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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Super cosy, lovely layout, comfy sofas, excellent kitchen and very nice rooms with good beds. Best cottage we've stayed in yet when visiting the Lakes, wish we owned it ourselves! Will hopefully return one day.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2023

  • "Extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Fantastic location!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location - walks from the door, and the cottage is so convenient next to Wainwrights pub and Co-Op only 6 mins away."

    Further relatively flat treks to head of Langdale valley, Skelwith Bridge or across to little Langdale are perfect for lazyier low valley days. Access up to Grassmere Common and Langdale pikes as well as a distant Scafell for higher level walks. Cottage had everything we needed for a perfect stay - Thank you.

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

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "Thought it was a lovely venue and ideal location."

    Only downsides were there seemed to be a bit of an ant infestation. We have a young daughter and she was crawling around a lot and we noticed a lot of ants on her. It was by the window where the window is located. We had to sweep up the ants in the morning and evening. Expected a bit more from the external area. Its a lovely setting and not really making the best of that. There is an outside table and chairs but it lacks a bit of thought. There is a large patio area with nothing in it and it seems a waste. It was perfect for our weekend. My wife and I did the Fred Whitton Challenge and left my mum and dad with our daughter for the day , however if I was staying longer then I am not sure it would tick the box. The heating didnt work and I was not informed of this. We needed the heating on for the first night as it got chilly but we couldnt do anything about it as there was a big sign on the boiler! The next day was scorching so less of a problem. I would expect to be notified in advance of this.

    Thank you for your comments. We will ask our Maintenance team to look into the issue with the ants, also with the heating. Had we been made aware of the issue during your stay, we would have attended to try and resolve the issues. We take all comments on board. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt3.8May 2023

  • "In a great area needs a bit of love and care ie decoration and garden area."

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl3.4Apr 2023

  • "Great location, lots of walks straight from the door, pub and co-op a short walk away."

    The cottage is well laid out and very well furnished, clean and comfortable. Will be booking again and will highly recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage In beautiful Chapel Stile."

    We had some spectacular walks from the doorstep every day- it’s a perfect base. The property was warm and comfortable and well equipped and the views were special. It’s a bit tired around the edges in places and could do with a bit of an uplift but saying that we’d go back in a heart beat. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Mar 2023

  • "We were not informed about ongoing building work which went on for the duration of the holiday and had been for some time."

    This work started before 8am each morning including Saturday and Sundays. We were not able to relax, which was the whole purpose of the holiday. Had we known we would have cancelled.

    We are very sorry you felt unable to relax on your stay in our home. We had no idea there was work being undertaken next door and if you had contacted us or Sykes during your stay we could have discussed with our neighbours. We have now spoken to our neighbours and no disruptive work will be undertaken while we have guests staying Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.5Nov 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Plumblands and always found it welcoming and comfortable."

    The views from the rear are magnificent. Be prepared to spend time to feed the birds, the variety is astonishing. There are plenty of walks from the door and there’s usually a pub to visit. The only downside is the garden needs tidying up.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "The property could do with some TLC and a thorough deep clean I’m sure if the owners visited they would be disappointed with how the property is looking broken handles, damaged shower head etc."

    the outside needs sorting weeds everywhere and the BBQ was unusable Don’t want to sound too critical as this could be a fantastic cottage and a great location but just needs a refresh

    Reviewed by Craig3.1Aug 2022

  • "It was great to find the standard of this property as high as last year."

    Sometimes they can become tired but not a bit of it. We had a great time in a wonderfully relaxing and comfortable home from home.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage itself was very good ,but the garden let's it down ,needs abit of TLC."


    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    Plenty of space, great kitchen, dining room and living room. Very comfy beds. Fantastic outside area/patio and a wonderful location for walks. The only minor problem was the size of the standard under counter fridge in the kitchen which is a little bit small for a family of 6 (but only because we cooked all our meals in the house). Swapping the freezer in the pantry for a fridge or fridge/freezer would have been perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    The house had everything we needed and was really cosy, which was great given the awful weather we had. The house was lovely and clean and very well equipped. Great location for walks straight from the door and plenty of local pubs for a nice choice of meals out. Lovely stay thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage for our family of 4, can easily sleep another 2 people but Plumblands provided enough space for our kids to have their own rooms."

    Plumblands is very comfortable, a home from home really. Everything we needed was available including a Christmas Tree, lights and decorations as we stayed over the holiday period. Large TV, Freeview, Blu-Ray Player and wifi, log burner with log store (kindling, fire lighters available in the nearby Co-operative shop). Kitchen was well equipped with oven, hob, dishwasher, freezer, microwave etc. Don't forget your own salt and pepper!!! Beds are extremely comfortable too! The location of the cottage was ideal, beautiful views out to the back with walking paths a few yards away. Only a 10 minute walk to Elterwater. Bird feeders also in the rear garden with food provided, I spent some time feeding the grouse by hand! Plumblands is a beautiful place to stay, I wish I lived there!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2021

  • "An excellent location with many local walks, good heating topped up with a wood burner and its supplies ."

    Patio needs a little cleanup, maybe a few hooks over the towel rails to add drying capacity. Plenty of Birdlip including a regular peacock.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Oct 2021

  • "Most delightful and comfortable stay."

    Especially liked the peacock which called at the back door. Request from my son, may we have some fire irons please?

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location, brilliant cottage, well equipped comfortable."

    Lovely walks from house

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is very well appointed in a beautiful, quiet location."

    Cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished in perfect location."

    Only thing I could think place was missing is an outside washing line … but then again it is the lakes! It would have been nice to have known their was a sky box and we could have taken our own sky card

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2021

  • "Location is excellent for walking based holiday."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2021

  • "A wonderful property in an excellent location, the view from the back garden is simply awesome."

    Ample parking and access. Well equipped and well maintained, very clean. We ate out throughout our stay so didn't make use of the kitchen apart from the kettle and toaster - seems to have everything you'd need though. With a few more mugs we wouldn't have had to run the dishwasher as much. (Washing up on holibobs? Are you crazy?!!) ;) I would definitely fit an extractor in the bathroom. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return, perhaps next year as there are plenty more fells left to climb.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great house for walking from and an easy walk to the Wainwright pub."

    House has a lovely open living area, very good wifi and fabulous birds on the feeders and great views. Secluded. On the downside, there is no provision for drying 4 or more wet raincoats and boots as the hallway is very small. Could do with more towel rails for wet towels.

    Reviewed by Niki4.7May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor kingsize bedroom, 1 x second floor double kingsize, 1 x second floor twin bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Ground floor sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • washing machine in first floor bathroom, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Terrace with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 minute walk.

The property

A fresh, homely semi-detached cottage nestled in the village of Chapel Stile at the entrance to the Langdale Valley in the Lake District National Park.

Plumblands is an excellent stay for families and friends looking for a relaxing retreat in a rural location.

This cottage comes with a spacious, warming living dining room, offering plenty of comfortable seating placed in front of a TV and stunning woodburning stove, a prime spot to put your feet up and relax.

The kitchen is stylish and provides all of the necessary equipment for a break in the country.

The ground floor is complete with a classy shower room.

The first floor of Plumblands offers a tastefully decorated bedroom with charming bed linen and fantastic views over Langdale Fells, there is also a family bathroom.

This cottage comes with a splendid second storey, presenting two more attractive bedrooms, one of which has prime views across Langdale Fells.

Located at the Entrance to the dramatic Langdale value a haven for the true Lake District enthusiast, walking , climbing and cycling from the door.

Pub, tea room and shop are 5 min walk When the sun's out, sit on your private terrace with a glass of wine and just take it all in.

Chapel Stile is an excellent place to spend your holiday, a pretty, traditional village offering the essential amenities in beautiful buildings, accompanied with incredible scenery all around.

There are some incredible places in this area of the Lake District National Park, with Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Kendal all nearby and offering a great range of things to do and see for everybody to enjoy.

Plumblands is a fantastic cottage in a beautiful location.

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About the location


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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas