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St Giles

Elterwater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042796)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Angela

    “Always love St Giles for the location and nice spacious homely cottage.”


    Few issues this time. Heated towel rail in shower room wasn't working on arrival, also toilet handle broken and top of shower hose was coming away plus the electric fan heater cut out after 20 seconds. Maintenance person visited right away after our initial report which was appreciated but unfortunately despite returning during the week a note was left simply informing us the towel rail was broken. We did not receive any further details on this or the electric heater problem until the day before we left and it would have been helpful if we had been notified beforehand the reason for the delayed repairs. Hopefully the problem would have been sorted for the next guests but sadly we had a very chilly downstairs shower room during our stay. Communication could have been more informative and helpful in this instance. However, the rest of the house was lovely and warm and we were so pleased to have the use of the Leisure Passes back again which is always a wonderful bonus and much appreciated. Thank you.

    - Angela, March 2022

    We are pleased that once again you enjoyed your stay and are grateful for your comments. We always do our best to keep up with repairs and improvements and are sorry that on this occasion things did not happen as quickly as they should have done. Property Owner


The property

Nestling in the heart of picturesque Elterwater village this traditional stone-built cottage has much to offer the Lake District visitor and will make an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful walking and majestic scenery in the surrounding Langdale area. There is much to challenge the serious walkers with some of the finest high fell walks easily accessible in the central fells and for easier days you can enjoy delightful riverside rambles, two good pubs and various tea shops within walking distance, or simply relax in the pool at the nearby Langdale Club. Chapel Stile (about 1 mile) has a well stocked village shop with everything for your holiday needs. Accommodation: This interesting cottage is a conversion of stables belonging to the former (19thC) Gunpowder Works. Front door entrance via a few steps up to new patio area and then a further couple of steps into the entrance hallway where there is space for outdoor gear. Two steps down lead into the open plan kitchen/sitting dining room (open fire, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD) which has pleasant views from its south facing window. There are two ground floor twin bedrooms accessed from the hallway and a useful shower room (shower, basin and wc). Upstairs you will find a comfortable double bedded room with interesting roof lines and pretty views across the valley. The family bathroom has bath, hand-held shower, basin and wc. St. Giles is comfortable without being trendy; cosy and well equipped for holiday use, whilst retaining much of its original character. It has been popular for many years with those looking for a central location from which to explore the National Park and to enjoy the fine scenery in any season of the year. Guests can enjoy inclusive membership (for 4 persons) of the nearby Langdale Leisure Club which is within walking distance - extra daily passes are available from the club at £15/£20 per adult per day or £10 per child (15 and under) per day. (VALID UNTIL MAY 2022) Outside: New patio area with seating to the side of the house. Parking either in the garage or just in front. Pub 100 yards, local bus stop in the village, village shop half a mile.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x ground-floor twins
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with open fire
  • Langdale membership available until May 2022.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio area with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

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

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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