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Waterhead Cottage

Ecclerigg, near Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1007507)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Greaves

    “Excellent location fantastic lakeside facilities and lovely clean cottage”

    - Ms Greaves, August 2020

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The property

Troutbeck Bridge 1.2 miles.

Set above the gentle waters of Lake Windermere in beautiful 5-acre grounds, which are shared with the owner's residence, is Waterhead Cottage.

This delightful accommodation is well-appointed for couples to enjoy a relaxing yet adventurous break in the heart of the Lake District.

Every thought has been taken to ensure you have a everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

You are well-screened from the road, giving you a good level of privacy, so you can make the most of this charming base.

Enter into the property and find the spacious and inviting open-plan living room, where you can sink into the sofa and catch up n some of your favourite TV shows or play some of preferred music through the ipod dock as you prepare a home-cooked meal in the kitchen.

The full-length feature window to the front floods the space with natural light as you unwind with a refreshing drink.

Climb the stairs to the large double bedroom, which has a zip/link bed for flexible sleeping arrangements and a handy en-suite bathroom so you can enjoy a long, hot soak after a long walk up one of the many fells in the region.

Roam the grounds outside and enjoy the plethora of wildlife as you sit at the picnic bench with the aroma of the barbecue cooking up a flavoursome feast, or choose to stay within your own private patio by the warmth of the chimnea on a summer's evening or down by the lakeside where you can make the most of the spectacular views.

The cottage boasts lakeshore access with a private slipway and jetty for launching boats, fishing or just simply enjoying the views.

If you're a keen outdoors person why not bring along your kayak or paddle board to make the most of the stunning waters next to the property?

There is also the local bus stop and water taxi at the neighbouring Lake District Visitor Centre, with a restaurant and adventure trail in walking distance, so you can leave the car behind and still explore the surrounding area as you wish.

You are in a convenient location here between Ambleside and Windermere, with shops, pubs and a selection of places to eat out as well as the beautiful shores of the lake and boat trips taking you out on the water.

Choose from a range of activities to keep you entertained with trips to the famous Aquarium or to the renowned Brockhole only a 5 minute walk away.

Brockhole boasts walking and cycling in abundance as well as the Tree Top Trek and archery amongst many other activities for people of all ages.

This is the ideal getaway for those seeking a varied holiday in Cumbria. Note: The property can be booked alongside property 1007506 to sleep 4 people.


  • 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, freezer, private washer/dryer
  • LED TV with FreeSat and Freeview, DVD player, CD player, a selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Gas central heating, fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Bike and small boat storage available
  • Shared 5-acres of ground with owners, with lakeside decking area, furniture and gas barbecue
  • Additional private patio area with furniture, gas barbecue and chiminea
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, restaurant and bus stop 5 minutes walk
  • Private lake access for launching a boat or dinghy
  • Fishing available on site, own license required
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Note: Infants and babes in arms only

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About the location


Windermere 2 miles; Ambleside 4 miles.

The small village of Troutbeck Bridge lies between the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, close to the renowned Kirkstone Pass, within the Lake District National Park. Made up of a scattering of Lakeland cottages, this quiet village offers a thriving and very popular local pub, serving real ales and fine food. The bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are close by, providing a range of amenities including shops, pubs and cafes. Lake Windermere boasts a range of lakeside activities, including trips to the famous Aquarium and the renowned Grizedale Forest Park, whilst children will enjoy the World of Beatrix Potter in nearby Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. With destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains all within easy reach, Troutbeck Bridge is an ideal location for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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