The Bridge House

The Bridge house is probably the most photographed house in Ambleside. I walk by it multiple times a week when I wonder into town to do some grocery shopping. This small two story house was built over Stock Beck and according to the National Trust  the Braithwaites family built Bridge House to access their lands on the other side of the river but it was also used to store apples from the family’s nearby orchards. It is also reported that he house served “as a counting house for the mills of Rattle Ghyll, a tea-room, a weaving shop, a cobbler’s, a chair maker’s and, at one time, a home to a family of eight!”

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