Elm How in Patterdale

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Following on from our Helvellyn blog earlier this week, we have been out on the road taking new photographs at some of our Lake District cottages. In Ullswater we have recently been to see Elm How hidden away in the Grisedale Valley in Patterdale.

The location is pretty special, located under a small plantation looking across the valley towards the lower flanks of Helvellyn. Elm How is over a mile from the nearest village or pub. Not only that, there is absolutely no mobile signal and no TV signal. You can escape from it all in every sense!

Grisedale Valley in Patterdale
The farmhouse is tucked away on the left in the photo, just to give you an idea of the magical location. Elm How offers a very rare opportunity to enjoy the blissful isolation of a true Lakeland valley. Grisedale is a real walkers valley with soaring mountain ridges and huge summits to conquer. Our walk up to Grisedale Tarn and St Sunday Crag is perfect for guests staying in this special setting.

I have walked up the valley many times yet I was still blown away making the journey by car, having to hop out to open several gates and negotiate the farm track to the property. Once you get there, it is a truly stunning and privileged location. Dollywagon Pike and Nethermost Pike dominate the head of the valley not to mention the awe inspiring Striding Edge just across the valley.

Lounge with logburner at Elm How in PatterdaleElm How has recently been renovated to provide comfortable accommodation for 8 people. There are 4 generously sized bedrooms and a large sitting room for family gatherings. Although there is no TV signal, a flat screen TV is provided for watching DVDs. The kitchen is spacious and warm thanks to the under floor heating and there is a lovely chunky dining table for everyone to sit round and enjoy a meal.

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