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The Mounting Steps

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041364)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the bathroom!"

    !!! The shower was great! Really well equipped kitchen which you don't always get. Great time had by us.

    Thank you Jason! Glad you enjoyed the cottage and our luxury new bathroom, that shower is so powerful too! :-) Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy and comfortable accommodation to relax in after a long walk, bed very comfortable for a good night's sleep."

    From a personal view only, feel a big walk in shower would be more beneficial than the bath and small shower cubicle.

    Hi Karen, I am pleased to confirm that a brand new bathroom, with a much larger shower area, is being installed in May 22. I hope you can return sometime to enjoy it. Thank you, Gill Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Mounting steps is in an excellent position , a very easy and lovely walk into Ambleside."

    The cottage has a lovely sitting room which is light and bright. The kitchen well equipped and the steps didn’t bother us at all. The bathrooms need refurbishment especially the main one , the shower cubicle is tiny ( we are small people) and a bit grubby. The bedroom on the lower floor has a damp issue which wasn’t great but as we had lovely weather so we had the windows open all the time. Saying this we still had a great time but would not stay here again.

    'Thank you for your positive comments on our cottage. We are sorry that you had a poor experience with the shower and possibly with the ground floor. I have personally been and given the shower a really good clean with bleach and I am sure you would be happier with it now. The cottage is set deeply into to the hillside of Loughrigg Fell, which, very occasionally, may give the impression of a slight damp feel on the ground floor. We love this about the cottage, and have a dehumidifier which keeps the room fresh, dry and aired. Unfortunately , the cleaners had not been emptying it regularly, but this has now been rectified. I can assure you the room is very clean and lovely for our guests at all times.' Gill, the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne-marieSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable holiday home in an extremely convenient location."

    Just be ware the steps between flours are steep and a bit of a challenge at the end of a long day walking.

    Reviewed by PollyJul 2021

  • "Generally everything was as expected, however, whilst ok for us 2 fairly fit people, older people would really struggle with the stairs & the "dash" across the road to the garden!"

    Lovely property though!!

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Arranged across 3 floors: 1 x king size bedroom with en-suite basin and wc
  • New for May 2022: completely refurbished main bathroom with new extended walk-in shower area and separate bath
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Riverside garden close by
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shops nearby
  • Babies accepted but guests need to bring own travel cot and high chair.

The property

The tiny hamlet of Clappersgate, at the head of Lake Windermere, is just a 10-minute stroll from Ambleside.

It is here guests will find The Mounting Steps; a charming cottage set in the cobbled courtyard of an impressive manor house.

The property gets its name from the original ‘mounting steps’ once used by riders when setting out on their horses, perhaps to admire the wonderful views and scenery of the surrounding area.

The cottage is set over three floors, with living space and kitchen making the most of the views from the upper floors.

Entering at ground floor level, and off the entrance hall, is a stylish bedroom with en-suite featuring washbasin and wc.

This room looks into the pretty courtyard with traditional stone buildings and shrubs.

A riverside garden is close by and is perfect for relaxing and listening to the water as it runs by.

Upstairs is a welcoming and cosy sitting room with lovely views, comfortable furnishings and warming wood burning stove.

Perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine or taking a quick nap.

On the top floor is the modern, well equipped kitchen with dining area from which guests can admire the breath-taking view over the roof tops to the Lakeland fells.

There is parking just outside the door of The Mounting Steps, although with so much on offer in nearby Ambleside, guests will be tempted to explore the many independent shops, tea rooms, fabulous pubs and quirky cinemas on foot.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas