Elm How accommodation summary

Ground Floor

Entrance porch
Utility room with washing machine, dryer and WC
Kitchen and dining room seating 8, with gas fire
Large sitting room with woodburner
Snug with books and games
Stone circular staircase leading to first floor

First Floor

Double bedroom
Shower room with WC
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and separate large shower cubicle
Separate WC


Enclosed private garden with wooden furniture and BBQ (fuel not provided)
Outstanding views

Parking Info

There is ample car parking at Elm How. The parking area is on gravel and there are several slabs to cross the stream between the parking and the cottages. The parking is shared between Elm How and Cruck Barn and there is a 20 metre walk from the car park to Elm How with no steps, just gravel and grass.

Other Info
Arrival Time: 16:00
Departure Time: 10:00
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
We ask for a damage deposit of £100. This will be returned in the fortnight following your stay.

Underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining room
Log burning stove in the sitting room (initial fuel supply provided)
There is a TV, DVD and CD player. However, please note, there is no TV reception
Please note that the cottage is surrounded by farmland and animals, please keep your dogs on a lead around the farmland area
The cottage does now have Wifi but due to the rural location it won't be as quick as you are used to at home.
The drive up to Elm How is rocky and uneven. This may not be suitable for sports cars.
The cottage will be decorated for stays over the festive period

Optional extras

The owners of Elm How offer a number of optional extras to make your stay extra special. Please contact the office on 017687 80571 if you are interested in knowing more about these bespoke packages, or get in touch with the owner once you have made your booking:

  • Brunch boxes: Using only the finest local produce, a number of tasty brunch boxes can be delivered directly to your door for your stay.
  • E-bike hire: Zip around the quiet country roads and explore the local area on one of four electric bikes available to hire.
  • Motor boat hire: Get out onto Windermere lake on your very own motor boat, which takes up to 10 people. Rent by the day or for the duration of your stay (subject to availability).
  • Outdoor adventure activities: Experience an adventurous thrill on land or in the water with a number of outdoor activities including paddle boarding, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling, kayaking and pony trekking.
General Description

Elm How is a lovely old farmhouse situated over 2 floors. It is ideally located for a walking holiday with unparalleled access to the Helvellyn range. The cottage comfortably accommodates 8 people in generously sized bedrooms and living areas.

A gravel path leads from the parking area to the gate in the wall enclosing Elm How and the neighbouring cottage. Please keep the gate closed.

There is an open porch and a glass door into the cottage. There are two steps down into the entrance hall, featuring a slate floor with underfloor heating and adjacent utility room and WC. There are coat hooks and a book a rack in the entrance lobby. The utility room has a washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board and drying rack.

A glass door opens into the kitchen and dining room, a warm space with luxurious underfloor heating and three windows looking out across the valley. The kitchen and dining room feature the original ceiling beams and a lovely old slate and granite feature fireplace, housing the gas fire. There is an extendable dining table to seat 8 people on a solid wood floor and the characterful uneven walls are decorated with inspiring prints of the area.

The kitchen has been finished to a high standard with a rangemaster 6 ring cover and double oven, a large central worktop, ample cupboard space, dishwasher, full size American style fridge freeze and luxurious underfloor heating.

A door leads off the kitchen to a slate flagger hallway. To the right there is a bench and boot rack, and the original farmhouse door leading out to the garden. To the left is another original door to the woodstore and beyond that a door to the rear of the property.

Off the hallway there is a step up onto carpeted floor and a latched original door into the spacious sitting room.

Three leather sofas and two contrast leather chairs are arranged around the feature fireplace with a large woodburner and the basket of wood. There is a double window seat that looks out across the valley towards Helvellyn.

Behind the sofas there is an antique table with a CD stereo. The sitting room has a wall mounted flat screen TV with a DVD HDMI player. Please note there is NO TV reception at Elm How and the TV is provided for watching DVDs only.

Two doors lead off the sitting room. The right hand door opens to a snug, filled with light from a Velux window. The snug is a cosy space with a wooden floor, dresser, two leather chairs and a selection of books and games.

The left hand door is an original internal door with a latch. It opens to the foot of the slate spiral staircase. The characterful slate steps are worn from hundreds of years of feet climbing up and down the stairs. The staircase is a wonderful original feature and care should be taken on the uneven treads.

At the top of the staircase is a carpeting landing with bedrooms to the left and right. All the bedrooms are equipped with substantial wall mounted electric radiators. On the left of the staircase there is a spacious twin bedroom that looks to the front of the property.

Further along the landing there is a latch door to a double bedroom and a shower room. The bedroom looks out into the valley and is comfortably furnished with a wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. There is a step up to the shower room, fitted with a modern suite comprising of a walk in shower, heated towel rail, WC and washbasin.

Along the landing corridor there is a further twin bedroom with original beams and a window to the front, wardrobe and dressing table. Next to this is the second double bedroom. This bedroom has a sloping floor due to the age of the property, an original roof beam and a feature cast iron fireplace. There is a window to the front of the cottage and a cot stored under the bed.

Adjacent to the double bedroom is an alcove with a low ceiling beam leading to the separate WC with a washbasin, heated towel rail and sloping ceiling. There is also a bathroom with a modern fitted suite comprising of a bath, heated towel rail, walk in shower cubicle and slate floor. The window gives a view to the stream and garden and the lower slopes of Helvellyn.

Outside, there is a rugged undulating grassed garden with several blossom trees and daffodils in the spring. There are two gates into the garden that should be kept closed due to grazing livestock. Behind Elm How, a beck cascades down over crags from the plantation above the cottage.