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Elm How

Patterdale, Cumbria

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This pretty farmhouse boasts views over Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag and Fairfield
  • Exposed beams add character and charm throughout
  • Opposite the house is the classic Lake District fell walk of Striding Edge and Helvellyn
Property code: SZ181

Great for larger groups, this home has a lovely, enclosed garden for warm days and a wood burner for cosy, chilly nights.

Experience a truly rural stay in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by remarkable fells in the distance and rolling fields filled with farmland animals closer by. Housing eight guests and two dogs, we can think of no better spot for an outdoor adventure-loving group of extended family or friends to get together. Spend quality time traipsing the local walking routes or discover the National Park atop two wheels, always setting off with a plentiful picnic and weatherproof outerwear on your backs. After a day of adrenaline seeking adventure, stunning scenery and a never-ending selection of waymarked pathways, the warm embrace of this characterful farmhouse property awaits you for a cosy night of good food, excellent chat and pure quality time spent together.

Whilst any spacious country house may feel cool and lofty, the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure that this holiday home is cosy and warm even throughout the coldest of months. On arrival you'll be pleased to discover underfloor heating, a real treat after pulling tired feet out of those well-worn hiking boots! Step up into the ground floor lounge to discover a wood burner and abundance of comfy seating, perfect for curling up whilst the TV is switched on. Any budding chef will be keen to jump at the chance to cook in this kitchen, also located on the ground floor. Along with a generous island for preparing a delicious meal for eight, this space is equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer and quality Rangemaster double oven which will certainly take the ease off feeding the masses. This room has also been furnished with an extending dining table and wood burner-effect gas fire to keep everyone toasty. When it’s time for bed you can ascend to the first floor via the original slate spiral staircase, a stunningly authentic element in this countryside accommodation, to find four welcoming bedrooms offering a great night's sleep. Finally, the property wouldn't be complete without a generous garden set to lawn with a dining set and BBQ on-hand for your use.

Read more Code: SZ181

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 twins, 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower, 1 shower room with WC reached via a step up, 2 WCs (1 reached via alcove with low beam)
  • Rangemaster double oven with 6-ring hob, dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board drying rack
  • Wood burner - initial supply of fuel provided
  • Underfloor heating in kitchen/diner and entrance hall
  • TV/HDMI DVD, CD player in lounge - please note there is no TV reception, the TV is provided solely for watching DVDs
  • Wi-Fi included - please note this might be slow due to the rural location of the property
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ (fuel not provided) - please keep gates closed. The outside area is uneven and raised from the property
  • Ample parking in shared car parking area opposite property over a stream (access to car park is across paving slabs in the stream)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Take care of low beams, uneven floors, changes in floor level, sloping floor in second double bedroom and sloping ceilings throughout
  • Take care of internal stone steps and uneven steps on the slate spiral staircase
  • The drive up to the house is rocky and uneven - this may not be suitable for sports cars
  • Please note that the cottage is surrounded by farmland and animals, please keep your dogs on a lead around the farmland area
  • Stream within the grounds which runs between the car park area and front door - children to be supervised at all times
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within 1.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

With all of your essentials packed up and ready to go, head off and discover hikes from your doorstep. Follow the nearby stream and wander in any direction to find hilltops, fells and pretty lakes, including the impressive Ullswater just 1.5 miles away. Keen mountaineers will be pleased to find the towering Helvellyn just 3.5 miles away, whilst those eager for a more leisurely stroll can head for Hallin Fell (7.5 miles) and discover the far-reaching lake views that await from its summit. Across the water lies the 150 metre Aira Force Waterfall (5 miles), a beauty spot that’s well worth visiting when embracing a walk around the banks of the lake.

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Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Jane 24th June 2022

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What a beautiful cottage and in the most stunning location with walks straight from the door. This is one of the best-equipped cottages we have stayed in and I felt that the price, for eight people, was fair. Also the bonus of free logs (a first in any cottage I have stayed in previously). Many thanks for a wonderful family holiday.

Reviewed by Patsy 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by william 20th May 2022

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Elm How is located in one of the most stunning locations in the Lake District, about 10 minutes drive from Glenridding, where the road ends and the path up towards Helvellyn starts. It is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. We had a perfect week there.

Reviewed by David 10th December 2021

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I cant recommend this property and its fantastic location enough. A real escape from it all. Perfect. Warm, cosy, everything you need and the views from it and up the valley are simply breath taking Tbh, I fear this good review will hinder us booking it again, as its that good a location!!

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