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Ednas Cottage

Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1034178)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful little cottage in a truly stunning location."

    Booked a last minute break, cottage was immaculate upon arrival and has been updated from the pictures. Will definitely stay here again, perfect base for walking and mountain biking, so many options straight from the cottage. The gardens and it's location are stunning, as all the passers-by prove stopping to take pictures. River running right past the front, pub and Chesters next door, and one of my favourite lakes pubs The Britannia a lovely stroll along the river. Such a relaxing place to stay it was a much needed and much enjoyed break.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "The cottage was better than expected."

    It has been up dated since website pictures o saw on booking were taken and is now more modern and even more lovely.

    Reviewed by EleanorMar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Edna's cottage and it was just as peaceful as the first time."

    The cottage has a very 'calm' feel to it. The bathroom has had a tidy-up which is good but it still needs some heat, a shelf and a towel rail, it is not the warmest of places. The other slight problem is the lack of parking space - what is available is very limited and one needs to be able to reverse well!! We would visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "Stayed here numerous times, exceptional location, Lovely cottage especially now there’s a new kitchen ."

    No heating in bathroom, so gets very cold, could do with a towel rail. Clean and well equipped. Beds a-little bumpy and sofas not that comfortable. But all in all a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JohannaDec 2021

  • "Edna's Cottage is in a good location and considering the amount of people that walk by, use the Skelwith Hotel and Chester's it is very quiet."

    We did stay in November so that might have played a part, less people around. The cottage sleeps 4 but the dining area would struggle to seat that many. The bathroom is in poor condition, dated, black mould around the bath, a large damp patch above the shower that appears when it rains, which it did, and when the very weak shower is running, no heat, towel rain, shelf, lots of condensation on the windows. It spoils the opinion for the rest of the place. We had to buy light bulbs, clean out the gunge in the washing machine seal, I have photo is needed. Not the best impression really. A great shame because with some tlc this place would be lovely. Parking is also a nightmare, very little space.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Needs a good king size bed!"

    the double bed was awful -had to put the duvets from the single beds on- it is so important-take advice from premier inns- their beds are FAB Advise people to take slippers!!! The stone floors are lovely but you need slippers

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "This is a nice, clean cottage in a lovely spot and fine for a short stay."

    The facilities are a little basic considering the price for 2 nights. The bathroom is in need of an update and the hot water tap on the sink did not work at all. Parking outside the cottage entrance is very tight and tricky to reverse out of although there are more accessible spots to the front of the cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Wonderful location of Edna’s cottage at Skelwith Bridge, right by the River Brathay."

    Plenty of room for parking, and for bikes. Lovely front garden where you can eat at the table provided. Good sized bedrooms plus lounge and kitchen.

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "We arrived on a Friday evening, cottage was in a good position."

    However, on the first night, I found that the double bed made such a loud noise every time I moved that I could not sleep, and nor could my daughter in the other room. The curtains are also so thin that I was also kept awake by the car headlights and then the early morning light. The bed was not comfortable. The next night I tried sleeping in the other room in a single bed. This bed was not comfortable either, with springs digging into me all night and again the curtains are too thin and let all the light in. On the following night, I tried the single bed again with the quilt underneath me, however, the occupants in the cottage next door decided to have a party until 3am, so, again, no sleep. We finally gave up and moved to a hotel for the rest of our holiday so that we could sleep. Sykes were very helpful when I called and raised a concern, but the owners of the cottage would not refund me for the 3 nights that we did not stay. Along with the mould in the bathroom and being quite unclean, I would not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a brilliant central location for everywhere you could want to visit, the rooms were comfortable and spacious and had what we needed, The only things to mention is that as we stayed in the summer months, it was light really early and the curtains in the main bedroom are very thin, the room would have benefitted from a black out blind, and an option of a summer duvet."

    the bird table in the front garden was a lovely touch as we saw lots of different birds feeding,and even topped up the tub of seed and peanuts . overall a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Edna's Cottage is in a perfect location and is a lovely place to stay with a beautiful garden."

    Reviewed by KirstyJun 2021

  • "Edna's cottage is a charming little house."

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "Edna's Cottage was a lovely place to stay for our week in the Lake District."

    It was beside a lovely river and had an absolutely beautiful garden! It was very comfortable and clean, had all of the things needed for a self-catering holiday and was great value for money. We would recommend Edna's Cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2020

  • "The cottage was adequate for a group of 4 guys who had no intention of doing any cooking, but I would never book it for a family holiday where the cooking and dining- in was a requirement."

    The kitchen was not particularly well equipped and the dining table area was very cramped - you would struggle to get 4 adults around that dining table!

    Thank you for your feedback. There is nothing we can do about the size of our kitchen as it is a country cottage but we will however aim to improve the kitchen equipment as to better suit our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmFeb 2020

  • "We were disappointed to find there was no DVD player in the property, even though the listing clearly states that there is."

    This may seem like a minor issue, but the weather was exceptionally bad and we were looking forward to watching some DVD's in the evenings We were very happy with the cottage itself, which was extremely cosy and comfortable. The range fireplace in the lounge was absolutely wonderful

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with range fireplace
  • Electric heating with range fireplace
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car to the rear
  • Enclosed front garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles, café 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are no logs provided for the range fireplace, these can be bought locally

The property

Set back from the River Brathay, which flows through the pretty, Lake District village of Skelwith Bridge, is Ednas Cottage.

This lovely, traditional, stone property occupies a honeypot location just outside Ambleside, with flag stoned floors and a range fireplace adding character to the interior.

On return from a circular walk along the riverside, up to Elter Water, choose to relax in the snug sitting room, surrounded by the company of your loved ones, with the range fire roaring in the background as you catch up on some TV.

You can use the well-equipped kitchen to cook up a storm for the family, and gather around the table to discuss the events from the day.

Climb the staircase to find two charming bedrooms, each reflecting the style of the cottage with a thoughtful choice of décor.

They are served by the family bathroom, which welcomes a lovely hot soak in the bath tub after a bracing walk, or a refreshing shower.

To the outside is a pleasant seating area in the garden, where you can watch the world go by as you sip a chilled drink, and plan further adventures on the lakes and fells in the region.

You can grab a spot of homemade lunch at 'Chesters By The River', a lovely tea room and gift shop just down the road, where you can dine alfresco and try a selection of treats, from wood-fired pizza and classic cakes, to salads and soups.

Being in the heart of the Lake District, you have the towns and villages of Grasmere, with its gingerbread shop, Ambleside, home to William Wordsworth's Rydal Mount and Windermere, where you can enjoy boat trips, shops and many eateries to choose from.

Walking and cycling come in abundance, and there is also Brockhole adventure park and the National Trust's Wray Castle.

This charming retreat awaits your arrival, to a beautiful part of Cumbria.

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About the location


Ambleside 3 miles; Grasmere 3 miles.

Skelwith Bridge is located in the very heart of the Lake District at the foot of the Langdale Valley. Grasmere, Ambleside and Lake Windermere are all located within three miles of this picturesque hamlet. The small village of Elterwater with its English Lake District Inn is just a twenty minute walk passing Skelwith Force, a fifteen feet high waterfall where the River Brathay forces a passage through the rocks. Once a centre for the slate processing industry, it consists of a cluster of stone buildings by a picturesque bridge spanning the River Brathay. Today, hand-crafted articles can be purchased from the shop and cafe at ‘Chesters by the River’. The Skelwith Bridge Hotel and Talbot Pub, dating back to the 17th century sit in the centre of the hamlet. Nearby Grasmere is perhaps best known as the home of William Wordsworth, a place he once described as "The most loveliest spot that man hath found".

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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