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Pollys Cottage

(Ref. 1041989)

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed at this cottage a few years back but cottage very tired now and definitely needs some updating and carpets could do with a deep clean."

    Single glazed windows had condensation on cold days and the bathroom would definitely benefit with some improvements. Great location though.

    Reviewed by Philip3.1Jan 2024

  • "I have now discussed Polly’s Cottage with our son and wife who stayed with us."

    The cottage was cold generally and there was no way of eating the bathroom at all. Most windows do not open to allow any fresh air and became damp. Our 2 yr old granddaughter badly caught her toe on the broken tile in the kitchen. The mop which is left to clean the floor is horrendous and dangerous to use. Cutlery doesn’t match,ironing board is bad and I had to try and iron clothes for a wedding. Toaster only half works etc etc. Generally needs a good overhaul and update in order to charge clients.

    Reviewed by C1.6Dec 2023

  • "Pollys cottage is situated in a great spot, easy walking distance to the pub and convenient for getting around."

    It was really comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped (you need to buy a tin opener). The blurb talks about the wood burning stove so it would have been a nice touch to leave some logs and kindling. The beds were comfortable as were the sofas and we had everything we needed. Lovely little cottage would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Would look to stay again soon.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Oct 2023

  • "Ideal location for family getaway."

    nice safe3 garden for dogs. And close to a super river for them to swim! House was perfectly clean and tidy. And very comfortable. Proximity to a great pub is also a big plus!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at Pollys cottage."

    Although the cottage could do with a little updating, everything was in good working order and we had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Great house for a small family and those with dogs, great enclosed garden (shared with next house but worked well as lovely neighbours/dog!) Very useful to be able to park (1 car) outside the house as parking limited in the village. Our dog, also called Polly, loved it here! Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by A4.7Sep 2023

  • "2nd year staying there have booked again for 2024."

    Overall a good property perfect for what we needed. Be even better if a discount was offered for rebooking. Could do with a bit of an updated decor and a few things need repairing, bath taps and shower loose washing machine.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we will take them on board. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Pollys Cottage is in the perfect location with the pub in walking distance and also check out Lanty Slee’s tapas as was amazing and also within distance."

    The cottage has a few little niggles but on the whole was very comfortable. I noted someone previously wrote about cold showers …….just press boost under the stars cupboard (not rocket science as obviously the timer has been set and doesn’t always equal the times you need hot water!) We stayed as two couples with our dogs and the cottage was perfect for that. Many many walks on your doorstep in truly beautiful countryside. I would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Adele4.4Jul 2023

  • "It was in a beautiful position, very peaceful."

    The facilities was very good. We did find the seating to be uncomfortable. The last 3 days of our stay we only had mainly cold showers in the morning, even though being out all day. This is our second time at staying at Pollys cottage, and didn’t find it quite as pleasant as the first time, as not quite as comfortable

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Jun 2023

  • "Please see my already submitted complaint that has not been responded to regarding the safety issues of the property."

    The maintenance of the property is extremely poor. 1/ holes in the bathroom and kitchen flooring that are sharp and not safe for children 2/ broken chicken wire on the gate 3/fridge freezer that has been broken for over a year and not removed 4/ broken airer - replaced with no warning that someone would be entering the property 4 days after request made 5/ glass recycling box missing from outside 6/ dirty sock found under the bed I look forward to someone contacting me as I have yet to hear anything despite raising concerns at the beginning of our trip

    Reviewed by Victoria1.9May 2023

  • "Nice cottage in delightful location."

    Some maintenance work a little overdue, but still a very pleasant stay.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4May 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage in a perfect location."

    It has everything you need for a week away and a lovely enclosed garden also. Our only negatives were the wood burner requires a new seal so isn’t really effective and there is a cracked tile in the bathroom that has obviously been glued previously but is a hazard to young children getting out of the bath.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. We will be looking into your other comments. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Mar 2023

  • "Very nice cottage surprisingly roomy, log burner was good really enjoyed our stay"

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

    Reviewed by Philip Kenneth3.8Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage however the log burner did not perform very well."

    The door closed but the handle just turned round and round and did not actually do anything. As a result the logs just burned very quickly and the heat output was very poor. Fortunately the weather was good and we did not rely on it but I suspect guests that go later in the year may well be disappointed. Apparently the log burner has been reported before. The floor tile in the bathroom is still broken and could cause an injury.

    Reviewed by Bobby3.8Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully prepared and spotlessly clean cottage."

    Loved the enclosed garden for our dog.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "The location of the property was outstanding and the cottage was cosy and well appointed with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    The garden was ideal for our two dogs as it was secure and made for a relaxing stay. The only downsides were that the single bed was not comfortable for our adult son and whenever we tried to have a bath some water seemed to leak through the kitchen ceiling. Possibly a problem with the overflow..we also noticed the bathroom flooring was cracked. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weekend in Elterwater."

    The cottage is lovely, very homely with all the home comforts. It was exactly what we needed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really beautiful cottage and pleasantly surprised to see it had been refurbished."

    Beautiful views. Kitchen and bathroom had everything we needed. Was quite cold without the log burner on( we stayed in feb). Really nice to stay inside when the weather was gloomy or to arrive back after a long walk. Good sized fridge freezer. Log burner needed some TLC to get it working efficiently - was blocked. Small bed mattress a bit uncomfortable with springs Would definitely stay again. Would be good to have some basics like oven gloves and glove for wood burner, few basic supplies like milk tea coffee in case people arrive late

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Feb 2022

  • "Lovely week at Polly’s Cottage in Elterwater."

    Very comfortable cottage with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Our only criticism would be that the living room rug is really dirty so our crawling baby got very dirty ! But we had a lovely stay and have booked to return !

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we have now discussed with the owner. They have spoken to their cleaner who will now attend to the rug. Thank you once again for your feedback and we are please you have rebooked again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1May 2021

  • "A small pod type coffee machine would have been brilliant but other wise everything was excellent"

    Thank you for your feedback Dr Bird. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which we have now discussed with the owner. They have advised there is a stainless steel cafetiere at Pollys Cottage for guest to use. Thank you once again for your feedback and we do hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susie4.7May 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed shared garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 14 mins walk.

The property

Pollys Cottage is a double fronted, 17th century Lakeland cottage tucked away in the village of Elterwater.

Ideally placed in the Langdale Valley Pollys Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the hidden gems of the Lakes while being just a short drive from Ambleside.

Enter the cottage into the spacious sitting room with cosy woodburning stove, a lovely way to relax after a day on the nearby fells.

Through to the country kitchen there is also a generous dining area and access out to the shared garden with furnished patio.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms; 2 doubles and 1 single.

Two couples will spread out easily here and families will enjoy a perfect location for an active holiday.

To the first floor there is also a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Walk the Langdale Pikes straight from the door of the lovely property.

The Britannia Inn is located in the centre of the village, providing Lakeland ales and home-cooked hearty meals.

From here you can walk along to Chesters by the River, a delightful café and gift shop, selling everything homemade and wonderful.

Also nearby is picture perfect Hawkshead and Coniston Water, the Lake District's third largest lake.

There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'.

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