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Eleanor's Escape

Glenridding, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy up by the wood burner and admire the spectacular views
  • Bring your dog on holiday with you and enjoy scenic walks straight from your door
  • Pretty sitting out area to the front to enjoy the surrounding mountains
Property code: SZ178

Great for families or a few friends, this bright, elevated home is a wonderful abode to return to after adventures in the Lake District.

A real home from home, this cosy cottage welcomes four people and one lucky dog. The welcoming living/dining room comes complete with wood burner and stunning views towards Helvellyn. The well-equipped kitchen is at the rear of the cottage and has views up Glenridding Dodd. Upstairs are the two bedrooms, a spacious king-size master bedroom and a cosy twin room, along with the family bathroom. As well as private parking for one car, there is an outdoor seating area to the front of the cottage and a lockable store for bikes, perfect for those who prefer to explore by pedal power.

Enjoying a remote, elevated position on the edge of the charming village of Glenridding and surrounded by such magnificent scenery, there's certainly plenty to see and do straight from the front door. A climb up mighty Helvellyn is a must for the serious fell walker, with Striding Edge an option for the well prepared. The intriguing Greenside Mine on the slopes gives clues to the area's industrial heritage. For lower level adventures walk along the shore of Ullswater or explore the woods surrounding the magnificent Aira Force waterfall. After all that exercise you'll be in need of some refreshment, and there's a couple of great places to eat nearby.

Why not venture to Pooley Bridge, at the eastern end of Ullswater? Stock up on souvenirs and enjoy a pitstop of coffee and homemade cake at one the independent cafes. Spend a day exploring the wealth of walking and cycling routes on offer at nearby Lowther Castle, now just an intriguing facade, there's also a fantastic outdoor adventure playground that children will love. Head to the bustling market town of Keswick, less than a 30-minute drive away, for a great choice of independent and outdoor shops. Take in a film at the cinema or enjoy a performance at the renowned Theatre by the Lake.

Head inside and into the inviting living/dining room. The dining area is positioned snugly beneath the staircase, whilst the sofas and armchair are gathered round the cosy wood burner, just perfect for a relaxing evening in front of the fire. There's a TV for entertainment, if you can tear yourselves away from the views that is! At the rear of the cottage is the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, plenty of storage space, a breakfast bar and dishwasher. There is also a larder which is great for additional storage and also houses the washing machine and full-size fridge/freezer.

The open tread stairs lead from the living room up to the first floor and the two lovely bedrooms. First up is the master bedroom. A bright spacious room with a king-size bed, you're sure to feel instantly relaxed in here. Indulge in a long lie in with your morning cuppa whilst admiring the fantastic view towards Helvellyn and plan your day. Next up is the cosy twin room. This room contains two single beds and has delightful views up Glenridding Dodd. The family bathroom completes the first floor. As well as the WC, there's a bath with a hand-held shower attachment as well as an electric shower.

To the front of the cottage is a small garden area, with a wooden table and chairs which is a lovely suntrap. It's a wonderful place to return to after a day on the fells. As well as parking at the far end of the terrace, you'll also find a stone outbuilding at the opposite side that's ideal for securely storing bikes if you'd like to get out and about on two wheels.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath, plus additional handheld shower attachment and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher
  • Utility/larder with microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Small garden area to the front of the property with garden furniture
  • Private parking for 1 car at the end of the terrace, space for an additional car (subject to availability)
  • Gravel track leading to the property may be unsuitable for some cars
  • Lockable bike storage in stone outbuilding
  • Shops, restaurants and pub within 1 mile
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 9th February 2024

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Great cottage in a great location. Does what it says on the tin!! Perfect for getting out on the fells.

Reviewed by Chris 26th December 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 18th December 2023

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Lovely cottage with amazing views.

Reviewed by Keith 16th November 2023

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A small but very well equipped cottage in an ideal location for the Eastern Fells. The kitchen was very well equipped compared to many holiday cottages, which was much appreciated, as we cooked for ourselves very night. The lounge has a wood burning stove with one night's worth of wood as a welcome present which we took full advantage of. The beds Read morewere comfortable and the shower decently powerful. The bathroom also had underfloor heating. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 20th October 2023

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Absolutely stunning location. Lovely property with everything that was needed. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Stacey 13th October 2023

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We had a wonderful stay in this cottage, one of the best we have ever stayed in. Very impressed from start to finish. The cottage is cosy and comfortable, with amazing views and a beautiful location. We did lots of walking and hiking from the front door. Wifi speed very good too for time spent indoors. Will come here again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by Garry 6th October 2023

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This was a lovely cottage, clean, very well equipped, beautiful views and very welcoming. The bottle of wine was a nice touch. The view was amazing and we would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Jeremy 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Louise 7th July 2023

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We loved our stay. Perfect location with lots of walks on the doorstep. We didnt need to drive anywhere!! The house had everything we need and was very well equipped. I would recommend to stay here and would stay again!

Reviewed by Mark 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 12th May 2023

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Perfect location with fantastic views but no outside bench upon which to enjoy the view.

Reviewed by Peter 28th April 2023

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Lovely cottage fabulous views we enjoyed a wonderful week - but we did not receive the complimentary gifts as the first line in the welcome book suggests Cottage is accessed via a very bumpy road so take care - views are incredible to wake up to Location is a decent uphill walk from the village but worth the effort - a wonderful week time well speRead morent! Hide

Reviewed by Viv 10th April 2023

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Fabulous stay at Eleanor's Escape. The cottage is very cosy and welcoming and well equipped. The location is perfect for anyone who likes to get out and about in the outdoors and there are many different walks that you can do straight from the cottage door. Amazing views direct from the property. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Stephen 31st March 2023

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A great place to stay. Recommended.

Reviewed by Helen 24th March 2023

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This was our second stay and it didn't disappoint. The cottage has all of the amenities to make a very comfortable stay. Fantastic location Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Andrew 9th March 2023

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The cottage is in a fantastic location for walkers. Its very cosy, clean and convenient with all practicalities nicely considered. We had lovely time and would highly recommend it to anyone. Glenridding is a nice little town, the local shop has all the basics, and the Helvellyn Country Kitchen is a great spot for lunch.

Reviewed by Paula 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Richard 17th November 2022

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Reviewed by Nick 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Gemma 21st October 2022

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Lovely cottage with great views over Helvellyn and ullswater lake. Clean, comfortable and great place to stay. Great holiday.

Reviewed by Brian 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Margaret 23rd September 2022

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Lovely location for fell walkers. Cottage clean and comfortable. Problem with drying outdoor gear if weather stormy

Reviewed by Julie 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Stephen 26th August 2022

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Perfect cottage with superb location and views. The cottage was extremely well equipped and presented, clean and with all modern amenities, and the most amazing location and views. Would highy recommend.

Reviewed by Pam 19th August 2022

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Fabulous cottage in a very peaceful location. Loved the dark skies and seeing the stars on a clear night. Off road parking worked perfectly and it can be a busy road in the day time up to the youth hostel. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. Enjoyed the superb view from the small sunny garden at the fronRead moret of the house. Superb walks in all directions of the property. Good pub and shops close by down the hill. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 12th August 2022

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A beautiful and very well equipped cottage. The views are stunning . We've had an amazing holiday at Eleanors Escape. We had several lovely meals at the Travellers Arms pub which is a short walk away .I would suggest that you get a supermarket delivery as there are no main supermarkets nearby. Thank you for the welcome gift which was very much apprRead moreeciated. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 22nd July 2022

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Fabulous cottage in a beautiful location If your looking for the perfect Lakeland getaway this is the place for you

Reviewed by Christopher 17th June 2022

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We had a wonderful stay, the cottage was very comfortable and had absolutely stunning views.

Reviewed by David 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage clean, tidy and well equipped. In a lovely location close to the amenities of Glenridding and Patterdale. There are lots of very scenic walks for all abilities right on the doorstep, including the walks to Helvellyn. We would recommend this cottage as we really enjoyed our stay and would go back again

Reviewed by Craig 27th May 2022

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Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location close to the amenities of Glenridding

Reviewed by Heather 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 13th May 2022

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Absolutely wonderful week in Eleanors escape - beautiful cottage and an unbelievable view . Stunning !

Reviewed by Christine 13th March 2022

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Cottage in great location for hiking. Well equipped kitchen. Very clean . Comfy double bed . Cottage was warm when using log burner. Would definitely go back.

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