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Weir Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at Weir Cottage."

    Love the comfort and the location of the property. We will be back.

    Many thanks for your very kind comments, I am delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas at Weir Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect location for us as we were meeting with friends in the Langdale estate, also good for local walks, pubs and village shop."

    Beautifully fitted out but could do with a few more kitchen contents - teapot, ovenproof / serving dishes or casseroles and a potato peeler please!! We would definitely recommend and may use again.

    Many thanks for your very kind comments Sarah. I do hope you can return, and next time I can assure you there will be a teapot and a potato peeler. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a nice, quiet location."

    Clean and comfortable and well equipped. There is a nice pub within a few minutes walk and a well stocked local shop also well within walking distance. Car parking is a potential problem as there is no parking at the cottage and the road is too narrow to park outside, even for loading/off loading. There are nearby laybys and a grass verge but these were often occupied by walkers and other visitors so had to park in the village a few times. I can imagine this being more of an issue in summer/high season. Other than that, this is a lovely cottage and I would be happy to recommend it.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback Roger. In response to your concerns, it is acceptable to park carefully outside the cottage for the purpose of loading / unloading, and parking laybys close to the cottage are usually free between 5pm - 9am when day visitors have departed. I strongly advise guests to not use their car whilst staying at Weir Cottage. There is a very reasonably priced (compared with parking charges) bus service to either the head of the valley or to Ambleside, the bus stop is opposite the village shop. From Ambleside, another bus service is available to Grasmere and Keswick. Depending on fitness levels, I can highly recommend walking back to the cottage from either Ambleside or Grasmere. The walk back from Ambleside over Loughrigg Fell offers some of the finest views of the Langdale valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger Anthony4.4Sep 2023

  • "Loved the cottage and great location Very freindly village Nice local pub in the evenings"

    Thank you very much for your very positive feedback. You certainly picked the right week to visit the Lakes and it sounds like you made the most of the great weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bathroom and floors weren't of a clean enough standard."

    Thank you for your feedback. We will pass on your comments to our Housekeeping Team. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Dear Nicholas I am very sorry that your experience fell below our normally very high standards. I have investigated and it looks like a heating pipe developed a leak during your stay and marked the carpet. It is a shame that you didn't contact Lakelovers, as their maintenance team would have responded very promptly to your concerns. I do hope that you will return to Weir Cottage, and I am very confident that your next experience will be a positive one. Owner Weir Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.4Aug 2023

  • "We loved Weir Cottage."

    The house was perfect for us. The facilities were good. The house was in the most perfect location for exploring the beautiful end of the lake district including The Langdales and surrounding area.

    Many thanks Hilary, I’m delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and were able to walk some of the many fabulous paths available straight from the cottage door. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beds could have been more comfortable, as they were clearly cheap divans."

    However, apart from that the cottage was lovely and well equipped, and you can't fault the location!

    Thank you for your feedback Iain. You have awarded Weir Cottage a very high satisfaction score which is most pleasing and reassuring and I thank you for that. However, your comment regarding the beds is somewhat concerning. Unfortunately, it is impossible to cater for all requirements and perhaps you would have preferred a softer or a harder mattress, nevertheless I can assure you that both beds are of a high standard and, particularly the master bedroom, generally receive only positive reviews. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful location."

    Cottage as described. Kitchen nice and new. Towels and bedding nice and new. Only a couple of things I do think would have made our stay better. The sofas are old and not very comfy. The TV needs up dating to digital and abit bigger. Not that we go on holiday to watch TV but in the evening it's nice to watch.

    Thank you for your positive review and constructive feedback Lucy. Rest assured I will act on your advice and I do hope you will return to Weir Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.1Apr 2023

  • "Instructions/directions with regards to parking could be much clearer."

    I'm very familiar with the local area so know where it's legal to park, but a visitor from further afield would struggle to make sense of the guidance provided for this in the listing. Similarly, the instructions in the kitchen for use of the garden could be much, much clearer - they are far to verbose, unclear and a non-native English speaking visitor wouldn't be able to make sense of them. I speak English as a first language and it was like reading double dutch. Make your instructions simpler and clearer.

    Thanks for your feedback Rob, I think you make very valid points. Diagrams might be the answer. A picture paints a thousand words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful cosy yet spacious cottage."

    Suited us as a family perfectly. Comfy beds and bedding great to have bath sheets and not smaller towels. Everything was great and would absolutely stay again. One piece of constructive criticism would be to have a few more small bowls and plates along with some storage pots.

    Thank you Beckie for such pleasing and helpful feedback. I do hope you can return to Weir Cottage again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beckie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful weeks stay at Weir Cottage in November 22."

    The house is fantastic, well equipped and very comfortable. The kitchen is excellent, beautifully made, and really well stocked. The beds are comfortable and the master is huge (perfect for me being 6 foot 2). We brought wood with us to take advantage of the stove and enjoyed the cold nights in front of the fire (although the central heating works well so not needed!). The location is great and very convenient for visiting The Langdale Hotel / Wainwrights pub (both within 5 mins walk). There is no parking immediately outside the house, but plenty of spaces nearby. Only minor point was the lack of an iron, but no big problem. We’d happily stay again and would recommend to others.

    Many thanks Richard, it is really pleasing to read such positive feedback, especially regarding the new kitchen and boiler. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Nov 2022

  • "Bright and modern conveniences in a traditional, warm cottage."

    Much bigger than it looks in the photos, and lovely and clean throughout. Great location for walks and the pub less than 2 minutes away, but it was a bit noisy being directly on the road. Really wonderful stay and would recommend it, perfect for couples.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback, I will be sure to pass your message on to the housekeeper who looks after the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley4.7Oct 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in a fantastic location."

    The owner has obviously listened to feedback and the changes mean that this guest can have no complaint whatsoever.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Probably the comfiest bed I've ever encountered in a holiday cottage, abundant hot water, nice new kitchen - great location, what's not to love?"


    Many thanks Kate for your positive message. The last year has been quite a challenge in terms of maintaining the high standards rightly expected by our guests, but I am confident that Weir Cottage is now comfortably placed at the top of its grade. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7May 2022

  • "A new cleaner is desperately needed at the property, there are cobwebs everywhere but worse in the lounge."

    The second bedroom requires a new bed and the sofas are old and dirty. Bed linen is tired with holes and hairs were found on the mattress. It is a lovely location and the property could be great with a little investment and more attention to cleaning

    Thank you for your feedback Marcus. I am very sorry that you found Weir Cottage in such an unsatisfactory state during your visit. I believe that I have responded to your concerns and that Weir Cottage is now comfortably at the top of its grade. I do hope that you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marcus2.8Dec 2021

  • "We had a great time and would certainly use Weir Cottage/Lakelovers again."

    Minor criticisms are: Hairdryer didn’t work. No laundry basket. No dustpan and brush. Otherwise fabulous.

    Thank you for your feedback Sean, since your stay at Weir Cottage I have undertaken a number of improvements, and I feel confident that you will be very happy with the results. I do hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, generally well equipped and great location."

    However, seriously let down by level of cleanliness. On arrival it appeared neat and tidy but with time we noticed that it had clearly only received a superficial clean - we debated complaining at the time but didn't want to disrupt our holiday. There was grit and dust in the corners of every room, crumbs under the table, dirty marks on cupboard fronts and down the outsides of the kitchen bin, the bin also smelt bad. We later found a soiled nappy and biscuit wrappers under the bed. On top of this, the cottage had a neglected air - the front gate was broken and had a panel hanging off, the front windows were thick with dirt and in the bathroom the plug had been 'fixed' with a bit of green bailer twine. Finally, this is the first time that we have been to a cottage that did not offer a towel and sheet change between weeks 1 and 2.

    Dear Abigail thank you for your feedback, I am very sorry that you had such a poor experience at Weir Cottage. I would like to reassure you that I have responded to your concerns and I am confident that Weir Cottage is now comfortably at the top of its grade. I do hope that you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail2.8Aug 2021

  • "Loved the cottage, just some niggles that made it 4 rather than 5 star."

    .. The curtains need curtain hooks downstairs - just makes it look shabby... and please put proper dimmable bulbs in the living room sconces - when you try to dim the existing ones they flicker with a horrible strobe effect - so it's full bright light or nothing which is not great... The main gripe was the towels - small, poor quality, smelt stale (used?!?!) and some were clearly dirty/stained... really don't want to have to pack towels - if linen is 'provided' then needs to at least be properly clean... especially in these covid times! Would also have been nice to be able to open the front bedroom window - it got quite stuffy and it's been painted shut...

    Reviewed by Kate3.4Jun 2021

  • "The house was lovely and generally really well organised and furnished etc."

    The bathroom and kitchen are both particularly well laid out. A couple of minor issues in the back bedroom: (i) the electric sockets in are behind the bed and totally inaccessible; (ii) it also wasn't possible to turn the bedside lights on and of. The house is in a great location for walking - we didn't use the car all week! We enjoyed our stay at Weir Cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback Sarah. I’m sorry that you found some aspects of your stay unsatisfactory. Since then I have responded to your concerns and I think you will find Weir Cottage much improved. I do hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Apr 2021

  • "Please refer to our complaint re mice in cottage and cleanliness."

    ... we were NEVER able to speak to a manager and staff did not call back when they said they would. We were given a £50 refund when we sent pics of dirty kitchen

    Dear Rob thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry that your experience of Weir Cottage fell below the normally high standards. Unfortunately you were one of the first guests to stay after a long period of inactivity due to Covid, and this may have contributed. I am very confident that Weir Cottage is now comfortably at the top of its grade. I do hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob2.5Apr 2021

  • "An idyllic cottage, which has the charm of an old cottage, but with modern facilities."

    Perfect location with pub less than a minute walk and numerous walks right from the door step. It has a lovely garden at the back which catches the sun most of the day. Perfect for an escape with the dog!

    Miss EatonMay 2019

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  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x Super King size bedroom ( can be a twin please request when booking), 1 x double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Lounge/diner. Well equipped kitchen. Garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Log burning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Wi-Fi - quality and speed can be affected by the area
  • Electric oven and electric Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Located in the heart of the Lake District's spectacular Langdale Valley, adjacent to the crystal clear waters of Langdale Beck, this traditional Lakeland cottage is built from local slate and is a wonderful retreat.

Oozing with charm and character this property has been lovingly renovated, but still retains much of the original appeal - an ideal place to relax and unwind. Situated just a short stroll from the centre of the village of Chapel Stile, with a local shop and the excellent Wainwright's Inn, this lovely cottage offers a warm welcome from the moment you enter it.

The living space offers a cosy place to relax and has a log burning stove and from the picture window in the kitchen, there are views of the cottage garden, woods, fields and glimpses of the fells beyond.

There’s also a patio where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine or morning coffee.

The master bedroom offers a super king size bed (this can also be split to make a fine twin room - please specify when booking), whilst the second bedroom is a double.

There are numerous wonderful walks straight from the front door and so little need for the car.

Enjoy a walk beside the river to Skelwith Force Waterfall, spend a day exploring the Langdale pikes or simply marvelling at the valley’s stunning scenery.

There are two great country pubs just a short distance away and amenities of the Langdale Country Club (not included but bookable direct) close at hand.

Weir Cottage is a great escape for those wanting to unwind and enjoy the best of the Lake District.

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.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas