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Todd Crag

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042267)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Andy

    “Very nice overall.”


    Minus points - The hot water doesn't really get hot enough for a nice hot shower. There were a few cobwebs so cleaning not fantastic. One of the slate steps to the back door is loose - needs fixing. The steep drive ought to be mentioned in the description. For a nervous driver, when there is more than 1 car parked on the drive and the surface is wet, it could be quite tricky. Plus points - Nice cosy place with all you need for a short holiday. The maps & guide books provided were a real bonus & made picking some nice walks much easier.

    - Andy, October 2021

The property

A sumptuous Lakeland hideaway being part of a traditional colour washed gentleman's residence located at the foot of Loughrigg Fell in the hamlet of Clappersgate - on the outskirts of and a short stroll from Ambleside. If you are looking for a romantic retreat Todd Crag will enchant. Christmas 21/12 - 28/12/21 New Year 28/12/21 - 4/2/21 This fully refurbished ground floor cottage apartment exhibits many of original features dating back 400 years. Oak beams, tiled floors, original panelling, stained glass windows and the fabulous open grate and surround are complimented by luxurious soft furnishings and tasteful palettes for your comfort. Although only a one elegant bedroom property it is deceptively large with a spacious lounge, fully fitted dining kitchen, large utility / laundry and fully tiled bathroom with powerful shower. This is all complimented with a private suntrap courtyard with fell views to the rear and garden furniture and a porch to the front with views to the south. Accommodation in detail Private parking immediately outside the property. Traditional features including entrance porch and oak door Victorian tiles, slate floors and leaded lights The sumptuous lounge has fabulous fireplace, window seats, oak beams, two fabulous sofas all in the Laura Ashley scheme. The fully fitted dining kitchen will seat six. It has all you should need during your visit. The spacious bedroom has king size bed, a window seat and plenty of storage. Location Todd Crag enjoys a superb location for a Lakeland bolt hole, peacefully away from the bustle of Ambleside village yet still only a short walk to all its facilities and entertainments. Ambleside village is found on the northern shores of Lake Windermere, with Clappersgate just to its west. The village is historic and attractive, and has grown to become one of the Lake District's most sophisticated communities without losing its traditional charm. Traditional Lakeland cottages and buildings line the streets, along with excellent cafes, quality shops and boutiques, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and even two interesting cinema venues. For a romantic cruise on Lake Windermere, wander to Waterhead Pier just outside the village centre. From there, traditional 'steamers' depart regularly to Bowness and Lakeside. In summer, evening cruises are also available with live music and dining! Clappersgate also takes a divine location for those in the Lakes to walk and explore wilder landscapes. A walk or short drive leads to the Langdale Valley, renowned for its dramatic scenery and remote feel. Coniston Water and numerous renowned hikes are also easily reached.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bahtroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Courtyard patio with furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1.3 miles.

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

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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.