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Skelwith Bridge near Chapel Stile, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042911)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • 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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Helen

    “Our family of four had a wonderful stay in Puddle duck.”

    Fantastic facilities and incredible views. Would definitely recommend and hope to return!

    Fantastic facilities and incredible views. Would definitely recommend and hope to return!

    - Helen, April 2022


The property

Puddleduck is quietly situated in a picturesque woodland setting just above Skelwith Bridge in the Neaum Crag estate, at the entrance to The Langdale Valley with some of the Lake District's finest walks easily to hand. Whatever the purpose of your holiday, being active or simply relaxing to recharge the batteries, Puddleduck makes a good choice in any season. With the excellent Chesters by the River and The Skelwith Bridge Hotel just a short downhill walk away you will have plenty of choice for daytime or evening 'eating-out'. Riverside walks to Elterwater take care of the easier days and the Cumbria Way passes very close by just along the river from Skelwith. Enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama from the top of Neaum Crag itself, we are told the sunsets are dramatic from this high vantage point. The seasonal on-site club house ( March to mid Nov) Table tennis and recreational area. Seasonal shop on site (March to mid Nov). Accommodation: A few steps on the approach path lead to the apartment which is all on ground level. Front door into entrance hall. Door through to open style living/dining room with kitchen area at one end (flat screen TV with digital channels, DVD, Wi-Fi and ipod dock, DAB radio). Neutral colours throughout with patio doors to the rear. There are two bedrooms - a double which also overlooks the gardens and has a door to the patio. The second bedroom is a twin. Bathroom has bath with shower over, basin and wc. Storage heaters throughout. Fitted carpets in bedrooms and lounge, tiled kitchen. The apartment is comfortable and well-equipped with lots of personal touches, games, maps and guide books for your use. Outside: Patio garden area with table and chairs, providing a lovely area to bird watch and appreciate the shared wooded grounds and small tarn. Onsite laundry facilities. Parking for two cars. Seasonal shop on site (mid March to Mid November). Good local pub and Cafe at Skelwith Bridge 5 mins walk downhill. Ambleside 3 miles.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Seasonal on-site club house (Open from 1st March) Table tennis and shop
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 1 mile

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

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About the location


Ambleside and Grasmere 4.5 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 9.5 miles.

A delightful, rural village nestled right in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park. Chapel Stile is an excellent hidden gem, set at the bottom of a stunning valley, flanked on one side by the River Brathay, surrounded by incredible scenery and filled with wonderful slate and stone buildings. The village offers a traditional church from the mid 1800's as well as a café, a pub and a village shop that has stood for well over 100 years. Chapel Stile is a great base for exploring this National Park, with easy access to a number of sights and fells worth visiting. You must go to the lovely neighbouring village of Elterwater and stand on the Skelwith Bridge and simply take in the views. Nearby are the fantastic Lake District towns of Ambleside and Kendal are withing a short driving distance, offering excellent views, buildings and so much to do. For you outdoors people, make sure you visit Bowness-on-Windermere, with its incredible lake activities and so much to do; it's perfect for families.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas