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Situated in the small hamlet of Clappersgate only 15 minutes walk from Ambleside, The Old Dairy is the perfect bolt hole for those wishing to get away from it all. Once upon a time it was the old dairy to the former manor 'The Croft' set just behind the cottage, originally built around 1830 for a wealthy Liverpool sugar merchant.
The owners of The Old Dairy, Alison & Mark spent a long time searching for just the right property, since then they have made lots of good quality improvements and also retained lots of the original features including the hayloft which is now the perfect place to hide with a good book. Their love for the property and the area really shows, with lots of quirky niknaks, pretty fabrics and comfy furniture, all making this the perfect place to stay.
Entrance is into the hallway with space for boots and coats. The kitchen is perfect for two and is well equipped with everything you could need including a washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment and a view over the cobbled courtyard at the front. The shower room was newly fitted last year and has large walk in shower, sink and w.c, underfloor heating and heated towel rail... beautifully cosy with plenty of space to warm your towels. The bedroom is very pretty and romantic with a high ceiling, wardrobe, chest of drawers and double bed. The lounge / dining room looks out over the courtyard and has a solid wood floor, a comfy leather sofa, separate chair, flatscreen tv and electric fire inset also dining table and chairs to one side. Above the lounge is the hayloft, with it's own comfy seat and window, no better place to escape to with a book. (please bear in mind the low ceiling).
The Old Dairy has it's own slate bench overlooking the courtyard and guests also benefit from the use of a riverside garden a short distance away, with seating overlooking the river and boat access should you bring your kayak! Parking for 1 car directly outside. The property benefits from gas central heating and wifi throughout.
We want our holiday cottages to be a 'home for home'. All the beds are made up ready for you, towels are included so no need to bring those, and shower mats are also provided. Two tea towels and a set of oven gloves/oven cloth will be in the kitchen along with a starter pack that includes: washing up liquid, kitchen roll, toilet roll, basic cleaning products, a bin bag in each bin. This is just to 'start you off'; you will need to buy your own once these have run out.
Local Shop -The Spar, Tesco's Express, Coop Stores - Ambleside
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda, Sainsburys and Tesco deliver
Local Pub - Numerous pubs in Ambleside - The Royal Oak, The Red Lion, Churchills, The Unicorn etc.
Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 22 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 5.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 94 miles
A few attractions in the area
Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 4.7 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 6.1 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 2.9 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 6.3 miles
Waterhead - 1.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 4.6 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 4.4 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 0.9 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 12 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 13.6 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 18 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 7.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 18 miles
Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 4.7 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 8.9 miles
Putting green and crazy golf, Ambleside - 1 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 8 miles
Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead -5.8 miles
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Private parking
- Towels provided
- 1 mile to a pub
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|B||18th February 2017 - 31st March 2017||£370.00|
|C||1st April 2017 - 7th April 2017||£413.00|
|I||8th April 2017 - 21st April 2017||£569.00|
|F||22nd April 2017 - 28th April 2017||£459.00|
|D||29th April 2017 - 26th May 2017||£419.00|
|I||27th May 2017 - 2nd June 2017||£569.00|
|F||3rd June 2017 - 16th June 2017||£459.00|
|G||17th June 2017 - 21st July 2017||£480.00|
|H||22nd July 2017 - 25th August 2017||£529.00|
|E||26th August 2017 - 29th September 2017||£459.00|
|C||30th September 2017 - 13th October 2017||£413.00|
|H||14th October 2017 - 20th October 2017||£529.00|
|I||21st October 2017 - 27th October 2017||£569.00|
|B||28th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017||£370.00|
|B||23rd December 2017 - 24th December 2017||£370.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
This is our second stay here, it's so pretty and convenient for the town. So many local walks meant we didn't need to use the car much!Fabulous holiday!!!Mrs JANE Tomlinson - 22nd October 2016
We booked our cottage via the excellent website which provided an genuine description of the property and the facilities available. A well located, well equipped and beautiful property. Ideal for a couple.Mr N Chater - 24th September 2016
We loved the charm and style of the cottage, very definitely a "one off" and a memorable experience.Mrs S Ford - 3rd September 2016
The website is extremely easy to use. The booking procedure was efficient and the property was exactly as shown. Thank you.Ms M Campbell - 20th August 2016
I like the basket in the kitchen with milk,sugar,tea and coffee. It enabled us to have a drink while waiting for our shopping delivery.Mrs SUSAN Mees - 16th July 2016
Excellent cottage perfect location and very quiet area.Ms D Pala - 11th June 2016
Don't hesitate to book with The Good Life Cottage Company! Excellent service and communication. My little cottage The Old Dairy was absolutely beautiful - a tiny bit of paradise in my favourite part of the U.K. Wish I was back there!!Dr A Hunt - 7th May 2016
Very comfortable and warm especially as it was quite cold weather when we were rhereMr B Williams - 25th March 2016
Very nicely presented a lovely little cottage.Mr P Jones - 5th March 2016
Lovely charming cottage with good access to ambleside and walks on your doorstepMiss L Collins - 22nd December 2015
My daughter (aged 10), our little dog Titch and myself enjoyed our stay. Clappersgate was a great location and I would recommend The old Dairy. Thanks for a lovely holiday.Miss K Burman - 22nd August 2015
Very friendly and helpful service!Ms C Blowers - 4th July 2015
Lovely cottage, in the perfect location, will definitely return.Mrs EF Messingham - 6th June 2015
We very much enjoyed our week in the Lake District and are really happy with our experience of renting a cottage through the Good Life Cottage Company.Ms P Escassi - 11th April 2015
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