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Rock Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042607)

4.2

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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Cate

    “We had an issue that the dishwasher didn’t work.”

    We were able to get it working ourselves by putting a new fuse in the plug but we had called out maintainence by then. They came out and did something that stopped it working completely. I don’t book places that are going to require me to do more work on holiday than when I am at home. We have been told there will be no compensation for this. The front room is very cold and drafty. We needed a fire every night, even with the heating on all day. No fire wood is provided.

    We were able to get it working ourselves by putting a new fuse in the plug but we had called out maintainence by then. They came out and did something that stopped it working completely. I don’t book places that are going to require me to do more work on holiday than when I am at home. We have been told there will be no compensation for this. The front room is very cold and drafty. We needed a fire every night, even with the heating on all day. No fire wood is provided.

    - Cate, March 2024

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that the dishwasher did not work due to the faulty on/off switch. There was an unavoidable delay before the specialist white goods engineer could visit and we have now installed a completely new dishwasher to prevent this happening again. We are not able to supply wood as there is limited storage in the cottage and so the property details specifically state that wood and coal are not supplied. No other guests have ever complained that the front room is draughty or cold. Property Owner

Summary

  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms:First-floor 1 x double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x Second-floor triple Bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Lock up for bikes.
  • Gas central heating with Victorian cast-iron range with open fire,
  • Electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat and DVD Player, Wi-Fi (72MB bandwidth)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for two cars - 1 minute walk away
  • Front porch with bench
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Lock-up for bike storage available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: there is no garden
  • Please note: wood/coal is not included in rent

The property

Beamed ceilings, flag floors, deepset windows and a fine original period Victorian range all contribute to the character feel of Rock Cottage, which is set just off the road on the outskirts of Ambleside in the little hamlet of Clappersgate, close to the head of Lake Windermere. Coleridge's two sons lodged here in 1808 and the Grade II listed 17th century cottage offers all the comforts of home in a traditional setting. Lake Windermere can be seen from the upstairs front window. There are footpaths from the door to Todd Crag leading up to Loughrigg and fine mountain walking in the Langdale Valley is just a short drive away. Accommodation: Entrance porch with couple of steps into beamed sitting room with Victorian cast-iron range with open fire, TV with freesat channels, DVD,wi-fi , Modern fitted Shaker kitchen with up to date appliances and large table for family meals. The cottage is on three floors with two double bedrooms on the first floor - one with en-suite shower, basin and wc. Separate wc on half landing. Family bathroom has bath with shower over plus basin. Further stairs to top floor family room with three single beds, pitched ceiling, cruck beams and velux window. Dressed flag floors with rugs at ground level. Furnishings are comfortable and traditional with many pictures and good fabrics. Rock Cottage is deceptively spacious and offers a cosy welcome to guests in any season. Outside: There is a garden bench just outside the front porch.Private off-road parking for two cars. Ambleside village 1 mile, lake Windermere three quarters of a mile.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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.