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“A good base for a short trip”
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Birch Cottage from walk to Wansfell, nestled on outskirts of Ambleside
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Birch Cottage from walk to Wansfell, nestled on outskirts of Ambleside
Bed area of large double room
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16 reviews
Birch Cottage from walk to Wansfell, nestled on outskirts of Ambleside
Bed area of large double room
Extra seating area of large double room
Spacious bathroom [has separate shower cubicle not seen in photo]
Fireplace
view from cottage
garden
view from cottage
welcoming front door
garden
welcoming front door
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Tricia_He...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A good base for a short trip”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

Finding accommodation at relatively short notice in the Lakes is difficult, especially at Christmas. Birch Cottage was perfect for us, we only wanted three/four nights and Lindsay was able to offer some flexibility and it was very reasonably priced.

It was easy to find and in a good location, a short walk out of Ambleside town. It had everything we needed and was cosy and warm. The heating was on a timer, we should have asked in advance about the settings although the gas heater in the living area was very effective.

As often is the case, the crockery and cutlery was designed to be break-proof rather than stylish, it would have been helpful if some dish washing liquid had been available, and the light to the top bedroom wasn't working. This wasn't a major problem and we made use of the torch provided!

All in all it was a lovely, comfortable cottage and I would recommend it.

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Liked best: Good location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rhiannon...
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Homely, great site and a nice and cosy cottage”
Reviewed October 21, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

It felt very much like home and a very welcoming. It's nice and cosy but not too small. Not a long walk to the lakes and brilliant views from the top bedroom and garden.

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Liked best: The lounge as it was nice and cosy and warm
Liked least: The Rain :(
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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punkyface
leicestershire
1 review
“a lovely characterful cosy cottage”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 for a stay in July 2011

Birch is ideally situated for walking everywhere from the door. The nearest pub is just a saunter from the door and we did loads of walks too leaving the car behind most days. It is very cosy and warm and well equipped and would love to stay again.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Chandresh...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Homely/cosy traditional cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed September 19, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Great cottage - well equipped, Huge number of walks from the cottage. Did not need to use the car. Lovely garden. Owner very keen to make one feel at home. Loads of pubs, shops and places to eat within walking distance.

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Liked best: Owner's attempt to make it a home away from home
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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