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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Having stayed in the lakes many a time I have now found my favourite home from home!"

    Cozy, comfortable and in the most beautiful location! I shouldn’t recommend too highly though or I won’t get a booking in again!!!! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2024

  • "Underfell was a wonderful place for our new year stay."

    It is the second time we have stayed there - location is superb and the property was warm, cosy and well equipped. We will be back .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our 4th stay at Underfell and our 3rd Christmas."

    Once again a lovely stay. Warm, homely and cosy. Particularly good with the very wet festive holiday this year!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    We have been to this area for many years now and this is the best cottage we’ve had. The extra space this cottage provides over the 3 floors is perfect for a family with grown up children and we especially liked the boot space and extra toilet! The views and local walks were beautiful. Thank you for loaning us your cottage.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying at underfell."

    Great location and good parking. Nice facilities and really cosy - Some feed back for improvements. Freezer needs defrosting. Pillows were a little hard so some softer options would be good. Recycling facilities would be good as we had to travel to Ambleside to dispose of bottles/cans/cardboard.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "The three of us thought Underfell was a fine location and the Loos, Shower, Bath rooms, Kitchen and Bedrooms were great quality."

    Theres a good feel to the whole place too. We loved the tiered garden for sitting out and views. We really didnt want to leave, this was my 53rd visit to South Lakes area now and I think Underfell was possibly the best place Id stayed! Happy days Charlie Blake

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2023

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage, lovely and warm with plenty of hot water."

    The stairs to the lower bedroom were very steep and I had to crawl up and down them. Crockery although clean was chipped. Having read previous reviews we took everything we might need as there are no extras, salt, teabags, soap etc. An enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Lovely home..just an suggestion is to keep one bath soap solution and few tea or coffee bags as no shops near by..except it's wonderful stay..thankyu

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dileep Sankar4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing holiday and Underfell was so lovely."

    The perfect location for a walking holiday. Fantastic views, peaceful, well equipped, homely....everything we wanted for our holiday. Chapel Stile is a beautiful village. The garden view's are great...the perfect sun trap to relax in after a full day walking! We will definitely be back and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely cottage break in a fantastic location.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the views! We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an absolute amazing week, the cottage was warm and comfortable, very well equipped and the perfect base for exploring the lakes."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Underfell. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed in Underfell for a quick 3 night break ahead of Christmas."

    The house was everything we’d hoped for. For Winter breaks where it’s cold and damp and dark at 1530, it’s even more important to be warm and comfortable - Underfell exceeded our expectations from arrival. We loved the quirky layout, and soon found our way around and the house was super clean with everything working as it should. It was a nice touch having the night lights dotted around and this aided navigation at night . There were 3 of us (mum and two adult children) so we used all 3 bedrooms and all were super comfortable. Having space for wet and muddy boots and coats very useful. And never have we stayed somewhere with 4 loos! It’s important to add that I think this house is very good value and the owners should be applauded for not hiking up the prices as others in the area have done. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a cosy cottage!"

    We had a fabulous stay at Underfell. We felt it was very practically laid out, making the most of the building. The upstairs bedrooms were so cosy and the beds were wonderfully comfortable, we all had a brilliant night's sleep. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and all the kids toys & books were an amazing added bonus and gave us parents at least half an hour's peace (thank you!). I was looking forward to my morning cuppa on the garden terrace but the bench was broken, this was the only downside from the stay. Thank you very much we loved Underfell and would absolutely recommend it. P.S We were a family of four with a 6 & 2 year old.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back! Really glad you enjoyed your stay, I replaced the bench in the summer so I will check on that to make sure it is in good order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lissa5.0Nov 2022

  • "A quirky layout but we soon got used to it."

    The coat drying cupboard in the boot room was useful, especially as we had to unload the car in a downpour! Comfortable, clean & tidy home from home that we all enjoyed staying in & all said we would like to return to again. Especially lovely was the double aspect view in the sitting room - the smaller side window, giving views of the backing hillside, was particularly pleasing. Thank you to the owner's for sharing this lovely cottage with us.

    Reviewed by Karan5.0Jul 2022

  • "There were only three of us staying in the cottage and that was fine."

    Six people would have been crowded. It was a great location for local walks. The cleaning and other basic supplies in the cottage was very poor. Even since covid I have not stayed anywhere lacking in such basics. The garden needs some attention. The parking space is only for one car and it is stretching things too far to say two smart cars.

    Thank you for your feedback. Heart of the lakes are in charge of the cleaning and I am sorry that their service was not up to standard on this occasion. The cottage is indeed in a great location and has the charm of many Lakes cottages. The parking bay fits an estate car or camper van comfortably. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Jun 2022

  • "Property is far smarter than photos on the website depict."

    Stunning views from all aspects.Kitchen very well equipped and comfortable lounge suite and very comfortable beds. Information packs are out of date though and we only discovered the games box on the last day when we opened what we thought was a linen basket for our used bedding. Stairs quite steep. Ideal location for Lakeland walkers. The car had a holiday too! Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Corinne4.7Mar 2022

  • "The information booklets provided in the property are severely out of date providing incorrect contact details, WiFi information, and look to be from a previous owner/company."

    Additionally the property is 100% electric meaning the heating, cooker and hob are all electrical so if a power cut occurs like it did for us you have no means of hot water, heating, or facilities to cook with. Whilst acts of nature cannot be predicted reasonable facilities could have been provided in the property such as backup method of cooking, initial supply of fuel for burner, candles, blankets, etc. We had power for the first night only and were forced to leave early due to no ability to cook anything in the property. Overall we still had an enjoyable stay it was just a shame we were forced to leave early due to a lack of provisions for potential power cuts.

    Reviewed by Ethan2.8Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location for the Langdale area, Ambleside, Windermere, Grasmere etc."

    The cottage has lovely bedrooms with plenty of space for clothes. There is also a drying cupboard and a great little boot room space for getting ready. Four toilets meant we never had to fight over the bathroom! A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Oct 2021

  • "House was plenty warm enough, comfortable and good for 3."

    Bathrooms recently redone and are very nice, upstairs bedrooms nice. Location is absolutely superb with walks from the door up and down river, and up onto the hills behind the house. A very short drive also takes you to many other fab walks or to Ambleside for a bit of shopping. Decent pub a couple of mins walk. Lounge sofas are not very comfy and a few lightbulbs need replacing. It also looks like the soil pipe from the loo next to the kitchen has a wee leak outside. If I owned the place, I'd be tempted to get an architect in to look at remodelling the middle level, opening it up a bit to create more space and light - depending on planning restrictions it could be super fab! All in all, a well located, comfy place and good value too.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Oct 2021

  • "Property has had several updates since last year, none of which are reflected in the outdated website photos."

    When staying in one property for a single week you get fresh towels and bedding, plus a clean property on arrival. Stay in that property for two weeks and you get ripped off as you pay the same rate but don't have replacement towels/bedding or the property cleaned - this is an overdue issue that needs to be addressed. You are not passing on the same costs to the property owner, therefore it's a simple action for you to provide a discount for the second week if you are not going to provide the full range of services...

    Reviewed by Chris3.4Jul 2021

  • "Hi - Lovely property in a lovely location."

    Note that the property wasn't 'four in a bed' clean. Crumbs on the sofa and under the pillows. Olive (!!!) on the window ledge. Also there is NOT room for two Ford Focus size cars in the parking space. It is 3.5m deep and the car is 4.5m long. To stick out 1m onto the narrow lane would be insulting to the locals and a disaster waiting to happen. We'd go again at the price we paid - not the Covid enhanced price.

    Reviewed by Austen3.8Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely loved Underfell Cottage."

    Will definitely stay again!

    Mrs ConroyDec 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with basin and TV, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Second-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • External utility
  • First-floor dining room
  • First-floor sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair inc. Off-road parking for two small (smart)
  • Extra parking available further down the road near the church
  • Garden with terraced patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles

The property

A delightful holiday home, Underfell is a three-storey three-bedroom stone cottage set in the gorgeous Langdale Valley.

Lying just outside the centre of the village of Chapel Stile and being just under five-miles from Ambleside makes Underfell a fantastic base for a getaway to the Lakes.

Take in the quaint stone exterior of the property before walking up the steps to the front door and entering into the hallway, passing the handy cloakroom.

Make yourself at home within the bright and homely farmhouse kitchen with dual aspect windows providing lovely views over the village below, with plenty of appliances in here to assist you in rustling up delicious meals, including an electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.

Settle down in the wonderful sitting room where a collection of soft seating awaits you along with the Smart TV for some evening entertainment, with a decorative fireplace home to a multi-fuel stove to add warmth to the scene and the feature bay window offering scenic views.

Gather in the dining room and spend memorable evenings around the dining table talking about the best moments of your holiday so far and of the plans to come.

Discover a lovely family bathroom on this floor too, with a bath and a separate walk-in shower enclosure.

From the hallway, travel downstairs to the ground-floor to find the elegant four-poster king-size bedroom, complete with an en-suite basin and WC, it’s perfect for the couple of the group to enjoy some privacy.

Climb up to the top floor to find two more pretty bedrooms, comprising a double bedroom with a basin and a TV, and a twin bedroom, with a cloakroom at this level too along with a charming little sitting area, a great place to escape the hustle and bustle in the rest of the house!

Enjoy sitting out in the terraced patio garden, and find a handy external utility room in the courtyard to assist you further on your self-catered stay with a washing machine and a tumble dryer here.

The village of Chapel Stile is home to the famous Wainwrights Inn, a perfect spot for sipping a well-deserved pint after a day of walking the nearby fells, while there is also an excellent local shop, a café and a great local bus service to take you around the Lakes while your car stays safely parked up at the cottage.

Underfell is a walker’s paradise with some of the most acclaimed and dramatic walks in the Lake District available right from the doorstep including the Grasmere Waterfall Walkways and Grasmere Lake, and peaks including Crinkle Crags, High Raise and Pike of Blisco.

Follow the river through the majestic Langdale Valley to Dungeon Ghyll and have a bite to eat at one of the two traditional and well-loved pubs here.

Explore the charming hamlet of Skelwith Bridge or find excitement in Ambleside, from here hiring a boat or hopping on a Lakes cruise to take you along the gorgeous waters of England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere.

Find a host of attractions within your reach in the Lake District, from adventure activities and watersports, to swinging through the treetops at Go Ape Grizedale in the amazing Grizedale Forest, taking on challenging rambles or low level circular strolls, and sampling all the fabulous eateries which range from local cafés to Michelin starred restaurants.

Enjoy a diverse stay in the Lakes from the homely Underfell.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside and Grasmere 4.5 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 9.5 miles.

A delightful, rural village nestled right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Chapel Stile is an excellent hidden gem, set at the bottom of a stunning valley, flanked on one side by the River Brathay, surrounded by incredible scenery and filled with wonderful slate and stone buildings. The village offers a traditional church from the mid 1800's as well as a café, a pub and a village shop that has stood for well over 100 years. Chapel Stile is a great base for exploring this National Park, with easy access to a number of sights and fells worth visiting. You must go to the lovely neighbouring village of Elterwater and stand on the Skelwith Bridge and simply take in the views. Nearby are the fantastic Lake District towns of Ambleside and Kendal are withing a short driving distance, offering excellent views, buildings and so much to do. For you outdoors people, make sure you visit Bowness-on-Windermere, with its incredible lake activities and so much to do; it's perfect for families.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas