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Bracken Howe

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • well (8)
  • location (7)
  • close (5)
  • centre (4)
  • ambleside (4)
  • equipped (4)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "This was the best holiday house we have ever stayed in."

    It had a lovely atmosphere, a warm hot tub, plenty of toys & games, complimentary toiletries, and a fantastic Welcome hamper. There was a lovely view of Loughrigg fell and we were fortunate in having a week of beautiful weather to sit outside and relax. Plenty of walks from the house with no need for a car.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay to celebrate a special birthday with friends."

    We were all blown away with the comfort, atmosphere and facilities. The hot tub was fabulous. We have stayed in the Lakes for 30 years now and this is one of the best places we have ever stayed. Thank you

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2022

  • "A stunning property set in a great location to base yourself for all things outdoors."

    Very comfortable, highly maintained, and very beautiful interior. I can genuinely not pick any fault with this property. A party of 8 very satisfied guests.

    Reviewed by Muriel4.7Oct 2022

  • "A very well and thoughtfully maintained property."

    Very convenient for shops/restaurants/pubs in Ambleside. An excellent base for walking and exploring the wider Lake District.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Bracken Howe for grandparents and two families with young grandchildren."

    Fantastic house which was very roomy and well equipped. Also a great central location for town and local amenities' and scenery...

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property, ideally located in a quiet street very close to Ambleside Town Centre."

    The property is spacious, very well appointed with high-end appliances and bedding, quiet and relaxing. There is parking for 4 cars easily on the driveway and a multitude of pubs, shops and restaurants a very short walk from the property. Coupled with the fact that there are many walk options from the front door this was an ideal property for a walking group such as ours

    Reviewed by Euan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in Bracken Howe, it’s a well equipped and very comfortable house in the perfect location, close to the centre of Ambleside but quiet."

    The hot tub was lovely to use at the end of a day on the fells and we enjoyed view over the park as we enjoyed some bbq’s.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2021

  • ""A good location close to centre of Ambleside and easy access to lots of walks and activities."

    Property well equipped to cope with 8 adults and accommodate needs of three infants under 2 years of age. "

    Sally PrydeNov -0001

  • "The accurate description was spot on."

    Spacious rooms, many with glorious views. Top quality furniture and bedding. Extremely clean & well presented. Good parking and lovely private garden.

    Seward PartyNov -0001

  • "One of the nicest, well equipped places we have stayed in with a great location"

    Bone PartyNov -0001

  • "Having the whole family together in such a great house with all the comforts & facilities and in such a convenient location."

    Our elder daughter, who did most of the cooking for us all, just loved the kitchen and all the equipment. We all loved the flowers and the welcome pack.

    Wandle PartyNov -0001

  • "The location is excellent."

    Very central for lots of restaurants and close to lots of activities for families

    Clark PartyNov -0001

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard and the facilities were excellent."

    The age range of the party was from 2 to 71 and there was plenty for everybody to do. The big attraction was that it was close to the town centre but the outside play areas and the hot tub were also well enjoyed

    Gilmour PartyNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 5 x bedrooms; 2 x four poster king size with en-suite, 1 x super king size or twin (specify when booking) with en-suite, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Beautiful entrance hall. Drawing room. Second reception room. Dining room. Fitted kitchen. Utility room. Cloakroom with 5th WC House bathroom Garden with hot tub Private parking. No pets allowed.
  • Luxurious Period Lakeland cottage, magnificent views
  • 2 minutes stroll to Ambleside centre
  • Gas central and underfloor heating, open fire, coal & kindling starter pack (September-March)
  • Sky (sports, movies HD etc.) Plus BT Sports, Nintendo Wii, X-box and PlayStation consoles with a wide range of games
  • Wi-Fi
  • All bedrooms feature 32" Smart Tv's (with Blu Ray players in 4 of the bedrooms)
  • Yamaha full size keyboard
  • 55" 3D 4k curved Smart TV with Naim music system (lounge), Naim Digital Wireless Bluetooth music system (dining room)
  • Range cooker with double electric oven, 5 ring gas burner & griddle
  • Espresso machine with milk frother (ground coffee)
  • American style fridge & freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer
  • External Hot Tub
  • Beautiful garden with patio and raised decking & garden furniture & barbeque
  • Private parking for 5
  • No smoking
  • Slippers, bath and hand towels and wide range of Orla Kiely toiletries
  • Secure bike storage (available upon request)
  • Private parking for 5
  • No smoking
  • Slippers, bath and hand towels and wide range of Orla Kiely toiletries
  • Secure bike storage (available upon request)

The property

Opulent Victorian ambience in Ambleside! A perfectly presented Victorian residence, Bracken Howe will quickly become a second home for your party, and is the ideal base for spending special time with friends and family, and enjoying the best of Ambleside and the Lakes.

Quality, refinement, and relaxation, not to mention a decadent hot-tub.

Lakeland luxury! This spacious property is packed full of period charm, and the classic wooden furnishings and fittings are complemented by stylish modern décor and an atmosphere of elegant relaxation. Bring your party together in the classic dining room, and chill out in style in the tasteful drawing room, with its open fire and fine views.

Unwind in front of the large, curved 3D 4K television with Sky Movies and Sports packages and BT Sports.

Your sound experience will be as good as the visuals, with an excellent Naim music system, and another in the dining room!

The kitchen has a fantastic range cooker, and all the mod cons you could hope for, while children will enjoy 'The Snug', a smaller reception room with a Playstation, X-box, and Nintendo Wii and a great selection of games.

Meanwhile, broadband WiFi keeps you all well connected during your stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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