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Honeypot Cottage

Chapel Stile, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041575)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Jane

    “Wonderfully equipped cottage in perfect unspoilt location for walking with shop and pub a short stroll away.”

    - Jane, May 2022


The property

This is a cosy, traditional Lakeland cottage located in one of the most famous valleys in England, Langdale. Enter directly into the sitting room with superb fell views, original slate floor, Herdwick wool carpet, and woodburning stove. The designer kitchen / dining room is perfectly formed and finished with granite. The bathroom is situated on the ground floor, with shower over bath. Upstairs to the romantic king-size bedroom with French antique brass bed, traditional shutters and a superb outlook. The second bedroom is also beautifully furnished, with a double bed. There is a coat and boot cupboard under the stairs, also housing the garden chairs and a freezer too. The garden is a large shared open lawn with fantastic views to the Langdale Pikes. There is direct access onto the fell behind the cottage, and the back door into the kitchen is ideal when returning in boots and outdoor wear. Location This fabulous self-catering holiday cottage in Chapel Stile is a rare treat for walkers and lovers of natural beauty. It is in the heart of the stunning Langdale Valley. The woodland alongside is home to native wildlife. Look out for blue tits, coal tits, great tits, nuthatches, spotted woodpeckers and red squirrel on the bird feeder. There is no need to use the car all week, if you prefer not to. There are walks from the door in every direction: down the valley to Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge, Loughrigg Fell, and over Redbank to Grasmere, with its celebrated gingerbread and the Wordsworth Museum; up the valley to Dungeon Ghyll and the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Blea Tarn; across the valley to the Lingmoor Fell, Little Langdale, Weatherlam and Coniston. The back path into the village of Chapel Stile takes you through the old slate quarry, where the quarrymen, for whom the Lingmoor View cottages were built, once worked. Whether you are into leisurely strolls, skimming stones, spotting wild flowers or day-long hikes, you will be spoilt for choice. A pleasant first outing might be a walk to the Three Shires pub in Little Langdale past the magic coin tree. Or follow the valley down through Chapel Stile and Elterwater as far as Skelwith Bridge, (stopping for wonderful cakes or fabulous vegetarian pizza, chips and salads at Chesters by the River). Alternatively, take the flat, peaceful, central path beside Great Langdale Beck up the valley to the National Trust's Sticklebarn, renowned for its fabulous food and beer, offering guided wildflower walks in July and with a bird hide and multiple bird feeders (at the back). The Old Dungeon Ghyll walkers' bar, at the head of the valley, can be reached across the fields or on the fell-side path. You'll find perfect places to soak up the remote and unspoilt scenery. In Chapel Stile village, just a few minutes' walk away, the Co-op general store is worth repeated visits. Guaranteed a friendly welcome, you can buy all you need in terms of fresh food, drink, cards, books, and newspapers, or visit the café upstairs for gorgeous, cooked breakfasts. Also well work a visit are the historic church, with its millennial tapestry. and the village pub. Wainwright's Inn has flagged floors, real Lakeland ale, a cosy open fire and a weekly quiz night. As with most of the local pubs, they do a fast trade in hearty meals. There is also good food to be found at the Britannia Inn in Elterwater. Despite its remote beauty, Chapel Stile village is only 4 miles from Ambleside, a vibrant Lakeland village on the northern shores of Lake Windermere. There you'll find sophisticated shops, acclaimed Lake District restaurants, plenty of choice for an evening out and tempting delis for stocking up the kitchen. Ambleside's tourist information centre is also a useful port of call. From Ambleside at Waterhead Pier, you can take a steamer cruise on Lake Windermere to visit Bowness or Lakeside - two other popular Lake District holiday destinations. Hawkshead, home of Beatrix Potter, is easily accessible by car.

Note: The natural mineral water supply for the cottage comes from the fellside before being filtered and UV treated. At times of severe drought, the supply may be limited. Action is being taken to increase the size of the holding tank.

Mobile phone signal at the cottage can be intermittent. Messages and calls can be made using WhatsApp, once connected to the cottage wifi.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, Sony Player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Limited mobile phone signal
  • Note: At times of a drought, the water supply for the cottage may be limited
  • Note: Freezer is a stand alone and is located on a shelf in the cupboard under the stairs
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

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

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About the location


Ambleside and Grasmere 4.5 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 9.5 miles.

A delightful, rural village nestled right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Chapel Stile is an excellent hidden gem, set at the bottom of a stunning valley, flanked on one side by the River Brathay, surrounded by incredible scenery and filled with wonderful slate and stone buildings. The village offers a traditional church from the mid 1800's as well as a café, a pub and a village shop that has stood for well over 100 years. Chapel Stile is a great base for exploring this National Park, with easy access to a number of sights and fells worth visiting. You must go to the lovely neighbouring village of Elterwater and stand on the Skelwith Bridge and simply take in the views. Nearby are the fantastic Lake District towns of Ambleside and Kendal are withing a short driving distance, offering excellent views, buildings and so much to do. For you outdoors people, make sure you visit Bowness-on-Windermere, with its incredible lake activities and so much to do; it's perfect for families.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas