Ellis Howe is a beautiful 4 Star (Visit Britain) is a luxury self catering accommodation in the heart of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and Beatrix Potter country in England’s Lake District National Park. Located in Torver close to Coniston.
The Lake District now proudly boasts the awards of:-
Best UK Destination
Britain’s Greatest Natural Wonder
Britain’s Best Drive
Britains’s Favourite View
UK’s Most Romantic Destination
This delightful Lake District cottage dates from the 18th Century. It is tastefully and comfortably furnished for up to 5 people. The cottage enjoys superb views of Coniston Old Man and the surrounding peaks and fells.
This self catering Lake District country cottage is secluded but not isolated and offers a peaceful retreat away from the busier areas of the Lakes. It has the added advantage of having easy access to the popular attractions and locations of Coniston, Ambleside, Hawkshead ,Windermere,Keswick and others. It is an ideal base for exploring and enjoying the delights of the Lake District.
Ellis Howe is a late 18th Century period cottage and has many original architectural features such as flagged floors, window shutters, meat hooks, original latched doors ,window seats and ceiling beams. Tastefully appointed,there are Laura Ashley and Ashley Wilde furnishings in its rooms and Farrow and Ball colours throughout.
Cottage To Rent in Lake District
The cottage is very comfortably furnished for up to five people with double,twin and single bedrooms- all with luxury mattresses ,duvets and quilts.
The living room features an AGA woodburner/multifuel stove. The room provides a cosy retreat at the end of a long day on the fells or just to be snug on a cold night. Electricity, heating and fuel are included. The cottage has a wide range of entertainments such as LCD SmartTV/DVD, FreeView, Broadband/WiFi, DVDs, CD player/Radios, CDs,games books, maps and local guides- just in case the weather is wet!
As a luxury Visit Britain 4 Star self catering accommodation, Ellis Howe has a fully equipped kitchen for guests who love to cook but for those who prefer eating out there is a highly regarded pub/ restaurants within a short walk –the Wilson’s Arms .
A particular feature of Ellis Howe is the large oak floored dining room with tremendous views looking out onto the slopes of Coniston Old Man. Watching the features and colours of the Old Man change with the weather is a relaxing and fascinating pastime!
Lake District Country Cottage
There is an enclosed cottage garden and terrace with furniture from which guests may enjoy the scenery and watch the wildlife. The cottage is supplied with a good range of natural history books to help identify the local flora and fauna. The garden is visited by a wide range of birds- even a woodpecker comes to chase away the smaller birds. Sometimes an owl keeps an eye on the cottage. A heron fishes the nearby Torver Beck whilst buzzards and hawks hunt overhead.
There are many walks and climbs in the area which are accessible directly from the front door. These offer a whole range of walks from a gentle scenic stroll for the less energetic to challenging climbs for the fell climbing enthusiasts. Torver Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an internationally important Special Area of Conservation for its varieties of wetland plants and dragonflies. There are Neolithic stone circles on parts of Torver Common.