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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located in the centre of Ambleside village, No 1 Midland Bank Chambers, is located on the first floor of the former Midland Bank which is today home to Ye Olde Friars chocolate shop. This stunning apartment has been created by the current owners as a luxurious retreat which offers contemporary living in the heart of the Lake District and well located for all the village amenities.

Available From£445.00
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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
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Old Village Shop Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

Located in the very heart of historic Ambleside, The Old Village Shop is a 5 star Gold Awarded apartment. Spacious yet cosy, it is the perfect mix of traditional character along with contemporary modern living, with all the amenities you could need within walking distance. This large ground floor property is ideal for couples with a sumptuous and spacious bedroom and is incredibly well designed with high quality furnishings and décor. The bedroom can comfortably accommodate a cot for an infant - both cot and high chair are available.

Available From£525.00
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Valentine Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

True to its name this charming, charismatic 5 Star Cottage is a romantic hideaway like no other. The interior has been designed for couples who want their time together at home to be as special as their time exploring the lake district. Within the conservation area yet only two minutes into the many delights available including restaurants, pubs and local shops.

Available From£425.00
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Kirkley Bank Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding contemporary barn conversion in a sublime location, with famous fell views through almost every window. Only a couple of miles from Ambleside and just a stroll from the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn, this spacious property is a paradise for walkers or lovers of Lakeland countryside. The views are enjoyed in every sociable space whatever the weather; sophisticated dining room, cosy lounge and even the crisp modern kitchen.

Available From£525.00
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Above Town Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Located in its elevated position, Above Town benefits from its convenient situation in Ambleside Village and also the views to Loughrigg Fell. This traditional Victorian Lakeland Slate terrace house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

Available From£445.00
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Little Bethel Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

This romantic, central Lakeland hideaway is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a contemporary yet traditional and convenient treat for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation and those superb views.

Available From£375.00
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Idle Mill 1 Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • Infants welcome

Contemporary Ambleside living at its finest; classy, convenient, 5 star luxurious and boasting enviable views from rooms and balcony. Idle Mill is a handsome Lakeland stone mill building, adjoining the famous Fulling Mill restaurant in the heart of Ambleside.

Available From£495.00
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Fernleigh Cottage Ambleside
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Elegance and light are the keywords for this most spacious traditional Lakeland stone built cottage. The recently completed stunning refurbishment has produced arguably one of the very best terraced cottages and only a minute from the town centre. Laid out over three floors it is large enough for families but cosy enough for a couple. The house is made for relaxation - especially the fabulous house-bathroom with roll-top slipper bath and drench shower. The rear orchard garden provides security for a pet or children and covered storage for bicycles - perfect for secluded dining or relaxing. Unrestricted parking may be possible outside the front of the property, but is not guaranteed. 2 visitor's parking permits are provided for vehicles for the surrounding streets. There are wonderful views of Loughrigg and Wansfell from this property. This is a very popular property which persuades visitors to return.

Available From£465.00
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Greengable Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car

This sophisticated apartment at the heart of Ambleside is a perfect romantic hideaway. Surrounded by vibrant village life and with Windermere Lake Cruises departing close-by, you'll gaze out to the fells from your top floor windows and fall in love with the scene. The property is beautifully furnished, cosy yet bright and full of character.

Available From£345.00
Special Offer Far Nook Week commencing 8th March reduced from £995 to now £796
Far Nook Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • Infants welcome

Far Nook is a beautifully presented, traditional, stone built Lakeland house set in attractive gardens, within convenient and level walking distance of Ambleside village and with ample parking for a number of cars. Beautifully finished to a very high standard the property offers high quality accommodation in the heart of the Lake District. With four bedrooms and bathrooms, the house is ideally suited to special occasions, social gatherings and family holidays.

Available From£995.00
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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This aptly named Lakeland cottage, literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre, stands alongside Rothay Park with superb views towards Loughrigg Fell and The Fairfield Horseshoe. Enjoying the very best of both worlds, this traditional, yet contemporary cottage sits in a peaceful spot just a minute's stroll from the village amenities - bliss. Sociable couples, or a family, can happily spread out here.

Available From£695.00
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1 Oaklands Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • On Street Parking

Located on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, and set in the heart of the ever-popular Ambleside, 1 Oaklands is the ground floor of an impressive Victorian Lakeland residence, which has been beautifully and sympathetically re-modelled by the current owners. It offers unrivalled stylish and quality accommodation in a peaceful setting with surrounding fell views, but which is literally around the corner from the centre of the village, with its interesting shops, cafes and bars and a host of local eateries, attractions and amenities.

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
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Birch Knoll Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

A beautifully presented Lakeland bungalow with private gardens and fell views, only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Ambleside and close to Waterhead Pier. Birch Knoll has been recently refurbished and boasts a stylish, contemporary interior with bright, airy living space and elegant dining area. This is a wonderfully convenient Lake District holiday home, a stroll away from lake cruises on Windermere and with vibrant village life close by.

Available From£395.00
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Pure Grace Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This is simply a luxurious and wonderful Lakeland hideaway with arguably one of the very best views anywhere in the Lake District. The spectacular panoramic lake and fell views have to be seen to be fully appreciated from this exclusive first floor apartment which forms part of this select development at Waterhead on the fringe of Ambleside.

Available From£725.00
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Park View Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking

This gorgeous cottage is literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Ambleside centre and aptly named as it stands alongside Rothay Park with superb views over the church towards Loughrigg Fell, having been fully refurbished in summer 2014.

Available From£385.00
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The Mews Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A short walk from Ambleside, you'll find this fabulous character property on the banks of the River Rothay. The setting is sublime with breathtaking panoramic views, and the property itself is a retreat to write home about. Once a coachman's cottage and stables, the property was later owned by Queen Victoria's physician, then more recently by a local artist.

Available From£695.00
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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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River Lodge Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Overlooking the River Rothay, this impressive house is enviably located only a short riverside walk away from Ambleside Village. River Lodge takes the lion's share of an impressive Lakeland residence, once home to Queen Victoria's physician. Now sympathetically restored, extended and styled with immaculate country house chic and Farrow & Ball colours, River Lodge provides luxurious holiday living in this fantastic location.

Available From£885.00

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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.