Yew Bank is beautifully positioned right on the River Brathay so you can meander down the steps through the lovely tiered garden and enjoy your morning breakfast or coffee by the riverside.

You can take a paddleboard or kayak right from the retreat down to the lake. It is only a 15 minute walk into the centre of Ambleside so very handy to access the shops and restaurants or you can follow the river down past the Ambleside Roman Fort to Waterhead to catch a ferry.


Its 4 bedrooms and social kitchen dining room make Yew Bank the perfect family retreat with views of the river and the lake from the front bedroom windows. It has an ideal living space and kitchen, with a lovely snug room tucked around the corner perfect for reading and relaxing in.

Ground Floor:

The property has gas central heating throughout with tiled and wooden floors except the bedrooms that have carpets.

  • Kitchen: Modern kitchen incorporating a gas hob, electric oven, large fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Large Log Burner with dining table and breakfast bar.
  • Lounge: With TV, two sofas around a log burning stove (initial fuel provided).
  • Snug Room: Sofa with lovely views.
  • Separate Toilet


  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize Sleigh Bed and Beams
  • Bedroom 2: Four Poster Double Bed and Ensuite
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: Twin Room
  • Bathroom: Bath, Cubicle Shower with basin and WC


  • All electric, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available from Lakeland Retreats
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Tiered terraced garden with 38 stone steps down to the riverside, patio furniture. Direct access to the river, unfenced.
  • No Pets


  • 4 Bedroom
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central Heating
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • En-Suite
  • King Size Bed
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • DVD Player
  • Baby Cot Available
  • High Chair Available
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Parking for 3 Cars
  • Family Friendly
  • Sleeps 8
  • Sleeps more than 6

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

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  • Jane says:

    Absolutely beautiful place to stay! The house has incredible uninterrupted views down towards the lake – absolutely stunning! The amenities are great- all the best bits of a lovely old property but also great mod cons (under floor heating was a real treat in the chilly weather!). Kitchen well equipped and lovely bathroom. The garden was great to explore and being able to get right down to the river was just magic. Thanks for a lovely stay and we’d love to stay again!

  • Kate says:

    We had a great stay. A lovely house with great amenities, good location and gorgeous views.

  • Holly says:

    We really enjoyed staying here, there was plenty of space for all 8 of us. We loved admiring the views and sitting in front of a roaring fire. It’s an easy walk into Ambleside and centrally located for exploring the Lake District! The bathroom is particularly beautiful with an amazing bath ! Would definitely recommend!

  • Claire says:

    “Michelle’s place is perfectly located with magnificent views. The cottage is large, sparkling clean and newly decorated. We stayed in chilly January and were very warm and comfortable. 100% recommend, we will certainly be back.”

  • Kamolwan says:

    Our group had a lovely time here. Perfect for families or even a group of friends.

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