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Elk Cottage

Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England
5* rated by Visit England and Gold Award winning Elk Cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Glassonby situated in the middle of the Eden Valley. Access to the rolling hills of the Eden Valley and its numerous nearby walks is one of the best features of this cosy cottage in Cumbria.

Elk Cottage's recent renovation brings this traditional Cumbria long house and barns back into habitation for the first time since 1764 and Elk Cottage retains its original features including stone walls, arched openings and terraced fields.

Elk Cottage has two ensuite bedrooms one of which may be arranged as king size double bed or as two single beds depending on guest preference. It has a breakfasting kitchen with granite counters, an American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, hob, oven, and microwave and a washing machine/tumble dryer in the utili...
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Listing #HL9269209
About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
Around 2 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Elk Cottage for three nights - not long enough though! Everything was thought of here. We made our reservation directly with Rowley Estates - Christine was extremely helpful. She responded to emails promptly and the booking procedure was simple. Once we had...More

Thank LaBouriette
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is one of the loveliest accommodations I have ever had the privilege to stay. Every need of the visitor is anticipated and every amenity provided. From the welcome hamper on arrival to the stunning views, it is the quintessential English home. I wish our...More

Thank Pat54988
christine939, VR Owner at Elk Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi Thank you so much for your terrific review, this is exactly what we are striving to achieve! We would be delighted to welcome you back for a longer stay if your travels bring you back to The Lake District and Cumbria in the future....More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Elk Cottage is in the most peaceful of rural locations. So well placed for country walks. Exceptionally clean, fully and well equipped. The welcome hamper is wonderful, a thoughtful mix of practical and luxury treats! Communication is friendly and could not be more helpful. We...More

Thank Elizabeth H
christine939, VR Owner at Elk Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Thanks for your lovely review. It's super to hear that you had a great stay at Elk Cottage and enjoyed some lovely walks, there are some really splendid ones from Glassonby. We would be delighted to welcome you back for another visit, please feel...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    1 Queen
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About the neighbourhood
The Grade II listed Cumbrian long house and sandstone barns date back to the 1600s. The hamlet of Glassonby is approx. 10 miles from Ullswater, one of England's most beautiful lakes, where there are steam cruises from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, fabulous hikes up Helvellyn, chances to walk and paddle in the National Trust Aira Force Waterfall, pony treks from Rookin House Farm and canoes and sailboats available to hire from the Glenridding Sailing Centre. When done playing in the Lake District National Park, visitors can enjoy a leisurely meal on the shoreline of Lake Ullswater at the Michelin starred Sharrow Bay, a Michelin starred Egon Ronay top 200 UK restaurant.
Getting around
Elk Cottage, Glassonby is located just a couple of miles off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. The road continues to climb the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley, Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only a short drive from Elk Cottage. The railway has some of the most attractive scenery & is world famous for its Victorian architecture. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Glassonby & the nearby villages offer wonderful walks with beautiful scenery.
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How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 88.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 16.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 88.0 km
Directions to Elk Cottage, CA10 1DU from the M6 Motorway.

Leave the M6 Motorway at J40 sign posted Penrith

At the roundabout take the A66 exit heading East towards Appleby/Scotch Corner

After 0.9 miles at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A686 sign posted Alston

After approx 5 miles you will reach the metal bridge, over the bridge is the village of Langwathby turn left onto Salkeld Rd

Continue on Salkeld Road for approx 5 miles towards the village of Glassonby

When you enter the village of Glassonby turn right after the children's playground and as the road bears right you will find Glassonby Old Hall, Jenny's Croft and Elk Cottage elevated on the right.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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