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Detached Traditional Stone Cottage With Garden. Short Walk From Ambleside centre

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Detached Cottage in Clappersgate, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet Location Only Minutes Away From River, Shops, Pubs, Restaurants, Parks And Public Transport

Azalea Cottage is a substantial stone built detached property with slate roof. Originally part of the 400 year old residence Craghead it originally provided servant accommodation and storage. In 2008 we completely renovated the property bringing the old substantial structure up to today's standards of comfort and safety. The clever use of the different floor levels provides a lounge with green slate floor on the ground floor with access to the garden and courtyard. This cosy space has an abundance of natural light. 2 steps leads to a rear door with access directly to the fells. A further 3 original honed slate steps leads to the fully fitted kitchen with views of the garden and seasonal views of Lake Windermere. The well equipped kitchen has slate floor and dining table. 6 further honed slate steps leads to the bedroom with lots of natural light and a fully tiled en suite bathroom with powerful shower, WC and wash hand basin.


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

About Mrs Dorothy Denham

Maurice and Dot Denham.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ambleside in Skelwith

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom ensuite to the bedroom has bath with powerful shower over. WC and wash hand basin. Radiator / towel rail. Constant hot water from gas combination boiler.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has king size bed with an abundance of natural light from west facing window and Velux roof light. Fully carpeted with built in wardrobe, substantial storage and dressing table and stool. Flat screen TV. Fully tiled en suite off.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Azalea is a typical 2 storey cottage. ETB 4 Star property. Access directly from the drive with private parking. Access with safe key code. Visitors are provided with a code for a key safe in advance of their arrival. No need to travel for or return keys to a remote office. Pet friendly property with garden and secure courtyard. Close to excellent dog walking paths to the fells. Easy walking to Ambleside with bus stopping close to property. Close to River Brathay 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. Bird food provided which visitors are encouraged to use. Occasionally deer will make an appearance! Outside: Azalea Cottage is located behind Todd Crag House (in the same ownership and listed with Owners Direct). As the properties are built into a sloping garden the drive from the road is fairly steep. Dedicated parking for the cottage is behind a substantial laurel hedge separating the property from the house garden. In this gravelled area we provide seating and table. Full sun throughout the day. Views of Wansfell to the east. Also, we provide further seating and a small table on a paved patio adjacent to the main access door. This area is lit in the evening with subdued lighting and full lighting prompted by PIR detectors. Sunny spot in the afternoon and evenings. Mature garden with climbing roses and the ancient azalea bush from whence the cottage is named. On the south side, with access from the lounge there is a completely private and secluded courtyard with patio furniture. The surface is paved with the 400 year slate flooring recovered during the restoration Todd Crag House. Utility Room: Large store off courtyard for cleaning appliances, tumble drier and visitor storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen provided. For lettings of more than one week we provide a complete change on each seventh day. The property is cleaned for your arrival and all beds are made up.

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Detached Traditional Stone Cottage With Garden. Short Walk From Ambleside centre
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5

SUPERB..!

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say? We had the best week away for my 50th birthday.

On arrival the 1st impression is how tight the drive is! But when you get parked up you realise its worth it! The cottage is just beautiful from the outside with 2 seating areas, one by the door and one in the drive. straight through the living room theres another door which leads to a small private secure courtyard. The interior is very unique, the lounge is on the first floor (which is below ground level) then there a few steps up to the kitchen which is very modern and a lovely place to sit with a drink while making a meal ect. then a few more steps up leads to a spacious bedroom with en suit. The heating is via a combi and it warms up VERY quickly theres also a electric fire in the lounge. We found it was better to set the heating to constant and control it via the thermostat.

The location couldn't be better! approx 10 min stroll (or if you have a dog like ours 30 mins!) into town. You cross a footbridge..turn left and it takes you into Ambleside town centre, right takes you along to the lake or you can go through the fields.. although our fave walk was to come down the cottage drive, go up the track which runs along the side of the cottage.. bit steep and uneven.. but the reward is awesome..

The only negative of our stay is its so expensive.. 2 pints of lager averages £9.80..2 mains £35.. bus to windermere (day rider) just under £17.. but this is the lakes so its to be expected.. just take some provisions. Our fave pub is the Golden Rule.. quiet with a suntrap beer garden and the only foof they do is pork pies at £1.80 delish!

So to sum up you will not be disappointed with this wonderful cottage, we didn't want to come home (and that inc Bert the dog)... its a def for hubbys 50th next year 100%..

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wee Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I'll get the weather out the way first. It was awful! There was compensation though.....The Azalea Cottage. Beautiful, clean, warm with everything you'd need to stay in when its wet. TV, DVD player, freeview and broadband included, well equipped kitchen with TV, comfortable en suite bedroom with TV, if there was another room there'd be TV in it! The cottage is very quiet despite being just off the main road. This is ideal for couples and although small, I understand it is a converted stables, I could have quite happily stayed forever. The only thing I would say to anyone staying in future is, watch the driveway. Very tight and difficult to manoeuvre. All in all I'd thoroughly recommend this cottage for comfort and as an ideal central base for the Lakes. 6 stars from me!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Travel:

Easy access to Lake District from the north and the south from M6. Access from east via A66.

Good public transport within Lake District with particular emphasis on the Langdale service with services to Coniston, Hawkshead 'passing the door' and stopping nearby. Regular bus services to Kendal, Windermere and Lancaster to the south with services to Keswick to the north passing through Ambleside.

Distances:

Ambleside centre is 1 mile. Elterwater in Langdale is 3 miles. Grasmere is 5 miles. Windermere is 5 miles. Kendal is 11 miles. The Drunken Duck Inn at Barnsgate is 2 miles.

Train to all main west coast destinations from Oxenholme. Trains also to and from Kendal.

Numerour local taxi firms.

Further Details:

The local dairyman delivers to Azalea and other properties in Clappersgate each day. He will leave milk and many other items on demand. Whilst a delivery may be made on your first morning a note advising him that you do not require his service will suffice.

Ambleside is a bustling village with every type of shop to meet virtually all needs. Large and small, local and national shops. Sell everything hardware stores (Martins). Local butchers (Freddy Garside) renowned for their game and sausage rolls. (arrive early before the sell out). Larger supermarket (Booths) in Windermere where you will also find the Lakeland store.Pubs, restaurants abound. Hayes Garden Centre is very popular. This is known as a village but has more facilities than most towns.

This property can also be found at Owners Direct ref E10628. At that ref you will find Todd Crag which is also a One Bedroom property. Todd Crag is very different having more original features, being on one level and much larger. It is very comfortable.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
16
5 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
whit18
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
15
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 11
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
1
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
2
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
17
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
oct h t18
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
Rate 5
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
FebHT1
9 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
FebHT2
16 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Rate 6
23 Feb 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
12
16 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Easter 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
13
27 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£495
for 7 nights
£495
 
 
May BH
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 8
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Rate 9
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
18
13 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
19
20 Jul 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Rate 7
7 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
20
5 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
OctHT1
19 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Easter18
26 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late Autumn
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Xmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
New Year2019
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you are interested in booking please respond or email or telephone to confirm availability. We will ask you to send an email in order that we may contact you again with details. We require a completed Booking Form to be found on our web site or, we can email you a copy. If the booking is within 8 weeks of your arrival we require the fee to be paid in full otherwise we require an initial £100. No housekeeping deposit required. No additional charges for pets.
Provisional bookings for next year

Changeover Day:
Saturday unless special arrangements are made or short term lettings are agreed. Please note that we will consider short breaks of 3 days or more in the winter months but general demand is for 7 days commencing Saturday. Lets start 3pm & end 10am Saturday

Notes on prices:
If there is availability 'next' week we are always prepared to discuss special terms.

It can pay to ask! We will not be offended!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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