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Elder Howe

Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972339)

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    • “Excellent holiday home”
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    • “Decided to do the weekend away instead of Christmas gifts, was the best idea ever, there where 8 of us 3 couples and 2 teenagers, loads of room, very well equipped. It was in the middle of Poole Bridge. Did not get to use the table tennis in garden as a little early in the year but great idea for kids. Garden was great size and just a wee shout out to the nieghbours they where very welcoming. Very clean and warm, plenty of room for all. The village is beautiful and has lovely eateries as well as watering holes. Would defenitly go back. My only gripe would be no hand soap or washing up liquid left to use, this would be a nice touch. On picking up the keys told no one in after our departure so could take time when leaving, told if any changes would call and let us know. So it was a bit of a rush when call to say cleaners need in, we where almost ready but a bit is a rush at the end. There is no Wifi lots of people think this is a negiative I found it fab, they are having this installed soon, me I would prefer not to have it but I a dinosaur. All in a a fabulous weekend great stay.”

    Madgeyfadgey, Glasgow, United Kingdom, March 2017

    • “Beautiful, big and perfect for a big family holiday!”
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    • “We stayed here for May half term as a big family. We collected the keys from the park reception about 5 minutes away from the house (which is an amazing bonus to have access to all the fun facilities there... thoroughly recommend the tennis court!!) The staff were friendly and very helpful. We had Tesco deliver a food shop which went to reception at the park who helpfully directed the driver to the property. The property itself is pretty huge, there were two adults and five children ranging from 15 years to 10 years in our party and all had lots of space to play or hang out. Outside in the outhouse is an air hockey table and a table tennis table, the garden was big enough to play football in (and the neighbours were very understanding and kind when the ball kept going over) The property has a washing machine, dishwasher, cooker and microwave which made flying in and out after days out really easy (and we actually have no post holiday washing thanks to beautiful weather and a washing line!) One thing the children struggled with was the lack of wifi. The property is adverstised as having that and with three teenagers at points going cold turkey was very fun to watch :) however after the initial shock and local hotspots there was far too many other fun things to do in the area. We can thoroughly recommend Ullswater steamers (10 minute walk from the property) also the circular walk in Pooley bridge is beautiful and serves as a taster to walking in the lake district with some hills and amazing views. We also recommend Aira force (15 minute winding drive) a beautiful water fall walk. Take a towel and have a paddle! We would definitely return to this place, the photos of the house give a good idea but don't do it justice. You won't be disappointed!”

    Vickie R, June 2016

    • “wow”
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    • “Elder howe No fuss picking keys up. The property was perfect for a large group plenty of parking for 5 cars. The location was excellent the three pubs in pooley bridge were very good. Best thing I like about Elder howe the easy access to many golf Clubs in the area.The least thing the group did not like was no WI--FI”

    MAC590113, Liverpool, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “birthday week break”
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    • “Three generations of family for a week--plenty of space in an excellent house that suited us all.Well appointed and with everything on hand {except knife sharpener and wi-fi}.All enjoyed the house and area.Would recommend to all at the price.”

    David Williams, Northants., April 2014

    • “Great weekend away pad”
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    • “A group of 10 of us stayed for 3 nights. Coulnt fault it. Plenty of space. Had 7 cars on the driveway. Clean, tidy, good facilities and nice and warm.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottingham, December 2013

    • “Warm and comfortable”
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    • “A very friendly welcome to recieve the keys. The house was very warm and inviting Our family party settled into the rooms The location was very close to the village wyth its shops and information centre. The Ullawater Steamers were close by. Sunday lunch at the Howton Hall Hotel was a delight. We visited Bowness, Keswick and Penrith The facilities in the house were ideal for a large family function up to 10. My grandson enjoyed the whole adventure”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, October 2013

    • “A very clean , spacious and ideally located property situated in”
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    • “The property has space in abundance with no less than 4 settees in the lounge,a good sized dining room and a lovely kitchen.Outside there was ample parking and a lovely patio area at the rear,together with a good sized garden.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, October 2013

    • “Fantastic Cottage, well equipped - perfect for families”
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    • “Stayed here in august 2013. This is a very well equipped cottage, ideal for families with children. Located close to the village, plenty of parking and a garden big enough for kids to run off energy. The property is spacious, well designed and has everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stafford, September 2013

    • “excellent christmas family holiday”
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    • “we booked elder howe for a family christmas, 6 adults 3 young children and a baby.The size of the front room and dinning table easily accomodated us all with the kids presents and christmas dinner. The village pub was very friendly where we had a very nice meal on christmas eve.Drives and walks around ullswater were very relaxing and enjoyable. The overall holiday was very memorable.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Co Durham, January 2013

    • “A really nice New Year break”
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    • “We have just returned from a short break at Elder Howe over New Year with family and friends (group of 7). The cottage was extremely spacious, clean, warm and cosy, and nicely decorated. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, and the two doubles have en suites. We made good use of the table tennis table in the garage, despite it being a bit cold! The cottage is in a good location, not too far from the motorway, and around 25 minutes from Carlisle. There is a large Sainsbury's in Penrith. We didn't stay as long as the rest of the group, so only had chance to try the Pooley Bridge Inn one evening for dinner. The food was excellent. I would recommend booking as it seemed to get very busy, and was fully booked one night. The rest of the group had been to the Sun Inn the previous night, and said this was also very good. Also both tearooms in the village were very good for lunch. I would definitely recommend Elder Howe, and would certainly stay there again.”

    LauraAnneJones, Preesall, January 2013

    • “beautiful, spacious cottage in a great location.”
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    • “i would definitely book this cottage again. it is in a perfect location in the quaint village of pooley bridge. There was plenty of space for two families and it had everything we required.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Calder Vale, October 2012

    • “luxury accommodation in delightful setting”
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    • “Everything about our weeks stay in Elder Howe was perfect except for the weather! It is situated close to all amenities. It is a huge house suitable for a big party, tastefully decorated and has everything in it that you need for an enjoyable holiday. Would definitely stay there again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, July 2012

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    • “This was our first experience with Sykes Cottages and we were very happy with the property. Grandparents, parents and grandchildren made up our party of 9. There was so much space and as stated in the description we could all sit down to eat together - even when another 3 members of the family joined for one day we all fitted round the table! The property was well equipped although another large serving dish would have been useful as we mostly self catered. The American-type larder fridge/freezer was just great. The grandchildren in particular were very impressed with the chilled water and ice maker! Facilities which were very well used as we had lovely weather. We would definitely come back to Sykes Cottages.”

    Mrs Cook, Chorley, May 2018

    • “This was the second year running that we thoroughly enjoyed our break at Elder Howe and will be back for a third. Possibly larger cooker would be better. But overall excellent home and great location.”

    Mr Kellachan, Coatbridge, February 2018

    • “The single beds aren't that comfortable in the triple room for adults. The bed by the window rocks a bit, it just needs fixing. We had a lovely family holiday, the lounge is great for socialising. Thanks”

    Davies, Bristol, February 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Elder Howe is a luxury Lake District cottage sleeping ten people, located in the village of Pooley Bridge at the tip of Ullswater. The five bedroomed cottage has a delightful garden and ample parking for 4 cars. An ideal base for large groups or families wishing to explore the Lakes.
Pooley Bridge is a popular and delightful Lakeland village, beautifully positioned at the most Northern tip of Ullswater.The popular and delightful village has an excellent range of local amenities including general store, tearooms, shops and visitor attractions.The Ullswater steamer departs from the pier in Pooley Bridge which is only a 5 minute walk from the property, why not hop on, sit back and enjoy a cruise taking in the beautiful scenery. Bar and restaurant is open weekends from Easter to Whit then fully open every day until September. Weekends only during October. During the summer season entertainment is laid on with children's discos, live entertainment, licensed bar and beer garden, during the summer school holidays a children's club is operated and there is a restaurant with take away service available.
Elder Howe is a spacious detached property which has been furnished and equipped to a high standard is pleasantly located in a prominent position with an open aspect to the front overlooking fields.
The centrally heated cottage comprises:

Living room with Log Burner. TV and DVD player.
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Dining room.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. WC and hand-basin.
Single bedroom.

First floor: Double bedroom with en suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Twin bedroom.
Double bedroom with en suite shower room, hand basin and WC.
Triple Bedroom (three single beds).
Family bathroom with hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included.
Cot and highchair available to hire.
Towels can be hired at reception upon arrival.
Private parking for 4 to 5 cars.
Outside patio and large lawned area to the rear.

Please note: A pre-authorised £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable on arrival at Pooley Bridge Holiday Park.


Four first floor bedrooms: 2 x double (both with en-suite shower room and WC), 1 x twin and 1 x triple. One family bathroom with basin and WC. Ground floor single bedroom. Ground floor laundry room with basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with log burner. Dining room.


  • Central heating and wood burner in sitting room
  • (Wood available to purchase from Pooley Bridge Post Office.) Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room, DVD player
  • Fuel and power in rent
  • Bed linen inc. Towels can be hired at reception upon arrival
  • Private parking for up to four cars
  • Secure lawned garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Nearest pub and amenities five minute walk
  • Please note: A pre-authorised £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable on arrival at Pooley Bridge Holiday Park.

Regional Information

POOLEY BRIDGE Penrith 6 miles. The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.