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The Stable At Oakbank

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Elterwater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is excellent, comfortable and warm."

    The conservatory is a real bonus and adds greatly to the appeal of the place. Location could not be better with walks starting straight from the door. Only slight niggle is the size of the sink in the bathroom which is little small and made difficult to use by the single tap in the centre. This won't stop us coming back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We liked the stables at oak bank."

    It was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was a little small and we did not benefit from the tiny cloakroom off the lounge. The TV was also tiny and outdated - It would benefit from being larger and smart. A larger wardrobe in the bedroom would also help. The conservatory was good and car charger was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage - tucked away in a quiet corner of Elterwater yet perfectly positioned for exploring the endless hiking in the area."

    Local facilities are also excellent; a couple of pubs and a small shop all within easy walking distance after a long day on the trails. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay at this idyll."

    Just a total privilege to embrace this totally wonderful away from it all location . The Stable is perfect for a couple ,can’t praise it enough and Adrian is a very friendly host Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2023

  • "Where to start, everything we could have wished for."

    The conservatory was amazing, to star gaze on a night. The weather was very kind to us. It was so good to be able to park the car for the whole week and be able to have really lovely walks and pubs, cafes and a shop all within walking distance. The cottage itself was very well equipped and comfortable, especially the bed, like home from home. Also there is a very good bus service from the village. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. The perfect get away to chill and relax.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful, well equipped, bright and light cottage for 2."

    In a quiet raised location with lovely views and many opportunities for walks without moving the car.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "Super cottage in an amazing location already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2022

  • "2nd visit as wonderful as our 1st last year ."

    Rebooked for next year .The most sublime location and quietness. Just lovely

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    Very clean and very well equipped. The exterior is traditional Lakeland stone, the interior is modern and very well done. The house must be well insulated as it soon warmed up and stayed warm even during the freezing weather. We used the log burning stove a couple of times during the coldest of evenings only for ambience, the central heating is modern and very effective. Comfy, cosy and Ideally situated, it was perfect!

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage right in the heart of Elterwater ."

    Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay over Christmas, it even snowed on Christmas Day!"

    Adrian dropped round to check we were comfortable and left us a gift of a bottle of wine. That, along with the excellent cottage facilities and its superb location provided us with a Christmas to remember. Many thanks, Adrian, we hope to return sooner rather than later.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great house in a great location!"

    We will definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Velizara4.4Aug 2021

  • "The stable at Oakbank is even lovelier than the photos suggest, the setting is beautiful and all home comforts are catered for."

    Had a super week and have already booked for next year .

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 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.


  • 1 king size with en suite shower room
  • Sleeps 2
  • Open plan living space, conservatory, real fire
  • Modern kitchen, raised patio outside
  • This property has an Electric Vehicle Charging Point available
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning 'Clearview' Stove (wood provided).Cloakroom 2nd WC / wash basin
  • Conservatory with central heating
  • Fully fitted kitchen with usual appliances
  • Wi-Fi
  • Internet Smart TV & DVD player
  • Private parking
  • Secure bike store and hosepipe Private patio with garden furniture Visit England Walkers and Cyclists Welcome Award
  • Sorry no pets

The property

If you’re looking for a luxury Lakeland bolt-hole, with breathtaking views in a magnificent setting, The Stable at Oakbank is the place for you.

As you sweep up the private driveway you’ll enjoy a first glance of the wonderful setting; slate steps into the conservatory and the open plan living space with sumptuous furnishings by the real fire; the modern sleek kitchen and outside with a raised patio area, perfect for al fresco living.

A few minutes stroll and you are at picture- perfect Elterwater village, with its iconic 17th Century Inn – the Britannia, serving good food and local ales,and the Langdale Valley, with dozens of walks and cycle trails to enjoy.

A short drive away is vibrant Ambleside and the shores of Windermere.

A little further away is the lovely village of Hawkshead and Coniston Water.

Back at the Stables, you’ll be nestled amongst the most scenic and dramatic mountains in the Lake District, with a plethora of eateries in walking distance as well as ‘The Brit’ – the Eltermere Inn, the Three Shires Inn, the Old Dungeon Ghyll and the Langdale Estate & Country Club, with a spa and pool, and with on-site pub Wainwrights.

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.