Croft Cottage is an 18th Century traditional Lake District cottage with an abundance of character and traditional features, set in the small hamlet of Clappersgate, 1 mile outside Ambleside. The cottage is in an elevated position with fantastic views along Lake Windermere, Wansfell and Randy Pike, even better from the patio which is set across the courtyard and slightly further up the fellside. The cottage which sleeps 3 people is cosy and spacious, with quality furnishings in keeping with the cute nature of the property.
Entrance is down steps into a small porch with plenty of room for hanging coats and storing boots, pushchairs and dog bowls. There is an old fashioned 'extra toilet' also off the porch.
Entering the lounge / dining area you will see the feature fireplace with woodburning stove, comfortable seating for 4 and dining table to one side. Stone flagged floor throughout the downstairs, with underfloor and gas central heating means it's toasty warm in the winter. From the lounge leads into the sunny kitchen which is of a good size with great views over the rooftops towards Lake Windermere, you may even need your sunglasses on to wash up! Benefits from Fridge, freezer, halogen hob and washing machine.
From the lounge are double doors into a small area which provides access outside to the back of the property (due to the nature of the building this can only be used to sit in during warmer weather).
Upstairs the cottage staircase (which is a little steep) leads to the tastefully decorated master bedroom with king size bed and fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom, with double bed, is great for someone wanting to stretch out (only suitable for 1 though). Both bedrooms benefit from a dressing room just off the landing, which could also be used as a bedroom for a baby as there's room for a cot. The family bathroom is off the landing, it has a 'P' shaped bath with shower over, toilet and wash hand basin. Both bedrooms have excellent views towards Wansfell and the lake.
Outside Croft Cottage is a generous cobbled area (shared with next door), making loading and unloading very easy. A private carport opposite the cottage houses the table and chairs for the garden and space to store bikes, a pushchair or your kayak. The patio is set above the cobbled area maximising the views towards Lake Windermere, perfect in the sunshine to enjoy a glass of wine. Croft Cottage and the surrounding cottages, share access to the River Brathay along with a generous sized enclosed grassed area with seating on the riverside. There are boat hooks provided for securing kayaks and canoes. Please note there is a steep ladder down into the water. If you are thinking of bringing a kayak, please call for more details. Access to the River is across the main road 100 yards from the cottage.
Please note that due to the age of this traditional cottage the stone walls hold moisture, causing slight dampness during periods of wet weather. Please also note that the staircase in croft cottage is steep, however there is a handrail. The driveway to this property is steep, with a couple of tight bends making it unsuitable for the elderly or less able to walk up.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Fire Pack / Logs available to purchase form the Good Life Office.
Local Shop -The Spar, Tesco's Express, Coop Stores - Ambleside
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Numerous pubs in Ambleside - The Royal Oak, The Red Lion, Churchills, The Unicorn etc.
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 22 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 5.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 94 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 4.7 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 6.1 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 2.9 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 6.3 miles
Waterhead - 1.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 4.6 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 4.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 0.9 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 12 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 13.6 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 18 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 7.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 18 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 4.7 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 8.9 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 1 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 8 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead -5.8 miles
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 3
- 2 Bedrooms
- 0.9 mile to a pub
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- 1 Bathroom
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Croft Cottage is a lovely property. Would definitely stay there again. Dr R Cawley - 19th April 2017
Having spent many years renting holliday cottages in the lakes the goodlife co is by far the most helpfull and knowledgable about its properties. we have used you twice this year and will again for a treat for my son and partner in januaryMr Frederick Wallhead - 24th November 2016
We did find the cottage warm and cosy and the heating was quick and effective. Bed was very comfortable. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. very friendly staff when we collected keyMs Deborah Davies - 8th November 2016
We loved the location and the underfloor heating was a real bonus.Mrs Sara Wilson - 30th October 2016
Cottage was homely and very comfortable.Mrs J Rawson - 15th October 2016
team at Elterwater were helpful and friendlyMr G Lewis - 7th August 2016
Have stayed with Good life cottages on 3 occasions. All have been good and we always find lots of things to do in the Lakes.Mrs. Helen Dalrymple - 24th September 2015
We had a wonderful holiday in Croft Cottage, the Cottage had everything you could wish for, and the location was ideal. We will be going back in 2016 xMrs Denise Worthington-Wrightson - 7th September 2015
Lovely location, lovely homely cottage, everything you need from a relaxing holiday. Comfy bed, great view, lovely fire and very well stocked kitchen!Mr Dominic Mccafferey - 31st May 2015
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