Elterwater, Lake District

  • 5 Star Gold
  • A truly spectacular property, boasting a two acre private garden.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,370 per week
  • £196 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC


  • Family friendly

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • No mobile signal

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 21 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 17:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Braegarth occupies an elevated and enviable position above Elterwater Common with a backdrop of the Langdale Pikes, it's probably one of the most photographed views of the National Park. On the outskirts of the village with a sunny south facing aspect and open views surrounded by beautiful Lakeland garden. Close to the local pub The Britannia Inn and the Co-op store in Chapel Stile. Complimentary membership passes for the luxurious Langdale Hotel & Spa is included for up to 4 people during your stay. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, hot tub, sauna, steam room - the perfect space to unwind and relax after a day out walking. Bike rental is also available from The Langdale Hotel & Spa, along with tennis courts and exercise classes.

A traditional stone built Lakeland cottage which has been tastefully extended to create a spacious, well planned and comfortable 3 bedroom detached house. All the rooms have spectacular views towards the garden or over the common towards the Langdale fells. The garden extends over roughly two acres and encompasses a stream, waterfall, rockery and lots of mature shrubs and plants including colourful rhododendrons and azaleas. The cottage is double fronted and benefits from a substantial porch with flagged floor and pine bench seat.

The porch leads into the living and dining room area, separated with a hand built central oak dresser, designed and crafted by local cabinet maker Philip Bowness. Oak table and chairs for 6 are to the right and 2 sofas and chairs are to the left. Living room facilities include flat screen TV, DVD player and MP3 player. The living room benefits from multifuel stove and fossil granite fire surround and both areas have good views over the Common.

The good quality fitted kitchen has units to three sides, Italian limestone flagstone floor, Corian worktops, dishwasher, oven and hob. Access from the kitchen into the garden room with it's own dining table and chairs, which takes in delightful views of the garden. Just off the kitchen is a laundry room, with fitted units, washer and separate tumble dryer. Before the laundry room there is a downstairs cloakroom with WC. Opposite the laundry room is an internal door leading to an integral garage, now permanently converted into a games room with full size table tennis table. Great for the kids and the occasional rainy day. 

On the first floor a large landing area leads to the triple aspect master bedroom featuring a super-king bed, built in wardrobes, beautiful views and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and WC. The second bedroom has dual aspect and lovely views, twin beds and fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a single bed leaving plenty of space to stretch out. The separate family shower room can also be found on this floor.

Outside the property, a lawned garden extends over about 2 acres and includes a stream, a waterfall, a small summerhouse, a patio area and a BBQ for al fresco dining in fine weather. The front of the property is approached by a private gated driveway with plenty of parking for 3 cars.

N.B. Due to the nature of the gardens, stream and shallow pond area, children of all ages should be closely supervised at all times.

Local Information
Local Shop - The nearest shop is the Village Store in Chapel Stile
Nearest Supermarkets - Booths, Windermere. Asda, Morrisons & Aldi, Kendal
Food Deliveries - Asda and Tesco deliver

Local Pub
 - Britannia Inn

Travel info

Nearest Motorway - M6, J36 - 25 miles
Nearest train station - Windermere - 8.2 miles
Nearest Airport - Manchester - 97.7 miles

A few attractions in the area

Dove Cottage & Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere - 3.5 mile
The World of Beatrix Potter, Bowness-on-Windermere - 9.2 miles
Brockhole, Windermere - 6.1 miles
Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, Near Sawrey - 9.4 miles
Waterhead - 4.4 miles
Coniston Gondola - 6.4 miles
Yew Tree Farm, Coniston - 3.5 miles
Roman Fort, Ambleside - 8.2 miles
Lakes Aquarium, Newby Bridge - 15 miles
Art galleries & Museums in Kendal - 16.7 miles
Lakeland Maize Maze, Sedgewick, Kendal - 21 miles
Grizedale Forest & Visitors Centre, Hawkshead - 10.2 miles
Sizergh Castle & Gardens, Sizergh, Kendal - 21 miles

Horse Riding

Lakeland Ponytrekking, Windermere - 7.8 miles
Grizedale Riding Centre, Satterthwaite - 12.2 miles

Putting green and crazy gold, Ambleside - 4.2 miles
18 Hole golf course, Windermere golf club - 11.2 miles


Hawkshead Trout Farm, Hawkshead - 8.9 miles


Braegarth is very welcoming and cosy house with marvellous views and a set in an attractive garden. Great fun to be had for adventurous children. It is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. A choice of many walks, both easy and challenging, direct from the door, . Once parked up you really do not need to use your car again, with a local shop and several good restaurants, cafes and pubs within a few minutes walk from the house. I would certainly recommend Braegarth to anyone looking for a memorable stay in the Langdale valley.

Mr S,

A luxury cottage with glorious views.

Mr K,

A real gem of a cottage. So much to do without even getting in your car. Beautiful walks, friendly pub, village shop and cafe. If you enjoy nature this is for you.

Mrs H,

We had an amazing stay at Braegarth. The gardens were beautiful and well tended. We enjoyed spending time in them exploring or taking in the views and wildlife. Having two streams and a waterfall in the garden was a first for us! The house is spacious and well equipped with lovely views from all of the windows. With comfortable beds and modern bathrooms, Braegarth is everything you need for a relaxing stay in this stunning part of the Lake District. We also enjoyed the free membership for the pool and gym at the local Langdale hotel, The chilled cava was a welcome treat on our arrival too, thanks again for a great week!

Mrs T,

Great location for walking straight from the house, beautiful large garden, walking distance to a couple of pubs and a bar, comfortable beds and a well equipped house. Very much enjoyed our stay.

Mrs W,

This was the second time we have stayed at Braegarth and we cannot recommend it enough, just perfect.

Mr W,

We came the same week last year. Total contrast in weather - snow, floods and sunshine - but the weather didn't stop us having a wonderful weeks break. Once again the cottage has been superb, enjoyed the Champagne - thank you! The log burner was excellent, especially with the snow falling outside. We'd love this to be our annual retreat as we love it here and have very fond memories, thank you for sharing!

Past Customer,

Absolutely amazing place, the mountains lake and sheep! A few rabbits too. Really comfy beds, lots of places to sit inside and out. Excellent ping pong table and hilarious sheep. We had a really great time here in the Lake District!

Past Customer,

We've had a wonderful week here, Braegarth is a real home from home. So comfortable, very well equipped and beautiful gardens - we have especially enjoyed watching the wildlife. The situation of the cottage is perfect, wonderful views and pubs within easy reach! We have tried many cottages in the Lakes but this is our favourite and we will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Past Customer,

We have had a lovely time exploring the gardens, going on walks and having fun in the pool! We also enjoyed watching the wildlife, we saw lots of rabbits. Thank you very much.

Past Customer,

We had a brilliant stay here! The beds are so comfortable and we slept brilliantly. Furthermore, the garden is massive and great for playing hide and seek. We saw lots of rabbits and pheasants too. There was a storm on the last night of our stay which blew the gates open, in the morning two sheep had ended up in the garden! Overall our stay here was amazing.

Past Customer,