Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cumbria & Lake District National Park - Birch Cottage
Sleeps 4: large double + twin -full size beds. Bathroom with bath + sep shower
Birch Cottage is set just above the small friendly town of Ambleside surrounded by mountains and at the head of Lake Windermere. 4 minutes walk downhill takes you to pubs, restaurants and even a cinema. Or walk from the door across the hills to other lakes and villages.
The cottage is loved by owner and visitors alike. A traditional terrace set out on 3 floors, it is centrally heated and comfortably furnished throughout. The top floor is made into a huge double room with an extra seating area with view to Wansfell. The middle floor has a cosy twin, also with views and a roomy bathroom with large bath and separate power shower. The ground floor is open plan. Lounge has 2 double leather sofas, living flame gas fire, TV with video player, books, games & information folder. Kitchen area has full size gas cooker, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron and a wide range of utensils and crockery.
Outside a private garden with lovely views, table & chairs. Parking for 1 car on private road
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
I was looking for a pied a terre in my favourite location in the world but fell in love with this beautiful cottage which I couldn't afford. It belonged to a famous local climber Bill Birkett and was already a holiday let so I just took the plunge, thinking that then lots of people would be able to enjoy it and I would be better able to afford it. Win, win!!
Caroline purchased this cottage in 1998
Why Caroline chose Cumbria & Lake District National Park
I just love it - I've made it into a welcoming home from home. And it has a tranquil private enclosed garden from where you can watch the sun rise or fall over Wansfell while you listen to the birds and the waterfall [when in spate] as you sip your morning coffee or a glass or two. Cheers!
What makes this cottage unique
As I holiday here myself when I can the cottage has lots of extra equipment & personal touches which most commercial holiday homes don't have. It is meant to be a real escape from the world.