Briardale Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043163)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Michelle

    “Had a lovely week at briardale cottage .”


    Car parking was a bonus and had no problem, although I can see it could be . I think there was 3 private spaces and 5 cottages. We was approached by a holiday maker arriving just after us as they thought we were in their space , but showed our clear instruction that if belonged to our cottage. There is a car park very close at a cost of £35 a week , we had looked into this before hand as wasn’t sure we’d fit our car into the space . Garden area is lovely and the property is a very cosy clean little cottage very close to all amenities. Lovely log burner but no wood was provided. Lots of wardrobe Space and a handy porch for all your walking gear . We had a fabulous stay and would recommend this property.

    - Michelle, April 2022


The property

This charming stone-built cottage is one of six in a short, early 20thC terrace set in a little cul-de-sac close to the centre of Ambleside and handy for all the village amenities. Briardale Cottage has been designed to accommodate two in comfort. There is no need to use the car on a daily basis - plenty of walks, for all abilities, start from the door, including the famous Fairfield Horseshoe, which rises to almost three thousand feet just beyond the village. Other walks include Loughrigg Fell, Wansfell and Todd Crag, whilst there are easy valley rambles to Grasmere, The Rydal Round and beyond or to the lake for cruises in any season. Ambleside offers a fine choice of places to eat, pubs, cinema and daytime facilities including tennis, bowls and mini-golf making this a year-round destination. Accommodation: Enclosed entrance porch with room to store your outdoor gear. Sitting room (TV, log burner, CD/radio and free wi-fi). A door leads through to the fitted shaker style kitchen with dining table. Small rear hallway with downstairs wc, back door out to the shared rear garden area.Upstairs there is one good sized bedroom with king-sized double bed and ample fitted wardrobes. A fully fitted bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and wc).The property retains a traditional feel with some modern touches - leather sofas, some polished wood floors with rugs downstairs and carpets upstairs. Outside: Shared use of the large and very pleasant rear garden (belonging to Briardale along with the other cottages in the terrace), with lawns, shrubs, garden table and chairs and a pretty view. Private parking for one small car (Fiesta/Polo) at the front of the cottage. There is no passing traffic. Few hundred yards to shops and village facilities.


  • One-king size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating, log burning stove
  • Gas cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, CD/radio, Wi-FI
  • Sorry Travel cot and highchair not available
  • Parking for one small car on street
  • One small dog allowed
  • No smoking.

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

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

Please note: Logs arent provided, these can be purchased from Ambleside petrol station on Lake Road

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas