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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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Meadow Bank

Elterwater - Lake District

A stunning property for 10 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£795 - £1950 per week *

GL051 View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Hacket Forge

Little Langdale - Lake District

A 17th century Lakeland cottage set on the riverbank and offering tranquility within an acre of gardens and woodland. This fabulous cottage is believed to be the oldest in the valley but has been refitted to include all...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£635 - £1150 per week *

GL030 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Fellside

Ambleside - Lake District

A 18th century cottage with fabulous views, located in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£675 - £950 per week *

GL062 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Sitting Room Jontys Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

Newly refurbished two bedroom apartment, tastefully converted from an old Lakeland saw mill. Situated between the Great Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys in the pretty village of Elterwater, this is ideal for explorin...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£530 - £865 per week *

GL005 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Decking Langdale Way

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Langdale Way is a homely and well equipped first floor apartment for two people with stunning views from it's own private balcony.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£305 - £525 per week *

GL048 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking

New Property Anniversary Cottage

Elterwater - Lake District

A beautiful bungalow in the picturesque village of Elterwater, with magnificent views and walks straight from your door

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£775 - £1255 per week *

GL088 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.5 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Ellers Close

Skelwith Bridge - Lake District

Located in Loughrigg near Ambleside and the Langdale Valleys Ellers Close is a great place to stay in the heart of the Lake District. Being well equipped, comfortable and spacious this property offers everything you need...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£470 - £765 per week *

GL046 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.7 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Fell View

Elterwater - Lake District

Located in the pretty village of Elterwater, this former workshop has been converted to provide well appointed accommodation and enjoys splendid views of the village and surrounding fells. Close to Grasmere and an ideal...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£775 - £1280 per week *

GL011 View property

  • 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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Wayside Cottage Clappersgate Wayside Cottage

Ambleside - Lake District

A traditional cottage full of warmth and character, this property is Grade II listed with exposed beams and feature fireplace. Set in the village of Clappergate in Cumbria this property has many amenities located close b...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£515 - £855 per week *

GL023 View property

  • 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 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Sitting Room Bens

Elterwater - Lake District

Enjoy the magnificent setting of the Langdale Valley from this former wheelwright's workshop. Converted to a spacious ground floor property with its own private enclosed patio area and fantastic views towards Elterwater...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£580 - £875 per week *

GL006 View property

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

Sitting Room 18 Thrang Brow

Chapel Stile - Lake District

Spread across three floors, this spacious terraced house is the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District. It boasts spectacular views over Baysbrown and towards Lingmoor Fell. Great for walking and cycling en...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£465 - £725 per week *

GL019 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • 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

Oak Cottage

Chapel Stile - Lake District

This classic stone holiday cottage was built in the 1850's. Set in the stunning Langdale Valley area in Lake District National Park you'll enjoy a comfortable and relaxing holiday at Oak Cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£570 - £895 per week *

GL027 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • 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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