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Rock Cottage

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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Rock Cottage was an ideal place for us to stay."

    The cottage was spacious, warm & had all we needed. It's also ideally placed for exploring the beautiful area both on foot & by road. It's proximity to Ambleside made shopping, going out to eat & even going to the cinema so easy. A great home from home for all weather.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Nov 2023

  • "Needs a deep clean."

    Dishwasher tablets and basic essentials would have been nice. But a lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your comments. We take all comments on board. As the property is self catering, these essentials are not always provided. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shona3.1Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was as described and very conveniently located for Ambleside and touring the Lakes."

    It was noisier than we expected as it is very close to a busy road and perhaps this should be flagged up. The en-suite facility in one bedroom was really tiny and a tumble dryer would be helpful in such a rainy area, but overall we were satisfied. It would be great for a group of active young people.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Sep 2023

  • "The Cottage is well equipped comprising a living space, a hall and a combined kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, two bedrooms on the first floor one with an ensuite and a bathroom, there is a bedroom in the attic with three single beds."

    The descriptive on the Sykes website details external storage, but none was available during our stay. (If I had known this when making the reservation, I would not have booked the property.) The property is located in close proximity to the A593 (approximately 20metres.) The noise of the passing traffic is distinct from the first floor bedroom to the front of the dwelling. Overall, the cottage is well presented and is favourably located for walking, particularly Loughrigg Fell. At the price point that is being requested the storage should be available and for me having to find alternative arrangements for storing the roof box and bikes was disappointing. As nice, as the property is I would not re-book the property due to its proximity to the A593 and the lack of storage.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.4Aug 2023

  • "Rock cottage was the perfect cottage for our family trip to the Lake District."

    Cost, clean but at the same time a Tardis experience. We were mixed ages and interests but there was so much to do from the door step. We cycled, ran, took the bus and hiked and also able to walk into Ambleside for mini golf, cinema and food.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay here, exploring the Lakes."

    Ambleside was an easy walk away, and the cottage was spacious and comfortable for a couple of days when rain forced an indoor day! The property could really benefit from a tumble drier. We found it impossible to get our rain-soaked clothes and washing dry as the main room is quite dark and cool. The sofa covers were quite tatty and stained, and there was mould around the shower door and fluff build-up in the shower extractor fan. Otherwise, a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2023

  • "Had a very nice week in this property with the family."

    Good period building with interior to match. The place had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The one thing I would maybe say is that the description should mention that it is near a very busy fast main road, that did get quite noisy at times during the day. With us having a dog and two small children we always had to be wary when opening the front door. Other than that we thought the place was fab and would recommend it to anyone else looking for a break just outside Ambleside town.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and thank you for your recommendations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4May 2023

  • "This is a well equipped property with three large bedrooms and comfortable beds."

    Kitchen table is great for playing board games or cards. Good location if you didn't want to use a car. Ambleside is a short walk away and bus stop is a minute away. It is also worth finding the blue folder which gives loads of information on the history of the property and the renovations carried out. We had a great week and would certainly stay here again.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have spent a number of Christmas’s at Rock Cottage."

    We had a good time, but unfortunately it was difficult this year. My mother in law is 92 now and we realised this cottage is not suitable for the elderly or slightly disabled. Handles in the bathrooms and toilets would have been very helpful. The television was poor and small for today’s standards. The rugs and upholstery needs updating. I am afraid we will not be staying at Rock cottage again.

    Thank you for your loyal custom over the years, we always appreciate client feedback. We understand your frustration with the TV. We are in an area of poor signal, and the best signal is obtained by using a satellite dish, which significantly limits the choice of smart TV. We have replaced our satellite dish with a new upgraded model which has improved the signal. We have also bought a new 43 inch TV, which we feel is the largest size screen that the room can take Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Dec 2022

  • "We have just enjoyed a week's stay at Rock Cottage, the cottage is lovely retaining a lot of original features, kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed an evening meal sitting round the farmhouse table chatting about what we had done that day."

    Parking space is an added bonus and location brilliant for exploring the surrounding towns and villages that are only short drive away. Also path that takes you up on to Loughrigg fell literally on your doorstep

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant base for exploring the Lakes."

    Very well equipped and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage in a great location."

    Would definitely stay again. Only a couple of small issues. On arrival the dishwasher was on with a full load. The oven had been left on. Could not find the alocated bin for Rock cottage.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.4Jul 2022

  • "The microwave needs replacing, although it works, it is very outdated."

    The beds in the attic room- 2 of which were uncomfortable. The bed nearest the stairs was the best of the three. A double duvet was stuffed into a single duvet cover for these three beds. Not really acceptable in my opinion. Otherwise a most enjoyable holiday in a beautiful location, and very cosy by the fireside.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Rock Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a lovely holiday. Since your stay we have replaced the microwave with a Samsung oven microwave. We have also replaced all three single mattresses with top of the range Vispring pocket sprung mattresses. We have asked the Housekeeper to use double duvet covers in the future. Thanks again for your comments and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4Feb 2022

  • "Rock cottage is in a great place to explore Ambleside and the surrounding area."

    The parking is a bonus as there is no other parking near the property although a sign would be useful as it was dark when we arrived and a little difficult to locate. We telephoned the office for guidance and were told to drive through the gate, don't do this as the parking is on the right before the gate. The cottage states there is a log burner but there was no wood, matches or anything else to enable a fire to be made so we didn't know if there was an issue so we chose not to try starting a fire in the fireplace. This did mean that it was a little chilly sometimes as the weather was cold and we couldn't find anywhere to adjust the heating. The beds and bedding are lovely and clean and comfortable and the towels are big and fluffy. Overall the cottage is great and we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Feb 2022

  • "An easy booking process, and the covid delays were dealt with in a very fair and efficient way."

    The cottage is lovely, and we would gladly stay there again.

    Reviewed by M4.7May 2021

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  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x first-floor triple
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview/Freesat and DVD Player, Wi-Fi (72MB bandwidth)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for two cars - 1 minute walk away
  • Front porch with bench
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: there is no garden

The property

Rock Cottage, which is situated in the hamlet of Clappersgate, has three-bedrooms spread over three floors.

The cottage is one mile from the bustling town of Ambleside.

The Grade II listed 17th-century cottage offers comfort and modern amenities in a traditional setting.

The two sons of the Romantic poet Coleridge lodged here in 1808.

You will love Rock Cottage for its originality, blended with cosy furnishings and contemporary facilities. Views of Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, can be seen from the first floor and there are numerous opportunities to explore the many captivating footpaths and dramatic trails from your front door.

On your return, store your walking gear in the useful outside storeroom then before you go inside sit on the garden bench by your front porch to reflect on the day’s ad-ventures and watch the world go by.

Your spacious cottage is also perfectly placed to explore the area’s interesting towns, villages, ham-lets and wonderful countryside, by car or by public transport.

Park in one of your private off-road spaces, walk a hundred yards to your front porch then take the couple of steps up to your comfortable sitting room.

After your journey, relax in front of the superb, original period Victorian range and appreciate the authenticity of the attractive flag-floor and the traditional deeply-set windows.

Find your lovely, shaker style kitchen and make use of your contemporary appliances to rustle up a delicious family meal to enjoy on your cottage style dining table, as you plan the next day’s exciting activities.

After your busy day, walk up to the first floor to relax in your comfortable bedrooms.

On this floor, you will find two spacious double bedrooms.

One of them has an en-suite shower room.

There is a separate WC on a half landing.

Your family bathroom has a bath with shower over.

Climb further to top floor family room, where you will find three single beds set within a pitched ceiling, cruck beams and a Velux window.

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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