This is a magical cottage in the Lake District, occupying a sublime setting above picturesque Elterwater, a sleepy hamlet at the heart of the magnificent Langdale valley, commanding breath-taking views.
This eclectic retreat is a true escape from it all, yet only a few minutes stroll away from this Langdale valley oasis.
Whether you're celebrating a happy event or looking for a well-earned escape with friends, Oakbank is a special place designed for spending precious relaxation time. The perfect retreat for fun on the lake, walks in the countryside or just a haven to chill out and take in the fresh air. Highlights include spacious bedrooms, luxury bathroom, a craftsman made bespoke breakfast kitchen, a conservatory entrance hall complimented by a stylish living area with sumptuous furnishings and warming wood burner - bliss.
==We love the generous proportions and use of light, while the dreamy cottage garden and views appear to be superimposed on the picture windows!
The location has everything you could wish for including some of the most scenic and dramatic walks straight from your doorstep; Lingmoor can be reached via a green lane alongside the cottage and the rich variety of cycle routes and bridleways, mean you should never need use your car! A short stroll and across the green, are the famous Britannia Inn, serving good food and local ales, and The Maple Tree caf?, ideal retreats either after a hard day on the fells or simply for breakfast. There are too many eateries to mention in walking distance including The Eltermere Inn, true sophistication; The Three Shires Inn and The Old Dungeon Ghyll and of course The Langdale Estate with luxurious spa facilities, for working off the night before!
Whether you wish to explore the magnificent fells, or escape from it all by your own cosy real fire, this romantic and sophisticated place is a perfect choice. You also have the bustling villages of Windermere, Ambleside and historic Grasmere only a short distance away.
Accommodation in detail
A private lane and driveway leads to Oakbank, private parking and your first glance at the wonderful views and setting, slate steps to a conservatory entrance hall, great place to escape or sip that first cuppa; this leads into the living dining area, a stylish place to relax by the log fire. The craftsman made bespoke breakfast kitchen has all you may need and with a separate utility too. Upstairs to the two spacious bedrooms and where the views get even better, both bedrooms are super king size yet one can be made into a twin bedded room, so please do specify at the time of booking? The bathroom is a luxury place with a view to die for and complete with deep double ended bath and separate power shower facility. Outside in this magical setting and your cottage garden, a true delight and with patio garden furniture, al-fresco living will be enjoyed here.
This exceptional Elterwater cottage residence boasts some of the most spectacular Lake District scenery. It provides a peaceful retreat whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular waterfalls or simply escape from the crowds.
Elterwater village sits between Ambleside and Great Langdale. The small nearby Elterwater tarn is a delight to behold, and can be reached via a path from the Britannia Inn . Only a short drive will take you to vibrant Ambleside village and the shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find a sophisticated range of shops for stocking up the kitchen, acclaimed Lake District restaurants and Windermere Lake Cruises departing from Waterhead Pier providing a scenic route to Bowness and Lakeside!
Also nearby is picture perfect Hawkshead and Coniston Water, the Lake District's third largest lake. There you'll find more opportunities for boating activities, perhaps discovering Peel Island - featured in Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons as 'Wild Cat Island'
About the location
Great Langdale 2.9 miles; Ambleside 4.2 miles; Grasmere 8.2 miles.
Elterwater is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A tranquil hamlet with its tiny ‘swan lake’, Elter Water, sitting at the gateway of the striking Langdale valley. The soft valley landscape is in sharp contrast to the steep jagged Langdale Pikes. Elterwater sits between Ambleside and Great Landgale, where at the top of the valley the infamous Wrynose Path is the only way out of the u-shaped valley, giving it a superb sense of seclusion. The larger towns of Grasmere and Ambleside are a short drive away providing a host of options for shopping and eating out.