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Elk Cottage

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Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
A view from the upper lawned gardens of Elk Cottage down to the private courtyard garden
The bridge at nearby Lazonby
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 a...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 utility room. The open plan reception room has a cast iron log burning fire (logs, kindling and matches are provided for guest use). There is broadband wifi, sustainable plantation teak garden furniture and a Weber charcoal BBQ on the private read terrace (locally sourced charcoal & utensils are provided for guest use). Elk Cottage has private parking on the gravelled drive. Though Elk Cottage is no longer part of a working farm, its position on one of the higher hills in the Eden Valley gives its gardens amazing views towards the Pennines and the rolling countryside that has seen this area in Cumbria declared one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Elk Cottage is certified by Visit England as a 'Pets Welcome' cottage and the gated sandstone terrace, gardens and grounds surrounding this cottage provide plenty of room for running around. There are some great walks starting from the front door of Elk Cottage - particularly our favourite along from Dale Raven along the banks of the river Eden. There are two excellent pubs for dining in Kirkoswald which is about a mile away from Elk Cottage reachable by country lane or footpath. If Elk Cottage is already reserved, please look at our sister cottage, Jenny's Croft which offers very similar accommodation and may well be available. Bedrooms at Elk Cottage The Master Bedroom - 5' double bed - ensuite The Eden Bedroom - 6' double bed (which can convert to twin beds) - ensuite More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful week at Elk Cottage during mid-August. Each week since then I have reflected on what a good time we had in what was a comfortable, extremely well appointed and secure environment and it is time to commit that to a review...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank georger48
Reviewed 4 April 2020

Wonderful cottage to stay for some rest far from everything. Nice and clean. Loved fireplace. Had a great time thank you. There was an issue with the location was discussed with the manager.

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank fatehhussieni
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

A wonderful stay at a perfect location. Lovely rooms and great for dogs. Brilliant hamper. Absolutely 5 star!!

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Lgrace28
Reviewed 29 January 2020

An absolutely incredible stay at Elk Cottage! I really can't recommend this place enough. From the moment I inquired to the moment we left, the service from Christine has been of the highest level. To find somewhere so beautiful that not only allows dogs but...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Fiona B
christine939, VR Owner at Elk Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Hi, Thanks for your great review. All our halls and cottages welcome dogs so it is super to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Elk Cottage with yours! We would be delighted to welcome you all back! Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 9 January 2020

This is our second stay at Elk Cottage and we loved it. It is a beautiful, comfortable and very welcoming cottage. It is also spotlessly clean and was tastefully decorated for Christmas. The kitchen is very well equipped and the welcome hamper is by far...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Sarah H
christine939, VR Owner at Elk Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2020

Hi Thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the Christmas decorations and the hamper and that you were nice and cosy. It was lovely to meet you too and we always like to say hello to any visiting dogs! best...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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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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