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.
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
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
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
RECENT VISITOR COMMENTS
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
Comments from the visitor book
October 25th 2013
Lovely cottage and a very comfortable stay. Thanks for making our Lakeland stay a wonderful memory. We will definitely come back. PS we loved the fireplace in the lounge, November 2012
October 19th 2012
Exactly what we were looking for to get away from it all. Warm, cosy cottage with everything that you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable.
Warm & Cosy Retreat
October 12th 2012
The cottage is really welcoming and we can tell it has been loved for a very long time. Warm, clean & comfortable. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. Sandra & Alan, October 2012
September 21st 2012
Birch Cottage was a delightful base for our adventure in Ambleside & the Lakes. Loved the town & the countryside. No doubt we will make the trip back from Australia and come back to you.
Cosy Cottage with friendly Robin
March 24th 2012
Cottage lovely warm & cosy in the evenings. We were visited by a very friendly robin in the garden every morning.
Lovely Winter Break
January 3rd 2012
A lovely cottage! We had a great week. The cottage was always warm and cosy and the fire wonderful.