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Ellerthwaite House

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "A comfortable, clean and ideally located property with off street parking."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Gorgeous property one of the best we have stayed in."

    Excellent location. Cleanliness outstanding. Very comfortable. Only a couple of things the hot water was very very hot coming out of upstairs and kitchen taps. Need to be aware. Also central light in dining room did not work. Other than that a fabulous property to stay in

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely home with everything provided."

    Would definetly recomend

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is in a great location and is an ideal base for going on long walks and exploring the Lakes."

    Ellerthwaite House is exceptionally clean, comfortable yet very spacious and is fully stocked throughout the house with anything you could possibly need (& all very high quality products) I would defiantly recommend this property and will certainly be returning again in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback. We are glad that you appreciated the house and everything that is provided. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2024

  • "Heating system not fully functioning in half the house no hot water one day and ..."

    Heating system not fully functioning in half the house no hot water one day and general maintenance and general upkeep of the house needs addressing we have stayed at this house 7times and noticed the change

    We apologise that you experienced issues during your stay. The installation of a new boiler caused problems that have been rectified. The recent storm damage to the garden area has been resolved. We have also resolved the pet damage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Jan 2024

  • "On arrival the house was just what we wanted, unfortunately the boiler was broken."

    Out of 7 days we only had hot water for 2days , engineer came out 3 times but still not resolved. Tried to call the company and basically fobbed off after many phone calls and messages not responded to on Watts app On our last day asked for someone to come out again which we were promised some one would come but nothing Customer service is non existent after promises of a return call we have heated nothing Don’t book with lake lovers you will not get no support if there is any issues in the property

    Thank you for your comments. Both the Owner and the Brand were sorry that you had issues at the property. Rectifying the issues did take longer than anticipated and we hope that the temporary solutions that were put into place during your stay did not impact too much on your enjoyment of Ellerthwaite House. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards - The Property Services Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bev3.1Jan 2024

  • "The property was lovely, great facilities and spotlessly clean on arrival."

    It’s also in a great location, round the corner from Windermere and a short walk to Bowness. We would strongly recommend for anyone seeking a comfortable family break in Windermere.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely house with all amenities to make the holiday special,so good we have booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Dec 2023

  • "House lovely ,everything available sofa in the snug needs new cushions seats ..."

    House lovely ,everything available sofa in the snug needs new cushions seats mattress cover topping in back bedroom stained apart from that everything thing fine

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "This was a really great place to stay."

    Excellent location and beautifully equipped. Lots of space to spread out. Well placed for walking to the centre of Windermere and its shops and eateries. We really enjoyed our long weekend.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ellerthwaite House was perfect for my 60th birthday celebrations."

    The kitchen was superbly equipped. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. The entire bathrooms were a real treat as well. The downstairs spaces were spacious and comfortable. I would highly recommend this house. However I was not so impressed with the Lakelovers company. I tried to contact them (to ask a couple of questions and to change the number of people staying) by email 5 times before my stay and I received no reply to any of them.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house in a great location will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great house."

    The photos don’t do it justice. Lovely downstairs kitchen diner area

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful property had a fantastic stay!"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous house."

    Really well equipped and incredibly clean! Brilliant location for exploring the lakes or pottering around Windermere village. We had 4 adults, a toddler, a baby and a dog in our party and all were well catered for with plenty of space. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful property we've had a fabulous time."

    We found the house really spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly think of. Its clean and tidy, very homely and really comfortable. The location is perfect for a 2 minute stroll into Windermere where we found numerous places to eat which were dog friendly, and it's also a walkable distance to Bowness-on-Windermere where there is lots to do and see. We will definitely be back and I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in this area....

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was spotless - cleanest accommodation we have stayed in."

    Just as described and in general excellent. The only negatives we have were the uncomfortable mattress in the double room and the terrible lumpy pillows on every bed. The house also lacked enough toilet paper and bin bags. Otherwise it was perfect and we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Evie4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very well equipped and a great location."

    Only downside was that we found the beds & pillows uncomfortable, and the air fresheners weren’t great for an asthma sufferer.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent luxury property in a fantastic location."

    Well supplied with everything you need for a comfortable stay and more. Short walk to bars, cafés, restaurants and supermarkets. Small park opposite for a short dog walk. Overall a super holiday house in a great location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Garden area lets this property down."

    It needs revamping with better sitting area especially as it is all on a slope

    Reviewed by Gill4.1May 2023

  • "We went for a no fuss 60th birthday weekend away and this place did not disappoint The cottage we stayed at was stunning."

    The pictures do not do it justice. The cottage was beautifully decorated and felt like home for the weekend. It’s close enough walking distance to Windermere lake and also the village. Cannot recommend this place enough FYI there is a log burner-. If you plan to use it, pre plan and take some wood etc. Enjoy your stay at this place, you won’t want to leave

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mita5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house with everything you could need Photographs don’t do it justice Would definitely recommend"

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

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed in numerous cottages throughout the UK and can honestly say this is the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    The owners have thought of everything. The facilities and finishing touches to the property are just perfect. The location is brilliant, walking distance to a vast variety of Cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops. When we are in the area again we will definitely hope to book here. Just perfect

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

    Reviewed by Jez5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our 2nd time in this property, after staying in early December 2021."

    Perfectly located in Windermere, only a few minutes walk to a variety of shops. Car parking is at the side of the house, a narrow space for 2 cars, one behind the other - you will need to see the driver out when backing onto the road. Although there is roadside parking, during both our stays we never saw spaces there, as other residents in the street use the road, but this wasn't a problem. The property is extremely well equipped, with an especially fabulous kitchen with everything you'd need - in fact I cooked Christmas Dinner & never needed more saucepans, dishes or utensils. A slow cooker, food processor, hand blender, sandwich toaster, nespresso machine, electric carving knife plus 2 dishwashers & the luxury of a wine fridge made this a fabulous kitchen for anyone who likes to cook. Coupled with an American style fridge freezer, there was plenty of space for Christmas goodies! The property isn't suitable for anyone with mobility issues, steps into the kitchen and from snug to dining room. Also VERY steep narrow stairs to the top floor bedroom. However this was not a problem for us, although it was a challenge getting a large suitcase up to the top floor! The beds are extremely comfortable, the bedlinen & towels excellent quality. There was plenty of hot water for showers & the whole property was warm & cosy. We lit the log burner on Christmas & Boxing Day for some festive cheer (we brought logs, firelighters & kindling with us - but it is available locally, none are provided ) in truth we didn't need the fire for warmth, just atmosphere! The property isn't decorated for Christmas, although there are a few festive items provided for you to use, if you so wish. The only negative comment would be that nothing is provided in the form of a welcome pack, apart from some tea bags & a few coffee pods. Not even fresh milk for a cuppa on arrival! And given the cost of rental for Christmas it would have been a thoughtful gesture to provide this. I had a Tesco delivery booked shortly after arrival time, so we were fine & there is a Sainsburys Local a few minutes walk away. We can also heartedly recommend Hooked, the seafood restaurant 2 mins walk away, so nice not to have to use the car! This is a lovely property, which suits all our needs & we will definitely be back as we love the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect getaway just before Christmas 2022."

    We booked at the last minute due to a previous booking needing to cancel and it was great! Well appointed rooms, loved the open plan kitchen-living space, ideal location for exploring windermere and surrounding area. {A welcome pack would have been nice and some logs for the log burner}

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2022

  • "We reported that the stove in the front room needs maintenance and the flue ..."

    We reported that the stove in the front room needs maintenance and the flue needs cleaning we called in to the lake lovers office in windermere about this the only problem in this fantastic house

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Beautiful house. The owners gave thought if everything!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic property, very spacious and very clean."

    Well situated also.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property, accommodated us at extremely short notice."

    Fabulous location, excellent facilities. A great house which was like a home from home. Could not fault. Great sociable areas to use for the whole family with the brilliant added touch of a games console. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great house great location"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2022

  • "The accommodation far exceeded any expectations we had, it was very clean and tidy, a drive to park the car, an enclosed courtyard at the back and had all the facilities you could need, the sofa's were a bit low and the second flight of stairs were a little tricky leading to the top bedroom, but that might be due to our age (over 50ish)."

    It was well situated as it was a short walk to the shops and cafés in windermere and a brisk walk downhill to bowness although you might want to get the bus on the return journey

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic house, absolutely perfect!"

    Really clean, well furnished to a high standard with everything we needed. Excellent location, so close to Windermere shops and restaurants and central for driving or public transport to other lakes/villages. Off street parking for 2 cars a real bonus and only a 10 min walk to EV charger at Booths. Enclosed garden was great for our dogs and lovely and peaceful to sit outside.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Second time I've stayed here with my family, couldn't fault it again."

    Everything you need is provided for a brilliant staycation. Location Location Location!!! Amazing!!!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful home from home, well situated with great facilities."

    Elderly relatives found it quite difficult with the very low seating and the steep & deep stairs/steps. Booked the property specifically because of the walk in showers for the less mobile of our group but didn’t anticipate the very step/stairs (which are mentioned on the listing) to the kitchen and garden areas ..but that really wouldn’t be an issue for a more mobile group. I’d happily return with those more physically able. Had a small issue with the beds not being separated into twins as requested on booking. Took a little while to get through to Lakelovers but to be expected on change over day. The issue was quickly resolved with no fuss

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4Jun 2022

  • "House was furnished to a very good quality."

    Everything we needed was provided. 3 good bedrooms and bathrooms. Position perfect walking distance to the village or lake. Fact it has parking for 2 cars was a bonus as street parking in the area was always full Only suggestion I would make is that it would help to contain dogs if a stair gate is provided as they are not allowed upstairs and difficult at times to control this when kids leave doors open!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage, exceptionally well equipped to a high standard."

    Clean comfortable and ideally situated. Lovely courtyard which is a little sun trap to enjoy after those long walks. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped."

    Loved the layout downstairs. Found the stairs to top floor a bit steep and narrow - as stated in listing. Also, upper 2 floors were not as warm as downstairs.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic house nothing has been sparred warm and central for everything it is our 2 stay here"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "We all loved the house - spotlessly clean, and so well equipped."

    The kitchen was fabulous, really had everything and more. The bedrooms & en-suites were perfect for our family & friends holiday. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Fern5.0Feb 2022

  • "My fifth stay at this property."

    Amazing location and the properly is lovely. Cleaning below par than previously but not too bad. Lost the key Over the weekend and there on call was fantastic (big thank you to Sophie for being so understanding). Spare key delivered within 40 minutes. Found the lost key the next day. Well recommended

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jan 2022

  • "Very nice house, excellent kitchen equipment, beds very comfortable, back 1st ..."

    Very nice house, excellent kitchen equipment, beds very comfortable, back 1st floor bedroom had an issue with the shower not draining away so could only have a very quick shower

    Reviewed by J4.7Jan 2022

  • "We have now stayed in Ellerthwaite House twice."

    It has been excellent on both occasions. Great location and such a comfortable, well-equiped home

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "The owner's have thought of everything in this beautiful holiday let."

    It feels like a true home from home. The location is excellent with only a 2 minute walk to the centre of Windermere. The sunsets from the top floor bedroom are awesome. Very spacious accommodation which flows beautifully The only slight negative was the seating in the front lounge and snug is quite low and not the most comfortable for us over 50's. Would definetly recommend this property and would go back in a heartbeat ❤.

    Reviewed by S4.7May 2021

  • "Holiday Cottage Ellerthwaite House absolutely fantastic."

    Property fully equipped. Short of nothing. Fantastic location. On the doorstep of Windermere and only 1 mile to Bowness. Would definately recommend and definately book again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Apr 2021

  • "The property's furnishings and appliances were of a high standard."

    The location was excellent a minutes walk into Windermere and about half hour down into Bowness ( depending how fast you walk and who you're with). A secure back yard, brilliant if you have children or dogs. Fantastic stay overall!

    Mrs MorganJul 2019

  • "First time we stayed in this area, and property was really well decorated and equipped."

    Mrs HawkesJun 2019

  • "An extremely well equipped house with top quality furnishings and equipment needed to make our holiday there first class."

    Luxurious, Spacious and well maintained. Even the dogs were well catered for in the enclosed outside space. Good location for shops and restaurants in Windermere and Bowness.

    Mrs HawkesleyMay 2019

  • "The quality of the accommodation and the facilities within it were fantastic."

    The house was located a minute or two's walk from the centre of Windermere so offered easy access to the shops and a variety of lovely places to eat. We would definitely stay here again.

    Mrs TallentMay 2019

  • "The property was a delight to stay in."

    It was furnished to a very high standard and was very well located in relation to the shops & bars in Windermere. The beds were new and were all very comfortable. the house is well equipped with smart TV's and the sofas were great.

    Mr BaskervilleMar 2019

  • "Beautiful spacious and well equipped home."

    Perfect location close to Windermere centre. Would definitely love to return and stay here again!

    Mr CharvillJul 2018

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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.


  • Highly Commended Four Star property
  • Sleeps 6 Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms with TVs: 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king size double (can be made into twins by prior request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king size double with ensuite with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen leading to dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug/TV room.
  • Living room with log burning stove, Leather sofas, Smart TV in Living Room, Snug/TV/Games Room with Large Smart Screen TV, PlayStation 4 games console, 2 DAB/Bluetooth/CD Stereos, DAB digital radio, Family dining table
  • Well equipped kitchen with island unit, Range cooker, 7 Ring gas hob, Double gas oven and separate grill, Integrated microwave oven & dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, Butler's kitchen, Wine cooler, Second integrated dishwasher, Washer/dryer
  • Downstairs WC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gas central heating
  • Walled courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking for two cars & free on street parking in front
  • Secure storage for mountain bikes
  • High chair and travel cot
  • 2 well-behaved small-medium sized dogs
  • Please Note: Charging electric vehicles at this property is NOT allowed.

The property

Ellerthwaite House is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached home, built in Lakeland stone, and beautifully renovated.

It is just a short 5 minute stroll from Windermere village where you will find a great mixture of bars, restaurants and cafes, along with a variety of unique little shops, galleries and boutiques.

This beautiful house has been finished to a very high standard, with typical Victorian high ceilings, bay windows and original features.

Coupled with a wood-burning stove, it’s both cosy and elegant.

A lovely mile and a half walk downhill takes you to Bowness-on-Windermere, the sophisticated lakeshore village, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive cruises, boat hire, and more fabulous restaurants, bars and shops.

There is a bus back if you need one!

The house has been tastefully finished by the owners to a very high standard and has been well thought out with little touches here and there to make your stay very special.

As well as all the attention to detail inside, there is a private courtyard garden with table & chairs, for outdoor eating al fresco.

Couples, families or groups of friends will find plenty of evening venues to explore and families can take their pick from a range of attractions in Bowness; mini golf on the Glebe, the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre. Enjoying the wider Lake District is simple and easy with Windermere as your starting point - sat on the famously scenic A591,head out to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere.

It's a breeze to branch off and explore Ullswater, via the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, or Langdale, Hawkshead and Coniston Water.

We are happy to welcome two well behaved dogs, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest

Please Note: Charging electric vehicles at this property is NOT allowed

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Narrow steep steps up to the top floor

Please note: This property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a Super King by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a Twin.

We are happy to welcome two well behaved dogs, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas