Hand-picked holiday cottages in Rydal and Rydal Water
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Lake District from a property close to Rydal village, near Ambleside. Our holiday cottages in this idyllic corner of Cumbria, beside beautiful Rydal Water, offer inviting accommodation to suit couples, groups and families with a passion for Lakeland scenery and the great outdoors. Lose yourselves in the romance of the area, which was home to William Wordsworth in the 19th century. Visit Dora’s Field, now owned by the National Trust, where the poet planted hundreds of daffodils as a memorial to his daughter after she died. Dine out at hotels, pubs and restaurants serving traditional, hearty British dishes, but also find our Rydal cottages are self-catering and therefore well-equipped so you can prepare tasty meals at home with fresh Cumbrian ingredients.
Pack your hiking boots and plan walks of varying lengths through your scenic surroundings. Experienced hikers could attempt Scafell Pike, while those looking for a moderate walk could head to Grasmere, where Wordsworth lived for part of his life and wrote some of his best-known poetry. Make your way from our Rydal Water cottages to bustling Ambleside, with its independent shops, restaurants and galleries. From here, head to the National Trust’s Wray Castle, where Beatrix Potter lived for a time, or Lake Windermere to go on a cruise or try canoeing, kayaking, sailing or water skiing. Take your four-legged friend with you to some of our dog-friendly holiday cottages in Rydal and let him accompany you on fell walks, taking in sweeping vistas across rolling hills and wooded valleys.