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Ednas Cottage

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Skelwith Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed here before and was very happy."

    I raised a couple of things that needed addressing, and on this visit they were sorted so well done for listening. However this time i had issues with the washing machine. I did report it and someone came to sort it. When I went to use it, the same thing happened again it was reported again, but this time no one came. Due to the bad weather it would have been a god send, as we had someone with special needs with us. Eventually we had to leave a day early because we ran out of clean or dry clothes.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Mar 2024

  • "Location, location, location!"

    We know the Lakes and Langdales very well. This was our 2nd stay at Edna's and this charming cottage ticks all the boxes for us. Rain or shine, enjoy the walks, beer and hearty pub food (all 3 preferably). Thank you to the owners for sharing your cottage. We hope to be back for a third time in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2024

  • "The cottage overall was comfortable, clean and well situated."

    We enjoyed our stay. Some issues also raised by previous guests have not been addressed. The radiator in the bathroom is switched off. The bath with the shower overhead is slippy and there is no bath mat. The lane leading to the cottage is flooded causing problems in gaining entrance to the cottage at the back. The front door cannot be opened or locked from outside. However the kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils with all appliances easy to use. The beds are very comfortable. Please address the issues and this would be a perfect stay

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Edna’s cottage."

    It’s very well located, and the property is in great condition and has a well equipped kitchen. The photos don’t do it justice, the kitchen and bathroom having recently been refurbished. Sykes were very helpful answering queries in advance too. Would definitely stay again and book through Sykes.

    Reviewed by William4.7Oct 2023

  • "What a wonderful cottage."

    Will definitely book again. Just a couple of suggestions, a bath rail and bath mat would have help us as we had someone with balance issues. I also agree with other people with the front door not locking from the outside. Overall though we were very happy with it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "I asked on more than one occasion as to whether the front door could be locked from the outside ?"

    I sent an E-Mail on the 30th Sept, I did not receive an answer. The lane was not a problem as it was so hot it dried up the puddle. It would have been very difficult for my partner who has mobility problems to have to wade through a large muddy puddle. The range had not been cleaned as thick dust was on the top and a cobweb was on the door to the fire. I can remember that ranges used to be a feature in the room and all the brass would be shining .

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4Sep 2023

  • "Parked ok on the first day but then another car parked in front of us and we found it difficult to repark, so the car stayed in an overflow carpark next to Chester's."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a beautiful and well appointed cottage in a stunning location , with great facilities ."

    However, there is one glaringly obvious problem which could be easily rectified : not being able to lock and unlock the front door from outside. This seems like a minor problem, but in fact causes much unnecessary inconvenience, as going in and out of the back lane , means walking through a very large and muddy puddle , only negotiable with wellies, and then having to change footwear, and leave wellies at the front door!! Incidentally, we only knew that we needed to take wellies because of someone’s review on the website, otherwise we would of had to purchase some .

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you found locking the front door a problem, we will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine4.4Jun 2023

  • "A really nice cottage in a lovely location."

    The double mattress in the main bedroom is in need of replacing though in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is set in a beautiful area and close to many lovely walks."

    Overall facilities were good It was an enjoyable experience Parking wasn’t easy but managed eventually Would have appreciated more than one toilet roll! Overall, would recommend Edna’s Cottage for a beautiful holiday experience in The Lakes

    Reviewed by Robyn4.4May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Edna's cottage."

    The location was great and the cottage and garden were nice. Just a couple of things - it would have been nice to be able to enter the cottage via the front door but unfortunately it doesn't lock or unlock from the outside. This is especially the case as the large puddle at the bottom of the lane at times made it completely unpassable on foot and even when it was it was passable it was very muddy. We note that other visitors have commented on the same two things.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Mar 2023

  • "The range in the lounge was a failure."

    We have a wood burner at home so know what to do .we took our logs, firelights etc. It swallowed up all we took on day one and did not warm the room. We had to use rugs to keep ourselves warm, Shame! The front door opened OK from inside, but we couldn’t get the key into the lock from outside. Leaving by the back was a problem without wellies, huge puddle on drive way all week.

    Reviewed by Rose4.1Mar 2023

  • "We know the location and area very well."

    The property was delightful and contributed to a lovely winter/spring break. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to use the property. We expect to be back another time.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very comfortable and warm with all the facilities you need. Ideal location for exploring the Langdales with many walks both from the door and a short drive away. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2023

  • "Arrived Friday to no water at all, pipes frozen, caretaker very helpful, gave us 12 bottles of water and used buckets of water from the river for the toilet, water came back on Sunday lunchtime."

    Although very annoying it was manageable. Kindly offered half our money back, much appreciated. Lovely cottage been coming a few years now.

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage, well equipped kitchen."

    Access to parking area is a bit challenging when it rains, as it does often in the Lakes, as entry to the lane floods and the deep puddle does not drain away for several days. Parking is for small/medium cars only. Leaving on final day by 09:00 is a bit extreme, I'm sure 09:30 / 10:00 would be much better. Great cottage, great holiday, walking from door of cottage is a real benefit. .

    Thank you for your feedback. The 9am leaving time was changed during Covid to give the team longer to clean but we are looking into changing this back to 10am. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, well equipped and comfortable, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The only tweaks that would make the cottage even better would be a separate toilet somwhere, possibly in the pantry off the kitchen, or alternatively the walk in closet in the front bedroom could become an en-suite, and (trivially) a few more small glasses as there was only one. I also contributed a tea strainer, which I do at most cottages I stay in.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Really loved this cottage, fantastic location and really lovely cottage, would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends and will be booking to stay again."

    ( could do with a few more drinking glasses) Pub/hotel next door do lovely evening meal, Chester’s is great for hot drinks and pastries for breakfast. Walks straight from the door, great pub Chapel Site, Wainwrights Pub, great food, friendly staff, easy walk 1.5 hrs flat Thank you for the lovely stay in your cottage 5 stars

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2022

  • "A charming traditional cottage with a beautiful garden."

    It was lovely to watch all the birds coming to the bird table each day. The location is perfect, just quiet enough but it is easy to access the busier places if you wish to. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Mike4.7May 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 Eleanor5.0Mar 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 John3.8Feb 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 Johanna4.7Dec 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 John2.5Oct 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 Sarah4.1Sep 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 John5.0Sep 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 Steve4.4Aug 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 Janet1.6Jul 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 Chris4.1Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Oct 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 Alison5.0Jul 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 Malcolm2.2Feb 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 David3.4Feb 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".

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas