Believed to be over 400 years old, Crag Head Cottage has a divine location within the tiny hamlet of Clappersgate - only a mile from vibrant Ambleside and providing a gateway to the breathtaking Langdale Valley. This charismatic and distinctly luxurious Lakeland cottage is a worthy winner of the Visit England 5 Star grade, retaining all its 'olde worlde' charms. The property has been refurbished with such impressive attention to detail that you'll be won over the moment you enter. A captivating fireplace, pretty window seats and traditional country kitchen (with an Aga at its heart) are perfectly enhanced by designer furnishings, stylish presentation and a touch of contemporary chic. It's hard to put into words, but be assured that every corner of this property, including the delightful patio garden, is as pretty as the scenery.
Accommodation in detail
Traditional entrance porch with slate floor and seats, and coach lights to guide you at night. Inner porch leads to the slate-floored lounge, warmed by a large rug and adorned with original beams, ancient spice cupboard, feature wood burner and sumptuous furnishings. A bespoke Shaker kitchen, with granite finishes, is open to the dining area - ample space for family dining.
A pantry leads off the kitchen, and through a stable door to the walled country garden and furnished patio. Stained glass features on the way upstairs, to the three stunning bedrooms; master with en-suite bathroom and views to Wansfell, second double and twin with views to the lake and house bathroom with slipper bath and underfloor heating.Location
Conveniently located Lake District holiday cottage, especially for keen walkers, Clappersgate is a wonderful location. The tiny hamlet is only a about mile from the shore of Lake Windermere and restaurants & shops of Ambleside, nestled at the entrance to the breathtaking Langdale Valley. Inspiring scenery, renowned Lake District walks on the Landgale Pikes and vibrant village life are therefore all within incredibly easy reach.
Ambleside is noted as the 'gem of the Lake District', thanks to its sublime location on the northern shore of Lake Windermere, it's friendly local character, and also its distinctly cosmopolitan feel. Lose-yourself shops, tempting delicatessens, cosy Lakeland pubs and acclaimed Lake District restaurants are all part of the hustle and bustle of this memorable village.
The Langdale Valley is the most photographed part of the Lake District National Park, and you'll soon see why. Wander through breathtaking scenery, untouched and barely inhabited, bar a few excellent country pubs and a scattering of traditional Lake District cottages.
To explore the wider reaches of the Lake District, a holiday cottage in Clappersgate provides an excellent base. Between Ambleside and Langdale on the A593, you're ideally placed to also explore Grasmere, Hawkshead and Coniston.
About the location
Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.
Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.