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7 Nights  

  • £550  to  £1100

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Short Breaks From

  • £125 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Rydal Cottage

Rydal Cottage is a welcoming holiday cottage in the heart of beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere. The end of terrace property is in a peaceful residential cul-de-sac with no passing traffic. Shops, cafes, and the eastern shore of the biggest lake in England are only a stone's throw from the door. You're surrounded by the spectacular scenery and welcoming charm that makes the Lake District such a wonderful holiday destination. The two-bedroom period property has been lovingly restored and refurbished to sleep four people in two bedrooms. It is available for short breaks and extended stays all year round. It is ideal if you're escaping with the kids over the summer holidays or you want to stay for a few weeks to explore the magnificent fells of the National Park.

Bowness-on-Windermere has welcomed visitors to the Lake District for centuries and is well-equipped to meet your needs. Wandering along its streets, you will find locally owned businesses selling everything from tea bags to guided tours. The fantastic World of Beatrix Potter attraction is between Rydal Cottage and the shore of Lake Windermere. Potter loved the Lake District and was instrumental in establishing the National Trust to protect and preserve the landscape for future generations. The gardens of her home, Hilltop, inspired her beloved characters and drawings. Hilltop is over the water near Hawkshead, about three miles away. Even in the so-called "off-season", Bowness is busy. It's a hub for outdoor activities like sailing, watersports, climbing, cycling, fell walking and is the starting point for many spectacular walks.

Attractions around Bowness-on-Windermere are many and varied. Take a boat tour, getting off and on at various points to see National Trust Wray Castle, the award-winning Lakes Aquarium, and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Hire a boat, kayak or paddleboard to explore at your own pace, or stay dry and head to the mountains in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright to places like Catbells and Orrest Head. As Wainwright famously wrote: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing", so bring your wellies and your sunscreen to be prepared.

Guests of Rydal Cottage love its location, the high standard of accommodation, and the extra touches, such as the parking permit, that will make your stay even more relaxing.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Clive Briscoe joined Independent Cottages in November 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Rydal is a period holiday cottage dating from the mid-1800s. It is beautifully decorated to reflect the landscape with natural textures and soft shades that are soothing yet stylish.


  • Welcoming living room with oak laminate floors softened with a sumptuously thick rug. Flop on the upholstered sofa with the log burner blazing in the stone fireplace and your favourite show on the Smart TV.
  • Modern kitchen/diner with integrated appliances, a ceramic stove, and a dining table for four people.
  • A separate utility room has cleaning and laundry facilities.


  • Bedroom One has a brass king-sized (5ft-wide) bed, soft carpet, and a co-ordinating wardrobe and bedside tables.
  • Bedroom Two is as lovely as the first with a double bed and ample storage.
  • Contemporary tiled shower room featuring an oversized rainfall shower head, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: There is a small enclosed courtyard to the rear of the cottage. Guests are provided with a permit for on-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

Rydal Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £550
To £1100
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7973 508784 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Clive Briscoe
Member Since November 2022

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Rydal Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 28th April 2024