VisitEngland 4 star rated property Garden Cottage

This wonderfully rustic little cottage apartment is found up several stone steps and through a section of gardens to your entrance door. Enter into the cosy lounge / dining room with an open fire for cooler evenings. The bedroom is beautifully furnished with Laura Ashley furniture and complementary soft furnishings. The bathroom is en-suite, with a bath and shower over, ideal for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. The kitchen is small but well equipped with ample storage, electric cooker and a small fridge/freezer. Outside the gardens are beautiful with views over the famous stepping stones and complete with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living. 

Key Facilities

Accommodation for 2 people, king sized bed, bath with shower over, open fire, shared garden with garden furniture, 1 parking space, gas central heating, TV, CD player, sorry no babies, one small well behaved dog by arrangement.

Friday Changeover

Please note that Stepping Stones does not accept group bookings for all four properties together.

Contact: garden(at)     Tel: 07803 127605

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1 Bedroom
Sleeps 2 Non Smoking
1 Bathroom / Shower Over
Pet Friendly
Open Fire


Low £365 Premium £565
Mid £459 Christmas £535
High £535 New Year £565
Peak £535    

Speech marksThis is a beautiful, peaceful, quaint cottage in the perfect location to explore the Lake district. It is adequately equipped for two people and very comfortable with superb views across the fields and the river. THere is a good pub in the village of Rydal which serves good homely pub food. (it is advisable to book). The owner was very helpful and made us feel comfortable on arrival. We would certainly return to Garden Cottage.Speech marks

Posted by: Robin Sainty Oct 2015

Speech marksA lovely peaceful and well decorated cottage in a superb location.Speech marks Posted by: Mr and Mrs Everett, Surrey, Garden Cottage April 2015

Speech marksCute and quaint cottage in an angelic location, well worth a visit.Speech marks Posted by: Barry Harker, Aug 2014

Speech marksA fantastic base for exploring the Lake District. Close enough for great bars and restaurants and secluded enough to feel like you're miles from anywhere. Highly recommended.Speech marks Posted by: Thompson  Garden Cottage Aug 2013

Speech marksSuper cottage in a fantastic location, would highly recommend a visit- you will not be disappointed.Speech marks Posted by: Carol June 2013, Fife Scotland, Garden Cottage

Speech marksThis is our eighth visit to the Lake District and this by far is the best place we have stayed. The cottage we stayed in was Garden Cottage and it was beautiful and the setting is stunning. It's the perfect location for visiting The Lakes. We brought our dog Maisey and she had the best time. Margaret and Kevin were so kind, helpful and welcoming, we didn't want to go home! We both and Maisey the dog can't wait to come back. Thank you for a lovely holiday!Speech marks Posted by: Simon and Emma    West Yorkshire     April 2013

Open quote Beautiful, quiet location. Plenty of walks. Very close to Ambleside. Lovely cosy cottage with high quality finish. Thanks for a great stay. Close quote
Hannah and Ross, Bristol, March 2013

Open quote Idyllic setting, close to Ambleside. Spotlessly clean, cosy cottage. Lovely welcoming owners. Big happy 'Woof' from Henry the Westie! Thank you. Close quote
Wendy Fuller, Guildford  Sept 2012

Open quote Had a lovely week in Garden Cottage. Margaret and Kevin are absolutely fabulous owners, this was our second time staying at Stepping Stones and they made us feel so welcome again. Nothing is too much trouble for them and Paddy their golden retriever is lovely. Cottage was lovely and cosy and very warm, everything we needed was provided. Would definitely recommend this to everybody. Close quote
February 2012 Posted By: Paul & Chez (the golden lab), Lincolnshire

Open quote Stepping Stones is a fantastic location with friendly and welcoming owners. There are plenty of walks available from the front door, and after a day out on the hills, Garden cottage is a very warm and comfortable place to return to. Close quote
November 2011 Posted By: Simon James, Southampton

Open quote Garden Cottage July 2011
We found Garden Cottage clean, cosy and comfortable. Stunning location and great walks on the doorstep with all of the facilities of Ambleside easily accessible. Will recommend to all our friends and look forward to coming again. Close quote
September 2011 Posted By: Maria

The Owners Opinion......

Our smallest and most cottage style accommodation. Cosy, romantic and pet friendly.

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