Lake District Cottage - Ellis Howe

  • Eighteenth century cottage, beautifully restored
  • Sleeps 5 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single bedroom)
  • Superb uninterrupted views from all windows; no other properties nearby.
  • Price includes fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels
  • Broadband wifi
  • Cot, high chair and safety gate
  • Charnwood C4 multifuel stove, Rointe ”smart” heaters and panel heaters
  • LCD Smart TV with DVD/CD player
  • Fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer
  • Spacious bathroom with power shower
  • Downstairs cloakroom with shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Cottage garden and terrace with picnic table
  • Parking for 2 or 3 cars across the road in a layby dating from when the cottage was a shop/post office.

The cottage accommodates five people in 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single bedroom.

The price includes fuel and electricity; bed linen (except cot linen), towels and tea towels are provided.

The cottage is warm and cosy, with thick stone walls and double glazed sash windows. It is heated by Rointe heaters , and an Charnwood multifuel stove in the living room for which fuel is provided. There are wall mounted panel heaters in each of the bedrooms, and heated towel rails in the bathroom and the downstairs shower room.

The large living room has many original and interesting features; the floor is slate flagged; there are exposed oak beams as well as ceiling hooks from which utensils used to be hung, and the original wooden shutters and doors. It is furnished with a sofa and armchairs, curtains, cushions and rugs, and an LCD Smart TV with DVD/CD player. It is a pleasant room in which to relax with a glass of wine or beer after a hard day of walking.

The snug next to the living room is well stocked with things to do, including maps and guidebooks for planning walks and days out, novels, DVDs, ,and games for rainy days! There is free wifi/broadband.

The kitchen adjoins the living room and has limed oak units,oak worktops, an electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a washer concealed in a small utility area next to the downstairs shower room.

The dining room, which was designed and built in 2001, is furnished with a large oakĀ table with chairs for five. The windows give superb uninterrupted views of the Old Man of Coniston and the surrounding hills.

Outside there is a terrace overlooking the fields, a seating area to the front of the cottage next to a raised lawn and to the side, a cottage garden planted with roses, shrubs, bulbs and perennials.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a spacious tiled bathroom with a power shower over the bath. It is possible to see the Old Man and the fells whilst taking a bath!

The double bedroom is comfortably furnished with a duvet, 100% cotton bedlinen, a patchwork quilt and plenty of drawer space.


The twin bedroom also has duvets, quilts, chest of drawers, wardrobe, two wall cupboards and the original cast iron fireplace. Each bedroom has white iron bedsteads with luxury pocket sprung mattresses, window seats, sash windows and fitted carpet. The single bedroom is furnished with a pine bed, duvet, patchwork quilt, wardrobe and linen chest. There are more internal photos of the cottage on the gallery page.