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  • Sleeps 6
  • Three Bedrooms (1 double, 2 twin)
  • Furnished to a high standard
  • TV with Freeview/DVD in Lounge and Bedroom3
  • Wi Fi Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Ground Floor WC
  • Dishwasher
  • High Chair and Cot available on request
  • Telephone
  • Solid Oak Fitted Kitchen with granite worktops
  • Neff Appliances
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dual Fuel Hob
  • Double Electric Oven
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Secondary Glazing
  • Constant Hot Water
  • Log Burning Stove
  • Slate Floors and Exposed Beams
  • Walks from the Door
  • Close to Ambleside shops (0.7 mile, 15mins.walk)
  • Private Parking for Two Cars
  • Next to River Brathay
  • Bike Shed
  • Many Period Features
  • Friday Changeover
  • Pet Welcome
  • Fell Views
  • Near Lake Windermere
  • Lake Ferries from Waterhead 1 mile

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Accommodation description

Wayside cottage is very warm and welcoming. Although it is a very old house - a Grade II Listed Building, almost four hundred years old with numerous exposed oak beams and slate floors -  it has been modernised to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining its period charm. Many of our visitors return year after year.

The cottage is situated in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near the head of Lake Windermere, which is very convenient for exploring the central Lake District. The pretty villages of Hawkshead, Grasmere, Bowness, Keswick and Coniston are a short drive away, while the many shops, restaurants, pubs and cinema of Ambleside are only a short walk away. It makes a good base for a walking holiday with many fine walks from the door.

The accommodation is well laid out and sleeps up to six adults in one double and two twin bedrooms.

From the door the entrance hall, which has a traditional floor of slate flagstones, gives access to the lounge, the spacious kitchen/ dining room, the cloakroo and stairs to the upper floors.

The lounge - which has fell views - has a leather suite with seating for six, digital TV/DVD/ and a log-burning stove set in the original feature fireplace.

The farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room has been completely refitted to a high standard with oak units, granite worktops and Neff appliances. It has a slate floor and is very well equipped with a full range of modern appliances including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, double electric fan oven, dual gas/electric hob, microwave and a radio/CD/USB player. The large dining table is ideal for family meals.

There is a  newly installed shower room and WC in the cloakroom.

On the first floor are two bedrooms, both with original fireplaces and furnished with antique pine, one double and one with twin beds. The double bedroom has exposed beams and fell views of Wansfell Pike.

The main bathroom, with shaver point, hand basin, toilet and electric shower over a magnificent, very large, antique iron bath, is also on this floor.

A second staircase leads to the third bedroom. It has  exposed roof beams, twin pine beds and a TV, with DVD.

The cottage has gas central heating throughout and all rooms, except the cloakroom (which has a heated towel rail), have radiators with individual thermostatic controls. Windows have secondary glazing which minimises road traffic noise in the daytime. (There is almost no traffic at night and Clappersgate is then as quiet as anywhere in the country.)

There is a secure log store with room to store bicycles. There is a telephone landline for incoming and local calls. WiFi is included.

There is reserved parking for two cars in a shared private car park and further parking is available not far away. For loading/ unloading vehicles can be porked temporarily on the pavement outside the door.

All bed linen and tea towels are provided. A well behaved pet is welcome but it must be kept downstairs and not allowed into the bedrooms. Wayside cottage has no garden.

The cottage has been inspected by Quality in Tourism and awarded a Four Star rating.

Page last updated 24/01/2010