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Bridge Howe

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Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage with all facilities needed for a holiday week."

    10/10. Location 10/10. My family loved this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ravindra Bose5.0Nov 2023

  • "We chose Bridge Howe because it had a downstairs bedroom which would make it suitable for my wife's 93 year old father."

    We were very disappointed when we arrived to find that each room had a step up / down and the downstairs bedroom had two steps. The steps had no rails, nothing to act as any kind of indicator and weren't mentioned in the property profile. The property itself was lovely but if we'd known about the steps we wouldn't have chosen Bridge Howe.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neale3.4Sep 2023

  • "We’ve been coming to the Lakes for 20 years and Bridge Howe is by far the best property we’ve been lucky enough to stay in."

    The house is just perfect, beautifully decorated, fully equipped (the little cinema is such a great addition) and the location is outstanding. Our children loved walking along to the rope swing on the path to Elterwater and paddling in the water with the ducks and swans. We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall a great location of the property and good accommodation with TVs in all rooms."

    Nice walks just behind the property which is a bonus and at the same time very quiet. The property is generally equipped well but it will be a bonus to leave a couple of extra toilet rolls in the bathrooms to avoid running last minute and perhaps a small pint of milk/sugar/tea to help the guests when they arrive until they familiarise with the place. We had some issues during our stay with finding the upstairs master bedroom bed slates broken so the bed was dipping which was sorted next day by the maintenance team on reporting. Also the toilet upstairs was fully blocked which we reported when we left, hope that was sorted for the next guests. One thing we suggested to put up a mirror on the driveway at the place of joining the road, there is zero visibility when coming out of the property and joining the road which may cause an accident. We couldn't use the BBQ and outside table on the deck as it was raining but would be a nice view on sunny days. Just to note that there is no flat garden space as such in the property if you are after a one with little children so be mindful of it.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on the property. As this is a self-catering accommodation we only provide a starter set of toilet roll and do not provide welcome pack products as standard. We are glad that you enjoyed everything the property and area had to offer. Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasdev3.8Jul 2023

  • "This is easily the best holiday home we have stayed in!"

    It’s in a beautiful and peaceful setting at the end of a track, surrounded by trees with a river running past. The house has been renovated to a very high standard and is very comfortable, spacious and so beautifully decorated. There are amazing walks right from the front door, and it’s lovely to return to Bridge Howe after a long walk. The TVs are huge, the TV package is great, and the kitchen has everything you need. Comfortable beds, sofas, and the shower was great too. We had a slight issue with the alarm going off in the night, but we reported it to the holiday company the next day who came out within 20 minutes to sort it out. We were very sad to have to leave and would love to come back again! Don’t hesitate to book this for your holiday!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful house in great location."

    Sufficiently off the beaten track to make for a peaceful stay but close to main towns if needed. The surrounding scenery is truly stunning and the house is beautiful inside and out with great facilities. There is loads of space and it has a light and airy feel throughout. The lovely weather enabled us to enjoy the amazing wrap-around, lucious garden and eat outside most days. There are loads of walks (easy and more challenging) from the doorstep and a good choice of places to eat and drink within a reasonable walking distance. Chesters is five minutes stroll along the river and definitely worth a visit. Probably one of the best properties we've stayed in over the years. It really was a magical, wonderful week. The one (very minor) issue we encountered was the outdoor security lights: they remained on all night during our first night and lit up the bedroom like a rugby stadium however, after a quick call to Lakelovers the following day, it was sorted within the hour. Some sharper "kitchen" knives would also be welcome but I appreciate this may be a safety issue. All in all, we had a grand week in this beautiful house set in a stunning 'forest-like' oasis and are planning to return.

    Reviewed by Kristen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful position."

    We have been here before and would very happily return. In May the azaleas in the garden are a picture. A note for the owner: the frying pan is too small for 6 guests. The outside lights were on all night and we could find no way of switching them off.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful accommodation, clean, comfortable and well presented inside and out."

    Fully equipped with everything needed. Great tv package too. Excellent location with lovely outlook, outdoor furniture and deck. Lots of fab walks from the door with pubs on the way back for well earned refreshment.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Heart of The Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "We had a really great stay and we loved the property."

    We would definitely stay there again. Also just wanted to mention that the outside security light for the main door stayed on all the time. We couldn't find a way to turn it off.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was fabulous in a great location and had everything in it that was needed."

    The cleaning was great and the gift of Prosecco was greatly appreciated. One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2022

  • "What an amazing home, superb walks right from the door, fabulously situated for visiting Chester’s by the river - we did the walks and visited Chester’s most days!"

    The house is wonderful, everything immaculate and extremely well thought out. So peaceful, wildlife abundant, we even had a stoat visit us, playing with the blowing leaves on the decking. Fabulous kitchen, we cooked and ate in in several occasions - very well appointed. Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us, we hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2022

  • "A house we'd love to live in."

    Nicely decorated and lots of nice modern features. Beautiful garden and ideal location. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Diederick5.0Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful, peaceful property, in a perfect location."

    The house is furnished to a high standard, giving a real ‘home from home’ feel as soon as you walk through the door. Outside seating space is ideal for when the weather is kind and lots of great walks, straight from the door. ‘Chesters’ for bread/cakes (5 min walk) plus ‘Britannia’, ‘Wainwrights’ and ‘Drunken Duck’ pubs all within 30/45 min walking distance. Will definitely look to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Such a lovely house."

    We will definitely be back next year!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful house and we had a great time."

    There is not really enough lighting for reading in the TV room ( shades too dark). A few more small drinking glasses would be welcome. We did have a problem with green bin. The book of instructions says it will be collected ( it wasn’t). A note in the porch ( we saw this later) said it would be put at roadside by maintenance team on Saturday. We would have been happy to take it to roadside.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable recently renovated house in a beautiful location with footpaths on the doorstep - perfect for a great holiday whatever the weather!"

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a fabulous location."

    We had a great week! Thank you

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely location and well equipped cottage."

    Owners have done a great job renovating it to a high standard. A couple of pointers for us though regards to quality and cleanliness for no is paid:- 1. Although house seemed to have been cleaned - cleaners need to regularly check beds even if not used and not assume it's clean as found hairs on towels we used from the other rooms and bathroom we stayed in. Also clean under sofas as snacks were visible and hadn't been swept up. Bedding such as pillows and quilt not the quality expected as wasn't great for comfortable night sleeps.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback following your stay at Bridge Howe. Please accept our apologies that the property was not cleaned to the standard you expected. If you had let us know we would have asked the housekeeping team to rectify the issues you found. Housekeeping team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Dec 2021

  • "A fabulous property however there were a couple of items that could be improved."

    1. Due to Storm Arwen we had no electricity for two days and no heating for three days - Although Storm Arwen is not your fault it would have been good to have some alternative form of heating and emergency lighting. 2. The track to the property need improving as there was the potential to damage the underside of our vehicles due to deep ruts in the track.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2021

  • "A fantastic stay in a beautiful home."

    The house had everything we needed, and was warm, clean and homely. We loved the large, well stocked kitchen for cooking, and the bedrooms were comfortable, with modern bathrooms. The location was fantastic for discovering the Langdales, Elterwater, as well as close enough to Ambleside for shopping and restaurants. The river/forest setting was beautiful, and it was lovely to be able to walk out of the back garden to the gorgeous Skelwith Falls and the family friendly walk to Elterwater. We'd love to go back some day.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2021

  • "An absolute dream of a cottage."

    So good we were going to book a week next year. Unfortunately it is £300 more at the same time of year. Too much for us I am afraid.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully renovated house with everything you need to relax & enjoy the Lake District."

    Fabulous location near one of our favourite places to eat (Chesters) & lots of great walks from the house.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2021

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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 ground-floor king-size with TV, bluetooth and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size with TVs, bluetooth & en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • GF Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with bluetooth, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden with lawn, patio, deck and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Ambleside 2.8 miles.

Tucked away down a private driveway in the pretty village of Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria lies Bridge Howe, a beautiful detached cottage boasting a contemporary and luxurious décor.

This delightful dwelling offers off-road parking and en-suite bedrooms for a decadent break in this picturesque part of the Lake District.

On arrival at the property, the private driveway brings you to the front door before stepping into the sleek kitchen, fit with all the amenities you need to rustle up some scrumptious meals, including a large American-style fridge/freezer and a handy dishwasher to help with the clean up after an adventurous day of exploring your surroundings.

Savour your home-cooked meals at the dining table as the whole group sits down to plan the next day of excursions; the dining room is home to a stylish dining table and the many windows allow an abundance of light into the space for a bright and airy feel.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way into the sitting room to cosy up in front of the large TV with your loved ones to relax and unwind as the sun sets through the woodland.

Continuing to impress are the beautifully-presented bedrooms within this abode; the ground-floor king-size room is fit with a TV for your entertainment and an en-suite shower room where you can prepare for a day of activities.

From here, climb up to the first floor where you will happen upon the remaining two bedrooms, both are home to king-size beds you can look forward to resting your eyes in, TVs for your entertainment and an en-suite shower rooms so you will not be short of places to get ready for the day ahead.

Completing the interior of the property is a convenient ground-floor cloakroom before making your way through to one of two sets of patio doors, and out onto the decking to take in the breath-taking views.

Outside, enjoy your morning tea or coffee on the decking furniture while the fresh air sweeps through the dining and sitting rooms, creating yet more of a fresh feel through this gorgeous cottage.

Doorstep walks will take you to one of the nearby eateries, Chesters by the River, offering home-cooked meals, wood-fired pizzas and scrumptious cakes, if you want to give the chef of the group a well-deserved break one evening.

For days out while you are at the cottage, venture out to the World of Beatrix Potter, home to attractions on Peter Rabbit and friends, where you can also stop for lunch in their delightful café.

A short car journey will take you to Wray Castle, a National Trust castle and grounds, perfect for all ages to explore the stunning grounds overlooking the breath-taking landscapes of the grounds.

A scenic walk or short car journey from the property brings you to the colourful town of Ambleside, known for resting on the edge of the largest lake in England, Lake Windermere, the town plays host to a plethora of watersport activities, as well as offering boat rides and cruises across the magnificent river.

Here you will also find an array of shops, pubs, and restaurants to stop at and fuel your next excursion.

For a relaxing day of discovering your surroundings, there are plenty of gardens and footpaths you can take amongst the marvellous landscapes of the Lake District, or for a more challenging day out, visit Loughrigg Fell and take in the scenery from an elevated position overlooking the lakes and peaks.

For a holiday to Cumbria the group will not forget, choose Bridge Howe as your base.

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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