Bridge House Cottage

Guests - FROM £770
(4.9 out of 5) based on 53 reviews
Layout & Access
Availability & Reviews

A Versatile Layout with A Good Ratio of Bedrooms & Bathrooms

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.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    Washing machine
  • Log Burner
    Fuel available locally
  • Parking
    Parking via permit for two vehicles on the nearby car park which can also be utilised on several other car parks throughout South Lakeland

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • Shower
    Shower over bath
  • Bath
    Shower over bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town
  • Near lake or river

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome, request for more.
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Fuel for the wood burner is avaible locally


  • Parking via permit for two vehicles on the nearby car park which can also be utilised on several other car parks throughout South Lakeland
  • Pet Friendly – one dog welcome
Location & Nearby

A Larger Retreat for 8 Set in The Very Heart of Ambleside

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 both the first time and returning visitor; pitch and put, tennis, even an indoor climbing wall, as well as the more traditional waterborne activities taking place in and around the Lake, such as paddle boarding and even wakeboarding. 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!

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Note: 1 x Super King, 1 x King, 2 x Twin beds
Maximum number of adults and children is 8
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Guest feedback for Bridge House Cottage
(4.9 out of 5) based on 53 Reviews
On Friday, 07 Jun 2024
Great house and location.
On Friday, 31 May 2024
The house was exactly as pictured. It provided a fantastic, easily accessible base for me and my friends to enjoy a long weekend in Ambleside within easy reach of lots of amenities. I would highly recommend.
On Friday, 17 May 2024
The location of the property is great The layout of the bedrooms for our party was ideal, twin beds rather than doubles work better for friends.
On Friday, 10 May 2024
Lovely place in a perfect location.
On Monday, 01 Apr 2024
Spacious house for 8 people. Dog friendly: utility is a great space to keep dog food/water bowls out of the way. Useful to have ensuites and extra toilet on top floor. Great location: walkable distance to pubs and shops.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Enjoyed the stay - great central location and easy parking over the road. Many thanks 🙏
On Friday, 22 Sep 2023
Lovely spacious accommodation (kitchen due upgrading but very functional) lots of crockery pans etc Back bedrooms very quiet & beds comfortable Front bedrooms get road noise as on main road but mostly up early anyway for walks. Bathrooms and en-suites excellent Fantastic central area for walks shops coffee restaurants bars etc We had a great stay 👍
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
Lovely place in a great central location in Ambleside. Really good rooms upstairs. The kitchen is a little tired but this is noted in the welcome info and is apparently due for a refurb soon. Lovely pub just over the road and there is Rydal water just up the road (~2 miles). Well worth the walk or drive for a lake that is much quieter and more private than Windermere. It's the perfect spot for swimming or paddle boarding. Any light sleepers would be well advised to sleep in the rooms at the back of the house as the road out front is loud. Otherwise the bedrooms are lovely
On Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023
Excellent location and a lovely place to stay. Would definitely go back! It is on a busy road but it was quiet enough at night. Really easy to find and parking over the road was fine. We only had to wait for a space once and even then it wasn't for long.
On Tuesday, 22 Aug 2023
Great place to stay. We used the place as a base to stay to go walking/mountain biking and paddle boarding during the day and of course plenty of drinking in the evenings. The location was perfect for what we needed with multiple activities on the doorstep including pubs over the road which served great food. The place was clean and tidy and had everything that we needed. We would definitely stay again when we are back in the lakes.
On Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023
Great location, centre of Ambleside. Carpark opposite and have 2 parking permits, was very busy but always got a space after a few drives around, it was summer holidays when we stayed! Bedrooms are great sizes, plenty of space for all of us and fit our travelcot next to the bed.
On Saturday, 05 Aug 2023
Great family stay at Bridge House Cottage. Very convenient location. We stayed for a wedding (Barn in the Fells) only 12 mins walk from the house. Car park arrangements ideal. Great open plan ground floor, ideal for family groups.
On Saturday, 22 Jul 2023
A group of 7 running friends stayed here when we were taking part in the Lakeland Trails Ultra weekend. The house is perfectly located if you want to be slap bang in the centre of Ambleside, which we did because the race started in Rothay Park. It's over the road from a pub that serves great food, and there are coffee shops and a bakery for breakfast supplies. The house is on the main road through Ambleside, so it can be noisy in the front bedrooms, but you would get that in any town centre location. Overall, we thought the house was a great deal for our budget and the perfect setup for our plans - running, swimming in Rydal water, and eating/drinking in the pub.
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
Beautiful and accessible location. Car park was trickier to find but Michelle gave helpful instructions and was very responsive. Pristine house, perfect size for large gathering and central to Ambleside, everything we wanted within walking distance.
Amy Thompson
On Sunday, 04 Jun 2023
Lovely accommodation. Nice to see the little note about the kitchen soon getting updated. The only down side and its not your fault, the music from the bar across the road was very loud.
On Friday, 07 Apr 2023
excellent location and easy to get to. ideal for weekend break in Ambleside or the lakes in general
On Tuesday, 07 Feb 2023
Thanks Michelle. It was a real home away from home. We loved our stay and it was a great base to explore Ambleside from.
On Thursday, 22 Dec 2022
Lovely stay in a lovely home. Well equipped. Everything we needed was there and we made a full Christmas dinner!
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Delightful lodgings. Spacious rooms, comfy beds, lots of sinks and bathrooms. Ideal location with a great outlook. Clean and comfortable. Extra touches were well appreciated such as milk and prosecco, washing up liquid, liquid soap, games etc. We loved the house. Really good value and would definitely recommend. Thank you Michelle.
On Friday, 18 Nov 2022
Absolutely fabulous location you couldn’t be in a better spot! Excellent price, we had 3 generations with us and everyone was happy!
On Wednesday, 21 Sep 2022
A nice, spacious house, in a very central location in the town. Although on the main road the house seemed quiet.
On Friday, 26 Aug 2022
Excellent spot for a huge amount of local attractions, lovely inside, parking easy for two cars, dog-friendly, perfect communication. Thoroughly recommend!
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
Bridge House is spacious and was comfortable for 6 adults and our 2 year old daughter. The place is ideally located within Ambleside with a huge car park, pub/restaurant and small eateries within 1 minute of the front door. Ambleside was quite busy with cars and the road runs in front of the property so that is something to consider if you are travelling with kids.
On Friday, 12 Aug 2022
A beautiful place in a great location. Had a lovely family holiday.
On Wednesday, 03 Aug 2022
Fantastic, clean and comfy house, with everything you might need, in a great location to explore Ambleside and nearby Lake Windermere. Would certainly visit again.
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
Very good location. Ideal for small groups and families. Overall rooms and services are good and one can enjoy nice break here.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Great property in a perfect location in the centre of Ambleside. We were a group of friends for a cycling event, rooms are bright and spacious and big kitchen diner/ lounge area.
On Friday, 15 Apr 2022
Great house and location. Very clean and bedrooms are a good size.
On Saturday, 09 Apr 2022
Excellent location, super clean and a great base for lots of people to stay in comfort.
On Friday, 25 Mar 2022
Place was perfect in every way. Great location to everything in Ambleside such as nice restaurants, cafes and shops. Couches and beds were comfy. Everything clean and tidy. Would definitely stay here again so thank you so much again
James Michael
On Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022
Good location in Ambleside. However we did have some issues with the heating/hot water which were resolved while we were staying there
On Friday, 21 Jan 2022
Well equipped, clean comfortable accomodation. We stayed as a group of 6. The location is perfect for walks from your door but also the benefit being a right next to the pubs and restaurants of Ambleside.
On Friday, 14 Jan 2022
We had a lovely stay. Good communication. The house is as described. Beds and sofas are comfy, everything you need in the kitchen. It was warm, two logs provided and fire lighter, but no kindling, so bring your own. Great location for walks which is why we picked it. If looking for a tranquil and quiet place then as this is next to the main road and there are two pubs behind, and the hounds on a farm nearby can be heard early morning, then this probably isn't the house for you. But overall had a lovely stay.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Nice weekend stay , 6 adults and a dog. House plenty spacious in a great location in the centre of Ambleside. Parking passes for 2 cars to use the car park across the road. No private yard or garden for a dog. Small alleyway at rear which runs behind the row of terraces and isn't enclosed at the other end. There are nearby grassed areas to walk a dog to, a few minutes away. House well appointed and as described. Superb base with amenities and nice walks all available straight from the front door.
On Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
A very good place to stay in Ambleside. Great location, well looked after and good facilities. Would definitely stay again.
On Saturday, 21 Aug 2021
Great location for exploring the lakes and the local area. Comfortable rooms and good space for eating together.
On Saturday, 31 Jul 2021
The house was perfect for our stay in Ambleside. The two double bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the kids loved having space to themselves on the top floor of the house. The living room and kitchen were a great size for our group of 7. The location is perfect for exploring the lakes and it was super helpful having a permit for the car park across the road. We would definitely book this house again for any future visits.
On Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
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!
On Saturday, 03 Jul 2021
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.
On Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021
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!
On Saturday, 17 Oct 2020
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
On Thursday, 08 Oct 2020
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.
On Thursday, 01 Oct 2020
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.
On Monday, 21 Sep 2020
Very clean! Brilliant location close to everything you need! Have to check out Lucy’s restaurant while you’re here!
On Thursday, 10 Sep 2020
“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.
On Saturday, 05 Sep 2020
Great place in beautiful location with excellent views. Great for family.
On Thursday, 03 Sep 2020
Nice property in a great location
On Thursday, 27 Aug 2020
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.
On Monday, 17 Aug 2020
Good house with fab location to explore Ambleside
On Saturday, 08 Aug 2020
“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.
On Friday, 07 Aug 2020
A really comfortable clean house to enjoy in a beautiful part of the world. Thank you Michelle and team.
On Monday, 03 Aug 2020
Lovely house for a big a group right in the center of Ambleside
On Friday, 17 Jul 2020
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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