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Cottages in Elterwater

Elterwater is a picture postcard village nestled in the Great Langdale valley in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

At the centre of the village green stands an ancient maple tree from which the nearby cafe takes its name. There is an excellent choice of locally sourced home cooked food in the village either at the Eltermere restaurant or the Britannia Inn where you can also enjoy an alfresco cooling drink in the summer or warm up in a nook by the open fire if the weather is cold.

The name Elterwater derives from Old Norse meaning ‘swan lake’ and you may still see Whooper swans overwintering on the Elter lake which lies about half a mile (800 m) south east of the village. A paved level walkway takes you past the water to Skelwith Bridge and the cafe and shop at Chesters. The scenery en route of the surrounding Langdale Pikes is spectacular. Indeed Elterwater is a fantastic base for hikers, climbers, fell runners, cyclists and anyone who enjoys being outdoors amongst some of the most beautiful terrain the Lake District has to offer. If you love nature, be sure to look out for the free-roaming Herdwick sheep (although you can hardly miss them) and red squirrels.

Should you wish for some culture, Elterwater is within easy striking distance of Wordworth’s cottage, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin’s houses. The towns of Ambleside and Windermere are nearby for shopping or a boat trip or take a ride on the Ravendale and Eskdale steam railway and enjoy the stunning scenery in comfort.

Should you decide on taking a holiday cottage in the Lake District – and why would you not with such a lovely destination - there is an abundance of choice here in Elterwater. Cottages are traditionally built of stone and slate; the majority are dog-friendly and have beautiful views over the valley.

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Open plan kitchen diner 4 Swiss Villas

Ambleside - Lake District

An impressive property situated in an elevated position very close to Ambleside town centre.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£580 - £960 per week *

GL035 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.05 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Exterior Brathay Loft

Little Langdale - Lake District

Brathay Loft, on the outskirts of Little Langdale, gives a rare opportunity of staying in a stunning holiday home steeped in history and nestling amongst tranquil woodland.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£369 - £576 per week *

GL031 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Exterior Fell View

Elterwater - Lake District

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£725 - £1207 per week *

GL011 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Garden Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Garden Cottage is the perfect cosy cottage for 2 people looking to explore the Lake District National Park. Located in the heart of Elterwater village with walks from the doorstep in all directions.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
£334 - £460 per week *

GL050 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking

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Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Dining Area View 1 The Old Dairy

Clappersgate - Ambleside

The perfect bolt hole for two, wishing to get away from it all. Situated on the outskirts of Ambleside

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£360 - £579 per week *

GL036 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Kitchen Birch Tree Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Birch Tree Cottage is the perfect property to relax and undwind. The property boasts stunning views over Langdale Valley.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£396 - £650 per week *

GL042 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Lounge - View 1 Holly Tree Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Sat on the edge of Chapel Stile, this beautifully situated cottage is furnished tastefully throughout, and enjoys spectacular views towards Lingmoor and The Langdale Pikes.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£469 - £790 per week *

GL012 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.33 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Open Plan Living Room Oakdene Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Superbly situated in the centre of Chapel Stile, Oakdene Cottage sleeps 6 in comfort. Great walks from the door in all directions, close to shop and pub too!

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£488 - £890 per week *

GL038 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Wayside Cottage Clappersgate Wayside Cottage

Ambleside - Lake District

Wayside Cottage is a period holiday property that is full of character and charm. Enjoy a holiday with friends or family in this 6 person cottage. Located just outside Ambleside there's plenty of things to do and places...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£436 - £832 per week *

GL023 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.9 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Pet Friendly Sitting Room 18 Thrang Brow

Chapel Stile - Lake District

A charming terraced property boasting fantastic views over Baysbrown.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£455 - £695 per week *

GL019 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

WiFi GL045 - Sitting Room - View 2 Spinners

Grasmere - Lake District

Located in the centre of Grasmere village Spinners really does have everything on its doorstep. Being well equipped and beautifully finished this property offers everything you need for a fantastic self catering holiday.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£392 - £680 per week *

GL045 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Luxury Property Swallows House

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Swallows House is a spacious home full of character and with spectacular views. Ideal for a family gathering with the added benefit of a games room.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£860 - £1770 per week *

GL009 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 2.2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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