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Ash Cottage Skelwith Bridge Ambleside spectacular views inc Langdale Pikes. WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside Lake District Cumbria England - cosy tranquil romantic cottage for two with panoramic views over Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes

Ash Cottage is a tranquil and romantic detached cottage, located in sleepy hamlet of Skelwith, at the opening to the magnificent Langdale Valley, in the heart of the Lake District. Situated within our own 20 acres ensures the privacy of your holiday. A quiet setting, high on the fell side over-looking the Elterwater Valley, wonderful sunsets over the Langdale Pikes and fascinating climatic conditions are visible from the elevated position of the cottage sitting room and patio. Recent refurbishment gives this traditional well equipped Cumbrian Cottage a contemporary look. HIGH SPEED WiFi newly installed. All on one level with secluded garden, BBQ and love seat. Centrally located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, yet away from the crowds, you are within easy reach of all the attractions. Here you will find some of the most majestic mountain scenery in Britain and certainly some of the finest walking. Well stocked village shop in Chapel Stile. Excellent pubs and restaurants nearby including the "Drunken Duck" & Chesters Cafe, a visitors favourite. SHORT BREAKS from £270 for three nights out of season.

Andy & Judy Clark
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Andy & Judy Clark

Andy and Judy Clark living in the home where Judy's family have lived since the 1960's. We look after the cottage and welcome visitors personally. We also look after the grounds for the benefit of wildlife, flora and fauna.

Andy & Judy Clark purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Andy & Judy Clark chose Ambleside

Tranquil setting, stunning panoramic views of Wetherlam, Crinkle Crags, Langdale Pikes and Helvellyn. We never tire of the views because they are ever changing, including amazing sunsets and clear night skies. Judy grew up here.

What makes this cottage unique

The location, tranquility, wildlife and exceptional panoramic views across the Elterwater Valley to the Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and Helvellyn.

HIGH SPEED WiFi newly installed.

Ample parking beside cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Absolutely perfect, perfect cottage, perfect surroundings. It has been the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. Would love to come back again."

"A lovely homely cottage in a beautiful location. Sitting at the table watching the birds and occasional visit of a red squirrel was a joy."

"We found this cottage ideal for our base to visit different places in the Lakes. The views alone are just fantastic and we have had a brilliant time. Just wish we had longer here. We will be back for sure!"

I have really enjoyed my week here. A great base for walking, but just wonderful setting and yet close to Ambleside. Night skies fantastic for my telescope and wild life in the garden a joy to watch. Never before seen red squirrel so close! But the views are to die for ! I hope to be back again"

"Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Stunning views and very peaceful. Just what we needed. Thank you so much, hopefully see you again next year."
Jan 2013
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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations : Full refund excluding deposit if cancel before 8 weeks prior to date of arrival.
  • Cancellations : If cancel between 8 weeks prior to arrival and arrival date then full refund given ONLY if dates are resold.
  • Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only. Max 2. Discuss with owners before booking. House rules for pets emailed direct after booking.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Luxury spacious room created with corner bath providing a relaxing bathing experience. The stylish walk in shower offers a refreshing start to the day. Heated towel rail, pedestal basin and wc complete the room. Underfloor heating enhances your comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The double bed is made up for your arrival with a king size duvet. British made oak painted furniture suite includes bespoke wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps. An upholstered bedroom chair adds to your comfort. Hairdryer. Fitted carpet. Double aspect double glazed windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets welcome BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY - maximum 2. Discuss with owners before booking. Sorry no children. Strictly no smoking. An information pack in cottage. Outside: Ash Cottage nestles in 20 acres of fell-side grounds managed for conservation. Beech hedges add to the seclusion and privacy within the garden and orchard. The sunny patio has wooden table and chairs for "al-fresco" dining and a love seat, and looks out over a stunning panorama of peaks. There is also a stable for bikes, where a BBQ and recycling facilities are stored. Red and Roe Deer roam freely. Buzzards soar at eye level. Red Squirrels build their drays here. Bats and Owls emerge at dusk. A multitude of wild flowers grow within the grounds, including the Heath Spotted Orchid. Juniper can be found on the fellside above the cottage which is an increasingly rare and threatened species. Walking can begin at the door. Join the old packhorse route to Hawkshead and reach Tarn Hows without nearing a road. The clarity of our night skies is excellent for stargazing. Utility Room: No utility room, however we offer a drying room facility. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Cottage is cleaned and the bed is made up for your arrival. Guests may choose to use our personal towel and tea towel rental service. Linen is changed at the end of each week. Other: Dining facilities are located at one end of the sitting room to enjoy the spectacular views of the Lake District. Frequent visitors to the bird table just outside, include Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Red Squirrels, providing wonderful photo opportunities


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Ash Cottage Skelwith Bridge Ambleside spectacular views inc Langdale Pikes. WiFi
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Lovely cottage with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has everything you need and is an ideal size for two. The views are amazing, both from the windows and the private patio, which is a lovely and sunny. The bed is comfortable and kitchen well equipped. The owners were very helpful and filling the bird-feeder with peanuts was a nice touch. Great location with some good circular walks possible without the need to drive. Would recommend and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and thank you for writing such a complementary review. We look forward to seeing you both again here at Ash Cottage.
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Welcoming and comfortable. Ideal relaxation spot.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week. Cottage well equipped and clean. Weather could not have been better. Garden to relax in and well maintained.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both. We are delighted that the perfect weather enabled you to enjoy the garden, and to relax with nature for company.
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Relaxing week at Ash Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Ash Cottage is in a fabulous location in the grounds of the owners property overlooking the Elterwater Valley. Our hosts were welcoming and very accommodating, the cottage was cosy with quality furniture and fittings. Our dogs were also made welcome and there was plenty of space for them to exercise.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Ash Cottage! The scenery is stunning from every angle and Judy and Andy have thought of everything we could have needed for our two week stay (albeit I hadn't realised we needed to bring our own towels, sorry!).

Lovely and secluded and private - we had a fabulous time there with loads of lovely walks outside our front door as well as nearby by car. We were very sorry to leave.

NB. Because it's secluded, it wasn't easy to find so we'd advise making sure you have all the directions with you as signal isn't strong on mobiles there! No wifi either but we survived!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your two weeks in Ash Cottage and had everything you needed. Sorry you missed the details re the towel service, we have tried to highlight this for future visitors. We have investigated the provision of WiFi in the cottage several times, but on each occasion this has proved non viable. There are WiFi facilities in nearby cafe's. Thank you Tony and Jennie for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Idyllic. , peaceful a real getaway from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We both loved this cottage so much we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay, it was lovely to wake up in the morning and make that first cup of tea and then to be able to sit and watch the birds and squirrels at the feeder and after that to be able to step straight out onto the fells , marvellous will definitely come back here .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Ash Cottage. Being able to see the wildlife at such close quarters provides endless entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future. Thank you for your review Sylvia
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Cosy, peaceful and perfectly located cottage

  • 5 of 5

After a long, tiring and frustrating journey of over eight hours, all our stress deteriorated when we arrived at the cottage, set back from the road in glorious scenery. Andy and Judy made us so welcome, even leaving us a bottle of wine after the bad journey; it was a touching gesture.

The cottage was a perfect size for the two of us and our dog, a luxurious bathroom and cosy rooms to come back to after walking in the hills. Walking straight from the door across the fells to many hills was a nice surprise, with plenty of wildlife at the door to the cottage. There are plenty of details inside the cottage of places to visit/eateries etc. and we had no trouble getting into a local pub for new year's eve dinner with our dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful retreat, thank you Andy and Judy.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie for your lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Ash Cottage.
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Manchester, Newcastle and Blackpool Airports.

Nearest train station is Windermere.


Skelwith Bridge Hotel and Chesters Cafe by the river 1/2 mile.

Ambleside and Grasmere 3 miles, Coniston 5 miles.

Kendal and Keswick approx 30 minute drive.

Further Details:

Specialist supermarket Booths is in Windermere next to Station 7 miles. Several smaller supermarkets in Chapel Stile (2 1/2 miles), Ambleside and Coniston.

Leisure facilities available in the Langdale Time Share in Chapel Stile.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
SHORT BREAKS available out of season ( Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec excluding Xmas and New Year) weeks, MINIMUM 3 nights FROM £255.
Convenient Parking spaces provided directly next to cottage at no additional charge.
A £100 deposit is required when booking. Confirmation of booking is sent to you along with terms and conditions. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. We do recommend that you take out adequate Holiday Insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Saturday. Visitors can arrive any time after 15.00 hrs and departure is by 10.00 hrs. Owners are present to welcome you.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for two persons for one week stay and include central heating.
Bed is made up for arrival. Towels and tea towel rental service offered.
PETS are accepted by arrangement only. Maximum 2 CHARGE £15 per pet.
Short breaks available out of season ( Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec excluding Xmas and New Year) weeks, minimum 3 nights from £255.
Convenient Parking spaces provided directly next to cottage at no additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund