You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the
Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater. Not
many people know that Elterwater was once home to a gunpowder factory
which used superior quality flint only found in the renowned local
Curious guests will find out more at Ambleside Library, but all will be
enchanted by the 'olde worlde' character of this wonderful holiday
home, refurbished to provide modern creature comforts and spacious to
accommodate large families or groups. At the gateway to the Langdale
Valley, Elterwater village is a perfect location for soaking up the
scenery, with walks in every direction and a warm welcome assured at
the renowned Britannia Inn.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 3 cars close to the entrance. Enter via a Lakeland
slate tiled hall to the dining room, with doors to garden and
interesting beamed archway to the modern kitchen. Heated cloakroom for
drying walking gear, shower room and WC. The living room oozes
character with its Lakeland slate fireplace, inset woodburning stove,
old oak beams and soft cushioned furnishings. Upstairs to the four
bedrooms; 1 double, 1 double with extra single bed, 1 twin and 1
single. Excellent house bathroom with shower over bath.
This enchanting holiday home in the Langdale Valley takes a scenic,
peaceful location; whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes,
photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the
madding crowds, you'll find a blissful home from home here.
Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. With so
many gentle or challenging Lake District walks beginning from your
door, you may never need to use your car. The small nearby Elterwater
tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the
Elterwater Inn - a quintessential Lake District pub serving great food
and real local ale.
Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the
shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of
shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants
such as 'The Glass House' and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from
Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside!
Also nearby is Coniston water, the Lake District's third largest lake.
There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps
discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows &
Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.
Pets information: Pet policies vary by property, please check the
properties listing on Lakelovers website for full details.