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Silverthwaite Cottage

Skelwith Bridge near Elterwater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1075787)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Phil

    “Lovely place in a great location for walkers.”

    Skelwith force is virtually on the doorstep and the nearby pub claims to have the best steak and ale pie in the lakes, and so far we have to agree!

    - Phil, December 2021


The property

Silverthwaite Cottage is a charming traditional, detached, carbon neutral home in a generous garden close to Ambleside and Grasmere in the Lake District. Set over two floors and sleeping up to six guests, Silverthwaite Cottage is the ideal self-catered holiday cottage for your memorable trip to the Lake District. On your arrival, the generous driveway with an electric charging point holds up to three cars. Be welcomed into the spacious hallway with underfloor heating and hanging space. Prepare family meals and treats in the well-equipped dining kitchen with seating for six. Walk through to the sitting room where you can snuggle up on comfortable seating whilst watching your favourite TV show, for extra comfort light the wood burning stove. There are ample sleeping spots for all guests, including the conveniently located ground-floor double bedroom, which is light and airy, and a shower room with a walk-in shower and underfloor heating. Moving upstairs, you will find a further three bedrooms, a double with a chest of drawers and wardrobe for storage, a twin room, and a single plus cot, along with an additional bathroom with a bath and overhead shower. Take your dining experience outdoors at the lovely picnic table, soaking up the beautiful woodland setting and watch the birds among the vibrant flowers. Follow the slate steps up to a second, more secluded picnic area with beautiful views. Simply cross the road from the cottage and walk down the footpath. This takes you to a beautiful riverside meadow, with panoramic views of the Langdale Pikes. Walking left along the River Brathay, you will discover stunning waterfalls. Ten minutes walk from the cottage takes you to Chesters by the River café and shop, where you can collect your fresh bread in the morning or enjoy tea and cakes at their wonderful indoor and outdoor seating area after a hard day walking. Just around the corner you can stop for a drink and meal at the Talbot bar in Skelwith Bridge Hotel. . Walking right along the footpath for 25 minutes along a beautiful riverside walk takes you to Elterwater, with some of the most photographed views in the Lake District. Here you can relax at the Britannia Inn, a quaint pub that serves fantastic fish and chips. Across the road is Slates, serving breakfast, brunch, and fresh pizzas and pasta and round the corner is the Eltmere hotel. Walking a further 10minutes along the River Brathay into Chapel Stile is the village Co-op, perfect for collecting those essentials, along the way you can paddle in the river’s crystal-clear waters. There are many walks that can be accessed straight from the cottage such as Loughrigg Fell and Slaters Bridge. Wild swimming in Loughrigg Tarn is just a15 minutes stroll away. The cottage lies at the mouth of the Langdale Valley providing easy access to climb the Langdale Pikes, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell some of Wainwright's favourites. You can also easily walk a scenic route into Grasmere or into the centre of Ambleside from the cottage, both taking you roughly an hour. However, if you would rather travel by car Ambleside and Grasmere are only a 10-minute drive away. Ambleside has become one of Cumbria’s tourist hot spots lying on the shores of the famous Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England. Sample the local delights at Ambleside’s variety of restaurants and pubs or treat yourself with some retail therapy at the range of shops. Join the many tourists who return to this idyllic town and make Silverthwaite Cottage your go-to holiday cottage in the Lake District year after year.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Air source heating system with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Front terrace garden with seating and lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, 0.2 pub mile
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of six guests
  • Note: There are two stone steps leading into the kitchen, take care
  • Note: The air source heating system reaches to maximum 21 degrees

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

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About the location


Great Langdale 2.9 miles; Ambleside 4.2 miles; Grasmere 8.2 miles.

Elterwater is a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A tranquil hamlet with its tiny ‘swan lake’, Elter Water, sitting at the gateway of the striking Langdale valley. The soft valley landscape is in sharp contrast to the steep jagged Langdale Pikes. Elterwater sits between Ambleside and Great Landgale, where at the top of the valley the infamous Wrynose Path is the only way out of the u-shaped valley, giving it a superb sense of seclusion. The larger towns of Grasmere and Ambleside are a short drive away providing a host of options for shopping and eating out.