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.
seating for six,
digital TV/DVD/ and a log-burning stove set in the original feature
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
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.
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.
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.
has been inspected by Quality in Tourism and awarded a Four
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