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“CUTE VILLA AMIDST THE CUTE VILLAGE !!”

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Lawn and drive area
Adjoining enclosed woodland play area
View towards Fairfield
Lounge
Dining area
Hearth & TV
Double bedroom upstairs
Twin bedroom upstairs
Twin bedroom wash basin & landing
Hall
Sigle bedroom downstairs
Double bedroom downstairs
Sunny patio with furniture & view
Private parking space for 3 cars
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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Sripriya...
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“CUTE VILLA AMIDST THE CUTE VILLAGE !!”
Reviewed May 6, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Well.. all i can say is we really had a blast. Ambleside by itself is very very pretty and to top that we found Birch End. Its really great value for money and also very comfortable. It was home like. Wish we had stayed longer. The house has everything a traveller needs. Peter is a kind person. He visited us and ensured everything was in place. Also, he helped us resolve some small issue at late hours in the night. Thank you Peter.
Good Villa, Suits Budget, Beautiful Surroundings !!...go for it.

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ncmc
Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Comfortable house, great location”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have just returned from a lovely stay in Birch End in Ambleside, we stay every year in Keswick but this year decided to add a few days to our trip and move to Ambleside. We found that properties in Ambleside were either very expensive, or didn’t offer stays of less than a week. So were delighted to find such a good value property in such a great location. We were travelling with our baby and my parents so the configuration of rooms worked out well for us. There is a good size double and a single downstairs and a lovely modern bathroom, then a twin and another good size double upstairs. All the rooms have sinks, there is a second toilet upstairs, but it’s not for the claustrophobic as it has been wedged into a closet in the eves, but still, it is a good use of space! The living room is large and bright, with a good sized dining area and a small, modern kitchen. The views from the living room are fantastic, with views towards Fairfield Circle and the church. The property has a lovely secure garden which seems to be a haven of wildlife, my daughter loved it. There is also parking right outside the door. The décor is a bit dated, especially in the bedrooms, but it is very comfortable at the same time and has an up to date smart TV. The upstairs bedrooms had velux windows with the most fantastic blinds, ensuring a pitch black room at night and a good nights sleep. While the bathroom is very clean and modern, the shower is sadly lacking water pressure. An electric shower would be a welcome addition.

The location of this house is fantastic. Ambleside is a very busy town with constant traffic, but because this house is at the end of a cul de sac, you feel like you’re in the middle of the country despite being only 5 mins walk from the town. This property can’t be beat for location, price and cleanliness, I would definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Comfortable living room with amazing views
Liked least: Shower was lacking water pressure and upstairs loo was a bit claustrophic
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
May 23, 2016
Thanks, glad Birch End is liked.
Peter Bradley
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Anniegsta...
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A bit retro but warm and cheap”
Reviewed February 9, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We have come here now twice in February. It was warm and cosy. Local Chinese and chippy excellent. It is a bit basic but suited our needs .
Will book again next year.

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Liked best: Cheap and cheerful
Liked least: You could have left us one more toilet roll for the weekend!
Traveling group: Friends
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UpandAbou...
Colnbrook, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Impressed”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I had a lovely first visit to Ambleside and was very impressed with this comfortable bungalow. It was very well equiped and clean. The heating was even timed to come on making it very homely and cosy when we got home in the afternoons. It was only a few minutes walk to the main centre of Ambleside. Would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Well equipped and good location
Traveling group: Friends
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Chris M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“spacious, well equipped”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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A lovely, spacious , well equipped dormer bungalow with fantastic views especially from the large lounge window,
We stayed with our two children so the upstairs was ideal for us sharing the twin and double, The downstairs bathroom and bedrooms were ideal for my elderly parents (with limited mobility) and sister. There are sinks in all of the bedrooms. The house is large enough to be able to spend time together in the large open plan lounge diner kitchen area or take some quiet time away from the others in either the bedrooms or the beautiful garden. There is also a large woodland area which is part of the property which we did not use this time but in the past has been a ideal place for our Easter egg hunt!
Location is in the centre of Ambleside but just off the main road so there was only a slight traffic noise compared to some properties in Ambleside.
We went on lovely walks and visited , Brockhole. Grisedale Forest, Keswick. Bowness and walked to Rydal (very flat walk with lovely pub at end! The children enjoyed the climbing wall in Ambleside which was just around the corner. Climbing is supervised by instructors and parents can enjoy a snack in the café while you watch, Also enjoyed the crazy golf (again just around the corner) and the local park was only a few minutes walk for a game of football at the end of the day.
The only negative comment I received from my 11 and 13 year old before we went was "WHAT NO WIFI!" but once they were there they didn't even mention it, there was so much to do.

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Liked best: size and location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BenNevis6...
Warks
1 review
“Great location...fabulous views”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend. The location is ideal, right in the centre of Ambleside but not overlooked. Great views of the area from the large windows, all appliances you would need and nice large bedrooms. Only negatives were the shower - a trickle of hot water is not what you need after a long days hiking, and the upstairs toilet which is nothing more than a box room.
Would definitely recommend Birch End as a great central place to stay if you plan to visit Lakeland.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The shower
Traveling group: Friends
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Hazelgabr...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed September 19, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Birch end cottageis a lovely place to stay in for al long or short breaks. Thebirch end cttage has 4 decent bed rooms and one of them has spectacular view of mountains which i really appeciate. Theres also large living room with a large window where ypu can see a very nice viewof the mountains.thecottage is in a very good condition well equipped and very clean. We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage and i would really recommend it for family or group of friends. Ther is also big garden where you can have bbq . The location is also considerable as it is near to the centre where u can see lots of shops restaurants and pubs, bus station is also closed to the cottage, the lake is within 5 minutes walk. I cannot think of any negative thing to say about the cottage because its lovely and very accomodating. You will surely enjoy your stay and im looking forward to have my next holiday with my family in ambleside and will surely stay in the same place at the birch end cottage.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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