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Hunter's Moon

Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 903560)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “This is our second visit to Hunters ...”

    This is our second visit to Hunters Moon and found it much improved by the owner. ...

    This is our second visit to Hunters Moon and found it much improved by the owner. The cottage has secure parking in its own driveway although there are so many walks from the house that we didn't use the car most days. We did have glorious sunshine all week though, which helps. We find the layout of the cottage very easy to live with and appreciate the fluffy white towels, excellent power shower and new washer dryer, which was extremely handy. It is also very quiet. There were a couple of downsides - limited wifi and the upstairs toilet seat is in need of replacement. It was cold in the mornings and the underfloor heating in the dining room was turned off, which would have been miserable if the weather was colder. We did light the wood burner one evening which was good and warmed the downstairs well. However, overall we enjoyed our week at Hunters Moon and hope to return with our kayaks, which we have discovered we can use on the lakes.

    - Ms Nicholas, May 2018


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

The property

A cosy cottage located in the very popular area of Skelwith Bridge in the beautiful Lake District.

This well-maintained property is perfect for families and friends looking to relax, unwind and have immediate access to the great outdoors.

This Skelwith Bridge cottage is nestled discreetly amidst similar properties and is perfect for those wanting to forget the car and enjoy the plentiful walking and cycling this area has to offer.

Benefiting from three welcoming bedrooms; perfect for relaxing and dreaming of what adventures are still to come, this cottage near Ambleside is a wonderful holiday base.

The comfortable sitting room offers dual aspect windows and a warming woodburning stove and there is also a well-equipped kitchen and a dining room that gives access to the patio area.

The lovely patio area at this Skelwith Bridge cottage is the ideal place to sit in the evening and relax with a good book and a glass of your favourite tipple, or alternatively, with a morning coffee, whilst you consider what wonderful attractions to visit that day.

Explore the meandering paths that trail along the River Brathay leading to Elterwater and deeper in to the Langdale valley.

Coniston is easily accessible and has many shops and places to eat as well as visitor attractions such as Brantwood, the former stately home of John Ruskin.

The National Trust operates the elegant Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water and this beautifully-restored steam-powered yacht once provided the wealthy Victorians with a form of luxury travel along the third largest lake in Cumbria.

The popular and vibrant village of Ambleside is a short drive away and offers visitors a wide selection of shops and eateries, local galleries and the Armitt Museum, a small museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Lake District.

This is a wonderful Skelwith Bridge cottage at any time of year.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric radiators with underfloor heating in some rooms and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, payphone (incoming calls only), WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small shed for storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There is a fixed stairgate to the bottom of the stairs
  • Note: Access to the twin bedroom has a sloping roof
  • Note: There is one step up to the patio area
  • Note: Access to the property is up a narrow track and large vehicles may experience difficulties
  • Note: Mobile reception very poor.

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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".

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