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Silverthwaite Cottage

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Skelwith Bridge near Elterwater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage and carbon neutral."

    Very comfortable (only suggestion is a new mattress in upstairs double room). Extremely well-equipped kitchen. Great location for easy walks from the door to Elterwater (for the pub and onward walks) and Chester’s Bakery (great breakfasts and lunches). We also walked to Grasmere and other classic Lakes walks.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.7Apr 2024

  • "Cottage found to be as described & met all expectations & some."

    The facilities provided are extensive & found the central heating to be more than sufficient to warm up the cottage. A couple of things re technology, the post code only takes you to the car park before the cottage & thankfully the instructions in the email solved the problem, mobile reception is non existent & in an emergency could create a problem but not sure if that’s something that could be overcome. In the information folder it mentions a landline phone that could receive incoming calls but no sign of it & perhaps that also needs to be updated. The minor issues did not detract from our overall experience as we thoroughly enjoyed our time & would have no hesitation in recommending Silverthwaite cottage

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Tumble drier function on washer drier not working, running through the cycle but no heat."

    Clothes rack not big enough to fit kids clothes on nevermind adult when trying to dry inside. Bedrooms upstairs very dusty. Mattress protectors on 2 of the single beds were filthy and needed washing. Very old duvets on single beds. Chest of drawers in main bedroom falling apart, one drawer had separated from the side and another had from the bottom, couldn't use it. Wardrobe very dusty inside with no good clothes hangers. No space in kitchen cupboards to put away food. All cupboards full with too much unnecessary kitchen equipment that never gets used. One toliet had been used and rim was dirty and both toliet brushes were dirty and disgusting when we arrived. No games provided or dvd player, no info folder for the local area - this made our stay very hard as we had no wifi for the whole week. We won't stay again and won't be recommending the property. I will think twice about booking through any of the lakelovers company's as we spent over 2 hours on the phone trying to sort things out and valuable holiday time was lost doing this - none of the problems were sorted.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced during your stay and we will ask our Housekeeping Team to ensure that our high standards continue to be met. We apologise for the length of time that you spent trying to reach us, we will pass your comments on to the relevant teams. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne1.6Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place in a great location for walkers."

    Skelwith force is virtually on the doorstep and the nearby pub claims to have the best steak and ale pie in the lakes, and so far we have to agree!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage, perfectly placed to enjoy local walks & views"

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Oct 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heating system with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front terrace garden with seating and lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, 0.2 pub mile
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of six guests
  • Note: There are two stone steps leading into the kitchen, take care
  • Note: The air source heating system reaches to maximum 21 degrees

The property

Elterwater 1.5 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of the small village of Skelwith Bridge, near Elterwater in Cumbria, is this inviting detached property, Silverthwaite Cottage.

Set over two storeys and sleeping up to six guests, Silverthwaite Cottage is a charming dwelling for your next Lake District getaway with friends or family.

An ample driveway greets you on arrival with space for up to three cars, before you enter the delightful stone-fronted cottage.

Step into the welcoming sitting room and cosy up on one of three sofas, selecting your favourite film on the TV and lighting the woodburning stove to unwind in the blissful warmth.

Look forward to cooking an array of tasty home-cooked meals for your family and friends in the well-equipped kitchen, then gather around the dining room table and catch up with loved ones over your favourite dishes.

Take advantage of the conveniently located ground-floor double bedroom, decorated in fresh hues of white and floral blues, while a shower room completes the layout.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will discover a further three bedrooms, comprising a double with chest of drawers for storage, a twin room and a single with a cot, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangements for all guests; you will also find a second bathroom on this floor with a bath and overhead shower.

Enjoy beautiful summer days and alfresco dining at the lovely picnic bench in the rear flower adorned garden and soak up all Silverthwaite Cottage has to offer.

Enjoy a stroll along the River Brathay, which runs close to the property, stopping for a coffee and slice of homemade cake at Chesters By The River, while keen anglers can fish for brown trout and northern pike.

Pay a visit to the magnificent waterfall Skelwith Force on your way towards the National Trust's Silverthwaite, an early 20th century property set in woodland and surrounded by enchanting wildlife, overlooking Langdale Valley.

The nearby village of Elterwater boasts a convenience store, perfect for picking up any essential items, as well as Elter Water lake, perfect for scenic strolls and picnics.

Residing at the northern tip of Windermere, the charming town of Ambleside is just five miles away, and is the ideal tourist base for anyone visit the Lake District, with its proximity to the central lakes and Grasmere.

Set out for the day and explore everything this beautiful country getaway has to offer, from taking a cruise or boat trip or indulging in water sports on the famous Windermere lake, treating yourself to a local meal and one of many restaurants and pubs or indulging in some retail therapy afterwards.

Immerse yourself in nature and visit the magnificent 70-foot waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force, which can be observed from a rail viewpoint, a tranquil spot away from the crowds.

If you’re a fan of literature be sure to make a stop at the Amritt Museum, which plays host to a vast collection of books, manuscripts, archaeological remains and a dedicated section to Beatrix Potter.

Soak up the Lake District's history by venturing to the National Trust-owned Wray Castle, situated along Lake Windemere, where you can stroll through the blossoming rose gardens, sample sweet treats with a cup of tea at the on-site cafes and tea rooms or take the children on a mini adventure with a range of activity sheets available.

For a memorable trip to Cumbria, choose Silverthwaite Cottage.

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

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About the location


Great Langdale 2.9 miles; Ambleside 4.2 miles; Grasmere 8.2 miles.

Elterwater is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A tranquil hamlet with its tiny ‘swan lake’, Elter Water, sitting at the gateway of the striking Langdale valley. The soft valley landscape is in sharp contrast to the steep jagged Langdale Pikes. Elterwater sits between Ambleside and Great Landgale, where at the top of the valley the infamous Wrynose Path is the only way out of the u-shaped valley, giving it a superb sense of seclusion. The larger towns of Grasmere and Ambleside are a short drive away providing a host of options for shopping and eating out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas