Spacious, sleeps 6 country house in peaceful setting.
John and Helen Churchill
- english, french
About John and Helen Churchill
We are a couple who have lived and worked in this area for more than thirty years. Our children have been brought up and educated locally and consider themselves to be Cumbrians. We really enjoy living at Eller How with its magical atmosphere and constantly changing natural environment.
John and Helen Churchill purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why John and Helen Churchill chose Grange-over-Sands
We fell in love with Eller How on a wet November Saturday. The pretty façade with its decorated barge-boards, the fantastic, large rooms with their charming details, and, most of all the enchanting woodland with its meandering paths and ruined follies all drew us in. We can walk out onto the fell above the house in ten minutes and have a 100 degree breath-taking, panoramic view of the Lake District fells, the Yorkshire fells and on a clear day, the Isle of Man. The nearby town of Grange-over-Sands has superb local shops with excellent produce and the pretty village of Cartmel has excellent places to eat.
What makes this Cottage unique
Coming back to Eller How after any time away be it a day at work or a holiday away makes us realise how lucky we are to live some-where so magical. The woods are constantly changing and the house, with its unusual features is really special. It is large and cosy at the same time suitable for the two of us and for the many visitors, family and friends who come and stay.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Absolutely no smoking.
Up to two well behaved dogs: £20.00 each.
Be aware: unfenced lake, low balcony rails.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great house among beautiful landscape
John and Helen were wonderful. This is a fabulous place to stay in the Lake District. The walks on the hill behind were great and the pond area is beautiful. The house was clean and very comfortable. Only complaint is the wifi is very slow but if you are seeking time away from it all then it wont matter. They do have wireless dongles (sp?) and those helped us be able to plan our day and where to go. Loved our
What a BEAUTY! So peaceful, this property is literally Breathtaking! Helen and John are great hosts & what you see is what you get and more! We look forward to returning again and we'll definately stay longer next time! Many thanks again, for a wonderful vacation at Eller How House!
A beautifully peaceful and elegant house, tastefully furnished.
What a jewel in the crown this place is. Set in its own private woodland this is the perfect retreat if you want to 'get away from it all' and relax but at the same time, within easy access of bustling towns, villages, excellent pubs and restaurants. We will definitely be returning before too long.
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review and for your kind words.
We look forward to catching up with you both next time.
Lovely house in a beautiful setting
This is a really beautiful house in a gorgeous setting. The owners are really helpful both before and during the stay. I thought I had left something there and they were incredibly helpful in looking for it after we left. They give lots of helpful suggestions for local activities. The house is stunning, with lots of very comfy space for 6. The kitchen is well equipped and a utility room keeps the noisy washing/drying stuff away from the kitchen and has a freezer, fridge and ironing kit to complement the kitchen. A gorgeous cake and a pint of milk with tea and coffee were waiting for us so if you are not bringing food you don’t have to shop immediately. We had good weather but the house is very cosy and would be great in bad weather as there is a fire and plenty of books etc. Will need to take care when first arriving as can be tricky to find if not using sat nav coordinates the owners provide and the final approach to the house is narrow. If you have a large car there is alternative parking, worth sorting in advance. We had a really lovely three nights here and would all come here again.
A beautiful country historic mansion style property. Ideally located for visiting the Lake District.
We loved the manner in which the home had been restored. We walked in and said, "we are home". The kind, tactful assistance from John was much appreciated. We will definitely recommend this to our Canadian friends looking to vacation in the UK.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Eller How House. Thank you too for all the kind comments you made about our house.....we are so glad that you loved it as much as we do!
We would offer a warm welcome to any friends of yours who wish to Holiday in the UK Lake District.
John and Helen
The property is beautiful i would recommend to anyone.
The property suited everyone. A chance to briefly live in an historic grand house without the upkeep. The sponge cake was delicious, the kitchen spotlessans the lounge comfortable. Care had to be taken to get on and off the motorway. Which we mastered.
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, with its mountains and green fertile valleys, it has inspired the Romantic poets, such as Wordsworth and Coleridge and artists from Turner to Ruskin, who built his home on the shores of Lake Coniston. Visitors from all over the world come to immerse themselves in the scenery, to walk, climb or enjoy water sports.
We are ideally situated for walking on the Southern fells or water sports on Windermere and Coniston. Ambleside is half an hour away and you can be in the northern lakes in less than an hour.
The historic village of Cartmel with its Priory and racecourse is within easy reach, as are the shops at the Victorian resort of Grange over Sands. For garden lovers Levens Hall and Holker Hall are both essential visits. The National Trust estates at Fell Foot and Sizergh Castle are nearby. Beatrix Potter’s house at High Sawrey is less than half an hour drive away.
For food lovers L'Enclume, Michellin star winner, is five minutes away, whilst those who want more modest fare will find plenty of good quality pubs and gastropubs in the area. Shopping for good quality, locally produced food is easy with shops in Grange, Cartmel (sticky toffee pudding) and at Sizergh Barn there are branches of Booths Supermarkets at Ulverston, Windermere and Kendal.
There are sea views from the summer house in the grounds and stupendous views of the Lakeland hills ten minutes walk up the fell behind the house.