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Mellbreak

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Chapel Stile, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (11)
  • location (9)
  • well (8)
  • property (7)
  • great (7)
  • equipped (7)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is generally good and as described."

    Two things were not good:- There was no information or facilities for recycling which is not acceptable. The lighting in the lounge/dining room was dim - we were not able to read in the evening.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful, real home from home."

    I am 83 and didn’t have any trouble with spiral stairs , in fact I loved them. Kitchen wonderfully equipped, my daughter in law and I amused the grandchildren showing things we grew up with. I have stayed in many self catering houses and rate this as one of the best. I was wheeled into village and to the amazing river. Had to have help with footrest but so comfortable. We all had a great time such a good centre . We all hope to return. Thank you very much indeed. GREAT

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "The condition of the property was not as good as stated in the information provided."

    I slept in the ground floor bedroom. It was very damp. I left a jacket on the chair overnight and it was wet the next morning. All of the accessible areas of the cottage were satisfactory but the corners and out of reach areas had not been cleaned for a long time. The kitchen cupboards were very cluttered with too many items, not all useful. The holiday was enjoyable as the cottage is in one of our favourite Lake District destinations.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced during your stay, had we been made aware during you stay, we would have attended to resolve. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen2.8Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beyond our expectations."

    It looks that it's recently refurbished. All kitchen appliances and tools are available. The cottage also provides TV and collection of board games to enjoy your time. It has a wonderful view on green hills of Lake District. We'd like to re-visit Mellbreak cottage again.

    Reviewed by Shady5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Cottage was very comfortable and in an excellent location."

    It was within a very short walking distance of the village shop and Wainwrights pub. The only improvement would be the addition of a blackout blind in the twin bedroom. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house is lovely and had everything we needed for the week."

    Everything was well explained in the folder. The property was clean and comfortable my favourite chair was the one in the main bedroom looking out the window at the fabulous back drop. The only thing and it’s a small thing was the freezer it kept over freezing and had no shelves so things fell out when I opened it. However we loved the house and location so much we have rebooked for next year.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7May 2023

  • "Mellbreak Cottage was an excellent find."

    Great facilities and very clean and tidy. Location was excellent. Would definitely consider it again.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2023

  • "Have stayed at Mellbreak several times now."

    Always clean, comfortable and well equipped. Hope to be back there soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Mar 2023

  • "Have stayed at Mellbreak several times now."

    Always clean, comfortable and well equipped. Hope to return soon.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are so glad you have returned so many times. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2023

  • "The property had some cob webs plus the seal around the bath was needing attention and had evidence of mould on large sections."

    However, it had everything we asked for, the sofas in particular were very comfortable. The location was central to where we wanted to be and we were delighted.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Oct 2022

  • "Suitable property - just what we wanted for a mini-break away."

    Access and key arrangements worked really well,

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Have stayed at Mellbreak several times before."

    It is always clean, comfortable and well equipped. A great base for walking in the Lakes. I hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely location within easy reach of walks and activities."

    Well equipped with all required and comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house is in a fantastic location, Chapel Stile is beautiful with several walks available on your doorstep."

    Parking was an issue, as other residents don't stick to their parking area meaning some days we had nowhere to park. We certainly couldn't have parked 2 cars as suggested! The house was very well equipped, all cooking equipment you would ever need provided. We were disappointed that there was no milk, tea bags, sugar, etc provided. We've never been anywhere without these, a lot of places we have stayed in have even provided biscuits or cake before. There was a tshirt left in a drawer from a previous resident suggesting a lack of cleaning in some areas. There were also a lot of cobwebs in the downstairs bedroom between the bed and bedside drawer, and also at the bottom of the staircase, and the small drawers down there were also very dusty. I think the location makes up for the shortcomings though, and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Aug 2022

  • "It was a great experience one of the most memorable moments of our life, great location will definitely visit again."

    Reviewed by Qaisan4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property was very clean and comfortable with ample facilities."

    A true home from home.

    Reviewed by Darrell5.0May 2022

  • "Immediately impressed with the property, facilities and kitchen equipment."

    Very comfortable accommodation and will definitely stay at Mellbreak again. Perfect location for hiking in The Langdales plus a great book collection for this amateur photographer!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "A really nice and comfortable place to stay, great facilities and really well equipped."

    An ideal position for exploring the Langdale valley or if you’re crazy, riding the ‘Fred Whitton Challenge’ as we did! Definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0May 2022

  • "A great cottage in an excellent location."

    Our main suggestion for improvement would be to please get better pillows - they were all extremely thin and unsupportive. Also please provide info on recycling - we ended up taking ours home with us Apart from that the cottage had everything we needed and we had a lovely week, thanks. Especially good cooking equipment and also good facilities for drying wet clothes - really useful.

    Reviewed by Shireen3.8Jul 2021

  • "We loved it."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Outside seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • No cot or highchair available at this property.

The property

Mellbreak is a delightful, three-bedroom holiday home set in an elevated position, near to the picturesque village of Chapel Stile.

The cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy spectacular and idyllic trails from the doorstep and some of the most acclaimed Lakeland mountain walks lie just three miles up the valley.

It is a half a mile walk to the well-stocked village shop, the popular Bramble's café and the famous Wainrights Inn.

Sleeps five people, ideal for a family or two couples.

Walk up to the back door and leave your outdoor gear in the utility room.

You will find a pretty single bedroom with en-suite shower room at this level.

Take the stairs to the first floor and find your bright and welcoming open plan living area, sit on your comfy sofa to enjoy lovely views to the fells, across the road.

Discover your newly fitted kitchen area, which has been designed to cleverly connect with your stylish dining table and sitting room, ideal for socialising with the head cook.

Take the spiral staircase up to the top floor to find two further neat and pretty bedrooms: a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Your family bathroom is also situated on this floor.

Utility can also store a bike. Head out on foot to experience spectacular walking trails or take the bus though the beautiful Langdale Valley to Dungeon Ghyll to walk some of the most acclaimed trails in the National Park.

For a more relaxing day, explore the Langdale valley and have a bite to eat at one of the famous Dungeon Ghyll pubs.

At the end of the day sit outside your cottage to watch the setting sun and start to plan your next day’s adventures.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

CHAPEL STILE

Ambleside and Grasmere 4.5 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 9.5 miles.

A delightful, rural village nestled right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Chapel Stile is an excellent hidden gem, set at the bottom of a stunning valley, flanked on one side by the River Brathay, surrounded by incredible scenery and filled with wonderful slate and stone buildings. The village offers a traditional church from the mid 1800's as well as a café, a pub and a village shop that has stood for well over 100 years. Chapel Stile is a great base for exploring this National Park, with easy access to a number of sights and fells worth visiting. You must go to the lovely neighbouring village of Elterwater and stand on the Skelwith Bridge and simply take in the views. Nearby are the fantastic Lake District towns of Ambleside and Kendal are withing a short driving distance, offering excellent views, buildings and so much to do. For you outdoors people, make sure you visit Bowness-on-Windermere, with its incredible lake activities and so much to do; it's perfect for families.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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