Recently added – we are taking bookings from November 2023 onwards
Wayside cottage is very warm and welcoming Grade II Listed Building, almost four hundred years old with numerous exposed oak beams and slate floors. It has been modernised to a high standard of comfort whilst retaining its period charm. The cottage is situated in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near the head of Lake Windermere and close to Ambleside; convenient for exploring the central Lake District. The pretty villages of Hawkshead, Grasmere, Bowness, Keswick and Coniston are a short drive away, while the many shops, restaurants, pubs and cinemas of Ambleside are only a short walk away along a pavement that takes you over Rothay Bridge. It makes a good base for a walking holiday with many fine walks from the door. The accommodation is well laid out and sleeps up to six adults in one double and two twin bedrooms.
The entrance hall, which has a traditional floor of slate flagstones, gives access to the lounge, the spacious kitchen/ dining room and the downstairs shower room with w/c. The lounge – which has fell views – has a leather suite with seating for six, Smart TV and a log-burning stove set in the original feature fireplace.
The farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room has been completely refitted to a high standard with oak units, granite worktops and Neff appliances. It has a slate floor and is very well equipped with a full range of modern appliances including fridge-freezer, dishwasher, double electric fan oven, dual gas/electric hob, extractor fan and microwave. The large dining table is ideal for family meals.
On the first floor are two bedrooms, both with original fireplaces and furnished with antique pine, one double and one with twin beds. The double bedroom has exposed beams and fell views of Wansfell Pike. The bathroom, with shaver point, hand basin, toilet and electric shower over a magnificent, very large, antique iron bath, is also on this floor. A second staircase leads to the third bedroom on the second floor. It has exposed roof beams, twin pine beds and a TV, with Now TV.
The cottage has gas central heating throughout and all rooms except the cloakroom, have radiators with individual thermostatic controls.
There is a secure shed to the rear of the property with room to store bicycles. Logs area available in the shed to be used at guests discretion, however the supply is limited so log availability can’t be guaranteed. Wayside Cottage has reserved parking for two cars in a shared private car park. For loading/ unloading there is temporary parking on the pavement outside the door. A well behaved pet is welcome but it must be kept downstairs and not allowed into the bedrooms.
Note: Wayside Cottage is located by the roadside. The front porch has a stable door at waist height which is separate to the front door and acts as a barrier to the road.