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Courtyard Hideaway Cottage

Ambleside, Lake District
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Delightful property in the picturesque hamlet of Clappersgate, with breathtaking views of the river from the shared garden 
  • Perfect base for a couple wanting to explore The Lake District 
  • Stylishly decorated while maintaining traditional Lakeland features
Property code: OC-GL083

This lovely, single-storey property located in the small hamlet of Clappersgrate is ideal for a restful holiday – it’s a perfect base from which to explore the Lake District National Park. Less than a mile away, you'll find the vibrant market town of Ambleside with its shops, restaurants and boat trips on Lake Windermere, accessible via a paved footpath along the river. Walkers can climb Loughrigg Fell from Ambleside and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views over the lakes. Alternatively, the National Trust Wray Castle is 2.5 miles away, Hill Top which was the former home of Beatrix Potter is 6 miles away, and Skelwith Force hiking area is 2 miles away. Rydal Water and Coniston are 3 and 7 miles away respectively and well worth a visit.

As you enter this ground-floor cottage, you'll discover a modern interior that's been designed with wonderful attention to detail, creating a welcoming and warm feeling. The open-plan kitchen, bedroom and lounge area has everything you need for your stay and a beautiful wood burner is at the heart of the cottage. A king-size bed (with storage baskets underneath), plush sofa and Smart TV create a comfortable space to relax. The kitchen has everything you need and there is a neat breakfast bar separating the lounge from the kitchen. A few steps up from the living room is the shower room.

Across the road is a shared riverside garden with seating and breathtaking views across the river.

  • 1 king-size bedroom (storage baskets can be found underneath the bed)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture beside the river, across the road from the property
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pub 1 mile, beach 23 miles
  • Please note, while this property is single-storey, there are 2 steps up to the shower room
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 09:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Charlotte Scott

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall comfort
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Overall location
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Reviewed by Lori 3rd January 2024

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The cottage is in an ideal location slightly outside of Ambleside, it's a small place to stay and slightly cramped but has everything you need. I would say it would be better to stay in spring/summer months as there's very little space to clean up in muddy months - the front door leads straight into the kitchen. I would also be aware when it's sayiRead moreng the cottage is "pet friendly" it's more a case of they accept dogs, there's very little space for them to roam around and lie down, every where the dog sat he was in the way of key places including kitchen, walk ways to the bed etc. Hide

Reviewed by Daniella 16th December 2023

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Lovely little stay for me, my boyfriend and our dog. Had everything we needed. Underfloor heating was a bonus. Log fire was lovely but we did expect to have some wood ready for us then to buy more if we wanted to. Location was perfect. We just walked into Ambleside and left the car at the property. Id recommend staying here :)

Reviewed by Mark 6th November 2023

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We enjoyed our stay at the hideaway cottage, it was well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Jonathan 29th October 2023

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The cottage was beautiful, amazing facilities with top of the line Neff appliances and everything you would have in your kitchen at home to cook with. Log burner was beautiful to have on in late October. The bed however, bowed so badly in the middle that I didnt have a single good nights sleep. Which made the 9am kick out on day of departure evRead moreen more of a kick in the sweet spot. Change the bed and wed be back next week Hide

Reviewed by Rob 24th October 2023

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Reviewed by Gillian 16th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 10th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jack 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 21st September 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 5th September 2023

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Reviewed by E 24th July 2023

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Really lovely place but it said it had garden with access to the river This was on the opposite side of road away from the property and the access to water would have been dangerous

Reviewed by David 24th June 2023

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We have stayed at this cottage for 3 years and we've found several things have improved for this year, eg better access to the freezer and increased qty of crockery.

Reviewed by John 3rd June 2023

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The location just a short distance from Ambleside was perfect with a safe walk into the town which had plenty of amenities. We all had a wonderful time as the lakes are stunning and the weather was very kind and dry. The equipment at the property was plentiful, no real need for an iron, ironing board, who irons when on holiday and a dishwasher as tRead moreheres only the two of us. The log fire is also OTT as you have underfloor heating. Theres no permanent place to put clothes or towels in the bathroom so everything has be hung on either the shower stall or the clothes airer which takes up half the bathroom. The sink outlet pipe is obviously blocked as the note above the sink testifies to other stayers having similar issues. A number of the wall unit doors were sticking especially the end cupboard door and the dishwasher unit was badly fitted so the door was 2 out at the top. 3 of the plates were chipped. We were asked to remove the bedding which revealed large stains on the Mattress, mattress cover and duvet cover. The storage cupboard had a freezer an iron, an ironing board which reduced its capacity and wasnt needed. Overall the-feel of the property was a little cramped and that it needed a good clean especially to the outside of the property which let it down. Weve become accustomed to having a few treats on arrival with all the properties i.e. milk tea coffee or a bottle of wine etc so was disappointed with not even a welcome card. The property was very comfortable the bed the sofa etc, apart from the 2 pillows which were rock hard, but as I said difficult to move around the bed with the TV on the wall next to the bed end, next to the fire base, the stools as well as 2 large dogs and their beds. Value of the property was ok but never sure what the accidental damage charge and the 20 per dog goes to as the property had all wooden floors. We booked a midweek break but the 4pm arrival and the 9am departure time for the soul purpose of cleaning left me with the feeling it was more like 3 days and the regular reminders of the arrival and departure times x6 were tedious and excessive. We would have no issue with booking with your company apart from the additional charges, admin dogs etc if we found a property but not The Hideaway. I Never recommended companies or products. Just to say we did have a pleasant stay but due to issues raised above it felt short of our usual experience and expectations Hide

Reviewed by C 3rd May 2023

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Everything was great apart from it was a little disappointing that there wasnt a courtyard or little garden attached to the cottage as its dog friendly it was difficult to not be able to let dog out to do its business, I will ensure I check that next time I book somewhere. Also the bed was very squeaky and a little uncomfortable but the bedding wasRead more nice! The garden opposite the road was really great and location was good too. All in all had a lovey time! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 5th January 2023

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

The cottage was lovely, well appointed, had good quality equipment, and was very easily accessible. The parking provided was good, but not clearly stated in the information sent out before our arrival, but I did find the information in the file in the cottage. We had a struggle with the underfloor heating in the bathroom which kept on going off, anRead mored the instructions were not the easiest to follow to set the heating. There was no remote for the tv, and when I phoned your office I was told someone would look into it and provide us with a remote, but it never materialised and I never received a follow-up call from your office - I know it was the festive season, but that is poor customer support. We struggled to find the cutting board in the kitchen, finally locating it stored under the microwave, not a very visible place to store it. The glass pot of the cafitier (French Press) has a crack in it near the spout & one of the side plates had a chip in it. Neither of these issues prevented us from using the items, but they should be replaced. The one negative about the property is that there is only 1 small hanging place for clothes and no chest of drawers, or even shelves for your clothes to be stored, they had to remain in our suitcases. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

A lovely base from which we did a great deal of walking. Will defiantly be back.

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Lovely place, really couldn't fault it. We will be back.

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st October 2022

Nice little hideaway cottage, we enjoyed our weekend here. The garden is lovely, so peaceful and pretty.

Reviewed by Mark 23rd July 2022

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Not much space to store clothes, someone was letting there dog mess on courtyard and not cleaning it up, even when it was directly outside our front door.

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