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Oxen Fell Cottage

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Little Langdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant week with our two small children in Oxen Fell cottage."

    It had everything we needed and felt very homely. The cottage is in the perfect spot for some lovely short walks, is only a quick stroll to the pub, and we loved the peace of the valley

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage in Little Langdale."

    For the price it was good value and we were appreciative because we had booked it last minute. The location is good for exploring the local walks and hills such as Lingmoor. It also was very well located for some great mountain bike routes that I am familiar with. Well equipped kitchen. Beds were very comfy. Useful bike store which just about squeezed two mountain bikes. A few small points that could easily be fixed: I would ask that the owners get a new TV. The TV appears to be over 10 years old and is a bit small and with poor sound quality. In my view there is no excuse for this at all. Please also get more crockery. There is a full size dishwasher so it could easily fit 3 meals worth. Having only 6 plates and limited cutlery means the dishwasher needs to go on after every meal. At one point we had a few friends pop round but there was not even one plate each. I got the feeling that the owners didn't really want people in their cottage as there were about 20 little notes all round the cottage, giving various instructions. I can see the merit for some but others like telling you how to open a blind, reminding you to close the shower door, or why the freezer might rattle, were a bit unnecessary. Two little points which the owners perhaps can't easily fix is that there is no parking and it can be very difficult to park near the cottage during the day. Early morning and after about 5pm it is fine. Unlikely to be a reality but a residents parking system with a pass to put in the window would solve this. The walls feel rather thin so sound does carry around the cottage. WiFi is not great for obv reasons, but does the basics and just about powered Netflix. No mobile signal at all in the area.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2023

  • "My second stay in this perfectly located cottage."

    It has everything that you need for the perfect Lake District Holiday. I will be returning for a third time in 2023.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we needed and more."

    Such a stunning view with beautiful walks literally on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Being in the same business I appreciate the challenges of maintaining a property to a high standard especially a dog friendly cottage."

    So overall I would say the owners do a good job. It is a stunning location and we had a great holiday. Areas for the cleaners to focus on - oven, shower screen limescale (not too bad but could be better). Food was left in the freezer - cleaners to check freezer (no big deal though). The owners may not know that the dishwasher is loose because it has not been correctly fitted - there should be supporting brackets screwed to the worktop. Easy to fix.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Jun 2022

  • "A lovely Cumbrian cottage, ideally situated for hikers and bikers with many walks and rides immediately accessible from the front door."

    The accommodation has every amenity and was very comfortable. We wanted for nothing. Parking arrangements were not perfect but perfectly adequate (a few meters from the the front gate). The mains water was delightful to drink and contributed to the best sourdough loaf we have ever baked! We will happily return.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here and like the first we really enjoyed it."

    A few little issues Dishwasher did not drain (Outlet possibly blocked) didn't bother us so we just washed up Towel rads in bathrooms didn't come on despite playing with settings Tumble drier takes forever to dry clothes. Took us 4hrs on the high setting. Not a problem for us but with energy prices rising possibly a more efficient one that dries quicker? Apart from that we had a great stay and would certainly use again

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage with walks in every direction from the cottage."

    Reviewed by Tim & Lucy5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage, in a lovely location, however I would think twice about booking it again due to the parking issues."

    Thank you for your comments. There is roadside parking near the cottage (either a good number of spaces a little further down the road or several spaces before you get to the cottage). We have never had a problem parking in all the times we have been here. Little Langdale is very beautiful and there may be occasions when it is difficult to park during very busy times, but this would only ever be between mid morning and mid afternoon. There are hardly any self-catering cottages in Little Langdale, so parking could never be an issue late afternoon/evening or early morning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Aug 2021

  • "Parking problem."

    Need a deep clean. No change of linen for 2 week stay. Washroom in q poor state. Outside area needs cleaning. Damp in ensuit with extractor on. Expensive for poor condition.

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location for the Fells, with some amazing high & low level walks, with 3 pubs close by to refresh after a long day out walking."

    Oxenfell cottage we think has become our favourite cottage, lovely and comfortable everything you need, amazing power shower!! after along day. Fantastic views of the fells to greet you every morning you open the bedroom curtains. Brilliant, cottage a great credit to the owners clean, cosy we will be back if we can get in??

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0May 2021

  • "Quiet and beautiful location."

    Lots of good walks. Cottage in great condition: everything worked well, tastefully done up, wood-burning stove a plus, showers / bathrooms done up to a good standard.

    Ms LefroyJul 2019

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a stunning location, with walks straight from the front door."

    Perfectly placed to explore more of the Lakes, with the convenience of Ambleside a short drive away.

    Mrs GibbsFeb 2018

  • "It was a very peaceful location and the cottage has been renovated to a very high standard."

    Mrs HarrisOct 2017

  • "The peace and tranquillity of the property was superb, there was a pub/restaurant in near proximity, two fantastic en-suite bathrooms, the Location of property is very close to local walks and attractions and the views around property are something to behold!"

    Mrs GuildAug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over basin and WC, 1 x twin en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility across the rear patio
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Pub 4 min walk
  • Shop 2.3 miles.

The property

Set in the hamlet of Little Langdale between the Coniston Fells and the Langdale Fells, Oxen Fell Cottage is in the very heart of the Lake District.

The front door opens to a lovely dual aspect lounge with comfy sofas arranged around a large coffee table, cosy log fire and Smart TV making this ideal place to relax at any time of day.

To the rear of the cottage there is a spacious kitchen dining room, with a contemporary, fitted kitchen & family dining table.

Upstairs, to the bedrooms: the first, to the rear has a comfortable king-size bed, views to the fells and an en-suite.

The second bedroom has twin beds and also offers an en-suite shower room.

Outside, there is small patio area with bistro table, the ideal spot for coffee in the morning, and across the yard there is a utility room with washing machine and drier and bike storage.

Little Langdale is a magical place to simply soak up the Lake District Fells.

The road through the valley winds its way past Little Langdale Tarn beneath the north of the Coniston Fells before it splits to head west over the ancient Wrynose Pass or north passing the beautiful Blea Tarn en-route to Great Langdale.

The Three Shires Inn offers hearty homemade fare and local ales.

Walks of all standards abound and the famous Cathedral Cavern and Slaters Bridge are both within easy reach When you wish to head out and explore the rest of the Lakes, you can pass pretty Elterwater on your way to Skelwith Bridge and the A593, with the Britannia Inn, and various pubs and cafes.

From here, head south to Coniston or north to Ambleside - a sophisticated, bustling town.

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.

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