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Ellwood House

Caldbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972300)

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  • Sleeps

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  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

Reviews

    • “Great place for stay with dog!”
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    • “Stayed over May bank holiday with our dog. Wonderful fenced in garden with a table for 6 outside to enjoy al fresco dining as the garden gets the sun until early evening. Ample parking at the back of the property, easily fit 3 cars. The house was clean & spacious with a lovely log burning stove (logs provided). Kitchen, which is about to be upgraded, had dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, toaster and plenty of crockery. Location is great, quiet yet with easy access to the village and fells. Would definitely return and recommend if travelling with pets.”

    WellTravelledGato, May 2018

    • “Last minute break”
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    • “We managed to get a last minute booking,it was very well organised and helpful ,when we arrived it was dark and not sure if we had got the right place i rang the number on my email and a lovely young lady talked me through it and stayed on the phone till we got in she was very kind ,the house was realy warm and cosy and clean there was tea coffee and biscuits and milk which was a blessing as it was late when we arrived ,the dogs settled down straight away in the kitchen it was like home to them too , we had a fantastic break and would highly recommend it we will definitely be going back”

    Ashanti8, November 2017

    • “Just what we needed!”
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    • “We recently spent a week in Ellwood House and had a thoroughly lovely stay. The house was clean, tidy and very homely with the beautiful log burner. We were amazed at how well stocked the kitchen was including cleaning products, tea, coffee, milk and some rather delicious biscuits. All this and plenty of fuel for the log burner. We will most certainly be visiting the property again as it's location was perfect for our family with plenty of parking, beautiful enclosed (great for the dog) garden with patio and BBQ. I have never met such friendly people as the people in the pub and village shop which may I add has everything you could possibly need. The proprietors of Ellwood House were amazing, we managed to leave something behind but they returned it to us in a very timely manner. They couldn't do enough for us. Wonderful, can't wait to do it again when the weather picks up.”

    NicAngel, March 2017

    • “Warm and cosy”
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    • “Currently staying at Elwood house, it is a lovely cosy house , well equipped, and plenty of space , we have been here for a week and visited , Keswick and Ambleside , also buttermere , it is a lovely quite little village ,and quite location, the cottage provides everything you could want or need for your stay,lovely thought of tea , coffee, sugar,milk and biscuits on arrival,there is washing machine, dryer , and dishwasher , went home with no washing , which is a bonus , there is also a fab log burner , DVD, lots of games and dvds to watch for the cosy nights in , it was just like home from home I would recommend a stay here if you want peace and quite , but able to easily get to other places with peaceful roads to drive on , loved it thank you to the owner , if I had any negatives which I don't really it would be a kitchen update , thanks Stuart , Lorraine,Alan , benson xx”

    Nannyrain, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, December 2016

    • “Fantastic cottage, super feel to it”
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    • “My husband and I and our dog stayed at Ellwood House in September. We really enjoyed the experience, and the cottage is very well equiped. Lovely garden, and area. Caldbeck is a true gem. We will definetly be back. Thank You”

    Carolearly, Rome, Italy, September 2016

    • “Lovely cottage and garden”
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    • “Inside the cottage was nicely furnished and decorated. It was cosy and warm throughout wiwith a good shower and comfortable bed. It was very pleasant sitting in the garden - we were very lucky with the weather.”

    Mumski2015, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, October 2015

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    • “Ellwood house is a beautiful spacious cottage , with everything you could possibly need. Like home from home really .With lots of extras added too.such a beautiful garden to sit out in with plenty of seating and a big bbq.i would recommend ellwood house to everybody.”

    Rachel S, September 2015

    • “Fantastic Holiday”
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    • “Just returned from a one week stay at Elwood House. The cottage is situated on a quiet country road. We were a little concerned when we read another review which said that there was traffic noise throughout the night which wakened them. We didn't experience any noise during the night - in fact it was birdsong we wakened to every morning! The cottage is well appointed with everything you would need for a self catering stay - wifi worked brilliantly and laundry facilities also great. As others have mentioned, the kitchen is a little dated, but is perfectly adequate. 4 out of the 5 beds were slept in and were all comfortable. The back garden is lovely and a little sun trap, we enjoyed a bbq while our kids played safely in the gated driveway. The garden is well enclosed and safe for dogs too. A lovely cottage in a fab village - we'll be back.”

    Stuartycraig, July 2015

    • “Great base to explore the Lakes”
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    • “We booked this accomodation for the Easter week as it was the only accomodation we could find available to suit our needs for 3 bedrooms and 2 dogs so were a little nervous. We needn't have been - it turned out to be perfect for us. 3 good sized bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins), a sitting room/dining area more than adequate in size to comfortably sit 5 of us and the 2 dogs - and beautifully appointed. We didnt need to light the wood burner as we were blessed with great weather. The bathroom is also modern with a good power shower. The only thing needing a bit of a spruce up is the kitchen but having said that it was still clean and had everything you need (just needs modernising a little) - would also benefit from a bigger fridge/freezer. The washing machine/drier is located in the adjoining barn where there are also bikes (no hellmets though), fishing nets etc - all a useful addition. All in all the propert is great, we even had a BBQ in the back garden which wa snice to sit in after a day of walking and exploring the surrounding area. The village of Caldbeck is lovely with plenty of walks to discover along the river and countryside. As you head down the hill to the village, take a left before you reach the village (towards the duckpond) and you'll see a signpost for a walk to Howk. This is a great little walk (only about half a mile) where you will discover an abandoned Bobbin Mill and spectacular waterfalls - our son (9) loved exploring along here and enjoyed getting his feet in the water. You can then cross a bridge over the waterfall and up steps into a farmers field - cross this and you end up more or less back at the cottage. On an evening we enjoyed the boardgames provided in the dresser and just chilling out with a bit of tv. You are probably between 30mins to an hour drive away from the main tourist spots of Keswick, Cockermouth etc which are worth a trip to and we'd recommend just parking up along the way when you see a spare parking spot alongside the Lakes. Try Grange, do the Borrowdale drive and take in the spectacular views/driving experinece of the Honiston Pass (not a drive for the faint hearted). Our SatNav got us more or less to the front door - just take the next left around the back of the property for a great dedicated parking area.”

    Grim72, Freuchie, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Lovely house”
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    • “My girlfriend and I stayed in the property for 3 nights at the end of November 2014 and we had a wonderful time away. The cottage was a great size both inside an out, with plenty of private parking to the rear. Internally the cottage was very well appointed with everything that we needed for the weekend. The cottage was also very clean and tidy on arrival. The village of Caldbeck was very nice and quiet - the cottage is in a quiet spot too with very little traffic going along the road in front. It is located quite far from the lakes but it was a lovely drive down to them, and there is plenty of walks/cycle routes around the cottage to enjoy. Overall a fantastic stay and we would definitely recommend to friends and family alike.”

    C689, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, December 2014

    • “spectacular”
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    • “It is well kept, well equipped and lovely cottage. My family and I had a very comfortable stay.Loved how spacious the place was and the back garden was breathtaking. Maybe a distance to the nearest tourist attraction but worth the drive if you are particular of good/pretty interior in your holiday rental home.”

    Stephanie T, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “A really lovely place to stay.”
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    • “A well presented and clean cottage with great facilities that included wood for the fire, Wifi, lots of local info, a new BBQ & a cracking pub 4min walk away from the front door (The Oddfellows Arms) The location is close enough for some really good walking but not too close to the madness that can be Windermere! Highly recommend & we hope the we will return for another cracking week soon.”

    MarkBC4510PT, Exeter, United Kingdom, August 2014

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

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The Property

A splendid recently upgraded 18th century stone cottage with lovely garden. Situated in an elevated position in the pretty village of Caldbeck. Sleeping six it is ideal for families or groups of friends wishing to explore the area.
Ellwood House is an 18th century stone built cottage located in an elevated position in the village of Caldbeck in the northern fells of the Lake District with open views. High Pike can be seen immediately due south of the cottage in the picturesque expanse known colloquially as Back Skiddaw. Just 100 yards across the field below you will find Gill Beck which runs through the village with a footpath just behind. The area is great for exploring on foot or bike, and the Cumbria Way and Reivers Route both pass through the village. For those who still have energy left from walking the fells, tennis courts are available for booking just 200 metres away. The local pub serves excellent bar meals and there are many more places to eat in the surrounding villages.
The cottage has benefited from a major upgrade which has included the installation of a cast iron wood burner, which provides a wonderful focal point and is great to cuddle-up in front of after a day on the fells, and fitting of a solid oak floor. Ellwood House is in a quiet, rural location which makes the cottage a perfect place to retreat to at any time of the year for a get away from it all break.
Ellwood House has oil fired central heating and comprises:

Lounge/dining room with solid wood flooring, wood burning stove, Wi-Fi internet, freeview TV, DVD plus selection of DVDs, books, games and maps.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with shower cubicle, bath, hand basin and WC.


First floor: Master double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Single bedroom with single bed and pull out single divan guest bed.


All electric, oil and bed linen and towels included.
Initial supply of logs/coal provided.
Cot and Wi-Fi available.
Private parking for 4 cars.
There is a large secluded garden with patio furniture and barbeque.
There is a barn ideal for storing mountain bikes.

Accommodation

A village cottage, the accommodation is over two floors. Master double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom and 1 single bed with a pull out divan guest bed.  Large lounge/diner with woodburning stove, kitchen, utility and a downstairs bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Large secluded garden with barn for storage and parking for 4 cars.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, DVD, washer machine and tumble dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Initial supply of logs/coal provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in the rent
  • Private parking for four cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and village pub 200 meters walk.

Regional Information

CALDBECK Wigton 7.5 miles; Carlisle 12 miles; Keswick 16 miles; Cockermouth 17 miles. The charming Cumbrian village of Caldbeck is situated on the northern fringes of the Lake District National Park and is surrounded by beautiful moorland and fells. It’s a classic stone built village with a church, pub, village green and duck pond. The church dates back to the 12th century and is famous for being the resting place of the renowned huntsman John Peel. Although in every sense a ‘traditional working village’, the local craft centre at Priest Mill and the riverside walks to the Howk gorge, draw visitors to Caldbeck. The village is an ideal base for the northern Lakes, the market town of Keswick, as well as Lakes Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. The natural beauty of the Solway coast, well-known for its golf courses and the town of Cockermouth, the birthplace of William Wordsworth are close by, whilst also within driving distance is the cathedral city of Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Borders.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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