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Slaters Rest

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a very cosy comfortable cottage - we had a really nice week, despite some of the worst weather the Lakes could throw at us with Storm Debbie, and in truth it rained every day after that, and we walked every day, but we were warm and comfortable when we got back."

    The Wainwright is very close and it does the best onion rings in the world, and it takes dogs (not to cook them...). It's quite spacious and furnished in a welcoming way, the sofas are modern but they are soft and plump, not petite and bony. So you can really relax there. The 2 bathrooms and kitchen have been superbly refurbished, very spacious, with underfloor heating, and excellent showers and a bath. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was also roomy, smart and well equipped with a full four seater table. NB The car park is tight if you have a long car - (someone smashed the rear light of my parked car overnight, presumably whilst reversing out of the car park) - but it is unusual and really useful to have off-road parking in Chapel Stile meaning you can walk from the door - just make sure you pull in as close to the wall as possible. The only improvement I would suggest and it is only a minor suggestion is more coat hooks for wet walking gear, maybe in the front door alcove, although the downstairs bathroom is an excellent drying room! (Perhaps the house was too warm, that's my only other minus - the heater in the living room was pre-programmed to 24C. This was roasting, especially as it is possible easily to get a roaring fire going. This tropical temperature must be costing the owners a fortune!) All in all an excellent place to stay and we will definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage despite the rainy weather.I'm glad that you found the cottage cosy and comfortable, if a little too warm - we try to maintain the heating at a comfortable temperature for our guests but perhaps as the weather has been quite mild the settings are a little too high at the moment so we will review this.There are coat hooks by the back door and on the back of the door of the understairs cupboard, but we can provide additional hooks. We hope to see you again at Slater's Rest sometime in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "On Wednesday morning, we were advised by the owner of number 1 that there was a water supply problem into the holding tank."

    We were advised not to use the shower or bath and fill containers with water. On Thursday morning, we were unable to have a shower or bath. I messaged you by Whatsapp on Thursday afternoon to advise you of this. On Friday, there was no hot water at all so we were forced to have cold showers. I messaged you repeatedly on Whatsapp but did not get a single meaningful response to indicate that you were following this up. I phoned you on Friday afternoon after eventually being able to get a phone signal, and you advised that a separate team receive these messages. As I said to you, is there no communication between teams? It is utterly brainless and from a customer service perspective, very very poor. I would like to be compensated for this - either as an ex gratia payment or a complementary voucher towards a future stay. I expect you to extend the courtesy of a reply to this message.

    Thank you for your comments. This feedback does not reflect the owner or the property. We apologise for the issues you encountered but please contact us through the appropriate channels in order for us to resolve this case. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "Slaters Rest is in a great location for walking in the Langdales with the benefit of a parking space and a view over the valley with many walks able to be started from the cottage."

    Comfortable with all facilities that you would need on a walking holiday.

    Thank you for your review. I’m pleased that you found Slater’s Rest a comfortable base in a great location for your holiday and enjoyed walking in the beautiful Langdale valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Please note these are only very minor points and will not put us off staying in the future."

    Generally the property is nice, it is in a great location, the cottage is comfortable, however only minor points are - the rug in the sitting room either requires professionally cleaning or replacing, we would go as far to say the odour (dog odour) so much so we rolled it up and stored it in the cupboard until the end of our stay, there was no hand wash, there was empty hand wash containers on the sinks, the mop was also disgusting with a very strong unpleasant odour, the addition of a clothes maiden would be perfect too, the weather was a little wet during our stay, we struggled to hang our wet clothes in a suitable place to dry, also the hoover had a very unpleasant odour whilst in use.

    Thank you for your feedback and I was very sorry to hear that you had a few minor issues with cleanliness at the property. We were only made aware of these when we received your review late last evening - had we or the Lakelovers housekeeping team known that there were problems at an earlier stage of your holiday, they would have been dealt with immediately. The rug has been replaced today and a new clothes maiden has been delivered to the property. The mop has also been replaced and the hoover bag changed. We try to maintain everything at the cottage to a high standard, so are of course disappointed when things are not up to scratch. I have made the housekeeping team aware of your comments and apologise again that some things were not at an acceptable standard. I hope that you enjoyed your holiday in the Langdale Valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine3.4Jul 2023

  • "Stayed here many times."

    Love the new improvements. New bathroom is lovely. We'll be back!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and the new improvements. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just returned from a few days at this cottage."

    A very comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful village. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds, wonderful views. A short walk to the general stores, Wainwrights Inn and The Britannia, both serving home cooked food with a few vegetarian options. Plenty of walks from the doorstep.

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree that Chapel Stile is a lovely village and it's great to have both a pub and village shop within walking distance. I'm glad that you found Slater's Rest a clean and comfortable base for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0May 2023

  • "Slaters Rest provided a fine base for our Lake District holiday."

    The property had all the facilities we needed for our time in Langdale, with comfortable beds and warm rooms to return to after damp, chilly days exploring.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you found the cottage warm and comfortable, and that it contained everything you needed for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2023

  • "A pretty cottage in an ideal location."

    A well fitted cottage which had everything we needed and was clean and well fitted out. As the heating was preset we found it a little cold at times and a longer ‘on’ cycle or a boost facility would have been nice. We would strongly consider staying in this property again.

    Thank you for your feedback, and I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of Slater's Rest and found that the cottage provided everything that you needed for your holiday. I'm sorry that you found the cottage occasionally a little cool - we do try to maintain the heating at a comfortable temperature for our guests, and also provide complimentary coal for the open fire in the living room so that you can be warm and cosy if the weather is chilly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.4Mar 2023

  • "Slaters Rest is a perfect little cottage in an ideal setting."

    Very clean and well maintained. Dog friendly with walks from the dog and views beyond expectation.

    Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Slater’s Rest so much. We agree with you that the views in the Langdale Valley are beautiful, and it’s a lovely place for a holiday with your dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was as advertised."

    A small but cosy house in a good location to be based. Lots of hikes and bike routes on the door stop and the local shop has all the essentials. The larger bedroom was a good size and had a super king-size bed. The kitchen was well stock and whilst the bathroom was downstairs it worked well as a drying room after longs days hiking in the rain. The wifi connection was good. The tv is old and the dvd player doesn't work properly any more. Would be useful to have a smart tv, even a small one so we are able to use our streaming services. All in all a good value place to stay. Our only issue was perhaps the amount of dog hair in the place. We don't have dogs and there was dog hair every where downstairs; on all the rugs and even the kitchen floor. There was even a poo bag left out by the front door.

    Thank you for your feedback, and I’m glad that you found Slater’s Rest a cosy place to stay for your New Year break. I’m sorry that there was evidence of dog hair at the property. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned by the Lakelovers housekeeping team between each letting, but on this occasion they clearly did not meet their normal high standards. I will take this up with Lakelovers to ensure that they are aware of your concerns. Your comment with regard to the TV was very helpful, in the winter months when the weather can be mixed we appreciate that a Smart TV would be beneficial and we have arranged for one to be installed. Best wishes for 2023. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Dec 2022

  • "We had a great week at Slaters Rest, it ticked all our boxes."

    Lovely and comfortable and you only need to open the door and walk through fantastic scenery into glorious mountains. Christmas day lunch at Wainwrights was also fantastic.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad that Slater’s Rest ticked all your boxes for a comfortable Christmas break, and that you enjoyed the wonderful scenery surrounding the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property is in a nice location, the property could benefit from an upstairs ..."

    The property is in a nice location, the property could benefit from an upstairs bathroom and a new mattress for the main bedroom

    Thank you for your feedback.The property currently only has a downstairs bathroom, however we are planning to install a second bathroom upstairs during 2023. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the mattress in the main bedroom - it is a high quality mattress and was replaced within the last year. I hope that you had an enjoyable holiday at Slater's Rest. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Nov 2022

  • "This is a cosy cottage with comfy bedrooms and stunning views."

    It is well equipped with a spacious kitchen. It is a fifteen minute brisk walk to the nearest pub, the shop is slightly closer. The cottage is well positioned for accessing a variety of good walks. The shower room is modern but situated downstairs past the kitchen which is a bit of a pain if you get up in the night. My only gripe was there was no spare toilet roll, I usually bring some but forgot on this occasion and had to go out and buy some.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Oct 2022

  • "Comfortable, clean cottage, great location, great booking process."

    We were very happy with our last minute stay and hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Small but ideal for a couple & a dog."

    Excellent location, Fell or valley walks straight from the door. Walking distance of some very good pubs. Personally i would make the small bedroom into ensuite bathroom but downstairs bathroom was ok. Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.1Jun 2022

  • "I was disappointing by the bedding."

    There was blood stained bedding which had obviously been washed but still stained. When I stripped the bed as requested I was also disappointing to find an old stoned duvet. I think the duvets and bedding need replacing. The mattress protector in one of the rooms was also obviously stained. This also needs replacing.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the quality of the bedding was not up to standard. Lakelovers look after this property on behalf of the owner and we will ensure that the laundry is thoroughly checked and replacement items sourced. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keri3.4May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautifully presented Cottage with fab views from the front of the house."

    Just a couple of useful points. There is no phone reception in the area but there is a land-line (we needed this for old people to be able to contact us!) but WiFi was perfect so we could use watsapp even for video calls to other family . The stylish wet room is actually downstairs and through the small lounge and kitchen. If you are a person who needs the loo more than once a night it might be useful to know this! Also for us though the rainshower is fun it woukd be useful to have a hand held option too. We recommend this property

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jan 2022

  • "We were very comfortable, only slight downside was the lovely bathroom being downstairs, but I can see the trade off with the third useful single bedroom, for young families, which we didn't use."

    As we were there in dark nights, a larger TV would have been appreciated. However the general equipment and facilities were very good and all within a stunning location. We really appreciated the supply of coal, a nice generous touch. We would recommend and re-book Slaters Rest in the future.

    Reviewed by P4.7Dec 2021

  • "We have stayed a few times at slaters rest and always enjoy it."

    However this time the house was grubby. The only thing that appeared to have been cleaned was the floor which was swimming in a strong bleach solution. It needs a deep clean. The bin lid was full of food etc… I am sure at times the cleaning staff are up against it but we weren’t happy. We have left it cleaner than when we arrived.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review further to your stay with us at Slaters Rest; although it was ever so disappointing to read your negative comments about the cleanliness here. The Lakelovers housekeeping team clean this proeprty so had we been made aware of this during your stay we would have happily reattended to make good for you. I'm really sorry that you encountered this, and this is not the usual standard we would expect of our cleaners. I really do hope that this didn't mar your stay with us too much and we really do hope to welcome you to stay with us again at Slaters Rest in the near future. Kind Regards, The Lakelovers Owners Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina3.4Oct 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay in the lakes, good views, close to a nice pub and some brilliant walks."

    Lovely to have the working coal fire!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2021

  • "A clean, well appointed and homely cottage situated in an ideal location with stunning views."

    Parking was a bit of a squeeze with allocated parking slots but didn’t pose any particular problems and there were numerous walls from the doorstep. With a shop and a pub within easy walking distance All the essentials were on-hand. The cottage itself had excellent cooking facilities; fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and a washer/dryer. The only slight drawback was that the wet (beautifully presented) was downstairs, which was a bit of a nuisance for a visit during the nigh. In general, the cottage was perfect for our needs, which included a Walk-loving Labrador And I have no hesitation in recommending Slaters Cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful location!"

    Very cost little cottage with pretty much everything you could ever want (except a bath maybe)! The knives could do with a bit of a sharpen would be my only feedback!

    Reviewed by Jonny5.0May 2021

  • "The only problem we encountered was the erratic water supply."

    We had stayed in the cottage before and did call you out to look at the problem but this time we were aware nothing could be done. We are early rises so every morning we wanted breakfast pack our lunch make our flasks etc but there was never any water!! We had to fill bottles kettle etc when water was coming out of the taps if we were in during the day. This however didn’t impact too much on our stay but a warning would be nice. The wifi also never worked the router just kept flashing. Lovely cottage perfect place just a few slight irritations.

    Reviewed by Tina3.8Apr 2021

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  • Master bedroom with king size bed & stunning views across the valley to Lingmoor
  • Twin bedroom with large en-suite bathroom comprising bath, separate shower, basin and W.C
  • Downstairs bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, sitting room.
  • Electric heating with open fire and underfloor heating and heated towel rails in both bathrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Coal, power bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Communal garden area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 11 mins walk, Shop 10 mins walk
  • Note: Private water supply

The property

Slaters Rest is a former quarryman’s cottage overlooking the Langdale Valley and Langdale Pikes.

This is an ideal base for two couples and a walker’s dream.

This traditional, characterful cottage has been tastefully renovated to provide a comfortable stay.

Enter into the cosy lounge with lovely open fire which is the perfect spot to reflect on your day together.

Continue through to the well-equipped kitchen with dining area and further onto the ground floor modern shower room.

The two spacious bedrooms are both a treat with inspiring mountain views and one has a large en-suite complete with bath perfect for a long soak after a day outdoors.whilst the other has a luxurios en-suite bathroom with fell side views.

Outside the cottage is a shared garden area, a lovely spot for your morning coffee.

Chapel Stile is a small village within the Landgale Valley but only 4 miles from Ambleside.

Immerse yourself into nature and enjoy the many walks from the door and nearby Blea Tarn.

You'll find a plethora of excellent Lake District country pubs in the Langdale Valley, serving locally brewed ale and hearty food including The Britannia Inn and Wainwright’s Inn.

If you're looking for a special evening out, sample the Glass House in Ambleside or seek out the famous Drunken Duck Inn and Restaurant in nearby Outgate.

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

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About the location


Often referred to as Great Langdale, to distinguish it from nearby Little Langdale, Langdale's name comes from the Old Norse for 'long valley'. Langdale is a u-shaped valley formed by glaciers. It encompasses the two villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater, as well as the hamlet of High Close. Set in the centre of the Lake District, Langdale is probably best known for its mountains, from the Langdale Pikes – a group of mountains on the northern side of the village – to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Rock climbers will also love Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll. There Not surprisingly Langdale is also famous for it’s spectacular views, including Dungeon Ghyll Force Waterfall, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. it is an extremely popular holiday destination and loved by hikers, climbers, fell runners and lovers of the outdoors in general.

Coal is provided for the fire but please do bring your own kindling and firelighters.