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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "It was a lovely cottage very well equipped with everything we needed and the beds were very very comfy which lead to a great night's sleep."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Very pleased you had a great stay and that everything was to your satisfaction. I look forward to welcoming you back sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Five minutes walk to Brockhole, a few minutes drive to Windermere/Bowness or Ambleside. Ample room for six people with a lovely open plan layout downstairs. Our grandchildren are paddle boarders and we found a lovely spot at Middleground along the Bowness road which has a car park with toilets and is a short walk down to the lakeside, or if you’re lucky, a lay-by just before the car park which has access to the lake if you’re able to carry equipment a bit further. Just a couple of things missing which is why I’ve only given a 4 for some questions. The outside light is not working and, as there is a step up to the door, can be quite dangerous for younger children (and sometimes adults too). We couldn’t find a kitchen sink plug anywhere so it was difficult to clean grill and grill pan. The information folder told us there were details in a basket by the front door about refuse and estate rules but there was nothing in the basket other than fire instructions. Might I also suggest a casserole dish. We ate in almost every night and we did manage but it would have been much easier to have one. And yes the downstairs en-suite needs updating (previous reviewer) but it was spotlessly clean. Please don’t let any of this put you off staying here. It really is a lovely place and we will definitely stay her again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Oct 2023

  • "Another enjoyable week at this lovely cottage."

    4th visit - says it all!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Middlerigg was fine and generally matched the description given however, the shower in the en-suite needs a little TLC."

    The shower hose looks unsightly and leaks despite this being highlighted in a review in June and the shower door is extremely rickety. Also the property description states there is a smart TV, but it is not.

    Thank you for your comments. You will be pleased to hear that the ensuite shower room is being refurbished later this year. The TV says it is a Veira SMART TV but my all tech son tells me its not a 'smart 'TV as people know it - not sure i understand the difference - sorry, i will update the description. Please note you can access Netflix and other Apps through the Blu-ray player, details are provided in the property manual. I hope this did not spoil your stay too much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Middlerigg."

    Very comfortable cottage and well equipped in a lovely setting near Lake Windermere. Very nice cafe at the activity centre across the main road in easy walking distance. The Merewood Hotel is a short but steep walk from the cottage and has beautiful views and good food. The Cottage was very quiet considering the main road is just down the lane and only a few miles from Ambleside which we really liked. Lots of shops in Ambleside and quaint cinema with vegetarian restaurant which was excellent. The Apple pie cafe was well worth a visit. Lots of National Trust places to visit and NT parking which was great as we are members. Would definitely recommend Middlerigg, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Shower hose in en suite bathroom leaking, requires a new hose."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Our third visit to Middlerigg."

    Everything as good as previously. Location, facilities, comfort exceptional. Brockhole beautiful. When do you ever read this after a stay in the Lakes - the weather was hot, hot, hot! Thank you Karen for your concerned call before arrival. Hope to return.

    So pleased the weather was on your side during your visit. Hoping for the same when i next visit. Thank you for your lovely review and i look forward to welcoming you back at Middlerigg. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2023

  • "Idyllic setting and very peaceful."

    A few other properties are nearby but you are unaware of any comings and goings.The countryside views from the cottage windows are gorgeous, especially in early morning and late evening sunshine. The bedrooms are spacious with large comfortable beds and roomy wardrobes. Kitchen and bathrooms are attractive and very clean. Lots of local information & loads of videos! A really lovely place to stay (Middlerigg.) Highly recommended! Maureen & Peter (Nottingham)

    Thank you for your lovely comments, much appreciated. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Best place we’ve stayed on our many visits to Cumbria!"

    So comfortable, clean and in a beautiful setting. Well situated with buses, ferries at the end of the lane. We have a wonderful time and will definitely be back!

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely comments. Middlerigg is in a lovely location and I look forward to welcoming you back. Owner, Middlerigg Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "The kitchen and bathrooms were clean but everything was a bit dusty and the oven had something sticky on the base."

    Sorry to hear everything wasn't up to the usual standard but please be rest assured that I will get everything checked. I hope this did not spoil your visit and i look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Owner, Middlerigg Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2023

  • "Really great stay everything was perfect, location was also brilliant."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a great find and will return as we visit the Lakes at least once per year."

    We knew the property was in a great quiet spot but the accommodation was great and kitchen really well equipped. The biggest plus though was the bedrooms - all beds were so comfortable. Thanks very much

    Thank you your feedback, it is really valued. Yes, it's a beautiful spot and so pleased you had a comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very well equipped kitchen."

    Cleaniness excellent. We really enjoyed our 3 generation family holiday.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful private location."

    Everything we needed for a comfortable family stay was included.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Middlerigg Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and comfortable, well looked after. Excellent facilities. Perfect location, peaceful and quiet. Beautiful. Brockhole Visitors Centre is nearby. We have loved staying here and would definitely return. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb cottage with good walks very close by."

    Chose this cottage based on previous good reviews and will look forward to staying here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2022

  • "Convenient location, very quiet."

    would like to return if coming to the lakes again

    Reviewed by Xiaolan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great location and facilities!"

    Really recomended!

    Reviewed by Urszula4.7Jun 2022

  • "Very high standard of cleanliness."

    Good location, easy access to everything we wanted to do. But quiet and peaceful

    Thank you for your positive feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imelda5.0May 2022

  • "Our second stay at this property."

    Lovely location. Very clean, comfortable beds, nicely furnished with good quality kitchen equipment. Would gladly return for a third visit. Great weather this time too!

    So happy you had good weather and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely comments, I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Excellent facilities. Extremely clean. Excelled our expectations. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and can safely say that Middlerigg is one of the best. The location is perfect. Our 8 year old twins loved exploring Brockhole, especially the play park, when all the crowds had left - it doesn’t close until 8pm! I would, however, agree with a previous guest that the flush on the bathroom toilet is very difficult to use and a bit of perseverance is needed. Thank you for a wonderful stay, I have already looked into booking Middlerigg for next year.

    Sorry for the late response to your feedback. This was lovely to read and thank you for your review. I love exploring Brockhole too - the grounds are always lovely any time of year - and great for children too. Yes, the toilet flush! It has been checked and all is well with it, just needs the right technique :) I look forward to welcoming you back next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a perfect spot!"

    Thank you for this, much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this Lakes cottage."

    Spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable, warm, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our holiday. Perfect! Having 3 named storms during our week (!), the DVD player and great selection of DVDs were much appreciated and enjoyed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would love to return in the future.

    Thank you Kevin, so please you enjoyed your stay despite the weather - some call it atmospheric! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The house was spotless, the kitchen was the best we have had in a rental property- in terms of equipment provided. Beds were super comfy and lovely soft blankets / fleeces etc! Parking right outside. Birds a joy to watch from the window. Lovely gardens/ surroundings. Great location. Great DVD selection for wet days! Netflix could be a handy addition (in bad weather!), but we couldn't find it to log in. The only downsides, it was very draughty by the windows (it needs thicker / longer curtains) or thick blinds. We found it quite cold, but our house at home is cool, so we are used to it. And the upstairs toilet flush was temperamental, I left a note at the property as I think it needs looking at. We had a great stay and would definitely return!

    Thank you Hayley for your lovely feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that your expectations were met. It is so lovely to get feedback and your comments are noted and will be taken on board. I have asked maintenance to have a look at the upstairs toilet flush to ensure it functions as it should. It is possible to get Netflix if guests have their own account - i will look into providing more detailed instructions in this regard. Yes the location is beautiful and i look forward to welcoming you and your family back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Delighted with our stay at Middlerigg."

    Very friendly owner who help sort out a small problem with the heating system. Overall very happy.

    Thank you Colin for your lovely feedback, so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the niggle with the heating. A pleasure to be of service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really nice place to stay."

    Loved it. Clean, comfortable, tastefully furnished, and in a lovely location. Would love to return. Please provide better weather next time

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2021

  • "Middlerigg is the perfect little cottage for a getaway."

    The location is well situated for all the local attractions. The cottage looks like it has been recently decorated and fitted out. Has everything you need. The beds are super comfy with quality bed linen. The downstairs bedroom was perfect for our 86yr old guest. WiFi worked throughout the house. Although there is no garden there is a small bistro set to use at the front of the house. It sits within a complex of many houses although it was very quiet and we weren’t aware of the many properties around us. Although not cheap it is a quality cottage and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Would like to have been made aware that there is no garden with this cottage and ..."

    Would like to have been made aware that there is no garden with this cottage and barbecues are not allowed around the property

    Thank you for your comments which are appreciated. I hope this did not affect the enjoyment of your stay too much. I will ensure the property details are updated as appropriate Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jun 2021

  • "An absolutely fantastic stay at Middlerigg for our family of 4."

    We have stayed in the next door cottage for the past two summers, and Middlerigg lived up to the expectations we had. Perfect for visiting Brockholes and easy access to both Windermere and Ambleside. The cottage had lots of great facilities for a family and we will definitely be booking to stay again. The only thing missing for us is a stair gate at the top of the stairs, which would just put our minds more at ease with having young children and their room being right next to the stairs. The one next door at Pudding Cottage is very discrete and rolls up, so doesn’t get in the way for visitors with no children.

    Thank you for your comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I will definitely look to install a stairgate as you suggest as I understand this would alleviate any concerns for safety. I look forward to welcoming you back to Middlerigg in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2021

  • "In the description it said it had outside seating but it was no so evident and also an additional key would have been handy."

    Other than that is was comfortable and had everything needed. I would surely recommend and return.

    Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your stay at Middlerigg. The outside seating is located in the communal gardens and is shared. We have updated the description to display this better as I can understand this being a little confusing. Regarding an extra key we have always provided 1 as a standard practice and the use of the Key safe helps if you are coming back to the property at different timings. If you need an extra key in the future please just ask us prior to your stay and we can arrange for one to be added. We are glad to hear you had a lovely stay overall and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Filipa4.4Apr 2021

  • "The convenient location near the lake was central for visiting all the major tourist attractions."

    Enjoyed breakfast outside and watching rabbits hopping round the well maintained gardens

    Miss FirthAug 2019

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x zip & link bed which will be configured as twin unless specified otherwise, please let us know when booking 1 x super king-size, 1 king-size ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Communal Garden
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • 1 additional Visitor parking space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 3 mins walk
  • Shop 2.5 miles

The property

This luxurious character property is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside and a stroll from 'Brockhole', the National Park Visitor Centre, with Treetop Trek, lots of water activities and ferries or cruises around the Lake.

Brockhole also has a cafe and a restaurant : The Gaddum for a special treat.

Up a private lane, within lovely landscaped gardens, Middlerigg has a peaceful and secluded feel yet close to the main A591 scenic access route.

Inside, there’s an entrance hallway with space for walking gear.

Then into a fabulous open plan living and dining space, with an offset fitted kitchen offset and original picture window with distant views of Lake Windermere.

A master with ensuite is also on the ground floor, and 2 loft-style bedrooms upstairs, with modern family bathroom.

Private parking for one car with additional space easily accessible in the visitor parking area within the property grounds.


a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells.

Ideal for walking, cycling or boating activities, its also a lovely spot for contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs.

There are 2 cinemas, a Jazz bar and the Lake Cruises leave regularly from Waterhead, a great way to explore without driving.

The tiny 'Bridge House' is one of the most photographed places here, sat on a bridge in the middle of the village.

Oh, and don’t forget our Roman fort, Galava.

One of William Wordsworth's former family homes can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also worth a visit and only a short drive away on the scenic A591.

You can also head over the equally scenic Kirkstone Pass to the beautiful Ullswater Valley.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season