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Applethwaite Cottage

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Troutbeck, near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cosy cottage which was ideal for family to stay in whilst we all got together for Christmas in the village."

    Easy walk to the local and good walking from the front door when it stopped raining!

    thank-you for your kind comments Ms F, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, kind regards, the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Dec 2023

  • "All as expected in general."

    “Welcome pack” was disappointing only because there was a single packet of biscuits which were broken and only one chocolate sachet for a cottage for four. No fresh milk. However, the tea bags were very welcome as I’d forgotten mine. Hunted around for a welcome note which was eventually found in the middle of a concertina file with instructions on the appliances. Could have been a little more friendly and signed by actual names instead of “the owners”. Apart from these trivialities which were more poignant after a nightmare on the M6, a 200 mile journey and a horrible stressful week at work. A fabulous cottage with a beautiful outlook of the fells. Quiet and isolated. Ideal for walkers. No public buses on this little road which we found out for ourselves. We had a good car so not an issue. Glad I used initiative to bring my own shower mats for safety. Talking of safety, not that I would have used them, but two cast iron casserole pans were located on the top shelf which would have been impossible to handle and reach without steps (available in the cupboard). All the usual kitchen equipment was plentiful. Make sure you book a table at the Queen’s Head in advance of your arrival if you’re planning on going out for a local hot meal when you get there after driving 200 miles, as me and my 86 year old mother were refused a table for two at five thirty pm as it would have been full by six according to the landlady. Fair enough. Booked for Sunday lunch which didn’t disappoint. Super comfortable cottage and beautifully decorated and furnished.

    Dear Ms W, thank-you so much for scoring our cottage 94 out of 100.We will work hard to improve further.It was very kind of you to consider Applethwaite a " fabulous cottage with a beautiful outlook of the fells,..... super comfortable and beautifully decorated ", thanks again, the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in Applethwaite cottage,brilliant walks from your front door."

    Great tea room just up the road. The cottage was very well decorated and cosy, we will definitely stay here again. Only negative if there was one of the neighbours parked just outside the gate, which with the entrance being a bit tricky made it more difficult. So possible a no parking sign there may help. There was ample free parking with in the drive so didn't see the need for that.

    Thank-you Mrs G for your very kind comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back in the future, kind regards, H & G Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in Applethwaite cottage."

    Cottage was clean, well equipped and the location was beautiful with lovely views over the rolling hills. We loved the area and there were so many things to do within 30 mins drive. Loved it so much we will definitely return in the future. Thanks.

    Thank-you so much Mr K for your kind comments.They will inspire us to further improve our guests experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Applethwaite .Our sincere thanks, the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "We left feeling very positive about our stay at Applethwaite Cottage and have already recommended to our family."

    Only issue we had was the waste. The majority of what we generated was recycling which all ended up in the landfill bin. We couldn't find any recycling bins at the cottage but we saw them all down the street which didn't make sense. If there were instructions regarding this then we missed them and we apologise.

    Thank-you for your positive feedback Mr D. and recommendations to others. With regard to waste disposal, there is a notice in the kitchen explaining that Cumbria Waste collect the waste bins early Monday mornings and so we kindly ask guests to leave the bins outside the gate ,roadside, Sunday evening. The same notice explains that there is no need to separate re-cyclables as Cumbria waste do this at their depot.I hope this helps, the owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully presented cottage with everything you need and more to make your holiday perfect."

    The view from the garden was amazing and the location perfect! We highly recommend this cottage for a small family or a couple. We have no negative feedback at all

    Thank-you so much for taking the time to write and publish your kind comments Mr K, they are very much appreciated and will inspire us to improve further.We hope to welcome you back soon, best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage had everything we needed. We would definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your kind comments Mrs T, they are very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, with a warm and cosy feel to it."

    Also lots of cooking utensils and beautifully decorated.

    Thank you Mrs W for your kind comments, they are very much appreciated and they really can, and do, make a difference to our bookings. It is appreciated so much, thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property as described."

    Clean and comfortable - Excellent location: splendid views from property and well placed for exploring surrounding area. Plan to return next year.

    Reviewed by Ken4.4Sep 2022

  • "This was easily the best holiday rental cottage I've stayed in."

    The standard of fittings and furnishings was of the highest quality. It was warm and comfortable and in an excellent location. I have previously stayed at this property many times some 40 years ago and the current owners have certainly put considerable effort into making it and enjoyable experience for visitors. I have no negatives to report at all.

    Thank-you very much for your kind comments Mr C, they are greatly appreciated.We hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Noise from drystone walking was not a problem luckily."

    Neither was traffic a problem considering how close we were to the road. Peaceful location. More worktop space needed in kitchen catering for family of 4 even though we dined out occasionally. Twin beds in second bedroom would have been better than a double. Higher powered showers would have also been nice and second TV in bedroom with en-suite. Otherwise location idyllic and closeness to Mortal Man a bonus.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.1Jul 2022

  • "Very pleased with the property."

    Would have liked shelving in en-suite for toiletries. Drain plugs needed cleaned, other peoples hair in them. Parking tight if normal or large car, not helped by another cottage using 2 cars and 2 spaces. Fortunately it worked out okay

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of walks from door didn't yous car for the week"

    Reviewed by William4.7Apr 2022

  • "Ideally situated in a super little village with easy access to the surrounding delightful countryside and places to eat."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs and would suit those seeking a quality break. Everything was top class.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at this cottage , the views are outstanding ,everything you ..."

    We had a lovely week at this cottage , the views are outstanding ,everything you could possibly need is at the cottage , can’t wait to come back again

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have had a great stay in the cottage."

    It is in an excellent location with plenty of walks on the doorstep. The cottage in beautiful, very happy here. Think I could happily retire here. We loved having the log burner on in the evenings, even though it was August! Loved the new garden with a perfect view.

    Mrs DAug 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week in a beautiful cottage - you have thought of everything."

    Excellent location, beautiful walks and scenery. Thank you - will definitely be back.

    Mrs JJul 2019

  • "A lovely cosy little cottage perfect for four of us to have a family break away."

    Very accessible for one of our party taking part in the great north swim and lots of lovely walks of the surrounding area from the house. Beautiful views and a very cosy fire! Would love to visit again!

    Mrs JJun 2019

  • "We have had a lovely stay in Applethwiate Cottage."

    It is a great location for doing long walks. We have enjoyed the log burner and it has been on almost every night. We hope to come back soon. thank you.

    Mr CMay 2019

  • "As we approached Applethwaite Cottage we knew we were in for a treat."

    It didn't disappoint. What a gem, just what we needed to relax and unwind. What a view too! It really felt like home with all the mod cons and tasteful interior. Great walks or relaxing in front of the log burner. We'e had a great time and will definitely be coming back.

    TinaFeb 2019

  • "I would like to say how much we enjoyed not only the amazing location but the high standard in which we found the cottage - everything was fabulous from the furnishings and bathrooms - spotless - even had wi fi so we could stay in touch if we needed."

    It's perfect for 4 people in a central location for Ambleside and Windemere and we were also able to find a few walks locally without the need to drive - a welcome relief on a bank holiday ...We could also walk to 2 great local pubs for food and a well earned drink so we didn't mess up the kitchen too much- and with the weather even managed to have breakfast outside for 2 mornings with a great view of the valley opposite. I just wish we could always book the cottage and the weather!

    Mr HeyMay 2018

  • "A real gem of a property in a lovely area."

    Tastefully decorated with all the modern up to date conveniences but still retaining its cottage charm. The beds are really comfortable, and the stylish soft furnishings made this an excellent place to stay. We will certainly return in the future.

    Ms ParsonsNov -0001

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garden with patio and furniture with valley views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Off road parking for 1 car and additional shared visitor space for 1 car
  • Pub 18 min walk
  • Village Shop/Cafe 0.5miles Supermarket 3.2 miles
  • Windermere 3 miles.

The property

Applethwaite Cottage is a superb contemporary Lakeland Cottage set in the pretty conservation village of Troutbeck, 5 minutes’ drive from Windermere.

On entering the cottage, you are greeted by the large open plan living space with oak floors throughout and a lovely wood-burning stove.

The kitchen is well equipped and offers all you may need.

The cosy lounge area is spacious with a bay window offering panoramic view out across the Troutbeck Valley.

Upstairs, the cosy king-size master bedroom is complete with open beams and a contemporary en-suite.

The second bedroom offers a comfortable double bed and compliments the master bedroom.

A modern family bathroom includes bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.

Originally part of a larger Victorian property this cottage has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard.

The cottage offers a spacious and social living space, with outstanding views down the fell, outdoor garden furniture and barbeque area.

Just a short drive from shops and restaurants in Windermere village, Lake Windermere itself and the vibrant lake shore communities of Bowness and Ambleside, the Troutbeck Valley is a peaceful haven away from the rush.

Spectacular Lakeland fells surround this lush valley; scattered with historic Lakeland houses and pretty woodlands, and two great pubs: The Mortal Man, and the Queens Head, both renowned for their excellent food, Cumbrian produce and cosy fireside ambience.

Perfect for a special occasion.

There are many walks from your doorstep, or you could drive over Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater, you'll pass Brothers Water - one of our favourite spots for a leisurely Sunday stroll.

For exploring further afield, despite the blissfully secluded feel of the Troutbeck Valley, you're never too far from the main linking roads throughout the Lake District.

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

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About the location


Windermere 3 miles; Ambleside 4 miles.

The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.