The Old Dairy

Ambleside, Central Lakes

  • 4 Star
  • A truly romantic cottage for 2 set in a cobbled courtyard not far from Ambleside, enjoy this beautiful holiday cottage.

You can book this property from:

  • £464 per week
  • £66 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Sorry, infants (aged under 2) are not allowed at this property
  • Sorry, children (aged between 2 and 17) are not allowed at this property
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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 beautiful shared riverside garden just across the road , with seating overlooking the river .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.

NB:There is one step into the property and to the kitchen and there are two steps down to the sitting room.

Please note: Not suitable for small children or babies, as insufficient room for cots etc

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


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


Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead -5.8 miles