Bridge House Cottage is the perfect choice for a larger gathering and get-together of family or friends, perfectly placed within bustling Ambleside, a thriving village, extremely popular with holidaymakers throughout the year.

There’s plenty to do for the both the first time and returning visitor; pitch and put, tennis, even an indoor climbing wall as well as the more traditional water borne activities taking place in and around the Lake such as paddle boarding and even wake boarding. Wonderful walking can be enjoyed right from the door and upon your return, join the locals for a refreshing pint at The Golden Rule just around the corner – children and pets welcome!



Taking its name from the most iconic and smallest attractions in the Lakes, The Bridge House, the cottage sits directly opposite this famous landmark and offers flexible and versatile accommodation for a larger group.

The open plan living space ensures everyone can join in the fun, play a board game in front of the TV or lend a hand with preparing dinner although with so many great eateries within strides of the front door, you may all decide to have time out from kitchen duties! The king and double bedrooms on the first floor have their own en-suite whilst two twin bedrooms on the second floor share in a good house bathroom, hopefully a good mix for your own party’s requirements.


Ground Floor:

  • Open Plan Living Area
  • Living Area: With exposed stone wall housing the wood burning stove, Free view TV and DVD.
  • Kitchen/Dining room: With electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • External boot store: With washing machine, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. It’s a great place to hang and dry wet walking gear, WC and wash basin.

first floor:

  • Bedroom 1: With a king size bed, ensuite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
  • Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

SECOND floor:

  • Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
  • Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
  • Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.


  • Gas, electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Initial logs supplied for the wood burner


  • Parking via permit for two vehicles on nearby car park which can also be utilised on several other car parks throughout South Lakeland
  • Pet Friendly


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • Shower

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Riverside location


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed
  • King Size Bed


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available


  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Parking

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(4.9 out of 5) - based on 16 reviews.

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  • Mark says:

    Ideal location in Ambleside, a great base for exploring the Lake District. The property itself has great facilities and cleaned to a high standard. Highly recommended!

  • Lindsay says:

    A great house in Ambleside, very clean, central location and good communication from hosts. Parking is in a public car park right across the street so very easy.

  • Sadie says:

    Brilliant location. Spacious, clean accomodation with all you could want for a relaxing break. Great facilities and one of the best places we have stayed!

  • lorraine says:

    Bridge House is a perfect cottage for a family holiday, great space for 6 of us and 2 dogs.
    Bedrooms were all spacious and plenty of storage space to unpack. All of us commented on the comfortable beds and lovely showers. Also great space downstairs, lovely big dining table and it was great to have the utility space especially if bringing dogs. Once we had parked we didn’t need our cars again we planned all our walks from Ambleside and there is plenty of them. Plenty of eating places also on the doorstep. Would definitely stay here again and would also try Tethera, next door but one if you had a large party and wanted hired the two cottages.

  • Jackie Robertson says:

    A lovely property in a great location. It was very spacious and clean. A kind gesture of a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of milk was waiting for us.
    Nothing was too much trouble for Michelle from Lakeland retreats.
    Would definitely stay again.

  • Yvonne says:

    Fab space in the house and superb location. Hosts were great with communication and helpful before and during our stay at these difficult times. Would recommend to friends.

  • Isaac says:

    Very clean! Brilliant location close to everything you need! Have to check out Lucy’s restaurant while you’re here!

  • Lewis says:

    “A great property in an very good location that’s close enough to everything you would need, the cottage was immaculate and was ideal for myself and my 6 mates. A great value for money spot and would highly recommend to anyone wanting a few days away in the lakes.

  • David says:

    Great place in beautiful location with excellent views. Great for family.

  • Tim says:

    Nice property in a great location

  • Daniel says:

    Good location for access to town centre. Very good coffee and treats at The Cornish Bakery just around the corner. Also great for Ambleside’s top restaurant, Lake Road Kitchen, which makes for a short walk home. Layout worked well for the family, but best to put children in the back bedrooms as music from the pub across the road is loud – albeit over by 21:00. Impossible to pull up out front to unload, but parking permit provided for Rydal car park just across the road and also valid in a number of car parks in the surrounding area, which is good – however, can be very difficult to find a space. Waited 20+ mins at times. Wifi was intermittent and slow – something to be aware of if you have any important work to do. Rather small TV for the size of the property. Communication with hosts was first class – felt very looked after.

  • Ashley says:

    Good house with fab location to explore Ambleside

  • Alison says:

    “We booked this listing at short noticed for a long weekend. We have 5 kids and a dog and the home was perfectly spacious. Most importantly in these crazy times it was absolutely spotless. There were antibac soaps at every sink and an alcohol hand wash dispenser at the back door. The house smelled fresh and clean. It was well appointed and the bed linen and mattresses all look as if they have been recently renewed. The house is right in the middle of the town which is great as are parking permits which were provided as there are 2 car parks a stones throw from the front door. We were able to nip back and forward to the car with ease and had no problem getting a space. We enjoyed food from the Flying fleece directly across the road a couple of times. The staff were super helpful and accommodating and the food was delicious, particularly their Sunday roasts! There is a fantastic playpark nearby that has something for all ages and lovely wide open spaces for picnics or kicking a ball. We also enjoyed kayaking, crazy golf and a lovely Waterfall walk. Fantastic stay, fantastic hosts. A bottle of prosecco and a pint of milk was handed to us which was a lovely touch.

  • Nicola says:

    A really comfortable clean house to enjoy in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you Michelle and team.

  • Joe says:

    Lovely house for a big a group right in the center of Ambleside

  • Zoe says:

    Great location with shops nearby. House was spacious and had all the facilities we needed. Very handy to have a bathroom on each floor for each couple. We look forward to visiting again. Thank you

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