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(Ref. 1093501)

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (5)
  • needed (4)
  • no (4)
  • good (4)
  • parking (4)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage and well equipped as a holiday home."

    Everything that we needed was there. Set in a good quiet position for getting about, with good transport links and also great for the lovely walks. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by JanetteAug 2023

  • "We lost wifi for 2 days."

    Long wait on the phone to contact the maintenance department. (Phone button pressing choices) We wish there was a human being at the end of the phone. Steps leading from the parking bay to the cottage. (Not ideal for elderly or wheelchair users)

    Sadly the BT tower had issues during your stay with many of the surrounding homes losing Wi-Fi connection also. Rotten luck but we hope you enjoyed your stay nevertheless! The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by DipamJun 2023

  • "Overall the property at the reduced price for a week is good."

    Good location, good views. Great bath and bed. Good supply of utensils. The parking is awkward and would be far to tight for 2 cars. Internet initially wasn’t working. Small knife end was broken off. Pedal bin on its last legs. Part of Henry the hoover was missing. Annoying humming noise all night that could be heard from the bedroom, possibly from address at the rear. 2 seated sofa not comfy and small chair pointless. Despite the negative points the property is good and I would return..

    Reviewed by KarlMar 2023

  • "We had a great time cottage was very close to shops pubs, cottage was nice but cleaning needed looking at as the oven and fridge needed a deep clean also needs a good clean all around."

    Reviewed by GarySep 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday really enjoyed our time there, beautiful cottage with fabulous views & all the necessary facilities needed including good places to eat close by, or order in for a cosy evening!"

    Parking a bit tight especially with neighbours having a large vehicle, and address needs to be clearer as we spent ages looking for Elterwater instead of Beaumont! Even asked several locals including a taxi driver none of which were any help! Will definitely be recommending you & very keen to stay again

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location right in the middle between Bowness and ..."

    Lovely cottage in a great location right in the middle between Bowness and Windemere Lots of restaurant's pubs and shops within walking distance Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2022

  • "Well equipped, clean and well designed house."

    Comfortable bed and excellent shower. Lovely first floor sitting room with views. We ate in so the kitchen equipment was in daily use and we had everything we needed. The bedroom on the ground floor was a little chilly. A way of controlling the heating would be useful. It did randomly come on one afternoon but we were not sure how! We chose to park in the road outside the property (which was fine) as the parking space, shared with Wastwater Cottage next door is narrow for two cars. Be aware that there are 15 narrow steps with handrail up to the cottage from the parking as well as the four into to the property. Walking distance to Windermere and Bowness, both with great facilities. The house was a great base for us to explore the area. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

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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.


  • Reverse-level
  • One ground-floor double with freestanding bath and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer
  • dining and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with gravel and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: There are four steps leading up to the property, please take care

The property

Tucked away on the site of a distinguished Victorian Lakeland Residence built in 19th-century in Windermere in Cumbria, is this wonderful reverse-level cottage, Elterwater.

Boasting a superb location within the Lake District National Park and resting just moment’s away from the famous Lake Windermere, Elterwater is a super dwelling for couples looking for a romantic retreat to the Lakes.

Park-up in your designated off-road parking space, before making your way up to your new home-from-home where you will be greeted by a delightful front garden with furniture, perfect for savouring your morning coffee as you take in the views of Lakeland Mountains.

On the ground floor, you will find a well-presented double bedroom for catching your rest in, featuring a beautiful freestanding bath for indulgent soaks, and an en-suite shower room for refreshing rinses.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you will be welcomed into the open-plan living space, with a well-equipped kitchen for rustling up romantic meals in ready to enjoy at the intimate dining table for two.

After dinner, curl up on the sofa and plan the following days itinerary or relax in front of your favourite show on the TV.

Explore your local surroundings where you will find a fantastic selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, including the popular Westmorland Inn, along with the Boardwalk Bar and Grill and Boaters Bar both of which overlook the lake.

Outdoor enthusiasts will have found their haven with a stay at Elterwater, with a wealth of watersports activities available on Lake Windermere including kayaking, sailing and canoeing, as well as scenic walks up to the viewpoints of Queen Adelaide’s Hill and Orrest Head Viewpoint where you can soak up the views of the Langdale Pikes.

You can also visit the Lake District Activities Centre to try your hand at gorge scrambling, rock climbing and abseiling.

If that isn’t your thing, why not visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, where you can wander the interactive exhibits?

Head to Ambleside where budding historians can visit the fascination ruins of a 2nd-century Roman Fort, there is also the Armitt Library & Museum Centre and the picturesque 70-ft Stock Ghyll Force.

Continue onto Grasmere where you can visit the former home of William Wordsworth or head to Low Wray to visit the magnificent National Trust Wray Castle.

However, you choose to spend your time in the Lakes, choose Elterwater as your base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1093500, together sleeping up to four guests.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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