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Pollys Cottage

Langdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041989)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Lovely week at Polly’s Cottage in Elterwater.”

    Very comfortable cottage with lovely views.

    Very comfortable cottage with lovely views.

    - Mr Pepler, September 2021


The property

A picture-perfect Lake District cottage in a rural village setting, with breathtaking views from every window. Polly's Cottage is a 17th century, double fronted, Lakeland cottage in the Langdale Valley village of Elterwater. The interior is an adorable combination of character features and contemporary comforts. Fall in love with the Inglenook fireplace, old oak beams, original range stove and enchanting window seats. After a day on the fells, settle in for the evening with the wood burning stove flickering away before taking your rest in one of the beautifully presented bedrooms. The country kitchen provides a perfect place for sociable meals, and your local pub is one of the Lake District's best. Two couples will spread out easily here, and families will enjoy a perfect location for an active holiday. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 1 car. Enter to the spacious living room with lovely views, woodburning stove and deep-cushioned sofas. The spacious kitchen includes generous dining space, next to a fabulous original range (not working), and offers access to your portion of the garden and furnished patio. Upstairs to the 3 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 1 single. Generous house bathroom with wood panelled bath and shower over. Location Whether you wish to walk the Langdale Pikes, photograph the spectacular Langdale Valley or simply escape from the madding crowds, you'll find this holiday cottage in Elterwater a blissful retreat - without straying too far from the highlights of the Lakes. 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 - your quintessential local Lake District pub serving great food and real Lakeland ale. 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 such as 'The Glass House' 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'.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road aprking for 1 car
  • Encolsed shared garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 14 mins walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas