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Cosy Cottage in Chapel Stile, Langdale Valley, Ambleside, Lake District, England

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Traditional 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Character Lakeland Cottage. Wood Burning Stove and Balcony With Mountain Views. Walks & Cycle Routes on the Doorstep. Langdale Country Club Spa Membership

Nestled in the pretty Langdale hamlet of Chapel Stile, this 19th Century chic Lakeland retreat takes a picture-postcard setting overlooking the Langdale Valley. This sleepy village is an ideal base with its handy shop and excellent country pub yet an abundance of walks and mountain bike routes from its doorstep.

Step inside Fountain Cottage and you'll fall in love with the traditional character and instantly soak up the contemporary luxuries of a meticulous restoration contrasting the old oak beams, thick walls and stone floors with crisp modern decor.

Contemporary comforts spread over the three floors; sumptuous cottage bedrooms, sleek designer bathrooms and a top floor lounge with a newly installed woodburning stove and a furnished, south-facing balcony for lazy summer brunches or just a cool place to chill out after those hard days on the fells.

Lakeland slate on the outside and lovely mountain and village scenes through almost every window.

Active families will have no need to use their car, couples will relish the romantic location and cosy evenings by the woodburning stove and all will be glad of the short walk to the Good Pub Guide listed Wainwrights Inn.

Although this luxurious Lake District cottage is an outdoor lovers paradise, for those who want to just relax and be pampered the Cottage benefits from membership for two adults at the nearby Langdale Country Club & Spa. The Club offers a range of beauty and therapy treatments as well as having a well equipped gym, swimming pool and sauna. Fountain Cottage guests are also able to sign in additional members of their party on the payment of a small day or evening charge which, by virtue of having two full memberships, are reduced by 50%. Children under the age of six benefit from free entry.

Come rain or shine whether you are looking for outdoor activity or a peaceful romantic retreat Fountain Cottage offers it all.

The large entrance hall with original flagged stone floor and space for outdoor gear leads upstairs to the excellently equipped Shaker kitchen / dining room which affords fabulous views over Lingmoor Fell. Through to the modern lounge with newly installed wood-burning stove and French doors leading out to the balcony again overlooking Lingmoor Fell.

The romantic double bedroom with a wrought iron bed is located on the entrance level and has its own en-suite with luxury power shower. Also on the entrance level is the luxury family bathroom which offers both a separate bath and power shower cubicle.

A flight of stairs leads down to the cosy twin bedroom which has its own outdoor access.

Outside there is a large shed for secure storage of bikes and outdoor equipment.

There is parking for 1 car directly outside the cottage with further on lane parking close by.

There is a wide selection of maps, books, guides and information on local activities for your use.

We also accept one small well behaved pet in the cottage.

More Details

Belinda Randall
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Belinda Randall

Simon and I live in Chester. Simon is a Chemical Engineer and I have my own Chiropractic clinic. We are passionate about the outdoors and spend all of our free time walking, mountaineering, and competing in Adventure races, which consist of mountain biking and running. We have been coming to the Lakes for many years and fell in love with the beauty and solitude the Langdale valley offers in all seasons.

Belinda Randall purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Belinda Randall chose Windermere & Central Lakes

The Langdale Valley has something for everyone with gentle river walks to delightful cafe's and pubs to the big summits of Bowfell, Crinckle Crags and Scafell Pike all accessible from the front door of Fountain. You can escape the crowds and have the fells to yourself or if you are looking for restaurants, cinemas and shops, Ambleside is only 15 minutes by car. Chapel Stile is a buzzing little hamlet with it's village school, well stocked co op shop and great local pub "Wainwright's Inn" The membership to The Langdale Country Club Hotel with it's spa and restaurant is a real treat on a rainy day or if you feel like a pamper! Fountain Cottage is a real gem and a relaxing haven for all.

What makes this cottage unique

Fountain Cottage benefits from free membership for two adults to the Langdale Country Club Hotel and Spa, which is located a short walk away. The membership includes a 10% discount off spa treatments and meals in the restaurant and the locally owned "Wainwright's Inn". There is high speed broadband and wifi available in the cottage. We provide an extensive selection of maps, route suggestions and guide books for your use during your stay.


Elterwater Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 power shower and WC. Family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle with power shower and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , with en-suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Fountain cottage maintains membership to the renowned Langdale Country Club and Spa for two adults. Fountain guests are also able to sign in two additional members of their party on the payment of a small day or evening charge which, by virtue of having two full memberships, are reduced by 50%. Children under the age of 6 benefit from free entry. Cottage is suitable for children and babies. Electric Central Heating and other Utilities included in the rental charge. Free wifi available in all areas of the cottage. Non Smoking. One small, well behaved pet accepted for an additional charge of £20/week. There is parking directly outside the cottage for one car and more parking available down the lane. Outside: South facing balcony with table and chairs with lovely mountain views. There is a secure shed for mountain bikes and other outdoor equipment. Utility Room: Secure outside storage shed for mountain bike and outdoor equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Egyptian cotton bed linen provided together with towels and tea towels. Cottage is cleaned on departure. High chair and cot available on request. Other: The entrance hall is full of character and very welcoming with exposed beams and flag stoned floors.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Cosy Cottage in Chapel Stile, Langdale Valley, Ambleside, Lake District, England
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Excellent accommodation, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable all the essentials: dishwasher, washing machine and Wifi. I'm not sure the tumble drier programme of the washing machine was working but the cottage was so warm,clothes dried well on the clothes horse. In fact we needed to turn the heating down. On arrival there was milk, tea, coffee, a packet of biscuits. Washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing tablets, towels and tea towels were provided. Details of walks, places to visit and local information all present in the cottage. The Leisure facilities at the Langdale were also top class. Take your own towels or pay £2 each for weekly hire. We only made it once so lost out there. We didn't use the car as we were able to do many walks straight from the cottage. Particularly nice walks were to Grasmere and Ambleside, a different way back each time. What we found very useful was the ability to download the local ordinance survey map onto an iPhones. The village store was very well equipped, everything you could need for the week, but understandably more expensive than a larger supermarket chain. All the cafes and pubs we tried were dog friendly as were the local buses. Both the pub at Elterwater and Chapel Stile itself served decent food. We're a family of 4, children aged 15 and 11 plus a Labrador. He seemed to enjoy the holiday too. We would definitely return to is cottage and would consider buying it if it became available!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Indian summer at Chapel Stile

  • 5 of 5

We spent last week at Fountain Cottage and what a perfect week it was! The cottage is all we could have wished for and more, cosy, warm, and clean with stunning views and surroundings. We love the balcony, and it was used frequently to view the sky at night with our newly acquired telescope. The weather was lovely and warm with only a couple of showers, and even then sun always followed. The local sheep wander around the village and seemed to like the grass outside the kitchen window at the church gate. The co op is just down the road,and very well stocked. We walked along the riverside to the Brittania Inn and Maple cafe, about 15 minutes away but took longer as we were taking photos and sitting by the water enjoying the experience. We ate at the Wainwright's Inn mostly as only 5 minutes walk and very good food, ale, and roaring fire. It gets busy on weekend evenings but we could always find a table and didn't have to wait long for our meals. We had a meal one evening at Stove on the Langdale estate and what absolutely beautiful surroundings there, highly recommended! Don't forget to take a torch with you to light the way along the dark road if you walk down. We visited Ambleside and had lunch at The Fulling Mill which was lovely. We had coffee and cake at The Bluebird cafe on the lakeside at Coniston. We went to Kendal, Ullswater, Windermere, in fact where didn't we go!

Belinda and Simon have supplied all the information you could need in the cottage, along with many books, games, even binoculars. and a torch (see above). Oh and not forgetting the cookies, tea, and coffee left for us. Thank you!

Highly recommend this perfectly located cottage and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Fountain Cottage. Our philosophy has always been to make Fountain Cottage a real home away from home and its good to know we are succeeding. We look forward to welcoming you again to Fountain Cottage.
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Lovely stay at Fountain Cottage, Chapel Stile ,The Lake District

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Fountain Cottage , and felt our hosts looked after us very well from beginning to end, even to leaving some tasty scones to enjoy when we arrived . There was lots of information to look at in the cottage , like suggested walks from the doorstep, and recommended places to eat . We had a couple of wet days ( to say the least !) so we made good use of the spa passes which were kindly left for us to use. The cottage was quirky in that it is on different levels, which added to the character . It was lovely to sit out on the balcony in the evening and watch the sun go down . The property was very clean and well maintained , and equiped with just about everything you could possible need.So a big thanks to ours hosts .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Booking process was easy and the owner got back quickly with replies to queries etc....all done by email. Cottage was clean on arrival and as described by the owner.

The location is great, in the quiet village of Chapel Stile. Great walking in the area. Ambleside about 4 miles away.

We had fantastic weather so the highlight of the cottage was the balcony off the living room. We ate breakfast & dinner on the balcony every day. The peace out there on an evening is great. There is a pub (Wainwright's Inn) within 5 mins walk but we preferred one slightly further away, The Britannia Inn which is about 10-15 mins walk away. There is a nice cafe / restaurant called Chesters in Skelwith Bridge which is a really pleasant walk for lunch - takes about an hour.

I would highly recommend the cottage and would consider returning

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful well kept cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is homely and comfortable but also modern and well stocked, it felt like home from hom. In a beautiful location ideal for walking, cycling (and safe place to keep bikes) with pubs cafes and restaurants all within a short walk.

A fantastic peaceful break.

Belinda and Simon are great hosts with plenty of information in the cottage to make for an easy holiday

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Colina, Many thanks for your kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your weekend at Fountain Cottage. Our desire was always to make the cottage a home away from home, somewhere guests can relax in comfort. We are also pleased you found the information in the cottage helpful, we wanted to share the special walks and rides we have discovered over the years with all our guests. Hope to see you again at Fountain Cottage in the future.
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Fabulous Place!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a weekend at Fountain Cottage, what a fabulous place, spotlessly clean, exceptionally well furnished & equipped, full of character, great location for walking / cycling from the door, village pubs / restaurants and what is probably the finest Co-oP we have ever seen. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim, Many thanks for your kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your weekend at Fountain Cottage. Hope to see you again at Fountain Cottage soon.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Wainwrights Inn
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Car: necessary

The Langdale Country Club and Spa is half a mile away from Chapel Stile. The cottage has two adult memberships but additional guests can be signed in on payment of a small charge (Children under 6 are free). The pool is open daily (except from 4pm to 6:30pm) with adults only between 8am to 9am and after 9pm. The local mountain river which runs through the Langdale Valley and Chapel Stile is a short stroll away with a picnic area. Grasmere, Lake Windermere and Coniston are each within 15 minutes drive


Manchester Airport is 100 miles away and 1 hour 45 minutes by car, or direct rail to Windermere then a 20 minute taxi drive from the station. West Coast Virgin rail Pendelino Service to "Oxenholme Lake District" then 45 minutes by taxi or connections to Windemere as above. Local Bus has a 15 minute link to Ambleside the nearest market town.


Ambleside 4 Miles. Langdale Pikes and access to Scafell Pike via The Old Dungeon Ghyll is 3 miles. Grasmere 4 miles for Wordsworths Cottage. Sailing on Windermere and Coniston or Steam Boat Trips are 8 miles. Grizedale Forest is an easy drive for Mountain Bike trails such as the infamous "North Face Trail", Orienteering and the popular "Go Ape".

Further Details:

A local co-op village store provides all the essentials and is a 2 minute walk. Adventure and water sport activities are available from Ambleside, Windermere and Coniston. Wordsworth's Cottage at Grasmere is "over the fell". The local pub "Wainwright Inn" is a 10 minute walk (10% discount off menu, when you take the Langdale membership card) and the Britannia Inn with it's comprehensive local beers and tasty menu is a 15 minute pleasant stroll by the river. The infamous Drunken Duck Inn is a 10 minute drive away or a 90 minute walk if you are feeling energetic. Endless walking opportunities and mountain biking routes from the front door.


Rates & Availability

Elterwater Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Special Offer
Mar 28 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Easter Week
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 20 2017
Changeover Day: Tuesday
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Apr 21 2017 - May 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Bank Holiday
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
August Bank Holiday
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $126
Pet Fee $25

Booking Notes:
Book via telephone or email. Payments by BACS, cheque or Paypal.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Friday. For alternative days please contact the owner.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available outside peak season (minimum of 3 x nights). One small well behaved pet accepted at a cost of £20.00 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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