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Elterwater Lodge

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We have a lovely week in the cottage."

    3 double bedrooms and en-suites were great for 3 couples (plus 1 infant) The lounge was a great size for the 11 month old to crawl around safely in. The grassy area out the front with picnic table was a bonus for post-walking sun and drinks. Would happily go back again

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2024

  • "Elterwater lodge is in a nice setting very peaceful with a secure garden our 2 dogs loved playing in the stream."

    The settees in the lounge were comfortable but a bit low and trying to watch the TV was uncomfortable due to the height of the TV on the wall if this was sited a bit lower on the wall it would be ideal. The weather was fairly good to us, a nice holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Raymond3.8Jun 2024

  • "This was our second stay in Elterwater Lodge."

    A beautiful quiet location and comfortable property. We were looking forward to using the balcony/decking area as we had done before. Unfortunately it was not to be as the whole area had been covered with netting, presumably to prevent slipping on the wooden surface. The netting was ripped, rusty and pulled up in various places - difficult to see until tripping up over it! This is definately a safety hazard.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Jun 2024

  • "It was a beautiful cotttage, the pictures don't do it justice."

    The location was perfect for some excellent walks.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0May 2024

  • "This was a lovely holiday home which had everything we needed."

    Idyllic views from every bedroom. The only neighbours are the local Herdwicks. We were unable to enjoy the balcony or picnic bench as the weather wasn’t kind to us. We would agree that a key safe would be useful. There are many great walks from the property. Cathedral Cave is definitely worth a visit. Walking distance to The Britannia Inn where you get a warm welcome and great food. We can also recommend The Wainwrights Inn in Chapel Stile as well as the walk along the river and lake to Chester’s by The River in Skelwith Bridge. We would certainly visit again as so much more of this area of The Lakes to explore.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Apr 2024

  • "I should start this with the context that we had terrible weather (not your fault!"

    ) and I also got food poisoning (lunch at the Britania Inn seems to have been the culprit), so it wasn't exactly the most enjoyable week spent at the Lodge. Listing references "2.5 acres of land to roam in", not sure where that 2.5 acres is as the fenced off garden at the lodge is nothing like that big. There was a paddock type field next to the lodge, but I didn't see any info in the lodge to hint that it was land that we could use. Listing also references the lodge to be "A true Lake District hideaway". I suspect that was written before the absolutely huge house was built right next to the Lodge, which overlooks the whole of the house. We agree with the other published feedback re. sofas in the lounge. They're really not very comfortable and definntely not when your watching the TV which is set high on the wall [unfortunately due to weather and illness I did a lot of TV watching :( ]. Lighting in the lounge was a bit binary as well, very bright with the main ceiling lights on, and only two standard lamps as the alternative. Dimmer on the main lights would have been nice. General quality of the Lodge was very good, but there were a couple of things that need some attention ... one of the curtain rail brackets in the living room was close to pulling away from the wall, and similarly, one of the raidator brackets in the shared upstairs bathroom was coming away from the wall. The back door also stuck, probably due to the very wet weather, it needed quite a nudge to get it open.

    Reviewed by John3.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place and very well equipped."

    Having all en suite was a real bonus. The sofas are very low and quite uncomfortable for watching the tv which is so high up. For the cost I think not including wood for the fire feels a bit tight. A key lock box would be better given it’s a house for 6 if you want to go out separately. Plus collecting from the pub is tricky on a Saturday when elterwater is packed! There are some issues with the lighting. The free standing one in the left hand corner is flickering as are the main lights in the lounge when off. In my room (the smallest one) the night light was continually flickering up and down so I think the electrics need looking at. None of this is criticism. Just feedback otherwise you will never know!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Mar 2024

  • "An absolutely excellent property"

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2024

  • "Everything was just perfect"

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2024

  • "A very comfortable house in a great location."

    Beds were comfortable and linen and towels were good. The only disappointments were inaccuracies in the listings ie It said all power and fuel included but there were no logs or kindling for the log burner ( we had 12 inches of snow ,so no chance of buying any!) Also Netflix was said to be included but it wasn’t ( own subscription only) A few extras, like liquid hand soap and a welcome basket would have been nice. The house felt very much like a holiday home, a bit stark. All in all a good comfortable stay but with a few extras could have been great.

    Reviewed by Coral4.7Dec 2023

  • "This was our second stay and as good as the first."

    House was lovely & warm when we arrived which is always nice. It’s comfortable, very well appointed and short of nothing. Love that the bedrooms are all en-suite and the views are just stunning. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the lodge."

    The space and remoteness were just what we were looking for. Without a doubt we would stay again. The dogs thoroughly enjoyed the big garden and paddling in the stream too. You do have access to the swimming pool at the Langdale hotel. I asked customer services several times before we came to check and they came back with ‘no there is not a pool on site’…. Not what I asked. Feedback for Sykes, check for your customers when they ask a question…..

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great property, perfect location."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Elterwater Lodge is the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in!"

    The house is finished to a high spec and feels warm and luxurious. All bedrooms are very comfortable with en-suites and TVs. Lovely big enclosed garden with balcony and rattan furniture to the rear. Easily walkable to the Eltermere Inn, Britannia Inn, Three Shires Inn and Wainwrights Inn with beautiful scenery along the way. We would love to return here again one day.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "I had read complaints about the couches being too low and not enough cups but we didn’t find either of these issues."

    The place was lovely and comfortable with everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our third visit to this lovely quiet cottage which speaks for itself really."

    Just a couple of minor gripes. There are only 6 mugs so if it was fully occupied you would be constantly washing up. The settees are VERY low and hard for the older generation to get up off!! Otherwiswe excellent.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Elterwater Lodge is a lovely place to stay."

    Couldn't fault it. We will highly recommend it to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location."

    Very clean, noticed comments before we went about both the toaster fusing the electrics and only 6 mugs so was surprised this was still the same. These are minor issues on very what was a great holiday in a comfortable and lovely house.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely, bright and very well equipped cottage."

    Great location with views of the fells. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely holiday home in a perfect location with a well equipped kitchen."

    One concern was the wire on the decking, whilst we understand why it was there, it was broken and we couldn't let the children and the dog out there.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Apr 2023

  • "Despite being frequent visitors to The Lakes, this is the first time we have stayed at Elterwater Lodge."

    If you're looking to stay somewhere to chill out after a days walking, this is the place for you. Beautifully presented and clean, it sits in it's own grounds surrounded by nothing but beautiful views in whichever direction you look. The house really lacks for nothing at all and the owners are more than helpful. We had one minor problem with the heating in one of the bedrooms and they were on to it straightaway. You will undoubtedly enjoy the wood burning stove, especially in the colder months - it made the place feel really cosy. How we wish we could have sat out on the patio area at the back with a glass of wine and some nibbles. Sadly, March is not normally the month to be able to do that, but if you're thinking of going in the warmer months, we can well imagine that you could spend some very pleasant afternoons and evenings just letting time pass you by. You hear nothing but the sound of nature - perfect. We have no hesitation in recommending Elterwater Lodge. I somehow think we will be back during the summer!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Elterwater Lodge."

    Excellent location for walks and loved the local - Britannia Arms. The house was very comfortable with good heating and woodburner. In the main, in good condition and well equipped. A few things to highlight however: 1. The wire netting on the decking outside the back door has come apart in places and caused a few trips and also dangerous for the dog 2. There are not enough mugs or knives even for 3 of us, so would be difficult if there were 6 staying. 3. There was no facility to recycle waste so we had to either put materials that would normally be recycled in the general waste wheelie bin or bring home. We noticed the next door property had recycling bags and boxes. 4. We were a bit confused about the final day leaving time as the Sykes email said 10am but the sheet in the house 9am. 5. We only realised once we arrived that we had premission to use the swimming pool at the hotel. This was not in the advance information so we hadn't brought our costumes. Overall however we had a very enjoyable stay. Than you

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "A family holiday in February half-term 2023."

    Age range 7 - 69. This is a very comfortable house and would be happy to stay here again. We were very toasty, we never got round to lighting the fire and didn't need to alter the heating settings. Abundant hot water, we never ran out. The beds were very comfortable. We made good use of the washing machine (though didn't use the drier cycle) and clothes dried really quickly on the airer and radiators. The kitchen was well equipped, although ONLY 6 MUGS!!!!!!, so we were forever washing mugs up. Also a lack of small chopping boards. For coffee drinkers - we used the Nespresso machine and there were several cafetieres. The lighting in the dining area was a little too dim, especially when doing jigsaws or playing board games in the evening. We ventured out on some beautiful walks from the house and hardly used our car at all.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable, accommodation with everything you need (except hand wash)."

    Beautiful setting with plenty of walks from the door. Garden lovely and dog friendly which is just as well as there are lots of sheep in the surrounding fields! Very helpful owner who came out very promptly to help when the water pipes froze and when we couldn't get up the icy drive to leave! We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked it again for next year!

    Reviewed by Lesley-ann5.0Dec 2022

  • "We stay in Langdale / Elterwater around 3 to 4 times each year but have never stayed in such a lovely and idyllic house."

    It is situated in the perfect area and the property has all the mod cons. We have already recommended it to our family and friends. We shall book again for 2023

    Reviewed by Max5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent holiday home in a wonderful part of the World."

    The home is away from the hotspots of the Lake District but only half a mile from Elterwater. Very warm and well appointed which made cooking easy if you did not want to go out.Lovely showers, great log burner and very good entertainment system to make the home very cosy- if the weather is poor. We really enjoyed our week in the Lodge and will be looking to stay there again. Thank you to Heart of the Lakes who we have stayed with numerous times and every time has been perfect.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great house in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property is beautiful, set in an idyllic location."

    Perfect for exploring the lake district or just staying within the local area for walks. The garden is secure with fencing all around however if you have a small or very determined dog it would be possible for them to get through gaps. The only very minor annoyance we found was the bathrooms don't all have locks and those that do don't work. But it didn't impact on the enjoyment of our stay.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a great time and will come back."

    Some things that would improve the experience include …..1) dishwasher tablets 2) bin bags 3) basic condiments eg cooking oil, salt/pepper 4) duvet covers too small for duvets 5) clothes hangers

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property in very peaceful location with a great, secure garden for the dogs."

    Our second visit and we will definitely be back! Just one very minor complaint - there aren't enough mugs!! There were only two of us so we managed but six people would have been forever washing up.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Only issue we had was missing key for the door leading out on to veranda, Been on holidays to the Lake District many times but have never explored around Eleterwater normally pass it on way to Langdales and oh wow we found some fantastic walks."

    Beautiful lovely property only thing that we couldn’t get to work was apple airplay on to in lounge, wanted to share my photos with my nephews and their partners, but otherwise keep up the very high standards.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious and comfortable cottage in a quiet location but close enough to the village."

    Superb walks in the surrounding area of the Langdale Valley.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great week at Elterwater Lodge despite some interesting weather including flooded roads, two named storms, but the snow on higher ground added to the stay!"

    Property is good size, comfortably furnished, good layout for party of six with options to spread out and tvs in all bedrooms a nice touch. Views from all windows a delight and often several of us sat in the various window seats lapping up the landscape views and wildlife in the garden. We would highly recommend this property and are planning to book a return visit next year but later in the year so can enjoy the decking area and large garden.

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2022

  • "Super cottage with space for all this was our 2nd visit, beds comfortable very ..."

    Super cottage with space for all this was our 2nd visit, beds comfortable very clean with excellent facilities we will book again A few snags- Downstairs toilet door does not lock No lock on master bathroom The toaster and kettle if run together blow the fuse’s The dining room chairs require reupholstering

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely home."

    Very quiet. Comfortable and clean. A very enjoyable, relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Nov 2021

  • "The house was fab."

    All clean and tidy. Plenty of space. Only thing pillow wasn't soft enough for me. Views were absolutely stunning. Shame we couldn't sit out much due to the westher

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2021

  • "While the house and garden is very nice a few points worth noting."

    The guest information book was very poor, fortunately we knew the area. There was no welcome basket or tea towels to use so bring something for a cuppa. We were not made aware of likely visitors and had gardeners arrive to give quotes and window cleaners during our stay.

    Reviewed by J C3.8Aug 2021

  • "We loved the Lodge and the location and have already booked for next year."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2021

  • "Great accommodation and location."

    Second time of staying there and will do again.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Apr 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: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 75" TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garden and decked balcony with seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, £20 per pet, per week supplement
  • EV Charging point available at £30 supplement.

The property

Elterwater Lodge is a luxurious, three-bedroom, four-bathroom traditional Lakeland house, set in two and a half acres of gardens and enchanting woodland, with its own stream.

This sophisticated and luxurious retreat is just a 10-minute walk to the picturesque village of Elterwater.

It has been renovated to a very high standard and is ideal for a family group looking for a memorable holiday experience. Go to the to the rear of the property, take a few steps up to the decked balcony and walk into your bright and cutting-edge kitchen with traditionally styled units, solid oak work surfaces and chic breakfast bar.

The hallway has tiled flooring to leave your muddy boots and jackets.

You will also find a washroom that includes a washer/dryer nearby.

Discover your sumptuous sitting room with deluxe leather sofas, co-ordinated upholstered chairs and high-quality fabrics.

Relax for a while by the warming log burner and take in the enchanting views from all four windows.

Find your elegant and beautifully presented dining room, admire the grand oak dresser and start to imagine memorable family meals in this convivial room.

Go upstairs to find your three gorgeous en-suite bedrooms: a master bedroom with super king and en-suite walk in electric shower, a further two bedrooms with king size zip bed en-suite shower rooms and dual aspect windows.

You will also find the family bathroom with double ended bath, digital audio and Bluetooth mirror Take a morning stroll around your landscaped gardens before enjoying breakfast alfresco on the decked south facing balcony.

You will find a large shed to store bikes or a kayak.

Head out on foot to experience spectacular walking trails or take the bus though the beautiful Langdale Valley to Dungeon Ghyll to walk some of the most acclaimed trails in the National Park.

For a more relaxing day, explore the Langdale valley and have a bite to eat at one of the famous Dungeon Ghyll pubs For a more relaxing day, take an easy walk from Elterwater along open meadows and through woodland to the pretty village of Skelwith Bridge and have a bite to eat by the river at Chesters , a well-loved vegetarian café, and browse its enticing gallery.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5.6 miles; Coniston 7.3 miles; Grasmere 9.7 miles.

The small hamlet of Little Langdale quietly sits in a scenic valley and consists of a scattering of houses and a local pub. The area is separated by the Lingmoor Fell from Great Langdale and is accessed via a twisting road which runs alongside the Brathay River, eventually passing by Little Langdale Tarn and heading to the Wrynose pass, following the path of an ancient Roman road. The landscape is magnificent with many regarding the area as the most beautiful in the British Isles, if not indeed the whole of Europe, inspiring many great poets over the years including William Wordsworth, known for his love of the area. With Ambleside and the whole of the National Park within easy reach, this magical location is not to be missed!

Two well-behaved pets welcome, £20 per pet, per week supplement.
EV charging point available for £30 per week supplement