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Scot Beck Cottage ref: 123267

Troutbeck, Ambleside & Area
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 2/42/4
Parking2 small carsGardenEnclosed garden
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Set amidst the beauty and tranquillity of the Troutbeck Valley, Scot Beck Cottage is the epitome of a Lakeland country cottage. Surrounded by a stunning landscape surrounded by sheep dotted fields and white washed and stone built cottages, the area is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the great outdoors. The more popular resorts of Ambleside and Bowness are a short drive away and two excellent and popular hostelries, The Queen's Head and The Mortal Man are within easy walking distance, that's if you can tear yourself away from the comfort, charm and romance of Scot Beck Cottage!
Blessed with a host of original characterful features and an interesting layout, Scot Beck offers private parking, a colourful enclosed garden, a warming wood burning stove and that all important Wi-Fi access. Low, beamed ceilings in the lounge, an ancient spice cupboard and bench seating strategically placed next to the fireplace all add to the cosy cottage feel whilst the 21st century additions of an oak kitchen and bathroom provide the essentials for modern day self catering.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has storage heater and water radiators and comprises:
Country style kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
Cloakroom: With wash basin and WC.
Sitting/Dining room: With direct access through the low set door to the garden, this room has a wood burning stove, TV, DVD and i-Pod docking station.
Two spiral staircases lead to the first floor...

First floor

Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed with exposed beams and pretty decor.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds accessed either through bedroom 1 or via another spiral staircase.


All electric and bed linen included. Fuel for the fire available locally. Sorry property not suitable for children under 12 years of age due to the two spiral stone staircases. Bend or bump as there are some low beams throughout.


Outside: Off road parking for two small or one large vehicle. Enclosed cottage style garden with furniture provided.

Nearest townAmblesideShopsCentral
Distance3 MilesRestaurant200 Yards
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub200 Yards
Distance3 MilesLake3 miles

About the local area

Located right in the centre of the Lake District at the head of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This bustling, busy market town offers visitors numerous shops, cosy pubs and plenty of places to eat out.

Ambleside has easy access to the surrounding fells and mountains and is an excellent base from which to tour the Lake District. A short walk from the town centre is Stock Ghyll Force, a spectacular 70ft waterfall and to the southeast is Jenkins Crag (730ft), with its great views of Ambleside and the surrounding hills. Well worth a visit is Stagshaw Garden, a woodland garden with lovely floral displays set on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Windermere. From the garden walks lead through Skelghyll Woods to the fells beyond.

For the less energetic, there are strolls along the shore of Lake Windermere, boat trips down the lake and back, or maybe just potter around the many outdoor shops, craft shops and galleries before a good pub lunch.

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Scot Beck Cottage

Mr  Jackson -

Wonderful, loved our stay. Thanks!

Mr  Lazzari -

A lovely well stocked cottage. Everything you need included. Nice walks. Very cosy, very comfortable. Cant give a negative comment, well done!

Mr  Irvine -

Excellent cottage for family with teenage children. We have now stayed in two of your Lake District cottages. It is the standard and presentation that is so important. Keep up the good work!

Kayaking on River Rothay

The River Rothay is a popular place to kayak. The meandering river provides great waters for novices to have a go at this exciting water sport.

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Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

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Langdale Pikes

The dramatic Langdale Pikes can be found at the head of the Langdale Valley and can often be seen from many miles away overlooking the vale.

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Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

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Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stockghyll tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is ‘The Apple Pie’, famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home. Tel: 01539 432617


The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

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Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the thrill great activities on the water.

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Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

Mr  Jackson - January 2015

Wonderful, loved our stay. Thanks!

Mr  Lazzari - January 2015

A lovely well stocked cottage. Everything you need included. Nice walks. Very cosy, very comfortable. Cant give a negative comment, well done!

Mr  Irvine - August 2014

Excellent cottage for family with teenage children. We have now stayed in two of your Lake District cottages. It is the standard and presentation that is so important. Keep up the good work!

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