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Todd Crag     

 3 Becksteps Grasmere      Fernleigh Ambleside

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Todd Crag House in Clappersgate on the outskirts of Ambleside.LA22 9NA

Our beautiful 16th Century gentleman's residence has been sympathetically restored to provide luxurious self catering accommodation on two levels in the pretty hamlet of Clappersgate.


Guests are able to relax and enjoy the delightful mature gardens extending to 0.66 acres with lawns, shrubs  and mature fruit trees and views of the fells and Lake Windermere.  Loughrigg Fell can be accessed from the path adjacent. Todd Crag House is a tranquil retreat situated on the road to Langdale overlooking Brathay Bridge  with busy Ambleside less than 1 mile away where you will find an array of shops, restaurants and pubs to meet all needs.

Todd Crag House occupies the upper level of this two storey stone built residence. Although this is is on the upper level access is easy. The house is built into the sloping garden. Three wide stone steps lead to the entrance door. There is ample space for 2 cars adjacent. The entrance door leads directly into the reception kitchen. The fully equipped natural oak dining kitchen with slate floor has views of the fells and garden.

The elegant and spacious lounge is beautifully furnished with deep cushioned sofas, Victorian fireplace with living flame electric fire, deep window seat, and Laura Ashley colour scheme. A wide screen digital TV with satellite channels are provided.

There is, in addition a wonderful, sunny sitting/dining room with rosewood furniture and comfortable sofa situated in the large west facing bay window. This is an ideal place to quietly relax or dine in style. TV also.

The master bedroom is fitted with Schreiber  furniture, a king size bed and window seat. There are seasonal views towards the lake. This bedroom has  a fully tiled en-suite, WC, wash basin and cubicle shower.

The second bedroom, also with king size bed is situated at the rear of the property has views of the garden and the fells behind.

In addition there is a fully tiled house bathroom having a bath (with powerful shower over), washbasin and WC.

There is a small utility room that houses the gas boiler and tumble drier situated off the centrally located hall with 'Sunpipe' natural lighting.

Lazy summer days are designed for enjoying in the delightful garden with patio furniture and benches. You will be amazed at the size of this dwelling and comfort for 4 people.

Quiet and obedient dogs are welcome.

Sorry, but no children under 12 years.


PETS  Up to 2 well behaved pets are welcome for which we do not make an additional charge. We do not expect to find any evidence of the pet at the end of the visit and we must ask for a precautionary 50 returnable deposit.

If you enjoy low level walks the track adjacent to the property leads directly onto the fells and our personal favourite is onto Todd Crag and beyond. The views are fabulous! We are not alone for others have recorded the views on their web site. If you have a few minutes to spare click here. You will see Todd Crag House as part of their portrayal.


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Todd Crag House, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, second bedroom, house bath/shower room, lounge and the garden in the Spring.

Key Facilities

Property Type     Apartment
Location     Close to Village
Kingsize     2
Bath & Shower     1
En-suite with shower     1
WC     2
Heating     Gas
Fire   Electric
TV     Digital & Satellite
Additional TV     3
DVD     Yes
Oven     Electric
Hob     Electric
Refrigeration     Fridge/Freezer
Dishwasher     Yes
Laundry Facilities     Washer and Dryer
Garden     Yes
Garden Furniture     Yes
Private Parking     2 Spaces
Pub nearby     In Ambleside
Pets     By arrangement
Babies     Yes
Children     None under 12
Wi Fi Unlimited



Millions of bluebells in Fishgarth Woods behind Clappersgate June 2013

Ambleside and Grasmere. 4 Star self catering holiday properties in Ambleside (Clappersgate) and Grasmere, Lake District, Cumbria, UK.  Grasmere and Ambleside are in the Heart of the Lake District Cumbria close to Windermere, Bowness, Keswick, Coniston, Hawkshead, Langdale, Ullswater, Derwentwater, and Lake Windermere. If you want superior pet friendly self catering accommodation in Ambleside, Clappersgate or Grasmere we can assist.