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Hall Bank Cottage

Rydal near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949037)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Ms Mortimer

    “The covers on the sofas in the main lounge were grubby and need replacing.”

    Be good to have a spare set. ...

    Be good to have a spare set. The cleaner had attempted to wash the arms of the sofas before our arrival, which meant the room felt very damp. I placed a bed spread and blanket over them during our stay. Hand basin hot water tap failed to work in the far shower room, but we managed okay. Place mats for dining table were tatty and wouldn't cost much to replace. Other than that, we had a lovely stay at the cottage. Beds were comfortable. Lovely large garden table and chairs for alfresco dining on the couple of days we didnt have rain. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of logs for the burner. A nice, clean and comfortable tv room. Wonderful location.

The property

Ambleside 2.2 miles.

Set between Grasmere and Ambleside in the village of Rydal, Hall Bank Cottage is a charming period cottage dating back to at least 1670 and featuring original exposed beams, open log fire and a woodburning stove.

This delightful cottage provides an ideal retreat with superb walks from the door.

Opposite the gates of Rydal Hall the cottage has a large enclosed garden with lawns to the front and off road parking for three cars.

There are two entrances to the ground floor, one via a porch, and the main one through an entrance lobby with small reading area, woodburning stove and ample room to unload boots, coats etc.

There is a large sitting room with open log fire and double doors leading to a beautiful dining room with period features including an original spice cupboard.

Off the dining room is the fully-equipped kitchen.

There is also a snug with large TV and a pretty window seat, perfect for children to play and watch TV.

Off the entrance lobby, and completing the ground floor, is a useful utility and laundry room with deepfreeze, basin and WC.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two doubles and two twins, and two bathrooms.

There are fantastic views available from throughout the property.

Within a short walk is Rydal Water which has attracted artists and poets over the centuries.

There is a friendly and cosy pub within five minutes' walk and a tea room within the grounds of Rydal Hall.

This picturesque and quiet location is made for walkers and artists, and with the facilities at Grasmere, Ambleside and popular Windermere easily accessible by car or bus, the heart of the Lake District is on your doorstep.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen leading to dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Snug
  • Reading area in lobby with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs become quite narrow at the top
  • Note: There are several internal steps on the ground and first floor
  • Note Cot & Highchair available on request from owner

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About the location


Ambleside 1.6 miles; Grasmere 2.7 miles.

Lying to the north of Ambleside and Windermere, Rydal is a charming unspoilt village full of history and which has changed little in the last two hundred years. Rydal Water with its shoreline walks adds an extra tranquillity to the location, which is one of the central most points of the Lake District. Home to William Wordsworth for some years there are many walks spreading out from Rydal with spectacular views. Wander along hillside paths to Grasmere, or up the impressive Rydal Fell and Nab Scar with fantastic scenery spanning as far as the hills on the west coast on a clear day. Or stroll through Rydal Park with its ancient and magnificent trees, past the thunderous waterfalls, revered by Wordsworth, and on to Ambleside with its numerous shops, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes. Only a short drive away is Windermere with its water sports and boat cruises on Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake.

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