Elk Cottage

From $162 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4
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Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 4

Type: Cottage

Elk Cottage

4* 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.

The recent renovation of Jenny’s Croft, Elk Cottage and Glassonby Old Hall bring this traditional Cumbrian long house and barns back into habitation for the first time since 1764 and retain their original features including stone walls, arched openings and terraced fields.

Though Elk Cottage is no longer part of a working farm, its position on one of the higher ...Read more

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Christine and Charles Rowley

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Elk Cottage
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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The Grade II listed Cumbrian long house and sandstone barns date back to the 1600s. These 4* and 5* Gold Award winning cottages properties retain many of their original features including old ship timber oak beams, oak mullion windows, flagged stone floors, open fires and stone staircases. The hamlet of Glassonby is 8 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.
There are two excellent pubs in Kirk Oswald the next village over from Glassonby (the Fetherston Arms and the Crown) and in Melmerby which is about 2 miles away, there is the famous organic Village Bakery, the Shepherds Inn Pub and a post office shop and tea room.

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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats



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