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Ellwood House

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

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    • “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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    • “Great location, lovely village and comfortable cottage. Great walks from the doorstep. Very dog friendly”

    Mrs Gillon, Alnwick, September 2018

    • “Your literature stated that towels were not supplied, in bold letters! I packed an extra bag full of towels and tea towels, only to find towels on each bed and tea towels in kitchen. A bit annoying so could you please change your details.”

    Mr Searle, Bristol, July 2018

    • “The main issue we had was actually before the holiday. I had a conversation with one of the company representatives regarding travel insurance. I would like to state that it was my mistake selecting travel insurance when initially booking our holiday. But I was sure I did not ask for insurance, due to the fact we already have annual insurance. Because of personal reasons, I did not check the holiday confirmation which included the travel insurance. As soon as I realised the mistake, I contacted Lakes Cottage Holidays and the representative was adamant there was nothing she could do. I was not happy with the situation, but it seemed we were stuck with the travel insurance. I even asked if there was anything she could do as a gesture of good will, but she was polite and firm when stating the company response was final and if I was unhappy the only course of action was the FCA. The insurance situation could have been sorted amicably, but Lakes Cottage Holidays stuck firmly to their terms and conditions. The insurance premium was forty pounds. This is a small amount of money compared with the total holiday cost of around £800. We will not use this lettings agent in the future and any recommendation is out of the question.”

    Mr Gandy, Malvern, August 2018

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The Property

A delightful 18th-century stone cottage, nestled within an elevated position in the pretty village of Caldbeck. This dwelling is perfect for friends and families looking to explore the area, as the property houses a spacious interior with a beautiful contemporary design to complement. Upon entering the property, you are welcomed to a cosy sitting room, where you and your loved ones can snuggle during a winter’s evening in front of the warming woodburning stove and TV. To the back of the space is a charming, formal dining area, complete with a seating arrangement for up to six guests. Inside, you will also find a well-equipped kitchen, boasting all the necessities you will require during your stay. Follow the stairs up to the three brightly decorated bedrooms, comprising a double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. Completing the first floor is a well-appointed family bathroom, with a shower over bath, basin and WC. Outside you can enjoy a summer’s day within the enclosed back garden, completed with table and chairs. Within a 10-minute walk you will access the local pub and shop, situated within the village of Caldbeck. To keep you busy, the area is renowned for its walks and from the cottage you will be able to walk the fells or find Gill Beck which runs through the village with a footpath just behind. Further afield, is the market town of Keswick, where you can explore the many shops and restaurants, or take a boat trip around lake Derwentwater. Ellwood House is a delightful cottage, set in a quaint location, perfect for a family getaway.


A village cottage, the accommodation is over two floors. Master double bedroom, 2 x twin bedrooms  Large lounge/diner with woodburning stove, kitchen, utility and bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. Large secluded garden with barn for storage and parking for 4 cars.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, WIFI, DVD, washer machine, dishwasher 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 600 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:

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