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Todd Crag

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect spot for cottage beautiful view great garden for collie Kitchen and bathrooms great lovely big lounge dinning room home lovely and warm Settee and cushions maybe ready for a little upgrade but it didn’t bother us Great family space !"


    Reviewed by Angela4.1Mar 2024

  • "So 1st time staying here and to be honest my wife read the feedback not me so on arrival to discover there was no welcome pack was disappointing as not even soap to wash your hands after unloading the car and at nearly 5pm who really wants to head to a supermarket for basics?"

    ? That was my only gripe really the property was clean and tidy and was ideal for the dog with easy access to the rear garden so no drama there. If the owner see’s this the front door rattles in strong wind which is alarming throughout the night and after heavy rain all week the guttering was overflowing so might need sorting! But if your reading this review all I’d say is take everything with you that you need and we’ll definitely be back as it’s an ideal location for all the pubs etc!

    Reviewed by Willy3.4Feb 2024

  • "The house was very nice and we hope to return next year."

    There are no instructions for the new heating controls and at this time of year late with the cold weather we had last week meant the house could get quite cold during the day. 25 Nov.-2 Dec.

    Reviewed by Hamish5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great location enjoyed the stay Parking brilliant Bathrooms very good"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "A hose would be good to wash dog before entering as happened we brought towels and blankets for floors."

    Key for front balcony would be appreciated as would have sat out , especially in the summer. An early key check in would be great. Overall great stay to the point we are coming back on the 18th one of our best stays.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "There were no blinds in the bathrooms, and the supplied towels were small."

    The property listing stated 2 baths, but these have been replaced - the new bathrooms were very nice but not as per the listing and photographs. The heating instructions in the property manual are incorrect and not for the new system in place. We could not get the heating above 17 degrees on most evenings with the small bedroom being so cold that our children woke up cold at 2am. Not what we wanted for a holiday. Overall, this has the capacity to be a great property but it feels incomplete, there are no additional blankets or pillows, it totally lacks any home comforts. There wasn't even a dishwasher tablet or welcome pack. This lack of finishing touches really let it down.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will look at the listing to ensure that it is correct. We will also look at the issue that you experienced with the heating. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn2.8Oct 2023

  • "A great house to stay in ."

    Everything was at hand. Pity about the toilet .

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property is lovely and in a very quiet area just outside of Ambleside."

    It is very spacious and comfortably furnished. Fabulous views from the conservatory at the back of the property .

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay in a great location lovely and clean beds very comfortable , the only thing i would say is the garden and the outside of the property looked like it was in need a a bit of loving care ."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.1Aug 2023

  • "Todd Crag is a wonderful, comfortable property."

    Extremely convenient for access to the fells and walking into Ambleside. . The bed is very comfortable, plenty of hot water , superb lounge with large smart tv. Parking outside the cottage is a bonus as are the local buses to the Langdales and Coniston. This is my 3rd visit this year and I have already booked for September.

    Returning VisitorJun 2023

  • "Location and overall style of the house are excellent ."

    A few points make it 4 stars rather than 5 for us : a larger rug and a seat in the hall would work better for walking boot users; there needs to be another small saucepan in the kitchen and some specific instructions should be available for the TV. Notwithstanding these points, would definitely stay again - we are returning visitors already !

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed in Todd Crag before."

    New beds are an improvement but the property still feels in need of TLC. The garden is sadly quite neglected. Our last 2 days were ruined by the smoke alarms beeping intermittently during our last 2 nights. Although Heart of the Lakes attended after the first night the problem was not resolved. Interestingly this problem has been reported before on other reviews yet it is still happening.

    Reviewed by Rosamund2.8Sep 2022

  • "The garden is very over grown with weeds and bushes and lets the property down big style."

    The pathways are restricted due to the over grown vegetation in some areas dangerous because you can’t see where you are going. The so called gardener must cut the lawns but throws the cuttings in the boarders. Even one of the neighbours mentioned the jungle. There also a number a places with broken fencing where a dog could escape so for a dog friendly listing that could do with being sorted. Very disappointing. Otherwise be prepared for steep roads when walking to the property from town. Otherwise a great little property in a very nice quiet area with the occasional Deer in the neighbours gardens. Plenty of hot water and water pressure to die for. Facilities score is poor because if the gardens

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with beautiful views."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jun 2022

  • "Nice property just needs some personal touches that makes the holiday maker feel home"

    Reviewed by Gary3.8May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation would stay again"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2022

  • "All fine. Convenient location, easy parking and good facilities."

    Garage good for bikes. Warming gas fire in lounge. Good TV - you can connect to your own services like netflix but remember to log out afterwards. 2nd time here, no problems. --- Minor points. Garage door a bit sticky and needs a service. Would be good if you left basics like hand soap in the kitchen and bathrooms. Every time have to buy 4 bars of soap and leave them barely used at the end of the stay. Welcome pack is good but only 3 dishwasher tabs means you have to buy locally and Tesco only sell large minimum pack sizes. Remember to bring some basics with you but that applies to all rentals.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Great bungalow, has plenty of space and views to the fells are awesome!"

    Set in a very peaceful location too. Bungalow is in good condition and well equipped for our holiday, the only gripe is lack of teaspoons and a bin for recycling, when on holiday you don't wish to be looking for a recycling centre. Well recommended

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Apr 2022

  • "A nicely equipped property in a good position with a spacious garden and good parking."

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Disappointed not as described or as shown in the photos."

    Newish kitchen and bathrooms but the rest of the fixtures and fittings are worn out and in need of replacement / refurbishment. A Good point, walkable distance to the town and the property has its own large car parking space.

    Reviewed by Colin1.6Feb 2022

  • "Cottage comfortable and clean lights didn’t work in lounge would be helpful to have spare bulbs."

    Garden very messy abit of a tidy sweep up would be nice.probably would book again p saxton Sheffield

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jan 2022

  • "Property was cold, radiators badly need bleeding."

    There was a gas fire but no instructions for use and no idea if it worked or not. Free view crashed twice for 3-4 hrs each time. Smoke alarm needs attention as keep making a noise.

    Reviewed by S4.1Nov 2021

  • "Todd crag,was a decent size property,lovely location,just lots of issues,for example the smoke alarms beeps four or five times a night,because they are on a chain they all beep at once,lights don’t work lounge,main bedroom!"

    Nice kitchen ,couldn’t find a switch for the cooker hood maybe it’s automatic,never came on!lack of cleaning products if you’d have spilt anything luckily we didn’ visitor book either! For saying it’s a four star property,I’m afraid it’s no where near especially when you pay £1400 for a week.we’re not newcomers to renting ,or the lakes must be thirty odd properties under our belt !

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Oct 2021

  • "Things in the house were not up to standard failure in some aspects of the property."

    Mr Newton has already listed the faults of the property

    Reviewed by Bryan3.1Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed a very pleasant couple of weeks staying in Todd Crag."

    The house itself is spacious with a nice kitchen, good quality bathrooms and quite a large garden. Access to a garage is very helpful as we needed to store bikes and the drive was plenty big enough for two large cars. If I was being picky I would say that more pans were needed in the kitchen, one big one and two small ones is not great for cooking for a family of four. A couple of medium sized pans would be very helpful. Some of the bushes in the garden could do with a good trip too as various sets of steps are getting a bit over grown. In summary Todd Crag is a nice cottage and I would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely spacious house, very convenient walk to Ambleside town."

    The views are just incredible from the house and there was a lovely sitting spot to enjoy a glass of something whilst enjoying the view. The house has newly renovated bathrooms and kitchen and everything we needed with the added bonus of it being dog friendly. Thankyou for a lovely place to stay!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully located on a hill and helpful to have parking in front of the house."

    Slightly confusing bin emptying instructions and why no on-site recycling bin? We had to go down the hill with a bag of recycling to the recycling area at the bottom of the hill. Also couldn’t locate hairdryer and could’ve done with more coffee mugs and air fresheners in bathrooms. Modern appliances but smallish kitchen dustbin mounted in door. Little information on local sightseeing and places to eat a bit disappointing. Overall a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful position and the views are great."

    Unfortunately the en-suite bathroom smelled of damp and it was difficult to get rid of the smell. Blinds or curtains are required at a number of windows and some of the furniture has seen better days. The garden is beautiful and it was such a great week of weather that we spent a lot of time outside.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Apr 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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Gas central heating with coal effect gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden patio with furniture

The property

Resting within a residential cul-de-sac, just a scenic walk from the bustling of town centre of Ambleside is this detached bungalow, Todd Crag.

Situated in an elevated setting, Todd Crag enjoys views of the fells from all the rear windows and offers an ideal holiday accommodation for either two couples or a family wanting a pleasant base from which to enjoy the best of the Lake District.

Arrive at the cottage and park up on the driveway before heading up a few steps to reach the front door.

Step inside to discover the spacious L-shaped living room where you can unwind on the sofa in the evening or on a sunny day, slide open the patio doors to reveal the balcony and take in the sweep of the fells around Ambleside and down to Lake Windermere.

Try your hand at a spot of home-cooking by making use of the quality appliances within the sleek kitchen, including an electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment and a dishwasher.

Delight in the dish at the well-presented dining table, before you pop open a bottle of gin and toast to a magnificent holiday in the Lake District.

Catch up on your rest in the master bedroom, complete with light colours, a fitted wardrobe and a king-size double bed, along with a en-suite bathroom so you can have your own privacy while getting prepared for the day.

There is also a twin room which has use of the fully tiled family bathroom with bath and shower over.

The centre of Ambleside is just a gentle stroll away and offers a wealth of shops, pubs, traditional inns and restaurants to take advantage of, plus an independent cinema which showcases the latest films and live music.

For the avid walkers of the group there are plenty of beautiful walks in the area, with some particularly breathtaking routes towards Stock Ghyll Force, a 70 foot waterfall in a wooded area, as well as around the shores of Coniston Water which also offers some of the best mountain biking around.

Slightly further afield you can access Hawkshead and Esthwaite Water, along with Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere and Lakeside, each of which host their own attractions and atmosphere.

Todd Crag is an idyllic getaway to one of the UK’s most desirable holiday destinations.

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

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 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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