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The Old Laundry

Ambleside 1 mile. An outstanding, ground floor, semi-detached courtyard cottage in the desirable hamlet of Clappersgate, just one mile from Ambleside in the heart of the Lakes. Located in the Lake District National Park, just 200 yards from the River Brathay and Lake Windermere, The Old Laundry is the perfect place to stay for a magical holiday amidst simply beautiful scenery. This superb cottage provides excellent accommodation, perfect for a relaxing break in an area surrounded by fells, lakes, rivers and wildlife with great local pubs, shops and restaurants within 15 minutes’ walk. Inside, there is a spacious open plan living area with a feature slate inglenook with gas fire, contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar and soft, comfortable seating. This cottage is so charming you might not want to leave! Both bedrooms are elegantly furnished and each has an en-suite wet-room with underfloor heating. Outside, across the cobbled courtyard and road, there is an idyllic shared garden on the banks of the River Brathay, which flows into Lake Windermere – a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and escape from the hustle and bustle. Every guest should take the path up Loughrigg Fell behind the cottage for the views over Ambleside to Wansfell, Lake Windermere, Rydal Water and Grasmere which will stay with you long after you have left this magical place. The quaint village of Hawkshead is just 10 minutes’ drive away, a real favourite for the lovers of Beatrix Potter with the Beatrix Potter Gallery to visit and of course, Hill Top at Near Sawrey. Whilst you are over this way, explore the Grizedale Forest and the many treks and cycleways – this vast forest is a haven for wildlife. On the way back why not stop off at the Drunken Duck Inn to enjoy a refreshing drink – dinner here is superb, but booking is essential! Whether this is your first visit or one of many to Ambleside, The Old Laundry will be your favourite holiday home.

All ground floor. Two double bedrooms with en-suite wet-room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar (seats 4) and sitting area with gas fire.

Amenities for Rental

Gas central heating and gas fire Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 2 cars Shared, lawned garden with furniture located across main road Two well-behaved dogs welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 1 mile Note: Cottage is located near a well-used road so care should be taken and some road noise may be heard in garden Note: The access to the river is through a small wicket gate and the garden is approached via 20 steps Note: No infants allowed Note: Beds are accessed from one side only.

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Listing Updated: 20/03/2021

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Rooms 2 · Sleeps 4

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Listing Address

The Old Laundry
Cumbria & The Lake District
Lake District
LA22 9LE

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


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