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Beautiful cottage in stunning location by Loughrigg Fell and close to Ambleside

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly rebuilt luxury cottage with private sunny garden (3 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6)

Ellers Cottage is a newly rebuilt cottage nestling in a sheltered position under Loughrigg Fell with a private, sunny garden and views over the Brathay and Langdale valleys. It is very close to the much-photographed Loughrigg Tarn.

The cottage has a large, open-plan lounge with an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove, large bay windows overlooking the garden and separate dining area. The kitchen is modern, spacious and well equipped. Also on the ground floor is a w/c and a double bedroom. Upstairs are two further bedrooms (a double and a twin) and main bathroom. The master bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and balcony overlooking the garden and the lakeland view.

The cottage is tastefully furnished throughout with antique and fitted furniture and natural blue slate flooring. It has the feel of a traditional Lakeland cottage whilst enjoying all modern conveniences and the oil-fired heating system keeps the cottage cosy and warm no matter what the weather.

Externally the cottage has parking for two cars and a garden with patio furniture. The garden is south-facing, private and sheltered and in good weather it is a real sun-trap which makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery or birdwatch. The new traditional lakeland fencing which has been locally crafted and installed around the garden perimeter adding to the character and charm of this sunny spot.

More Details

Mrs Elizabeth Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Written correspondence in French & German
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Mrs Elizabeth Smith

Ellers Cottage has been 'home from home' for our family for over 30 years and is a very special place that all three generations enjoy. We live in Yorkshire and are frequent visitors to Ellers Cottage where we enjoy fell-walking, sailing on Coniston Water and relaxing in front of the wood-burning stove. It is important to us that guests at Ellers Cottage have a wonderful stay and enjoy the Langdale area as much as we do so we make every attempt to make the cottage welcoming and cosy.

Mrs Elizabeth Smith purchased this cottage in 1985

Why Mrs Elizabeth Smith chose Ambleside

Ellers Cottage started life as an agricultural out-building and was first converted to a home in the 1960s. In 2001 it was completely redesigned and rebuilt by our family and made into the beautiful cottage it is today. It retains its traditional Lakeland feel but is now warm and cosy with all mod cons. The location is fabulous with stunning views across the valley and picturesque Loughrigg Tarn is only minutes by foot. This property would suit couples or families alike and there is plenty to do in the area whatever your preferred pass-time.

What makes this cottage unique

Ellers Cottage is one of just a few properties in the small hamlet of Ellers Brow. The location - near Skelwith Bridge just outside Ambleside - is second-to-none with some of the most famous walks and sights in the Lakes close at hand. Ellers Cottage is beautifully kept and extremely comfortable and the views from the garden across the Brathay and Langdale valleys are stunning. Fields adjoin the pretty garden and deer, buzzards and other wildlife are frequently spotted from the balcony.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely welcoming cottage with stunning views, great walks, a great book selection and children very happy to find a Wii and so many DVDs. After a long days walking lovely to come home to Ellers Cottage.
Aug 2016
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Ambleside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Downstairs w/c - toilet
  • Towels are provided. The bathroom and ensuite are fitted with showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Master bedroom has ensuite bathroom and a balcony with views
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
  • All bedding is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing


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Skelwith Bridge is the nearest village which has a picturesque river, waterfalls, the famous Chesters cafe and the Talbot pub. A short car drive away (or an hour by foot over the fell) is Ambleside where there are plenty of shops, cafes, eateries and Zeffirelli's cinema. Ellers Cottage is set in a beautiful rural location with lovely views over the Brathay valley and the scenic Loughrigg Tarn is only minutes away by foot.

There is plenty of walking to enjoy with Loughrigg Fell, the Langdale Pikes, Fairfield, Helvellyn, The Old Man of Coniston and many other famous peaks all easily accessible from Ellers Cottage by foot, car or using the local buses (e.g. no. 516 from Skelwith Bridge to Dungeon Ghyll; no. 599 Grasmere to Ambleside).

Sight-seeing trips are particularly recommended to Grasmere (be sure to taste the famous Sarah Nelson gingerbread); Coniston (the Bluebird Cafe and boating centre on the shores of Coniston are worth a look-in and The Black Bull in town is home to Bluebird bitter); Wray Castle and Brockhole can be combined in a pleasant boat trip from Ambleside pier. Tree Top Nets at Brockhole is a great place for children and the nearest swimming can be found at The Langdales Hotel & Spa where you can purchase visitor day passes (cheaper venues for swimming are the pools at Kendal or Keswick). Zeferelli's cinema in Ambleside has a restaurant and run live jazz nights in additional to their weekly programmes of films.

For those who like fine dining, The Samling, Holdbeck Ghyll and The Drunken Duck are not far from Ellers Cottage. We have also heard good things about The Grasmere Hotel but have not yet sampled their cuisine ourselves. Ellers Cottage has a pretty, sunny garden with lovely views - the perfect spot for an evening drink or BBQ!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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