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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

  • Kristina D
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    “Lovely spacious and homely cottage”

    A lovely place to stay for a family getaway. Really relaxing, beautiful walks and pubs close by. Easy to get to places like Bowness or further into Grasmere. ...

    A lovely place to stay for a family getaway. Really relaxing, beautiful walks and pubs close by. Easy to get to places like Bowness or further into Grasmere. Cottage inside was really spacious and comfortable. Well maintained and clean. Good facilities provided with kitchen appliances etc including tonnes of cutlery and plates etc, tv with DVD player, pay phone, wifi access, bed linen and fresh towels provided. There were also lots of indoor activities such as games, dvds, books and jigsaws available to use- brilliant for rainy days. The log fire was nice and cosy on a colder night with wood provided. Gardens were big and ideal for outdoor games for kids or for eating. There is also parking available just outside the cottage secure inside gates. Scenery surrounding cottage and in Rydal beautiful especially near lake just five minutes walk away. Rydal hall is a lovely walk with a mini waterfall, forest, scenic gardens just two minutes away. The local church is just down the road which is open to see- again some lovely gardens round it and lovely inside too. This is a place where you can just relax and take life at a pace you desire. There are four bedrooms which means it easily caters for eight people- so much room available both up and down that you wouldn't stand on each other's toes. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and would come again.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

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    2 x single bed
  • Bedroom 2

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    2 x single bed
  • Bedroom 3

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 4

    1 x double bed


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

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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