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River Bank (Langdale)

Langdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040859)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Geoffrey

    “This is a lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location ideal for walking.”


    It is nicely furnished and decorated. There are many books, games and jigsaws available. The bathroom is modern and has both a bath and a walk-in shower that has a good water flow. The additional en-suite is very useful. Thei ktchen is well equipped with utensils, but I've never come across one so devoid of kitchen consumables: no kitchen paper, foil, cling film, etc, not even washing up liquid, brush or sponges, and just one tea towel for the week; a washing machine but no detergent. It is aggravating, on your first morning, to have to delay your planned walk and drive to buy the necessary to wash your dishes. (The dinner plates, incidentally, are too big for the dishwasher and prevent the arms rotating.) I found that surprising and disappointing in an otherwise well equipped cottage. Also surprising, given its location, among the many books available there are no local walking guides or maps. But come prepared and you'll find this cottage very satisfactory. We would certainly come again.

    - Geoffrey, May 2022


The property

Close to the banks of the River Brathay in the Langdale Valley, this traditional Lakeland cottage, with a rather more contemporary interior, has an enchanting outlook towards the ancient river bridge. River Bank presents a perfect 'getaway' opportunity at any time of year; cosy up by the woodburning stove in winter or dine al-fresco in the private garden in summer. The interior is just modern enough to feel special, without losing the character of the property. Your local community is Skelwith Bridge - a brilliantly located village at the entrance to the Langdale Valley. You'll have easy access to the honeypot villages of Ambleside, Grasmere, Coniston and Hawkshead. A much-envied bolt-hole! == Accommodation in detail Enter to a useful boot room, then through to the kitchen with the full range of modern appliances. Through to the spacious living/ dining room with woodburning stove, comfortable sofa suite with armchairs and substantial dining table. Upstairs to king-size double bedroom with river outlook featuring en-suite shower room, toilet and wash basin. House bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. Upstairs again to the nautical themed twin room with river views. Outside, the private rear garden is furnished and a delight for al-fresco dining and barbeques, there is also a small front garden with a stone seat with river views. Location Away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps, Skelwith Bridge is a great location for a Lake District cottage holiday. Between vibrant Ambleside village, Lake Windermere and the breathtaking Langdale Valley, guests here are free to enjoy all of Lake District life. Some of the most famous Lake District walks begin on your doorstep; including challenging routes in the Langdale Pikes, Loughrigg and the tarn, or peaceful strolls on the shores of nearby Elterwater. If you'd prefer a leisurely holiday, spend your days strolling gently in the Langdale Valley and sampling the excellent country pubs in the area. Find classy shopping in Ambleside, and enjoy an elegant lake cruise on Lake Windermere - all within very easy reach. Your location just off the A593 makes exploring the wider reaches of the National Park a breeze. For example; follow the road back to Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere, then north to Rydal Water and Grasmere, or follow the A593 south to picturesque Coniston.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, en-suite with shower, toilet and washbasin, both bathrooms feature underfloor heating
  • Boot room
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven with hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, indoor and outdoor WiFi, Telephone for incoming and local calls only, selection of books, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with furniture, front garden with river views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 5 1.8 miles.

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

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About the location


Often referred to as Great Langdale, to distinguish it from nearby Little Langdale, Langdale's name comes from the Old Norse for 'long valley'. Langdale is a u-shaped valley formed by glaciers. It encompasses the two villages of Chapel Stile and Elterwater, as well as the hamlet of High Close. Set in the centre of the Lake District, Langdale is probably best known for its mountains, from the Langdale Pikes – a group of mountains on the northern side of the village – to England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Rock climbers will also love Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll. There Not surprisingly Langdale is also famous for it’s spectacular views, including Dungeon Ghyll Force Waterfall, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle. it is an extremely popular holiday destination and loved by hikers, climbers, fell runners and lovers of the outdoors in general.