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Townfoot Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (8)
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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Alun was an attentive host. Great location. Thank you again!

    Great to read that you loved your week in the cottage, Barbara. Thanks for taking the time to write such kind words. Cheers, Alun and Oksana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jan 2024

  • "Great cottage well maintained, warm and comfortable."

    May be a big pan would be good to allow you to make a one pot meal.

    Thanks for the positive review, David. Great to know that you were warm and comfy and enjoyed your stay. Your suggestion is appreciated and noted. We will add such a pan. Cheers, Alun and Oksana Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed here for a (miraculously rain free) week in mid-October."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable and well furnished - excellent wifi and plenty of smart TV options (essential for my teenage daughter). Beds upstairs very comfortable and an extremely powerful shower. Great location with both a coffee shop and excellent pub within 2 minutes walk. Short drives to Ambleside, Grasmere and Little Langdale with many further eating out options. Huge variety of walks and amazing views in the valley. Didn't meet Alun, the owner, face to face, but we corresponded by text and he was very helpful 0 being able to check in a couple of hours early was hugely appreciated. Only point for improvement - a few cooking accessories such as foil and clingfilm would be good: we had to buy our own and left these behind when we departed; it seems a bit wasteful if every visitor does the same thing.

    Thanks very much for the lovely, positive review, Christian. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. Great that you enjoyed to new smart TV we installed and were comfortable and happy in the cottage, throughout your stay. Thanks for your comment on what we can do to improve the cottage. We always value suggestions based on our guests' experience. Cheers, Alun and Oksana. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage and great location, we arrived with our EV and were able to charge at the cottage."

    This was why I chose this over others , such a bonus. Great walking from here, enjoyed the Langdale valley and over into Grasmere. Able to get the bus back from Ambleside after a long day out Really comfy beds and plenty of hot water. Hosts quick to respond to our questions re how to use an induction hob

    Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review, Linda. We are happy to help encourage EV usage in the Lake District by providing a charger. Fab to know you appreciate it. We're happy to hear that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the cottage and location so much! Cheers, Alun and Oksana Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location with walks on the doorstep and a couple of nice pubs in the village for an after walk beer!"

    Very clean and well equipped cottage, the owners were easily contactable & responsive. EV charging point available which is a massive bonus! Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely and well presented cottage."

    Modern with well equipped kitchen. Great location in Elterwater with views to the Langdale Pikes. The owner was welcoming and responsive. We enjoyed our week and would return. Recommend.

    Thanks for the lovely review, Rebecca. I am glad that you enjoyed your week in Townfoot Cottage. You're most welcome back any time! Cheers, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2023

  • "Would definitely stay there again."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great little cottage with an attentive and helpful owner."

    Great to know that you enjoyed your stay, Jo. I always hope that guests have an enjoyable and care-free stay, but in the event that our assistance is requested, we live only ten minutes away, so I try to be prompt and responsive. So, it is good to hear that you appreciated our care, and we'd love to welcome you back sometime. Thanks again, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was great that there was an ev point, unfortunately due to the tight parking and allocation of our spot we were unable to connect our car."

    Perhaps allocating the spot nearest the point would mean people could make use of it. The cottage and location were lovely and Alun was very helpful.

    Hi Karen. I am glad that you thought that the cottage and location were lovely. We endeavour to make guests' stays amazing, so I am glad that you enjoyed your time in the cottage. Sorry to hear that you had a problem reaching the charger with your cable. If you had made me aware that you couldn't reach the charger, during your stay, then of course, I could have helped. We have an extra long cable for guests use, if necessary. I am easily contactable by text or email, and am only ten minutes from the property in the event that anyone has any issues. I hope that you stay again sometime, and we can easily get you powered up! Thanks, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location and perfect for the 3 of us and the dog."

    Already thinking of rebooking for next year.

    Thank-you for the great review, Andrew. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! Cheers, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Overall a positive experience."

    One downside being we felt obliged to agree to the gas check during our stay, which, being second property owners ourselves, we felt could have been arranged outside of guest time, perhaps on changeover day? Although many elements of the cottage are top notch, certain things, like the provision of only 1 loo roll for a week long booking felt ‘tight’ for example. We would have welcomed a wider range of kitchen essentials that allow for more home cooking and it didn’t impact us so much as we had taken preprepared meals. We felt it is a perfect size space for two and with four people staying it would be too small. We appreciated the large fridge freezer and the cottage being lovely and warm throughout.

    Dear Andre. I was happy to receive your text message during your stay, telling me that you thought the cottage was lovely. I would have welcomed you telling me, at the time, about the minor concerns that you now write about. I could have quickly and easily solved them; barring the requirement of a gas safety check, which, as per the contract you agreed to, you were required to allow access for. This is something that is time limited and legally required of us. It is also for your own safety. Organising such checks on a Saturday (changeover day) is nigh on impossible. I went to great lengths to organise the safety check at a time convenient to you (eg. when you were out) and it finally happened on the morning of your last day. As a thanks, I bought a bottle of wine for you, which you don’t mention now, but appreciated at the time! The lack of spare toilet rolls is not standard and was a one-off mistake by the cleaners. If you had mentioned it on any of the multiple times that we spoke, I would have easily and quickly rectified it. There is nothing “tight" about the way that we manage the property and are constantly investing in maintenance and new facilities for guests comfort and enjoyment. We're glad that you were warm and cosy and enjoyed the kitchen facilities. We are always keen to improve guest experiences, so again, had you told us which additional items you'd have liked, we would have happily accommodated you... We regularly have very happy groups of four, three and two guests. I’m glad that you had an overall positive experience and hope you will visit us again sometime! Cheers, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andre4.1Mar 2022

  • "The owner of barefoot cottage was amazing very helpful , certainly went over and above to help."

    So a huge thank you to them for all the help and support.The cottage is lovely. All the positive feed back is for the owner and his cottage. Lake Lovers however I will never use again. The service they provided was non existent, I feel are they are now only interested in taking the customer’s money. I have felt they have steadily declined over the last few years, but this was another level. I would suggest anyone booking in the lakes use a company like heart of the lakes or Wheelwrights or go via cottage owners. Lake lovers have obviously gotten so big now they have no care or due diligence for the tenants.

    Dear Marie. Thanks for your positive feedback about my customer care. You had the misfortune to be staying during Storm Arwen and I counted myself grateful to have had such understanding guests during what was a challenging time with long power outages. I provided you with a portable generator and was really happy that you stayed in the cottage despite the atrocious weather, riding out the storm and making the most of your time in the Lake District. We hope you'll visit us again, in better weather conditions! All the best. Cheers, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our week in the Lake District, and Townfoot Cottage just completed the perfect holiday."

    The location is not difficult to get to and parking is easy with an allocated space just outside the front door. It’s cosy, comfortable and is equipped with everything you need. The cottage was very clean and the owners had provided some helpful information on how everything works, which was great. There are even board games and DVDs for a chilled night in which we thoroughly enjoyed using! The beds and pillows were so comfortable. We loved being in such a rural location, and the cottage is a very short walk to the local pub the Britannia (great pub food)! There are also lots of lovely walks you can do close by including one from opposite the pub which takes you past the beautiful Elterwater lake. We also loved how conveniently located the cottage is from our favourite villages such as Ambleside and Grasmere. This stay was just what we needed for a break away from the city and we will definitely be coming back again and will be recommending Townfoot Cottage and Sykes/Lake Lovers to our friends and family. The whole process of booking was smooth and the staff were always super friendly and helpful. Thank you!

    Dear Hannah. Thanks for the positive feedback and I am very happy that you appreciated the facilities and enjoyed your stay so much. I hope to welcome you back some time! Thanks, Alun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 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.


  • 2 x king size bedrooms, family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Wood burning stove, electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 4K Smart TV with Chromecast and Apple Airplay, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 private parking space
  • EV charging point available at the property
  • Up to 2 pets welcome
  • Pub nearby
  • Children over 7 years welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Set in the lovely hamlet of Elterwater, this stylish cottage with modern fittings, is the perfect property for couples or family with older children.

Townfoot Cottage is located in the corner of a small courtyard, with a fine country pub just a short stroll away.

There are many lovely walks on the doorstep, including one leading past a fantastic waterfall on the way down to the popular Chesters restaurant and fascinating shop.

The cottage itself is cosy and welcoming.

The state-of-the-art kitchen is fitted with granite worktops, Neff and Bosch appliances and comes complete with its own super view.

Townfoot Cottage’s sitting room is the perfect chill out spot, with two leather sofas, an armchair, slate hearth with wood burning stove, 42” TV and solid oak furniture.

Plenty of space for everyone to kick back and relax.

Upstairs are two luxury bedrooms, both with king size beds, Egyptian cotton bedding and divinely comfortable mattresses.

Each room has plenty of storage and wardrobe space, as well as cushioned window seats for watching the sheep go by.

The family bathroom is tiled throughout, with luxury shower over the ample bath.

Elterwater itself is only a short drive from the busy village of Ambleside, the shores of Lake Windermere, Hawkshead and glorious Coniston Water.

The perfect location for a special Lake District celebration or special holiday now also with complimentry access to Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge.

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

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About the location


Often referred to as Great Langdale, to distinguish it from nearby Little Langdale, Langdale's name comes from the Old Norse for 'long valley'. Langdale is a u-shaped valley formed by glaciers. It encompasses the two villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater, as well as the hamlet of High Close. Set in the centre of the Lake District, Langdale is probably best known for its mountains, from the Langdale Pikes – a group of mountains on the northern side of the village – to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Rock climbers will also love Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll. There Not surprisingly Langdale is also famous for it’s spectacular views, including Dungeon Ghyll Force Waterfall, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. it is an extremely popular holiday destination and loved by hikers, climbers, fell runners and lovers of the outdoors in general.

Children over 7 years only. 2 pets welcome