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Detached Cottage And Two Spacious Apartments In Former Gentleman's Residence . - Todd Crag, Clappersgate.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Todd Crag, Clappersgate.

Spacious south facing lounge with views of Wansfell from the cushione window seat. Dining table and sumptuous sofas with large flat screen TV with digital and Freesat channels and DVD.

Large fully fitted dining kitchen with ceramic hob and oven and virtually all appliances.

Large bedroom with original oak feature beams and King size bed.

Fully tiled bathroom with powerful show over bath.

Large utility room with luggage and other storage and washing machine and drier.

Panelled hall with oak beams, stained glass window and Minton tiled floor leading to delightful south facing porch with seating..

This is a deceptively large cottage ground floor apartment with large amount of circulation space and larger than average rooms. Originally the living rooms of the 400 year old gentleman's residence. Main access is from the rear down a flight of easy steps and close to dedicated parking. Sunny cottage garden with patio furniture. WiFi.

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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.

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

About Mrs Dorothy Denham

Maurice and Dot Denham.

Mrs Dorothy Denham purchased this apartment 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 apartment unique

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

This property offers modern standards in a truly ancient structure.

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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 Todd Crag, Clappersgate.in Ambleside in Skelwith

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible
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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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Very good location, spacious and well equipped cottage

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed our stay at Todd Crag. The bed was really comfortable and they have everything in the kitchen including a selection of gadget to make a cup of real coffee. Nice size room and parking also.

Ambleside is a really nice place to stay and there are many walks within the door step and not as commercialised as Windermere and Bowness. You don't even need to drive anywhere if you just want some relaxing or hill walking. There are a lot of nice restaurants, a good bakery and a deli also. Best place to buy walking gears as there are many shops to choose from.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week at Todd Crag. The apartment was clean, spacious and very comfortable. A t.v. in each room was a bonus! There are a few steps from the rear door(entrance from car parking) down to the hall and a handrail would make this safer.

Although on a busy road and with occupants above, we were not disturbed by any noise at all, the road being quiet at night.

Todd Crag is absolutely charming and the front porch a delight to sit in. Although all basic food items ( salt, oil, coffee etc. ) have to be bought, there are adequate cleaning supplies including tea towels, kitchen roll, and enough china and utensils to last between dishwashes .

We had never heard of Booths Supermarkets, but they are like a Waitrose and we were most impressed. There is one nearby at the station in Windermere for all the usual shopping, as parking in Ambleside near the Tesco Express is difficult.

We found Clappersgate to be very central for visiting the lakes and Ambleside to be very dog friendly, e.g.The White Lion and Luigis Restaurant. In fact, the whole area was dog friendly. All in all, a delightful find and one that we would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed staying in our apartment . We endeavour to make it as comfortable as possible for our guests and as we are always looking to improve the facilities we will look to provide a handrail. Kind regards Dot Denham
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Good access to all bus services in Ambleside. Bus pass door to Hawkshead and Coniston and Greater Langdale.

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