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Hall Bank Cottage

Rydal near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949037)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • “The covers on the sofas in the main lounge were grubby and need replacing.”

    Be good to have a spare set. ...

    Be good to have a spare set. The cleaner had attempted to wash the arms of the sofas before our arrival, which meant the room felt very damp. I placed a bed spread and blanket over them during our stay. Hand basin hot water tap failed to work in the far shower room, but we managed okay. Place mats for dining table were tatty and wouldn't cost much to replace. Other than that, we had a lovely stay at the cottage. Beds were comfortable. Lovely large garden table and chairs for alfresco dining on the couple of days we didnt have rain. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of logs for the burner. A nice, clean and comfortable tv room. Wonderful location.

    - Ms Mortimer, August 2019

The property

Hall Bank Cottage is tucked away between Grasmere and Ambleside, in the Lake District village of Rydal.

Dating back to the 17th century, displaying its original beams, an open log fire and warm, uplifting colour schemes, this charm-filled cottage offers the ideal getaway for families and friends.

With a spacious interior and walks from the doorstep, enjoy a well-deserved break.

Enter via the porch or the entrance lobby, kick off your walking boots and get ready to relax into the evening.

Receive a warm welcome from the reading room, which occupies small woodburner wrapped in a wooden surround.

The lounge offers a traditional feel with an open log fire adding warmth to the room, whilst the snug is bright and airy with a pretty window seat.

Just off from the sitting room in the dining room, which features the original spice cupboard.

Lastly, the ground floor plays host to a utility and a laundry room, whist upstairs are the bedrooms, followed by two family bathrooms.

Outside is a large enclosed garden with lawns to the front and off-road parking for three cars.

A short walk will bring you to Rydal Water, one of the smallest lakes in the area, yet one of the most popular due to its connections to Wordsworth.

It has attracted artists and poets for centuries.

There is a cosy pub nearby and a tea room within the grounds of Rydal Hall and many facilities at the pretty village of Grasmere.

Attractions at Windermere include The World of Beatrix Potter and Bowness Bay, and you also have Wray Castle and Loughrigg Fell, with fantastic views form its summit.

A wonderful choice for your next break to Cumbria.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen leading to dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Snug
  • Reading area in lobby with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs become quite narrow at the top
  • Note: There are several internal steps on the ground and first floor
  • Note Cot & Highchair available on request from owner

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About the location


Ambleside 1.6 miles; Grasmere 2.7 miles.

Lying to the north of Ambleside and Windermere, Rydal is a charming unspoilt village full of history and which has changed little in the last two hundred years. Rydal Water with its shoreline walks adds an extra tranquillity to the location, which is one of the central most points of the Lake District. Home to William Wordsworth for some years there are many walks spreading out from Rydal with spectacular views. Wander along hillside paths to Grasmere, or up the impressive Rydal Fell and Nab Scar with fantastic scenery spanning as far as the hills on the west coast on a clear day. Or stroll through Rydal Park with its ancient and magnificent trees, past the thunderous waterfalls, revered by Wordsworth, and on to Ambleside with its numerous shops, restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes. Only a short drive away is Windermere with its water sports and boat cruises on Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake.

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