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Detached Cottage And Two Spacious Apartments In Former Gentleman's Residence . - Azalea Cottage Clappersgate LA22 9NA

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet



Azalea Cottage Clappersgate LA22 9NA

This self contained detached cottage sits in the grounds of the 400 year old gentleman's residence Todd Crag House. This fully renovated stone built property is on three levels. Comprises dining lounge access with stone step access from garden and to courtyard. Green slate floor. Many windows give superb levels of natural light. Two steps up to door with direct access to fells. Further 3 stone steps to mezzanine level fully equipped dining kitchen with washing machine, dish washer fridge and freezer. Slate floors. Bistro table and chairs for cosy dining with views of garden and towards Lake Windermere. First floor bedroom with king size bed and ensuite fully tiled bath/shower room. Lots of natural light from double glazed windows and sky light. TVs in all rooms. Sat chans in lounge. WiFi . Dedicated parking immediately outside property. Mature garden with patio furniture. Separate courtyard off lounge with dining furniture. Substantial store in secure courtyard ideal for bicycles.

About the property


Part of a 400 year old 'gentleman's residence'. Situated on the road to Langdale. Ambleside 15 minutes easy walk for all amenities including pubs, restaurants, shops, art galleries, garden centres and bus services to Keswick and Windermere. Azalea Cottage, Todd Crag & Todd Crag House are in the heart of the Lake District and central for walking in all directions and for all abilities. On site parking. Close to Brathay. Exclusive use of mature gardens with garden furniture, barbecue and views of the fells. Situated next to path to Loughrigg and distant fells. These spacious but cosy, properties have proved very popular with guests returning year on year. Open fire in cosy lounge with oak beams at Todd Crag. Slate floors in Azalea. Two lounges in Todd Crag House. All with fully fitted kitchens and tiled bath/shower rooms. Private gardens with dedicated parking. Gas CH WiFi connection. TVs in most rooms with Satellite channels in lounges. Towels etc provided. Well behaved pets welcome. All awarded 4 star rating by VisitBritain.

Todd Crag House is a very spacious and well appointed upper level apartment. Azalea is a detached cottage in the grounds of Todd Crag House with dedicated parking and private areas.

More Details

Mrs Dorothy Denham
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Mrs Dorothy Denham

Maurice and Dot Denham.

Mrs Dorothy Denham purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Mrs Dorothy Denham chose Ambleside

We purchased Todd Crag House in 2004 converting it into two self contained apartments. The upper, Todd Crag House has two bedrooms, the lower now known simply as Todd Crag has one bedroom, is very large and retains many of the original features. Considerable expense went into bringing the property up to current standards and restoring original features.

Following the first tranche of improvement with the complete restoration of the severely neglected substantial 'servants' accommodation in the grounds. This is now a fully fitted, damp proofed and very popular single bedroom detached cottage which, for the first four years was an 'owner bolthole'. it is now available to let and known as Azalea Cottage, named after the ancient plant rescued from the previously neglected and overgrown gard

What makes this cottage unique

Easy access to the fells, bustling Ambleside and many good pubs and restaurants.

This property offers modern standards in a truly ancient structure.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner. Call or email us to confirm availability. You will be asked to send a further email simply to establish a contact address. We can post or email form if required. Form is to be returned together with an initial £100 or the full amount if within 56 days. All correspondence acknowledged. Easy access to owners. No housekeeping deposit required.Tel 01325 374278 or 07774 116 962.
Owners are available 7 days per week.

Changeover Day:
Saturday or by special arrangement.

Notes on prices:
We are prepared to offer discounted rates on last minute bookings and consider short breaks that start or finish Saturday.


Accommodation and facilities for Azalea Cottage Clappersgate LA22 9NAin Ambleside in Lakes

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: Azalea is a typical 2 storey cottage. Todd Crag House on top floor and Todd Crag have all facilities on the same level. Access to all ETB 4 Star properties are directly from the drive with sufficient parking for properties. Easy access to all properties. Visitors are provided with a code for a key safe at all properties. No need to travel for or return keys to a remote office. Pet friendly properties with large garden and close to excellent dog walking paths to the fells. Easy walking to Ambleside with bus stopping close to property. Close to River Brathy and local active church and parish centre. Kingfishers are a common sight along the river which is popular with boaters The mature garden is a haven for birdlife. It is frequented by numerous species including woodpeckers, jays, many types of tit, robins, siskins and many more! Often you will see and hear buzzards soaring above. The owners provide and stock feeders to encourage the birds. Occasionally deer will make an appearance! Outside: Azalea Cottage has a small cottage garden with an ancient Azalea plant. Patio furniture looking onto Wansfell. Seclusion from Todd Crag House garden provided by substantial laurel hedge. Separate ancient slate floored courtyard with garden furniture accessed from lounge. Todd Crag House has large lawned garden with mature planting, patio area with barbecue, benches and views of Wansfell to the east. Seasonal views of Lake Windermere. Visitors are welcome to take fruit from the orchard trees. Todd Crag has private secure cottage garden with mature planting and furniture. Ornithologists will welcome the wide range of species in the garden. The owners encourage bird life by supplying feeding stations. Views of Wansfell and the rocky outcrop behind known as Todd Crag. The elevated and rising garden to the rear has extensive views of the fells to the south. The gardens have a wide selection of local native plants. Banks of daffodils give a fabulous spring show. Gardens are not shared.


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Azalea Cottage Clappersgate LA22 9NA
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, easy walk to Ambleside and so many surrounding fell walks. The cottage itself was wonderful, lovely fluffy towels and kitchen essentials supplied. Lovely spacious bedroom and modern kitchen, delightful little courtyard thats fully enclosed so great for dogs. Highly recommend it, we will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoy this for our personal use whenever we can in the winter months when the Lakes are at their very best. Maurice and Dot Denham
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Good access to all bus services in Ambleside. Bus pass door to Hawkshead and Coniston and Greater Langdale.

Further Details:

Shopping fully covered in Ambleside. Major supermarkets and larger stores in Windermere and Kendal.