Elm How


£735 £660 - £1700

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Nearest Pub:
1.5 miles

Elm How is a lovely, spacious farmhouse situated in the heart of the Grisedale valley in Patterdale. The Grisedale valley is an archetypal Lakeland valley with awe-inspiring mountain scenery, grazing stock and several wooded plantations. Directly opposite the farmhouse is the classic Lake District fell walk of Striding Edge and Helvellyn.

Named after the wooded plantation behind the farmhouse, Elm How has been tastefully converted and refurbished over two floors. Many wonderful original features have been retained including the wonderful aged ceiling beams, two sandstone fireplaces and several interior doors. Upstairs there are four bedrooms with views across the valley, a shower room and a bathroom. There is luxurious underfloor heating in the spacious kitchen and a large dining table for 8 people. The sitting room has a large woodburner and comfortable sofas. There is a separate snug off the sitting room with games and books.

Elm How is located beyond the farm road end, adjacent to the footpath leading to Grisedale Tarn, Fairfield and St Sunday Crag. The remote rural location makes it perfect for a walking holiday. At over a mile from the nearest village you can immerse yourself in the peaceful seclusion and enjoy nothing but the sights and sounds of nature and the unpolluted night skies.

The Independent named Elm How as one of the UK's best holiday homes! The journalist wrote, "This newly refurbished farmhouse has it all – mountain scenery, grazing stock, woods, fields and dry stone walls. In fact, right outside the front door is a classic Lake District fell walk to Striding Edge and Helvellyn. It comfortably sleeps eight across four bedrooms, and the under-floor heating and wood burner are particularly welcome in colder weather. About a mile away from the nearest village and pub, it’s the kind of place families will return to again and again".

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