Elterwater Cottages


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Found in the heart of the Lake District, Elterwater is a small village just west of Ambleside, taking its name from the lake Elter Water southeast of the village. Situated in the beautiful Great Langdale valley, an Elterwater cottage is a superb base for a touring holiday in this idyllic part of Cumbria.

Why Elterwater?

If it's outdoor adventure you're after, then a self-catering cottage in Elterwater is a great choice, as it sits within a region renowned for its excellent walking trails, Elterwater being the gateway to the famous Langdale valley, much of it owned by the National Trust. Picture white-washed cottages with slate roofs, sheep grazing in fields and Lakeland peaks towering in the background. A little known and very attractive waterfall, Skelwith Force can be found at the Elter Water Lake, with Colwith Force also being nearby, making a perfect opportunity for a stunning walk. For more inspiration on how to spend your holiday in Elterwater, browse our Lake District Travel Guide.

Places to Visit near Elterwater

With an Elterwater holiday cottage, you'll be in the perfect spot for seeing the Lakes in all its glory. Travel over to Grasmere to visit Dove Cottage, the home of world-famous poet William Wordsworth, where some of his most famous works were written, or walk to the summit of Loughrigg Fell, a popular choice for all Lake District lovers, boasting amazing views of the dramatic landscapes found in Ambleside. While you're in the area you mustn't miss a chance to visit the World of Beatrix Potter especially if you have little ones, to meet Peter rabbit and friends! Places to visit near our Elterwater cottages include: Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere, Coniston, Grasmere, Hawkshead.

Types of Holiday

If you are looking for some luxury in your Elterwater accommodation then have a browse of our luxury Lake District cottages for something in the area, or if you want to bring your four-legged friend along. choose from our selection of dog-friendly cottages in the Lake District so the whole family can come.

If you're looking for self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lake District, look no further than our cottages to rent in Elterwater - browse and book yours today with Sykes!