Strictly no smoking.

Sorry, no pets.

In the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park this delightful quaint traditional 18th century stone terraced cottage is situated in the little 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: Spring 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 n 'chip shops, pubs & cafes, excellent restaurants, cinema, bars with live music,  interesting shops, banks, museums, boat trips on Lake Windermere  & buses [open top in summer] to other lakes and attractions.


Much loved by 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.

Ground floor

Cosy Lounge: living flame gas fire [looks real but no mess!] Sky TV, dvd, 2 leather double sofas, books, games & extensive information folder, radio/cd player

Kitchen/diner: well-equipped with full size gas cooker, refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, iron, full utensils, pine dining suite, crockery for a traditional tea set for afternoon tea, dinner or unbreakable pieces if you choose to eat al fresco in the garden

First Floor                                                

Roomy bathroom: original cast iron bath [big enough for 2!], separate walk in electric 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 has dual aspect window seats with views to Loughrigg [through the trees] and Wansfell.  Radio-alarm, hairdryer

Outside   An automatic light welcomes you as you park right outside the door - a step away - no long walk with all your luggage! [But you need to reverse in or out]     

Private enclosed cottage garden with a lovely view to Wansfell, lawn,  table & chairs

BT WIFI available at £4 per day or £18 for 5 days [payable directly to BT]


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