Wayside Cottage near Ambleside
Published: Saturday 1st Dec 2012
Written by: Natalie Barker
In January 2013 we begin letting Wayside Cottage in Clappersgate near Ambleside.
Wayside Cottage is very warm and welcoming. Although it is a very old house – a Grade II Listed Building, almost four hundred years old with numerous exposed oak beams and slate floors – it has been modernised to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining its period charm.
The cottage is situated in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near the head of Lake Windermere, which is very convenient for exploring the central Lake District. The pretty villages of Hawkshead, Grasmere, Bowness, Keswick and Coniston are a short drive away, while the many shops, restaurants, pubs and cinema of Ambleside are only a short walk away. It makes a good base for a walking holiday with many fine walks from the door.The accommodation is well laid out and sleeps up to six adults in one double and two twin bedrooms.
From the door the entrance hall, which has a traditional floor of slate flagstones, gives access to the lounge, the spacious kitchen/ dining room and the cloakroom/WC.The lounge – which has fell views – has a leather suite with seating for six, digital TV/DVD/ and a log-burning stove set in the original feature fireplace. Logs are provided.
The farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room has recently been completely refitted to a high standard with oak units, granite worktops and Neff appliances. It has a slate floor and is very well equipped with a full range of modern appliances including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, double electric fan oven, dual gas/electric hob, extractor fan, microwave and a radio/CD/tape player. The large dining table is ideal for family meals.
On the first floor are two bedrooms, both with original fireplaces and furnished with antique pine, one double and one with twin beds. The double bedroom has exposed beams and fell views of Wansfell Pike.The bathroom, with shaver point, hand basin, toilet and electric shower over a magnificent, very large, antique iron bath, is also on this floor.A second staircase leads to the third bedroom on the second floor. It has exposed roof beams, twin pine beds and a TV, with DVD.
Having been let for many years Wayside Cottage has a loyal group of guests who return annually, but we hope coming to us opens the door for a whole new group of guests to discover its charms.
You can find out more about this cottage here: Wayside Cottage in Ambleside.