This is a luxury Lakeland bolt-hole, a place where magic and romance seem to sit side by side. Set above picture perfect Elterwater, commanding breath-taking views, yet only a few minute's stroll from this Langdale valley oasis.
Once the stable to Oakbank and now a wonderful hideaway in this magnificent setting; we should simply rely on what our visitors say
''Wow! What a fantastic cottage'' is not a bad start. ''it's quiet, warm, cosy as well as being quirky and lush'' sounds inviting and ''I shall miss opening the curtains first thing to the wonderful views'' all begin to paint the picture, hope you agree.==This sophisticated cottage offers a true escape for couples spending precious time together to unwind and relax in first class accommodation, delivering luxury and quality throughout, highlights include; a magical location, with a maze of walks and cycle paths from the door. Enjoy the luxury facilities, sumptuous bedroom, open plan stylish living area complete with warming wood burner, outside space, character and charm and being literally a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Elterwater - bliss.
The location has everything you could wish for including some of the most scenic and dramatic mountains in the Lake District. A short stroll and across the green, are the famous Britannia Inn, serving good food and local ales, and The Maple Tree café, 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 place is a perfect choice.
Accommodation in detail:
A private lane and driveway leads to The Stable at Oakbank, private parking and your first glance at the wonderful views and setting, slate steps to a conservatory entrance, great place to escape or sip that first cuppa; the open plan living space has sumptuous furnishings by the fire, the modern sleek kitchen has all you may need and the bedroom also admires the views with en-suite shower room plus a second WC off the living area. Outside into the magic of the surroundings and a raised patio, perfect for al-fresco living.
This exceptional Elterwater cottage 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 both less than 4 miles away providing a host of options for shopping and eating out.