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“Fabulous Property”

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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55 reviews
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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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Excellent - based on 55 reviews
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SJS1966
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous Property”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This really was the most beautiful cottage imaginable. We chose it because of the previous trip advisor ratings and cannot recommend it highly enough to others. The owners sent such welcoming emails when we enquired about availability and it was so useful that we didn't have to book for 7 days or Sat-Sat during the school holidays. The cottage was immaculate, there was a food basket waiting for us on arrival, fresh flowers in the bedrooms and toiletries in both bathrooms. Other thoughtful touches included washing powder, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets. The kitchen was so well equipped it put mine to shame! The surrounding area was just beautiful and so quiet, it really was a superb holiday.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the cottage.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Sep 2014
Hi,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review of your stay at Elk Cottage and we are delighted that you all had such a good holiday at Glassonby. We really appreciate your positive feedback and comments. Hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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holidayma...
uk
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous Cottage”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Me and 4 friends had a great long weekend at Elk Cottage. The property was easy to book and plenty of advice was given prior to our arrival. The cottage itself is beautifully presented and clean and a nice little hamper greeted us on our arrival. Plenty of great walks and things to do in the area. Thoroughly recommend!!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Trip Advisor for Elk Cottage. We are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Elk Cottage and so pleased that you also had such glorious weather during your stay. Hopefully we may have the chance to welcome you back again soon (weather included!)
Best Regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
4 Aug 2014
Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review for Elk Cottage. We are delighted that we were able to assist with questions/requests to help make your stay as perfect as possible. Its great to hear that you all had such a lovely holiday at Elk Cottage and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
Best regards,
Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Wilhelm O
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Super-cosy”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Great walks all around. Ideal base for cycling.
Take care to bring food and drink on your first night because the nearest supermarket is miles away.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jul 2014
Hi thank you for taking the time to provide a Trip Advisor review relating to your visit to Elk Cottage. I will post a note on our website about the location of the nearest supermarket and appreciate the suggestion. We love the cycling in the local area and have a friend with a cycle rental business who will drop bicycles to the cottage at your request. Thank you again for coming to Elk Cottage. Best regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly
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Ombersley
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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