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Apple Tree Cottage

(Ref. 1000835)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our week in this relaxing, peaceful, well equipped cottage."

    Hope to be back. Thanks

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect. Loved our stay."

    Everything we could need provided. Thank you. Will look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2024

  • "Just had a lovely break at Apple Tree Cottage, warm and comfortable, plenty of hot water."

    Well equipped, with everything you need to ensure a perfect stay. Well located for walking and sightseeing. Would definitely recommend this property. Couple of tiny recommendations, a small table next to the chair in the lounge area and a couple of pasta bowls would be helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Apple Tree Cottage so much. We love to hear suggestions for enhancing guests’ enjoyment, so thank you for both of your ideas, which are great. We will indeed add a small side table and some pasta bowls into the cottage as soon as we can. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2024

  • "We very much liked Apple Tree Cottage and its facilties."

    It was well laid out and very homely. Our only disappointment was the shower door. The access is very small and for someone with limited mobility due to suffering 3 strokes this did pose a problem especially over 7 days.

    Thank you for your helpful feedback. We are extremely pleased that you liked Apple Tree Cottage and found it to be homely. We take on board the comments that you make about the shower door. This was newly fitted last year, but we will look to see if there is anything we can do to improve the access into the shower cubicle. Thank you for raising this issue, it is very important. It is worth noting, also, that there is a step into the shower cubicle, so for anyone with limited mobility, it could be a problem. We will look to redesign the bathroom in the future, but for now, we wish to make guests with limited mobility aware about this step into the shower. If you wish to have more information on this, please do have a chat with Sykes before booking. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed at this cottage before."

    We like the changes you have made to it.Its a very quiet cottage,with easy access to local ammenities,with a bus stop at end of lane.

    Thank you very much for your comments. We are so pleased knowing that you enjoyed your stay at Apple Tree Cottage and are glad you like the changes we have made. It is great that you discovered the bus stop at the end of the lane! With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    The area was just beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. So quiet. Information folder that was provided was very handy. Kitchen had everything we needed for our stay and the little extras to greet us when we arrived were very welcome after our drive from Cornwall, thank you. We’d happily stay here again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Gosh, that must have been a long drive from Cornwall! From one beautiful place to another! It is fabulous for us to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Apple Tree Cottage - we are glad it was worth the drive! We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We love this cottage, this is our 2nd visit."

    It's central to all our needs and it's like home from home.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. It means a lot to us that you love this cottage! We do too and feel really pleased to be able to share it with our guests. You are delighted that it feels like home from home for you. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved Apple tree cottage second time we have stayed there, its everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage, situated in a perfect position, we did the red route on Windermere ferry from Brockhole really enjoyed the day,hopefully be back next year."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the location the property had to offer. We hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Apple Tree Cottage and have no complaints at all."

    The Cottage was larger than expected, beautifully decorated and spotless. It came fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay. The cottage is located in a perfect area only a short distance from all main locations that you may want to visit. The area itself is peaceful and quiet and you really do feel safe and comfortable. The cottage is cosy and has a homely feel to it which was great. We will definitely be returning in the future and highly recommend to anyone that is looking to stay in the Lake District.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you had such an enjoyable time at Apple Tree Cottage. We too love the peace and tranquility and feel really pleased that you were able to enjoy it too. We have tried to make the cottage as homely as possible so are happy knowing you did find it to be cosy. We would be delighted to welcome you back again if you ever wish to return. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Apple tree cottage the weather could have been better but enjoyed it just the same."

    What a lovely surprise that you had decorated inside for Christmas it was beautiful. This was our third holiday at Apple tree and we can’t fault it all hopefully we will be back next year. We wish everyone a very happy new year 2023. Josie and John baker Worcestershire

    Thank you so much for your review - we are really pleased that you had a lovely time at Apple Tree over Christmas! We love it when guests return - so thank you for staying with us for a 3rd time! We would of course be delighted to welcome you back should you ever wish to stay in the future. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamala5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just got back from a wonderful time at Apple Tree Cottage it was the first time for me and my partner staying in a cottage and it's a memory that will always be cherished."

    The welcome tray was such a nice surprise and It's a lovely place that was well equipped for all our needs, ideally situated for exploring the Lake District. Already looking to when we can stay here again.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are always so happy knowing that our guests enjoy their time at Apple Tree. We are so pleased that you had such a good time. Like you, we also love the position of the cottage and how easy it is to explore the Lake District. We would be delighted to welcome you back should you ever choose to stay again. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay !"

    Just far enough away from town centres. Really enjoyed our stay ! Thanks

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We love the fact that Apple Tree feels so peaceful and countrified and yet Ambleside and Windermere are so close and easy to get to. Exactly as you say, just far enough away from the town centres! With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul John4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in pleasant surroundings would recommend"

    Thank you for your super feedback. We are so glad that you found the cottage to be comfortable and that you enjoyed the lovely surroundings. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect. Thank you."

    Reviewed by Jette5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property is smaller than it appears in the photos."

    Washing machine did not work due to clogged and filthy filter. Rectified myself. Additional bin bags not provided. No dishwasher. Shower controls extremely stiff to operate and access to cubical very narrow. Man of XXL proportions would be unable to enter. Property is well positioned but over priced for what it is.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry that you found certain aspects of the cottage to be under par. We have spoken with our cleaner and we sincerely apologise that the washing machine was clogged up - this has now been rectified. It is correct that there is no dishwasher in the cottage. We have never noticed that the shower controls are stiff, but will of course check this out. In terms of the size of the shower door, we cannot apologise enough. We have had newly installed shower doors recently and the model of the door, although looking great, produces a narrower gap than one would expect. We are really disappointed ourselves about this and are getting this fixed as soon as we possibly can. Please accept our apologies for this. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well decorated and spacious inside, also pleasant spaces to eat and sit outside."

    Very good provision of cooking equipment and tableware. Only one criticism, entrance to shower is very tight, we are not big people but we still found it difficult.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you have enjoyed the outside spaces, front and back of the property. We too love these. Please accept our apologies about the shower door - we are working to rectify this as soon as we possibly can. We had new shower doors installed recently and are very disappointed that the design of the new doors means that the gap is not as wide as one would expect. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Apple Tree cottage."

    We were very comfortable and had everything we needed. Great location with access to some beautiful walks and other interesting activities.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you had such a comfortable stay at Apple Tree and that you enjoyed the location. We too love the location, especially being able to walk straight onto the fells (by taking the track behind the cottages). From there we can walk to Ambleside via various routes (one of which includes Wansfell Pike) or to Troutbeck. Maps advised! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellently located for touring the area with road, ferry and bus links within walking distance."

    Very well equipped. Not so much a criticism as a comment. The shower entrance door is exceedingly narrow for anyone of a larger or not very mobile frame, and may be difficult for anyone with mobility issues, particularly as once inside the property everywhere is flat.

    Thank you very much for your feedback which we really appreciate. We are really sorry that you found the shower doors to be narrow. We have recently had new shower doors fitted and whilst we love the fact that they are brand new and more up to date, we do agree that the design seems to give a narrower opening than we would have expected. We will look into this and see if there are some adjustments to make. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. For any future guests, please note that there is a step into the shower. This is not an issue in the majority of cases, but we would like to note this for any guests with mobility issues. Thank you again for your comments. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided. Situated in a quiet setting but convenient to lots of beautiful places. Brilliant restaurants/pubs in the area.

    Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Apple Tree. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our 2nd stay at Apple Tree Cottage."

    Warm & inviting on arrival, very clean & comfortable. Peaceful, lovely location & great views. Buses & Windermere ferry service within walking distance of cottage so didn't need to use the car every day. Already booked again for next year :)

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we really look forward to welcoming you back next year. With best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little place, close to the ferry and plenty of activities."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you had a good time and that you discovered the ferry, which we agree, is very close. Future visitors may wish to note that you can catch the ferry from Brockhole, which is directly across the road from the cottage. Ferries from Brockhole go to Bowness, Ambleside Waterhead and selected ferries go to Wray Castle. Thank you again for your comments. With best wishes Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    The only downside was that upon arrival I had to clean grease off the top of the oven and worktop. I didn’t mind this initially as it wasn’t a big job, but when the cleaner turned up at 9.50am on the day of departure saying she had to clean thoroughly and she had to get in as a storm was coming it did seem slightly ironic.

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree with you - the cottage is indeed in a beautiful location and we are so pleased that you were able to enjoy this lovely part of the Lakes! We are glad you found Apple Tree to be well equipped - we have worked hard to think of everything that guests might need to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We are extremely sorry that the top of the oven wasn’t up to scratch and have contacted Sykes immediately about this - the cleanliness of our cottage is of paramount importance to us and we pay an extra fee to Sykes for an additional check prior to guests arriving to ensure that things like this don’t happen. We are discussing with them what happened in this instance. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. With very best wishes, Apple Tree Cottage owners. The cleaning of Apple Tree Cottage is managed by Lakes Cottage Holidays, please accept our apologies that in this instance the oven top was dirty. We have spoken to the cleaners to avoid a repeat. Thank you. Lakes Cottage Holiday Manager Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Feb 2022

  • "Our stay at Apple Tree Cottage was amazing."

    The cottage is beautiful, and in an excellent location. When we arrived we went for a walk to the nearby park on the banks of Lake Windermere, only a ten minute walk away. When we entered the cottage it felt cosy and warm right away. The bed was very comfy, as were the chairs in the living room. All information was given in the handy booklet and we were very happy. I hope we can return here one day as it offers the perfect Lake District stay.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Nov 2021

  • "Apple Tree Cottage is in a quiet spot and is a perfect location for walking from the doorstep."

    It is a warm, well equipped cottage - perfect for two. We enjoyed the little basket of goodies on arrival - thank you! Unfortunately, we do have to comment on the bed - the mattress is very soft and we both rolled into the middle hollow, making us very uncomfortable and our sleep disturbed. A replacement firm mattress would sort this out! Also, a note for your cleaners - there were several light bulbs out in the lounge area, and under the kitchen cupboards.

    Thank you for your feedback which we really appreciate. We are delighted to know that you found the cottage to be warm and perfect for two and that you liked the walks from the door - the ability to leave your car behind and walk straight onto the fells is one of the things we also love about Apple Tree. We are so sorry that you found the mattress to be too soft. We know how important a good night's sleep is and we hope that every guest at Apple Tree is able to sleep well and hopefully wake up feeling refreshed and re-energised! We take your comments very seriously. The mattress is a high quality Hypnos mattress and we are disappointed to know that it felt too soft. We are going to the cottage this week to check on everything, including the mattress, so please be assured that we are dealing with this. Apologies again and thank you very much for letting us know. With very best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Nov 2021

  • "A two year wait to get back to Appletree, thankfully all was as expected, lovely and cosy and spotlessly clean as usual."

    Weather could have been better but never the less my wife and I had a nice break in a wonderful setting, can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Once again we have had a lovely holiday at Apple Tree cottage."

    As soon as you open the door it’s like coming back home so comfortable and inviting so central to all the Lakes we shall hopefully come again. I would definitely recommend it to everyone for two people it’s lovely and nice and quiet on a gated estate.

    Reviewed by Pamala5.0Sep 2021

  • "Apple Tree Cottage was a real pleasure to stay in."

    The location is fantastic and we really appreciated the quality of the Cottage. It felt really abundant.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, clean, well equipped, good quality furnishings and in a good central location for getting around."

    The cottage is part of a characterful complex of properties on the Merewood Estate, quiet and private, with well kept grounds. I would just mention that if, like me, guests are considering this property as being suitable for people with limited mobility, that the access to the shower is 10 inches high, with a drop down into the shower tray of 5 inches. Unfortunately this proved too difficult for me, but my husband said it was a lovely shower! The bed is comfortable, but the matress is very soft, with a noticable hollow on the right side, and in the middle, if one of us turned over, we landed in a heap in the middle! Altogether a very enjoyable stay at Apple Tree Cottage.

    Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you both had such an enjoyable stay at Apple Tree. We are sorry that the step into the shower was too high for you and we are glad you have raised this so that future guests are aware, in case they have mobility issues. We refurbished the cottage two and half years ago, including a new premier inn quality Hypnos mattress. We will look at this asap and make a decision around replacing it. We are so glad that other than this, you had a comfortable stay at Apple Tree. With very best wishes Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Apple Tree Cottage was everything we hoped for in regards to its comfort and location, we really enjoyed our stay, however we thought the cleaning could have been better and we found a half mouldy loaf in the bread bin."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a really enjoyable stay at Apple Tree. We cannot apologise enough that the bread bin was not empty on your arrival, as it should have been. Our cleaner is extremely thorough in checking and cleaning the bread bin after every guest has checked out, so we cannot understand how this has happened and can only put it down to an unfortunate oversight in this instance. We take great pride in keeping Apple Tree clean to the highest of standards and have a cleaning plan in place to make sure that this never happens again. Please accept our apologies for this unfortunate experience. With very best wishes, Caroline and Dave, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very much enjoyed our third visit to Apple Tree Cottage - an excellent and convenient location."

    The cottage has everything needed for a comfortable stay in this glorious area.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean & very comfortable."

    In a lovely setting & an ideal location for exploring The Lakes. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2021

  • "This was the second time we have stayed at Apple Tree."

    Everything was spot on no criticism, just praise for the cottage. The area is wonderful ( even in the wet!!) with Ambleside and Windermere on the doorstep and the walking is great with many suitable circular walks straight from the cottage. Everything was a great credit to the owners. The cleanliness was outstanding especially in view of the present circumstances.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Apple Tree cottage It was central to all the lakes which we visited and other attractions around."

    We would certainly stay at the cottage again it was warm and very comfortable. The complex that it is on was lovely as were the other residents. Home from home great. Mr & Mrs Baker Worcestershire

    Reviewed by Pamala5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic break in the lakes."

    This property is ideal for 2 people and the location is ideal. The one thing that may stop me from returning to this property is the size of the bed. The bed is very small and it made for uncomfortable sleep in the evening. By removing one or both of the bedside cabinets a larger bed could be added which would make this property perfect.

    Thank you for your comment. We are so pleased to know that you found Apple Tree Cottage to be ideal in all respects other than the size of the bed - we are sorry to hear that you did not find it to be large enough. The bed base and mattress were purchased new when we refurbished in March 2019. The base is a Silent Night oak base and the mattress is a Hypnos mattress, the same type as in Premier Inns, which we purchased especially with the comfort of our guests in mind. The mattress is a standard UK double and we are really sorry that the size didn't suit you. We thank you for giving us the maximum rating for all other aspects of the cottage. With very best wishes, the owners, Apple Tree Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2020

  • "Good location close to the Honeypot towns of Windemere and Ambleside and makes a good and very comfortable base for a visit to the Lake District."

    Good walks can be found from the cottage itself with some satisfying views over Windemere by taking the footpath from the location (turn left after going through the gate at the entrance.) The cottage itself is well equipped with the basics for your own catering if you so wish and everything was very clean and tidy. Main road very busy most of the time (exceptional circumstances this year - the whole area was busier than usual) but if you fancy a walk into Ambleside it takes about 40 minutes and you won't have the hassle of finding and paying for a car parking space. Would recommend for a walking holiday in stunning scenery provided you don't mind the occasional shower! Ullswater is about a 30 minute drive, Buttermere an hour and ten minutes if you don't mind the last six miles on switchback roads.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2020

  • "2 sets of house keys would be very useful First Aid kit would be useful We ..."

    2 sets of house keys would be very useful First Aid kit would be useful We stay at Apple Tree regularly and this will continue

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2020

  • "Our second visit this year, and again everything perfect,clean and cosy, everything you need for an enjoyable holiday."

    Dave and Caroline you've got it right, don't change it. Dave and Paula McLean

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Apple Tree Cottage (near Windermere), The cottage is very central, comfortable and convenient."

    All on the same level and very easy parking was much appreciated by us. The directions to the unit were easy to follow which enabled us to find the property without any problem. However, we would like to stress that when leaving the cottage on the A591 "at the bottom of the lane" for Keswick and beyond a difficult right hand turn is required on a very busy road. Holidaymakers should be aware of this turning. Best wishes to Caroline and Dave and to say that we enjoyed our stay so very much. Ann & Charles, North Wales

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2019

  • "Shower water would not drain away very quickly- suspect outlet was blocked."

    Everything else was fine.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for raising this issue. Please be assured that this has now been sorted out and the shower is draining properly again. The furniture and all contents in the cottage are new (since we refurbished the cottage in March 2019), so we are delighted to hear that everything else was working fine. With very best wishes, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert James4.7Sep 2019

  • "Have used Sykes before with a good property so I had no problems using them again."

    The cottage is situated 3 miles north of Windermere in a great position to visit major attractions in the area. The cottage itself is in a small complex of 12 individual apartments. Very comfortable with every thing you need for a break. The owner left wine, beer and various biscuits and drink making packets so no rush to find a shop. Fully equipped with Tv and radio as well as Wi-Fi. If you do not want to drive, then busses in both direction are available at the end of the drive.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2019

  • "We couldn't find a hairdryer - not sure if there wasn't one or if a previous client has taken it."

    .. The hot water didn't function for the final evening and morning but we managed - the boiler had a red light on it. I left a note but hope it was fixed in time for the next holidaymaker! An out of hours number would have been useful so we could have reported it sooner.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for rating Apple Tree Cottage so highly. We are very sorry to hear that there was an issue with the boiler on your last night and thank you for taking the time to leave a note. Our wonderful team based in the Lakes check that all is working in the property before guests arrive we are just really sorry that this issue came to light during your stay! Please be assured that the boiler is now working well. Based on your feedback and that of previous guests, we will buy a new hairdryer which we will put into the cottage shortly. Many thanks for your helpful feedback. With very best wishes, Apple Tree Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2019

  • "We arrived early and all was ready for our stay."

    Nice little touches with the wine and beer. After eight chocolates beside our bed. Nice. Ideal location to explore the area. Bus stop at the end of the driveway. We used the local open topped buses a lot during our stay. We also walked the two bridle ways near by. We found nice places to eat within five miles and made notes in the info book. All in all we were very happy with our choice and outdoor recommend AppleTree cottage as the ideal holidays accommodation. A hair dryer was the only item not included in the inventory but everything else was provided.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable and also accessible to buses travelling to various parts of the lake district."

    We appreciated the surrounding gardens and woodland with the birds and other wildlife.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "Apple Tree Cottage is a perfect cottage in a perfect location to access all the attractions and provides all the comforts to create a home from home appeal."

    Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "Was the best accommodation we have been in, location was great for walks , would stay there again brilliant."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "We had an excellent holiday in a very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    The location was convenient for most facilities and would definately recommend Apple Tree cottage for a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, with everything we needed."

    the location was excellent.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7May 2019

  • "The location was great, really peaceful and quiet but close to the bustle of Ambleside and Windermere."

    The cottage is delightful, well equipped and very comfortable with lovely outside seating areas. Only thing missing was a hairdryer but luckily I’d thrown mine in my bag at the last minute.

    Reviewed by L5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was our first stay at Apple Tree cottage and my wife and I had a really wonderful time."

    We have rented cottages in the Lake's for over 40 years and this rate with the best. The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished as is the kitçhen, with front and rear patios and beautiful views you could not ask for anything more. If you are looking for a "special" place to stay, you have just found it, enjoy!. Paula &Dave McLean.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Apple Tree Cottage."

    Since our last visit in 2014 the property has (just) changed hands and has been renovated/upgraded to the highest standards. Warm, cozy, relaxing and very well equipped. Also we chose this property again because of it's quiet and yet central location in the lakes. Both Bowness and Ambleside are just a few minutes away by car. Plenty of walking trails nearby. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2019

  • "A very comfortable well appointed ‘home’ from home."

    Lovely location. We certainly want to re-visit again and will try to stay in the same cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

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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.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining, and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV with FreeSat, Blu-Ray DVD, DAB radio and CD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Off-road parking for 1 car directly outside the cottage, plus communal car park opposite the property
  • Patios, plus shared use of lawned areas
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a shared footpath to the side of the property which leads to shared lawned areas
  • Note: Babies-in-arms only

The property

Apple Tree Cottage is a wonderful old stone-built semi-detached home on the Merewood Estate, one mile from Troutbeck Bridge, located exactly midway between Ambleside and Windermere, and just a short walk from Lake Windermere.

This spacious cottage is suitable for a couple who wants to enjoy the stunning countryside while being close to the various attractions and activities available in the area.

This cottage boasts a light and airy open-plan living space from which you can see Lake Windermere across the fields and through the trees at certain times of the year.

Outside, there are two patios where you can sit back and relax with a cool drink at any time of day, and you're invited to utilise the communal lawned areas that surround the cottage.

Across the road from the cottage is the Cragwood Country House Hotel, which features a restaurant and afternoon tea and coffee.

The hotel also offers a fantastic outside area where you can sit with a drink and enjoy the wonderful views of the lake.

The cottage is adjacent to the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, which has gardens, treetop nets, a treetop hike, laser clay shooting, archery, bike hiring, and a cafe.

From here, lake steamers pick up passengers to sail up to Ambleside or down to the lively towns of Bowness and Lakeside.

There are also some charming walks and bridleways to explore directly from the door of this Lake District cottage, up into the beautiful Troutbeck Valley and across to Wansfell, as well as the gardens at Holehird, which are run entirely by volunteers and are an enchanting and inspiring place to explore.

This lovely home, Apple Tree Cottage, is ideal for a romantic getaway at any time of year.

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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.

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Note: Babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas