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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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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was amazing and we had a wonderful time."

    We were also really lucky with the weather which we weren't expecting at the end of November.

    Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased you had such a good time. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2023

  • "A really lovely house in a wonderful location made for a very enjoyable holiday."

    There were a few things that seemed slightly amiss - none enough to spoil the holiday, but which could easily be improved upon. The aga is wonderful, but like many people we are not used to one and therefore were left wondering what temperature setting to put it on, and when. We could find no instructions apart from a simple diagram which didn't mention these things. We were very surprised there was no hand soap in the house on arrival, which meant we spent the first 24 hours washing our hands with washing up liquid. There are three bathrooms in the house, plus the kitchen sink. Are guests really expected to pack four bars of soap? The loo paper supply felt stingy - just one per toilet. More would have been appreciated. Instructions about when to put the bins out could have been more prominent. Your reminder email about our departure from the house would have been more useful if it had contained specific information about the house, as your arrival email managed to do. There appeared to be mixed messages about where to put the key on departure. The key safe seems sensible, but there was something about posting it back through the door.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Oct 2023

  • "Nice property - spacious."

    Aga was welcome and wood burner. Pool Table was a nice addition. Lovely new bathrooms. Some pillows were a bit lumpy. Garden needs some attention and was a bit run down in places eg garden shed/ summer house could be renovated. Not all light bulbs in table lamps/bedside lamps were working and there’s a problem with a stuck open window latch in the largest bedroom. It’s a shame there’s no recycling offered. Slight smell of damp in downstairs bedroom. Overall a really nice holiday experience although, as the price is high, it would be good to have these few suggestions fixed. We would definitely come again.

    Thank you for your comments we're glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. All the pillows have now been replaced and the faulty window will be inspected. We try our best to promptly address any issues raised by our guests. Thank you again for visiting Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Sep 2023

  • "Positives: The house was absolutely beautiful, perfect for us and the garden was beyond our expectations - stunning views."

    Also very clean and well equipped. Would definitely book again. Negatives: Sorry but several of the pillows were very lumpy and substandard. Also, the spot lights in kitchen kept tripping the fuse.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay, and the gardens. We take your comments on board. Thank you The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Jul 2023

  • "A lovely house in a spectacular location!"

    Would be difficult to find better!

    Thank you for the lovely review of Rawfell, we're glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous - everything about the house, gardens and location (and even the weather) was perfect."

    It is so lovely to receive such kind comments. We hope to welcome you again. The Heart of the Lakes Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Rawfell."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped with great bedrooms and a lovely garden which was so peaceful with just the sound of birds and spectacular views of Langdale. An excellent location for starting walks. The pool table was an added bonus and we spent a nice rainy day at the spa using our free passes. We’ll definitely return here in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely review of Rawfell. Glad you enjoyed your week and everything worked for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the house."

    Beautiful clean perfect for our family holiday. A small comment would have been to add hand soap and more than one toilet roll. These little extras would have helped.

    We are so pleased you loved the house and had a perfect family holiday and would love to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our week at Rawfell."

    What a superb house in a glorious location! The kitchen/diner is a wonderful sociable space, the bedrooms tastefully furnished, the bathroom facilities modern and like all the rooms, spotless. The pool table provided lots of joyful interaction in the evenings, and we loved being able to take our little grandson to the Langdale Spa on very wet days. As far as holiday properties go, Rawfell is one of the best we have ever stayed in! Thank you for ticking all the boxes for us and leaving big smiles on faces at the end of the week.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had an enjoyable week and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Mar 2023

  • "Rawfell is a great property for families."

    The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The Aga in the kitchen is a great addition, keeping the whole house warm. All the bedrooms are a good size and very comfortable. The addition of three modern bathrooms with walk in showers are perfect after a long day walking. The use of the Langdale spa was another great feature. We have stayed in lots of properties in the Lake District and Rawfell was our best so far.

    Thank you so much for your generous review of Rawfell, we're delighted you enjoyed your break and hope you'll return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic week staying at Rawfell, a beautiful stunning home from home property, the kitchen was a dream to cook and socialise in, the whole house was just amazing, and had a lovely feel to it."

    Great Langdake is one of our favourite parts of the Lakes, we will definitely be back. Shame about the weather but it didn’t dampen our spirits! We got out (and wet!) every day. PS. The pool table and copious amounts of games were great too xx

    We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday and that Rawfell worked so well for you. Thank you for such a lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by M5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable family reunion in this well equipped and comfortable holiday home."

    The position is perfect, nestled in a beautiful valley with plenty of walks on the doorstep. The bedrooms were comfortable and the three shower rooms were perfect for our needs. The Aga created a lovely warm environment to return to after a day on the fells and the pool table provided much amusement and competition. All in all we had a wonderful holiday (despite the weather) and hope to return again next year.

    Thank you for booking Rawfell we're glad you had an enjoyable break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rod4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    The house wasn’t as clean as we expected however the view and the location compensated for this. Having said this I can’t say that the house was dirty; we noticed a few cob webs, there was dog food on the floor and the upstairs bathroom had hair and a few other bits. The facilities are great, had what we needed for a nice break.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I can only apologise for the issues relating to cleaning. Heart of the lakes will be taking action. Thank you for visiting Rawfell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sephora4.7Sep 2022

  • "Having endured the wettest weather since we have been going up to the Lakes last week, we needed all the facilities this property could offer."

    Made good use of the Langdales passes for the pool & spa. We had stayed in Rawfell 15+ years ago, and not much had changed. Some funishings maybe now need an update and better soft lighting etc. House was lovely and warm with the Aga always pumping the heat out. There were one or two cobwebs around which maybe down to not having previous occupancy possibly. Nevertheless, always lovely to be in the Lakes but maybe next year will be drier!!

    Reviewed by Carl3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house with beautiful garden and fantastic views."

    Shame we weren’t able to make use of the pool, thanks to Covid, but couldn’t be helped.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Rawfell very much."

    The cottage was spaciously comfortable and the garden, grounds and setting are superb. We would like to return to Rawfell in the future.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful property in stunning well maintained grounds, it was perfect for our family."

    We could not have wished for more and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped."

    Mr HolderDec 2019

  • "Lovely property."

    Stayed there several times. Hope to return soon.

    Mrs HanrahanDec 2019

  • "Beautiful and lovely house with lovely gardens."

    We loved our stay in this clean and well kept house. Cant wait to return.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Our first visit to this property."

    Marvellous location with a beautiful garden. Very comfortable, we will be back.

    AnonymousDec 2019

  • "Another wonderful stay at Rawfell, we never fail to fall in love with it - such a special and wonderful place to be!"

    HollyDec 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.


  • Langdale Leisure Club membership included for four persons. Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x Zip Link with en-suite walk-in shower (please specify on booking), basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor zip/link twin (can be king-size on request)
  • Downstairs shower room
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel burning stove
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel burning stove
  • Electric AGA, Electric oven and hob, microwave, undercounter fridge/freezer in kitchen, larger freestanding fridge/freezer in utility area, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Extensive gardens and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome subject to £20 dog charge.Sorry, no smoking.

The property

This desirable holiday home is set in a beautiful location in the magnificent valley of Great Langdale, five and half miles from the thriving hub of Ambleside.

Enjoying a great sense of peace and privacy surrounded by its own large well-tended garden, Rawfell offers a superb base for families looking for a relaxing retreat in a rural location.

The cottage comes with a spacious, warming sitting room offering plenty of seating and complemented by a multi-fuel stove for those cosy nights in.

Just behind is a pool table and a selection of books, games and DVDs to keep you occupied on a rainy day.

Gather at the dining table in the farmhouse kitchen and crack open a bottle of wine and discuss the plans for week whilst the chef of the group prepares a tasty home-cooked meal, aided by the electric Aga cooker.

Those with limited mobility can choose the ground-floor bedroom, which can be arranged as a twin or zip/link king-size on request.

Discover three further bedrooms upstairs, comprising two king-size rooms, which both offer lovely views over the valley and garden, while there is also a tastefully decorated zip- link bedroom that benefits from its own en-suite facilities.

Relish in the natural beauty of the Langdale Valley from your own extensive garden, which was a former prize-winner in the Lakes Parish in Bloom competition, with a host of delightful trees and shrubs, sweeping lawns and a sunny south-facing patio.

There are breath-taking Langdale views all around, visible from most rooms in the house and some of Lakeland’s most dramatic walks are available from the doorstep.

A number of pubs serving good food and drink are close by, the nearest being only half a mile away just down the valley.

There are some incredible places in this area of the Lake District National Park, with Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Grasmere all nearby and offering a great range of things to do and see.

Explore the woods at Orrest Head where you will discover unrivalled views of the lakes and even stumble upon a Gruffalo or hop in a car and head to Bowness-on-Windermere where you can enjoy a gentle stroll along the lakes or visit the local attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter.

Rawfell is an exceptionally presented cottage, ideal for exploring this stunning area, any time of year.

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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Please note zip & link bed is made as a super king should you wish to be a twin please call the call centre to arrange.