Birch Cottage

Birch Cottage Ambleside won the A1 Business Excellence Award for best walking holiday accommodation in Cumbria 2017 Furnished in traditional pine the rural cottage is warm and cosy all year round. There are fell views from window seats & garden. Large double room with separate seating

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Activities
  • Countryside
  • Independent
  • Romantic
  • Lake District

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Property Details

In the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park in Cumbria, this delightful and quaint 200 year old traditional stone terraced cottage of character is situated in the little rural hamlet of Edinboro, off the Kirkstone Road on the edge of Ambleside.

The peaceful hillside setting above Stock Ghyll Force (you can hear the famous waterfall from the cottage garden!) faces due south and has a glorious view to Wansfell Pike and to Loughrigg. An ideal base for touring, walking or climbing. You can choose to just relax or enjoy spectacular hikes right from the door – take an easy walk by the lakes to Rydal or Grasmere or go over Wansfell to Troutbeck, climb Red Screes, Loughrigg or the Fairfield Horseshoe.

The small, friendly market town of Ambleside - nestled amidst the fells of Fairfield, Loughrigg and Wansfell, at the head of Lake Windermere - is only 5 minutes walk from the cottage. There is usually something of interest here: flower show, Christmas lights, sports day etc. You will find also find a Tourist Information Centre, post office, late night Spar & Coop, butchery, bakeries, fish and chip shops, pubs & cafes, excellent restaurants, cinema, live jazz, interesting shops, banks, museums, the Windermere ferry & buses [open top in summer] to other lakes and attractions.

Much loved by its owner and visitors alike Birch Cottage provides a real 'home from home' - an ideal place to relax after a long day out. Laid out on three storeys, it is comfortably furnished, tastefully decorated with natural materials & well-equipped throughout. Cosy even in winter, there is full gas central heating as well as a fire in the lounge. Beds are traditional pine with firm mattresses & duvets. Electricity & gas are included in the price. Linen included with beds made up. Towels available if required. Sorry, no pets.

Ground floor

Cosy Lounge: living flame gas fire [looks real but no mess!] Small sky flat screen TV DVD, 2 leather double sofas, books, games & extensive information folder, radio/cassette player

Kitchen/diner: full size gas cooker, refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron, full utensils, pine dining suite

First floor

Roomy bathroom: large original cast iron bath, separate electric power shower, shaver point.

Sunny twin bedroom with cast iron fireplace, deep window seat & lovely views

Top Floor

Charming spacious double bedroom has extra relaxation area with 2 easy chairs, occasional table and great views. Radio-alarm, hairdryer


Park right outside the door on driveway.

Private enclosed garden with lovely view, lawn, table & chairs

Wifi available via BT with fon payable directly to BT


A lovely cottage! We had a great week. The cottage was always warm and cosy and the fire wonderful

Lisa & Kevin, Herts, Jan 2012

Cottage in great location – bagged 6 Wainwrights.

Terri, Leicester, April 2012

Great few days here. Cottage lovely warm & cosy in the evenings. We were visited by a very friendly robin in the garden every morning

Irene & Marilyn, Blackpool, March 2012

Lovely cottage in a great location.

Tim & Felicity, March 2012


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Cottage added 3rd January 2012

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