Guests - FROM £665
(4.9 out of 5) based on 39 reviews
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Step into the welcoming hallway where you’ll find a handy understairs cupboard, somewhere to put all your outdoor weather gear and head straight through to the newly fitted kitchen, a welcoming space with accent lighting and modern grey units fitted with solid wood countertops that beautifully compliment the original flagged flooring below. Head left into the lounge with quality laminate flooring and a colour palette of soft greys with a large comfy sofa and matching snuggle chair to relax into whilst watching the SMART TV and DVD and warm your toes on the wood-burning stove. The dining suite is strategically placed in front of the bay window with a view towards the garden.

Stairs from the hallway lead to the ‘no shoe zone’ first floor where you’ll find a Kingsize bedroom with fitted furniture and a single bedroom, both sharing in a modern house shower room with a large cubicle, basin with illuminated mirror above and WC.

Outside, an enclosed cottage style garden sits across the path from the cottage, a lovely place to sit and listen to the nearby babbling brook while reading your favourite novel or listening to your favourite playlist. Private off-road parking is available for one car through the gate and you can pull up directly outside the front door to unload.

Please note: the private, gated drive is a little steep down to the cottage. Do take care of young children when near running water.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    washing machine
  • Log Burner
    Initial supply of logs provided
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Adventure


  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Remote
  • Near lake or river

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • High Chair
Sorry no dogs allowed
Layout & Access


  • Entrance into hallway leading with understairs cupboard with hanging space for coats and boots.
  • Kitchen with flagged floor, electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge with freezer box and dishwasher.
  • Lounge/dining room with laminate flooring, SMART TV and DVD, sofa and matching snuggle chair and dining table and chairs. Wood burning stove (initial fuel provided and further supplies available to purchase locally)


  • Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom with fitted wardrobes and drawers
  • Bedroom 2: Single bedroom with hanging space
  • House shower room with cubicle, basin with illuminated mirror and WC


  • Traditional stone-built cottage set in a quiet location a short walk from the centre of Ambleside
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Electric heating throughout and wood-burning stove with an initial supply of fuel provided
  • One Kingsize bedroom and one single bedroom
  • Shower room
  • WiFi
  • Private off-road parking for one car
  • Sorry, Rushbrook is not pet friendly
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Private cottage style garden to the front with furniture provided
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking
  • Initial supply of logs provided – further supplies available to purchase locally
Location & Nearby


Delightfully located to the North of Ambleside lies the lovely Rushbrook, a quaint, stone-built cottage providing superb facilities for the smaller party. Set well back from Rydal Road and nestled amongst mature trees and shrubs, Rushbrook is an ideal and peaceful base from where to explore wonderful walks from the door and discover all that this popular location has to offer the first or returning visitor. Original features of flagged floors and a warming wood burner sit seamlessly against the modern kitchen and shower room whilst quality soft furnishings and a modern colour palette create a calming yet contemporary twist to this charming, cosy cottage.

Ambleside is a quarter of a mile, level walk away where you’ll find everything needed to fully self-cater during your stay but if you do prefer to eat out, you’ll be spoiled with the huge choice of cuisine on hand, something for every pocket and palate. Steeped in history, you’ll find the iconic 17th Century Bridge House at the heart of the village, one of the most photographed buildings in the whole of the Lake District, perfect for a holiday-selfie opportunity. The historic Roman Fort at Galava Gate, built in AD79 is set close to the shores of Windermere at Borrans Park against a backdrop of Loughrigg Fell, an idyllic setting and well worth a visit during your stay.

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Guest feedback for Rushbrook
(4.9 out of 5) based on 39 Reviews
On Saturday, 06 Apr 2024
Great wee cottage. Fab location as can walk into Ambleside centre and lovely walks from the cottage to Rydal Mount and other places. The cottage is very cosy, comfortable as we are a family of 3 so suited us. Everything you need to cook a meal if you’re staying in is in the kitchen. Even had a little flask so we could carry out coffee with us :) Lovely front garden, we saw baby deers in it early in the morning, beautiful views of the sheep on a wee hill out the window. Would recommend if visiting the Lake District!
On Friday, 29 Mar 2024
Second time we have stayed here . Perfect little cottage and can walk into Ambleside from location . Has everything you need.
On Monday, 26 Feb 2024
Lovely cottage to stay in, easy walk in to Ambleside or towards Rydal.
On Friday, 05 Jan 2024
No problems with the lovely cottage, looking forward to returning.
On Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023
This cottage has been one of my favourite airbnb places! A cosy cottage with beautiful decor. Appreciated the thoughtfulness of Michelle and Adam in putting up a Xmas tree and little xmas touches in all the rooms. The heating was on and a surprise gift of Prosecco welcomed us. We were snowed in while there but couldn’t have been in a warmer or cosier cottage than this one - loved it and didn’t want to leave. Ambleside charming and enjoyed the walk to Grasmere on Coffin Rd, before snowfalls, (although hard to find - need to go to Rydal Hall to find it)
On Wednesday, 22 Nov 2023
Lovely cottage that was in a great location, very clean and tidy and had everything we needed! Was exactly what we had hoped it would be!
On Monday, 02 Oct 2023
Amazing cottage, home away from home. Great location just outside the town. We will Be back!
On Sunday, 17 Sep 2023
Gorgeous little cottage, very comfy and had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. The garden was a little haven in the sunshine, fabulous walks from the cottage and Ambleside is beautiful.
On Saturday, 02 Sep 2023
Lovely property in a great location, with everything you could ask for. Very well fitted out. Thank you
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
Beautiful little cottage. Perfect for our week long stay in the lakes
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
Our second visit to this lovely property ideally located just a short walk away from Ambleside. The cottage has all the facilities needed to make it a home from home and the almost rural setting is a great place to relax in after a days walking. The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived and the welcome gift was a nice touch. Ample parking and easy to find with a bus stop close by serving Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere, Keswick and beyond.
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
Hard to fault to be honest. Very lovely property, great location, very well stocked. We’ve stayed in many many airbnbs over the years and this did not disappoint.
On Wednesday, 07 Jun 2023
Lovely home with wonderful finishing sand super cosy. We loved the view to the field upstairs and to the garden downstairs. Even though near a road you’d never know. Good proximity to everything. And when you get back it feels like a lovely home from home.
On Wednesday, 07 Jun 2023
Lovely home with wonderful finishing sand super cosy. We loved the view to the field upstairs and to the garden downstairs. Even though near a road you’d never know. Good proximity to everything. And when you get back it feels like a lovely home from home.
On Friday, 12 May 2023
Really great spot and within walking distance of town plus great walks right from the bnb!
On Monday, 10 Apr 2023
We really enjoyed our stay and had everything we needed for our toddler and baby. Great location, with a short walk into Ambleside and nice walk to Rydal Hall on the doorstep. We’d definitely stay here again.
On Thursday, 23 Mar 2023
It was a pleasure to stay @Rushbrook the cottage has been well thought out high quality, tremendous accommodation it almost felt like home. We will stay again very soon
On Friday, 03 Feb 2023
Lovely little cottage in a perfect location. Through no fault of their own the heater broke on the first day of our stay. However, they were very quick to get in contact with myself and provided a solution to this problem by giving extra logs for the log burner for our stay. The rest of the property had no issues with heating other than not being able to control the temperature, Michelle however was very good in choosing temperatures throughout the day to keep the property warm. In the welcome book it states that there is sufficient water for adequate showers per day. We found that a maximum of 1.5 showers a day before we needed to press the boost button, we found that this made no difference to shower water temperature. Although we had some issues they were quickly solved and helped to make our stay enjoyable and we look forward to visiting the lakes again.
On Friday, 20 Jan 2023
We had a perfect stay at Rushbrook. The cottage is just out of Ambleside which is a great base for the Lake District. The cottage is spotless and has everything you might need.
On Wednesday, 11 Jan 2023
We had a fantastic stay in the Lakes despite the rain! Lots of lovely walks nearby. Easy to get into Ambleside. Lovely cosy fire. Will be trying to stay again next time we need a break in the Lakes!
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Ver comfortabel cottage, perfect distance to Ambleside.
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
We had a lovely few days stopping in this wonderful cottage. Stunning decor, clean, tidy, milk in the fridge and surprise sweet treats. Amazing location with a short walk to Ambleside town centre and stunning scenic walks on our doorstep.
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Beautifully presented house on the edge of Ambleside. a great place to stay for a holiday in the Lakes.
On Sunday, 13 Nov 2022
Lovely little flat in a shared cottage. it is at the edge of ambleside making it remote enough to look into countryside whilst having a walkable distance into town within 10 minutes. Overall a really nice place to stay.
On Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
Fantastic accommodation, we would definitely return
On Sunday, 16 Oct 2022
Gorgeous cosy cottage. Beautifully presented in an excellent position less than 10 minutes walk into Ambleside. We had a fantastic time.
On Saturday, 17 Sep 2022
We really enjoyed our week staying at Rushbrook with our 1-year-old. The cottage is in a lovely setting, convenient for Ambleside but feels secluded in gardens/fields. The kitchen is really well provisioned and we enjoyed relaxing in the comfortable living space.
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
We had a brilliant stay. The cottage was lovely and had great views with sheep’s grazing on the fields. Location is good with a 5 minute walk into the town centre. Clear instructions on how to use everything in the cottage along with excellent suggestions of the various walks around the area. Would highly recommend staying here. We loved it.
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
We really enjoyed our week staying at Rushbrooke with our 1-year-old. The cottage is in a lovely setting, convenient for Ambleside but feels secluded in gardens/fields. The kitchen is really well provisioned and we enjoyed relaxing in the comfortable living space.
On Thursday, 04 Aug 2022
Beautifully renovated cottage, as described. Great location just outside Ambleside town. Very well equipped kitchen, very much home from home. Very clean. Would love to stay again.
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
A beautiful cottage, well equipped with everything you need. Lovely homely chill out feel. Great to wake up & see the hillside & sheep from your bedroom window. Perfect location to walk into Ambleside & walk some of the fells from your doorstep. Bus stop right outside the drive, Rydal Hall & Rydal Waters are a lovely morning or evening short stroll also on your doorstep. A beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Nothing negative to say about Rushbrook.
Angela Womack
On Monday, 28 Mar 2022
Just had wonderful weeks stay at Rushbrook. Everything about the cottage is 1st class with every small detail taken care of. Delightful inside and out and the owners Steve and Denise couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Ideally situated close to Ambleside and bus stop is right outside for trips further away. Will definitely return
On Saturday, 05 Mar 2022
Great property, beautifully decorated, with super thoughtful touches. Wonderful communication from a very helpful team. Fantastic location within easy walking distance of centre of ambleside. Would love to return again
On Thursday, 24 Feb 2022
Beautiful cottage with great facilities. Easy, safe parking. Spotlessly clean. Great location for all the walks in Ambleside and only a short walk to the restaurants. Will book again.
On Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022
We had a wonderful stay in Ambleside. This cottage is super convenient to get to Ambleside town and to go on some beautiful walks right from the doorstep. Cottage was a great size and had everything we could possibly need for the week. Thoroughly recommend.
Lisa, John and Grace
On Friday, 07 Jan 2022
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Rushbrook cottage. The location was perfect for our family trip and we had lovely walks in the rain and sunshine. The cottage was so homely and the little touches of a Christmas tree, bottle of wine and log fire made the perfect end to our Christmas break. The attention to detail was welcomed especially in the kitchen. We have gone back to work and school feeling very refreshed and relaxed. Please pass on our thanks to the owners. The booking system was also so simple and the key safe made it easy to access the property. Thanks again.
On Tuesday, 04 Jan 2022
what a lovely place. Arrived to find a Christmas tree up & some lovely subtle decorations dotted about the place. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment & plenty of wood for the log burner was supplied. The place was extremely clean & felt very new. We loved spending Christmas there. The location was also perfect as we were only a 5 minute walk from town. Far enough out for it to be quiet but close enough to walk with 2 children. Ambleside is perfect for families. Good choice of restaurants, there is also a park & you can walk to windermere and the pier in 30 minutes. We would definitely love to go back to this property
Liz Godsall
On Sunday, 02 Jan 2022
Our stay at Rushbrook was delightful. We have stayed in many cottages in the Lake District over the last 20 years and Rushbrook is certainly one of the best. The location is great for walking routes from the house and close to Ambleside. The cottage is warm, very well equipped and comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and hope to return soon.
On Tuesday, 14 Dec 2021
This is by far the best AirBnB place I have stayed at. The location is perfect - beautiful hiking trails right on the doorstep and the perfect distance from town to feel secluded yet only be a 10 minute walk to the shops. And the cottage itself is wonderful, beautifully renovated with obvious love and care and with all the little touches that make a stay away that extra bit special. Extremely well equipped kitchen, toasty warm, fast wifi and plenty of space to dry wet gear. I hope to be back.
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