Spring Cottage Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of the Lakes

Spring Cottage Our Cottage

Re-opening to guests in 2018 after 3 years of extensive building work, Spring Cottage offers a spectacular and luxurious base from which to explore the very best of the Lake District.
Spring Cottage is reached via a private tree-lined driveway with generous parking for 4 cars. Inside, the cottage provides spacious, well lit accommodation for up to 8 people with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Private gardens and woodland extend to over 10 acres and include a separate games room with table tennis table.
Following recent renovations the cottage is furnished to a high standard throughout with close attention paid to your comfort and entertainment. You can enjoy your own music through the multi-room Sonos sound system, and take relaxation one step further in a bath with built-in Bluetooth speakers. The cottage further benefits from a 55inch ultra-HD TV and wifi is available throughout.
For colder days there are three log-burning stoves and an initial supply of logs from our own woodland is provided free of charge. The cottage also has gas central heating throughout.
We welcome families with one dog and the rear garden provides a fully enclosed space for both dogs and young children to play. Inside the cottage dogs are only permitted upstairs.
We are a non-smoking property and ask that you refrain from smoking inside the cottage.


Spring Cottage Our Location

Situated on the old road from Ambleside to Rydal, Spring Cottage enjoys a quiet secluded location free from passing traffic. The cottage sits at the base of Loughrigg Fell, nestled in over 10 acres of private woodland which you are free to explore. Have a look at our suggested walks and you can spend a whole week here without your car leaving the drive.
We are a short walk from Rydal village where you can visit Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall gardens – don’t miss the tea room! Be sure to also pay a visit to our local pub, the Badger Bar, head over at dusk to watch the badgers being fed.
You can continue down to Grasmere with a lovely walk (or cycle) along Rydal water. The village is home to many interesting shops and cafes, you can visit Dove Cottage and of course sample the world famous Grasmere gingerbread.
Nearby Ambleside hosts an excellent selection of eateries and various activities including cycle hire, a climbing wall and recreation area with tennis courts, crazy golf and children’s play area. It’s also a stone’s throw from Lake Windermere with regular boat trips and various options to hire your own.


Spring Cottage Our History

Spring Cottage was converted in the early 1970s from a former coach house belonging to Stepping Stones Country House. The original building is believed to date from the early 1800s. The coach house, along with Stepping Stones (which was then called Spring Cottage) was owned by William Wordsworth’s son in the early 19th century. The cottage had just 2 rooms upstairs but was extended in 2001 to add the entrance porch, bathroom and utility room.
From 2015 to 2018 the cottage underwent a full transformation into the stunning contemporary property it now is with the substantial extension of the upper floor adding both a new bedroom and garden room overlooking Wansfell Pike. Both front and back of the dining room and kitchen were extended also to provide a superb open space. Downstairs the bedrooms were extended.
In addition the cottage now has a detached garage (not open to guests) with above a purpose built games room with table tennis table.
The project was completed with landscaping taking full advantage of the beautiful natural rock outcrops and woodland surrounding the property on 3 sides.
The extension and renovation retain the original charm of the property and its setting but adds to it a sense of spaciousness and luxury and creates a stunning property in one of the best locations in the Lake District.