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“All you need for a perfect short stay in the Lake...”

Review of Elk Cottage

Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
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Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
A view from the upper lawned gardens of Elk Cottage down to the private courtyard garden The courtyard garden with teak garden furniture, a Weber BBQ and locally sourced charcoal for guests
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Elk Cottage rear gated terrace and open plan gardens
A view from the upper lawned gardens of Elk Cottage down to the private courtyard garden
The courtyard garden with teak garden furniture, a Weber BBQ and locally sourced charcoal for guests
The kitchen and utility room at Elk Cottage with dishwasher, microwave and washing machine / dryer
The well equipped kitchen at Elk Cottage, guests receive a generous welcome hamper and wine
The courtyard garden at Elk Cottage looking towards the raised flower beds leading up to the lawns
A great place to relax at the end of the day exploring in the Lake District and the Pennines
The Dining Room at Elk Cottage has french doors opening out onto a lawned area
The Dining Room opens through to the reception room with a cast iron wood burning fire
Elk Cottage living room with wood burning fire
The ensuite Master Bedroom with a five foot king size antique oak bed and 2nd private entrance
Another view of the Master Bedroom with an antique linen fold carved king size bed
The Master Bedroom ensuite bathroom with a shower over the cast iron bath
The second ensuite bedroom at Elk Cottage with a super king six foot bed and hand painted wardrobe
The second ensuite bedroom has a 6 foot bed that can be arranged as twins as requested
The second bedroom ensuite shower room with a rainfall shower and chrome heated towel rail
Elk Cottage Floor Plan - Access Statements available on our website The Rowley Estates
Elk Cottage is a 5* rated Grade II listed sandstone cottage with two ensuite BRs and wood fire
The summertime view from Glassonby over the Eden Valley to the Pennines
The Eden River footpath near Daleraven within walking distance from Elk Cottage
Neighbours in the village of Glassonby and the early morning view over the Estate
The National Lottery funded playground in the village, walking distance from Elk Cottage
The wintertime view from the lane leading to Elk Cottage across our family farm
The view to the Pennines from the village of Glassonby
The nearby village of Melmerby in the foothills of the Pennines with a great bakery & village shop
Sailing on Ullswater
The Lady of the Lake
Lady Wakefield
Dalemain historic house and lovely gardens
Fabulous hiking
A view over Ullswater in the early morning
The top of Honister slate mines in the wintertime
Hutton in the Forest historical home and parkland
Daffodils by the Lake
Great fishing
Our son quadbiking at Rookin House Farm
The Ullswater Steamers
Levens Hall amazing ancient topiary gardens
Sailing on Ullswater
The market town of Penrith
Aira Force managed by The National Trust ideal for walking
The Lady of the Lake - historic steamer on Ullswater
Sunset over Ullswater
Ullswater
Map of Ullswater
Rheged - a Lake Disrtict attraction with family activities, shopping, cafes, cinema and exhibitions
Steamer on Ullswater leaving Howtown
Ullswater in Spring
Ullswater in the snow
Summit of Hallin Fell overlooking Ullswater
Aerial view of Ullswater
Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
The Lost Castle - Adventure Playground at Lowther Castle
Penrith at Christmas
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 55 reviews
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four4cand...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“All you need for a perfect short stay in the Lake District”
Reviewed 11 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Stayed here from 7th to 10th April.
Four of us enjoyed the most perfect weekend away - with temperatures of 21 degrees in early April the patio area was made to great use as a idillic protected garden to enjoy after a long or short walk.
The hamper was very welcome thankyou - cheese, milk, fruit juice, biscuits, bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee, fudge, toffee, fruit..... don't think I have forgotten anything!!
(Birthday surprise :)
Everything you need to keep the home warm, with kindle, firelighters and wood.
Two lovely size bedrooms with highly finished en-suite bathrooms.
Beds are extremely comfortable and the thick walls keep out any noise or heat or cold!
We thoroughly enjoyed using our map reading skills to navigate the local walks - need to return so we can practice a bit more!!
Just one tip - we need a detailed map of Glassonby putting on any correspondance, our sat nav didn't quite get us to the cottage and we went round and round the village before asking a local where the rented cottages were!!.
There may be a map on their very detailed website - but I hadn't downloaded it.
Great for people who are usually stuck to their phones - the telephone network isn't very good, just used the internet to ring family. Free wi-fi in the house is perfectly fine.
If you are looking for a retreat from it all you have just found it.
Thankyou to Christine and Jilly, loved every second of our stay.
Looking forward to booking again already.
Karen & Steve, Maria & Neil

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Management Response
20 Apr 2017
Hi, thank you very much for your message and it's great to hear that you all enjoyed your birthday celebration weekend at Elk Cottage! We are looking forward to welcoming you for a return visit sometime soon :) We have maps showing the locations and addresses for each of our cottages under the Contact us and Maps page of our website and will definitely consider including a map in our confirmation emails in future. Thank you for the helpful feedback regarding this and for choosing to come for your holiday at Elk Cottage. With all our best wishes, Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“amazing gateaway”
Reviewed 20 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

my boyfriend and I were here for a valentine gate away together with my friend and her boyfriend. the cottage was marvellous. so clean, with fully furnished, plus the welcome kit. we all had the best time of our life. The manager (Jill) was more than friendly, and anytime we had and question, Jill was quick to respond on our calls/texts.
the cottage is located at a very quite and peaceful area. corner shop was only about 5 mins drive which was very helpful.
we were all very pleased with the service, and the cottage. it has been more than what we expected.
we will definitely come back again, and definitely recommend it.

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Management Response
23 Feb 2017
Hi,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review after your recent short break at Elk Cottage.
We really appreciate your kind feedback and will pass this back to Jilly and the housekeeping team.
Hopefully we can welcome you back to one of our cottages again next time you are planning a return visit to Cumbria and The Lake District.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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Craizie M
1 review
“Exceeded ou expectations. just the perfect place to be.”
Reviewed 17 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

spent a 2 nights shirt holiday trip here while viewing the phenomenal lake district and me and i have to say it was such a great cottage to unwind everything going on in busy london maddnes(lol) all in all the manager (Jill) and Christie have been very warm welcoming, fully furnished cottage, came in with some groceries and a touch of local wine. just amazing. Will be sure coming back here in the future. Cheers.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Feb 2017
Hi,
Thanks very much for leaving such a lovely review of your recent short break at Elk Cottage. It's great to hear that you enjoyed getting away from all the London "madness" (!!!) and that you liked visiting the Lake District so much.
We hope to be able to welcome you back again next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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556jack
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, Hi spec, dog friendly cottage !”
Reviewed 12 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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3 night stay at Elk Cottage, with husband, friends and Oliver the bulldog. The cottage exceeded all expectations, it was very clean and furnished to a high standard, it was well equipped, even down to spare towels for Oliver !. The welcome pack was well thought out including not only the basics but a few treats aswell (even Oliver was spoilt !) The cottage is located in the quiet village of Glassonby, which is approx 7 miles from Penrith, so a car is necessary, but the cottage is a good base to explore from. Special thanks to Jilly (estates manager) who was very helpful during our stay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Hi, Thank you for leaving this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you all and especially Oliver enjoyed your stay and treats at Elk Cottage. We will be thrilled to welcome you back to The Rowley Estates for a future visit please get back in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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paulgurr2...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful, peaceful and perfect !”
Reviewed 12 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

My partner and I (plus the dogs..) stayed at Elk Cottage over the 2016 New Year, and it was exactly what we had hoped for.

Peace, tranquility and luxury all surround by amazing countryside and within a short drive of the lakes.

Everything you could wish for is waiting for you upon your arrival to Elk Cottage, and nothing is too much trouble for Christine, Jilly and their team.

Highly recommended.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2017
Hi, Thank you for writing this review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you, your partner and the dogs enjoyed your peaceful stay at Elk Cottage over the New Year holidays. Thank you for your kind comments they are much appreciated and we would be thrilled to welcome you back for a future visit please get in touch next time you are planning a trip to Cumbria & The Lake District. Kind regards, Christine, Charlie & Jilly
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