, you can expect to find comfort and luxury galore. Lush living spaces, large and small, where you can relax after a day on the fells or spend a romantic evening with a bottle of wine and some locally blended chocolate. Bedrooms that will see you well rested, in style, for tomorrow’s big adventure and that’s not to mention the beautiful bathrooms and designer kitchens that whisper “cook in me”.

Self-catering at Rydal is a real treat, not only do you get to eat in a luxurious cottage, but you get to cook with some of the country’s best local meats and produce. Why not try some Herdwick Hogget or Mutton? The Herdwick sheep are native to the Lake District and are left to graze on grass and heather until mature. This really is something special and makes for a deliciously and natural tasting meat – perfect for a candlelit dinner!

If you prefer to eat like a king at breakfast time, then you can take your pick of fine cuts of bacon and of course some Cumberland sausage, served with eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. All enjoyed with table of family and friends – who could ask for more?

All Lakelovers cottages are chosen for their remarkably high standards, both inside, outside and because of their amazing locations. Browse our holiday cottages near Rydal Water to see what we mean.

A Little of Rydal’s History

Rydal is rich in the history of English romantic literature, Rydal Mount was home to William Wordsworth from 1813 to 1850 and it was here that he wrote, what some consider to be his most famous poem, Daffodils. Other connections to English literature come in the shape of Thomas Quincey and Hartley Coleridge. While walking the lanes and fells of the surrounding area, it is easy to imagine how the land around them inspired such writers and to maybe ingest some of that energy for yourself.

Getting There

Rydal is extremely easy to access, whether you are traveling by car or on public transport. If you are coming from the south, the easiest way to get to Rydal by car is to head for the M6 motorway, exit at junction 36, onto the A591 and head for Windermere. Once at Windermere, just keep following the A591 and you will soon arrive at Rydal. From the north, exit the M6 at junction 40, take the A56 until you hit the A591 and then head south to Rydal.

By train; travel to Windermere and then a short bus or taxi ride will have you in Rydal within minutes. If you are using a bus service, then remember to check the times in advance, so you are not left standing around waiting for too long.

Out and About in Rydal

The options for fun and adventure are limitless when staying in one of our luxury Rydal cottages. Exploring the immediate vicinity is, without a doubt, the best place to start. For your first port of call, Rydal Mount house and gardens is hard to beat. Your first few footsteps into this beautiful house will transport you to a romantic haven virtually untouched by time. If that wasn’t enough, the gardens are a blaze of colour and lush wonderment.

A break in the Lake District wouldn’t be complete without a good walk. Heading off to discover the stepping stones that cross the river Rothay is a must for anyone staying in Rydal. There are several approaches to the stepping stones and no matter which route you opt for, you won’t be disappointed by the ambiance and the spectacular views you will encounter along the way.

A relaxing walk is one thing, but if you want something a little more adventurous, then hold on to your hat. There are activities that you can enjoy all year round, that will give you the exhilaration and adrenaline you crave – and why not?

Rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, dips in plunge pools and intrepid ridge walks are yours for the taking, if you want to accept the challenge. Advanced and experienced climbers need look no further than the Langdale valley for thrills and spills. The Pike o’ Stickle is a 709m moderate graded climb and is a must for any serious climber. Jakes Rake, on the other hand, is a grade 1 scramble that is doable for most adults with a modicum of fitness and a head for heights.

If you prefer something altogether more aquatic, then the Lake District has some of the best plunge pools in the UK. There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a dip in cold, clear, fresh water, the likes of which can be found just outside Borrowdale. Galleny Force comprises of two pools underneath cascades. It is surrounded by woodland and open green land – this location is perfect for a splash around, followed by a picnic.

Of course one of the best things about visiting the Lake District is that you get to spend time outdoors. No matter what type of activity you decide to pursue this makes for health and happy break in the countryside.

Going just a little further afield, you can visit Ambleside, one of the most popular Lake District tourist destinations. Here you can treat yourself, or a loved one, to something special in one of its myriad of boutique shops. Ambleside has become synonymous for great shopping and for its well respected restaurants, cafes and pubs.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

Our holiday cottages near Rydal Water have some wonderful eating and drinking haunts right on the doorstep. The Fulling Mill is one such place, that consistently receives high praise from those who frequent it. Here you can choose from local delights, such as Cartmel Valley smoked salmon and braised shank of lamb served with pan-roasted potatoes and vegetables. There is plenty to choose from on the reasonably priced menu and there’s a children’s menu too.

If you prefer the atmosphere of a traditional Lake District inn, then maybe Glen Rothay is the place to head for. This beautiful old inn has a lovely garden and you can enjoy a range of ales, wines and spirits as well as great home cooked style food.

Heading further afield, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. The Lake District has become a mecca for those with a penchant for all things gastronomic or for those who just enjoy a hearty meal.

The Jumble Room with its Bohemian styling is situated in Grasmere and is well worth a visit. Popular amongst ‘foodies’, The Jumble Room serves dishes with intriguing titles like Crofton Bon-Bon’s and The Thriller from Manilla. Try the Jumble Room if you are looking for something just a little bit different.

It does of course go without saying that, whatever your tastes and food preferences are, you’ll find something extraordinary in the Lake District.

There are many reasons to book a self-catering cottage in Rydal, but perhaps the most significant one, is that you are located in an area of outstanding beauty that is set away from some of the busy areas of the Lake District, but at the same time you are within striking distance of some the most vibrant and popular destinations. With Rydal you really have the best of both worlds.

Browse our collection of luxury cottages in Rydal and the surrounding area to find your dream getaway in the Lakes.