Views from fells behind Todd Crag properties

Self Catering Lake District Cottages


Grasmere and Ambleside Cottages

enquiries to +44(0)1325 374278 or 07774 116 962

Quality self catering Lake District holiday cottages with parking in Grasmere and Ambleside in the heart of the English Lake District

Privately owned and managed

for holiday cottages in Lake District

The Langdales from Loughrigg Tarn. A pleasant walk from our properties.


Our Properties

Todd Crag House Clappersgate

(sleeps 4)


Azalea Cottage Clappersgate

(sleeps 2)


Todd Crag Clappersgate  

(sleeps 2)


3 Becksteps Grasmere

(sleeps 4)


Fernleigh Ambleside

(sleeps 5)


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Pets accepted by arrangement.


For your information.

From Clappersgate it is only 10 minutes walk to Waterhead where you can take a ferry to various places on Windermere, launch your canoe/dinghy, have a meal/drink overlooking the lake, enjoy the view and feed the ducks, or if you're feeling energetic swim to the southern end and back (about 26 miles!).

Nearest airports Manchester and Liverpool about 100 miles. Nearest train station Windermere about 6 miles. Use of car is convenient but not essential. Ambleside is also a good centre for using public transport-buses.

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Walk circuits from the cottages include:
1. Stockghyll Waterfall 1km
2. Todd Crag 3km. Wonderful views over lake Windermere.
3. Loughrigg. 5km Excellent views of all central fells.
4. High Sweden Bridge. 4km. Pretty bridge and good views.
5. Wansfell Pike 11km. Good views of Ambleside and lake
6. Grasmere round Rydal Water and Grasmere lake 13km
7. Fairfield Horseshoe. 16 km. Strenuous ridge walk.

Many other walks are easily accessible because Ambleside is centrally situated with roads to all four points of the compass.

The ferry terminal at Waterhead, Ambleside is only 15 minutes walk away from Clappersgate. Cruises on the lake go to Wray Castle, Far Sawrey (you can walk between these 2 along the lake shore), Bowness, Brockhole and Lakeside at the southern end.

Swimming pool at Troutbeck Bridge.

Golf at Windermere Golf Club LA23 3NB, provided you are a member of a recognised golf club and have an official handicap. Otherwise pitch and put in Ambleside Platt’s park .

Tennis: courts in Platt’s Park, Ambleside. Club social play in Queen’s Park, Windermere, Sunday afternoon.

Cinema: 5 screens at Zeffirelli’s in Ambleside (with meal deal available).

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick 40 minutes drive, Brewery Arts Centre, Bowness 15 minutes drive.

Food in Ambleside accessible on foot: At least 18 restaurants, 4 pubs, 7 hotels & 2 supermarkets: Co-op and Spar (open 7 days/early to late).

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Please note that up to 2 well behaved pets are welcome for which we do not make an additional charge. However, we do not expect to find any evidence of a pet upon your departure as rectification by our cleaners can be both time consuming and potentially costly. In this respect we are asking for a precautionary £50 deposit on all of our properties This will be returned to you within a few days of your departure,






3 Becksteps, Grasmere.

Traditional Lakeland cottage situated in the centre of the

village. Sleeps 4, Fabulous views from front and rear of

Silver Howe, Helm Crag and Arthur's Seat. Close to all

amenities and with dedicated car parking .

Free Internet Connection and smart television

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Todd Crag, Clappersgate Ambleside (Sleeps 2) .   


Look no further if you are seeking a very comfortable retreat with a magnificent open fire for those winters evenings.

Cottage garden with patio and views of Todd Crag to the rear

and Wansfell from the front. Private car parking for one vehicle.     

This a ground floor apartment with lots of original features including

original oak beams and supports, magnificent open fireplace. The

 entrance hall boasts the original tiles, oak door and wood panelling.

The accommodation comprises of Lounge, bedroom, kitchen (with

dishwasher and loads of appliances), bathroom with shower, and large utility.


The porch seats are an ideal spot for the morning coffee...............



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Todd Crag House, Clappersgate, Ambleside. Sleeps 4,  

lounge, dining room, dining kitchen, two bedrooms with king sized beds, one with en-suite, house bathroom and exclusive use of

mature garden with views of the fells and Lake Windermere,

private car parking. 

Free Internet Connection        

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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.








Fernleigh Millans Park Ambleside


is a substantial terraced house in the centre of Ambleside with its own parking space.


It sleeps 5.







Fernleigh is a substantial terraced house in the centre of Ambleside

with its own parking space. It comprises of Lounge with multi fuel stove, Dining Room

with polished oak floor and Kitchen with slate floor and granite surfaces on the ground

floor. On the mezzanine landing you will find fully equipped utility with washing / drying

facilities. On the first floor the superb west facing bedroom has a fully tiled en-suite with

shower, w/c and wash hand basin. You will also find fully tiled house bathroom with

shower, w/c, wash hand basin and fabulous cast iron, free standing slipper bath on the

same floor. The third floor has a further bedroom facing west towards Loughrigg and a

further bedroom with with single bed and views of Wansfell to the east..

There is a private garden to the rear and store. Parking for two cars.

Internet connection.

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Azalea Cottage, Clappersgate, Ambleside

Sleeps 2, exclusive use of cottage garden and courtyard. Private car parking.





Azalea Cottage is a one bedroom detached cottage

is set in the mature grounds of Todd Crag House. Azalea Cottage has been transformed from

its early modest use into a most comfortable and cosy retreat with private parking.

Picturesque Clappersgate is situated on the outskirts and a 15 minute stroll from the  

Ambleside village,

WiFi  and Satellite TV

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enquiries to +44(0)1325 374278 or 07774 116 962