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The Old Dairy

Clappersgate - Ambleside

A truly romantic cottage for 2 set in a cobbled courtyard not far from Ambleside, enjoy this beautiful holiday cottage.
  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
GL036
£360 - £579 per week *

Description

Situated in the small hamlet of Clappersgate only 15 minutes walk from Ambleside, The Old Dairy is the perfect bolt hole for those wishing to get away from it all. Once upon a time it was the old dairy to the former manor 'The Croft' set just behind the cottage, originally built around 1830 for a wealthy Liverpool sugar merchant.

The owners of The Old Dairy, Alison & Mark spent a long time searching for just the right property, since then they have made lots of good quality improvements and also retained lots of the original features including the hayloft which is now the perfect place to hide with a good book. Their love for the property and the area really shows, with lots of quirky niknaks, pretty fabrics and comfy furniture, all making this the perfect place to stay.

Entrance is into the hallway with space for boots and coats. The kitchen is perfect for two and is well equipped with everything you could need including a washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment and a view over the cobbled courtyard at the front. The shower room has large walk in shower, sink and w.c, underfloor heating and heated towel rail... beautifully cosy with plenty of space to warm your towels. The bedroom is very pretty and romantic with a high ceiling, wardrobe, chest of drawers and double bed. The lounge / dining room looks out over the courtyard and has a solid wood floor, a comfy leather sofa, separate chair, flatscreen tv and electric fire inset also dining table and chairs to one side. Above the lounge is the hayloft, with it's own comfy seat and window, no better place to escape to with a book. (please bear in mind the low ceiling).

The Old Dairy has it's own slate bench overlooking the courtyard and guests also benefit from the use of a riverside garden a short distance away, with seating overlooking the river and boat access should you bring your kayak! Parking for 1 car directly outside. The property benefits from gas central heating and wifi throughout.

What's included?

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.

Local Information
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.

Travel info

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

Horse Riding
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 4.7 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 8.9 miles

Golf

Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 1 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 8 miles

Fishing

Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead -5.8 miles

Features

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Prices

Date Range 7 night price *
22 Jul 17 - 26 Aug 17 £529
26 Aug 17 - 30 Sep 17 £459
30 Sep 17 - 14 Oct 17 £413
14 Oct 17 - 21 Oct 17 £529
21 Oct 17 - 28 Oct 17 £569
28 Oct 17 - 22 Dec 17 £370
22 Dec 17 - 29 Dec 17 £569
29 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 £579
29 Dec 17 - 5 Jan 18 £579
5 Jan 18 - 6 Jan 18 £364
6 Jan 18 - 10 Feb 18 £364
10 Feb 18 - 17 Feb 18 £423
17 Feb 18 - 24 Feb 18 £417
24 Feb 18 - 24 Mar 18 £374
24 Mar 18 - 31 Mar 18 £534
31 Mar 18 - 14 Apr 18 £575
14 Apr 18 - 26 May 18 £423
26 May 18 - 2 Jun 18 £575
2 Jun 18 - 21 Jul 18 £465
21 Jul 18 - 1 Sep 18 £534
1 Sep 18 - 8 Sep 18 £465
8 Sep 18 - 29 Sep 18 £423
29 Sep 18 - 13 Oct 18 £417
13 Oct 18 - 20 Oct 18 £465
20 Oct 18 - 27 Oct 18 £534
27 Oct 18 - 22 Dec 18 £374
22 Dec 18 - 29 Dec 18 £534
29 Dec 18 - 6 Jan 19 £575

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.

Reviews

Wonderful little holiday home...could not fault it.Mrs Celia Fairley - 31st July 2017
Wonderful cottage in a perfect location for Ambleside. Very well equipped cottage We have used this cottage for 2 years running and would recommend it for a lovely relaxing break for a couple in the lake District. Excellent friendly service from the Goodlife cottage company staff.Ms D Pala - 17th July 2017
The Old Dairy is a fantastic place to stay as it is centrally situated for visiting many places throughout the lakes. The cottage itself has much character but not ideally suited to taller guests as there are several low beams. It is however very comfortable and tastefully decorated and furnished. The service provided by staff is possibly the best we have received from the various companies we have previously used. First time we have used this company and found all very pprofessional , knowledgeable and helpful. First class accommodation Mr T Morrow - 10th July 2017
A great property in great condition in a great location. Central for everything about and 10 minutes walk to Ambleside. All in all, brilliant!Mr Barry Woodcock - 12th May 2017
This is our second stay here, it's so pretty and convenient for the town. So many local walks meant we didn't need to use the car much!Fabulous holiday!!!Mrs Jane Tomlinson - 31st October 2016
We booked our cottage via the excellent website which provided an genuine description of the property and the facilities available. A well located, well equipped and beautiful property. Ideal for a couple.Mr N Chater - 3rd October 2016
We loved the charm and style of the cottage, very definitely a "one off" and a memorable experience.Mrs Susan Ford - 14th September 2016
The website is extremely easy to use. The booking procedure was efficient and the property was exactly as shown. Thank you.Ms M Campbell - 29th August 2016
I like the basket in the kitchen with milk,sugar,tea and coffee. It enabled us to have a drink while waiting for our shopping delivery.mrs Mees - 25th July 2016
Excellent cottage perfect location and very quiet area.Ms D Pala - 20th June 2016
Don't hesitate to book with The Good Life Cottage Company! Excellent service and communication. My little cottage The Old Dairy was absolutely beautiful - a tiny bit of paradise in my favourite part of the U.K. Wish I was back there!!Dr A Hunt - 16th May 2016
Very comfortable and warm especially as it was quite cold weather when we were rhereMr B Williams - 4th April 2016
Very nicely presented a lovely little cottage.Mr Phillip Jones - 28th March 2016
Lovely charming cottage with good access to ambleside and walks on your doorstepMiss Lucy Collins - 2nd January 2016
My daughter (aged 10), our little dog Titch and myself enjoyed our stay. Clappersgate was a great location and I would recommend The old Dairy. Thanks for a lovely holiday.Miss K Burman - 31st August 2015
Very friendly and helpful service!Ms Cecilia Blowers - 13th July 2015
Lovely cottage, in the perfect location, will definitely return.Mrs EF Messingham - 19th June 2015

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Floor plans

  • Floor plans of The Old Dairy in Clappersgate from The Good Life Cottage Company

Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

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