Approached by a 75 yard pathway on the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell, this luxury cottage in Clappersgate is well worth the stroll. Gazing out to Lake Windermere and beyond, Ivy Cottage is an enchanting retreat for a couple or family close to the mouth of the Langdale Valley and only a short stroll from Ambleside’s vibrant village centre.
You'll experience all the magic of traditional Lakeland; pretty latch doors, exposed beams and warming woodburning stove - even a scenic window seat. But with pampering as a priority, the owners have gone to town with under-heated solid oak floors, contemporary bathrooms and 'state of the art' TV. A pretty walled garden is perfect for soaking up the lake views, and keen walkers will be glad to find a path leading directly onto Loughrigg Fell. This property is not suitable for babies or toddlers, and due to the pathway access may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm.
Accommodation in detail
Secure parking 75 yards away, with pathway access to the cottage. The traditional Westmorland porch leads to a curved entrance hall. Upstairs to the magnificent, compact first floor living space with lake views, scenic window seating, woodburning stove and bespoke oak/granite kitchen. The master en-suite bedroom is on the entrance level, and a staircase leads down to the cabin twin bedroom with full size single beds and en-suite wet room with double massage shower. Outside, the walled and furnished patio garden offers views to the lake and pathway access directly onto Loughrigg Fell.
Clappersgate is a tiny hamlet in the heart of the Lakes, very close to Ambleside and spreading over the banks of the River Brathay.
This scenic location is ideal for a walking on Loughrigg, strolling through Brathay Woods or exploring a wide range of routes in the Langdale Valley or surrounding area. You'll find there are a number of excellent country pubs within walking distance, including the acclaimed Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant for a special occasion. But you're also perfectly placed to walk into Ambleside for your evening meal.
Ambleside is a popular Lake District village on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. You'll find a sophisticated high street, retaining its traditional charm and scattered with historic buildings and traditional Lakeland cottages. The village has plenty of quality shops and delicatessens for stocking up the kitchen, and several acclaimed Lake District restaurants including The Glass House. Stroll from Ambleside to Waterhead Pier, and you can take a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness and Lakeside. A great way to explore without using a car, and couples will love the romantic evening cruises.
From your Clappersgate holiday cottage, touring the wider Lake District is scenic in every direction. Drive south to Hawkshead and Near Sawrey, former home of Beatrix Potter, or north to Rydal Water, historic Grasmere and Keswick.
1 Double bedroom
1 twin (ingenious cabin style, both bedrooms en-suite)
Wonderful lake views
Luxury Hansgrohe bathroom with double ended bath
Wood burning stove
Enclosed walled patio/garden
Wet room with double massage shower
Private parking nearby (permit supplied for this)
Near village & lake
Electric oven & induction hob
Microwave & Fridge/Freezer
Gas central underfloor heating
No babies or toddler under 4 years old