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The Old Laundry

Clappersgate near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916188)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • “Had a lovely stay at the cottage.”

    It’s really nicely presented inside with everything you need. Great location for exploring the lakes just 15 mins walk into Ambleside. Would highly recommend. John

    It’s really nicely presented inside with everything you need. Great location for exploring the lakes just 15 mins walk into Ambleside. Would highly recommend. John

    - John, November 2021

The property

Ambleside 1 mile.

An outstanding, ground floor, semi-detached courtyard cottage in the desirable hamlet of Clappersgate, just one mile from Ambleside in the heart of the Lakes.

Located in the Lake District National Park, just 200 yards from the River Brathay and Lake Windermere, The Old Laundry is the perfect place to stay for a magical holiday amidst simply beautiful scenery.

This superb cottage provides excellent accommodation, perfect for a relaxing break in an area surrounded by fells, lakes, rivers and wildlife with great local pubs, shops and restaurants within 15 minutes’ walk.

Inside, there is a spacious open plan living area with a feature slate inglenook with gas fire, contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar and soft, comfortable seating.

This cottage is so charming you might not want to leave!

Both bedrooms are elegantly furnished and each has an en-suite wet-room with underfloor heating.

Outside, across the cobbled courtyard and road, there is an idyllic shared garden on the banks of the River Brathay, which flows into Lake Windermere – a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and escape from the hustle and bustle.

Every guest should take the path up Loughrigg Fell behind the cottage for the views over Ambleside to Wansfell, Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere which will stay with you long after you have left this magical place.

The quaint village of Hawkshead is just 10 minutes’ drive away, a real favourite for the lovers of Beatrix Potter with the Beatrix Potter Gallery to visit and of course, Hill Top at Near Sawrey.

Whilst you are over this way, explore the Grizedale Forest and the many treks and cycleways – this vast forest is a haven for wildlife.

On the way back why not stop off at the Drunken Duck Inn to enjoy a refreshing drink – dinner here is superb, but booking is essential!

Whether this is your first visit or one of many to Ambleside, The Old Laundry will be your favourite holiday home.


  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite wet-room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 4) and sitting area with gas fire
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared, lawned garden with furniture located across main road
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Cottage is located near a well-used road so care should be taken and some road noise may be heard in garden
  • Note: The access to the river is through a small wicket gate and the garden is approached via 20 steps
  • Note: No infants allowed
  • Note: Beds are accessed from one side only.

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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.

Region Information

Note: No infants allowed.

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