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Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1070134)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Claire

    “Failed to meet expectations is quite harsh.”

    The property is clean and adequate however I felt the description on the garden was misleading and not really suitable for little children. We also had very noisy neighbours who kept me up most nights. I didn’t realise the property was part of an apartment block. ...

    The property is clean and adequate however I felt the description on the garden was misleading and not really suitable for little children. We also had very noisy neighbours who kept me up most nights. I didn’t realise the property was part of an apartment block. The dishwasher and coffee pot was broken. I also feel that the busy road outside the complex should be warned about. However the property was very clean and a good location for other touristy spots. The book in the property needs a bit of updating and it would have been nice to have had a little welcome pack (milk, bread, biscuits etc) but I’m aware this could have been missed due to covid. I’m not sure it’s an ideal property for those families with younger children but would benefit families with teenagers.

    - Claire, August 2021

The property

This chocolate-box cottage lies in a courtyard of cottages just off the road in the village of Clappersgate, less than a mile from Ambleside, in the centre of the Lake District National Park.

Methera boasts a warm atmosphere, welcoming you from a day of fell walking; take a seat on the chic sofa and keep the designated chef company whilst they get to terms in the kitchen, with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher to assist in the preparation and cleaning of home-cooked meals.

As you tire, climb upstairs and be greeted by two king-size bedrooms, one of which can be arranged as a twin due to its zip/link functionality, providing flexible sleeping options for couples and families.

A sleek bathroom completes the interior, perfect for enjoying an evening soak or step under the rainfall shower for a refreshing start to the morning.

Outside, across the cobbled courtyard and road, there is a lovely, shared garden set on the banks of the River Brathay, which flows into Lake Windermere – here you can enjoy a favourite drink on a warm evening, away from the hustle and bustle of the cottages.

Avid walkers will be delighted to know there is a path behind the cottage, leading up to Loughrigg Fell where you can enjoy views over Ambleside to Wansfell from the summit, whilst there are plenty more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding area, particularly within Grizedale Forest where the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway is plenty of fun.

Venture into Ambleside and you’ll soon understand the popularity behind the town, offering a plethora of fine restaurants, friendly pubs, quirky shops ranging from boutiques to supermarkets, plus attractions such as Armitt Library and Museum Centre, White Platts Recreational Ground and the fascinating remains of the Ambleside Roman Fort.

The quaint village of Hawkshead is a short drive away and a must visit for literary lovers, boasting the Beatrix Potter Gallery to visit and of course, Hill Top at Near Sawrey.

If you’re seeking adventure in the heart of the Lake District, look no further than Methera.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stair gate available .Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Communal garden across the road
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: The access to the river is across the road through a small wicket gate and the garden is approached via 20 steps
  • Note: Care is required to access the river via metal steps.

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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Region Information

Please bring own travel cot

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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