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Apple Tree Cottage

Troutbeck Bridge near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1000835)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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24 Customer Review(s)

  • “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. ...

    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.

    - Mrs Mawson, June 2021

    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 - Sykes owner relations

About the property

A delightful traditional, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, one of thirteen dwellings situated on the Merewood Estate one mile from Troutbeck Bridge, perfectly located exactly halfway between Ambleside and Windermere, and less than a ten minute walk from Lake Windermere.

Comfortably appointed throughout to provide superb accommodation, this spacious cottage is ideal for a couple who wish to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and be within easy reach of the many attractions and activities that can be found in the area.

This cottage has a bright and airy open plan living area from where you can at certain times of the year see Lake Windermere across the fields and through the trees.

Outside there are two patios so not matter what the time of day, you can sit back and enjoy this wonderful location with a refreshing drink, plus you're welcome to use the shared lawned areas that surround the cottage.

Directly across the road from the cottage is the Cragwood Country House Hotel, which has a restaurant or why not pop in for afternoon tea and coffee?

The hotel also has a superb outdoor area (currently being refurbished - will open in April), where you can sit with a drink and take in the stunning views of the lake.

The cottage is situated close to the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, with its gardens, treetop nets, treetop trek, laser clay shooting, archery, bike hire and cafe, and this is where the lake steamers collect passengers to cruise up to Ambleside or down to the bustling 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, plus the gardens at Holehird are well worth a visit, run completely by volunteers; it is an enchanting and inspirational place to explore.

This wonderful cottage is a perfect romantic retreat at any time of the year.


  • All ground floor
  • 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with FreeSat, Blu-Ray DVD, DAB radio and CD player
  • WiFi
  • 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 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: Babes-in-arms only.

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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.

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