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Todd Crag

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Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "After getting Todd Crag last minute due due to a double booking error by a 3rd party agent."

    We picked Todd Crag after looking at reviews & that it had all we required in terms of facilities. The property was clean & warm on our arrival which was particularly welcome after our stressful 24 hours. Our initial reaction was wow at the entrance hall ( after a chuckle at the quirky back door ) a quick inspection found a property furnished in keeping with the age of the house , the sofa were very comfy to chill out on. The bedroom comfy kingsize bed , with clean adequate storage for a holiday. The many side lamps fitted around the property gave a lovely ambiance when on( I personally dislike overhead lighting & rarely use it ). The large kitchen was lovely & enough of everything to cook quick meals in the evening with the dishwasher meaning we didnt have a ton of washing up. Bathroom & shower all good, with lovely fluffy towels provided. We didn't need the washer & dryer but appreciated they were there. So all in all a wonderful week, with walks straight from the door meaning we didn't use the car for 4 days. The driveway is very steep & there's not much visibility to pull out but as there is so many walks from the door it was a very minor inconvenience. You are on the main road from Ambleside however the secondary glazing reduces the noise & we weren't disturbed overnight. Yes there is a property above us which was occupied by the owners for the last couple of days of our break we rarely heard any noise & then only very occasional light footsteps which did not disturb us in any way . All in all a fabulous property , which we will be returning to .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had almost a week in this accommodation in early August 2023 (Saturday to Friday)."

    Myself, my wife and 11 month old Cavapoo pup. Upon arrival we were pleased that it was clean and tidy and didn't smell of previous doggy guests, which was a nice surprise. It's situated in a lovely spot with lovely views to the front and from the elevated rear garden. Nice walk into Ambleside via easy roadside path. Good points to the property were that it had a well appointed kitchen and a parking space right outside which is a bonus. Steep driveway definitely but if you enter and exit very slowly it's fine. All in all we were happy with the accommodation. Plenty of hot water for showers / baths and a utility room for any washing (although washer and dryer are both very small capacity and there are only a hanfull of pegs provided for hanging out any laundry). Tv's in lounge, bedroom and kitchen, however TV in lounge only received very limited terrestrial channels and the picture kept pulsing so think the TV is on its way out. Only warning I would give to anyone thinking of staying here is that this is the ground floor of a cottage that has accommodation above it. We were lucky in that there were only people occupying the floor above us for the first night of our stay, but that night we could hear their radio (or possibly TV) and any movement they made by walking around, etc. Not their fault but the constant noise from very creaky floorboards and poor soundproofing was unsettling and as a consequence gave us a restless night. Had there been someone upstairs for our entire stay then I doubt we would have lasted the week. Heating was on strangely (it hit 26deg C outside during our stay) but we just turned the rads down to help stem the output of heat. Some furniture and fixtures could do with updating / replacing as a lot of it feels like it's on its way out or is just about to break but that's a minor point as we value cleanliness over all else and on that score we were happy.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed the location and found the property clean. We take all feedback on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team The owners response is.... Washer and drier are normal domestic sizing. There are an adequate number of pegs for normal usage. The laundry service is intended for casual holiday use and not for anything other! The TV in the lounge is new. It is a Smart device with full internet capability and full Freeasat channels. Sorry guests not familiar with and how to operate new devices. Property meets all noise attenuation Local Authority requirements. Noise transition between upper and lower apartments is minimal and acceptable. This is a 400 year old property and perfection cannot be reasonably expected. Guests must have been aware. Owners are sole users of upper apartment and are careful not to disturb visitors! They provide heating to meet all needs. Heat, cold or other weather is not predictable but they do not wish visitors to be cold! Furnishings are expensive and/or antique / quality. Not on their way out as suggested! Owners challenge all of the allegations. The owners are genuinely sorry that the guests were dissatisfied . But they try and continue to provide an honest service for more than 20 years .....without reasonable complaint. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Aug 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.

    Jul 2023

  • "Very nice overall."

    Minus points - The hot water doesn't really get hot enough for a nice hot shower. There were a few cobwebs so cleaning not fantastic. One of the slate steps to the back door is loose - needs fixing. The steep drive ought to be mentioned in the description. For a nervous driver, when there is more than 1 car parked on the drive and the surface is wet, it could be quite tricky. Plus points - Nice cosy place with all you need for a short holiday. The maps & guide books provided were a real bonus & made picking some nice walks much easier.

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Oct 2021

  • "Excellent property, everything you need for a nice comfy stay."

    Property is perfectly situated for access to Ambleside and rest of lakes avoiding the Ambleside jam of doom!

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2021

  • "The drive was very steep and difficult."

    We ended up parking at a distance and walking.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.1Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was lovely and comfortable and cleanliness was generally good but it would have been nice to have had less spiders in the corners of every room!"

    That said we would have no issues in staying there again.

    Reviewed by Errol4.7Aug 2021

  • "Kitchen wasn’t very clean, lounge decor/furniture needs updating, windows needed cleaning, drive VERY steep"

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous spot easy access to all of the lakes very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Mj5.0Jul 2021

  • "Perfect combination of Lakeland rustic and convenience/facilities."

    Great location too. Any negatives were minor quibbles and what you would expect in an old period cottage in the Lakes. We are looking to book again .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Bahtroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Courtyard patio with furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1.3 miles.

The property

This sumptuously refurbished ground floor cottage apartment forms part of a traditional colour-washed gentleman’s residence and has many original features dating back 400 years.

Located at the foot of Loughrigg Fell in the hamlet of Clappersgate, its a short stroll from Ambleside.

The spacious lounge has oak beams, original panelling, stained glass windows and the fabulous open grate and surround are complimented by luxurious soft furnishings and tasteful palettes for your comfort. The fully fitted dining kitchen, has slate floors, with a large utility / laundry.

There is one spacious bedroom with king size bed, a window seat and plenty of storage, and a fully tiled bathroom with power shower.

There is a suntrap courtyard with fell views to the rear and garden furniture and a porch to the front with views to the south.

Private parking immediately outside.

Ambleside is a contemporary, characterful Lakeland village with a spectacular backdrop of Lake District fells.

Ideal for walking, cycling or boating activities, it is also a lovely spot for contemporary shops, leisurely lake cruises, award-winning Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs.

There are 2 cinemas, a Jazz bar and the Lake Cruises leave regularly from Waterhead, a great way to explore without driving.

The tiny 'Bridge House' is one of the most photographed places here, sat on a bridge in the middle of the village.

Oh, and don’t forget our Roman fort, Galava.

One of William Wordsworth's former family homes can be visited nearby at Rydal Mount & Gardens.

His Grasmere home, Dove Cottage, is also worth a visit and only a short drive away on the scenic A591.

You can also head over the equally scenic Kirkstone Pass to the beautiful Ullswater Valley.

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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