£475 to £520 pw



No.3 - LA22 9HT
Wistaria - LA22 9HP

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Peaceful, tranquil and a fabulous spot for walking. Whether you wish to climb the summits or amble through the fells Langdale is a great starting point.


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February 2017


Situated at the mouth of the beautiful Langdale Valley, Elterwater is four miles west of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, with some of Britain’s finest mountain scenery on the doorstep. It’s name comes from the small lake by which it sits and the Norse word ‘elter’ meaning swan; whooper swans migrated to the lake in the winter. The village first flourished with the quarrying of slate. Kirkstone Green Slate Quarries is up the road at Skelwith Bridge. Later a gunpowder manufacturing business brought workers to the village.

Bridge over the River Brathey

Bridge over the River Brathey

Eating Out

Both of our cottages have well appointed kitchens where you can prepare your own meals or, if you decide to eat out there are many local hostelries which our guests have recommended.

Rack of Lamb

Around the village

A few views around the village

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The Britannia Inn

Britannia Inn

Elterwater Itself

Elterwater Water