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Rock Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042607)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Suzanne

    “The microwave needs replacing, although it works, it is very outdated.”

    The beds in the attic room- 2 of which were uncomfortable. The bed nearest the stairs was the best of the three. A double duvet was stuffed into a single duvet cover for these three beds. Not really acceptable in my opinion. Otherwise a most enjoyable holiday in a beautiful location, and very cosy by the fireside.

    - Suzanne, February 2022

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Rock Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a lovely holiday. Since your stay we have replaced the microwave with a Samsung oven microwave. We have also replaced all three single mattresses with top of the range Vispring pocket sprung mattresses. We have asked the Housekeeper to use double duvet covers in the future. Thanks again for your comments and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner


The property

Beamed ceilings, flag floors, deepset windows and a fine original period Victorian range all contribute to the character feel of Rock Cottage, which is set just off the road on the outskirts of Ambleside in the little hamlet of Clappersgate, close to the head of Lake Windermere. Coleridge's two sons lodged here in 1808 and the Grade II listed 17th century cottage offers all the comforts of home in a traditional setting. Lake Windermere can be seen from the upstairs front window. There are footpaths from the door to Todd Crag leading up to Loughrigg and fine mountain walking in the Langdale Valley is just a short drive away. Accommodation: Entrance porch with couple of steps into beamed sitting room with Victorian cast-iron range with open fire, TV with freesat channels, DVD,wi-fi , Modern fitted Shaker kitchen with up to date appliances and large table for family meals. The cottage is on three floors with two double bedrooms on the first floor - one with en-suite shower, basin and wc. Separate wc on half landing. Family bathroom has bath with shower over plus basin. Further stairs to top floor family room with three single beds, pitched ceiling, cruck beams and velux window. Dressed flag floors with rugs at ground level. Furnishings are comfortable and traditional with many pictures and good fabrics. Rock Cottage is deceptively spacious and offers a cosy welcome to guests in any season. Outside: There is a garden bench just outside the front porch. A useful outside storeroom will take care of your wet walking gear and maybe even a couple of bikes. Private off-road parking for two cars about 100 yards from the cottage. Ambleside village 1 mile, lake Windermere three quarters of a mile.


  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x first-floor triple
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview/Freesat and DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front porch with bench and outdoor storage area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note: there is no garden

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 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.