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Ecclerigg Old Farm

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage matched the description exactly."

    It is a little difficult to locate on arrival but we found it very comfortable and in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful place beautiful location we loved it there also little dog felt at home too"

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you and your doggie enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, in a good location."

    The cottage was comfortable, and cosy. There was an issue with the shower which meant baths only, and I couldn't report this on arrival as it was the weekend. However, this didn't lessen the enjoyment of staying at Ecclerig.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.1Apr 2023

  • "We love this cottage and have stayed here many times."

    It is perfect for us as an extended family. The boot and coat room is very useful! Location is perfect. It is spacious and comfortable, delightfully old fashioned and well equipped.

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

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this to anyone"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Should start by saying that we were meant to be staying in a different property but had to find another one last minute due to a boiler issue."

    Very pleased to discover that the sofa and chairs in the living room had been replaced. Great facilities from kitchen equipment to books, board games and dvds! There was an extremely strong smell of smoke from the log fire which the previous guests must have been using. Nothing that the owners could have done about it but it did have us all coughing a lot. Beds were extremely uncomfortable so the mattresses could do with being replaced. Apart from the smell of smoke and the beds, it was a really lovely stay in a great location.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Lots of space. Everything provided including plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans, etc… The one thing I would say is that there is only one double bed in the en suite bedroom, the rest of the rooms have single beds. At least one more double bed needed. The single beds were a little uncomfortable ( bit hard). Other than that, perfect. We had a very special Christmas here (Christmas tree and house decorated). Lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Dec 2022

  • "Love this place was like coming home."

    I used to visit this exact property as a child and was great ro have the opportunity to take my children, who also had a wonderful time and want to visit again.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic location, we enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Kirsten4.1Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. Lots of space so we could relax. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "As a family spanning three generations and with a dog our needs were quite varied."

    We found the property with all its facilities very much to our liking and the proximity to Brock Hole, the lake and bus services couldn't have been much better. Given how spread around the UK we are, this was the first time we had managed to holiday together. It could not have worked out better.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2022

  • "Firstly as this was a last minute booking for us, the service from Heart of the Lakes was excellent."

    Having not been happy with our first holiday home and not having a positive start to our holiday, you quickly turned it around for us so thank you. What works well for Ecclerigg Old Farm is it's ideal location close to Ambleside and easy access to other popular places in area. Great walks on the doorstep. It is spacious, clean and tidy. The cloakroom and large fully equipped utility room, an ideal place to store coats, boots and walking gear. The best thing was the modern, clean kitchen well equipped and plenty of storage space. A very pretty enclosed garden safe for a dog. I really loved the window seats. What could do with improvement is the decor - it was obviously furnished in the 80s. It is looking a bit tired and needs some re-decoration and modernising. The sofa is old and wasn't very comfy. Bearing in mind this is a property for 8, there is only a small sofa and two armchairs. I didn't like the stag horns above the fireplace. . It is disappointing that there is no recycling at the property and if guests want to recycle they are advised to visit local recycling facilities. What would be useful is a child gate across the bottom of the stairs or a portable one that could be used to stop children and dogs going upstairs. We used chairs but I have stayed in properties with one and it makes a difference. We had a lovely week staying in this property and would definitely recommend it to others.

    Thanks for your feedback - we will certainly see about getting a child gate installed at the bottom of the stairs - the layout of the airing cupboard at the top of the stairs prevents us fitting one at the top. As far as recycling is concerned, there is a notice on the board in the cloakroom which covers this. We have a commercial refuse collection service (as do all the holiday lets) which takes everything in one bin and the rubbish is sorted at the depot which handles it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house in a great location but do agree with a Few other reviewers it definitely needs updating regarding sofa etc."

    was not the cleanest of place’s but we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The house was fairly simple but had everything we needed, especially the open fireplace and ready supply of logs. Only drawback was that getting out onto the main road sometimes took a while as that road was so busy .. even in November. I’d also say that 10am checkout is an hour earlier than I’m used to.

    Reviewed by Ivan4.4Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely four night stay at Ecclerigg Old Farm marred only by the most uncomfortable 3 piece suite."

    Flat seats flat cushions. Most uncomfortable. There was five of us but had there more we wouldn’t be able to sit together in one room.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Very spacious which was great for two families. Being next door to Brockhole was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house was reasonably good for what we needed."

    It was spacious, reasonably comfortable and in a good location. It was marred slightly by the previous people having left an overflowing bin (which, after the foxes had ripped apart, the owner himself came and cleared up), a lack of peeler so we had to buy another, missing usb plugs in the kitchen and bedrooms (couldn't work the radios otherwise), a mis-matched bin and lid in the kitchen so the lid fell off every time you opened it, TV controller which didn't work (one TV aerial wire had been ripped out of its socket and I had to re-connect it to get it working), and finally, the induction cooker hob failed three days before the end of our stay. To be fair, your service team managed to replace the hob with a temporary hob fairly quickly although unfortunately only one of the four rings worked properly. We can only assume you managed to replace with a new hob after we left.

    Reviewed by Peter2.5Aug 2021

  • "Amazing stay within beautiful surroundings."

    expectations were exceeded due to us being a large mixed family and the space suited us perfectly. Facilities in the kitchen and utility room were ideal. three bathrooms were a huge bonus. Weather was surprising good however we did take advantage of the open fire in the evening. Bedrooms were clean and comfortable. A lovely holiday had by all - we will book again - Thank you !

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "There were positives and negatives about Ecclerigg."

    The problem with the washing machine was an issue and was not resolved whilst at Ecclerigg, and was handled really poorly. The cleaning of the house was questionable- a mask had been left on the floor by the previous renter and not removed. The splash backs in the kitchen were dirty and the fridge hadn’t been cleaned properly. Do I think it was cleaned to current Covid standard, no.

    We would like to thank you for your feedback. The housekeeping manager is aware of your comments and is looking into these cleanliness issues to ensure that this does not happen again. We apologise that the cleaning was not up to our usual standard, particularly in these times and we really appreciate you informing us. We hope this does not deter you from visiting Ecclerigg Old Farm again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally2.2Jul 2021

  • "No complaints couldn’t of wished for better."

    Miss SmithDec 2019

  • "Beautiful property."

    We were delighted with it and everyone enjoyed their stay.

    Mrs DunningDec 2019

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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.


  • Built in the late 18th century, Ecclerigg Old Farm offers comfortable holiday accommodation in any season
  • One of a small cluster of former farm buildings, the farmhouse sits well back from the road, mid-way between Ambleside and Troutbeck Bridge
  • This is an excellent base for a walking or touring holiday with all of central Lakeland easily accessible by car or bus
  • The National Park Visitor Centre at Brockhole is just a short stroll away from where lake cruises can be taken on beautiful Lake Windermere
  • The grounds are open all year and there are footpaths down to the lake
  • There is also a seasonal teashop and many interesting activities for visitors with a published programme of events and exhibitions
  • There are several hotels close by where you can eat out in style without using the car
  • Ambleside and Windermere have excellent local shopping
  • Buses stop at the end of the drive. Accommodation: Rear door into spacious entrance area - lots of room for storing your outdoor gear
  • Downstairs wc with basin
  • Breakfast kitchen and separate utility room
  • Cosy beamed sitting room with feature stone wall and open fire (TV, DVD, CD player & free wi-fi broadband)
  • Door to porch and garden
  • Separate dining room with some extra, comfy seating and a second TV, ideal for quiet relaxation. Stairs from the sitting room to the first floor where there are four bedrooms - the master double is en-suite (bath, basin and wc), good sized twin bedroom with extra single bed, second twin room and single bedroom
  • Further bathroom with shower, basin and wc. There are pleasant outlooks from all the main windows - some over fields and a neighbouring garden, others to the 'farmyard' behind the property
  • The cottage is comfortably furnished and cosy with gas central heating and hot water. Outside: Enclosed rear garden, with lawn and shrubs, accessed from the sitting room
  • Garden table and chairs provided
  • Parking for two cars (one in garage).

The property

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

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About the location


  • Grasmere 4.4 miles
  • Windermere 4.7 miles
  • Keswick 16.7 miles

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Travel cot and high chair inc.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas