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Elder Howe

Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972339)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "It was unfortunate to note on our arrival how someone had managed to burn the carpet in the back bedroom with an iron, also a burn mark on the unit adjacent to the hob."

    There was also a broken fridge drawer, along with a few handles missing from bedroom units. It’s a shame others can’t look after things to the standard which I’m sure the owners would wish for. Good property in a beautiful location. Working room by room there are only a few things which would make a huge improvement: Kitchen - chopping board, dishwasher cutlery tray to be replaced due to present one being bottomless resulting in cutlery dropping through and hindering efficiency of machine. Lounge - cushions for sofas, appreciate soft furnishing with covid but if bedding covers can be quarantined and cleaned surely cushion covers can too! Main bathroom - the shower is appalling in terms of both flow and temperature control. Back double bedroom - both door to room and en-suite do not close! Outside - appears to be a huge sewerage issue most pungent at the front of the property which permeated into the en-suite and front bedroom - foul! Garden - furniture was functional - certainly not comfortable. Overall in bedrooms - more accessible sockets, especially near mirrors for hair drying! Great sized rooms with perfectly appointed en-suite to both rooms over lounge, ample parking to accommodate size of property. The above points are minor but would make a huge difference, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by MaxJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation for a great family holiday."

    Comfortable and clean with all we needed. Enclosed garden good for children and dogs. Games room with air hockey an unexpected bonus. Close to Ullswater and Pooley Bridge facilities, lovely walking easily accessible. Dishwasher could do with a new cutlery holder!

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "This house is lovely and very spacious."

    The bedrooms are all a good size with lovely en-suite bathrooms. The living room and dining room are great and also a big garden for the children to run around in. We really enjoyed staying here and I would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "There were a few niggling things that needed sorting like doors that didn’t close properly in one of the bedrooms, lightbulbs missing from lamps."

    The house had the basic necessities.

    Reviewed by EdwinaSep 2020

  • "We fully understood the restrictions with such things as board games / books/ / brochures etc with Covid 19 ,but for the life of us could not understand why there wasn’t a picture on the walls or ornament of any description , no fire implements & one of tiniest table lamps in such a large room, a very dismal impression on arrival."

    Also I think if a property is pet friendly , it should also be secure, we had to trouble the neighbour on two occasions to retrieve the dogs before we could secure it sufficiently. We did however have a nice time ,once we’d purchased some lamps & tea light burners, some fuel & could light a fire ( no starter pack for the fire.).

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2020

  • "We were asked to check in 2 hours later for deep cleaning due to covid."

    However on arrival there was a dirty used ear plug on the carpet next to one bed, we went to dispose of it and discovered that bed was also broken which was a serious hazard. The carpets were stained throughout and there was visible dust/dirt under the sofas etc which considering the house was being deep cleaned was a bit of a joke. At nearly £900 a night I expected much more considering the high standards your properties supposedly need to meet.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2020

  • "The carpets were very dirty."

    The mattresses were uncomfortable. The hoover smelt of wet dog and was revolting...... The house and facilities itself were really lovely and well equipped however cooking meals for 10 people on a small cooker proved very difficult. Even though the above comments do not sound good we all had a lovely time and the issues can be easily rectified.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2019

  • "Lack of communication from Parkfoot regarding the road closures and how best to reach the site."

    A simple email would have saved us over an hour as we hit the Penrith motorway junction at 17.00 on Friday evening which had standing traffic. I telephoned the office and they informed me the office was now open until 11pm even though we were informed it closed at 17.00 and it states this on all paperwork! I telephoned the office and no mention was mmade to Pooley bridge been closed off, poor show. The cottage does have towels, Tea towels and other kitchen equipment not mentioned in the write up or details. We enjoyed our stay and would return.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "The extraction fan above the cooker was not working the button to change the fan speed was broken (missing), the kettle had been repaired using glue and wooden sticks on the on button (so feels like it will break on someone), the window adjacent to the cooker has a key stuck in it and can’t open."

    Considering it is luxury some handsoap in the bathrooms is a very low cost to provide as is washing up liquid, and bedding for the cot, and you wouldn’t expect bodged repairs on kettles and so forth. The duvets are very thin on the single beds leading to my in laws feeling less comfortable than I would like. I would recommend a manual for the cooker or instructions (the electricity had been switched off and the clock is not straightforward to set up (which it needs to be to use the oven). Likewise for the heating system.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2019

  • "We were 3 generations, 6 adults plus one baby, and the house had everything we needed."

    Clean, comfy and practical property. Great location in a village with good amenities. Would definately recommend for families or larger groups. Absolutely great property. The only annoying thing was the difficulty actually getting answers to queries from Sykes before our trip. Two emails, just one auto reply, so we called and spoke with a good old fashioned human being, however opening times per the website were misleading and only really apply to emergencies while on holiday. I don’t feel it’s acceptable to advertise opening hours and then have a answer phone message on during those hours which says “we’re taking a rest and will be back tomorrow “.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2019

  • "Locality was amazing loved Pooley Bridge with good array of places to eat."

    Accommodation was very good exceeded expectations, clean, roomy and well equipped. Ample parking as we had 3 cars between us.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "This was our first experience with Sykes Cottages and we were very happy with the property."

    Grandparents, parents and grandchildren made up our party of 9. There was so much space and as stated in the description we could all sit down to eat together - even when another 3 members of the family joined for one day we all fitted round the table! The property was well equipped although another large serving dish would have been useful as we mostly self catered. The American-type larder fridge/freezer was just great. The grandchildren in particular were very impressed with the chilled water and ice maker! Facilities which were very well used as we had lovely weather. We would definitely come back to Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2018

  • "This was the second year running that we thoroughly enjoyed our break at Elder Howe and will be back for a third."

    Possibly larger cooker would be better. But overall excellent home and great location.

    Reviewed by DanielFeb 2018

  • "The single beds aren't that comfortable in the triple room for adults."

    The bed by the window rocks a bit, it just needs fixing. We had a lovely family holiday, the lounge is great for socialising. Thanks

    Reviewed by RonaFeb 2018

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  • Four first floor bedrooms: 2 x double (both with en-suite shower room and WC), 1 x twin and 1 x triple
  • One family bathroom with basin and WC
  • Ground floor single bedroom
  • Ground floor laundry room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with log burner
  • Dining room.
  • Central heating and wood burner in sitting room
  • (Wood available to purchase from Pooley Bridge Post Office.) Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room, DVD player
  • Fuel and power in rent
  • Bed linen inc. Towels are provided
  • Private parking for up to four cars
  • Secure lawned garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry,no smoking
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Nearest pub and amenities five minute walk
  • Please note: A pre-authorised £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable on arrival at Pooley Bridge Holiday Park. Note: The Holiday Park is shut between Mid-November and Mid-March.

The property

Elder Howe is a luxurious five-bedroom detached property in Pooley Bridge, on the northern edge of Ullswater. This beautifully maintained property is perfectly located to explore the finest of the northern reaches of the Lake District, and is spacious enough to accommodate large groups or two families with ease. With such a high capacity, any property needs significant living space, and Elder Howe has this in abundance.

The ground floor boasts a large open plan sitting room with no less than four sofas from which to enjoy each other's company.

Numbers are easily catered for in the additional dining area with a large dining table.

To support such a group, the kitchen is of significant size, rounding off the luxurious feel of the living areas.

As well as a downstairs single bedroom, the property has four upstairs bedrooms; two en-suite doubles, a twin and a triple to ensure the size of the property is maximised. Elder Howe doesn't compromise on outside space either.

There is private parking for up to four cars, and the rear of the home has a beautifully kept and secure lawned area with a patio section to match. Pooley Bridge makes the most of its idyllic location on the edge of Ullswater, so a five minute walk finds you amongst all the amenities you require for your stay. Bar and restaurant is open weekends from Easter to Whit then fully open every day until September.

Weekends only during October.

During the summer season entertainment is laid on with children's discos, live entertainment, licensed bar and beer garden, during the summer school holidays a children's club is operated and there is a restaurant with take away service available. Ullswater itself is second only to Windermere in size, so there are plenty of water activities to be found around the water's edge.

If you prefer a less energetic break, the historic Eden Valley town of Penrith is only six miles to the north, or a half an hour drive through the stunning mountainous countryside takes you to the beauty of Keswick. Ideally located to be at the heart of the best of the Lake District, Elder Howe is a perfect spot for a large group break in Cumbria.

Please note the only pets allowed are dogs.

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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Region Information

Note: The Holiday Park is shut between Mid-November and Mid-March.