Croft Cottage in Clappersgate
Published: Wednesday 9th Oct 2013
Written by: Natalie Barker
New to us for 2014, 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 further up the fell-side. 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 to sit and read with 2 comfortable chairs and access outside to the back of the property (due to the nature of the building this can only be used in warmer weather).
Upstairs the cottage staircase leads to the master bedroom with king size bed and fitted wardrobes. The second bedroom, with double bed, 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, making loading and unloading very easy. A private carport 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.
You can find out more about this cottage here: Croft Cottage in Clappersgate.