Classic, characterful cottage set in a delightful location on the outskirts of Ambleside

2 Sweden Bank is a much cherished, Lakeland home set slightly elevated above the village, close to High Sweden Bridge from where walkers can access a wealth of famous walks including Red Screes and challenging Fairfield Horseshoe. For those who prefer a more sedate pace, the garden here at 2 Sweden Bank is a haven of colour and calm and is well-tended throughout the year to maintain the fabulous views from the house and grounds towards Ambleside and the lake and fells beyond.

A short walk downhill brings you into bustling Ambleside, a hub for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts offering great amenities for the self-catering guest. A good selection of mini-markets are on hand for all your daily supplies and a number of tempting cafes offer hearty brunches and lunches to set you up for the day ahead. Into the evening, whether you’re eating out as a family or celebrating a special occasion as a couple, a wide selection of cuisine can be enjoyed; pizza, pasta, gastro pub grub and Michelin Star fine dining as well as a number of contemporary bars to help round off a perfect day.


Enjoy panoramic views over Ambleside towards glorious lake Windermere

From the car parking area, walk down a short flight of external stone steps and into the welcoming hallway. Ahead lies the open plan living space with the lounge area strategically placed in front of the warming gas fireplace and the TV. There’s a door leading out to a covered porch area, ideal for keeping your outdoor and wet weather gear. Across the room is the dining space with ample seating for you and a second, more relaxed seating area enjoying views out of the patio doors to the cottage garden. The modern kitchen has a useful breakfast bar and all the mod cons you require to properly self cater during your stay if you so wish. The washer/dryer and freezer are housed just off the hallway and next door to the useful cloakroom with handbasin and WC.

The open tread wooden staircase leads to the sleeping accommodation where you’ll find two bedrooms to the front, one kingsize and one twin, both blessed with fine lake and fell views.  A third bedroom to the rear has a set of bunk beds, 2ft 6” wide, ideally suited to children. The modern house bathroom is fully tiled and comprises a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

Outside, the well-tended gardens are a mix of neat lawns and colourful, mature borders with a perfectly placed patio from where to sit and take in the lovely views. There’s also a covered veranda allowing you to take in the beautiful surroundings under cover. Parking is under the carport* for one car with further parking available on the roadside.

Please note : the property is unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years old due to the open tread staircase and low bannister rails.

*Width of car port is 310cm wide. Height at one side is 182cm high and 220cm high on the other due to this being a sloping site.  The length is 490cm. 



Ground Floor:

  • Entrance hall
  • Open plan lounge dining room with solid floors, comfy seating arranged around the gas fire set in a stone surround and door leading to the covered porch area and TV
  • Dining area with additional informal seating placed in front of the large patio doors which lead on to the terrace
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Washer/dryer and freezer available
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Patio doors leading to a seating area and informal terraced gardens beyond mostly laid to lawns with colourful borders and well-established shrubs
  • Covered veranda

First Floor:

  • Open tread staircase with low bannister rail leading to
  • Kingsize bedroom with lake view
  • Twin bedroom with lake view
  • Bunk bedroom with 2ft 6” beds more suitable for children over 5 years
  • Modern family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC


  • Traditional Lakeland cottage
  • Far-reaching views of Windermere and surrounding fell range
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Half a mile downhill into Ambleside centre
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Sorry, no travel cot and high chair -property not suitable for young children due to open tread staircase
  • Gas fireplace
  • Patio and informal terraced gardens with furniture provided
  • Sorry, 2 Sweden Bank has a no pet policy
  • Saturday changeover
  • Private parking for one car under carport – Further parking on the lane


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • Shower

Bed Type

  • Bunk Bed
  • King Size Bed
  • Single Bed


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room
  • Twin Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Local area

  • Lake Access
  • Lake Views
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 12 reviews.

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  • Gemma says:

    Peaceful & private. Tucked away and yet all amenities within a short stroll or drive. Would recommend this property in a heartbeat!

  • Pete says:

    Absolutely wonderful, this place was perfect. A great space and a great location at a great price.

  • Lore says:

    Lovely house with great views!

  • Gemma says:

    We had a really lovely week staying Ambleside, we felt central to all the lakes and enjoyed being based in Ambleside. The property is off the centre up a steep hill but this only added to they experience as the views were absolutely beautiful across Windermere. The property and garden is well maintained, well furnished and equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. We traveled as a family of 6 with a 13 yr, 12 yr, 9yr and 4 month old, We had plenty of space for all of us and a lovely communal living area downstairs. We completely fell in love with Cumbria and hope to go back very soon and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here or another property managed by Lakeland Retreats again. Michelle and her team were a dream to communicate with and are truly interested in their visitors experiences.

  • Ian says:

    Great place and great location. Close to Ambleside but extremely quiet. Wonderful garden and views across the lake

  • Darshana says:

    Our stay here was amazing.The location is perfect and central from most places in lake district.

  • Lauren says:

    Amazing location, just a short walk down into Ambleside. Fabulous view from the house. Comfortable house, beautiful garden, everything you could need. Would definitely return!

  • Luke says:

    Lovely home in beautiful Ambleside – would definitely recommend.

  • Michael says:

    Excellent place to stay with the family and explore the lakes.

  • Anna says:

    Fantastic house, really light, spacious and clean, stunning views of Windermere and the surrounding hills and mountains. Very conveniently placed a few mins walk into the lovely town of Ambleside. Despite the weather we had a lovely time, took a walk with our three children to Galleny Force on a dry day, absolutely beautiful. Beatrix Potter’s house is a great trip out on a rainy day. High recommend this lovely house.

  • Steven says:

    Great property, as described! Excellent location and great for families. We will highly recommend and go back out selves. *****

  • Dave says:

    I think we were very fortunate to get this accommodation, as it always seems fully booked. We now know why. Everything about this cottage was great. Great location, views, rooms and cleanliness. All communication with Lakeland Retreats was prompt and very friendly. Would highly recommend if you can get a booking.

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