Exterior | Borranside, Ambleside
Living room | Borranside, Ambleside
  • Cottage
  • Ambleside
  • CC123216



out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
A delightful property in private gardens with easy access to the Lake shores and lovely views of nearby mountains and fells.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner and TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over double-ended bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Front and rear gardens with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Visit England 4 Star.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950.

In 2022, Borranside cottage has been lovingly refurbished throughout to a high standard whilst maintaining its charm and warm, cosy atmosphere. The fabulous kitchen has been modernised and fitted with an induction hob, dishwasher, and power tap to make enjoying a home cooked meal after a long day exploring as relaxing as possible. Underfloor heating in the bathroom adds to the luxury of the rain shower, along with a spacious double ended bath to soothe any aching muscles after hiking the surrounding mountains.
Borranside is at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, close to all lake amenities and only a 10-minute stroll into Ambleside and just a 2-minute stroll to Waterhead Bay where you will find a number of pubs and restaurants with glorious lake views as well as the Windermere Ferry Pier. This south-facing bungalow sits in a prime location across the road from Borrans Park where guests can enjoy direct access to the shores of Lake Windermere. This large expanse of green parkland fringing the water’s edge is ideal for summer picnics, a game of football or simply a leisurely stroll. Whatever the weather, the view across England’s largest lake with a back drop of the Langdales is simply mesmerising. Ambleside is well equipped for the self catering guest with a good variety of shops for supplies as well as cafes, bars and restaurants for all budgets and plenty of outdoor clothing retailers if you get caught in a shower or two. With plenty of walks on the doorstep, the choices are endless. Whether you want an energetic climb or an easy stroll, they can all be accessed from this lovely property in the heart of the lakes.
Borranside is a cosy detached bungalow, delightfully furnished and decorated with contemporary prints and is ideally situated, a short level walk from the village. The property is equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing stay in this wonderful part of the world, and a starter pack is provided along with bin liners, washing up liquid, hand wash and tabs for the washing machine and dishwasher. There is a delightful little sun room area just off the kitchen with bistro-style table and chairs. This is the perfect sunny place to enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea whilst looking out onto a lovely, private garden area. The property is centrally heated and warm in an instant. There is also a lovely wood burner in the living room which, when lit, creates a warm and cosy environment in which to relax in the comfy leather three seater and leather armchairs. Perfect for those chillier evenings or simply to enhance the ambience within the room. Borranside is the ideal base for those who choose to explore the area and those who simply with to unwind and relax in the lovely gardens, right there on the doorstep. The cottage offers something for everyone and is in the perfect location for a most enjoyable break. With plenty of off road parking, you can simply forget about your car for the week. Why not ’go green’ and sample the other excellent transport options available to you? There’s an electronic cart which runs every hour from Waterhead to the town centre and back. You can catch the open top Stagecoach buses or the famous steamers which depart from the pier just minutes walk from Borranside.


Detached Property


Enclosed garden or patio

Garden or Patio

Ground Floor Accommodation

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pub Within 1 Mile

Washing Machine


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 21 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Durham


out of 10

Nice place to stay living area compact and snug great for family 4 adults might find it a squeeze ; road noise can be heard at times double glazing if allowed would help ; shame wateredge pub closed for refurbishment but we managed park over road great for dogs ; some instructions on how to work heating is needed; we ended up guessing how to put it on having found the neatly disguised thermostat

1 Dec 2022


  • Southampton

  • Couple


out of 10

Lovely cottage, close to the park which was perfect for the dog. The garden is small but did a job. The fence between us and next door had come down so we did have to make a barrier to stop our inquisitive puppy performing his Houdini impression. Would be worth trying to get this sorted to prevent any escapes as one of the reasons we chose the place was because of the enclosed garden. As per previous reviews the drive is a little tricky especially if you have a large car. We had to do a a lot of manicuring to turn the car round so it was safe to exit the drive on to the road. I marked cleanliness down as the rug in the living room was covered in dog hair, trouble is there is no hoover in the cottage to give it a once over. Due to location we will look to book again.

2 Oct 2022


  • Lanchester


out of 10

Fantastic location - directly over the road from Borrans Park (excellent for dog owners like us) and literally a minutes walk from Waterhead Bay. The cottage is well-equipped with a very nice kitchen and bathroom. A very nice touch was the Prosecco and shortbread left for us on our arrival by the owners. Just a couple of negative points - driveway is a little tight, especially for 2 cars, and leads directly onto a very busy road where visibility on exiting the drive is restricted. Lounge seating was fine for 3 adults, but there were 4 of us, so a 2nd more comfortable chair would be good, instead of the very small 2 seater sofa. The beds were also a bit uncomfortable - perhaps new mattresses needed. Having said all of that, we had a wonderful week at Borranside and would definitely return. Thank you.

8 Sep 2022

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