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Elterwater Park

(Ref. 1086247)

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was great."

    Our stay was for our Diamond wedding anniversaryAll our family really enjoyed there time at Elterwater .Age range 12 to 84. Plus Lacey the little dog.Everybody would love to stay again. The only constructive criticism we could remark on was we could have done with a larger fridge!! Obviously we all brought to much food!!

    Thankyou for taking the time to write a nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay celebrating a special Anniversary. Thanks for the comment about the fridges. There are two fridges in the kitchen. You possibly missed one? We can always try to accommodate if there is a lack of space if you contact us. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely property set in beautiful countryside."

    Maybe a bit frayed around some of the edges... ill-fitting kitchen drawers and doors etc ... but overall it's a great hub for a family holiday. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "Amazing property in a beautiful setting."

    Perfect for a family gathering, plenty of space, lovely garden. Good amenities nearby. Cafe nearby has an great range of vegan options. Gift shop and pub, it has it all. Walking routes straight out of the front door.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2023

  • "This property is ideal for a family gathering."

    Plenty of room for everyone and every bedroom had an en-suite, which we all appreciated. Ideal for walkers and those who like to travel by car. Super big kitchen and large dining table for those eating in. Plenty of places to eat out in the surrounding area as well. Lovely views from almost every window. Enjoyed watching the sheep and hens on this working farm. We had a mixed bag of weather but it didn’t spoil the holiday. Would recommend to anyone. Our age group ranged from 2 year old twins to 71 year old granny and we all loved our holiday home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2023

  • "Large well maintained property with plenty of local walking."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation so well equipped, fab location for walking."

    Cosy comfortable and charming. We had an amazing weekend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a great property in a wonderful location."

    The facilities are great with a good stocked kitchen. Whilst appreciating the isolation of the house, the showers are not very powerful. I think the owner misses the mark by not promoting a starter pack and supply of logs. There was also a sufficient supply of toiletries, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. People appreciate knowing these things as it helps when packing. We were more than delighted with our stay and the assistance on hand when required

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property for a self-catered family gathering during winter."

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2022

  • "An amazing setting."

    The ex guest house layout works brilliantly for adult children with partners. No short straws on the rooms - all big and en suite. Kitchen is where the heart is for this place. 5 car spaces. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 3 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with electric effect woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with electric effect woodburning stove and woodburning stove
  • Electric Range, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 6 x TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel & Power, inc. in rent, (wood for stove not included)
  • Bed linen inc. in rent, Towels can be rented at £50 per stay
  • Private driveway for 5 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, several patio areas, and furniture
  • Electric car charging point £10 per charge
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (£10 per stay)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles, River Brathay 1 mile
  • Note: The property is located on a working farm
  • Note: The side gate must be closed to ensure that the garden is enclosed
  • Bike storage can arranged prior to arrival with the property owner
  • Please note: Elterwater Park accepts a maximum of 10 guests, no amendments to party make up will be accepted during your stay

The property

Resting upon a traditional working farm in Ambleside, Cumbria, is Elterwater Park, a 17th century dwelling.

Enveloped by beauty spots across the Lake District National Park, enjoying views across Loughrigg and the Langdales, whilst boasting characterful interiors and pretty gardens, the cottage welcomes ten guests and one well-behaved dog, perfect for a large family or a group celebration.

Benefit from a spacious well-equipped kitchen/diner, ideal for rustling up hearty meals, before gathering around the formal dining table, seating up to 10 guests.

Relax in front of the electric effect fire, or head into the inviting sitting room, featuring a selection of books and a woodburning stove, the ideal spot for some quiet time.

Take advantage of your tranquil surroundings by venturing through the front garden, where you'll arrive at several patio areas arranged for alfresco dining or simply a morning coffee whilst overlooking Ambleside.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to one of the five well-presented bedrooms on offer, all boasting en-suite shower rooms and TVs, including two king-size (zip/link) and three doubles.

Awaken in the sleek en-suites before grabbing your walking boots to join the Cumbrian Way, guiding you towards various local amenities and walking trails.

On your travels, enjoy tours of Rydal Cave, take in the beauty of Skelwith Force waterfall, or explore the grand grounds of Wray Castle, a National Trust property.

Windermere is a prime area to visit, offering an abundance of activities to add to your itinerary, enveloping its picturesque lake, including Cook House Gallery, the Windermere Jetty Museum - Stories of boats and steam, and Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre, offering various water sports including kayaking.

As a family, head to Keswick for immersive and educational tours, exploring Keswick Museum, Derwent Pencil Museum, showcasing the largest pencil in the world, Derwent Water Jetties, and Puzzling Place, displaying 3D exhibitions and various puzzle challenges.

Experience all of this, and more, by booking Elterwater Park.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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