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Rock Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042607)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Hodsdon

    “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.

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

    - Mr Hodsdon, May 2021

This property is part of the Heart Of The Lakes collection.
We are a Local Lake District business offering a wide range of Lake District cottages, apartments and houses; some old, some modern and something for every taste, but ALL within the National Park and therefore in the heart of one of Britain's loveliest corners.

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.


  • 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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front porch with bench and outdoor storage area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

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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